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Basement Waterproofing
WaterGuard Interior System
DryTrak Drainage Channel
TrenchDrain Drain Grate
IceGuard Discharge Line
WellDuct Window Drainage
BrightWall Waterproof Panels
ThermalDry Wall Barrier
Basement To Beautiful Wall Panels
Drain Tile Installation
SuperSump Pump System
TripleSafe Pumping System
UltraSump Battery Back Up
SaniDry Dehumidifier


Crawl Space Repair
CleanSpace Encapsulation
Turtl Access Hatch
Everlast Crawl Space Doors
SaniDry Csb Dehumidifier
SmartDrain Water Drainage
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


Basement Finishing / Remodeling
Everlast Wall Panels
Premier And Linen Ceiling Tiles
ThermalDry Floor Tiles
Sunhouse Window Wells
Everlast Window Replacement
Rockwell Egress Window


Before and After Pictures from Athens
New Athens, IL Crawl Space Sealed

New Athens, IL Crawl Space Sealed

Before After
New Athens, IL Crawl Space Sealed New Athens, IL Crawl Space Sealed

This crawl space is now sealed with a vapor barrier and equipped with a sump pump system to combat moisture, mold, and humidity.

Company Awards
Small Business Monthly Best in Reliability & Value
Woods Basement Systems was awarded Best in Reliability & Value by the Saint Louis Small Business Monthly Journal in 2021.... [Read more]
Woods Wins 2021 Redefine SupportWorks Awards
At the annual SupportWorks conference, Woods Basement Systems was recognized as the number three overall Foundation Dealer and the number... [Read more]
2021 Decatur Herald & Review Readers' Choice Award
Woods Basement Systems won the 2021 Decatur Herald & Review Readers' Choice Award. This was announced in the Readers’ Choice... [Read more]
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Reviews From Athens
Testimonials From Athens
My specialist was excellent, very knowledgeable and he answered all my questions.
Testimonial by Mary L. from New Athens, IL
Richard Obermeier was not pushy, and also the pricing was reasonable. He took the time to explain everything. Then the service was very good!
Testimonial by Mary L. from new Athens, IL

Why Choose Woods Basement Systems, Inc.?

Owners Rick and Ana Lee Woods started Woods Basement Systems, Inc. over 30 years ago and while the name changed a few times their dedication to serving homeowners across Illinois and Missouri never has. With the proper know-how, hard work and dedication Rick and Anna Lee grew their small business into a giant but never lost sight of the core values that motivated them all along. They understood better than anyone how important a person’s home is to them, which is why they promised to provide excellent service and forge lasting relationships with each and every one of their customers. If your home is in need of Basement Waterproofing, Foundation Repair, Concrete Lifting and Leveling, Crawl Space Repair, or Basement Finishing allow our talented experts to help you! Don’t wait any longer, get in contact with us today and schedule a FREE estimate!

Athens’s Basement Waterproofing Authority

If you have a musty smell in your basement, walls that feel damp, or a basement that floods when there is heavy rain you are in the right place! Woods Basement Systems, Inc. has over 30 years of basement waterproofing experience when it comes to taking a wet basement and transforming it into the space of your dreams. Our goal is to identify the problem and formulate a custom solution that is right for your home, all for an affordable price. Each one of our certified basement waterproofing technicians will stand behind their work and they only use proven and warrantied products that we will customize to fit your home. Only trust the areas leading basement waterproofing company to ensure the absolute best for your home.

We Provide: 
  • Basement seepage repair for wet basements
  • Wall crack & basement leak repair
  • Battery backup sump pump systems
  • Sump pump installation

Dependable Foundation Repair Experts

The foundation is arguably the most important aspect of your home. Without the strong base that the foundation provides the rest of your home is very susceptible to further problems down the line. Woods Basement Systems, Inc. is a trusted Foundation Supportworks dealer meaning we have the know-how and experience to tackle and resolve all types of foundation repair issues in the most effective way possible. We can provide your home with products available nowhere else, and all of our foundation repair crew members are fully trained. When you match incredible products with experienced professionals the results of our foundation repair work is ensured to be great! If your foundations is cracked, buckling, or has other signs of damage call us today to schedule a FREE foundation repair quote!

We Repair: 
  • Bowing Walls
  • Settlement Sinking
  • Foundation Heave
  • Sagging Crawl Spaces

Fast and Effective Concrete Lifting and Leveling

The major flaw of concrete is that the ground that it was poured on top of will inevitably shift and sink over time. In the states of Illinois and Missouri sinking concrete is all too common which is why our company has gone to great lengths to develop fast and effective concrete lifting and leveling solutions. PolyLevel is a revolutionary product that is minimally invasive and not only lifts and levels concrete but also stabilizes it. The concrete lifting and leveling process begins with a few small holes drilled in the slab, then the PolyLevel polymer is poured into the holes. After only about 15 minutes the polymer is dry and the concrete is ready to be walked and even driven on. This concrete lifting and leveling technique is faster, less disruptive and arguably more effective than mud jacking which is the procedure PolyLevel replaces. 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

Crawl Space Repair Services in Athens

At Woods Basement Systems, Inc. we have just as much skill and knowledge when it comes to Crawl Space Repair and general crawl space needs. Regardless of what your problem may be we have the products and expertise to confidently handle any problem that you may be faced with. The crawl space is a relatively unknown part of the home but like any other part, it serves a specific function. Through our knowledge and experience we can help solve existing crawl space issues and in some cases even prevent them before they start.

