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BrightWall Waterproof Panels
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Basement To Beautiful Wall Panels
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TripleSafe Pumping System
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CleanSpace Encapsulation
Turtl Access Hatch
Everlast Crawl Space Doors
SaniDry Csb Dehumidifier
SmartDrain Water Drainage
SilverGlo Wall Insulation
TerraBlock Floor Insulation
SmartSump Sump Pump
Crawl-o-sphere Crawl Space Fan
WallCap Block Wall Sealer
SmartVent Flood Vents

 

Foundation Repair
Push Pier Underpinning
Geo-lock Wall Anchors
Geo-lock Helical Anchors
Powerbrace Bowed Wall Repair
Carbonarmor Fiber Wall Repair
SmartJack Crawl Space Support
Slab Pier Repair
PolyLevel Concrete Lifting
Ez Post Deck Repair
Shotcrete Wall Restoration

 

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Everlast Wall Panels
Insulated Wall Panels
Premier And Linen Ceiling Tiles
ThermalDry Floor Tiles
Millcreek Faux Wood Flooring
Sunhouse Window Wells
Everlast Window Replacement
Rockwell Egress Window

 

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Anchors Support East Alton, IL Basement Walls

Anchors Support East Alton, IL Basement Walls

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Anchors Support East Alton, IL Basement Walls Anchors Support East Alton, IL Basement Walls

This East Alton, Illinois basement suffered structural wall damage that allowed water to seep in through the cracks. Now, after Woods Basement Systems straightened the walls and installed the WaterGuard waterproofing system around the perimeter, this basement is completely dry.

East Alton, IL Foundation Repair

East Alton, IL Foundation Repair

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East Alton, IL Foundation Repair East Alton, IL Foundation Repair

East Alton, Illinois basement used to have water seepage due to bowing walls. Since Woods Basement Systems installed anchors in the basement, the walls no longer bow in and there is no more water seepage.

Battery Backup Sump Pump Saves Alton, IL Basement

Battery Backup Sump Pump Saves Alton, IL Basement

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Battery Backup Sump Pump Saves Alton, IL Basement Battery Backup Sump Pump Saves Alton, IL Basement

BEFORE: This Alton, Illinois basement was ruined due to continual, unexpected water seepage into the home.

AFTER: Woods Basement Systems installed a TripleSafe Sump Pump System with a Battery Back-up System, designed to keep this basement dry all the time—even if the power or circuit breaker should fail.

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Basement Waterproofing & Crawl Space Repair in Alton, Illinois

Water in the basement or crawl space leads to mold, rot, musty odors and structural issues. It also leads to a reoccurring headache for you. Luckily, our trained experts are available to permanently fix the problem.

We will properly install a hidden drainage system in your Alton basement and completely encapsulate your crawl space with CleanSpace vapor barrier. We are here to solve the problem for you.

Why Choose Us?
  • Lifetime Warranty on all Perimeter Waterproofing Systems
  • 25-year Warranty on Crawl Space Encapsulation Systems
  • Sump Pump Installation, Repair & Replacement
  • Basement, Crawl Space & Spray Foam Insulation
  • Crawl Space & Basement Dehumidifiers
  • Hundreds of Satisfied Customers

Structural & Foundation Repair Contractor Serving Alton

Foundation problems destroy your Alton home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help. We design and install the right foundation repair solution and usually have the project finished in less than a week.

We Fix
  • Bowing Walls
  • Sagging Floors
  • Stair-Step Cracks
  • Tilting Chimneys  
  • Foundation Cracks
  • Garage Slabs   
We Use
  • Wall Anchors
  • Slab Piers
  • I-Beam Wall Braces
  • Helical Deck Piers
  • Sticking Windows
  • Underpinning

Fast and Effective Concrete Lifting and Leveling

To removed tripping hazards, stabilize concrete, and lift it back to a level height nothing is faster or more effective than PolyLevel. To schedule a FREE concrete lifting and leveling estimate contact us today!

