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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.
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, 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.
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Alton, Illinois homeowners David and Mary W. had both a basement and a crawl space beneath their home. Water leaked into both spaces, wreaking havoc, causing mold, and risking damage. System Design Specialist Brenton K. designed a solution to waterproof the basement and crawl space.
WaterGuard, a perimeter drainage system, was installed. WaterGuard collects and guides water to the TripleSafe sump pump system. CleanSpace, and inorganic vapor barrier, was also installed. Because it is inorganic, CleanSpace does not support mold growth.
Alton, Illinois resident Jeff E. recently found water damage in his basement. After a heavy rain, he realized water was coming in where the floor meets the wall. Worried about the items and personal belongings he had stored in his basement, he decided to call Woods Basement Systems to waterproof their space once and for all.
Our team had the perfect solutions to waterproof the basement, keeping Jeff’s items dry and safe. Using many of our patented products including IceGaurd, SmartSump, and WaterGuard. These products work together to keep any basement dry even during the rainy spring weather. Jeff can now enjoy knowing his items in the basement will be dry for years to come.
In Alton, Illinois homeowner Darin W. was having problems with the foundation of his home. He began to find signs of foundation settlement, such as cracks on the walls of his foundation. This caused him to call Woods Basement Systems to see if they had a solution to his foundation problem. Foreman Jose Lorenzana and his team installed two different foundation repair products, PushPiers and SmartJacks.
Molly and Jay H. of Alton, Illinois wanted to have their crawl space sealed. Recently, they had noticed a smell coming from the space, leading up into their home. It was also very damp and wet in the crawl space causing future problems for their home. After talking with a neighbor that had similar problems, they decided to call Woods Basement Systems. Woods came out to the home to seal the crawl space, getting rid of the smell and moisture in the space. They installed a UltraSump sump pump, a polyethene membrane with our CleanSpace liner on top to seal the space from the earth, as well as adding IceGuard outside of the home with an extended discharge line.
In Alton, Illinois homeowner Phaon S. was having problems with the foundation of her home. The foundation walls were forming cracks, letting water enter her home. Unsure of what to do, she decided to call Woods Basement Systems.
Our team installed our patented GeoLock System. GeoLock wall anchors are installed on the foundation walls, supporting and stabilizing them. Now, the homeowner does not need to worry about the foundation of her home anymore.
Homeowner Cheryl B. of Alton, Illinois wanted to finish her basement. Unfortunately, she had been having problems with water entering the space every time after it had stormed or rained. She knew she couldn’t finish her basement until this was resolved. After asking around to friends and neighbors, she decided to give Woods Basement Systems a call.
We sent our foreman Juan Hernandez and his team out to the home to completely waterproof her basement and ensure that it was ready to be finished. They installed our patented WaterGuard, engineered specifically to be an efficient, long-lasting interior perimeter basement waterproofing system. The WaterGuard is installed around the perimeter of the space on-top of the footing to catch any water entering the home. Now, Cheryl can have peace of mind knowing her home is waterproofed and ready to be finished.
Beverly, a homeowner in Alton, Illinois was worried about the foundation of her home. She was also finding cracks all around her home, inside and outside. After doing some research she realized she had a foundation settlement problem. Knowing that this could decrease the value of her home and could possibly do more damage than it had already, she decided to make the call to Woods Basement Systems to see if they could help.
Luckily, Woods not only specializes in waterproofing, but foundation problems, radon mitigation, basement finishing and much more. We sent out our foreman Jose Lorenzana and his team out to the home to install the perfect solution to the homeowners problem, PushPiers. PushPiers are specially designed to lift the home up to its original place, often times filling the cracks that had been made by the settlement. Now, this homeowner will not have to worry about the well-being of her family and home knowing she made the right choice when taking care of her largest investment
This home in Alton, IL. was experiencing high energy bills and consistently uncomfortable temperatures in the home. It was like the air conditioner wasn't working properly. But the problem wasn't with the air condtioning, it was with the insulation in the home.
Experts at Woods Basement Systems were able to come and inspect the property and conduct air flow tests. The tests revealed that the attic wasn't insulated well enough to keep the comfortable, conditioned air in. Instead, the air that was treated by the AC was leaking out through the cieling of the house. To replace this leaking air, the home naturally sucks in air from opposite end of the home; the basement. The result is conditioned air flowing out through the roof and damp, dank basement air rising into the home.
The solution was to properly insulate the attic. Foreman Michael R. was able to add the extra insulation, which would prevent air from leaking out through the attic. This insulation would help save the homeowner money by keeping the conditioned air inside the home. This would mean the air conditioner could run less often, saving on energy. As an added bonus, the house would no longer need to suck in air from the basement to replace the air drifting out of the attic, making the house feel more comfortable and preventing that rising basement smell.
The end result is a more energy efficient - and therefore cheaper - house that the homeowner can live in comfortably thanks to the insulation installed by Dr. Energy Saver and Michael R.
Susan and Gary G. of Alton, IL had a garage below grade. Because their garage was below their living space, it faced many of the same problems a basement would face, namely; leaking. Water would leak into the garage, getting things on the ground wet and causing minor damage to the flooring in the next room.
To stop this problem, foreman Dave P. installed our TripleSafe™ sump pump in the lowest part of their garage. The TripleSafe™ system boasts three individual pumps that keep draining water at high volumes - even when the power is out! The TripleSafe™ can also handle spills from the garage floor, so if there's a leak through the wall or ceiling, the garage will still be kept dry.
Now Susan and Gary's garage is TripleSafe™ protected and dry.
Danny from Alton, Illinois, reached out to Woods Basement Systems to waterproof his leaky crawl space. Upon inspection, Team Woods recommended sealing the crawl space from harm with a CleanSpace encapsulation system. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier system that will block out external elements while also preventing mold and mildew development. This system provides a crucial amount of protection the home needs to protect itself against water, mold, dirt, and grime.
Foreman Chris T. installed a CleanSpace vapor barrier system onto the walls and floor to seal the crawl space with the help of his crew. Thanks to the work of Team Woods, this crawl space will be safe and seal for many more years to come!
Vanessa P. of Alton, Illinois was sick and tired of her old basement sump pump. It was dirty, loud, and simply did not do its job well enough. Because of its ineffectiveness, it would get overwhelmed by water during rain storms and cause that water to pool on the floor. Vanessa was ready for a change, so she called Woods Basement Systems.
Foreman Adam and his team began their work by ripping out the old sump pump. After this, a brand new TripleSafe sump system was put in place. The TripleSafe is equipped with three separate pumps, including a battery backup, and is capable of removing well over 10,000 gallons of water per hour. Vanessa is more than satisfied with the upgrade!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Eric was unhappy with how his home seemed especially cold during the winter. He didn’t want to use space heaters forever to maintain his comfort level. He needed a permanent solution to this on going problem. When he called Dr. Energy Saver he was impressed with the knowledge and the willingness to help him and make sure the problem is fix permanently. Jake Hurst, the contractor, explained to Eric that the best way to warm up his house was to air seal with foam. By doing this, the foam would reduce air infiltration, conductive heat transfer, humidity and dryness, improve indoor air quality and reduce entry points for insects and other pests. Eric couldn’t say no to all these benefits so he went for the deal and now lives in his home much warmer.
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.