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Basement To Beautiful Wall Panels
Drain Tile Installation
SuperSump Pump System
TripleSafe Pumping System
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CleanSpace Encapsulation
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Everlast Crawl Space Doors
SaniDry Csb Dehumidifier
SmartDrain Water Drainage
SmartSump Sump Pump
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WallCap Block Wall Sealer
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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
Premier And Linen Ceiling Tiles
ThermalDry Floor Tiles
Sunhouse Window Wells
Everlast Window Replacement
Rockwell Egress Window


Concrete Repair
PolyLevel® Concrete Leveling & Lifting
SealantPro™ Concrete Sealing
Mudjacking Alternative
Pool Deck Repair
Concrete Driveway Repair
Sidewalk Repair
Before and After Pictures from Charleston
Downspouts Cause Problems for Charleston, IL Basement

Downspouts Cause Problems for Charleston, IL Basement

Before After
Downspouts Cause Problems for Charleston, IL Basement Downspouts Cause Problems for Charleston, IL Basement

This basement in Charleston, Illinois needed a specially designed RainChute to help alleviate the amount of water that collected around the home's foundation.

Radiant Vapor Barrier Keeps Charleston, IL Basement Dry & Warm

Radiant Vapor Barrier Keeps Charleston, IL Basement Dry & Warm

Before After
Radiant Vapor Barrier Keeps Charleston, IL Basement Dry & Warm Radiant Vapor Barrier Keeps Charleston, IL Basement Dry & Warm

Water found its way into this Charleston, Illinois basement. This basement experienced a lot of water seepage until Woods Basement Systems installed wall anchors, a drainage system, sump pump system, and the ThermalDry wall system to keep this basement dry and comfortable all year round!

Painted Block Foundation Leaking in Charleston, IL

Painted Block Foundation Leaking in Charleston, IL

Before After
Painted Block Foundation Leaking in Charleston, IL Painted Block Foundation Leaking in Charleston, IL

Painting or coating an interior block foundation will only slow water from getting in to a basement.  Over time, the seepage gets in between the wall and the coating and eventually leaks in to the basement.  Our BrightWall® wall covering is a great solution for block foundation walls.  In this Charleston, Illinois home, we used installed this product in combination with our WaterGuard® basement waterproofing system for a customized, effective solution.  It also gives the basement a clean, finished appearance.

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Best of Springfield in Foundation Repair 2022
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CN Live '22 Award Winners
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Woods Wins at 2022 Redefine SupportWorks Awards
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I was pleased to have a dry basement again.
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Woods Basement Systems sold me peace of mind.
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The crew took their time to protect my floors and stairs which really impressed me.
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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!

Charleston’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.

How PolyLevel works:

  1. The concrete lifting and leveling process begins with a few small holes drilled in the slab.
  2. Then the PolyLevel polymer is injected into the holes and expands to provide an accurate lift.
  3. 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 standard that PolyLevel replaces. We even offer SealantPro concrete sealing, which extends slabs' lifespans by 3 to 5 times overall in just one quick application. This concrete sealing system is resistant to moisture, oil, UV rays, abrasions, and more.

To remove tripping hazards, stabilize concrete, and lift it back to a level height nothing is faster or more effective than PolyLevel concrete leveling. After, our concrete sealing system will preserve your slabs for a lifetime. To schedule a FREE concrete lifting and leveling or concrete sealing estimate, contact us today!

We can Fix: 
  • Sunken sidewalks
  • Sagging steps
  • Uneven patios
  • Sinking driveways

Crawl Space Repair Services in Charleston

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!

Case Studies From Charleston
A young couple in Charleston, IL had recently purchased their home when they began having foundation settlement issues. Their paved driveway was...
This basement in Charleston, IL was in desperate need of a waterproofing makeover. The windows leaked, the sump pump failed, and the floor always...
Job Stories From Charleston, IL
Waterproofing System Installed in Charleston, IL Home

Homeowners Cynthia and Don S. of Charleston, IL wanted to waterproof their basement. With the basement flooding after every minor rain that came their way, they were exhausted from keeping up with the mess. They decided it was finally time to make a call to Woods Basement Systems and have the problem fixed once and for all. Foreman Michael Davies and his team made it out to the home and installed the perfect solution for their space. Now, Cynthia and Don have peace of mind knowing their basement will be dry for years to come.

Waterproofing System Installed in Charleston, IL Home - Photo 1
Waterproofing Missouri Basement with WaterGuard System

This album shows the before and after photos of a wet Saint Louis, Missouri basement and the products installed to correct that issue by Woods Basement Systems.

Waterproofing Missouri Basement with WaterGuard System - Photo 1
Charleston, IL Home Waterproofed with CleanSpace and WaterGuard

In Charleston, Illinois homeowner Jamie G. was having problems with water flooding her basement every time it would rain. Exhausted from the cleanup, she decided to call Woods Basement Systems to see what they could do. Our team installed several of our patented items such as WaterGuard, IceGuard, CleanSpace and TripleSafe systems. All these items working together to ensure that all water is sent out of the home before it can reach the floor or items in storage.

