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This basement in Charleston, Illinois needed a specially designed RainChute to help alleviate the amount of water that collected around the home's foundation.
After noticing water leaks in her basement, this homeowner reached out to Woods Basement Systems right away for a waterproofing plan. Team Woods installed WaterGuard drains around the perimeter of the basement to collect the water leaks and send them to the sump pump to then be pumped out. In this before and after you can see the condition of the leaky basement before the repair and after with the drains installed with a fresh coat of cement over the top.
As homes age, it is not uncommon for floors to begin to sag above crawl spaces, and this Charleston, Illinois home was no different. In order to lift the floors and support them further, two Smart Jacks were installed in the crawl space under the floor joists. These jacks are capable of holding over 60,000 pounds apiece!
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After living in her home for 30 years, a resident of Altamont, IL called Woods Basement Systems to fix the walls that were caving in and cracking in her basement. The problem had been going on for 10 years, but she finally decided to do something about it once it became worse. The homeowner planned on living in her home for several years to come, and the structural damages to the basement walls worried her.
Woods installed Helical Piers in order to stabilize the walls and shift the home back toward its original position. These piers permanently stabilized the home’s foundation without the expense and disruption of a full foundation replacement. The resident was very pleased with the work that Woods did and rated them a 10 out of 10.
After living in her home for 18 years, a Mattoon, IL resident finally decided to fix her wet basement problem. Water would come into her basement through the walls and floors every time it rained and cause damage to her furnace and water heater. After one particular heavy rain, the resident found inches of standing water in her basement and decided to give Woods Basement Systems a call.
Woods installed WaterGuard and BrightWall among other products to prevent water from coming into the basement ever again. The WaterGuard carried the water out and away from the home while sitting on top of the footing rather than next to it, preventing dirt and sediment from clogging the system. The BrightWall waterproof panels provided a clean, bright, and dry living area for the resident.
Now the resident no longer has to worry when it rains, and she can happily enjoy her dry basement!
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.
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.
The crawl space under Martha's home had been troubling her and her son William. Not only was the crawl space musty, damp, and dirty; the dankness was affecting the rest of the house too!
What to do? Woods Basement Systems knows. Many homeowners aren't aware of existing solutions to crawl space issues, but crawl space work is a specialty of ours. We informed Martha of CleanSpace, the crawl space encapsulation system that completely transforms nasty crawl spaces into a beautiful, spotless storage area. In addition to installing CleanSpace, Martha also bought a SaniDry CX--a powerful crawl space dehumidifier. Stronger and more energy-efficient than a regular dehumidifier, the SaniDry CX is also self-draining, so turn it on and don't give it another thought!
Because of Woods, Martha's home smells fresher and her crawl space is no longer unbearable and perfect for storage. If your crawl space needs attention, please call Woods to set up a free inspection!
Josh of Bartelso, IL has had a waterproofing problem in his basement for a while and it was time to do something about it. Because he learned that Woods Basement Systems offers free quotes, he contacted the company, and they sent one of their System Design Specialists, Chris, to determine what the proper solution should be. After inspecting Josh's home, Chris believed Josh needed WaterGuard, IceGuard, TripleSafe and other waterproofing materials to keep his basement dry.
Agreeing with Chris's diagnosis, Josh went ahead and scheduled the installation. A few weeks later, Jeremy, a foreman from Woods Basement Systems, Inc., and his crew arrived in Bartelso and installed the everything Josh needed to waterproof his basement. After the long hours of installing the Waterguard, IceGuard and TripleSafe, Josh was very satisfied with Jeremy and his crew's work and considered hiring them again for another job in the future.
Agneta of Belleville, IL never liked going down into her crawlspace; it was unsightly and damp in every direction. Wanting something to be done to make her crawlspace less intimidating, she contacted Woods Basement Systems, Inc. in Collinsville, IL for a free quote. The company sent one of their System Design Specialists, Kevin, to inspect her crawlspace, and he determined the CleanSpace would best fit her needs. He also explained how the CleanSpace would separate her crawlspace from the earth and would help with the humidity problem she had, too.
