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Francis & LaVerne, residents of Glencoe, MO, were unsure exactly how old their house was. When the large horizontal crack on their foundation wall began to leak water, they decided to call in professionals because they were afraid their house was becoming unsafe. Suggested by a neighbor, they called Woods Basement Systems and set up a free consultation with representative, Randy Pantano.
After a thorough assessment, Randy noticed the couples walls were beginning to bow. After informing that this often happens due to too much pressure from the foundation soils, he suggested The Foundation Supportworks Geo-Lock Wall Anchor System, which avoids the cost of total foundation replacement. This long-term system would help straighten then walls back to their original position overtime. He then recommended the WaterGuard drainage channel to prevent the water from the crack from entering his basement. The couple was relieved to know that there was a permanent solution to their problem. They scheduled the project date for the following month.
Foreman Marshall Crawford and his associates started the project on August 19, 2013. The anchors were inserted in the soil outside the foundation. There, they apply pressure to the foundation walls by the connection of a steel rod. This procedure helps form them back to their original position. They then installed an interior drainage channel called the WaterGuard system. The WaterGuard channels any access water that comes through the crack and channels it to the sump pump. By August 23rd, the job was complete.
Not only is Francis & LaVerne’s foundation safer, but their basement is now dry and they increased the value of their home. They can now use their basement space without fear of their possessions getting water damage.
The homeowners of this Caseyville, IL home had water damage in their basement. When Woods Basement Systems came out, it was determined that EverLast Half Wall Restoration was needed. The half wall restoration is waterproof, as well as resistant to mold and mildew. EverLast is also 197% stronger than drywall. The homeowners are now pleased they no longer have damaged drywall and their resale value has increased.
With a flooded basement, Tim and Patty D. in Martinsville, IL decided it was time to waterproof their basement. Woods Basement Systems was able to find products to fit their needs and keep their property dry.
Woods installed WaterGuard to help drain unwanted water out of the basement. WaterGuard is installed in the cement of the flooring against the walls. This provides water to enter the piping and be drained to prevent damages to the home and personal belongings.
A SaniDry was installed to filter moisture out of the air in the basement. A SaniDry is a dehumidifier for the space and will help control the humidity. Controlling the humidity of the basement will reduce energy bills and make the space more comfortable to be in and the air moving into the home will be more controlled.
A sump pump was installed to provide escape for any unwanted water in the space. Water that may still get into the space will be pumped out through a discharge line that leads the yard. If this line becomes frozen or backed up, IceGuard will prevent the water from receding back into the basement.
Amanda and Casey H., Effingham, Illinois residents, were distraught by water leaking into their basement where the floor meets the wall. The water caused a musty odor and risked damaging their valuables.
System design specialist Kevin E. designed a solution to keep their basement dry. Foreman Greg H. installed WaterGuard, a perimeter drainage system. WaterGuard collects and guides water to the TwinPack sump pump system. In addition to WaterGuard and TwinPack, IceGuard was installed. IceGuard provides an exit for the water in the event that the discharge lines become frozen or clogged.
Steve and Casey B., Lake St. Louis, Missouri homeowners, were distraught by their bowing foundation walls. As the walls bowed under pressure, they cracked and allowed water to leak into the basement. System design specialist Kevin E. designed a solution to restore the foundation and keep the basement dry.
Foreman Todd W. installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. Geo-Lock straightens the walls over time and provides permanent support for the foundation. To keep the basement dry, Todd and his team installed the CleanSpace wall system. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier that guides water to the newly installed WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that collects and guides water away from the basement.
Steve and Casey are thrilled to know their home is supported and their basement will stay dry.
Steve and Casey B. of Lake St. Louis, Missouri was troubled by her bowing foundation walls. As the walls bowed under pressure, they began to crack and allow water to leak into the basement. System design specialist Kevin E. designed a solution to keep the foundation supported and the basement dry.
Foreman Mason S. installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. Geo-Lock is drilled into undisturbed soil to ensure the foundation stays supported. Geo-Lock straightens the walls to their original position.
To keep the basment dry, Mason and his team installed WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that collects and guides water away from the basement.
Steve and Casey are relieved to know the foundation of their home is supported. They are also pleased to know that their basement will stay dry.
Casey B., Saint Joseph, Illinois resident, was troubled to discover his foundation was compromised. As his foundation walls bowed under pressure, they cracked. If this problem was not resolved, the foundation was at risk for collapsing. Thankfully, system design specialist Greg B. designed a solution to support the foundation.
