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Dave has had his hand in every aspect of building houses from an early age. He has several years of construction experience, including pouring foundations for homes. Dave joined Team Woods in November 2007. He enjoys educating homeowners on the importance of keeping their homes up to code and the necessary precautions to keep their home safe. He strives for customer satisfaction. What he enjoys most about working for Woods Basement Systems is the family-oriented environment.
When he isn’t at work, Dave loves to spend time with his family and friends. He also enjoys watching Netflix and playing billiards. In fact, Dave accompanied his wife, Michelle, to Las Vegas to watch her play in billiard tournaments.
Homeowner Mark Q. of Lancaster, Illinois wanted to seal and encapsulate his crawl space. Over the years, the space had become a mess, sending unwanted smells into their home above. After consulting a neighbor, they made a call to Woods Basement Systems. Foreman Jesse C. and his team were able to encapsulate the crawl space using our CleanSpace liner. This transformed the crawl space into a dry, bright usable area beneath their home.
Stan of Mattoon, Illinois had water leaking into his garage, so he decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, David P. recommended installing a Twin pack sump pump, WaterGuard, and IceGuard.
Foreman, donald A installed the products. The Twin Pack sump pump includes two stainless steel pumps for double protection. Waterguard collects water that seeps through cracks and guides it to the sump pump where it can be removed from the home. IceGuard is placed on the outside of the home and allows water to expel from the guards if pipes happen to clog or freeze.
Now Stan S. has a dry garage.
Jerry of Benton, Illinois, had water leaking into his basement, so he decided to call Woods basement Systems. Systems design specialist, David P. found a solution and recommended installing a WaterGuard system.
Foreman, Melvin F. installed the product. A WaterGuard works to collect water that seeps through basement walls. It guides that water to the sump pump so it can be pumped out of the home.
Now Jerry S. has a waterproof basement.
Diana F. of Frankfort, Illinois wanted to replace the sump pump system in the basement of her home. The system that she had currently, was hardly working and she was worried that her basement would flood while she wasn’t home. She decided to call Woods Basement Systems to see if they had a better option to replace hers.
Our foreman Dave Palmer and his team came out to the home to install our TripleSafe sump pump system. TripleSafe is our top-of-the-line system that includes three pump systems in one sump liner. Pump three is a battery-operated back-up that kicks in if the power is out. Ensuring that the basement will stay dry for years to come.
This dirty, wet crawl space was cleaned up and waterproofed with Woods' CleanSpace vapor barrier. First our crews remove any standing water, repair any damaged structures, and install new insulation. Then our CleanSpace vapor barrier is installed to keep out any moisture, mold, critters, and other allergens. This product transforms any crawl space into a dry, clean, energy-efficient part of the house.
This home in Vienna, IL. had a basic sump pump that sat in an open sump pit and barely kept the basement protected from flooding.
That's why the homeowners upgraded to the TripleSafe™ sump pump system. Unlike the original pump, the TripleSafe™ is a feature-packed unit installed in a special, sealed liner. The TripleSafe™ gets its name from the three pumps it contains that can keep a basement protected from flooding - even if the power goes out. The TripleSafe™ also comes with an air tight lid that will prevent any water in the pit from evaporating into the basement and while also looking much nicer than an open hole in the floor. It also has two discharge lines to help clear water from the basement at double the rate of the original pump.
By upgrading to the TripleSafe™ sump pump system, the homeowners can be sure that their basement is better protected from water damage than ever before.
Homeowners in Carterville, IL had cracks in their basement walls that would leak water into their basement.
To protect their home from water seeping in, foreman Dave P. and his crew installed CleanSpace™ vapor barrier on the walls. This tough material is waterproof and mold-resistant. Once it's permanently secured to the walls, any leaks on the other side will be guided down into the home's drainage system and out of the basement.
Thanks to the great work from Dave P. and his crew, the cracks in this basement wall won't leak water in anymore and the homeowners can safely store their belongings without worrying about water damage.
