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t is important for any home's basement to stay dry, especially if the basement is used as a livable space. That is why many homeowners have decided to contact Woods Basement Systems about waterproofing their homes.
Jheri and Brandon G. of st. Elmo, IL saw the value of a clean basement and decided to contact Woods Basement Systems for a waterproofing. Our WaterGuard drainage system was installed below the perimeter of her basement floors where it is able to guide any water from leaky walls into our TripleSafe sump pump to ensure a dry and clean basement. Along with an exterior discharge line and our IceGuard which prevents the discharge line from freezing over, Erin's basement will be dry for many years to come.
Randall Q. of Vandalia, IL contacted Woods Basement Systems with concerns about the standing water in his basement. The water was leaking in from outside and had no way to drain.
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.
Cindi and Tom F. of St. Elmo, IL had water leaking into their basement every time it rained. Their basement was unlivable so they called Woods Basement Systems. Basement Design Specialist Thomas W. assessed their water problem and found the best solution.
Woods Basement Systems installed a waterproofing system. WaterGuard was installed on top of the concrete footing and against the basement walls. The WaterGuard is under the concrete floor of the basement so it stays out of sight while it collects any water seeping in from the walls and wall joints and guides the water to the sump pump.
A TripleSafe sump pump was installed as well. The TripleSafe consists of three pumps: a primary pump, a secondary pump and a battery back up pump. Each are situated at different levels within the liner to provide protection even in severe weather and power outages. The TripleSafe pumps the water safely out the discharge lines into the yard.
IceGuards were installed on the discharge lines on the exterior of the home. IceGuards prevents water that is being pumped out from coming back into the basement if the discharge lines have become clogged or frozen. It gives water an alternative escape route through its slotted openings.
Cindi and Tom F. are happy to know that, no matter the weather outside, their basement inside will remain dry and livable.
The concrete driveway and walkway of Kurt K.’s Brownstone, IL home were uneven. Some of the concrete slabs in the driveway and walkway were sinking which caused them to pull away from the house and were no longer level with the other slabs, creating tripping hazards. Kurt didn’t want to deal with replacing his driveway and walkway so he called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended PolyLevel.
PolyLevel was injected under the concrete slabs of the walkway and driveway. It’s an expanding polymer foam that lifts and levels the concrete. It cures quickly so the concrete driveway and walkway can be used in about 15 minutes, meaning far less downtime than with traditional mudjacking. It’s also waterproof when it cures so it won’t be washed away.
Kurt is glad he can use his concrete walkway and driveway without worrying about tripping.
Randy and Jennifer I. of St. Elmo, IL had two crawlspaces that were causing major issues in their home. Standing water would get into their crawlspaces which caused mold to grow on the walls and the beams above to rot. The floors above the larger crawlspace were sagging because of the weakened beams. Drafts and musty smells came into their home from their crawlspace, as well, so they called Woods Basement Systems. Design Specialist Greg B. inspected the crawlspaces and recommended installing a crawlspace encapsulation system as well as SmartJacks.
SmartJacks were installed along the beams of the larger crawlspace. SmartJacks are adjustable steel columns that are held in place by concrete footings that will support and stabilize floors in place and can also lift floors back to their original position.
SilverGlo Insulation Panels were installed along the walls of the crawlspaces. SilverGlo is made of rigid polystyrene foam insulate the crawlspace and prevents air infiltration. It’s waterproof so it forms a moisture barrier over the walls and directs water to the perimeter drainage system.
CleanSpace was installed along the walls and floors of the crawlspaces. CleanSpace is a durable, thick plastic liner that forms a vapor barrier between the foundation walls and dirt floors which will reduce humidity in the crawlspace and prevent any moisture from getting in.
Along the floors of the crawlspaces, drainage matting was installed. It’s dimpled design provides channels for standing water to disperse to the perimeter drainage system.
SmartPipe was installed along the foundation walls of the basement. It’s a drainage system that has rows of holes covered in filter fabric so it won’t become clogged by mud or debris as it collects water from the walls and floors of the crawlspace and takes it to the sump pumps for removal.
