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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 Backup
SaniDry Dehumidifier
Aspen Air Purifier


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


Concrete Repair
PolyLevel® Concrete Leveling & Lifting
SealantPro™ Concrete Sealing
Mudjacking Alternative
Pool Deck Repair
Concrete Driveway Repair
Sidewalk Repair
Before and After Pictures from Chester
WaterGuard in Chester, IL

WaterGuard in Chester, IL

Before After
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These homeowners were concerned about excess water coming through cracks in their basement walls. System Design Specialist Simba T. inspected the home and recommended the ideal drainage solution to remedy the situation.

Foreman Tyler S. and his team installed Waterguard drain systems to remove excess water. WaterGuard is installed underneath th efloor slab for powerful, clog-free drainage without any unsightly appearance.

Chester, IL Basement Transforms with EverLast Wall Panels

Chester, IL Basement Transforms with EverLast Wall Panels

Before After
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Matthew of Chester, Illinois wanted to transform his previously water damaged basement into a finished space that he could use. EverLast wall panels were used to finish the walls and serve a dual purpose protecting against water. These beautiful panels were installed to the lower half of the basement walls. EverLast panels are resistant to stains from water, mold, and drywall damage. Thanks to the beautiful EverLast panels, these panels are the finishing touch this basement needed. 

Waterproofing with WaterGuard in Chester, IL

Waterproofing with WaterGuard in Chester, IL

Before After
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If you don't have a waterproofing system in your basement, you are only waiting for a water leak to create destruction. All basements will experience a leak at some point. Are you ready for it? 

To protect this basement, Team Woods installed a WaterGuard drainage system into the footing of the basement floors to direct water leaks to the basement sump pump.  Just look at the difference!

Company Awards
Best of Springfield in Foundation Repair 2022
Woods was awarded Best of Springfield in Foundation Repair for 2022. Check us out in the Thank You issue hitting... [Read more]
CN Live '22 Award Winners
Woods headed to Connecticut's Capital City of Hartford to attend CN Live '22 with other dealers from our network where... [Read more]
Woods Wins at 2022 Redefine SupportWorks Awards
Woods attended our annual Supportworks Conference in Omaha, NE for Redefine 2022. We were awarded #3 in dealers, #2... [Read more]
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Reviews From Chester
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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!

Chester’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 Chester

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 Chester, IL
Wall Crack Could Result from Foundation Problems in Chester, Illinois

Vertical wall cracks could be a sign that your home has an underlying foundation issue. No need to panic, we offer multiple solutions that can make your foundation safe, strong, and stable!

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Chester Home Supported with PowerBrace

Homeowner Meredith C. of Chester, Illinois was worried about the foundation of her home. In her basement, she noticed several large cracks forming horizontally and stair-stepping up the concrete blocks of her walls. Realizing that the cracks will be a risk to the investment of her home as well as a risk to the safety of her family, Meredith decided to call Woods Basement Systems to repair her foundation problems.

Our foreman Greg Harvie and his team sent out to Meredith’s home to install our PowerBrace system. The PowerBrace system is designed to permanently stabilize her home’s foundation. Ultimately, supporting the basement walls and straightening the foundation over time. PowerBrace can be customized to your home and fix any type of bowing, cracked, or broken wall. Now, Meredith can be assured that her home is straightened and stable.

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Leaking Chester, IL Basement Made Dry With WaterGuard

Annie W. of Chester, Illinois was having issues with moisture in her basement. Whenever it rained heavily, water would stream down the walls and pool on the floor. These constant leaks required constant cleanup, and Annie was fed up. She wanted to have the problem taken care of once and for all, so she called Woods Basement Systems.

In order to waterproof the space, foreman Greg and his team installed a WaterGuard drainage system. These gutter-like drains are placed underneath the floor at the base of the leaking walls to catch any and all water and prevent it from reaching the space. Annie's basement is now protected from water and she couldn't be happier!

