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Chris has an extensive understanding of the waterproofing and foundation repair industry. In addition, he has a business degree and has worked in the construction industry for more than 5 years. His expertise in problem solving in these areas serves him well as an experienced, responsible basement waterproofing and foundation repair professional.
Job site experience and hands on training has given Chris a unique and genuine understanding of basement environments and how to solve basement and foundation problems. He has consulted with numerous homeowners and has designed effective solutions for every one of them. Chris understands the importance of doing the job right the first time and takes responsibility for every job with which he is involved. He is a trusted and valued member of the Woods Basement Systems, Inc. team.
Chris enjoys meeting with homeowners to help them solve their basement problems and enabling them to get more value out of their homes. In his free time, he helps with the family farm, enjoys deer hunting, duck hunting, fishing, golfing, and watching hockey and baseball.
Hoopeston, Illinois homeowner Cortney J. was troubled by her wet, moldy crawl space. The space was unusable due to water seepage and mold. System Design Speciaist Chris T. designed a solution to keep the crawl space dry.
The CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system was installed. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier, so it does not support mold growth. It prevents water from entering the crawl space. Now, Cortney can use the crawl space for storage.
Dee Ann Y., a Newton, Illinois resident, was displeased to find mold in her crawlspace. Thanks to the installation of our energy effecient dehumidifier, SaniDry CX, her crawlspace is now mold and rot free.
Dee Ann Y., a resident of Newton, Illinois, experienced mold and rotting in her crawl space. With the installation of the SaniDry dehumidifier, she no longer has to worry about crawl space mold. Also, the Turtl Crawl Space Access System was installed to ensure she can still access her crawl space, while keeping it dry.
Donald B. had a dirty, puddled crawlspace in Flora, IL. Woods Basement Systems installed Cleanspace to keep mositure out. This along with a drainage matt, vent covers, and a sump pump keep the space dry, preventing rotting wood and mold from forming.
These Whittington, IL homeowners were looking to protect their basement from moisture and to make their basement as habitable as possible. They met with System Design Specialist Chris T., who recommended the ideal waterproofing solution for their specific needs.
Foreman Jeremy R. and his team installed CleanSpace wall covers to protect the home from moisture and microbial irritants such as mold and mildew. The homeowners now have the peace of mind they need and the clean, dry basement they deserve thanks to CleanSpace.
Water damage can be extremely detrimental to walls by breaking them down and causing them to fail. This homeowner was very concerned about the stability of her home and requested for Woods Basement Systems to secure her failing walls. Team Woods installed Geo-Lock wall anchors to permanently lock and position the walls in a safe and sturdy state.
This basement in Edinburg, Illinois was in desperate need of waterproofing. This homeowner decided to finally fix the reoccuring issue and called Woods Basement Systems. On the phone she talked with our systems design specialist who was able to find a final solution for this homeower.
Foreman, Donald A. and his crew installed the products. The TripleSafe sump pump was the first to be installed and this is guaranteed to keep a basement or crawl space dry with its three-in-one design. It has a primary pump, a secondary pump, and a backup battery-powered pump, so you will never have to worry about it not working properly. Next the Sanidry Sedona dehumidifier was installed to help prevent moisture build up in the space, along with out top of the line CleanSpace liner.
James of Carlyle, Illinois wanted to have preventative work done in his basement, so he reached out to Woods Basement Systems. He met with Chris T. who customized a preventative plan for his basement. Chris recommended CleanSpace and WaterGuard to add to the home to make sure his home would keep water damage free.
Here you can see the before and after of both the CleanSpace and WaterGuard systems.
Thanks to Team Woods, James couldn't be happier with the results!
Water leaks can lead to damaging, costly repairs. WaterGuard drains prevent these leaks from accumulating inside by stopping the leaks at the source. This drainage system is installed in the footing of the walls to collect the leaks and direct them towards the basement sump pump. The final step to this installation process is to pour cement over the top to seal the drains from clogging.
Wayne of Alhambra wanted to repair his water damaged basement with the help of Woods Basement Systems. Wayne was recommended a new WaterGuard draining system to collect any unwanted water that could enter the space. This is the before and after installation of the new WaterGuard draining system. Once the cement dries, this basement will look like it had before installation!
Wayne of Alhambra, Illinois was recommended a new TwinPack sump pump to replace his old, outdated sump pump. Wayne's old sump pump wasn't operating properly because the system was too old to function. Now with the help of his TwinPack system, Wayne's basement will be protected and able to handle any unwanted water that might leak in.