We can Fix: 
  • Sunken sidewalks
  • Sagging steps
  • Uneven patios
  • Sinking driveways
Case Studies From Alton
SmartJack®
J.H. in Alton, IL had a basement with a support system that was not doing what it was designed to do. The supports could not handle the weight being...
Leaky
An Alton, IL resident had a flooded basement due to leaky window wells and cracks in the walls. He had tried sealing the cracks himself in the past,...
Leaky
Leaky window wells caused unwanted water to come into this resident’s home and created even more problems in their unfinished basement. The...
Job Stories From Alton, IL
Musty Basement Restored by WaterGuard, CleanSpace, & TwinPack in Alton, IL

Carl of Alton, Illinois found water stains and a large crack in his basement after a strong storm and wanted to prevent further damage to his home so he called Woods Basement Systems. From there Carl met with system design specialist, Jeremy H., who recommended a few of Woods' top waterproofing products: WaterGuard, CleanSpace, and TwinPack.

Foreman Kevin J. led his crew to install the new products into the wet basement. After all the products were installed, Carl was excited to use the space for storing storage knowing that his possessions would be safe.

CleanSpace Restores Musty Crawl Space in Alton, IL

Jeff noticed an odd smell on the main floor of his home so he investigated the crawl space. He found that his crawl space was the root of the issue so he contacted Woods Basement Systems to see how the smell could be fixed. He then spoke with system design specialist, Blake R., who recommend cleaning the crawl space and installing a new CleanSpace encapsulation system.

This encapsulation system would prevent mold growth and would block out any water from entering in the crawl space because CleanSpace completely seals the entire space. Thanks to the leadership of foreman, Mike P., the installation process was smooth, quick, and efficient. Now Jeff can enjoy his clean and healthy crawl space!

WaterGuard and TrenchDrain in Alton, IL

Rosa and Robert R. in Alton, IL were looking to protect their basement from unsightly water damage, so they reached out to Woods Basement Systems for help. The homeowners met with System Design Specialist Thomas W., who gave them a free estimate on a custom-fit waterproofing system.

Foreman Dillon L. and his team installed WaterGuard and TrenchDrain to remove water from the basement quickly and efficiently. TrenchDrain is a perimeter drainage system ideal for protecting water from pouring in through entryways like garage doors or basement entrances. It works well with WaterGuard, a French drain system installed under the floor slab for clog-free drainage with a minimal appearance. Now Rosa and Robert can rest easy knowing their water problems are over thanks to WaterGuard and TrenchDrain!

Geo-Lock Wall Anchors and WaterGuard Installed in Alton, IL Home

Alton, Illinois homeowner Brenda noticed water coming in through the cracks in her basement walls. She gave Woods Basement Systems a call and System Design Specialist Luke K. developed the plan for her. 

Foreman Jeremy and his crew installed the Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. The Wall Anchors will use the earth to provide the resistance that is needed for the walls to return to their original position, closing the gaps. 

Once Jeremy has the Geo-Lock Wall Anchors installed Foreman Juan and his crew can install the WaterGuard and TripleSafe Sump pump. The WaterGuard  will collect any water and redirect it to the sump pump. The TripleSafe sump pump has three pumps to make sure it can keep up with anything that comes its way. The TripleSafe will pump any water out of the home and a safe distance away. 

Brenda now knows her basement is sturdy and dry for decades to come!  

PowerBrace Installation in Alton, IL

Alton, IL homeowner Lety H. was concerned to see their basement walls bending and bowing in, so they called Woods Basement Systems for help. They met with System Design Specialist Chris T. and received a no-cost estimate on the ideal solution for the issue at hand.

Foreman Chris B. and his team installed PowerBrace support beams to reinforce the compromised wall. PowerBrace uses a heavy-duty steel i-beam that secures into the ceiling joists for long-lasting foundation protection with an easy, minimally disruptive installation. Thanks to PowerBrace, Lety can rest easy knowing their home's foundation has the support it needs!

Waterproofing in Alton, Illinois

Chris M. of Alton, illinois had water leaking into his basement, so he decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, Brenton K. recommended installing a Twin pack sump pump, WaterGuard, and IceGuard. 