Believing CleanSpace was exactly what she wanted, Agneta arranged for Woods Basement Systems, Inc. to have it installed. A few weeks later, one of Woods's foremen, Joshua, and his crew went to Agneta's home in Belleville and spent the next few days installing everything she purchased.
Agneta was very satisfied with the work that was done and felt more at ease, knowing that her crawlspace was not only looking better but was also dry.
Knowing that her basement need to be waterproofed, Shannon D. of Jerseyville, IL contacted Woods Basement Systems about a sump pump. Thomas B. installed a TripleSafe Sump Pump to fit Shannon's sump pump and waterproofing needs. The TripleSafe is equipped with a battery backup in times of power outages. During heavy rain, the first and second pumps will work together, and the second pump will work if something were to happen to the first. These features will ensure that Shannon's basement stays protected and she won't have to worry about water damage.
Ben M. of Mattoon, Illinois was concerned about his wet basement. Water leaked into his basement where the floor meets the wall and risked damaging his valuables.
System design specialist Kevin E. designed a solution to keep the basement dry. WaterGuard, a perimeter drainage system, was installed by foreman Ryan L. and his team. WaterGuard guides water to TripleSafe.
TripleSafe is a sump pump system equipped with three pumps. It includes a main pump, backup pump and battery-powered pump to ensure the basement stays dry. Ben is pleased to know is basement will stay dry and comfortable.
John and Christine M. from Humboldt, Illinois noticed a crack on their basement wall and they knew something happened wrong. After contacting Woods Basement Systems team, our special team determined that the crack in the wall could solved by the means of Geo-Lock Wall Anchor. By utilizing the Geo-Lock Wall Anchors, the walls will gradually straighten themselves out and prevent any further bowing or cracking. Now, John and Christine are living in their safer home by the help of Wood Basement Systems.
Gina and Roy B. from Mattoon, Illinois was unhappy with their basement and its crawl space. Their basement was musty and dirty. They decided to call our team and and got an appointment. Based past experience, our system specialist, Joshua B. preferred to use CleanSpace.
CleanSpace is a crawl space encapsulation system which completely transforms nasty crawl spaces into a beautiful, spotless storage area as our team defines.
Now, Gina and Roy are living in their house whose basement is definitely clean and comfortable by CleanSpace.
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.
Ashmore, Illinois resident Susan S. was troubled by her sinking foundation support. As the soil settled, the foundation did as welll and caused the floors to sag. A solution was designed by a Woods Basement Systems' system design specialist.
SmartJack was installed to lift the sagging floors to their original position. SmartJack can be adjusted as needed over time, so it is a long lasting solution. With this foundation system, Susan no longer worries about her floors collapsing.
Ashmore, Illinois residents Ray and Eva E. were distraught by water leaking into their basement. The water caused mold and risked damaging their valuables. Foreman Greg H. installed a solution to keep the basement dry.
CleanSpace was installed to the walls to guide water to the WaterGuard. CleanSpace is inorganic, so it does not support mold growth. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that collects and guides water away from the basement.
Ray and Eva can now enjoy their basement worry-free. Their basement will stay dry.
Bryan F. had water standing in his basement. The water had no route to escape so it would puddle for days. Woods Basement Systems had the perfect product to provide an effective escape route for the water.
A TripleSafe 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.
Elizabeth D. of Lerna, IL had water leaking into her crawlspace, making it humid and a breeding ground for mold. Woods Basement Systems had the perfect products to seal off the space.
Woods came in and installed a drainage matting under CleanSpace. This drainage matt would help drain away any water that may get into the crawlspace. The CleanSpace was used to seal off the space to prevent moisture from getting into the space, helping to keep it dry.
Woods also installed a SaniDry. The SaniDry system filters moisture out of the air and makes the crawlspace less humid. Controlling the humidity in the crawlspace is important to preventing mold. The less moisture, the harder it is for the mold to grow.