Altenburg, Missouri homeowner Amanda K. was troubled by her foundation wall. She discovered cracks and noticed that it had appeared to move. It's not uncommon for foundations to shift over time. System Design Specialist Chris T. inspected the home and determined the walls had bowed. He designed a solution to stabilize the foundation.
Foreman Mason S. and his team installed Geo-Lock Channel Wall Anchors. These Wall Anchors are made of galvanized steel and are driven into undisturbed soil. They provide permanent stabilization and may return the wall to its original position. With Geo-Lock, Amanda's home is safe.
WaterGuard drains were installed into the footing of this Mascoutah, Illinois basement's wall. After years of dealing with water leaking in during heavy rains, this homeowner had enough and called Team Woods for the ultimate waterproofing repair. With the help of WaterGuard, this drainage system will protect this homeowner's home from pesky water leaks that led to costly repairs.
Shirley and Warren T. of Troy, IL unfortunately didn’t waterproof their basement before finishing it. Hidden leaks from their foundation walls had soaked and stained their carpet which took hours to dry out. The wood panelling on the bottom half of their walls was ruined so their called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended a basement waterproofing system.
The WaterGuard drainage system was installed as part of that waterproofing system. WaterGuard is installed under the cement floors along the perimeter of the basement, as can be seen in the picture. Because it is situated on top of the concrete footing of the basement, it won’t become clogged with silt or plant roots as it collects water from the foundation walls and floors and drains it to the sump pump for removal.
This Bunker Hill, Illinois home previously had suffered several leaks that transformed into water damage. Team Woods installed a TwinPack sump pump, WaterGuard drains, and Sanidry Sedona dehumidifier. Here you can see the before and after of the installation of these waterproofing products.
This Bunker Hill basement had been waterproofed, and now it was time to be finished. Team Woods completely finished this basement by installing EverLast walls to the lower half of the walls and ThermalDry flooring.
This O'Fallon, Illinois homeowner was having issues with water running down his walls and under his outside door during periods of rain. The constant leaks made it difficult to make effective use of the space, and he called Woods Basement Systems for help. A Woods team installed under-floor WaterGuard drains at the base of the walls to catch leaks and a TripleSafe sump pump to remove those leaks from the basement.
Jo H. of Edwardsville, IL had water leaking into her basement through a chimney that had been added onto her house. It was staining her floors and allowing mold to grow along the stone bricks on the chimney so she called Woods Basement Systems. Woods installed a waterproofing system.
As part of the waterproofing system, CleanSpace was installed over the basement wall where the chimney had been added. CleanSpace is a durable, thick plastic vapor barrier that prevents water from getting into the basement while covering the unsightly wall that was leaking. It gives the basement an overall cleaner appearance.
Jo H. is thrilled she can enjoy her basement again without having to worry about water creating more messes.
Jo H. had an alarming amount of water coming into the basement of her home in Edwardsville, IL through a chimney that had been added onto her home. The standing water was fostering mold growth so she called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended a waterproofing system.
As part of the waterproofing system, Woods installed a TripleSafe Sump Pump System, shown in the picture. The TripleSafe has three powerful pumps, including a battery back up pump, so even when severe weather strikes and the power goes out, encroaching water will continue to be pumped out of the basement.
Jo H. is thrilled that she can safely store her belongings in her now dry basement without worries they'll be damaged by water.
Jo H. had a chimney added onto her Edwardsville, IL home that was leaking water into her basement and allowing mold to grow on her wall. She'd had enough of the mess so she called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing a waterproofing system.
Woods installed a WaterGuard Drainage System as part of the waterproofing system. WaterGuard is installed into the floors of the basement along the wall and sits on top of the concrete footing so it won't get clogged by mud. It collects water seeping in from the foundation floors and walls before it can enter the basement and drains it away to the sump pump.
Jo H. now has the peace of mind that her basement will stay dry even in bad weather.
The sump pump is the most crucial component of any basement waterproofing system. If the sump pump isn't up to the task, then there will be problems. This Belleville, Illinois homeowner was interested in replacing his old sump pit because it was simply not doing the job. A Woods Basement Systems team replaced this old sump pump with a brand new TripleSafe sump system. Capable of handling well over 10,000 gallons of water per hour the TripleSafe is a different animal. Just look at that difference!
Carla D. of Belleville, Illinois had water leaking into her basement, so she decided to call Woods Basement Systems for help. Systems design specialist, Chris T. recommended installing a TripleSafe sump pump, and a WaterGuard system.
