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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
SmartSump Sump Pump
Crawl-o-sphere Crawl Space Fan
WallCap Block Wall Sealer
SmartVent Flood Vents


Foundation Repair
Push Pier Underpinning
Geo-lock Wall Anchors
Geo-lock Helical Anchors
Powerbrace Bowed Wall Repair
Carbonarmor Fiber Wall Repair
SmartJack Crawl Space Support
Slab Pier Repair
PolyLevel Concrete Lifting
Ez Post Deck Repair
Shotcrete Wall Restoration


Basement Finishing / Remodeling
Everlast Wall Panels
Premier And Linen Ceiling Tiles
ThermalDry Floor Tiles
Sunhouse Window Wells
Everlast Window Replacement
Rockwell Egress Window


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Crawl Space Support Pillars Settling in Effingham, IL

Crawl Space Support Pillars Settling in Effingham, IL

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Crawl Space Support Pillars Settling in Effingham, IL Crawl Space Support Pillars Settling in Effingham, IL

When support pillars in the crawl space settle and can no longer maintain supporting the subfloor and flooring, interior drywall cracks and uneven floors could become a problem.  Our SmartJack® support jacks are the right answer to this problem.  Set on a properly installed footing block, these galvanized adjustable posts will stand the test of time.

Window Well Drain in Effingham, IL

Window Well Drain in Effingham, IL

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Window Well Drain in Effingham, IL Window Well Drain in Effingham, IL

If you are draining a window well to the interior sump pump it needs to have:

A) Clog free path

B) Capacity

C) Powerful sump pumps

D) Battery Backup sump pump

In this Effingham, Illinois basement, we installed our WellDuct® basement window well drain that combined with our TripleSafe® sump pump system and WaterGuard® basement waterproofing system can take care of A - D!

Cobwebs, Mold and Wet Crawl Space in Effingham, IL

Cobwebs, Mold and Wet Crawl Space in Effingham, IL

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Cobwebs, Mold and Wet Crawl Space in Effingham, IL Cobwebs, Mold and Wet Crawl Space in Effingham, IL

The room addition was built attached to a basement and had only one access cut through the basement wall.  It was built without vents but nothing else was done within the closed space.  We installed the CleanSpace vapor barrier and sealed up the inside of the crawl space.  The air inside the space is now dry and the vapor barrier on the ground will stop the damp air from the ground from 'leaking' up into the home. There will be less humidity and the environment won't be a haven for spiders, critters, and mold as it was previously.

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Why Choose Woods Basement Systems, Inc.?

Owners Rick and Ana Lee Woods started Woods Basement Systems, Inc. over 30 years ago and while the name changed a few times their dedication to serving homeowners across Illinois and Missouri never has. With the proper know-how, hard work and dedication Rick and Anna Lee grew their small business into a giant but never lost sight of the core values that motivated them all along. They understood better than anyone how important a person’s home is to them, which is why they promised to provide excellent service and forge lasting relationships with each and every one of their customers. If your home is in need of Basement Waterproofing, Foundation Repair, Concrete Lifting and Leveling, Crawl Space Repair, or Basement Finishing allow our talented experts to help you! Don’t wait any longer, get in contact with us today and schedule a FREE estimate!

Effingham’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 Effingham

At Woods Basement Systems, Inc. we have just as much skill and knowledge when it comes to Crawl Space Repair and general crawl space needs. Regardless of what your problem may be we have the products and expertise to confidently handle any problem that you may be faced with. The crawl space is a relatively unknown part of the home but like any other part, it serves a specific function. Through our knowledge and experience we can help solve existing crawl space issues and in some cases even prevent them before they start.

Basement Finishing & Egress Window Installation

Why stop at basement waterproofing when we are also the leading experts for Basement Finishing? In our opinions basement finishing is one of the best ways to add usable living/storage space and value to your home. Woods Basement Systems, Inc. is a member of the award-winning Total Basement Finishing dealer network and has the experience and products to provide a beautiful, long-lasting and waterproof design. Add functional space that will protect against water and mold. Don’t wait any longer to transform your home, give us a call today!

