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ThermalDry Wall Barrier
Basement To Beautiful Wall Panels
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SuperSump Pump System
TripleSafe Pumping System
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Crawl Space Repair
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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
Millcreek Faux Wood Flooring
Sunhouse Window Wells
Everlast Window Replacement
Rockwell Egress Window


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Radon Testing
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Columbia, MO Soffits Protected

Columbia, MO Soffits Protected

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Soffits allow to flow in and out of your attic which is  a GOOD thing. Insualtion occasionally falls or is blown down in the soffits preventing air flow. These soffit covers allow air to continue flowing but prevent insulation from falling and covering the soffits.

Failed Sump Pump in Columbia, IL

Failed Sump Pump in Columbia, IL

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A Columbia, IL resident was tired of dealing with a wet basement every time it rained because her sump pump couldn't keep up with the amount of incoming water.  Woods Basement Systems replaced her old, nasty sump pump with a new TripleSafe.  The resident now happily enjoys a dry basement all the time!

CleanSpace Crawl Space Encapsulation in Columbia, Illinois

CleanSpace Crawl Space Encapsulation in Columbia, Illinois

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Sallie and Herbert B. of Columbia, Illinois were disappointed with their wet, musty crawl space. Mold began to grow and the air in their home was unhealthy. 

Woods Basement Systems' foreman Josh B. installed the CleanSpace Encapsualtion system as a solution. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier that keeps their  crawl space free of moisture, and ultimately free of mold. 

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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, Radon Mitigation, 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!

Columbia’s Basement Waterproofing Authority

If you have a musty smell in your basement, walls that feel damp, or a basement that floods when there is heavy rain you are in the right place! Woods Basement Systems, Inc. has over 30 years of basement waterproofing experience when it comes to taking a wet basement and transforming it into the space of your dreams. Our goal is to identify the problem and formulate a custom solution that is right for your home, all for an affordable price. Each one of our certified basement waterproofing technicians will stand behind their work and they only use proven and warrantied products that we will customize to fit your home. Only trust the areas leading basement waterproofing company to ensure the absolute best for your home.

We Provide: 
  • Basement seepage repair for wet basements
  • Wall crack & basement leak repair
  • Battery backup sump pump systems
  • Sump pump installation

Dependable Foundation Repair Experts

The foundation is arguably the most important aspect of your home. Without the strong base that the foundation provides the rest of your home is very susceptible to further problems down the line. Woods Basement Systems, Inc. is a trusted Foundation Supportworks dealer meaning we have the know-how and experience to tackle and resolve all types of foundation repair issues in the most effective way possible. We can provide your home with products available nowhere else, and all of our foundation repair crew members are fully trained. When you match incredible products with experienced professionals the results of our foundation repair work is ensured to be great! If your foundations is cracked, buckling, or has other signs of damage call us today to schedule a FREE foundation repair quote!

We Repair: 
  • Bowing Walls
  • Settlement Sinking
  • Foundation Heave
  • Sagging Crawl Spaces

Fast and Effective Concrete Lifting and Leveling

The major flaw of concrete is that the ground that it was poured on top of will inevitably shift and sink over time. In the states of Illinois and Missouri sinking concrete is all too common which is why our company has gone to great lengths to develop fast and effective concrete lifting and leveling solutions. PolyLevel is a revolutionary product that is minimally invasive and not only lifts and levels concrete but also stabilizes it. The concrete lifting and leveling process begins with a few small holes drilled in the slab, then the PolyLevel polymer is poured into the holes. After only about 15 minutes the polymer is dry and the concrete is ready to be walked and even driven on. This concrete lifting and leveling technique is faster, less disruptive and arguably more effective than mud jacking which is the procedure PolyLevel replaces. To removed tripping hazards, stabilize concrete, and lift it back to a level height nothing is faster or more effective than PolyLevel. To schedule a FREE concrete lifting and leveling estimate contact us today!

