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Steve joined the Woods Basement Systems team in March of 2015 as the sales manager for the Dr Energy Saver and Total Basement Finishing divisions. In 2018, Steve moved into the role of Senior Sales Manager. Steve now serves Team Woods as the Director of Sales. He has experience in construction, sales, and sales managerment. He has trained, managed, and motivated sales teams for over 20 years.
His daily responsibilities include sales training, coaching, and development of the sales teams. His favorite aspect of the company and his job is the culture.
Steve is a Certified Sales & Marketing Excutive (SMEI), Miller Herman Certified Sales Trainer, and a United States Navy veteran.
In his free time, Steve enjoys restoring classic cars, going to car shows, and spending time doing family activities.
Unstable soil conditions on the exterior of the foundation can exert an enormous amount of pressure on the foundation walls and cause damage like bowing and cracking. Todd G. of Troy, MO had long horizontal and stair step cracks spanning across his foundation walls. He was worried that the walls might fail if he left them much longer so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended a wall support system that included Geo-Lock Wall Anchors .
Woods installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors along the cracked walls to counteract the external soil pressure. To do this, earth anchors were embedded in more stable soil conditions in the yard. They were connected to wall plates on the inside of the foundation walls with galvanized steel anchor rods. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors permanently stabilize walls in place and in most cases can straighten walls over time by tightening them during dry conditions.
The foundation walls of Todd G.’s Troy, MO home were cracked. He was worried about the underlying issues that might be causing the damage to his walls so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended a wall support system that include PowerBraces.
Woods custom fit the adjustable steel beams to the height of the basement. The beams were secured firmly against the walls by attaching them to steel brackets to the foundation floor and floor joists above. They permanently stabilize walls in place and prevent future damage. PowerBraces can also improve walls by tightening them during dry months.
This Kirkwood home's basement walls were badly cracked and leaked regularly during heavy rainfall. The constant moisture had damaged valuables and furniture, and it made the space almost impossible to use effectively. In order to waterproof the basement, a Woods Basement Systems team installed WaterGuard drains underneath the floor at the base of the leaking walls to catch any and wall water and prevent it from making it into the space.
Rodger G. with Salem Lutheran Church in Affton, Missouri needed to waterproofing done, so he called Woods Basement Systems. Systems design specialist, Steve K. recommended installing a Twin Pack sump pump and WaterGuard.
Foreman, Melvin F. installed the products. The Twin pack sump pump includes two stainless steel pumps that work to protect against leaks and floods. WaterGuard is installed around the perimeter of a basement floor. It collects water that seeps through the walls and guides it to the sump pump to be removed from the home.
Now the Salem Lutheran Church is protected.
Loftin in Granite City, IL was concerned about water damage in his basement, so he reached out to Woods Basement Systems to explore his options. He then met with sytem design specialist Steve K. and received a free estimate on the ideal way to keep his home safe.
Steve recommended the installation of EverLast wall panels for a bright clean look, while also keeping mold and water damage out of the basement.
Foreman, John C. and his crew got straight to work installing these beautiful boards. Once complete, Loftin could not have been happier with how the project turned out. Now Loftin can enjoy his new, beautiful basement!
Jeffrey A. of Fairview Heights, Illinois noticed that his home's basement was collecting water even though he had a working sump pump. He did not want to ignore the problem and have to clean up a mess after every heavy rain shower, so he called Woods Basement Systems for assistance.
Design specialist Steve K. assessed the situation and came up with the perfect solution. Foreman Jose L. then traveled to the home to install a Waterguard drainage system and a Sanidry Sedona dehumidifier.
The Waterguard drainage system, pictured above, was placed above the footing of the basement. After the installation was complete, the Waterguard was covered with concrete. The Waterguard drainage system collects any water rising from the ground before it reaches the surface of the basement. It then drains the water to the sump pump.
What can you do after years of water leaks have accumulated in your basement? The first recommendation Team Woods suggests is to waterproof the space so that water can't damage the basement any further. This Edwardsville, Illinois basement needed protecting from the water that would leak in through the walls. To stop the leakage, a CleanSpace encapsulation barrier system was placed on the walls to prevent water from leaking in.