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Basement Waterproofing
WaterGuard Interior System
DryTrak Drainage Channel
TrenchDrain Drain Grate
IceGuard Discharge Line
WellDuct Window Drainage
BrightWall Waterproof Panels
ThermalDry Wall Barrier
Basement To Beautiful Wall Panels
Drain Tile Installation
SuperSump Pump System
TripleSafe Pumping System
UltraSump Battery Back Up
SaniDry Dehumidifier

 

Crawl Space Repair
CleanSpace Encapsulation
Turtl Access Hatch
Everlast Crawl Space Doors
SaniDry Csb Dehumidifier
SmartDrain Water Drainage
SilverGlo Wall Insulation
TerraBlock Floor Insulation
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
Insulated Wall Panels
Premier And Linen Ceiling Tiles
ThermalDry Floor Tiles
Millcreek Faux Wood Flooring
Sunhouse Window Wells
Everlast Window Replacement
Rockwell Egress Window

 

Radon Mitigation
Radon Testing
Radon Detection
Radon Abatement
Radon Mitigation System

 

Home Insulation
Attic Insulation
Crawl Space Insulation
Basement Insulation
Wall Insulation
Air Sealing
Attic Air Sealing
Ductwork Sealing
Before and After Pictures from Dorsey
PolyLEVEL Corrects Dorsey, Illinois Walkway

PolyLEVEL Corrects Dorsey, Illinois Walkway

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PolyLEVEL Corrects Dorsey, Illinois Walkway PolyLEVEL Corrects Dorsey, Illinois Walkway

Connie S. of Dorsey, Illinois was concerned about her cracking and uneven concrete. The cracking walkway was a safety concern for her visitors.

Foreman Andrew T. installed PolyLEVEL injections to restore her walkway. PolyLEVEL is a long-lasting, noninvasive solution. Now, her concrete is even, safe to use and beautiful.

CleanSpace Installation in Dorsey, Illinois Basement

CleanSpace Installation in Dorsey, Illinois Basement

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CleanSpace Installation in Dorsey, Illinois Basement CleanSpace Installation in Dorsey, Illinois Basement

Dorsey, Illinois resident Tyler A. was distraught by the water leaking into his basement. The water seepage caused mold and a musty odor. System design specialist Paul W. designed a solution to keep the mold away.

Foreman Melvin F. installed CleanSpace, an inorganic vapor barrier. CleanSpace was installed on the walls to guide water to WaterGuard, a perimeter drainage system. The TripleSafe sump pump system then guides the water away from the basement.

Tyler is thrilled to have a dry, mold-free basement.

Getting a Better Sump Pump

Getting a Better Sump Pump

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Getting a Better Sump Pump Getting a Better Sump Pump

Homeowners in Dorsey, IL. had a sump pump in their basement that wasn't giving them the peace of mind they wanted. So they called Woods Basement Systems and got the pump they needed.

 

Ben S. was able to come to the home and remove their old sump pump system and install a new TripleSafe™ sump pump. This TripleSafe™ system has three pumps to always keep the basement dry. 

 

The first pump is a 1/3 horsepower pump that deals with most of the water in the system. If that pump can't keep up, a second, 1/2 horespower pump kicks in to remove water even faster. And if the power goes out or if pumps one and two can't keep up, a third, batter-powered pump will turn on to keep the basement dry. As an extra safety measure, the TripleSafe™ system also features an alarm that can alert homeowners in the event of a plumbling leak or other interior leak.

 

With a TripleSafe™ sump pump system, these homeowners won't need to worry about water overfilling their sump hole again.

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People's Choice: Best in Business
Woods Basement Systems was voted third for best in business by the News-Gazette Media’s People Choice Award. Woods Basement Systems... [Read more]
People's Choice Award: Basement Construction
Woods Basement Systems was voted number one in basement construction by the News-Gazette Media’s People Choice Award. Woods Basement Systems... [Read more]
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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!