Foreman, Tyler S. installed the products. The twin Pack sump pump helps to protect against flooding and leaks with its two stainless steel pumps. WaterGuard is placed in the perimeter of a basement's floor and collect water that seeps through basement walls. It then guides the collected water to the sump pump to be pumped out of the home. IceGuard is put on the outside of the home and lets water expel from the guards in the incident that pipes freeze or clog. 

Now Chris M. no longer worries about his basement. 

CleanSpace Install in Crawl Space in Alton, Illinois

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, a CleanSpace encapsulation system, and IceGuard. 

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. Finally, IceGuard is placed on the outside of the home. It allows water to expel from the guards in case of pipes freezing or clogging up. 

Now Danny M. has a dry, healthy crawl space. 

Polylevel Installation in Alton, Illinois

Millie of Alton, Illinois had an uneven garage floor and a sunken in driveway, so she decided to call Woods Basement Systems. Systems design specialist, Bill F. recommended installing Polylevel for the job. 

Foreman, Matthew R. installed the product. PolyLevel is a polyurethane formula, or foam that evenly spreads underground to lift and stabilize sinking concrete. How it works, is first small, dime-sized holes are drilled into the concrete. Then the polymer is injected into the void and cement covers the holes. Within 15 minutes of installation, the concrete can be used again.

Now Millie has safe entry into her garage and driveway. 

Push Piers and PolyLevel in Alton, IL

Alton, Illinois homeowner Tyler noticed his foundation needed a little extra support. He gave Woods Basement Systems a call and Team Woods developed a plan for him. 

Foreman Brad and his crew installed Push Piers around the perimeter of Tyler's home to transfer the weight of the home from the coming soil to the solid bedrock. They also injected PolyLevel under the concrete of the porch to level it back out. 

Tyler now has the support his home needed and his porch is safer. 

PowerBrace Supports Basement in Alton, IL

Micah of Alton, Illinois experienced cracking in the walls of her basement. Concerned, she decided to give Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, Brenton K., recommended installing a PowerBrace to the troubled wall to bring the wall back to stability.

Foreman, Jeremy R. and his team installed the PowerBrace. The PowerBrace helps bring the wall into a permantely stable position so that the wall will not move out of place again. This brace is made out of a zinc steel beams that will be customizable to fit any size needed.

Micah can now have peace of mind that her home will be stable for years to come!

Alton, Illinois Basement Gets Waterproofed

Micah of Alton, Illinois experienced water damaged wall in his basement and did not know what to do. He decided to give Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, Brenton K., recommended installing WaterGuard.

Foreman, Mason S. and his team installed the WaterGuard. The WaterGuard works to collect water that seeps through basement walls and guides it to the sump pump and out of the home. This helps prevent water standing in the basement, which was one of Micah's biggest issues.

Micah can now have peace of mind that her home will be protected against heavy rains and pesky water!

Waterproofing in Alton, Illinois

Gary and Susan from Alton, Illinois experienced flooding in there basement when it rained. To fix the issue, they decided to call Woods Basement Systems. Upon further inspection, systems design specialist, Cody M., recommended installing a TripleSafe sump pump and an IceGuard.

Foreman, Miguel O., installed the products. The TripleSafe sump pump is guaranteed to keep your home safe by having a primary pump, a secondary pump, and a battery back-up pump. The IceGuard is placed on the outside of the home and is there to allow water to expel for the guards in case of pipes freezing or clogging in the discharge line. 

Now, Gary and Susan G. can rest easy, knowing their basement is dry.

PowerBrace Installation in Alton, IL

Micah P in Alton, IL was experiencing foundation issues in his home. Along with Micah's foundation problems he was also experiencing water and moisture in his basement. Micah contacted Woods Basement Systems for an expert opinion in how to address and fix his problems. 

Design specialist Benton K said that the best solution for Micah's problem was to have a PowerBrace system, Waterguard and IceGuard to resolve the tilting walls and water proof the basement. The PowerBrace system uses steel I-beams standing vertically to help stabilize the walls back to their original position. To reduce the amount of water and moisture, Waterguard and Iceguard keep the space clean and dry.