Woods Basement Systems, Inc. also has the ability and expertise to install an egress window in your basement that will be customized to your home. Egress windows are necessary by code for any finished room in your basement that has a door. Egress windows serve three major purposes that make them a necessity for any home even if your basement is not finished. Firstly, egress windows are a safety feature that functions as an emergency exit in case of emergency. Secondly, egress windows add curb appeal to the exterior of your home. Lastly, egress windows add value to your home and ensure that your home is up to code if your basement is finished or you want to finish it in the future. If you would like to learn more about egress window installation call or click today!

Case Studies From Effingham
Brent B. had two adjacent walls with diagonal cracks beginning in the bottom corner, going all the way to the top of the wall. This is a telltale...
A small theater in southest Illinois developed a leak along one wall of their auditorium. It was along the sloping floor leading to the stage and...
Job Stories From Effingham, IL
Crawl Space Insulation in Effingham, IL

A crawl space that’s damp and dirty is more than just an eyesore. It causes health, safety, comfort and home resale problems. This happens because a damp, dirty crawl space creates a favorable environment for mold, mildew, wood rot, insects and animal pests. Who wants these difficulties right below a home’s living space? The good news is that a nasty crawl space can be transformed into a clean, dry, attractive and energy efficient space using the CleanSpace encapsulation system.

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Waterproofed Effingham, IL Basement

Homeowners Betty and Carl in Effingham, Illinois were worried about their wet basement. During the spring and summer seasons, water was coming in their space at the floor/wall joint. The water would pool onto the floor of the basement, destroying their items in storage. Upset and unsure of what to do, they decided to call Woods Basement Systems.

We sent our foreman Juan Hernandez and his team came out to the Effingham home to install our waterproofing system. Around the perimeter of the basement, they installed WaterGuard. They also installed a TripleSafe Sump Pump System. Now, the basement is completely waterproofed!

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Water Damaging Carpet Eliminated with WaterGuard in Effingham, IL Basement

Charles B is having some problems with water coming into his basement. It is getting on the carpet and showing stains and is causing damage to the walls near the floor.

Caleb L and his crew installed WaterGuard to seal up and drain water away from the basement into a sump system. Charles can now enjoy his basement without worrying about future damage!


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Installing WaterGuard in Effingham, IL Home

In Effingham, IL homeowner Jenny H. wanted to have a waterproofing system installed in the basement of her home. She usually kept a lot of items in storage in her basement but recently she could not because every time it had rained water would find its way into her basement. Upset about her damaged items and the water in her space, she decided to call Woods Basement Systems to find a solution to her problem.

As the experts in All Things Basementy! Our foreman Caleb Lofton and his team have the perfect solutions to solve all of Jenny’s problems. In order to waterproof a basement, our teams use a collection of our patented products to ensure it is waterproofed completely and correctly. They installed our WaterGuard, TripleSafe, and IceGuard.

Installing WaterGuard in Effingham, IL Home - Photo 1
Crawl Space Encapsulation in Effingham, Illinois

A crawl space is the foundation of the air system in your home. A open crawl space can cause all sorts of troubles including odor, allergens, and heating/cooling costs. 

By encapsulating your crawl space like Sam of Effingham did, you can clean up the air quality in your entire home and create a usable space.

Give Woods Basement Systems a call to schedule your free estimate today! 

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Sealing Effingham, IL Crawl Space

Homeowner Joseph W. of Effingham, Illinois wanted to seal his dirt crawl space. He knew that Woods Basement Systems would be able to transform his crawl space into a clean, dry area where he would be able to store extra belongings. Our foreman Michael R. and his team encapsulated the space using our CleanSpace liner. CleanSpace reduces moisture and humidity in crawl space, helps seal out cold drafts in the winter, and suitable for installation over floors and walls.

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Effingham, IL Wall Support

Sarah and Justin M. of Effingham, Illinois were worried about the foundation of her home. Recently, they had been finding cracks on the inside and outside of the foundation of their home. The cracks on the outside were forming horizontally across the bricks.  The cracks inside were in the basement, forming vertically on the foundation walls. Concerned about the well-being of their home, they decided to call Woods Basement Systems. Our team came out to the home to install our GeoLock Wall Anchor System. This system supports and stabilizes the home from the inside and outside. Closing cracks and preventing the form of any new ones.