Charleston, IL Home Waterproofed with CleanSpace and WaterGuard - Photo 1
Patented Waterproofing Products Installed in Charleston, Illinois Basement

In Charleston, Illinois homeowner Jenny G. was having problems with water entering her basement. Every time it would rain, she would have to check the basement to see if the cracks and spots where the floor meets the wall for water. The items stored in her basement were always at risk of becoming damaged or destroyed, and she was worried about the well-being of her home. After years of cleaning the basement up, she finally decided to call Woods Basement Systems.

Here at Woods, we have several items patented to keep your basement dry – year round. In Jenny’s basement, they installed out WaterGuard system. WaterGuard is our interior drainage system, it is installed around the perimeter of the basement, collecting water as it enters the home before  it could reach the floor. This will protect the items that Jenny has stored in her basement, as well as keep her home safe and dry for years to come.

Patented Waterproofing Products Installed in Charleston, Illinois Basement - Photo 1
WaterGuard Basement Drainage System

Homeowner Adam L. of Charleston, Illinois was worried about his wet basement. After a heavy rain, water was coming in at the floor/wall joint. He called Woods Basement Systems to see if there was a solution that could be installed in his space. Foreman John Cunningham and his team waterproofed the basement in just one day, using our WaterGuard system. WaterGuard effectively captures wall and floor seepage before it reaches your basement floor. 

WaterGuard Basement Drainage System - Photo 1
Leaking Charleston, IL Basement is Waterproofed

In Charleston, Illinois homeowner John M. had a wet basement. His basement was unfinished, the floor was cracked and leaking. The water was flooding the space, damaging items he had stored there. John decided to make a call to Woods Basement Systems to see if they could waterproof his basement once and for all. Our foreman Gage Kile and his team installed several patented products including IceGuard, WaterGuard and TripleSafe.

Leaking Charleston, IL Basement is Waterproofed - Photo 1
CleanSpace™ with UltraSump™ and Sedona

There were no corners cut when protecting Pat H.'s crawlspace from water vapor. The dirt floor of the crawlspace would allow water vapor to enter the crawlspace from below. Water vapor can condense on cooler survaces like the walls and ceiling of the crawlspace as well as grow mold and support dust mite populations.


To stop this from happening, the crawlspace was incapsulated with CleanSpace™. CleanSpace™ is a vapor barrier made from a tough liner similar to pool liners. This vapor barrier seals the floor and walls of the crawlspace and prevents water vapor from rising into the crawlspace from the dirt floor. Instead, this water vapor is directed to the UltraSump™ sump pump system which can pump the water away from the home. 


The final step in protecting the crawlspace was installing a Sedona. The Sedona would dry the air in the crawlspace, removing any water vapor that was already inside the incapsulated space. The water is drained into the sump pump while the air is filtered of mold spores and dust mites and recirculated through the area.


With bad air being kept out and clean air being circulated, Pat H. has a clean crawlspace that doesn't pose a threat to the rest of her home. 


CleanSpace™ with UltraSump™ and Sedona - Photo 1
Updated Outdoor Waterproofing Protects Charleston, IL Crawl Space from Damage

Elise from Charleston, Illinois needed a quick, permanent solution to keep water out of her crawl space. Woods Basement Systems sent out one of our top system design specialist, Nolan M., who looked over the home to find the perfect solution for Elise and her family. Upon inspection, Nolan recommended installing a new discharge system with an IceGuard attachment. 

With a new discharge line, the crawl space sump pump will be able to pump out all pesky water leaks that may seep inside. A discharge line is a pipeline that carries water leaks outside. Attached to the discharge line will be an IceGuard attachment that will prevent the line from clogging and freezing year-round! These outdoor waterproofing products were installed by foreman Jesse C. and his crew of installers.



Proactive Waterproofing in Charleston, IL with TripleSafe & WaterGuard

Jim, a homeowner in Charleston, Illinois, wanted to take protective measures by waterproofing his basement. This led to Jim giving Woods Basement Systems a call to find a protective solution. Bill C., a system design specialist, went out to the house to see what products would give an optimal solution. Upon inspection, Bill recommended installing a sump pump and a drainage system to waterproof the basement. 

These two waterproofing products were selected because a drainage system would collect and direct leaks to the sump pump. The drainage system installed was Woods Basement Systems' top sump pump, TripleSafe. This sump pump contains three pumps that will serve as a dependable system year-round. The drainage system installed was WaterGuard drains. These drains are installed in the footing of the basement walls to collect water leaks that enter through the walls. These two products were installed by foreman, Brett J., and his crew of installers. Thanks to Team Woods, this basement is now safe and waterproofed!

Sagging Floors Leveled With Smart Jacks In Charleston, IL

Dawn of Charleston, Illinois noticed that the floor of her home above the crawl space was starting to sag. She was worried about it collapsing, so she gave Woods Basement Systems a call. 

System design specialist Gregory visited Dawn's home and determined that the best solution would be to install Smart Jacks in the crawl space to support the floors. A Woods team arrived soon after and got to work, installing two of these jacks underneath the floor joists and making the floor leve again. Smart Jack supports are capable of supporting over 60,000 pounds each, so Dawn will certainly not have to worry about her floors anymore!