This leaky basement was threatening the safety of this Carbondale, Illinois home. Team Woods reacted to the water leaks and designed a plan to waterproof the space. To solve the problem, the team installed WaterGuard drains through the perimeter of the basement. This way the water leaks would be collected before they could enter the basement and create harm.
Many homes, like this one in Carbondale, IL., have dirt crawlspaces. A dirt crawlspace may seem harmless enough, but it can actually damage your home as well as decrease its energy efficiency.
The dirt in a crawlspace can allow animals and bugs to burrow in, as well as water vapor. A dirt crawlspace is also totally uninsulated, allowing conditioned air to escape and allowing humid, hot air in during the summer and frigid, cold air in during the winter. Dirt crawlspaces are full of problems.
But there is a solution to these problems; CleanSpace™. CleanSpace™ is a vapor barrier similar to a pool liner but specifically designed for crawlspaces. This tough, tear-proof liner can block the water vapor rising from the dirt floors or seeping through the walls of the crawlspace as well as block off entries that insects and rodents use to get into the crawlspace. CleanSpace™ is also anti-microbial, meaning mold can't grow on it or get past it. Once a crawlspace is incapsulated with CleanSpace™ it is protected from not only dirt, but insects and rodents as well as water vapor and mold. This opens up an opportunity to insulate the crawlspace as well. Since no animals will be able to rip the insulation, and water vapor and mold spores can't get in to ruin it, the crawlspace is the perfect place to insulate. With insulation below the floor, the entire home will be easier to heat or cool all year round.
A dirt crawlspace is full of problems, but a CleanSpace™ crawlspace can keep your home clean, dry and energy efficient.
Water getting into finished basements can be disastrous which Kurt B. of Greenville, IL learned the hard way. His carpet was stained and ruined and his belongings were being water damaged. He didn't want to go through the clean up again so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended a full perimeter waterproofing system.
As shown in the pictures, part of the waterproofing system installed was the TripleSafe. The TripleSafe contains three powerful pumps, including a battery back up pump, to ensure that, even in particularly bad storms, water will be pumped out and away from the basement and keep it dry.
With failing supports in her basement, Connie M. of Springfield, IL called Woods Basement Systems to find and effective solution. Woods installed GeoLock wall anchors to provide support for the home. The wall anchors are attached to the wall and anchored past the active zone of the home using piping.
This wall in Oakdale, IL. had a crack through the middle that was allow water to trickle through and into the home. While a water drainage system caught the trickle at the bottom, the water could still dissapate into the air or soak objects on or near the wall.
To stop that from happening, Dave P. installed CleanSpace™, a waterproof liner that totally captures the leaking water and directs it safely into the drainage system without giving it a chance soak other objects. CleanSpace™ is also anti-microbial, meaning any mold spores that the water brings with it won't be able to grow on the CleanSpace™ surface.
Because it is tear-proof and durable, CleanSpace™ can be permanently mounted to the wall to keep the inside dry, even if that wall is rugged or jagged like this concrete surface. It's low profile also means it can be hidden behind a finished wall after it's installed.
This small patch worked so well the homeowner installed CleanSpace™ in several more spots around the home.
Previously this home didn't have a sump pump, but with the help of Team Woods, this home now has an UltraSump sump pump. This sump pump will pump out pesky water leaks instead of allowing them to accumulate inside and create water damage.
Customer, Tammy of Sparta, Illinois had an unsealed crawl space and wanted to do preventative work, so she called Woods Basement Systems. Systems design specialist, David P., recommended CleanSpace encapsulation for the job.
Foreman, James L. installed the product. The vapor barrier is made of inorganic materials, causing it to not support mold growth. CleanSpace works to fully seal off crawl spaces from dirt, moisture, and critters.
Now, Tammy L. has a safe and dry crawl space.