Dorsey’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 Dorsey

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.

Air Sealing Insulation Services

Want to improve home comfort and energy efficiency? Your home insulation is a good place to start. The energy experts at Woods Basement Systems, Inc. understand that if your home has a poor thermal barrier than it probably has drafty rooms, high HVAC costs, and uneven temperatures overall. Luckily we offer whole-home insulation solutions!

Our home insulation services:
  • Attic insulation
  • Crawl space insulation
  • Basement insulation
  • Wall insulation
  • Ductwork sealing
  • Air sealing
  • Attic air sealing

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!

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Tyler A. needed a basement that was better protected against water and moisture. Tyler called Woods Basement Systems, where Systems Design Specialist...
Job Stories From Dorsey, IL
PowerBrace Supports Bowing Wall

Homeowner Garrett S. of Dorsey, Illinois was worried about his bowing and cracked basement wall. After doing research, he realized that his home may have foundation problems due to his wall failure in the basement. As you can see in the photo, underneath the window of the basement is a stair-stepping crack, as well as a horizontal crack that is causing the wall to bow. A few years ago, homeowner Garrett called a company to fix it, but installation only made his foundation problem work.

More recently, Garrett decided to call Woods Basement Systems to install a better solution to his problem. The solution was our PowerBrace system, permanently stabilizing his home’s foundation. Now Garrett will never have to worry about more cracks forming in or around his home, reassured that his home is stable and straightened.

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Crawl Space Waterproofing in Dorsey, IL

Marilyn D. of Dorsey, Illinois was surprised that her home's crawl space was holding water after heavy rain showers. She knew standing water could cause mold growth and rotting, so she called Woods Basement Systems for help.

Design specialist Chris T. assessed the situation and decided the best solution was to install a SmartPipe drainage system, a SmartSump sump pump, and a CleanSpace encapsulation system. Foreman Josh B. then traveled to the home to get the job started.

The CleanSpace encapsulation system is a durable liner that was placed on the floors and up the walls of the crawl space. It acts as a vapor barrier and drains any leaks behind it. The SmartPipe drainage system accepts water from both the soil and the surface of the crawl space. It then drains the water to the sump pump. The SmartSump is a sump pump specifically made for crawl spaces. It removes water from the crawl space through a discharge line.

Marilyn D. no longer has to worry about her home's crawl space flooding. She now has a dry and waterproof crawl space.

Geo-Lock Wall Anchor and Waterproofing Systems in Dorsey, Illinois

Marilyn D. of Dorsey, Illinois was distraught by water leaking into her basement. The water leaks were a result of her cracked foundation walls. Due to the water seepage, mold began to thrive in her basement. System design specialist Chris T. designed a solution to support her foundation and keep the basement dry.

Foreman Todd W. and his crew installed Geo-Lock wall anchors. Geo-Lock wall anchors restore the foundation to its original position. The wall anchors provide permanent support to the foundation. In order to waterproof the basement, Todd and his team installed CleanSpace on the walls. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier that guides water to the newly installed WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that guides water to the TripleSafe sump pump system. To further prevent mold growth, the SaniDry dehumidifer was installed. 

Marilyn is pleased to know her home is safe and her basement is dry. With the waterproofing system, she will not have to worry about water or mold in her basement.

Geo-Lock Wall Anchors Support Block Foundation in Dorsey, Illinois

Larry Moore, Dorsey, Illinois homeowner, was troubled when he discovered is bowing foundation walls. The block foundation began to crack as it bowed under pressure. System design specialist Chris T. designed a solution to support the failing foundation.

Foreman Todd W. and his crew installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. Geo-Lock stragihtens the walls to their original position and provides continuous support for the foundation. Geo-Lock is made of galvanized steel, so Larry can have peace of mind knowing his foundation will stay supported.