 

Micah was very happy with the work Woods Basement team had done for his home. Micah can now rest easy that his home is clean, dry and secure with the help of Woods Basement Systems. 

PowerBrace Installation in Alton, IL

Homeowners David and Cornel S. of Alton, IL became concerned about the stability of their home when they discovered the walls of their basement were bowing inward, so they gave Woods Basement System a call for help. 

System design specialist, Quinton W. did a home inspection and was able to create a design that would ensure the homeowners stability and safety for their home. Foreman, Jeremy R. did a PowerBrace Wall Repair System installation. This system permanently stabilizes the home and prevents further damage from happening. Steel I-beams are secured to the joists above the wall with steel brackets to give it a strong and stable foundation. The PowerBrace also requires minimal disruption to the basement space.

David and Cornel S. now have a stable and safe home! 

Basement Waterproofing in Alton, IL

Reginald G. of Alton, Illinois noticed that his home's basement was collecting water after heavy rain showers. He did not want a mess every time it stormed, so he called Woods Basement Systems for assistance.

Design specialist Michael T. assessed the problem and decided that the best option was to install a Waterguard drainage system and a TripleSafe sump pump. Foreman Melvin F. the traveled to the home to get the job started.

The Waterguard drainage system was installed above the footing of the basement. The Waterguard drains any water rising from the ground before it reaches the surface of the basement. The TripleSafe sump pump then removes the water from the home through a discharge line. The TripleSafe sump pump is equipped with a primary, secondary, and battery powered pump.

Reginald G. no longer has to worry about the basement in his home flooding. He now has a waterproof and dry basement.

Alton, IL Basement Waterproofing

Bob V. of Alton, Illinois noticed that water was entering his home's basement after heavy storms. He did not want to have to keep cleaning up a mess, so he called Woods Basement Systems for help.

Design specialist Chris G. assessed the situation and decided the best option was to install a TripleSafe sump pump, a Waterguard drainage system, and a few well ducts. Foreman William H. then traveled to the home to start the job.

The Waterguard drainage system was installed above the footing of the basement. It collects and drains water coming up from the ground before it reaches the basement surface. The well ducts provide a path from the window to the drainage system. Any water leaking in through the windows would be drained to the Waterguard. Finally, the TripleSafe sump pump removes water from the home through a discharge line. The TripleSafe sump pump is equipped with a primary, secondary, and battery powered pump. 

Bob V. no longer has to worry about water leaking into his home's basement. He now has a dry and waterproof basement.

Concrete Repair In Alton, IL

Gary R. of East Alton, IL had made a call to Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate when he realized that the concrete outside of his home was cracking. These cracks can happen as the result of several causes, some of which being the weight that it is responsible for holding up or the weight of the concrete itself.

When Systems Design Specialist David visited the home, he evaluated the situation, and concluded that the appropriate solution would be for foreman Andrew T. to install PolyLevel, which is a foam that is injected into the concrete and lifts the surface and fills in cracks.

After the installation of PolyLevel, Gary is very happy that his home is no longer in the way of dangers such as tripping.

Waterguard Installation in Alton, IL

Kevin S. of Alton, Illinois noticed that his home's basement was leaking water. He did not want to have to worry about cleaning up a mess every time it stormed, so he called Woods Basement Systems for help.

Design specialist David G. assessed the situation and decided the best solution was to install a Waterguard drainage system. Foreman Juan H. then headed to the home to get the job started. The Waterguard drainage system was installed above the footing of the basement. It collects and drains any water rising from the ground before it reaches the basement surface.

Kevin S. no longer has to worry about a flooded basement in his home. He now has a dry and waterproof home.

Sinking Concrete Slabs Lifted With PolyLevel In Alton, IL

Laurin D. of Alton, IL noticed that the concrete slabs in her driveway were sinking, causing an uneven surface. Concrete settling happens naturally due to an accumulation of the weight of the concrete over time in addition to an accumulation of the weight of what the concrete is holding up. This settling does not always occur evenly among the surface. Laurin realized this could cause issues down the road in addition to dangers such as tripping, so she decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate.