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

Crawl Space Repair Services in Columbia

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.

Radon Mitigation To Give You Peace of Mind

Another service that we provide is Radon Mitigation. In case you are unaware, radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that has become the second-leading cause of lung cancer. The worst part about radon is that it cannot be smelled, tasted, touched or heard. The only way to even know if your home may be afflicted by radon is to allow a certified professional to run a test in your home. If you want to know more information about Radon Mitigation and ensure peace of mind and protection for you and your family give us a call today at 1-844-204-8198.

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 useable 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 Columbia
A Columbia, IL resident was tired of dealing with a wet basement every time it rained. There were small hairline cracks in the basement walls, the...
Job Stories From Columbia, IL
Wet Basement in Columbia, IL

In Columbia, Illinois homeowner Catie B. was having issues with rainwater getting into her basement. After living in the home for over ten years, she had never had this issue before. She began noticing that the rainwater was coming in where the basement floor met the walls, spreading and pooling up on the floor. This was a major issue for Catie because she stored a lot of important items in her basement and needed the space to stay dry. Wanting to fix the issue as soon as possible, Catie called Woods Basement Systems.

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Bowing Wall Soultion

Sherry Z. of Columbia, Illinois was having foundation problems in her home.  In her unfinished basement, the foundation walls were made of concrete bricks. The bricks were cracked and broken stair-stepping up the wall, and had created a large horizontal crack that was causing the wall to bow in.  Bowing walls are a common problem when your home has a foundation issue. Unsure of what to do, Sherry decided to call Woods Basement Systems after hearing a referral from a friend. Our team solved Sherry’s problem by installing our GeoLock Wall Anchor System.

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Keeping a Driveway Even

Over time, concrete can settle, causing gaps to form or creating an uneven surface. This happened to Jeff B.'s driveway and back patio in Columbia, IL.


When concrete settles it is often because the soil beneath it has compressed from the weight above it or because it has been washed away be water. In fact, there are many reasons why the soil beneath the concrete may not be able to support the weight above it. Whatever the reason is, the settling can cause concrete to be uneven or damaged. To keep it even and undamaged, Jeff B. needed a system to level the concrete and to seal the cracks between the blocks. 


The system was PolyLevel™. PolyLevel™ is a super-durable polymer that solidifies into a light-weight foam. Tiny holes are drilled into the uneven concrete surfaces and PolyLevel™ is injected beneath the concrete. The foam lifts the concrete and then solidifies into position. Unlike similar solutions like mudjacking, PolyLevel™ is lightweight and won't cause the soil beneath the concrete to settle any more. This makes it a more permanent solution as it levels the concrete without adding to the weight.


Once the concrete is lifted back into place, new sealant is applied to the expansion joints in the concrete. This sealant keeps water and debris out while still being pliable enough to handle the stress of concrete shifting and expanding during temperature changes. Unlike other sealants, NexusPro™ can do all of this while still being resistant to UV rays that cause other sealants to crack or bubble.


With a leveled and sealed driveway and patio, Jeff B. won't have to worry about concrete cracking or settling unevenly due to soil settling beneath the driveway. 

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Soaked Carpet in Columbia, IL Stopped with WaterGuard Drains

Bonnie from Columbia, Illinois noticed that during heavy rains her carpet floors would get soaked in her basement. She knew that the water leaks had leaked in through the walls and called Woods Basement Systems right away. Team Woods sent system design specialist, Luke K., out to the house to see what could prevent water from leaking inside. Upon inspection, Luke concluded that installing a drainage system would be the optimal solution. 

The top drainage system that Woods Basement Systems provides is a French designed system called WaterGuard. WaterGuard drains are unlike others on the market because they are installed in the footing of the floor to prevent the system from clogging or backing up. The purpose of this system is to collect water leaks that enter through the walls and direct them towards the home's sump pump to then be pumped outside. Foreman Greg H. and his crew installed these drains around the perimeter of the basement to prevent water from damaging the walls and floor again. Thanks to WaterGuard, this Columbia, Illinois basement will continue to keep dry and safe for years to come!