Basement Finishing & Egress Window Installation

Why stop at basement waterproofing when we are also the leading experts for Basement Finishing? In our opinions basement finishing is one of the best ways to add usable living/storage space and value to your home. Woods Basement Systems, Inc. is a member of the award-winning Total Basement Finishing dealer network and has the experience and products to provide a beautiful, long-lasting and waterproof design. Add functional space that will protect against water and mold. Don’t wait any longer to transform your home, give us a call today!

Woods Basement Systems, Inc. also has the ability and expertise to install an egress window in your basement that will be customized to your home. Egress windows are necessary by code for any finished room in your basement that has a door. Egress windows serve three major purposes that make them a necessity for any home even if your basement is not finished. Firstly, egress windows are a safety feature that functions as an emergency exit in case of emergency. Secondly, egress windows add curb appeal to the exterior of your home. Lastly, egress windows add value to your home and ensure that your home is up to code if your basement is finished or you want to finish it in the future. If you would like to learn more about egress window installation call or click today!

Job Stories From Athens, IL
Foundation Solution with GeoLock Wall Anchors

Foundation problems can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. This homeowner was having similar problems in his home in New Athens, Illinois. The Woods Basement Systems team installed a foundation repair product to solve his problem once and for all. Our team installed GeoLock Wall Anchors permanently stabilizes the foundation wall and, in many cases, can straighten the wall back towards its original position.

Foundation Solution with GeoLock Wall Anchors - Photo 1
Unprotected Crawl Space Restored by CleanSpace in Athens, IL

Terry of Athens, Illinois knew that he wanted to finish his crawl space, but didn't know the best way to do so. After his local news aired a segment of Woods Basement Sytems discussing CleanSpace, he knew it was time to give Woods Basement Systems a call. 

System design specialist, John S., worked with Terry to inspect his crawl space. After looking over the area, John agreed that CleanSpace was the optimal solution. CleanSpace in an encapsulation system that serves as a vapor barrier that separates the outside of the home from the inside. This system is crucial to keep water, mold, dirt, grime, etc., out of the crawl space. The air that you breathe throughout the rest of the house first enters in the crawl space or basement, so it is vital to keep the crawl space or basement clean and healthy.

Foreman, James L., and his crew installed the CleanSpace encapsulation system throughout the crawl space. Now Terry and his family will have a clean, healthy crawl space for many more years to come!

PolyLevel Injection On Sidewalk In Athens, IL

Brad W. of Athens, IL noticed that the concrete sidewalk leading to his home was cracking, due to uneven concrete settlement. Aware of dangers such as tripping and the appearance of his home lacking, he decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate.

Systems Design Specialist Kapone C. visited the home and determined that the appropriate solution would be for Systems Design Specialist Nolan M. to install PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a foam injection that is installed into the concrete in 4 simple steps and works to lift the concrete back to its original position and fill in cracks. He also informed Brad that concrete settling and cracking can occur naturally over time as the result of the weight of the concrete in addition to an accumulation of what the concrete is responsible for holding up.

Since the installation of PolyLevel, the appearance and safety of Brad's home has been restored.

PolyLEVEL Fixes Unleveled Concrete in Athens, IL

A homeowner in Athens, IL by the name of Brad W. discovered uneven concrete outside of his home. After realizing the unpleasant appearance and safety hazards that comes with uneven concrete, he gave Woods Basement System a call.

Our system design specialist, Nolan M. did a thorough inspection on the home and was able to create a design that would resolve the issue. Foreman, Kapone C. installed the PolyLEVEL system to level the concrete. This method requires lighter equipment and less mess than other repair options. Instead of using a mixture of concrete and mud, the PolyLEVEL system uses high-density polymers to level concrete. Small holes are simply drilled in the slab and then the lightweight equipment is used to inject polymers into the holes. Once the holes are filled, it allows the concrete to lift and level. Just 15 minutes after the installation, the concrete is dry and can even be driven on.

With the PolyLEVEL system installation, Brad W. is at ease knowing his property has been restored. 

Work Requests From Athens, IL
Project Location: Athens, IL
Basement consistently flooding during heavy rains.
Project Location: Athens, IL
My crawl space has a sump pump and this past spring it did have to pump water out because it was such a wet spring. I have lived here two years and it was the first time it had to pump out water. There is an area that needs vapor barrier put down. I wondered if the entire crawl space needed new vapor barrier put down.
Project Location: Athens, IL
Minimal water in crawl space. Minimal mold on floor joists.
Project Location: Athens, IL
Interested in crawlspace encapsulation
Project Location: Athens, IL
Prefer to be reached via email if possible to set up an estimate.
Project Location: Athens, IL
Water infiltration in family room and basement.
Project Location: Athens, IL
Water in crawl space, have one quote for sump and putting in three runs into pit dont know if this is the best fix
Project Location: Athens, IL
Looks like we have some fungus in crawl space so need a look.