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"There was some initial confusion regarding the contract relative to the sump pump chosen and the location of the pump. The..."
There was some initial confusion regarding the contract relative to the sump pump chosen and the location of the pump. The company made it right regarding putting in the top end pump system at no additional cost. The rationale for changing the location of the pump was professionally explained to help us accept the change. Juan Hernandez and his crew (Daniel and Brad) did an excellent job. It was clear that they took great pride in all phases of the project (setup, demolition, installation and cleanup. They represented Woods Basement Systems in a very professional manner.
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When Jeffrey V. of Charleston, IL noticed an expanding horizontal crack in his basement wall, he contacted Woods Basement Systems. Specialist Greg B. determined the crack was due to hydrostatic pressure and PowerBraces were the best solution. Foreman Brad P. and crew installed the PowerBraces and the wall was permanently stabilized.
Champaign, Illinois resident Susan E. was troubled by water leaking into her basement causing mold and odors. System design specialist Kevin E. designed a solution to keep the basement dry and free of mold.
As part of the waterproofing solution, foreman Bradly P. installed CleanSpace. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier, so it does not support mold growth. It has brightened her basement while keeping it dry.
The before photo shows the problem area that would flood in times of heavey rain, causing water to enter the garage and even part of the home. These Cisne, IL homeowners called Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate to correct the issue. Fortunately our system design specialist, Greg B., was able to create a custom solution to permanently solve the problem. In the after photo you can see the outdoor drainage track fully installed into the concrete slab. This will keep access water from building up during heavy rains and keep this home and garage dry!
Cracks in foundation walls can be a sign of external pressure from soil causing the walls to fail. The damage to the walls will get worse over time if not addressed. Chad and Amy C. of Neoga, IL had tried patching the cracks in their walls before but new ones would form so they called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing Geo-Lock Wall Anchors.
Geo-Lock Wall Anchors were installed along the cracked walls. They counteract the external soil pressure and permanently stabilize walls in place. They can straighten the walls over time, in most cases, by tightening the anchors during dry periods.
Chad and Amy C. of Neoga, IL had cracks in their foundation walls that would leak, staining the walls and damaging the wood framing that was along the walls so they called Woods Basement Systems. Along with a wall support system to address the cracks in the walls, Woods recommended installing CleanSpace.
Over the cracked walls, Woods installed CleanSpace. CleanSpace is a thick, durable plastic vapor barrier. It prevents moisture and humidity from entering the basement through the foundation walls and instead directs it down to the drainage system Woods also installed. It also gives the walls a cleaner and brighter appearance.
Chad C. of Neoga, Illinois noticed that the walls in his home's basement were bowing and cracking. He did not want the problem to continue to get worse and cause safety hazards, so he called Woods Basement Systems.
Design specialist Kevin E. assessed the situation and decided that Wall Anchors and PowerBraces would fix the homeowner's problem. Foreman Bradly P. then traveled to the home to get the job started.
The PowerBraces consist of steel I-beams that are fastened to the joists above the wall. It is an adjustable system that can be tightened to help stabilize and straighten walls.
Chad C. no longer has to worry about his home's walls cracking or bowing. He now has stable basement walls.
Cracks and bowing foundation walls can seriously devalue a home and might scare off potential buyers for the home. Adam S. was worried about the cracks in his walls when putting his home up for sale so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended Geo-Lock Wall Anchors.
The Geo-Lock Wall Anchors were installed along the crack walls. Earth anchors are embedded into the yard and connected to wall plates on the inside of the walls by steel anchor rods. They permanently stabilize walls and restore value to the home.
Murali K. of Mount Vernon, IL noticed water seeping into the basement and soaking the carpet. After removing some drywall and the skirting board, he found cracks in his foundation. Water was leaking in through the cracks, as well as through the joint between the foundation walls and floors, which had begun to rot the dry wall and woods frames, especially the lower half so they called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing a basement waterproofing system.
Woods installed the WaterGuard drainage system under the cement floors along the perimeter of the basement. WaterGuard features wall flanges as well as channel holes so it can collect water to from the foundation walls and floors of the basement and drain it to the sump pump for removal. Other systems sit either along the concrete footing or on the exterior of the foundation and are notorious for getting clogged by mud and plant roots. WaterGuard sits on top of the concrete footing, away from any mud or debris that might clog it.
Hidden leaks behind finished walls can be a nightmare. Murali K. of Mount Vernon, IL found out the hard way as hidden leaks from cracks in the foundation, as well as the joint between the walls and floors, damaged the dry wall and wood frame above and soaked the carpet. He didn’t want to deal with any more damage so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing a basement waterproofing system.