Systems Design Specialist Philip H. evaluated the situation and determined that the appropriate solution would be for foreman Andrew T. to install PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a foam injection that is put into the concrete to lift the concrete back to its original position and fill in cracks.

Since the installation of PolyLevel, Laurin is no longer concerned about issues for her home or tripping.

Wet Basement Waterproofed In Alton, IL

Audrey W. from Alton, IL was having problems with a wet basement after heavy rainfalls. Upon realizing the frustration and issues that a wet basement was causing, she decided to contact Woods Basement Systems for a free quote about fixing the issue.

Systems Design Specialist Michael T. evaluated the situation and determined that the appropriate solution would be to have foreman Ryan L. waterproof the basement. In order to successfully do so, he installed WaterGuard, Triple Safe sump pump and IceGuard. WaterGuard pushes water towards the top of the surface to keep it from reaching the ground and through Triple Safe sump pump. IceGuard stops water getting stuck and frozen during winter months when freezing is a concern.

Since the waterproofing of her basement, Audrey is longer concerned when she sees rain in the forecast.

Wet Basement Waterproofed In Alton, IL

Stan Z. from Alton, IL was having problems with a wet basement after heavy rainfalls. Upon realizing the frustration and issues that a wet basement was causing, she decided to contact Woods Basement Systems for a free quote about fixing the issue.

Systems Design Specialist Chris T. evaluated the situation and determined that the appropriate solution would be to have foreman Miguel O. waterproof the basement. In order to successfully do so, he installed WaterGuard, Triple Safe sump pump and IceGuard. WaterGuard pushes water towards the top of the surface to keep it from reaching the ground and through Triple Safe sump pump. IceGuard stops water getting stuck and frozen during winter months when freezing is a concern.

Since the waterproofing of his basement, Stan is no longer concerned when he sees rain in the forecast.

Alton, IL Basement Waterproofing

Ruth L. of Alton, Illinois noticed that her home's basement was collecting water every time it stormed. She did not want to have to keep cleaning up a mess, so she called Woods Basement Systems for help.

Design specialist Thomas W. assessed the situation and decided that the best option was to install a TripleSafe sump pump and a Waterguard drainage system. Foreman Jose L. then traveled to the home to get the job started.

The Waterguard drainage system was placed above the footing of the basement. It collects any water coming up from the ground before it reaches the surface of the basement. It then drains the water to the sump pump. The Triple Safe has a primary, secondary, and battery powered pump. These three pumps ensure that the basement stays dry no matter what happens. The sump pump collects and removes water from the basement through a discharge line.

Ruth L. no longer has to worry about discovering a flooded basement. She now has a dry and waterproof home.

Waterproof Basement in Alton, IL

Homeowners Donna and Mark A. of Alton, IL discovered water on their basement floors and gave Woods Basement System a call to resolve the issue. System design specialist, Nolan M. did an inspection on the home and created a design that would assure the homeowners a dry and waterproof basement.

Foreman, Mason S. did a WaterGuard system installation on the home. The WaterGuard is known as the most advanced waterproofing system in the world and guarantees a dry basement. The water leakage is likely due to the pressure on the basement walls that water creates. This pressure is call hydro-static pressure. As the hydro-static pressure increases, the water rises and reaches the basement floor. The WaterGuard systems collects the rising water before it can reach the top of the floor.

 With the WaterGuard installation, Donna and Mark A. now have a dry and waterproof basement. 

Push Pier and SmartJack Stabilize Home in Alton, IL

A sinking foundation is not good for your home. That’s why Linda M called Woods Basement Systems. System Design Specialist Jacob K was able to come up with a solution to the problem.

Foreman Jose L installed a SmartJack and a Push Pier underneath Linda’s home. A SmartJack will rest on a stable level of soil and support the portion of the house that is sinking. The Push Pier will be driven into a stable level of soil. It will also support the structure but unlike the SmartJack it will be able to raise the level of the house over time.

Alton, IL Foundation Settlement Causing Cracks in Wall

Linda M. of Alton, Illinois noticed that her floors were sagging and her walls were starting to crack. She didn't want to ignore the problem and allow more damage to occur. She called Woods Basement Systems for help.