Woods installed a discharge line that was attached to a sump pump. This sump pump would pump the water in the crawlspace through the discharge line. The discharge line leads the water into the yard where it is drained. The line can become frozen or clogged in some situations. In order to prevent the water from backing up into the crawlspace, Woods installed IceGuard. IceGuard provides an escape route for the water so that it does not back up into the crawlspace.
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.
Frustrated with his wet, musty crawlspace, Trilla, Illinois homeowner Samuel S. was in need of a solution. Water seepage caused mold. Foreman James L. installed a solution.
James and his crew installed CleanSpace. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier that encapsulates the crawlspace to keep the water out. Because it is inorganic, CleanSpace does not support mold growth.
Samuel is pleased to know his crawlspace will stay dry and mold free.
Trilla, Illinois homeowners Charles and Carmen S. were troubled by their wet, musty crawlspace. The water seepage caused mold. A Woods Basement Systems system design specialist designed a solution.
The CleanSpace crawlspace encapsulation system was installed. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier that prevents water from entering the crawlspace. Because it is inorganic, it does not support mold growth.
Charles and Carmen are relieved to have a dry, mold free basement.
Ed L. of Mattoon, IL had a major problem. The floors above his crawlspace were sagging and sinking and the support beams in his crawlspace appeared to be failing. Ed knew he had to act fast before the problem got even worse so he called Woods Basement Systems for a free assessment. Design Specialist Greg B. did a thorough inspection of the inside of Ed’s crawlspace as well as the floors above and gave him the perfect solution.
Supplemental beams were installed throughout the crawlspace structure to provide additional support where older beams were failing. Woods Basement Systems then installed SmartJacks. SmartJacks are adjustable, galvanized steel columns that are installed into concrete footings that are placed into more stable soil under the crawlspace. The steal columns are tightened into place which stabilizes the support beams and can lift and level floors, restoring them to their original positions.
Ed L. now has the peace of mind knowing his floors are stabilized and back to their original, level position.
Paul S. of East Carondelet had stone block foundation walls that were bowing inward. Along the walls where the bowing was the most severe, long cracks had formed. Paul was worried that his walls might become a bigger problem if he left them any longer so he called Woods Basement Systems for a free, no obligation assessment. Design Specialist Jeremy K. inspected the foundation walls from the inside and out and recommended installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors.
Woods installed the Geo-Lock Wall Anchors along the cracked, bowing walls. Damage to walls like Paul was having is due to external pressure from unstable soil conditions. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors counteract that pressure by embedding earth anchors in more stable soil in the yard and connecting them to wall plates on the inside of the walls using galvanized steel anchor rods. The Geo-Lock Wall Anchors will permanently stabilize the walls in place. They can also straighten the walls over time by tightening the anchors during dry periods.
Paul is relieved now that his walls are secure and permanently stabilized.
Lucille W. of Mattoon, IL had water seeping into her finished basement every time it rained. It had destroyed her tile flooring over the years and damaged her walls. She was tired of the clean up so she called Woods Basement Systems. Design Specialist Greg B. inspected the basement and found the best solution would be a waterproofing system.
Woods installed WaterGuard under the concrete floors along the perimeter of the basement. WaterGuard is a drainage system that sits away from any mud that might clog it as it collects water from the foundation walls and floors of the basement and drains it away to the sump pump.
The TripleSafe was installed to receive the water from the WaterGuard and pump it out and away from the basement through its discharge lines. The TripleSafe contains two powerful, cast-iron pumps and a battery back up pump to protect the basement from severe weather conditions and power outages.
IceGuards were installed on the discharge lines on the exterior of the home. The slotted openings of the IceGuards prevent water from getting back into the basement if the discharge lines become frozen and allow the trapped water to escape into the yard.
Lucille W. is relieved that her basement will stay dry during rainy weather and she won’t have to clean up any more messes.
Every time it rained, water seeped into the basement of Bradford R.’s Mattoon, IL home. Over the years, it made his basement walls and floor an eyesore by leaving them stained and water damaged. He’d tried just dealing with the mess and fan drying his basement but he worried about his belongings stored in the basement so he called Woods Basement Systems. Design Specialist Nolan M. assessed Bradford’s basement and recommended a waterproofing system.