Woods installed CleanSpace over the cracked, leaky walls. CleanSpace is a thick and durable plastic moisture barrier that prevents water from seeping into the basement through the foundation walls. It directs any moisture down to the perimeter drainage system below for removal. CleanSpace has an additive called UltraFresh that ensures the mold cannot grow on its surface.
This homeowner was shocked to see their basement walls cracking and bowing into the home's interior. System Design Specialist Greg B. assessed the situation and recommended a long-lasting repair solution to protect the foundation and the home.
Foreman Brad P. and his team installed Geo-Lock wall anchors to reinforce the damaged wall. Geo-Lock uses a galvanized steel rod and heavy-duty steel plates to brace bowing walls and potentially straighten them to their original position. With Geo-Lock, this homeowner has the piece of mind they deserve.
This Niantic, Illinois foundation was not secure and this affected the basement walls. These walls were cracking and moving into an unstable position. Team Woods secured the walls with Geo-Locks to tighten and strengthen the walls over time.
This Mount Olive, IL basement was installed with a TripleSafe Sump Pump. TripleSafe will use its first two pumps as a means to pump more water from the basement, or if the first pump breaks. If there is a power outage, the third, battery backup pump will kick on to continue to protect the basement from water damage.
Ruth V., Lenzburg, Illinois resident, was concernced when she discovered leaking into her finished basement. Upon further inspection, a system design specialist discovered mold under the carpet. He designed a solution to waterproof her basement.
As part of the waterproofing solution, Foreman Bradley P. installed WaterGuard, a perimeter drainage system. WaterGuard collects and guides water to the TripleSafe sump pump system. With this solution, Ruth's basement will stay dry all the time.
Lenzburg, Illinois resident Ruth V. was concerned with water leaking into her basement where the floor meets the wall. After inspecting the basement, a system design specialist discovered mold beneath the carpet. He designed a solution to keep the basement dry.
As part of the solution, Foreman Bradly P. installed the TripleSafe sump pump system. Triple Safe is equipped with a main pump, backup pump, and battery-powered pump to ensure the basement stays dry all the time.
Guy R. of Edwardsville, IL had bowing, cracking foundation walls in his basement. He was worried they might collapse so he called Woods Basement System. Woods recommended installed PowerBraces.
PowerBraces were installed along the bowing, cracking walls. The steel beams are fitted against the walls and held firmly in placed by steel brackets attached to the floor joists and cement floors of the basement. They stabilize the walls in their position and are adjustable so they offer the opportunity to improve and straighten the walls over time.
Guy R. is carefree because he knows his foundation walls are stable.
Shelley and Jeremy C. of Collinsville, Illinois were concerned when they discovered their support beams had begun to sag. System design specialist Adam R. designed a solution to prevent the foundation from collapsing.
Foreman Bradly P. installed SmartJack, a support system made of galvanized steel. SmartJack can be adjusted as need over time, so it is a permanent solution for sagging support beams. Shelley and Jeremy now live comfortably in their home knowing it is safely restored and supported.
JoAnn M. of New Athens, Illinois was distraught by the water invading her basement. To waterproof her basement, Bradley P. installed WaterGuard. In addition to WaterGuard, the TwinPack sump pump system was installed to pump water away from the basement.
WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system designed to guide water to the TwinPack. Thanks to this waterproofing duo, JoAnn's basement is dry and her valuables are safe.
Ted J. of Hettick, Illinois was troubled by his home's foundation. He noticed cracks in his basement walls and became concerned. System Design Specialist Brandon B. inspected the home and determined the walls were bowing. He designed a solution to stabilize the walls.
Foreman Brad P. and his team installed Geo-Lock Channel Wall Anchors. These anchors are driven into undisturbed soil and attached to the floor to provide strength and support. Because they are made of galvanized steel, they are resistant to rust and corrosion.
Ted can rest easy now knowing his foundation will not collapse.
There were hidden leaks behind the walls in the finished basement of Al P.’s East Alton, IL home even though he had a waterproofing system from a different company. The leaks from the foundation walls were in an area the waterproofing system was not extended to had damaged the wooden walls and frames as well as the carpeted floors. so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended extending the waterproofing system to the rest of the basement.
Woods extended the system by installing the WaterGuard drainage system under the cement floors along the perimeter of the rest of the basement. WaterGuard is situated on top of the concrete footing of the home, away from any silt and debris that might clog. It uses its special wall flanges and channel holes to collect water from the foundation walls and floors and drain it to the existing sump for removal.
Al P. of East Alton, IL had hidden leaks behind his wooden finished walls. Organic materials, like wood, and water do no mix. As seen in the picture, the wooden frames had started to rot so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended a waterproofing system.
