Our Basement Waterproofing System in St. Louis, Springfield, St. Charles, Florissant & Nearby

We offer effective solutions for all types of basement waterproofing problems

As a local waterproofing company with more than 30 years experience, Woods Basement Systems, Inc. helps solve basement leak problems fast and prevent basement flooding with proven warrantied solutions.

All of our patented products, like the award-winning WaterGuard® drainage channel, are custom designed to fit your home. We install these products exclusively as the authorized dealer in St. Louis, Springfield, St. Charles, Florissant and nearby. In 2005 we became the nation's largest Basement Systems contractor!

If you have musty smells, walls that feel damp, or if your basement floods with heavy rain, we can help. Not sure what's causing your home's wet basement? Let one of our experts take a look. We offer free inspections and estimates - schedule yours today! Call us at 1-888-399-4067 or click the button below to send us an e-mail.

What Our Customers Say!
  • By Tom D.
    Kirtland, OH
    "already filled out the above in pen -- very satisfied with all -- Joe..."

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    By Tom D.
    Kirtland, OH

    already filled out the above in pen -- very satisfied with all -- Joe Tenncy? was our foreman -- very capable & nice
  • By James S.
    West Union, IL
    "Our experience with Woods Basement Systems has been very good, we are very..."

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    By James S.
    West Union, IL

    Our experience with Woods Basement Systems has been very good, we are very satisfied.
  • By Julieapplegate
    61832, IL
    "Scott was wonderful good guy knowledgable smart new what he was doing"

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    By Julieapplegate
    61832, IL

    Scott was wonderful good guy knowledgable smart new what he was doing
  • By Nancy H.
    Danvillle, IL 61834, IL
    "There are areas in the cement that have white spots on them- I try to wipe..."

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    By Nancy H.
    Danvillle, IL 61834, IL

    There are areas in the cement that have white spots on them- I try to wipe it off. My basement has been dry, but there doesn't seem to be any water in the drain, so where did it go?
  • By Nancy H.
    Danville, IL
    "Juan H. and his crew were punctual, efficient and polite. Juan is to be..."

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    By Nancy H.
    Danville, IL

    Juan H. and his crew were punctual, efficient and polite. Juan is to be commended for his obvious concern with performing a quality job. I highly recommend Juan and his crew.
  • By Theresa K.
    Danville, IL
    "I had had some work done in 2003 by a Basement Systems company and when I..."

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    By Theresa K.
    Danville, IL

    I had had some work done in 2003 by a Basement Systems company and when I looked on the internet a few months ago, I found you all. I am very impressed by the Basement Systems work.
  • By Jenny P.
    Paris, IL
    "the most valuable improvement in my home. the basement is dry as bone..."

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    By Jenny P.
    Paris, IL

    the most valuable improvement in my home. the basement is dry as bone still today and i would highly recommend the service to anyone.
  • By Miriam S.
    Paris, IL
    "As a Facilities/Maintenance Manager for 35 plus years I deal with..."

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    By Miriam S.
    Paris, IL

    As a Facilities/Maintenance Manager for 35 plus years I deal with contractors frequently. I was very impressed with Juan’s team. They were very professional, courteous and polite at all times. They completed their work in a very timely manner. I highly recommend this crew to anyone with crawl space problems. I give them a 5 ½ star rating.
  • By Raymond H.
    Casey, IL
    "I have concern about how walls will look now and 5 years from now."

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    By Raymond H.
    Casey, IL

    I have concern about how walls will look now and 5 years from now.
  • By John L.
    Newman, IL
    "Juan/Mike were excellent. The whole crew did a great job."

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    By John L.
    Newman, IL

    Juan/Mike were excellent. The whole crew did a great job.
  • By Daniel S.
    Olney, IL
    "Great company- will hire again in near future!"

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    By Daniel S.
    Olney, IL

    Great company- will hire again in near future!
  • By JT C.
    Olney, IL
    "The foreman Miguel Ortiz explained the work to be done, the timeframe and..."