Jeremy R., foreman, installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. Geo-Lock is a permanent solution to support bowing foundation walls. Geo-Lock straightens the walls and provides continuous support. Casey is thrilled to have a safe foundation.
Michael S. of Marshall, IL had water leaking into his basement. The water would not drain and created concerns. Woods Basement Systems installed products to eliminate all water related concerns in the basement.
Woods installed WaterGuard to help drain water out of the basement. WaterGuard is installed against the wall in the concrete of the floor. The water will flow into the WaterGuard, allowing the piping to lead the water out of the basement.
CleanSpace was installed to the basement walls to help provide control to the water. The CleanSpace will provide a guide for the water to flow into the WaterGuard or sump pump.
A Twin Pack sump pump was installed to evacuate unwanted water. The sump pump will pump the water out through a discharge line that leads the water to the yard. This line can become clogged or frozen at times, in order to prevent the water from receding back into the basement, Woods installed IceGuard. IceGuard is installed on the discharge line next to the house and allows water to escape through it when it is necessary.
Matthew H. of Martinsville, Illinois was troubled by his bowing foundation walls. As the walls bowed under pressure, they cracked and compromised the integrity of his foundation. System design specialist Greg B. designed a solution.
Foreman Jeremy R. installed PowerBrace. PowerBrace straightens the wall to its original position over time. The system provides continuous support to the foundation. Matthew is pleased to know his foundation is safe and supported.
Braden M. of Martinsville, Illinois was troubled by his bowing foundation walls. As the walls bowed under pressure, they began to crack and compromise the integrity of the foundation. A Woods Basement Systems system design specialist designed a solution.
Geo-Lock Wall Anchors were installed. The wall anchors restore the wall to its original position and provde support for the foundation. Braden is pleased that his foundation is safe and supported.
Steve and Kris M. of Martinsville, Illinois were troubled by water leaking into their basement where the floor meets the wall. The water caused mold and risked damaging their valuables. System design specialist Kevin E. designed a solution.
Foreman Ryan L. installed WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that collects and guides water to the TwinPack sump pump system. TwinPack is equipped with two pumps to ensure the basement stays dry. Additionally, IceGuard was installed. IceGuard provides an exit for water in the event that discharge lines become frozen or clogged.
Steve and Kris are pleased to know their basement will stay dry.
Casey T. of Rochester, IL wanted to use his crawlspace for storage but there was was a problem. Water seeped in through the foundation walls of the crawlspace and turned the dirt floors into a muddy mess making it completely unusable. Casey called Woods Basements Systems for a free assessment. Design Specialist Nolan M. inspected the crawlspace and recommended installing an encapsulation system.
Woods encapsulated the crawlspace using CleanSpace vapor barrier. CleanSpace is a thick, durable plastic liner that prevents water from entering the crawlspace. Drainage Matting was installed under the CleanSpace over the dirt floors. It’s dimpled so it provides channels for standing water in the crawlspace to disperse out of the crawlspace.
A SmartDrain was installed in the crawlspace and seamlessly with the CleanSpace vapor barrier. If there is ever a plumbing leak into the encapsulated crawlspace, the SmartDrain will collect the water to be drained into a bed of gravel where it will flow into a dry well and seep into the soil below. The SmartDrain is also equipped with a WaterWatch alarm system so if water is detected entering the drain, the homeowner will know there’s an issue before it becomes an even bigger problem.
Casey T. is happy he can now store his belongings in his crawlspace without worries.
Ryan B. of Pevely, Missouri noticed that his basement was collecting water. He did not want to have to deal with this problem after every big rain shower, so he called Woods Basement Systems.
Design specialist Chris T. discussed the problems with the homeowner and decided the best plan of action was to install a Waterguard drainage system and a Twin Pack sump pump. Foreman William H. then headed to the home to start the job.
The Waterguard drainage system was placed above the footing of the basement and was then covered with concrete. The Waterguard collects and drains any water that comes up from the ground before it reaches the surface of the basement. The Twin Pack sump pump has both a primary and secondary pump. If, for some reason, the primary pump goes out, the secondary pump kicks in and takes over. The sump pump collects water and moves it out of the home through an exterior discharge line.
Ryan B. no longer has to worry about a wet or flooded basement. He now has a dry and waterproof home.