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GeoLock Installed in Effingham, IL

Sarah and Justin Martin of Effingham, Illinois were having problems in their basement. For years, they have been noticing cracks that have been forming in their basement on the walls of their foundation. They decided that it was time to repair these cracks and ensure the safety of their foundation once and for all. They finally decided to call Woods Basement Systems.

Our foreman Jeremy Raby and his team to the home to install our GeoLock Wall Anchor System. They GeoLock Wall Anchor system stabilizes foundation walls and can straighten walls back toward their original position. Once tightened, anchors hold wall securely in current position. This will stabilize the home, stopping the form of any future cracks on the foundation or drywall.

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Foundation Wall Support with GeoLock Wall Anchors

Homeowner Shirley R. in Effingham, Illinois was worried about the foundation of her home. Earlier in the year, she noticed cracks forming on her drywall and foundation walls inside her basement. She was unsure what this meant for her home, and wanted to make sure that it was safe. After getting referral form a friend, she decided to call Woods Basement Systems.

We sent our foreman Jeremy Raby and his team out to the Effingham, Illinois home to install a solution to fit Shirley’s home. For foundation solutions, we have several patented items to support and stabilize your home. Depending on your home and the specific foundation problem you may have, we can choose and install the items that are right for you.

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Bowing Walls and Large Cracks

Foundation walls like this one in Effingham, IL. can come under a lot of pressure from the soil around the home as it naturally expands with the weather. This pressure can cause damage to the foundation walls such as cracking and bowing. 


As the soil expands and presses against the foundation wall, the wall weakens and cracks then begins to bow inward. If not fixed in time, the wall might even collapse! Fortunately, there is a way to fix this problem permanently.


The solution is to install wall anchors. Wall anchors work by connecting an anchor plate buried outside in the compressed soil with an interior plate against the wall. This connection is tightened, which pulls the interior plate - and by extension, the wall - back toward the anchor plate. This pulling force counters the pushing force of the expanding soil and permanently supports the wall. The system can even straighten the wall back to its original position, allowing the homeowner to properly repair the cracks. 


Once wall anchors are installed, these cracked and bowing walls will be permanently supported and the homeowners won't have to worry about collapsing foundation walls.

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Total Basement Finishing in Effingham, IL

Homeowner Ron D. of Effingham, Illinois wanted to update his dark old-fashioned finished basement. Before calling Woods, Ron’s basement had wood paneling walls from the 1970’s making his basement look dark and outdated. Nervous and embarrassed to have visitors in his basement, he finally called Woods Basement Systems to refinish his basement the way he wanted it.

Our team and foremen John Cunningham came out to Ron’s home in Effingham to install our EverLast Wall Panels where the wood paneling had been before. Our Everlast walls were great for a project like Ron’s because they can be installed on the bottom half of an existing wall, saving materials and cost for the homeowner, without replacing the entire wall. Now, Ron can enjoy his updated basement for years to come.

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Water Damaged Effingham, IL Basement Transforms with TripleSafe & CleanSpace

Kay from Effingham, Illinois wanted to waterproof her basement after dealing with unappealing and unsafe water damage. For this project, system design specialist, Chris A., recommended installing a CleanSpace encapsulation barrier onto the wall and a TripleSafe sump pump system into the flooring. 

The CleanSpace system would be used to protect the basement walls from water damage. This system serves as a vapor barrier and if water were to leak in through the walls, the CleanSpace barrier would guide the water to the home's drainage system in the flooring. The TripleSafe sump pump is a three pump system that will ensure dependability because it has two battery operated pumps. These products were installed by Team Woods quickly, yet efficiently. 

Cracked Patio Repaired With PolyLevel In Effingham, IL

Stan H. of Effingham, Illinois was interested in repairing his concrete backyard patio. Over the years, it had become badly cracked and sunken in several places, making it an unsafe eyesore. Stan wanted the job done quickly and professionally, so he gave Woods Basement Systems a call.

In order to repair the patio, foreman Melvin and his team used PolyLevel. This expanding composite foam was injected underneath the sunken slabs through tiny holes in the surface to lift them and fill in the cracks. Because PolyLevel dries very quickly, the patio was set and ready to be used in just 30 minutes!