Woods installed WaterGuard under the cement floors along the perimeter of the basement. WaterGuard is a drainage system that sits on top of the concrete footing of the home, away from mud that might clog it as it collects water from the foundation walls and floors of the basement and drains it to the sump pump.
Woods installed the Twin Pack to remove the unwanted water through its discharge lines and away from the basement. The Twin Pack contains two powerful cast-iron pumps so the basement stays dry even in severe weather.
IceGuards were installed on the discharge lines on the exterior of the home. IceGuards have slotted openings designed to let water to escape if the discharge line become frozen or clogged so it won’t get back into the basement.
Bradford R. has peace of mind that his basement will remain dry and he won’t have to clean up any more messes after bad weather.
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.
Ann and Josh S. of Urbana, IL were having problems with water coming into their basement. Upon realizing the frustration and issues that this wet basement was causing after heavy rainfalls, they decided to contact Woods Basement Systems for a free quote about fixing the issue.
Systems Design Specialist came out and evaluated the scene and determined that the appropriate solution would be to have foreman Miguel O. waterproof the basement. He installed CleanSpace and WaterGuard. CleanSpace is heavy duty liner that seals the crawl space, not allowing water or water vapor to enter. WaterGuard works to ensure that the water does not rise to reach the floor once it enters the basement.
Ann and Josh can now feel comfortable that their home will no longer become water damaged any longer.
A sinking foundation can be disastrous to a home’s safety. That’s why Suzanne M called Woods Basement System. System Design Specialist Nolan M was able to come up with a solution to the problem.
Foreman Jose L installed a Push Pier underneath Suzanne’s home. The Push Pier works by being driven into a stable level soil, and will support the section of the home that is sinking. It will even be able to raise the level of the home overtime.
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.
Beth W. was alarmed when she saw water pouring into her basement from the wall. She called Woods Basement Systems for help, and they sent out System Design Specialist Greg B. to investigate. Together they worked to come up with the best possible solution for Beth's problem.
Foremen John C. and Juan H. and their teams installed EverLast wall panels to provide protection from moisture, mold, and mildew with a finished, stylish appearance. Combined with WaterGuard, a powerful French drainage system installed under the floor slab, Beth's basement will provide a dry, inviting space for the home.
Marie H. of Humboldt, IL was looking for a comprehensive, long-lasting solution to stop water from leaking into her basement in several places along the walls. She called Woods Basement Systems for help, and they sent System Design Specialist Greg B. to inspect the home. Greg worked with Marie to design a custom-fit basement system to stop water from pouring in.
Foreman Brad P. and his team installed a TripleSafe sump pump and WaterGurad drainage systems to remove excess water. TripleSafe sump pumps offer three levels of protection and feature an UltraSump Battery Backup system to keep the pump working no matter what. To tackle to problem at the source, Jose's team installed push pier foundatino supports and Geo-Lock wall anchors to level, stabilize, and reinforce her home's foundation to prevent additinoal leaks and cracks. Combined with WaterGuard, a French drain system installed under the floor slab for effective, noninvasive waterproofing, Marie's basement will stay dry for years to come.
Belleville, Illinois homeowner Thomas was experiencing a wet basement. He gave Woods Basement Systems a call and Team Woods developed a plan for him.
Foreman Jose L. and his crew installed our effective, clog-free WaterGuard drainage system. Beneath the surface, once it is installed you won't even know its there. We lead it to our TripleSafe sump pump with two electric Zoeller pumps and a third UltraSump pump to have the surest solution to a wet basement.
Thomas now has a dry basement he can enjoy.
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.
Stan of Mattoon, Illinois had water leaking into his garage, so he decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, David P. recommended installing a Twin pack sump pump, WaterGuard, and IceGuard.
Foreman, donald A installed the products. The Twin Pack sump pump includes two stainless steel pumps for added protection. Waterguard collects water that seeps through cracks and guides it to the sump pump where it can be removed from the home. IceGuard is placed on the outside of the home and allows water to expel from the guards if pipes happen to clog or freeze.
Now Stan S. has a dry garage.