New Basement Windows in Columbia, IL

Columbia, Illinois homeowner Marian had an old basement window that was rusted and leaking. He gave Woods Basement Systems a call and System Design Specialist Luke K. developed a plan for him. 

Foreman Vern installed the system, which included the new Basement Window and a WellDuct. The new window is a dual-paned window with a vinyl coated exterior. This will prevent the window from rusting and rotting overtime. The WellDuct will collect any water that seeps in and direct it to the WaterGuad, then to the sump pump, and out of the home. 

Marian no longer has to worry about his basement or his window! 

Exterior Drainage System Installed at Columbia IL Home

Columbia, Illinois homeowners Tammy and Michael had water leaking into their finished basement, ruining their baseboards and floors. They gave Woods Basement Systems a call and Team Woods developed a plan for them. 

Team Woods installed a SillPlate Drainage System with LawnScape. SillPlate Drainage is an exterior system that goes along the house near the sill plate. This is a wood joint between the foundation wall and upstairs floors and is an easy spot for water to come in. By adding a water barrier and a no clog drainage tile we can redirect this water away from the home so it cannot get in and cause problems. 

Tammy and Michael now have a dry basement and know their investment is safe. 

Push Pier Installed in Columbia, IL

Homeowners Roger and Linda were concerned to see cracks in their basement walls, a common sign of foundation settling. They called Woods Basement Systems to explore their repair options, and they met with Design Specialist Jake K., who gave Roger and Linda a free estimate on the ideal solution to their foundation problems.

Foreman Jose L. and his team installed push pier support posts to brace the foundation. Push piers are made of galvanized steel, which allow them to lift the home to its original position and offer permanent protection from additional structural damage. Roger and Linda can rest easy knowing their push piers will protect their home well into the future.

EverLast Wall Restoration in Columbia, IL Basement

Columbia, IL homeowner Kendall was looking to protect their absement from the elements, so they reached out to Wodos Basement Systems and met with Design Specialist Phillip H. To address the problem from every angle, Phillip gave Kendall a free estimate on the ideal solution to their waterproofing needs.

Foreman Donald A. and his team installed EverLast wall covers to seal out water and prevent additional leaks,. EverLast wall covers are immune to rot and rust, and they provide a clean and finished look while providing long-lasting protection from moisture and microbial growth. With EverLast on their side, Kendall can take pride in knowing they made a solid investment in their home.

TripleSafe and WaterGuard in Columbia, IL

Kendall in Columbia, IL wanted to protect their basement from water, so they called Woods Basement Systems to explore their options. Design Specialist Phillip H. met with Kendall to give them a free estimate and designed a custom system to attack the problem at the source.

Foreman Donald A. and his team installed WaterGuard drains and a TripleSafe sump system. WaterGuard is installed under the floor slab for effective, clog-free drainage with a minimal, low-key appearance. It redirects water to te TripleSafe system, which offers triple protection and features the UltraSump battery backup system to keep the system running in all weather. Kendall can rest easy knowing their home will stay clean and dry thanks to their new basement system from Woods.

Push Pier in Columbia, IL

Linda and Roger P. were shocked to see cracks in their home's foundation as well as in thir doorways. Concerned, they met with System Design Specialist Jacob K. from Woods Basement Systems, and he helped the homeowners by designing a custom-tailored solution to fit their needs.

Foreman Jose L. and his team installed push pier foundation support systems to restore the home to its original position and reinforce the foundation. Push piers are made of galvanized steel and offer permanent foundation support. Now Linda and Roger can rest easy knowing their problems were taken care of at the source thanks to their new push pier foundation systems. 