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    By JT C.
    Olney, IL

    The foreman Miguel Ortiz explained the work to be done, the timeframe and the annual maintenance in layman's terms that we could understand. He and the crew Reggie and Jacob were here a day and a half which amazed us for the amount of anchoring that needed to be accomplished. There was no job debris for us to deal with after they left and during the work we noticed they kept everything neat and tidy. Everyone was professional, courteous and friendly during this period which made the experience a great one for us the homeowners. Thank you Miguel, Reggie and Jacob.....We hope you win the WOW service award this month!
  • By Marshall & Kendall M.
    Charleston, IL
    "Everything went well, and if I could, I would rate the service a 10."

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    By Marshall & Kendall M.
    Charleston, IL

    Everything went well, and if I could, I would rate the service a 10.
  • By Mike
    Charleston, IL
    "More thorough & professional than the service tech last year."

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    By Mike
    Charleston, IL

    More thorough & professional than the service tech last year.
  • By Marshall R.
    Rantoul, IL
    "Melvin was the best in selling me the indoor system. I didnt want to tear..."

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    By Marshall R.
    Rantoul, IL

    Melvin was the best in selling me the indoor system. I didnt want to tear up my finished room but he said it had lifetime warranty
  • By Joanne K.
    Rantoul, IL
    "I wouldn't recommend anyone else. I was pleased at all that was done to my..."

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    By Joanne K.
    Rantoul, IL

    I wouldn't recommend anyone else. I was pleased at all that was done to my home.
  • By Lisa J.
    Rantoul, IL
    "Ryan, Larry and Chris installed the Waterguard system in matter of hours..."

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    By Lisa J.
    Rantoul, IL

    Ryan, Larry and Chris installed the Waterguard system in matter of hours. They were professional, helpful and efficient. Great crew, great job! Andrew came out for the Poly-level. Worked extra to keep on schedule due to a co worker absence. Thank you for working long hours to keep my projects and yours on schedule.
  • By Steve S.
    Urbana, IL
    "Other than the pricing, everything I experienced with woods was well done..."

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    By Steve S.
    Urbana, IL

    Other than the pricing, everything I experienced with woods was well done. :)
  • By Cynthia
    Urbana, IL
    "Garth was fantastic. He explained all of the service he performed, showed..."

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    By Cynthia
    Urbana, IL

    Garth was fantastic. He explained all of the service he performed, showed us problems, helped with an easy fix on our float, and did not pressure us to buy a whole new system (our is now 7 years old and still works great - but is out of warranty). I really appreciate his competence and professionalism.
  • By Mary L.
    Urbana, IL
    "I could have used more instructions with the dehumidifier. But overall,..."

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    By Mary L.
    Urbana, IL

    I could have used more instructions with the dehumidifier. But overall, I'm happy and relieved that the work was done by such a responsible, reliable company. Thank you.
  • By Pamela H.
    Urbana, IL
    "I can't say enough about how pleased I am with the crew who worked here. I..."

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    By Pamela H.
    Urbana, IL

    I can't say enough about how pleased I am with the crew who worked here. I was informed of what was going on during the process and my questions were answered. They were very personable and professional, a true asset to your company. They arrived on time and completed the job in a day. The cleanup was great and the finished product looks amazing. Best decision I have made in awhile.
  • By Daniel L.
    Urbana, IL
    "Wanted to say thanks to Woods Basement for an outstanding job. They..."

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    By Daniel L.
    Urbana, IL

    Wanted to say thanks to Woods Basement for an outstanding job. They installed a new sump pump and not only was the technician fast but extremely professional. He was very friendly and made me feel like part of the family. Thanks again...
  • By Amy R.
    Urbana, IL
    "Thank you! The service was excellent, and the job seemed to get done so..."

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    By Amy R.
    Urbana, IL

    Thank you! The service was excellent, and the job seemed to get done so much more quickly and smoothly than we thought it could be with what they had to work with. Our basement looks great (ready to be finished!). Thank you again for making our once-leaky basement a livable part of our home!
  • By Dee A.
    Newton, IL
    "the installation crew was awesome and thanks to david fantini for..."

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    By Dee A.
    Newton, IL

    the installation crew was awesome and thanks to david fantini for explaining it all to me.
  • By Matt V.
    Roberts, IL
    "I have always been extremely satisfied with the work that Woods does!..."

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    By Matt V.
    Roberts, IL

    I have always been extremely satisfied with the work that Woods does! We've had numerous projects completed by your team and are happy with all of them.
  • By Larry M.
    Noble, IL
    "Job is yet to be finished. Installer coming out this Saturday to finish..."