Lee B. of O'Fallon, MO noticed that the walkway leading up to his home cracking. This can be a common occurrence, as naturally as the result of the weight what the concrete is holding up in addition to the wear and tear of the weight of the concrete itself. Lee realized that the future of his home could be in danger along with causing dangers such as falling. Lee decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a free quote.
Upon the visit from Systems Design Specialist David G., it was determined that the appropriate solution would be for foreman Juan H. to install PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a foam product that is injected into the concrete with the intentions of lifting it back to its natural state.
Since the installation of PolyLevel, Lee B. is no longer concerned about the safety of his home being a concern to himself or to friends and family.
If your homes foundation is sinking something needs to be done as soon as possible. That’s why Michael S called Woods Basement System. System Design Specialist Nolan M was able to come up with a solution to the problem.
Foreman Joshua B installed a SmartJack Assembly. The SmartJack will rest on a level of stable soil and support the portion of the house that is sinking. Now the house is stable and Michael has no need to worry.
Michael S. of Casey, IL became concerned about the stability of his home when he discovered the floors of his basement were sinking and unleveled so he gave Woods Basement System a call.
System design specialist, Nolan M. traveled to Casey, IL to do a home inspection and create a design that would ensure the homeowner stability. Foreman, Joshua B. then did a SmartJack Crawlspace Stabilizer installation. The sinking of the basement floors is likely due to the brick columns being too spaced apart in the crawlspace. Another cause of sinking basement floors could be weakened floor joists and girders. The SmartJack uses a steel support system to level and stabilize the girders and floor joists. Once the installment is done, the SmartJack Crawlspace Stabilizer can hold more than 60,000 pounds.
Michael S. now has complete stabilility in his home.
Jim and Bonnita in West Union, IL were looking to protect their home from the elements, so they called Woods Basement Systems for help. They met with Design Specialist Kevin E., who gave them a free estimate and recommended the ideal solution for their home protection needs.
Foreman Greg H. and his team installed CleanSpace wall covers to seal the basement from water damage. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier that traps out mold, mildew, and moisture, and it works well with any drainage system. With CleanSpace on their side, Jim and Bonnita have the clean, dry basement they always wanted.
Jim and Bonnita in West Union, IL were looking to protect their basement from the elements, so they called Woods Basement Systems for assistance. They met with Design Specialist Ben S., who gave them a free estimate and designed for them a custom-tailored waterproofing system to protect their home.
Foreman Greg H. and his team installed a combination of WaterGuard drains, a TripleSafe sump system, and SaniDry dehumidification system. WaterGuard is a French drain that's installed under the floor slab for clog-free drainage with a clean, minimal appearance. It redirects water to the TripleSafe system, which uses three Zoeller pumps to remove water from the home and features the UltraSump battery backup system to power TripleSafe in any condition. To clean the air as well, these homeowners received a SaniDry unit that filters up to 100 pints of water from the air along with removing even the tiniest irritants like dust and mold. Jim and Bonnita can now enjoy a clean, dry basement thanks to their new basement system.
Gene of Marshall, Illinois, experienced sagging floors in his home, so he decided to call Woods Basement Systems. Upon further inspection, systems design specialist, Jacob K., recommended the installation of SmartJacks.
Foreman, James L., installed the products. Smartjacks work to permanently lift and stabilize existing beams in a crawlspace or basement. They are made of galvanized steel, so they do not rust.
Now, Gene B. has a stable foundation.
For the ultimate waterproofing repair, Kristofer from West Union, Illinois reached out to Woods Basement Systems for a solution. He met with system design specialist, Jeremy H., who designed a plan specifically for Kristofer's basement needs. Jeremy recommended installing a drainage system and replacing the old sump pump with a newer, updated system.
The two waterproofing products selected were WaterGuard drains and TwinPack sump pump. Together this waterproofing duo will collect and pump out pesky water leaks that make their way inside during heavy rainstorms. Head foreman, Logan B. led his team in installing these new products. Thanks to the combined effort of Team Woods, this project was completed quickly and efficiently.
Casey, Illinois homeowner Paul A. was having moisture issues in his partially finished basement. Water would make its way into the basement during periods of heavy rainfall and pool on the floor. This moisture had already damaged furniture and valuables, and Paul was eager to have the problem taken care of.
In order to waterproof the space, a Woods Basement Systems team installed a Waterguard drainage system. These gutter-like drains are placed underneath the flooring at the base of the leaking walls to collect all water leaks. Paul's basement is now protected from water and he couldn't be happier!