Homeowner Linda K. needed to upgrade the sump pump in her home in Jackson, MO. The existing sump pump was a single pump in a sump pit with no special features and no protection from flooding during power outages.
That's why Linda K. turned to the experts at Woods Basement Systems to install the specially designed TripleSafe™ sump pump system. Unlike the original sump pump, the TripleSafe™ features a multiple-pump system that can operate at different rates to contend with different levels of water in the basement. The TripleSafe™ even features a battery-powered pump that can kick in to keep the basement dry when the power goes out.
The TripleSafe™ even has extra features in the sump pit liner. Tiny holes in the liner will allow the TripleSafe™ to collect water from around the pit as well as from the perimeter drainage system. An air-tight lid will prevent any water collected in the pit from evaporating into the basement air, and a specially designed floor drain will allow water to enter from above the floor without letting any air out of the pit. The TripleSafe™ even features a special alarm that will sound when water levels rise dangerously high or significant leaks begin to leak into the sump pit from above, like in the event of a plumbing leak.
These features will prove to Linda K. that upgrading her sump pump to the TripleSafe™ was a great idea. Her basement is now TripleSafe™ protected from leaking and flooding.
The sump pump is the most important part of any basement waterproofing system. An ineffective sump pump usually ends up causing basement flooding and other issues, so it is very important to have a reliable sump. This Edwardsville, Illinois couple was dealing with these exact issues. Their old sump pump was loud and simply not doing its job well enough. They called Woods Basement Systems for help, and a Woods team replaced their old pump with a brand new TripleSafe sump system. The TripleSafe comes equipped with three independently operating pumps, one of which is a battery backup, and is capable of removing well over 10,000 gallons of water per hour. Just look at the difference!
Lynn from Ellis Grove, Illinois reached out to Woods Basement Systems to repair her basement walls. She noticed that her walls even on the upper levels of her home began to crack and move.
Team Woods installed a push pier system into the footing of the basement to lift the home back into its original position. Push piers are made out of durable galvanized steel that serve as a permanent solution for a foundation repair. Push piers lock into the footing to provide structure to the settled, cracked walls. Thanks to the sturdy push pier system, Lynn now has a safe and stable home!
Steven and Dawn R. of Perryville, MO had a sump pump in their basement, but they didn't have peace of mind when it came to keeping their basement dry.
That's because they only had a single-pump system. To put their minds at ease, Dave P. installed a TripleSafe™ sump pump system in their existing sump pit. Now Steven and Dawn have a three-pump system that can keep their basement dry in intense conditions. And because one of those pumps is a battery-powered back-up, their sump pump system will continue to keep their basement dry when the power goes out.
That's the kind of peace of mind a TripleSafe™ sump pump system can give to homeowners with wet basements.
The exterior drainage pipe in Frank T.'s home in St. Louis was damaged and water leaked out from it and settled near the house, where it might seep back into the basement.
Dave P. was able to fix the break in the line and replace the damaged piping, as well as pump away the water that gathered there.
Now the water that gets pumped out of Frank's home will be safely transported away from the foundations of the home once again.
This St.Louis, Missouri home had experienced severe cracking throughout the basement and even the outside. Push piers were installed by foreman Jose L. to save the foundation and permanently aligned the home back into its original position.
Sylvia and Terry S. had floors that were sagging above their basement. There were also large cracks forming between their walls and ceilings in the rooms above the basements. The had a metal post connected to their beam but it was not doing much to stabilize their floors so they called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing post piers.
Post piers were installed to lift and stabilize the floors above the basement and close up the cracks between the walls and ceiling. Post Piers are steel columns that provide addition support to the floor beam above. They are adjustable so they can continue to keep the load bearing floor beam secure.
Scott H. of Ballwin, MO had water seeping in through his basement walls. Woods Basement Systems installed a waterproofing system to keep his basement dry.