TripleSafe and WaterGuard in Columbia, IL

Tammy and Michael R. called Woods Basement Systems with concerns about water seeping into their basement. System Design Specialist Jacob K. worked with them to come up with the ideal solution to their problems.

Foreman Kevin J. and his team installed a TripleSafe sump pump and WaterGuard drainage solutions. Installed under the floor slab, WaterGuard drains excess water while maintaining a clean, finished appearance. TripleSafe pumps offer three levels of protection from water, and it comes with UltraSump Battery Backup system in case of a power outage or sump failure. Tammy and Michael can now enjoy their clean, dry basement. 

WaterGuard in Columbia, IL

Orville B. called Woods Basement Systems with concerns about water pouring into his basement from an unknown source. System Design Specialist Pete L. went to investigate and worked with Orville to come up with the ideal solution to address his problem.

Foreman Greg H. and his team installed WaterGuard drainage systems to redirect leaks away from the basement. Installed under the floor slab, WaterGuard drains unwanted water out of the home while maintaining a clean, finished appearance. Now Orville doesn't have to worry about potential water damage caused by unwanted leaks thanks to Greg and his team.

Basement Wall Repair in Columbia, IL


Catherine S. of Columbia, IL became concerned about the stability of her home when she discovered her basement walls were bowing inward so she gave Woods Basement System a call for help. 

System design specialist, Jeremy R. did a home inspection and created a design that would ensure the homeowner complete safety and stability. Foreman, Bradly P. did a Geo-Lock Wall Anchor installation. This system permanently stabilizes the home and even attempts to straighten the walls over time. The wall anchors are made of galvanized steel that prevents further inward movement to occur with the basement walls. Wall Anchors extend from the wall to the soil beyond the home to brace the foundation.

Because of the Geo-Lock Wall Anchor installment, Catherine S. will not have to worry about the stability of her home. 

Basement Waterproofing in Columbia, IL

Carol B. of Columbia, Illinois noticed that water was entering her home's basement after heavy rain showers. She did not want to have to keep cleaning up a mess, so she called Woods Basement Systems for assistance.

Design specialist Michael T. assessed the situation and decided the best option was to install a CleanSpace wall system, a TripleSafe sump pump, and a Waterguard drainage system. Foreman Jose L. then traveled to the home to start the job.

The CleanSpace wall system is a plastic liner that was attached to the basement walls. It acts as a vapor barrier and drains any leaks that occur behind it. The Waterguard drainage system was installed above the footing of the basement. It collects and drains any water rising from the ground before it reaches the basement surface. The TripleSafe sump pump then removes the water from the home through a discharge line. It is equipped with a primary, secondary, and battery powered pump.

Carol B. no longer has to worry about her home's basement flooding every time it storms. She now has a dry and waterproof home.

PolyLevel Evens Out Concrete in Columbia, IL

Marvin and Susanne S were concerned when they noticed the cracks around their patio. So, they decided to call Woods Basement Systems. System Design Specialist David G was able to come up with a solution to the problem.

Foreman William T used PolyLevel to even out the concrete and fill in the cracks. PolyLevel is injected into the concrete this will fill in the cracks and raise the portion that is sinking. the injection leaves behind a small hole that will be filled in with concrete. 

Unevenly Settled Concrete Fixed With PolyLevel In Columbia, IL

Edward S. of Columbia, IL noticed that the concrete outside of his home was cracking, likely as the result of uneven concrete settlement, which can occur naturally throughout time as the result of the accumulation of the weight of the concrete over time in addition to the actual weight of what the concrete is holding up. Edward realized the potential issues this could cause for the home over time, in addition to the realization of potential tripping. He decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate.

Systems Design Specialist Paul W. visited the home and determined that the appropriate solution would be for foreman Andrew T. to install PolyLevel, a foam injection that is installed in 4 simple steps and works to lift the concrete back to its original position and fill in cracks.

Since the installation of PolyLevel, Edward can rest assured that the concrete at his home has been restored.

