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Don S. of Medora, Illinois was uneasy about his cracked, uneven concrete. His patio, driveway, and sidewalk were both unsafe and unsightly. Josh S., System Design Specialist, visited Don's home and designed a solution.
Foreman Melvin F. installed PolyLevel. PolyLevel lifts and levels the concrete and is a long-lasting solution. Additionally, the team installed Nexus Pro. Nexus Pro smooths the cracks and provides a clean, finished look to the concrete. With this solution, Don's sidewalk is now safe and appealing.
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We not only adhere to the highest industry standards, we strive to be the industry leader in the home improvement related services we provide. We also use state-of-the-art products and technology which are designed to fix your home. We are the authorized Basement Systems dealer in Jersey County, IL.
Knowing that her basement need to be waterproofed, Shannon D. of Jerseyville, IL contacted Woods Basement Systems about a sump pump. Thomas B. installed a TripleSafe Sump Pump to fit Shannon's sump pump and waterproofing needs. The TripleSafe is equipped with a battery backup in times of power outages. During heavy rain, the first and second pumps will work together, and the second pump will work if something were to happen to the first. These features will ensure that Shannon's basement stays protected and she won't have to worry about water damage.
Since Spring is well into effect, Shannon D. was looking to protect her basement from water damage. Woods Basement Systems installed a TripleSafe Sump Pump, but Shannon wanted more.
It was determined WaterGuard was the best solution as it collects ground water and water from the walls, directing it to the sump pump. The fact that WaterGuard is installe dout of the mudzone and is equipped with large drain holes, prevent the system from clogging. Shannon was pleased to know that WaterGuard comes with a life of the structure, transferable warranty, and along with TripleSafe, her Jerseyville, IL basement is protected from future water damage.
After installation of the TripleSafe Sump Pump and WaterGuard in her Jerseyville, IL basement, Shannon D. wanted a little more waterproofing. It was determined IceGuard would be the solution to better protect her basement. Over the sump pump discharge lines, an anti freeze fitting is installed. During the cold Midwest winters, IceGuard will help in ejecting water away from the home in case the discharge lines were to become clogged or frozen. Shannon is pleased to know that with TripleSafe, WaterGuard, and IceGuard, her basement is protected from future water damage.
Elsah, Illinois homeowner Dan R. was concerned about his uneven driveway. The cracking concrete took away from his beautiful landscape and began to take its toll on his vehicles.
System design specialist Michael T. designed a solution to level Dan's driveway. PolyLEVEL is a quick, non-invasive solution to uneven concrete. PolyLEVEL is an expanding foam that restores concrete to its original position. Because PolyLEVEL will not settle, Dan get be assured that his driveway will stay safe and beautiful.
Jerseyville, Illinois resident Carol Y. was troubled by her bowing foundation wall. As the wall bowed under pressure, it cracked and allowed water to leak into the basement. System design specialist Jeremy K. designed a solution to support the foundation.
Geo-Lock Wall Anchors were installed by foreman Todd W. Geo-Lock restores the walls to their original position. The galvanized steel anchors provide continuous support for the foundation. Carol is relieved her home is safe again.
Jerseyville, Illinois resident Kelli H. was troubled by her bowing foundation walls. As the walls bowed under pressure, they began to crack and compromise the integrity of the foundation. System design specialist Clayton B. designed a solution.
Foreman Todd W. installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. Geo-Lock straightens the walls to their original position and provide continuous support for the foundation. Kelli is pleased to know that her foundation will stay safe and supported.
Dow, Illinois homeowners Stephen and Nancy R. were troubled by their bowing foundation walls. As the walls bowed under pressure, they cracked and risked the integrity of the foundation. Brendon K., system design specialist, designed a solution.
Geo-Lock Wall Anchors were installed. Geo-Lock wall anchors restore walls to their original position. The wall anchors provide permanent support for the foundation.
Kevin O. of Jerseyville, IL had water standing in his basement. The water had no effective way of being evacuated. Woods Basement Systems had a product that would get the water out of Kevin's basement as quickly as possible.