Foreman, Tyler S. installed the products. The TripleSafe pump uses a three-in-one design to fully protect your home and it includes a primary pump, a secondary pump, and a battery-powered backup pump. WAterGuard is installed in the floor around the perimeter of the basement. It works to collect water that seeps through the basement walls and then guides it to the sump pump to be removed from the home.
Now Carla D. has a dry, watertight basement.
Kate and Aaron L. of Alton, Illinois were distraught when they couldn't keep their basement dry. Thanks to foreman Michael P. for installing the TwinPack sump pump system, they no longer have to worry.
The TwinPack sump pump system includes two pumps to ensure the basement stays dry. The WaterGuard drainage system was also installed to guide water to the pump.
Kate and Aaron L., Alton, Illinois homeowners, were frustrated with water leaking into their basement where the floor meets the wall. Woods Basement Systems' system design specialist Chris T. designed a solution to keep the water out.
WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that guides water to the newly installed TwinPack sump pump system. Thanks to WaterGuard, Kate and Aaron's basement will stay dry.
Danny M. of Alton, Illinois had a moist, dirty crawl space, so he called Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, Chris T. recommended installing a TripleSafe sump pump and a CleanSpace encapsulation system.
Foreman, Joshua B. installed the products. The TripleSafe pump is guaranteed to keep your home dry with its three-in-one design. It includes a primary pump, a secondary pump, and a battery-powered backup pump for extra protection. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier used to fully seal off a crawl space from dirt, critters, and moisture. It is made of inorganic materials, so it is not susceptible to mold growth.
Now Danny M. has a dry, healthy crawl space.
The University of Illinois Extension building in Jacksonville, IL had hidden leaks in their finished basement. It flooded and left behind a massive mess in their meeting rooms which took many hours to clean up. The director, Aaron D, was worried about more damage so he called Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate. Woods recommended installing a waterproofing system.
Woods installed two TripleSafe sump systems, one of which is shown in the picture, as part of the waterproofing system. Each TripleSafe contains a primary, a secondary and a battery back up pump. They take water from the drainage system and expel it out and away from the basement through their discharge lines. If the primary pump is unable to keep up with a higher volume of water coming from a heavy downpour, the secondary pump will automatically kick into action to keep the basement dry. In the event of a power outage, the battery back up pump can pump up to 11,000 gallons of water out of the basement on a full charge to keep water at bay until power is restored.
The director of the the University of Illinois Extension in Jacksonville, IL had a major water problem on his hands. The finished basement of his building had flooded extensively and made a mess that took hours to clean up and threatened the storage and meeting areas so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing a waterproofing system.
Woods installed the WaterGuard drainage system under the cement floors along the perimeter of the basement. Other drainage systems are notorious for clogging because they sit either alongside of the footing or on the exterior of the foundation. WaterGuard is situated on top of the concrete footing, away from mud and debris that might clog it as it collects water from the foundation walls and floors and drains it to the sump pump for its removal.
Unstable soil conditions on the exterior of foundation walls can exert a tremendous amount of pressure that can cause damage like cracking, tilting and bowing. The foundation walls in Anthony M.’s Godfrey, IL home had large cracks that spanned the walls so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended Geo-Lock Wall Anchors.
Woods installed the Geo-Lock Wall Anchors along the cracked foundation walls by connecting wall plates on the interior to earth anchors buried in stable soil conditions in the yard using galvanized steel anchor rods. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors counteract the unstable soil conditions to permanently stabilize foundation walls and prevent future damage.
Water and finished basements do not mix. Carolyn R. of Dupo, IL unfortunately found this out the hard way when water got into her basement during a heavy downpour. It soaked her carpet, leaving a mess that took hours to clean up and no amount of fans could dry out. She never wanted to deal with this problem again so she called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing a waterproofing system.
As part of the waterproofing system, Woods installed WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a drainage system that is installed on the perimeter of the basement, underneath the concrete floors of the basement which means floors can be finished over the system. It is situated on top of the footing of the basement so it's out of the way of mud that might clog it while it collects water from the foundation walls and wall joints and carries it away to the sump pump for removal.
Marsha B. of Affton, Missouri noticed that her garage and patio were sinking and cracking due to concrete settlement. She did not want this problem to become a tripping hazard, so she called Woods Basement Systems for a solution.
Design specialist Chris T. assessed the situation and decided that PolyLevel would fix the problem. Foreman William T. then traveled to the home to get the project started. PolyLevel is inserted below the concrete through a penny-sized hole. The foam material expands and pushes the concrete back to its original position.
Marsha B. no longer has to worry about her concrete patio or garage sinking and cracking. She now has a level patio and garage.