Wet Basement Waterproofed In Columbia, IL

Shirley K. from Columbia, IL was having problems with water coming into her basement after heavy rainfalls. Upon realizing the frustration and issues that a wet basement was causing, she decided to contact Woods Basement Systems for a free quote about fixing the issue.

Systems Design Specialist Jake S. evaluated the situation and determined that the appropriate solution would be to have foreman Bradly P. waterproof the basement. In order to successfully do so, he installed WaterGuard, IceGuard and Twin Pack sump pump. All of these products work together in order to keep the basement dry. WaterGuard pushes water towards the top of the surface to keep it from reaching the ground and through Twin Pack sump pump, while IceGuard works to keep water flowing during winter months when freezing is a concern.

Since the waterproofing of her basement, Shirley is no longer concerned when she sees rain in the forecast.

Waterproofing in Columbia, IL Basement

Jennifer R. of Columbia, Illinois noticed that her basement was collecting water even though she already had a working sump pump. She did not want to have to clean up a mess after every rain shower, so she called Woods Basement Systems for help.

Design specialist Jacob K. assessed the situation and decided the best solution would be to install a Waterguard drainage system and a CleanSpace Wall System. Foreman Melvin F. headed to the home to get the job started.

The Waterguard drainage system was placed above the footing of the basement. It collects and drains any water coming up from the ground before it reaches the surface of the basement. The CleanSpace Wall System is a durable liner that is placed on the walls of the basement. It acts as a vapor barrier and drains any leaks behind it.

Jennifer R. no longer has to worry about water coming in through the floor or the walls of her home. She now has a dry and waterproof basement.

Walls Stabilized with GeoLock Wall Anchors in Columbia, IL

If your basement walls are bowing, something needs to be done. That’s why Paul and Juanita G called Woods Basement Systems. System Design Specialist Brandon B came up with a solution to the problem.

Foreman Jeremy R installed a GeoLock wall ancho. This product will attach to the walls of your basement, they help stabilize the walls and keep them from moving any further than they already have. 

Wet Basement Made Dry in Columbia, IL

Alonzo B. of Columbia, IL was having problems with water coming into his basement after rainfalls. Aware of the damage that this could do to his home over time, he decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate. 

Upon Systems Design Speciaist, Jeremy R.'s evaluation of the situation, he determined that the approrpriate solution wouls be to waterproof the basement. He designed an approrpriate solution to do so and foreman Michael O. installed everything. The solution was to install WaterGuard, TripleSafe sump pump and IceGuard. All of these products work with one another in order to help keep the basement dry. WaterGuard collects water that is rising before it can reach the floor. TripleSafe sump pump pulls water away from the home during rain, through an exterior discharge line. IceGuard works to get rid of the water when discharge lines are frozen during harsh winter weather.

With the installation of all of these products, Alonzo B. can now rest assured that his basement will reamin dry upon the next rainfall. 

Basement Waterproofed in Columbia IL

Flooded basements can mean big problems for a home owner. It’s messy and can ruin any carpet or floor that you might have installed. Alonzo B was aware of this and decided that it would be better to do something sooner rather than later. With a call to Woods Basement Systems, System Design Specialist Jeremy R was able to create a plan for preventive measures.

Foreman Miguel O installed a TripleSafe sump pump. This particular device works in three levels. The first is the main pump, which gets the water out of your basement. The second is a back-up pump that turns on if the first pump is overloaded. The third pump is battery operated and will keep pumping water out of your basement even if the power shuts off. An IceGuard was also installed to keep water from backing up into the basement in case of clogging or freezing in the winter. A WaterGuard is designed to allow excess water to drain out of your basement. He also installed a CleanSpace wall system, which is a heavy plastic liner that goes over stone walls and keeps out moisture. 

Alonzo can now rest assured that his basement is dry and protected from future water damage.