In the larger crawlspace, the TripleSafe was installed to take the water from WaterGuard and pump it out and away from the crawlspace through its discharge lines. It contains three powerful pumps, including a battery back up pump, to ensure that in all weather conditions or power outages, the crawlspace will remain dry.
In the smaller crawlspace, the SmartSump was installed. The SmartSump is designed to fit seamlessly with the CleanSpace barrier and is equipped with a powerful, cast iron pump.
IceGuards were installed on the discharge lines on the exterior of the crawlspaces. IceGuards were designed to prevent water from re-entering the crawlspace if the lines become frozen or clogged by allowing it to escape through slotted openings.
The SaniDry Dehumidifier was installed in the larger crawlspace. It keeps the relative humidity low in the crawlspaces to prevent musty smells and rot.
Randy and Jennifer are glad they can finally use their crawlspace for storage without worries of water damage and that they’ll no longer have drafts or musty smells coming from their crawlspaces.
Aperion Care of St. Elmo has issues with water and unlevel concrete. They contacted Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate.
Design specialist Greg B. determined that the WaterGuard waterproofing system and the PolyLevel concrete leveling system would be the best solution.
Because our foremen and crews are all specially trained, this project required two separate crews. Our first crew lead by Jeremy R. installed the waterproofing system. The next day our second crew lead by Andrew T. leveled the concrete.
Anetta W. of Vandalia, Illinois noticed that some of the floors in her home were uneven and sagging. She did not want to ignore the problem and allow it to get any worse, so she called Woods Basement Systems for help.
Design specialist Jacob K. assessed the situation and decided the best option was to install a few Smart Jacks. Foreman Joshua B. then traveled to the home to get the job started. Smart Jacks, which are made of steel, are placed in the crawl space of the home. They help stabilize and lift existing floor joists and beams.
Anetta W. no longer has to worry about her home's floors sagging. She now has stable and level floors in her home.
Barry J. of Farina, IL became concerned about the safety of his home when he discovered his basement walls were bowing inward so he gave Woods Basement System a call.
System design specialist, Quinton W. did a home inspection and created a design that would ensure the homeowner a safe home. Foreman, Jeremy R. did a PowerBrace Wall Repair system installation on the home. This system permanently stabilizes the home and prevents further damage from occurring using steel I-beams. The steel I-beams are secured to the joists above the wall with steel brackets.
Barry J. could not be any happier knowing that the PowerBrace Wall Repair system has made his home safe.
Anetta W was concerned when she noticed that her basement walls were beginning to bow. So, she decided to call Woods Basement Systems. System Design Specialist Jacob K was able to come up with a solution to the problem.
Foreman Joshua B installed a SmartJack under Anetta’s home. The SmartJack will rest on stable soil and support the portion of the home that is sinking, and will also work to raise the level of the house.
Cindi and Tom F. of St. Elmo, IL were left with a wet basement as the result of a heavy rainfall. When they realized the future issues this could cause, they decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate.
Woods Basement Systems sent out one of their Systems Design Specialist, Thomas W., to evaluate the situation and come up with an appropriate solution. He decide that foreman Greg H. should waterproof the basement. He started by installing Triple Safe sump pump, WaterGuard and IceGuard, which all fo their own part to keep the basement dry.
Since Cindi and Tom's basement has been waterproofed, they are no longer worried about rain.
Kurt K. from Brownstown, IL made a call to Woods Basement Systems for a free quote about repairing his concrete. He was experiencing uneven settlement and sinking.
Woods Basement Systems sent Trent W., a Systems Design Specialist, to visit the home. Trent determined that the appropriate solution would be for foreman Andrew T. to install PolyLevel, a foam that is injected into the concrete and lifts the surface and fills in cracks.
Once PolyLevel was installed, Kurt felt secure that the quality and safety of his home has been restored.
Homeowners Troy and Sandy were shocked to see their basement walls bending and bowing inwards. Often these are signs of hydrostatic pressure and other forces straining the home's foundation, which can cause serious damage if left unchecked. They met with System Design Specialist Luke K. from Woods Basement Systems, who recommended the ideal foundation repair solution.
