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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 Benton
Benton, IL Sump Pump Replacement

Benton, IL Sump Pump Replacement

Before After
Benton, IL Sump Pump Replacement Benton, IL Sump Pump Replacement

There are some bad sump pumps out there, but Darren's rectangular hole-in-the-ground really wasn't winning any beauty contests. It didn't take much convincing for Darren to upgrade to a Twin Pack sump pump. A backup pump, an airtight floor drain built into the lid, a pump stand, and a WaterWatch Alarm never sounded so good!

Benton, IL Basement Wall Supported and Clean

Benton, IL Basement Wall Supported and Clean

Before After
Benton, IL Basement Wall Supported and Clean Benton, IL Basement Wall Supported and Clean

Darren's basement wall had an inward bow. Without attention, the bow would only worsen. Foundation Supportworks Inc. has the solution Darren opted for: Geo-Lock Wall Anchors! Rooted firmly in solid soil, these incredible anchors grip the weak areas of the bowing wall and stop cracks from growing. After Geo-Lock has been completely installed, you can still access panels to tighten the anchors and potentially move the wall back into place! Darren no longer has to worry about his basement wall caving in thanks to Woods Basement Systems and the powerful Geo-Lock anchors.

Geo-Lock Wall Anchors Permanently Secure Foundation Walls in Benton, IL

Geo-Lock Wall Anchors Permanently Secure Foundation Walls in Benton, IL

Before After
Geo-Lock Wall Anchors Permanently Secure Foundation Walls in Benton, IL Geo-Lock Wall Anchors Permanently Secure Foundation Walls in Benton, IL

External soil conditions can exert tremendous amount of pressure on foundation walls. Kevin L.’s foundation walls had long, horizontal cracks that spanning across them which made him worry about the safety of the walls so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended Geo-Lock Wall Anchors.

Woods installed the Geo-Lock Wall Anchors along the cracked foundation walls. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors counteract that external soil pressure by connecting steel wall plates on the inside of the walls, as seen in the picture, to earth anchors embedded in more stable soil conditions in the yard using galvanized steel anchor rods. They permanently stabilize walls and prevent future damage.

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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Everything was made very clear and I paid the price I was quoted not a cent more.
Testimonial by Nick and Lisa M. from Beton, IL
Basement wall cracks and I needed help.
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Your whole company is very professional - excellent service.
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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!

Benton’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 Benton

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 Benton, IL
Foundation Problem Solved with SmartJacks and PushPiers

Homeowner Bob P. of Benton, Illinois had a foundation problem. The floors and walls of his home were cracking, as well as a sinking floor above his crawl space. He called Woods Basement Systems to install foundation repair products to solve his problem. Foreman Jose Lorenzana and his team installed two different repair products, SmartJacks and PushPiers.

Foundation Problem Solved with SmartJacks and PushPiers - Photo 1
Benton, Illinois Basement Restored by TripleSafe & WaterGuard

Bob of Benton, Illinois had a structurally damaged basement due to years of water accumulating in. Bob contacted Woods Basement Systems to protect his home from both structural and water damage. System design specialist, Sam W., inspected the space and recommended waterproofing the area then restoring the basement walls. 

Sam recommended installing two of Woods' top waterproofing products: TripleSafe and WaterGuard. TripleSafe is a sump pump that works continuously to discard of any water that seeps into the basement. The WaterGuard is a french draining system that is installed around the perimeter of the home to collect all water that seeps in. These products work together because the WaterGuard directs all the water collected to the TripleSafe to be pumped out. 

Thanks to the leadership of foreman, Brad P., the crew installed these products in no time. Bob is now excited to step-up another appointment to repair his basement's structural damage. 

WaterGuard Installed in Benton, Illinois

Jerry of Benton, Illinois, had water leaking into his basement, so he decided to call Woods basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, David P. recommended installing a WaterGuard system.

Foreman, Melvin F. installed the product. A WaterGuard works to collect water that seeps through basement walls. It guides that water to the sump pump so it can be pumped out of the home. It is installed in the perimeter of a basement or crawl space floor. 

Now Jerry S. has a watertight basement. 

Push Piers Installed in Benton, IL Home

Benton, Illinois homeowner Beth was concerned with her settling foundation. She called Woods Basement Systems and System Design Specialist Luke K. developed the perfect plan for her.

Foreman Bradly P. and his crew installed Push Piers and 3' SmartJacks in order to stabilize the basement. 

Push Piers are ideal for lifting a settling foundation because they take the pressure of the structure off of the moving soil and transfer it to the solid bedrock. 

SmartJacks work with in the home to provide additional support on sagging floors. They are steel and will remain sturdy for decades. 

Beth now has a sturdy foundation and support for her floors so she can rest easy. 

Foundation Walls Secured With Geo-Lock Wall Anchors in Benton, IL

Kevin L. of Benton, IL had foundation walls were damaged. They were bowing in and had long, horizontal cracks spanning across them. Kevin was worried about them failing so he called Woods Basement Systems. After inspecting the foundation walls, Design Specialist Adam R. determined Geo-Lock Wall Anchors would be the best solution.

Woods installed the Geo-Lock Wall Anchors along the cracked, bowing walls. Galvanized steel anchor rods were driven through the walls and connected to earth anchors embedded in stable soil condition in the yard. The rods are attached to wall plates on the inside of the walls and the system is tightened to counteract the external pressure that damages walls. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors permanently stabilize foundation walls in place and can also straighten walls over time by tightening them during dry periods.

Kevin L. is glad that his walls are safe and secure and that he no longer has to worry about the walls failing.

Work Requests From Benton, IL
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Flood water came in basement during a big storm. Cracked foundation
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I have a garage floor that was completed in two separate pours. One of them has cracked roughly 1/3 way and is sinking about 1". Also would like a quote on patio leveling
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Wet basement/bowing basement block wall
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Radon gas tested high in basement
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Basement wall cracked and bowing.
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We have a very small cellar that occasionally has a small amount of water in it. But it is completely enclosed with no windows or ventilation. So it has a lot of air moisture. It also has some yellow mold. We'd like to look at a complete water proofing and then dehumidifying/moisture removal along with mold removal.
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My house was built in 1915, so that pretty much sums it up! I have a horizontal crack (about a foot) that runs from a window to the brick fireplace and is actually also causing a hairline in the mortar. The same window has a vertical crack from the upper corner. There is also stair step cracking on the brick around the house. The front of the house is where the majority of issues are showing. I bought this with the intention of renovating as I could afford. I pulled the carpet and the hardwoods are a disaster, but I can't do anything until I figure out the foundation and if this is a house I can afford to stay in, or try to sell. There were support posts in the basement, one seems to be missing... it is the one in the front. I think I shouldn't have bought this house, well, I know I shouldn't have! Too much HGTV! Tony Phelps from Benton referred me. Thank you!
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Have basement problem. Wall is bowed and water is now leaking through.
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Crawlspace is damp after it rains. Musty smell in the house after it rains.
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Concrete around inground pool is sinking/settling
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Basement wall on North side of house is being pushed it from the outside. Need to obtain an estimate to determine course of action.
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We are looking at buying a house. There are some drainage issues on the front corner of the attached garage, and the footing has sunk enough to crack the brick exterior wall approximately 15' from the corner. Before we buy this house we would like to have a ball park estimate of how much it would cost to repair the footing.