Unprotected Chester, IL Basement Protected by TripleSafe, WaterGuard & LawnScape Outlet

Homeowner, Tim, wanted to work with Team Woods to waterproof his Chester, Illinois basement. After looking over the space, Woods Basement Systems design specialist, Brian S., worked with Tim to met his desires. Tim wanted a completely waterproofed basement because he was concerned that this space would soon be unsafe. These wishes led Brian to the recommendation a TripleSafe sump pump, WaterGuard drains, and a LawnScape outlet. 

The TripleSafe sump pump system will work to pump out all pesky water leaks out of the home. These leaks are directed towards the sump pump thanks to the WaterGuard drains. WaterGuard drains are installed in the perimeter of the room to stop the water leaks from entering inside. As for the exterior, the LawnScape outlet was installed to drive the water leaks away from the house. This outlet is connected to the discharge line and prevents water leaks from seeping back into the house. Team Woods installed these systems quickly and efficiently to surpass Tim's requests!

Chester, IL Basement Transforms with EverLast Wall Panels

Matthew of Chester, Illinois wanted to transform his previously water damaged basement into a finished space that he could use. Matthew gave Woods Basement Systems a call to get a professional's opinion on the best solution to finish his basement.  Team Woods looked over the space and had a specialist design a plan customized to finished the basement. 

EverLast wall panels were used to finish the walls and serve a dual purpose protecting against water. These beautiful panels were installed to the lower half of the basement walls. EverLast panels are resistant to stains from water, mold, and drywall damage. Head foreman, Jesse C., installed the EverLast panels with the help of his crew. Thanks to the beautiful EverLast panels, these panels are the finishing touch this basement needed. 

PolyLevel in Chester, Illinois

Robert and Cindy noticed uneven pavement and cracking around their outdoor pool and concrete steps. They decided to call Woods Basement Systems and system design specialist, Peter N., recommended after inspection PolyLeveling was the right solution for their home.

Foreman, Matthew R. installed the PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a high density polyurethane formula that permanently lifts and stabilizes concrete slabs. First small, dime-sized, holes are drilled into the concrete. Then the polymer is injected and the hole is covered with concrete. So, there is no worries about mismatched concrete slabs or large holes left behind. 

Now Robert and Cindy P. can enjoy their home without the worry. 

TripleSafe and WaterGuard in Chester, IL

Homeowners Danny and Karen in Chester, IL were alarmed to see water pouring in through horizontal cracks in their block foundation and called Woods Basement Systems for help. Danny and Karen met with System Design Specialist Simba T. who worked with them to design the ideal solution to their problems.

Foreman Tyler S. and his team installed a two-pronged system using a TripleSafe sump system along with WaterGuard drains. Installed under the floor slab, WaterGuard provides effective drainiage without the unsightly look of a basement drain. It redirects unwanted water to the TripleSafe system, which offers three levels of protection and uses an UltraSump battery backup system to keep it running during a power outage. Danny and Karen can relax knowing their basement will be protected from harmful water damage for years to come. 

PolyLevel Installation in Chester, IL

Cindy and Robert P. of Chester, IL were concerned about major cracks in their garage and under their pool. Woods Basement Systems sent Peter N. to help them design a custom fix for their problems.

Foreman Matthew R. and his team installed PolyLevel leveling solution to stabilize the home's concrete foundation. PolyLevel is a lightweight, noninvasive polymer designed to provide lasting support. Now Bob and Donna can rest easy knowing their foundation will be level and secure for years to come. 

WaterGuard Protects Chester, Illinois Basement

Cheryl H., Chester, Illinois homeowner, was troubled by water leaking into her basement where the floor meets the walls. The water risked damage to her valuables and caused a musty odor. 

Jake K., system design specialist, designed a solution to keep her valuables safe and her basement dry. WaterGuard was installed by Dillon L. and his team. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that guides water to the newly installed TwinPack sump pump system and away from the home. Cheryl can now enjoy her dry basement with no worries of mold.