After discussing the problems, design specialist Jacob K. came up with the perfect solution. Foreman Jose L. installed six push piers and a SmartJack to fix the problems. Push piers are placed right next to the house and use hydraulics to lift the house back to its original level. To fix the sagging floor, a SmartJack was installed in the crawl space of the house. The SmartJack is a steel support system that stabilizes and lifts the floors above back to their original position.

Linda M. now has a level and stable home. She no longer has to worry about uneven floors or cracking. 

Crawl Space Encapsulation Makes Crawl Space Usable in Alton, IL

Peter B. of Alton, IL had a very damp crawl space. He thought he’d dealt with it by having another company install a dehumidifier and sump pump but the sump pump was filled with mud and not working and the dehumidifier was ineffective at keep the humidity low. The flimsy plastic liner he had over the floor bunched and did nothing to keep moisture out so he called Woods Basement Systems. Design Specialist Adam R. inspected the crawl space and recommended an encapsulation system with new pump and dehumidifier.

Woods installed CleanSpace securely over the foundation walls and floors of the crawl space. CleanSpace is a thick, durable plastic moisture barrier. It’s mold resistant and prevents water from entering the crawl space, instead directing it down to the perimeter drainage system.

Drainage Matting was installed along the dirt floors under the CleanSpace. Drainage matting has a dimpled design that gives standing water under the encapsulation system channels to disperse to the drainage system.

The SmartPipe drainage system was installed along the perimeter of the crawl space. SmartPipe has multiple rows of channel holes covered in filter fabric to prevent it from being clogged by mud and debris as it collected water from the foundation walls and dirt floors of the crawl space and drains it to the sump pump.

Woods replaced the old, non-functional sump pump with the SmartSump. The SmartSump expels the water collected by the SmartPipe safely out and away from the crawl space through its discharge line. It contains a powerful cast-iron pump within its sump liner that was designed to form an airtight seal with the CleanSpace moisture barrier.

The old dehumidifier was replaced by the SaniDry dehumidifier. The old dehumidifier was only able to remove up to 32 pints of water from the air per day. The SaniDry is much more powerful while remaining energy efficient and can remove up to 109 pints of water from the crawl space air each day. It keeps relative humidity low to prevent musty smells and the conditions that cause rot and mold growth.

IceGuards were installed on the discharge lines on the exterior of the home. They feature perforations that allow water to escape into the yard if the lines become frozen so it won’t back up into the basement.

Peter B. is relieved to finally have a dry crawl space that he can safely use for storage.

Geo-Lock Wall Anchors and PowerBraces Stabilize Bowing Walls in Alton, IL

Michael R. of Alton, IL had foundation walls that were severely bowing. The bowing had also called large cracks to form along the walls which were leaking water into the basement. Michael didn’t want the walls to turn into an even worse problem so he called Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate. Design Specialist Chris Tite assessed the foundation walls and found that the best solution would be to install a wall support system.

Geo-Lock Wall Anchors were installed along one of the bowing walls. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors counteract external pressure on the walls caused by unstable soil conditions. By connecting earth anchors buried in stable soil in the yard to wall plates on the inside of the walls with anchor rods, the walls are permanently stabilized. They can also straighten walls over time in most cases.

On walls where the yard was inaccessible for anchors, PowerBraces were installed. Adjustable steel columns are custom fit to the height of the basement and are fit firmly against the walls with steel brackets on the concrete floors and floor joists of the basement. PowerBraces halt any further progression of the walls and can also improve walls by tightening them when conditions are dry.

Michael has peace of mind that his walls are secure and permanently stabilized.

BrightWall Panels Installed in Alton, IL

Michael W. of Alton, IL already had a wall support system and basement waterproofing system installed by Woods Basement Systems. During his annual maintenance, he pointed out areas where the walls were looking dingy due to previous water damage. Service Technician Ben Scobbie recommended installing BrightWall panels.