William and Deb H. had a leaky eyesore for an egress window and needed a new one, so they decided to call Woods Basement Systems. Systems design specialist, Aaron M. recommended installing a RockWell egress window with a SunHouse cover.
Foreman, Miguel O. installed the products. Egress windows can create great lighting for your basement. Additionally, according to building code, a basement requires a window that can be used as an escape in the event of an emergency if the space is used as a bedroom. The RockWell makes for a great view from the inside and gives off light that fills the room. The SunHouse cover allows for the well be covered and sealed off from dirt, moisture, and critters while still letting in as much light as possible.
Now William and Deb H. have a great window in their basement.
Meri S. of Mattoon, Illinois, had water leaking in her basement near her staircase, so she decided to call Woods Basement Systems. Systems design specialist, Luke B. recommended installing a TripleSafe sump pump, WaterGuard, and IceGuard.
Foreman, Tyler S. installed the products. The TripleSafe sump pump is guaranteed to to keep your home dry with its three-in-one design that includes a primary pump, a secondary pump, and a battery-powered backup pump. WaterGuard is installed in the perimeter of the basement floor and it works to collect water that seeps through the walls. It then guides that water to the sump pump where it can be fully removed from the house. IceGuard is placed on the outside of the home and it lets water expel from the guards in the event that the pipes should clog or freeze. This prevents water from backing up into the basement.
Now Meri S. has a watertight basement.
Susan of Ashmore, Illinois wanted to protect her crawl space after noticing several issues like water damage, mold growth, and debris. She then made a call to Woods Basement Systems to work with system design specialist, Ben S., to design a plan for her crawl space. Ben recommended installing a CleanSpace encapsulation system into the crawl space to seal the entire area.
Team Woods installed the encapsulation system quickly, but efficiently. Our team works hard to complete projects rapidly while prioritizing completing the job the right way the first time.
The CleanSpace system was installed to maintain cleanliness in the crawl space by blocking out mold, debris, and critters. Susan now enjoys her home knowing that CleanSpace protects her crawl space!
Radon, while not a fast killer like carbon monoxide, is still an incredibly dangerous gas. It is the world's number one cause of lung cancer in non-smokers, and an American is killed by radon-induced lung cancer every 25 minutes. Living in a home with dangerously heightened radon levels is like smoking several packs of cigarettes a day. Considering all of this, homeowner Tyler B. contacted Woods Basement Systems to have his home protected against radon.
Foreman Brett J. and his team installed several mitigating measures to totally secure Tyler's home. Because radon comes into the home from the ground, most of the work had to be done in the crawl space, and the first step was to put in a CleanSpace encapsulation system to seal the dirt and elements out of the space and make it easier for the additional measures to be installed.
This is where the radon mitigation work really began. For this particular case, Brett and the team used a method called active soil depressurization, wherein a radon fan and PVC piping are used to draw away air from underneath the CleanSpace lining and create a low-pressure system that completely prevents radon from entering the home. Now Tyler can sleep peacefully knowing he and his family are safe from radon!
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.
Tyler from Mattoon, Illinois never used his crawl space, let alone entered the room. He wanted to utilize his space as an extra storage area, so he reached out to Woods Basement Systems. From there a system design specialist worked with Tyler to design a plan that would match his crawl space needs. The specialist recommended installing a CleanSpace encapsulation system for the ultimate repair.
Before this crawl space wasn't an asset to the home, but with the help of CleanSpace that completely changed, now the crawl space is sealed, cleaned, and protected. Team Woods installed the CleanSpace vapor barrier system to seal the home from the outer elements that can create harm like water, debris, and critters. After the installation was complete, Tyler was very pleased with the project and is excited to use this area for storage.
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!
Homeowner Peggy from Centralia, Missouri had noticed several cracks in her walls and on the porch. Because these cracks had only worsened with time, she called Woods Basement Systems. Dave P., a system design specialist, recommended installing push piers into the footing to resecure the troubled foundation.