Basement and Crawlspace Waterproofed in Columbia, IL

Mike and Andrea D. of Columbia had major water issues in their basement and crawlspace. Their stone foundation had numerous cracks and gaps that allowed an alarming amount of water to leak into both their basement and crawlspace. Neither could be used for storage without their belongings becoming water damaged so they called Woods Basement Systems. Design Specialist Mike T. inspected the basement and found that the best solution would be a basement and crawlspace waterproofing system.

Along the foundation walls in the basement and crawlspace, Woods installed CleanSpace. CleanSpace is a thick durable moisture barrier that can be installed on uneven surfaces like the stone foundation in this home. It prevents moisture from entering into the basement through the walls and instead directs it to the drainage system below.

The WaterGuard drainage system was installed under the cement floors along the perimeter of the basement. WaterGuard is designed to collect water from the foundation walls and joints were the walls meet the floors, the places where most water intrusion occurs, and drains it to the sump pump for removal. Because it is situated on top of the concrete footing of the home, the WaterGuard system is kept safely away from mud that might clog it.

Woods installed the Twin Pack to take the water from the drainage system and pump it out and away from the basement through its discharge lines. The Twin Pack contains two powerful cast-iron pumps that sit within different levels within the sump liner. This allows the Twin Pack to be effective against small leaks and heavy downpours.

IceGuards were installed on the discharge lines on the exterior of the home. IceGuards prevent water from coming back into the basement if the lines become frozen during cold winter months. They feature slotted openings that give water an alternative escape route into the yard.

Mike and Andrea D. have peace of mind that the can safely store their belongings in their basement and crawlspace because they will stay dry.

Finished Basement Waterproofed in Columbia, IL

Dawn H. of Columbia, IL had a beautiful finished basement that was carpeted and housed expensive electronics. There was a big problem: water was seeping in underneath the finished walls, damaging the carpet and threatening their belongings. Dawn didn’t want to leave the problem and risk further damage so she called Woods Basement Systems. Design Specialist Chris B. inspected her basement and recommended a full perimeter waterproofing system.

Woods installed WaterGuard under the concrete floors of the basement along the walls. WaterGuard is a drainage system that collects water from the foundation walls and floors of the basement and drains it away to the sump pump.

The TripleSafe Sump Pump System was installed to collect the water from the WaterGuard and pump it out and away from the basement through the discharge lines. The TripleSafe contains three pumps: a primary, a secondary and a battery back up pump, ensuring the basement stays dry even when the forecast calls for downpours. On the exterior of the home, IceGuards were installed on the discharge lines. If the lines become frozen or clogged, water can escape through the slotted openings of the IceGuard and not come back into the basement.

Dawn H. has peace of mind that her basement and belongings are safe from water damage because it will remain dry.

Finished Basement Waterproofed in Columbia, IL

Miranda B. of Columbia, IL had an alarming amount of water come into her finished basement any time there was bad weather. It was causing water damage to her finished walls as well as the furniture and other belongings she kept in her basement. She was tired of worrying every time the forecast called for rain so she called Woods Basement Systems for a free, no obligation estimate. Design Specialist Jeremy K. assessed her basement and recommended installing a waterproofing system to handle the water problem.

Under the concrete floors of the basement, WaterGuard was installed. WaterGuard is a drainage system that sits on the footing and away from any mud that may clog it as it collects water from the walls and floors and drains it away to the sump pump.

A Twin Pack sump pump was installed. It contains a primary and secondary pump sitting at different levels within the sump liner so if the primary pump fails or is unable to keep up with the amount of unwanted water coming in, the secondary pump will work with it to ensure that water continues being pumped out of the basement through the discharge lines and safely away from the basement. IceGuards were installed on the discharge lines so that, in the event the lines become frozen or clogged, the water can escape through its slotted openings instead of coming back into the basement.

Miranda B. no longer worries about severe weather because she knows that her finished basement and belongings will stay dry.