Leaky Basement Gets WaterGuard and TwinPak Sump Pump in Charleston, IL

Charleston homeowner Nik was having issues with leaks in his basement. Water was making its way into the space through the seam where the wall meets the floor. As Nik used part of the basement as a makeshift theatre and entertainment area, he kept all sorts of electronics and furniture in the space, and the water presented quite a risk to these valuables. All of this considered, he gave Woods Basement Systems a call.

Lucas, system design specialist, visited the home and worked with Nik to craft a solution that would fit all of his needs. Soon after, a Woods team arrived and got to work. Led by foreman Juan, they began by installing WaterGuard, a gutter-like system that is put in place under the floor at the base of the walls to catch and remove any and all water that comes into the basement. Next, the homeowner's existing, ineffective sump pump was replaced by the TwinPak sump system. Equipped with two independently operating pumps capable of removing nearly 10,000 gallons of water an hour, the TwinPak is quite the workhorse. This is where any water caught by the WaterGuard system ends up before being pumped out of the home. The final installation was done on the exterior of the home at the water discharge pipe, where IceGuard was put in place to prevent any sort of freezing problems. 


PolyLevel Installation in Charleston, Illinois

Josh of Charleston, Illinois experienced having sinking concrete slabs in his driveway, so he decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, Kevin E. recommended installing PolyLevel.

Foreman, Andrew T. installed the product. PolyLevel is a high density polyurethane formula, or foam that permanently lifts and stabilizes sinking concrete slabs. First, small, dime-sized holes are drilled into the concrete. Then the void is filled with the polymer. Lastly, the holes are covered with cement and within 15 minutes of installation, the concrete can be used again. 

Now Josh D. can safely use his driveway. 

PowerBrace Stabilizes Walls in Charleston, IL

Basement walls can start to bow and move overtime. That’s why Jeffrey V called Woods Basement Systems. System Design specialist Gregory B was able to come up with a solution to the problem.

Foreman Bradly P installed a PowerBrace Assembly in Jeffrey’s basement. The PowerBrace attaches to the walls and will keep them form bending any more than they already have. They will also be able to move the walls back into place.

PowerBraces Stabilize Charlestion, Illinois Basement Wall

Jeffrey V. of Charleston, Illinois discovered an expanding horizontal crack in his home's foundation wall. He contacted Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate. 

Specialist Greg B. evaluated the home and crack and determined the PowerBrace stabilization system would be the best solution for the expanding crack.

Foreman Brad P. and his crew installed the PowerBraces along the cracked wall and now Jeffrey can rest assured knowing the wall in permanently stabilized.

Charleston, Illinois Basement Waterproofed with WaterGuard, TwinPack and IceGuard

Stacey D. of Charleston, Illinois was troubled by water leaking into her basement where the floor meets the wall. The water risked damaging the valuables stored in her basement. System design specialist Greg B. designed a solution to waterproof the basement.

Foreman Dillon L. and his team installed WaterGuard, a perimeter drainage system. WaterGuard collects and guides water to the TwinPack sump pump system. TwinPack is equipped with two pumps for extra protection. In addtion to WaterGuard and TwinPack, IceGuard was installed. IceGuard provides an exit for water in the even that the discharge lines become frozen or clogged.

Stacey is pleased that her basement is now dry and will stay dry.

Basement in Charleston, IL now dry and protected with TripleSafe and Cleanspace Wall System.

Jeff D. had water seeping through his walls and into his basement so he called Woods Basement Systems for help. Systems Design Specialist Kevin E. thoroughly inspected the inside and outside of the home to diagnose his water problem and proposed the solution.

Foreman Ryan L. installed the CleanSpace System to prevent water from coming in through the walls and guide it to the Waterguard, which is installed in the basement perimeter where the floor meets the wall. The waterguard directs the water into the TripleSafe sump pump pit. From there, the TripleSafe sump pump system that was installed pumps the water to the outside, even if the power goes out. The IceGuard installed keeps the water pumped out from coming back in if the discharge line becomes clogged or frozen.

Now Jeff doesn't have to worry when there's rain in the forecast because he knows his home is protected.

Waterproofing Makeover in Charleston, IL

This basement in Charleston, IL was in desperate need of a waterproofing makeover.  The windows leaked, the sump pump failed, and the floor always seemed to be wet.  The resident wanted to use his unfinished basement for storage, but was unable to do so since it flooded every time it rained.

Woods Basement Systems gave the basement a complete waterproofing makeover by installing new windows, WaterGuard, ThermalDry, and a TripleSafe sump pump.  All of these products worked together to keep the basement permanently dry.

Wet Basement in Charleston, IL

A young couple in Charleston, IL had recently purchased their home when they began having foundation settlement issues.  Their paved driveway was cracked and cracks were appearing in the foundation walls.  During heavy rains, water would enter in through the cracks, causing the basement to flood.

Woods Basement Systems first attempted at closing the wall cracks by installing Push Piers around the outside perimeter of the home. They also installed WaterGuard and a TripleSafe sump pump in order to permanently waterproof the basement. The residents were highly satisfied with the work done by Woods and now enjoy a dry basement.