Team Woods installed the piering system into the footing right away. These heavy-duty piers are pushed into the footing to take the weight of the house onto the piers to prevent cracking. Several push piers were installed all around the exterior to resecure the foundation. Thanks to this permanent solution, the home will not develop anymore cracks.
Donna V. of Mattoon, Illinois had been having issues with water in her basement for several years. Whenever there was a heavy period rain, it would leak through cracks in the walls and pool on the floor. This constant moisture required constant cleanup, and Donna 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 floor at the base of the leaking walls to catch any water and prevent it from reaching the space. Donna's basement is now totally dry and she couldn't be happier!
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!
Curt from Ashmore, Illinois wanted to waterproof his basement with the help of Woods Basement Systems. For this waterproofing project, system design specialist, Lucas B., utilized a TwinPack sump pump and WaterGuard drains in his customized plan. These two products work together to collect and pump out all water leaks that seep inside.
The WaterGuard drains were installed around the perimeter of the basement to collect the leaks that leak in through the walls. From there the drains would guide the leaks towards the sump pump system to be pumped back outside. These products were installed by foreman, Logan B., and his team of installers. Now this basement can protect itself against water 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.
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.
In Saint Louis, Missouri homeowner Max D. was concerned about the foundation of his home. Recently, Max noticed small and large cracks on the inside and outside of his home. Finding small hairline cracks inside of his home near doors and windows as well as larger cracks outside the home and on the walls of the basement. Knowing these were signs of foundation settlement and decided to call Woods Basement Systems to find a solution to help support his home’s foundation and to stop anymore cracks from forming or becoming larger.
Our foremen Jose Lorenzana and his team were sent out to the Max’s home to install the perfect solution to his problem, Push Piers. Our Push Piers are made of steel, made to permanently stabilize your homes foundation. Creating the best opportunity to lift the home back up to its original position. Now, Max can rest easy knowing his foundation is supported and strong.
This home in Ballwin, MO. had large cracks forming in the foundation walls. These cracks were likely caused by the soil around the home expanding and contracting due to weather conditions. This natural expansion and contraction can press against foundation walls and cause cracking and inward bowing.
To stop this cracking and bowing, Woods Basement Systems installed a series of wall anchors. Wall anchors work by connecting a buried anchor to a plate inside the wall. The anchor will permanently support the wall and can even be used to straighten the wall back to its original position. Once the wall is supported, the cracks are repaired with a special repair system falled FlexiSpan™. This system covers the crack with a tough outer barrier. Inside the barrier, a channel is created that allows any water that might leak in through the crack to drain down into the drainage system in the basement.
The wall anchors will support the wall while FlexiSpan™ will patch the cracks and prevent future leaks. The wall anchor plates can even be installed beneath the cracks to offer maximum support.
A home in Mattoon, Illinois owned by Tyler B. was having problems with foundation settlement. In the crawlspace, the support beams were concrete blocks stacked on top of eachother and the floor above was beginning to sink. The home was also covered in small and large cracks around weak points in the home, indicating an unstable support system. The homeowner noticed that his doors and windows were becoming harder to open and close as the years have gone on. More recently Tyler was thinking about putting his home on the market, and knew this was an issue that he would have to address before he could pass any inspections.
Tyler decided to call Woods Basement Systems because he had heard from a friend that they could fix the foundation of his home.
Our foreman Jose Lorenzana and his team made it out to the home to install our patented PushPier system. PushPiers are made of steel to permanently stabilize your home’s foundation. In many cases, the solution can also lift your home back toward level, closing cracks and improving the operation of doors and windows. This was exactly the solution that Tyler was looking for, and now he is able to sell his home with ease.
Have you checked your crawl space lately? Most homeowners would say no. Unfortunately, crawlspaces play a big part in the functioning of the rest of your home, yet we neglect them everyday. Do you have a dirt crawlspace? Would you like to transform that space into a valuable area for storage that would keep your items clean and dry? Most homeowners would say yes. Here at Woods, we have the perfect solution to any crawl space issue you may have in your home. We use our CleanSpace liners to cover the floors and walls of the space, sealing it from the earth; keeping bugs, dirt, smells out of the space and your home!
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