Julie of Bethalto, Illinois wanted to waterproof her basement once she noticed that water leaks had accumulated in her home. She quickly reached out to Woods Basement Systems to find a solution that would protect her home from harmful water damage. She spoke with system design specialist, Josh S., who worked with Julie to design a plan that would protect her basement from harm.
After looking over the space, Josh recommended installing a WaterGuard drainage system along the perimeter of the basement to keep water out. This french drainage system would be installed in the footing of the basement walls to collect and direct all water leaks towards the home's sump pump. Foreman Juan H. and his team installed this french drainage system. With the help of Team Woods, this homeowner wouldn't have to worry about her basement for several years to come.
Wayne and Kathy C. of Carrollton, IL incapsulated their basement in a vapor barrier to protect it from outside water leaks. But water leaks can still occur from the plumbing systems in the home.
While performing an annual maintenance inspection, Michael B. installed a WaterWatch™ alarm into the existing sump pump system. The WaterWatch™ alarm will detect any water entering the sump pump from outside the vapor barrier and alert the homeowners of the extra water so they can ensure they don't have a plumbing leak.
If any water enters the sump pump from above the drainage system, the WaterWatch™ alarm will make sure Wayne and Kathy know about it.
In Marshall, Illinois homeowner Diana N. wanted to seal her crawl space completely from outside water and air after recently checking it after a large storm. Concerned with the water seaping through the cracks of the cinder block walls, she decided to call Woods Basement Systems to solve her crawl space problem.
Wood's foremen Michael Rebenstorff and his team had the perfect solution to her wet and dirty crawl space problem. Using our CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system, we satisfied all of her repair criteria while dramatically transforming the area into a healthy, usable space. Now, Diana's crawl space is clean, dry, and has no more humidity than her space upstairs.
Wanda S. noticed water leaking into the crawl space of her Marshall, IL home. She was concerned about the effect this leaking water would have on the partial basement area next to the crawl space, so she contacted Woods Basement Systems to evaluate it.
Design specialist Greg B. determined a crawl space encapsulation system would be the best solution for Wanda's home. This included the SilverGlo wall insulation, CleanSpace vapor barrier, SmartSump sump pump, SmartPipe drainage system, and vent covers to properly seal off the crawl space.
In this photo gallery, we show the crawl space before installations begun and highlight these products after installation.
Many homes, like this one in Carbondale, IL., have dirt crawlspaces. A dirt crawlspace may seem harmless enough, but it can actually damage your home as well as decrease its energy efficiency.
The dirt in a crawlspace can allow animals and bugs to burrow in, as well as water vapor. A dirt crawlspace is also totally uninsulated, allowing conditioned air to escape and allowing humid, hot air in during the summer and frigid, cold air in during the winter. Dirt crawlspaces are full of problems.
But there is a solution to these problems; CleanSpace™. CleanSpace™ is a vapor barrier similar to a pool liner but specifically designed for crawlspaces. This tough, tear-proof liner can block the water vapor rising from the dirt floors or seeping through the walls of the crawlspace as well as block off entries that insects and rodents use to get into the crawlspace. CleanSpace™ is also anti-microbial, meaning mold can't grow on it or get past it. Once a crawlspace is incapsulated with CleanSpace™ it is protected from not only dirt, but insects and rodents as well as water vapor and mold. This opens up an opportunity to insulate the crawlspace as well. Since no animals will be able to rip the insulation, and water vapor and mold spores can't get in to ruin it, the crawlspace is the perfect place to insulate. With insulation below the floor, the entire home will be easier to heat or cool all year round.
A dirt crawlspace is full of problems, but a CleanSpace™ crawlspace can keep your home clean, dry and energy efficient.
In Marshall, IL homeowner Jim S. noticed water entering his home after the rainy spring and summer seasons. He had never had water problems prior to this year so he wasn’t sure what to do to fix it before it happened again. After a recommendation from a friend, he decided to call Woods Basement Systems.
Here at Woods, we have the perfect solutions to any waterproofing project. We sent our foreman Brett Jones and his team out to the High Ridge home to install our patented WaterGuard system. WaterGuard is our premiere waterproofing drainage system, sitting on-top of the footing keeping the drain clear of dirt of debris. Now, homeowner Jim has peace of mind knowing his basement and home is dry and clear of any rainwater