Water Stained Effingham, Illinois Basement Restored with WaterGuard & TwinPack

Water leaks had stained the walls and floor of this Effingham, Illinois for years. This homeowner had enough! Denise from Effingham, Illinois wanted to find a solution that would be dependable year around, so she called Woods Basement Systems. One of Woods' top system design specialist, Lucas B., recommended installing a TwinPack sump with a WaterGuard drainage system to completely protect the basement from harm.

To prevent further damage, Team Woods installed a WaterGuard drainage system into the perimeter and footing of the foundation to collect water leaks. This drainage system will help the sump pump collect the leaks instead of allowing the water leaks to stand and pool in the basement. The TwinPack sump pump is a double system pump that will give Denise the dependability that she deserves because if one pump fails, the other pump will switch on. 

Foreman, Logan B., and his crew installed the new TwinPack and WaterGuard systems quickly and efficiently. With the help of these two waterproofing products, this basement will remain waterproofed year around. 


Push Piers and PowerBraces Work Together in Effingham, IL Home

Effingham, Illinois homeowner Sue was dealing with a settling foundation causing weak floors. She gave Woods Basement Systems a call and System Design Specialist Luke B. developed a plan for her. 

Foreman Miguel and his crew installed the Push Pier System to fix the settlement problems and the PowerBrace system to help with the weak floors. The Push Piers go into the soil under the Earth to support the home by moving the weight from moving soil to solid bedrock below. The PowerBraces are steel I-Beams that give the added supported needed in the basement. 

Sue can now trust her home will be supported for years to come. 

TripleSafe, TrenchDrain, and WaterGuard Installed in Effingham, IL

Mandy and Larry M. noticed excess water pouring into their basement and were afraid it would damage their home. They called Woods Basement Systems and met with System Design Specialist Lucas B., who worked with them to design the ideal solution to address their concerns.

Foreman Kevin J. and his team installed a three-point solution consisting of a TripleSafe sump system, TrenchDrain grated drain pipe, and WaterGuard drain systems. TrenchDrain is the ideal fix for preventing flooding and leaks in outer entryways, while WaterGuard drain systems provide effective drainage while maintaining a clean appearance. These redirect water to the TripleSafe sump system, which offers three levels of waterproofing protection. Mandy and Larry can rest easy knowing their basement will be clean and dry thanks to their custom-fit waterproofing system.

Bowing Walls in Effingham, IL Corrected with Wall Anchors

Rachael W. of Effingham, Illinois noticed that a few walls in her home's basement were bowing and cracking. She did not want the problem to continue to get worse, so she called Woods Basement Systems for help.

Design specialist Greg B. assessed the situation and decided the best solution was to install a couple wall anchors. Foreman Jeremy R. then traveled to the home to get started.

Wall anchors extend from the inside basement walls to the hard packed soil outside. They are made of steel and help stabilize and prevent further movement of the walls.

Rachael W. no longer has to worry about her home's basement walls cracking and bowing. She now has stable and safe walls.

Waterproofing in Effingham, IL Basement

Thomas K. of Effingham, Illinois discovered that his home's basement was collecting water, even though he already had a working sump pump. He did not want to ignore the problem and have to clean up a mess after every heavy rain storm, so he called Woods Basement Systems.

Design specialist Brandon B. assessed the situation and decided that the best solution was to install a Waterguard drainage system and a CleanSpace Wall System. Foreman Bradly P. traveled to the home to get the project started. 

The Waterguard drainage system was placed above the footing of the basement and was then covered with concrete. It collects and drains water rising from the ground before it reaches the surface of the basement. The CleanSpace Wall System is a durable plastic liner that acts as a vapor barrier and drains and leaks behind it to a sump pump.

Thomas K. no longer has to worry about cleaning up a wet basement. He now has a dry and waterproof basement.

Foundation Repaired with SmartJack in Effingham, IL

Walking into your kitchen and seeing sinking floors is not a good sign. Unfortunately, this was the first thought that Michael of Effingham, IL had when he looked at his floor. He knew he needed to call Woods Basements Systems. System Design Specialist Gregory came up with a solution to the problem.

Foreman James installed a SmartJack under the sinking floor. This will keep the foundation from sinking any more, and keep it stable.

Now Michael knows his floors will not sink any further!