Foreman Jeremy R. and his team installed Geo-Lock support systems to brace and protect the damaged walls. Geo-Locl consists of a galvanized steel rod and heavy-duty steel plates that work together to anchor into dense soil underneath the yard for long-lasting foundation proection with minimal disruption to the home or lawn. Troy and Sandy can rest easy knowing Geo-Lock will protect their foundation for years to come.
Kevin and Connie of Vandalia, Illinois wanted to update their musty and moldy crawlspace. That's when this couple gave Woods Basement Systems a call! System design specialists, John S. recommended to waterproof their crawlspace by installing CleanSpace.
CleanSpace is a vapor barrier that is made of inorganic material to prevent mold growth. CleanSpace transforms an old, musty crawlspace into a clean and dry space.
Foreman, James L. installed CleanSpace into Kevin and Connie's home to make sure they never have to worry about their crawlspace again!
Randy and Jennifer in Saint Elmo, IL were looking to protect their crawl space, so they reached out to Woods Basement Systems for assistance. Design system specialist Gregory B. met with them to design the ideal solution for their water issues.
Foreman James L. and his team installed CleanSpace wall covers to seal and protect the home. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier that traps mold, mildew, and moisture out of the basement for a clean, dry home experience. This couple can now enjoy their crawl space with the peace of mind that they deserves thanks to CleanSpace.
Paul and Shelly in O'Fallon, MO were looking to reinforce cracked, bowing walls in their basement. These are common signs of settling and other foundation issues that can lead to serious structural damage if left unchecked, so they reached out to Woods Basement Systems to explore their repair options. They met with Design Specialist Nolan M., who gave them a free estimate and recommended the ideal repair solution.
Foreman Todd W. and his team installed Geo-Lock wall anchors to reinforce the damaged walls. Geo-Lock uses a galvanized steel rod to lock into the dense, packed soil beneath the yard and braces against a heavy-duty steel plate mounted to the wall; the system strengthens and can even straighten bowing walls over time and provides long-lasting protection. Paul and Shelly can rest easy knowing Geo-Lock will protect their home for years to come.
Diane of Vandalia, Illinois wanted to waterproof her entire basement. She had worked with Woods Basement Systems for past projects and knew exactly who she should call! On the phone she talked with our system desing specialist, Aaron M., who pointed this homeowner into the best products to fix her water leakage issue.
Foreman, Melvin F. and his crew installed a TripleSafe, CleanSpace, and WaterGuard to waterproof the space. Our TripleSafe sump pump combines three pumps to make sure that the basement is always dry. The CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier that blocks out water and mold. The WaterGuard will send the water to the TripleSafe to be sent outside.
Now that Diane's home is waterproofed, she can now enjoy this space!
Jacksonville, Illinois homeowner Sarah had bowing walls in her basement. She gave Woods Basement System a call and System Design Specialist Brenton developed the perfect plan for her.
Foreman Jeremy and his crew installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors in the basement. The Geo-Lock Wall Anchors are the perfect solution for bowing walls because they use the weight of the Earth as resistance for the wall.
Sarah's bowing wall now has the support it needs to be returned to its original position.
Jeremy C. in Vandalia, IL was concerned about bowing walls in his basement. He reached out to Woods Basement Systems and received a free estimate on the ideal foundation repair system from Design Specialist Aaron M.
Foreman Miguel O. and his team installed Geo-Lock to protect the compromised walls. Geo-Lock uses a heavy-duty steel plate and a galvanized steel rod to brace and even straighten bending, bowing walls. Now Jeremy can rest easy knowing he made a long-lasting, reliable investment in the life of his home thanks to Geo-Lock!
Jeremy C. in Vandalia, IL was worried about water pouring into his basement through cracks in his foundation walls, so he reached out to Woods Basement Systems to explore his waterproofing options. Jeremy met with System Design Specialist Aaron M. and received a free estimate on an innovative weatherproofing solution.
Foreman Miguel O. and his team installed CleanSpace to protect the basement from the elements. CleanSpace seals out moisture, mold, and mildew while providing a semi-finished look for a clean, dry basement experience any time.
Kevin of Vandalia, Illinois wanted to finally clean-up his crawl space after years of putting it off. Once he reached out to Woods Basement Systems he was paired with system design specialist, John S., who designed a custom-fit plan for Kevin's crawl space needs.