Geo Lock Wall Anchor WaterGuard in Columbia, Illinois

Eric F. from Columbia, Illinois was unhappy with his basement whose walls were cracking and bowing. He thought these walls could be dangerous and, in order to solve this problem, he called our professional team and got an appointment.

After the appointment, our system specialist Todd W. decided to install Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. These anchors hold the bowing walls in basement. Secondly, WaterGuard was installed in order to keep basement drier. It is a drainage system running along the perimeter of the basement and enabling the water to go right into WaterGuard instead of all basement floor.

Now, he is living in his home whose basement is cleaner and more comfortable by the help of Woods Basement Systems.

Geo-Lock Wall Anchor in Columbia, Illinois

Tom & Barbara H. from Columbia, Illinois was worried about their cracking and bowing walls. In order to solve this problem, one day they called us to get an appointment from our professional team. Our system design specialist Todd W. designed a solution to keep their basement dry and comfortable again like first day.

Based on the experience based design, Geo-Lock Wall Anchors were installed to support the foundation walls. Geo-Lock stabilizes the foundation and straightens the walls over time. 

Now, Tom and Barbara H. are living their house whose basement is more comfortable and safe with the sustainable solution of our team.

PowerBrace and Geo-Lock Wall Anchor Installation in Columbia, Illinois

Columbia, Illinois homeowner Deric C. was distraught with his bowing foundation walls. As the walls began to bow under pressure, they began to crack and allow water to enter his basement. 

Robert C., system design specualist, designed a solution to support the home and keep the basement dry. PowerBrace and Geo-Lock Wall Anchors were installed by foreman Jeremy R. and his team. Geo-Lock is driven into undisturbed soil to support the home. When access is not available to undisturbed soil, PowerBrace is used to straighten the walls and support the foundation.

To waterproof the basement, WaterGuard was installed to guide water to the TwinPack sump pump system and away from the home. In addition to WaterGuard, the CleanSpace Wall System was installed. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier. It guides water to the WaterGuard and keeps the humidity low.

With this solution, Deric's basement will stay dry and his foundation will stay supported.

Columbia, Illinois Driveway Restored with PolyLEVEL

Dan H. of Columbia, Illinois was distraught by his uneven driveway. As the soil settled, the concrete settled with it. Unfortuantely, settling concrete results in cracking and unevennes. 

System design specialist David D. designed a solution to restore Dan's driveway. PolyLEVEL was installed by foreman Andrew T. PolyLEVEL restores the concrete to its original position. It does not settle, so PolyLEVEL is a long lasting solution. Dan is pleased to know is driveway is now safe.

Columbia, Illinois Foundation Supported by Geo-Lock Wall Anchors

Columbia, Illinois residents Tom and Barbara H. were distraught by their bowing basement walls. The walls began to bow due to high water pressure in the soil. Jeremy K., system design specialist, designed a solution to support the home.

Foreman Todd W. installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. Geo-Lock is made of galvanized steel, and is driven into undisturbed soil. So, Geo-Lock is a permanent solution to support Tom and Barbara's foundation.

Crawlspace redone in Columbia, IL

Sallie and Herbert B. of Columbia, IL were having high energy bills due to their crawlspace being imporperly sealed. The crawlspace had air and moisture coming into the crawlspace. To reduce their energy bills, Woods Basement Systems insalled CleanSpace, WaterGuard, and SunHouse Window Wells. These products will keep the crawlspace dry and sealed, reducing the reducing the amount of energy needed to keep the customer's home comfortable.

PolyLevel Injections Solve Uneven Concrete in Columbia, Illinois

Deanna and Don S., Columbia, Illinois homeowners, were troubled by their sinking, uneven foundation and driveway. Peter N., system design specialist, designed a solution to even their foundation.