CleanSpace, SaniDry and WaterGuard Installation in Dorsey, Illinois

Tyler A. of Dorsey, Illinois was troubled by water leaking into his basement. The water seepage caused mold and a musty odor. System design specialist Paul W. designed a solution to keep the basement dry.

Foreman Melvin F. installed CleanSpace, an inorganic vapor barrier. CleanSpace prevents moisture from escaping into the basement as it guides water to WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that collects and guides water to the TripleSafe sump pump system. TripleSafe is equipped with three pumps to ensure the basement stays dry. 

In addition to the waterproofing system, SaniDry was installed. SaniDry is an energy efficient dehumidifier. Keeping the humidity low prevents mold. Tyler is thrilled to have a dry basement. He is even happier to know the basement will stay dry, and the mold will stay away.

Crawlspace Redone in Dorsey, IL

Nathan L. in Dorsey, IL was experiencing sagging floors due to moisture getting into the crawlspace causing dry rot. Seasonally, the dry rot process compromises the wood and causes the floors to sag. Nathan called Woods Basement Systems and asked them to help solve these issues.

Woods came in and installed a drainage matting under CleanSpace. This drainage mat 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. Vent covers were also installed for additional sealing. These covers are custom fit to create an air tight seal and do not allow water or moisture into the crawlspace.

A SaniDry was installed to filter moisture out of the air in the crawlspace. A SaniDry is a dehumidifier for the space and will help control the humidity. Controlling the humidity of the crawlspace will reduce energy bills and make the home more comfortable because the air that is moving into the house is 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 crawlspace.

Woods also installed SmartJacks to lift the sagging floors. SmartJacks provide permanent support for the home. The homeowner will no longer have to worry about the safety of her home or the uncomfortable sagging floors because the SmartJacks are guaranteed to fix these issues.

These products will work together to keep moisture out of the crawlspace and prevent the dry rot process. Nathan can now feel confident that his home is safe from damaging moisture.

Dorsey, Illinois Driveway Restored with PolyLEVEL

Dorsey, Illinois homeowner Connie S. was displeased with her cracking, uneven driveway and walkway. The uneven driveway began to take a toll on her vehicle and the cracking walkway posed safety concerns for visitors.

System design specialist Austin G. designed a solution to restore the concrete. PolyLEVEL is a noninvasive solution. Unlike concrete, PolyLEVEL will not settle over time, so it is a long-lasting solution. 

Now, Connie's walkway is safe and her driveway even again.

CleanSpace Encapsulation in Dorsey, IL

Many crawlspaces are often forgotten by homeowners and tend to become dirty and damp. This can cause mold to form in these crawlspaces, which can leave a unpleasant smell throughout the house. Most of these are often unprotected from the outside environment as well, making it easily accessible to unwanted animals.

Nathan L. of Dorsey, IL had enough of his old, dirty crawlspace when he contacted Woods Basement Systems for a CleanSpace Encapsulation. Our Woods team members started by installing our SmartPipe to direct any water that may enter into our SmartSump sump pump. Our CleanSpace vapor barrier was then installed to separate the crawl space from the outside environment. Lastly, our SaniDry CX dehumidifier was installed to keep the crawlspace dry.

Work Requests From Dorsey, IL
Vicinity of Bivens Road in Dorsey
Basement leaking at seams of floor meeting walls. Like to discuss possibilities? Thank you
Vicinity of Renken in Dorsey
We have a concrete block foundation that leaks. The walls in the basement seem to be disintegrating. We already have a sump pump.
Vicinity of in Dorsey
NE corner of home appears to be dragging rear of structure down. Would like to have condition corrected and re-leveled.
Vicinity of Huette Road in Dorsey
I am interested in getting an estimate for the installation of a radon mitigation system in our basement.
Vicinity of Renken Rd. in Dorsey
Blocks walls in basement leak.
Vicinity of in Dorsey
We would like to get an estimate for waterproofing our basement. We've got a couple corners that show signs of moisture and would like to finish the basement, so we'd like to get that fixed if possible.