Woods installed the BrightWall panels over the dingy walls. BrightWall panels are made of rigid, durable white plastic that never needs to be painted and are washable. They are waterproof and form a vapor barrier over the foundation walls, preventing moisture from entering the basement and directing it to the perimeter drainage system. They give the basement a much brighter, cleaner appearance.

Michael W. is thrilled with the new appearance of his basement and that his wall panels work with the systems that were already installed in his basement.

Push Pier in Alton, Illinois

Dan N. from Alton, Illinois was worried about his cracks in the foundation. In order to solve this problem, he decided to call our team and got an appointment. Our system design specialist designed a solution by the means of Push Pier System.

Push Piers are the best solution to restore the foundation to its original position. Furthermore, they provide support for the home. Now, Dan is living in his home whose basement is safer and more comfortable.

Powerbraces and WaterGuard Installed in Alton, IL

In Alton, IL, Doug and Stefanie T. were having issues with bowing walls and water leaking into the basement. Woods Basement Systems was able to provide to fix and prevent all the issues they were experiencing.

Woods installed power braces in the basement to give the structure support and fix the foundation issues. The power braces are attached to the top of the structure and at the basement floor. They are used to push and hold the wall to stop inward wall movement. Over time they will help restore the vertical integrity of the foundation wall.

Woods also installed WaterGuard to help drain water out of the basement. WaterGuard is installed against the wall in the concrete of the floor. The water will flow into the WaterGuard, allowing the piping to lead the water out of the basement.

A TripleSafe sump pump was installed to provide escape for any unwanted water in the space. Water that may still get into the space will be pumped out through a discharge line that leads to the yard. If this line becomes frozen or backed up, IceGuard will prevent the water from receding back into the basement.

CleanSpace and SaniDry Installation in Alton, Illinois

Judy and Shawn K. of Alton, Illinois were distraught by their wet, musty crawlspace. Mold had begun to overtake their crawlspace, causing allergy and health concerns. System design specialist Jeremy K. designed a solution to restore the crawlspace. 

Foreman James L. and his team installed CleanSpace. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier, so it does not support mold growth. SaniDry was also installed to keep the humidity in the crawlspace low. SaniDry is an energy efficient dehumidifier. Keeping the humidity low will help keep the mold away.

Judy and Shawn's crawlspace is now dry and will stay dry. They are relieved that their home has been restored to a healthy condition.

WaterGuard Installation in Alton, IL

Dale S. of Alton, IL was experiencing flooding in his basement when there was heavy rain. Dale knew this flooding would eventually cause major damages to his home. Woods Basement Systems was able to provide products to drain away unwanted water.

Woods installed WaterGuard to help drain unwanted water out of the basement. WaterGuard is installed in the cement of the flooring against the walls. This allows water to enter the piping and be drained to prevent damages to the home and personal belongings.

SaniDry, CleanSpace and TripleSafe Installed in Alton, Illinois

Charles and Marcia C., Alton, Illinois homeowners, were distraught by the results of water seepage in their basement. The leaking water caused mold and created a musty odor. '

System design specialist Adam R. designed a solution to keep their basement dry and the mold away. Foreman Juan H. installed the CleanSpace wall system. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier that keeps water from escaping into the basement as it guides it to WaterGuard. 

WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that collects and guides water to the TripleSafe sump pump system. TripleSafe is equipped with three pumps to ensure the basement stays dry. To further combat the mold, SaniDry was installed. SaniDry is an energy efficient dehumidifier.

Charles and Marcia's basement is now dry and free of mold. They can enjoy their comfortable basement with no worries.

Push Pier Installation in Alton, Illinois

Alton, Illinois resident Jaimie H. was worried about her sagging floors. High humidity in her basement weakened the support beams, and they began to sag. System design specialist Brandon B. designed a solution to support her home.

Foreman James L. installed Push Piers. Push Piers lift and support the floors. Over time, Push Piers can be adjusted as needed. To keep the humidity low, SaniDry was installed. SaniDry is an energy efficient dehumidifier. Jaimie can live comfortably knowing her home is now safe.

WaterGuard Installed in Alton, IL

With a flooded basement, Dale S. in Alton, IL didn't want to see his belongings get ruined. Dale called Woods Basement Systems to have them help with waterproofing the basement.