PolyLevel injections are a quick, adjustable and noninvasive solution to sinking concrete. Andrew T. added multiple PolyLevel injections to even the driveway and house foundation. Now, their problematic driveway is safe to use.

Failed Sump Pump in Columbia, IL

A Columbia, IL resident was tired of dealing with a wet basement every time it rained.  There were small hairline cracks in the basement walls, the windows were leaky, and the old sump pump couldn’t keep up with the amount of incoming water.  The resident wanted to solve the problem and keep her basement dry all the time.

Woods Basement Systems installed WaterGuard, TripleSafe, and replaced the leaky windows.  The new windows, along with the waterproofing system, resulted in a dry basement and a happy customer.

Work Requests From Columbia, IL
Vicinity of Micahs Way in Columbia
Moisture in basement
Vicinity of Fieldcrest Drive in Columbia
I live in a condo and have noisy neighbors. My master bedroom wall is shared with their living room wall. I hope to get my wall more sound proof.
Vicinity of Bradington Drive in Columbia
We would like to have someone assess the crawlspace under the addition at the back of our house. We are about to start renovating our back patio and want to make sure there are no issues with the drainage.
Vicinity of Overview Dr in Columbia
We have a space of our basement that is unfinished... we want to turn that into a bedroom space and closet. Also, we have a bathroom space in the basement we want to finish. It is NOT plumbed but the work has been started.
Vicinity of Shadow Ridge in Columbia
Interested in egress window installation estimate.
Vicinity of Lake Court in Columbia
I have a section of my pool apron that has sunken on the backside and has risen on the bool side and separated from the edge of the pool.
Vicinity of N. Rapp Ave in Columbia
After rain water small puddle in middle of basement floor and some dampness and bottom of basement wall in a couple of spots.
Vicinity of Forest View Rd in Columbia
We have had a small leak in the basement for a couple of years. It's only in one corner. Our basement is finished and really doesn't disturb anything however, we would like to get it fixed for a possible future sale. It only leaks if there is very heavy rainfall and the rainfall is for days.
Vicinity of N. Main St. in Columbia
Chronic problem - storm water leaking into basement; cracks in foundation
Vicinity of Milton Street in Columbia
I am looking at an Investment property. I would like to pull the trigger on this opportunity but I noticed it had some water issues in part of the basement. It looks like hydrostatic pressure. I would like to have a written quote to solve this problem so I can finish the basement. It will also help with negotiations. I want to know how expensive the fix will be.
Vicinity of Juliana Ct in Columbia
I am just starting to investigate the cost of installing one egress window in my basement to possibly finish down the road. Just looking for basic pricing. There are two small windows already there and window would be about 75% above ground
Vicinity of Wernings Dr in Columbia
We have a crack/hole that is causing a leak in our basement wall. Poured concrete basement; only a few years old.
Vicinity of Lakeshore Drive in Columbia
We are currently working on purchasing a home. Our inspection came back positive for Radon (4.2). We are looking for an estimate on the cost of fixing.
Vicinity of Amber Tree Court in Columbia
Front sidewalk has one section that sunk. Driveway has pad that pushed up.
Vicinity of Autumn Rise Ln in Columbia
Water came into our finished basement from the large amounts of rain the other week. Our back patio has settled and fear that is how the water is getting in.
Vicinity of West Washington in Columbia
My basement is just under 1,000 sq foot an has concrete block foundation, with fronst line cracks in it. It looks as if it is starting to bow. I am unable to fix it right now as I just purchased the home, but I am getting estimates from a few places so that I can fix in the next 6 months. Currently there is no leakage coming from that wall.
Vicinity of Rueck Road in Columbia
Need to address some slab leveling issues around our pool.
Vicinity of N Evergreen Lane in Columbia
Crawlspace slowly sinking
Vicinity of Shadow Ridge in Columbia
I would like to get a quote on installing egress window.
Vicinity of S Rapp in Columbia
Water leaking at several points in the basement where the wall meets the floor.