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    By Larry M.
    Noble, IL

    Job is yet to be finished. Installer coming out this Saturday to finish it. Part of our basement stairs had to come out in order to do the job. They were cut in order to remove them which left some of them in pretty bad shape. I'm not thrilled about that but guess it had to be done.
  • By K D.
    Champaign, IL
    "Scott Mans' maintenance work was professional and quick, and above all..."

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    By K D.
    Champaign, IL

    Scott Mans' maintenance work was professional and quick, and above all honest in his dealings with us. I recommend he receive a raise!
  • By Shirley O.
    Champaign, IL
    "I was very pleased with the whole process and all of the personnel were..."

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    By Shirley O.
    Champaign, IL

    I was very pleased with the whole process and all of the personnel were very polite and professional!
  • By Joe L.
    Champaign, IL
    "Very satisfied with the whole process. A great experience from start to..."

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    By Joe L.
    Champaign, IL

    Very satisfied with the whole process. A great experience from start to finish.
  • By Brad
    Champaign, IL
    "I have no reason to think it won't but as long as warranty holds true(if..."

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    By Brad
    Champaign, IL

    I have no reason to think it won't but as long as warranty holds true(if needed) this has been a great experience. Great salesman! Followed by a great install crew. Give them a nice bonus!! Highly impressed to this point.Share my comments with your staff.


The causes of a wet basement

Did you know you can have water issues in your basement without heavy rains or obvious standing water? It's easy enough to see water coming through a crack in your floor or basement wall, but what's the real cause of your basement water problem?

clay bowl effect

The Clay Bowl Effect

Excavated soil that's replaced around a completed foundation isn't as dense and tightly packed as undisturbed soil farther away. As a result, water collects in the soil immediately surrounding the house, putting pressure on foundation walls and causing cracks.

hydrostatic pressure

Hydrostatic Pressure

As soil around your foundation becomes soaked with moisture, it expands and puts pressure on your foundation. The water will then work its way through any opening available, including cracks and openings around pipes or windows.


How we solve your basement waterproofing problems

A home with a wet basement can be much more difficult to sell. In fact, a wet basement is one of the most serious "red flags" that deters buyers. The good news: we offer waterproofing products and services to help solve your basement problems fast. Our solutions include:

  • Perimeter drainage systems
  • Doorway drainage systems
  • Sump pumps
  • Waterproof wall and floor products
  • Wall and floor crack repairs
  • Replacement windows
  • Water heater flood protection
  • High strength washer hoses

Our system comes with a lifetime written warranty that's transferable to the next owner, so not only does our system restore value to your house, but it also gives homeowners and buyers confidence that their home is protected.

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Six great reasons to choose us

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  1. Quality products: Basement Systems® dealers us a complete line of patented, award-winning products that have been keeping basements throughout North America dry for over 25 years.
  2. Fast installations: Our system installs quickly, with most projects completed in just one to two days.
  3. Experienced crews: A crew of experienced contractors will arrive to install your system quickly and professionally. Each one is a waterproofing specialist who dries basements every day.
  4. Cost-effective system: Our waterproofing system can be customized to fit your budget, and it costs about half as much as an exterior waterproofing system. Our system works for both finished and unfinished basements.
  5. Locally-owned and operated company: Woods Basement Systems, Inc. is the locally owned and operated member of the Basement Systems network. We have products and training that simply can't be beat!
  6. Free waterproofing quotes: We offer free waterproofing quotes to homeowners in our service area. Our quotes come in writing, and there's no obligation!

Get expert basement waterproofing services today

Our crews of waterproofers are experienced, well-trained professionals who work in basements and crawl spaces every day. The experts at Woods Basement Systems, Inc. have seen it all, and we know just what it takes to keep your basement dry all the time!

If your basement leaks or floods, or you have mold, mildew or a musty smell, call us today to request a free basement waterproofing estimate in Decatur, Belleville, Ballwin, St. Peters, East Saint Louis, Champaign or nearby. We will send one of our certified basement waterproofing specialists to visit your home and conduct a thorough inspection of your home's basement foundation.

our service area

We serve the following areas

Our Locations:

Woods Basement Systems, Inc.
524 Vandalia Street
Collinsville, IL 62234
1-618-708-4055