Woods installed WaterGuard to help drain unwanted water out of the basement. WaterGuard is installed in the cement of the flooring against the walls. This provides water to enter the piping and be drained to prevent damages to the home and personal belongings. 

Alton, Illinois Basement Dry Thanks to WaterGuard

Alton, Illinois homeowners Kate and Aaron L. were dismayed when they found water had leaked into their basement. Chris T., system design specialist, designed a solution to keep the water out. 

WaterGuard, a perimeter drainage system, was installed by foreman Michael P. The WaterGuard Drainage system guides water to the TwinPack sump pump system, also installed by Michael. With WaterGuard and TwinPack, these Alton residents can sleep soundly knowing their basement will stay dry.

Leaky Window Wells in Alton, IL

Leaky window wells caused unwanted water to come into this resident’s home and created even more problems in their unfinished basement.  The homeowners were tired of dealing with water in their basement every time it rained, and they wanted a permanent waterproofing solution.

Woods Basement Systems installed a WellDuct window well drainage system and WaterGuard in order to prevent their basement from flooding again. The WellDuct window well drainage system is designed and manufactured to solve problems with leaky window wells.  It includes cleaning out the window well, filling it with clean stone, and installing a grate to drain the window well water to the WellDuct.  The WellDuct system solves water problems and works perfectly with the WaterGuard waterproofing system.

The residents were very pleased with the work done by Woods and now enjoy a clean and dry basement.

Flooded Garage in Wood River, IL

A resident of Wood River, Illinois was tired of dealing with the constant water flow into his garage every time it rained.  After deciding to put his house on the market, he knew he had to solve the issue before anyone would purchase his home.  He gave Woods Basement Systems a call to come and see what could be done about the problem.

Woods sent out a crew to inspect the area and created a proposal for the resident.  Woods suggested installing a SuperSump sump pump and redoing the TrenchDrain in the garage.  The resident agreed that purchasing those products would increase the value of his home and chose to go through with the installations.

The SuperSump worked nicely in the garage because it resisted clogging and could pump up to ½” solids.  The customer was very pleased with the effectiveness and reliability of the SuperSump and gave Woods a 10 out of 10 rating for keeping his garage dry.

Work Requests From Alton, IL
Elizabeth St in Alton
I have a porch that has cracks
Leo St in Alton
Looking to refinish a room in my basement.
Evergreen Avenue in Alton
Sunken back patio, drive way needs some repair
Herbert St in Alton
Bowing foundation wall
State Street in Alton
Leaking in basement dursing heavy rain.
W Elm St in Alton
Basement leak on a rehab project
in Alton
Driveway has sunk, uneven from garage floor - sidewalk has moved, big gap between sections and porch has crack
Piasa St in Alton
I am in the process of purchasing a new home and there are a few concerns with a few cracks in the basement walls. The seller has confirmed that one of the cracks indeed does leak during heavy rainfall. So my wife and I are looking for a solution for this and also to find out if there is serious damage before we purchase.
Bassett Ave in Alton
Radon fan stopped working Additional information: How did you hear about us?: Previous Customer Preferred Appointment Date: 01/04/2018 Preferred Appointment Time: 10am-1pm
Bloomer Drive in Alton
Brought a house that work was done in by wood basement systems and my floor up stairs is unlevel Additional information: How did you hear about us?: Other Preferred Appointment Date: 01/10/2018 Preferred Appointment Time: 7am-10am
Alton in Alton
Home inspection revealed the following issues with structure
N. Rodgers Avenue in Alton
Fernwood Place in Alton
Eliminate rain water seeping through blocks on walk out basement wall
Spaulding St in Alton
Douglas St. in Alton
Water seeping into basement
Omega Street in Alton
Leaky basement
Wilkinson Ave in Alton
Cinder block wall leaks. Needs repair.
Western in Alton
My basement has been getting wet
Snow White Terrace in Alton
Major crack in foundation. Water leaks into basement. Also small leaks at other locations.
West Woodfield DR in Alton
I have a couple basement window wells that need replacing.