Crawl Space Supports Sinking in Effingham, IL

Michael M. of Effingham, Illinois noticed the floors of his house were bouncing quite a bit. When he went to check out the problem, he discovered that the supports in his crawl space were sinking. He immediately called Woods Basement Systems for help.

Design specialist Gregory B. assessed the situation and came up with the perfect solution. Once the solution was decided, foreman James L. headed over to the home and installed seven Smart Jacks. Smart Jacks are made of heavy-duty steel that lift the floors above back to their original position.

Michael M. no longer has to worry about his house sinking and causing further problems. He is very happy that his floors are steady and level once again.

Wet Basement Gets Waterproofed in Effingham, IL

Kay B. of Effingham, IL had a very wet basement. Water flooded her basement each time it rained through the joints between the ledge wall and the foundation walls and floors throughout the basement. It had also found its way through cracks in the floors. Kay stored numerous belongings in her basement and they were getting damaged each time it flooded so she called Woods Basement Systems. Design Specialist Kevin E inspected the basement and recommended installing a waterproofing system.

Over the foundation walls and ledge wall, Woods installed CleanSpace. CleanSpace is a durable plastic moisture barrier. It give the basement a brighter, cleaner appearance and prevents moisture from entering the basement, directing it down to the drainage system. Drainage matting was installed under the CleanSpace on top of the ledge wall to provide channels for water to go over the ledge wall and down to the drainage system.

WaterGuard was installed under the cement floors along the perimeter the basement as well as through areas where water was coming up through the floors. WaterGuard is a drainage system that is situated away from mud that might clog it as it collects water from the foundation walls and floors and guides it to the sump pump.

The TripleSafe was installed to remove the water out and away from the basement through its discharge lines. The TripleSafe contains three pumps including a battery back up pump. It protects the basement from flood waters even when weather is severe or there’s a power outage.

On the exterior of the home, IceGuards were installed on the discharge lines. The slotted openings of the IceGuards give the water an alternative escape route if the lines become frozen or clogged so it won’t come back into the basement.

Kay B. can now safely store her belongings in the basement and doesn’t have to worry about water damage.

WaterGuard Installed in Effingham, IL Basement

Adam B. of Effingham, IL had water leaking into his basement. He was worried about the damages that this water could cause to the home. Woods Basement Systems Installed a drainage system to get the water out of the basement quickly.

Woods installed WaterGuard to help drain unwanted water out of the basement. WaterGuard is installed in the cement of the flooring against the walls. This allows water to enter the piping and be drained to prevent damages to the home and personal belongings.

This water is drained into the yard through a discharge line. The discharge line can become clogged or frozen at times. To prevent this water from receding back into the basement, Woods installed IceGuard to ensure the water had an escape route.

CleanSpace in Effingham, Illinois

Dean C. from Effingham, Illinois was unhappy with his basement and its crawl space. His basement was musty and dirty. He decided to call our team and got an appointment. Based past experience, our system specialist, Joshua B. preferred to use CleanSpace as the best solution.

CleanSpace is a crawl space encapsulation system which completely transforms nasty crawl spaces into a beautiful, spotless storage area as our team defines.

Now, Dean is living in his house whose basement is definitely clean and comfortable by CleanSpace. 

WaterGuard and Sump Pump Installed in Effingham, IL

Scott K. had water leaking into his basement. Scott used his basement to store his personal belongings and was worried the water would damage them or his home. Woods Basement Systems had the perfect products to give Scott safe of mind.

Woods installed WaterGuard to help drain unwanted water out of the basement. WaterGuard is installed in the cement of the flooring against the walls. This allows water to enter the piping and be drained to prevent damages to the home and personal belongings.

Woods installed a discharge line that was attached to a Twin Pack sump pump. This sump pump would pump the water in the basement 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 basement, Woods installed IceGuard. IceGuard provides an escape route for the water so that it does not back up into the basement. 

WaterGuard Installed in Effingham, IL

Dave R. of Effingham, IL had water leaking into his basement. This water would eventually cause mold if it was not taken care of properly. Woods Basement Systems provided Dave with products to help drain the water out of the space.