John recommended installing a new CleanSpace encapsulation system that would clean the space by creating a vapor barrier from the outside. CleanSpace is also made out of inorganic materials, which means that this product isn't susceptible to mold and will block water from entering the home. Thanks to the leadership of foreman, James L., the CleanSpace was installed quickly and efficiently. Now Kevin will have a safe, clean, mold-free crawl space for many more years to come!
Water would leak into this St. Elmo, Illinois basement after heavy rains and flood the sump pump. The homeowner, John, wanted to protect his property and knew that he needed to work with a professional, so he called Woods Basement Systems. Team Woods met John at his home to look over the basement and see what products would give John the ultimate waterproofing protection. One of Woods' top waterproofing design specialists recommended installing a new sump pump, TripleSafe, and a drainage system, WaterGuard.
TripleSafe would be the replacement sump pump that will give John the security that he deserves knowing that the pump can handle the water demand. A TripleSafe sump pump contains three pumps that can pump out over 2,000 gallons per hour! Along with the new sump pump, WaterGuard drains would be used to collect the water leaks and direct them towards the TripleSafe. TripleSafe and WaterGuard will work together to ensure all water that leaks inside, will soon be pumped back outside. Now John can rest worry-free know that his home is safe and dry.
Homeowner Ken G. of Vandalia, Illinois was having water issues in his basement. Whenever it rained for an extended period of time, water would pour out of cracks in his walls and pool on the floor. This made it very difficult to make effective use of the space, and he was eager to get the problem taken care of.
A Woods Basement Systems team, led by foreman Greg, began waterproofing Ken's basement by installing a WaterGuard system. These gutter-like drains are put in place underneath the floor at the base of the leaking walls to catch any and all water and prevent it from making it into the space. After this, a TwinPack sump pump was installed and connected to the WaterGuard system to remove all water from the home. Ken couldn't be happier with the results!
Dan R. of Vandalia, Illinois was having issues with moisture in his partially finished basement. During periods of heavy rain, water would come out from behind the drywall at the point where the floor and wall meet before pooling on the floor. This moisture had already badly damaged parts of the drywall, and Dan was eager to get the problem taken care of.
In order to waterproof the basement, a Woods Basement Systems team led by foreman Greg first had to cut away the bottom half of the drywall and rip up parts of the tile to gain access to the foundation. Once this was done, a WaterGuard drainage system was installed underneath the floor at the base of the leaking walls to catch any and all water. To finish, a TripleSafe sump pump was put in place to remove all of that water from the home. Dan's basement is now totally dry!
Herbert W. of Farina, Illinois awoke one night to a terrifying sound coming from the basement. He went to figure out what caused it, and he was confronted with an equally terrifying sight; one of his basement walls and completely fallen in. Thousands of pounds of dirt, concrete rubble, and items stored in the basement were strewn all over the space. Needless to say, he need help as quickly as possible.
A Woods Basement Systems team arrived at Herbert's home as soon as they could, and they got to work. First, the rubble was removed and a new foundation wall was constructed out of concrete blocks. After this, a GeoLock wall support system was put in place on the new wall and the remaining original walls. These work by connecting heavy anchors buried deep in the firm soil far from the home to steel plates affixed to the interior surface of the walls, effectively pulling them outward over time. Finally, the dirt was poured back into place. With the GeoLock anchors in place, Herbert's walls will not be going anywhere any time soon.
Even the best sump pump will fail if the power goes out. That's why homeowners in Brownstown, IL installed an UltraSump battery-powered pump to kick in as a back up and keep there basement dry when the power goes out.
The UltraSump is a standard feature for our TripleSafe™ sump pump system, which features three pumps to keep basements dry in tough conditions, even when the power is out.
The foundation walls of this home in Vandalia, IL. were cracked and damaged due to pressure from the soil outside. This pressure would press in on the walls, causing them to crack and bow. To make matters worse, these cracks would allow water in the ground outside to leak into the basement.
To fix the issue with the cracking walls, Clay L. first installed wall anchors. These wall anchors work by attaching a plate on the inside of the wall to a plate buried out in the tough soil outside with a steel rod. This rod will permanently support the wall when the soil outside expands and contracts.