As part of the of the waterproofing system, WaterGuard was installed under the concrete floors of the basement along the walls to collect any encroaching water and drain it to the sump pump. BrightWall wall panels were installed to cover the leaking basement walls to direct the water to the WaterGuard and give the basement a brighter appearance. A SaniDry dehumidifier was installed to keep the relative humidity in the basement low to prevent mold growth and eliminate musty smells.
Scott H. is happy knowing that, even in bad weather, his basement will stay dry and comfortable.
When homeowner Glenn G. discovered his basement walls were bowing inward, he gave Woods Basement System a call.
Our system design specialist went over to do an inspection and created a design that would create stability for the basement walls. Foreman, Jeremy R. did a Geo-lock Wall Anchor installation. What this system does is permanently stabilize homes while also making the basement walls straight. No heavy equipment is involved with this installation which makes this the most simple and quickest solution for bowing walls.
As seen in the picture above, the Geo-Lock Wall Anchor will guarantee a restored and secure home.
There was a gap between the pipes and the wall in this home in Chesterfield, MO. that allowed water to leak inside.
To fix this leak, Dave P. installed a WellDuct™ system. This system is an extension of the WaterGuard™ waterproofing system that is usually used to drain water from beneath a window well. It was adapted here to collect the water pooling up near the crack and drain it into the WaterGuard™ system before it could leak through the gap.
Once the WellDuct™ was in place, the gap could be resealed to prevent outside air from getting in. With the WellDuct™ extension installed, water wouldn't leak through gaps in the wall, but would instead enter the duct and be drained into the sump pump.
Now the wall beneath this pipe is dry and safe from outside leaks thanks to the WellDuct™ system.
Homeowner Ken S. from Saint Peters, MO. knew he needed to replace his old sump pump to keep his basement safe from flooding. Dave P. helped him by installing a new sump pump that could keep his basement dry. But this sump pump won'twork when the power goesout.
To make sure Ken S. was protected even when the power goes out, Dave P. also installed an UltraSump™ battery-powered backup pump that will kick on automatically when water gets too high for the first pump or when the power goes out to keep the basement safe and dry.
Not only did Ken get a new sump pump, he got peace of mind with a battery backup that will continue to keep his basement dry during power outages.
Dave P. from Woods Basement Systems was performing an annual maintenance check on a home in Saint Peters, MO. when he noticed that the IceGuard™ system outside had become detached from the discharge line.
The IceGuard™ system is designed to channel water into the buried discharge line and allow water to leak out only in the event of a blocked or frozen discharge line. Water would leak out of the gaps in the system rather than build up in the sump pump and flood the basement. If the IceGuard™ system becomes detached it could leak water out of the discharge line and right next to the home. While this issue would likely have relatively little impact on the home's ability to stay dry, Dave P. took the opportunity to fix it.
Because of Dave P.'s proactive service, the IceGuard™ system will work properly and water won't leak out of the discharge line and next to the home. That's the Woods Basement Systems way.
This St. Clair, Missouri basement had issues with water leaks during periods of rain. It would come out of cracks in the walls and pool on the floor, requiring constant cleanup. In order to fix this problem, a Woods Basement Systems team installed a WaterGuard drainage system. These gutter-like drains are placed underneath the floor at the base of the leaking walls to catch any and all water before it can make it into the space.
Poured concrete foundation will crack. Repairing it with Flexispan® allows for seasonal movement, which is common with all foundations. Unlike epoxy crack repair, our crack repair system will allow for slight wall movement and not cause secondary wall cracks. Also, we seal the entire crack all the way to the top of the footing hidden by the basement floor. Thanks to our reliable, effective solutions, this Washington, Missouri homeowner no longer has to worry about foundation cracks.
This home underwent a big change for the better: CleanSpace encapsulation by Woods! Once standing water was removed, we carefully and completely sealed this crawl space from moisture. No more muggy air rising from down there!
This cracked foundation was only getting worse with time and needed a permanent repair. Team Woods solved this issue by installing push piers into the footing to raise the foundation up to its original place.