Woods installed CleanSpace over the foundation walls. CleanSpace is a thick, durable plastic moisture barrier. It prevents water getting into the basement through the walls, instead directing it down to the perimeter drainage system. It’s mold resistant and gives the basement a much brighter and cleaner appearance.
Richard C. of Granite City, IL had water coming in his basement where the foundation wall met the floor. He contacted Woods Basement Systems to have a free evaluation.
Specialist Nolan M. determined that the WaterGuard waterproofing system was the best solution. One obstable he faced was the basement stairs, but he was able to customize the solution for Richard.
Foreman Brad P. and his crew were able to remove the bottom two stairs, place the WaterGuard in the floor, and replace the bottom two stairs once the concrete was dry.
Richard can now enjoy a fully waterproofed basement and store his valuables with peace of mind.
Dan of Granite City, Illinois wanted to do some preventative work on his crawl space. These images display the before and after look of the job! Thanks to the crew, Dan couldn't be happier with his new space!
Alton, Illinois homeowner Tyler had a concrete and brick porch that the concrete was falling out of. He gave Woods Basement Systems a call about some foundation problems he was also having and found out they could help with this too. Team Woods developed a plan for him.
Foreman Brad and his crew injected PolyLevel under the concrete slab of the porch. This raised the slab back up so it was level with the surrounding brick.
Tyler's porch now is much safer, will drain water better, and looks better.
Donna M. of Godfrey, IL had stair step and horizontal cracks that spanned her foundation walls. The cracks would leak during rainy weather which made messes that were a hassle to clean up. She was also worried about the safety of the walls so she called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing Geo-Lock Wall Anchors as well as a waterproofing system.
Woods installed the Geo-Lock Wall Anchors along the cracked foundation walls. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors counteract the external pressure from unstable soil conditions that cause damage like Donna was seeing in her home. To do this, galvanized steel anchor rods are driven through the walls and connected to earth anchors that have been embedded in stable soil conditions in the yard. The rods are attached to wall plates on the inside of the wall, which can be seen in the picture, and tightened. They permanently stabilize the walls in place and prevent any further damage.
Daniel S. and Jeanette G. of Waterloo, IL had a leak in their basement, so they contacted Woods Basement Systems for an inspection.
Specialist Christoph H. evaluated the home and determined the best solution would be to install a waterproofing system. As part of the system, foreman Brad P. installed the twin pack sump pump, which is equipped with a primary and secondary pump.
This product along with the interior perimeter WaterGuard drainage system and the IceGuard, which provides an outlet for water should the discharge line clog or freeze, will keep Daniel and Jeanette's basement protected from future water leaks.
Daniel S. and Jeanette G. of Waterloo, IL had a leak in their basement and were unsure where it was coming from, so they contacted Woods Basement Systems.
Specialist Christoph H. evaluated the issue and determined that a waterproofing system was necessary. Foreman Brad P. and his crew then installed the WaterGuard interior perimeter system, pictured here, along with a sump pump and IceGuard to prevent water backing up in the event of a frozen or clogged discharge line.
St. Louis, Missouri residents Brian and Emily M. were distraught by the mold caused by water leaking into their basement. Mold began to grow under the carpet and along the drywall.
Foreman Bradley P. and his team installed WaterGuard to waterproof the basement. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that guides water to the newly installed TripleSafe sump pump system and away from the basement.
Robert W. of Maplewood, MO had dingy basement windows. The wooden frames were beginning to rot and always needed repainting so they called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended replacing the old windows with EverLast Windows.
Woods removed the wooden-framed windows and installed the EverLast Windows. EverLast Windows are built with reinforced vinyl frame that won’t rust or rot and they’re maintenance-free so they won’ require sanding or repainting. They are also made of double-paned, insulated glass to prevent major heat loss through the windows.
In the before photo you can see the window well of this Affton, MO home just after removing the cover, which you can see is sitting off to the side in the bottom left corner. Obviously this well and cover were not up to the task of keeping water and debris out of the well, which means water was able to leak into the basement. These homeowners called Woods Basement Systems to upgrade their window well and get it waterproofed once and for all. In the after photo you can see our SunHouse window well which has a water tight cover that will keep moisture and debris out of the basement permanently!
External soil conditions can exert pressure on foundation walls and cause damage like bowing, tilting and cracking. Dan F. of St. Louis, MO had a wall that was bowing and a long crack had formed along the area where the bowing was the worst so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods inspected the foundation wall and recommended Geo-Lock Wall Anchors.
Geo-Lock Wall Anchors were installed along the bowing, cracking foundation wall. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors counteract the external pressure by connecting earth anchors embedded in stable soil in the yard to steel wall plates on the inside of the wall using galvanized steel anchor rods. The rods are tightened and the walls are permanently stabilized in place. They can even straighten the walls over time in most cases.