Next, Clay addressed the leak issue by installing WaterGuard™ in the floor along the walls and CleanSpace™ across the surface of the walls. CleanSpace™ is a waterproof liner designed to prevent water and water vapor from entering while also preventing mold growth along its surface. The water that leaks through the wall will drip down the back side of the CleanSpace™ liner and into the WaterGuard™ system at the bottom. WaterGuard™ is a perimeter drainage system designed to catch leaks from below the floor before they rise up to floor level and to catch leaks in the walls before they puddle up on the floor. It works well with CleanSpace™ to keep the inside of the walls and floors totally dry and protected.
These systems can also be installed around the wall anchors, making the basement supported and water proof. Because they have such a low profile, the homeowner can even decide to build a finished wall over the wall anchors and waterproofing system to hide them from view and make the basement into a comfortable, finished space.
Kay H. from Vandalia, IL. had a finished basement that included living space and a bedroom. To protect this space, Kay turned to the experts at Woods Basement Systems to ensure that the basement was safe from water leaking in from outside.
Previously, Woods Basement Systems professionals installed WaterGuard™ along the walls to protect the home from leaks coming from both beneath the ground and through the walls. This system tied back into the existing sump pump so that any water from these sources could be pumped out of the home. But this pump was the weak link in a strong waterproofing system. That's why Kay upgraded to the TripleSafe™ sump pump system.
The TripleSafe™ sump pump system features three pumps in a single sump liner. Pumps one and two can keep up with even the heaviest rains to keep the basement dry while pump three is a battery powered backup that can kick in when the power goes out so that the basement is always protected. The TripleSafe™ also uses two discharge lines, allowing it to pump out more water with its two main pumps than other multi-pump systems that only have one discharge line.
The waterproofing system in this basement can now live up to its full potential with the TripleSafe™ system protecting the basement from flooding even when the power goes out.
Homeowner Heather D. from Vandalia, IL. noticed that, though there weren't any apparent leaks, the air in her basement felt damp and uncomfortable.
Damp basement air can be more than just uncomfortable. Water vapor in the air makes air conditioning less effective. The vapor can also feed mold and dust mites, making the home less healthy as well as less comfortable. Fortunately, the Sedona dehumidifier can solve all of these problems.
The Sedona is a powerful dehumidifier that can wring the air dry while only using the same amount of power as dehumidifiers that are less than half as effective. By drying the air, the Sedona is able to reduce dust mite populations and hault the growth of mold. The integrated air filter will also catch mold spores to stop mold from spreading further and can even filter out dust mite droppings, which are the number one cause of indoor allergies.
Now that Heather D. has a Sedona dehumidifier, she can breathe easy knowing that her home will be more comfortable, more efficient and safer.
In Vandalia, Illinois homeowners Tim and Ross K. were having problems with water entering their crawlspace. This was causing problems inside of their home, sending unwanted smells and damp conditions into their home. The even began to notice the floor of the crawlspace had began to sink in. Worried about the well-being of their family and home, they finally decided to make the call to Woods Basement Systems.
Our foreman Michael Rebenstorff and his team discovered the area around the foundation of the home was very damp, meaning water was entering through the walls of the crawlspace. In order to keep the water away from the home, they first installed a TripleSafe Sump Pump system. This system is installed in the crawlspace to collect any water found in the space and send it outside of the home. Next, they extended the outdoor drainage system further away from the home. Ensuring that the water is staying away from the foundation, and keeping the home safe and dry.
Randall S. of Champaign, Illinois was worried about his damp crawlspace. After years of not checking the space, he had noticed that it was very damp and starting to smell. He knew this could be an issue for his home and needed a solution quick. He decided to call Woods Basement Systems after a recommendation from a friend. Without a basement, the crawlspace can be a useful space for many homeowners. Our team sealed the crawl space, transforming the space into a clean, dry space to store items.
Shobonier, Illinois homeowner David C. called Woods Basement Systems looking to protect his basement from excess moisture and unsightly water damage. David met with a System Design Specialist and received a no-cost estimate on the ideal drainage system.
Team Woods installed WaterGuard drains to remove the unwanted water out of the home and keep the basement as dry as possible.