Woods installed WaterGuard to help drain water out of the basement. WaterGuard is installed against the wall in the concrete of the floor. The water will flow into the WaterGuard, allowing the piping to lead the water out of the basement. This will allow the water to be drained and reduce the likelihood of mold growing in the walls.

Crawlspace Redone in Effingham, IL

Candace G. of Effingham, IL had climate control issues in her crawlspace, which caused her energy to be higher than they should be. Woods Basement Systems was able to install products that would help Candace with all of her issues.

Woods installed CleanSpace to seal off the space and prevent water and moisture from getting in. A drainage matt was installed under the CleanSpace to drain away any unwanted water that may be standing in the crawlspace. Vent covers were also installed for additional sealing. These covers 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.

SilverGlo Insulated Panels were installed to provide additional insulation for the space. These panels help control the environment of the space and helped lower Candace's energy bills.

A 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 crawlspace, 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. 

WaterGuard, TwinPack and IceGuard Installation in Effingham, Illinois

Amanda and Casey H., Effingham, Illinois residents, were distraught by water leaking into their basement where the floor meets the wall. The water caused a musty odor and risked damaging their valuables.

System design specialist Kevin E. designed a solution to keep their basement dry. Foreman Greg H. installed WaterGuard, a perimeter drainage system. WaterGuard collects and guides water to the TwinPack sump pump system. In addition to WaterGuard and TwinPack, IceGuard was installed. IceGuard provides an exit for the water in the event that the discharge lines become frozen or clogged.

Effingham, Illinois Basement Guarded by WaterGuard

Bryant L. of Effingham, Illinois was troubled by water leaking into his basement where the floor meets the wall. The water caused mold to grow on the drywall and caused damage to his carpet.

System design specialist Jake K. designed a solution to prevent mold and keep his basement dry. Foreman Dillon L. installed WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system designed to collect and guide water away from the basement. With WaterGuard, Bryant will no longer have to worry about a wet basement.

Foundation Wall Anchor Installation in Effingham, IL

This homeowner in Effingham, IL had cracks developing in their basement walls, and not only minor cracks, but large cracks continually increasing in size from the bottom to the top of the walls. For the homeowner who uses the basement for recreational purposes, this would become a problem if not addressed soon. After the cracks form, it's only a matter of time before the walls begin to bow or cave in, which would be disastrous for the home's structure. We installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors and Power Braces on the two walls with the large cracks. The Geo-Lock Wall Anchors are metal plates placed on the wall with large metal rods reaching outside into the yard underground, fixated to anchors, which prevents the wall from bowing in and corrects any bowing that has already occurred. The Power Braces are added support to the wall to help stabilize it. These are similar solutions to a failing wall, but the Power Braces are installed on a wall that does not have the sufficient room on the outside to install the Wall Anchors. In this case, the home was too close to a neighbor's yard to install the Wall Anchors. Now this homeowner does not need to worry about their basement walls bowing in.

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Work Requests From Effingham, IL
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2 story house with one side setting causing top floors to not be level.
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Water coming in one walll of basement
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Need Drain pipe install in crawlspace of apartment building and divert to sump pump.
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Wet crawl space after rain and would like an automatic sump pump installed
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Water leak from basement wall.
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I recently bought this old house inquired about leaks was told ther were none . Since it started raining there are issues need estimate and solution.
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Vertical / horizontal cracks in basement wall
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Looking for assessment of cost and potential work needed.
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Driveway is 4" lower than the garage.
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Musty basement
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Would like estimate on crawl space encapsulation, 12mm liner, insulated sides, Correct drainage issue from NE corner back to sump and install new crawl space door.
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A very small potion of my driveway needs raised
Project Location: Effingham, IL
We have a section of concrete block basement wall that is starting to bow inward and is leaking. Also we are interested in radon mitigation for this basement.
Project Location: Effingham, IL
Would like to see what it would cost to finish our basement to add more living space
Project Location: Effingham, IL
Needing flooring for the basement
Project Location: Effingham, IL
Water in basement
Project Location: Effingham, IL
I have sinking sidewalks
Project Location: Effingham, IL
I need an egress window and a cement porch leveled.
Project Location: Effingham, IL
Have block foundation and I'm getting moisture through wall below grade. It appears the exterior was not prepared with any damp proofing. What can I do?