Woods installed a sump pump to provide a way to get water out of the basement. The sump pump will pump water out of the basement through the discharge line into the yard. Kevin will no longer have to worry about water standing in the basement.
David K. of Jerseyville, IL had water leaking into his basement. The water threatened his home with mold because the water had no way to be drained and would puddle for days. Woods Basement Systems was able provide a drainage system to effectively get the water out of his basement.
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.
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 to the yard. If this line becomes frozen or backed up, IceGuard will prevent the water from receding back into the basement.
Elsah, Illinois homeowner Patty L. was troubled by water leaking into her basement where the floor meets the wall. The water seepage caused mold and created a musty environment. System design specialist Chris T. designed a solution to waterproof the basement.
Foreman Greg H. installed WaterGuard, a perimeter drainage system. WaterGuard collects and guides water to the TripleSafe sump pump system. TripleSafe is equipped with a main pump, backup pump and a battery-powered pump. The EverLast Half-Wall was also installed. EverLast adds a beautiful finish to the basement. It is inorganic and waterproof, so it does not support mold growth.
Patty can now enjoy her dry, beautiful basement. She is thrilled to know it will stay dry and mold free.
Diane M. of Grafton, Illinois was distraught by her uneven walkway. The concrete settled with the soil and became unveven. A Woods Basement Systems system design specialist designed a solution to restore the walkway.
PolyLEVEL was installed. PolyLEVEL is a foam that lifts and aligns the concrete to its original position. It does not interact with the soil or settle, so it is a long lasting solution.
Diane is thrilled to have a safe, beautiful walkway for her guests.
The floors over Susan R.’s crawlspace in her Grafton, IL home were sagging. Over the years, there had been areas patched underneath her floors and the support beams in the crawlspace had been haphazardly propped up with stones and cinderblocks but the her floors continued to get worse. Susan was worried they might fail altogether and she’d have a massive problem on her hands so she decided to call Woods Basement Systems. After inspecting the crawlspace thoroughly, Design Specialist Jake K. found the right solution for Susan.
Woods installed supplemental beams for added support where old beams were rotting or failing. They then installed SmartJacks. SmartJacks are adjustable, galvanized steel columns that are secured in a concrete base below and to the floor joists and beams above. They stabilize the floors so they won’t move any further and can even lift floors back to level position.
Susan R. has peace of mind that now that her floors are stable.
A local business in Grafton, IL noticed that the concrete surrounding their pool was sinking and settling unevenly. Over time, this occurs as the result of an accumulation of the weight of the concrete in addition to an accumulation of the weight of what the concrete is holding up. Not only could this cause further problems down the road, but it could also cause dangers for people visiting the pool such as tripping. They decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate.
Systems Design Specialist Matthew S. visited the home and determined that the appropriate solution would be for foreman Andrew T. to install PolyLevel foam injection. PolyLevel is installed directly into the concrete in 4 simple steps and works to lift the concrete back to its original position.
Since the installation PolyLevel, the business no longer has to worry about people entering their business being in harms way,
Andrea C. of Dow, Illinois noticed that a couple walls in her home's basement were bowing and cracking. She did not want to ignore the problem and allow it to get worse, so she called Woods Basement Systems for help.
Design specialist Bruce S. assessed the situation and decided that the installment of a couple wall anchors would fix the homeowner's problems. Foreman Caleb C. then traveled to the home to get the job started. The wall anchors extended from the inside walls of the home to the hard packed soil outside. The anchors stabilize and prevent further movement of the walls.
Andrea C. no longer has to worry about her home's walls bowing. She now has stable and safe walls.
Kendra W. of Dow, IL was having problems with water coming into her basement. Upon realizing the frustration and issues that this wet basement was causing after heavy rainfalls, she decided to contact Woods Basement Systems for a free quote about fixing the issue.
Systems Design Specialist Lee G. came out and evaluated the scene and determined that the appropriate solution would be to have foreman Matthew A. waterproof the basement. 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 their basement is waterproofed, Kendra W. no longer fears rain in the forecast.
Evelyn L. of Waverly, Illinois noticed that some of the walls in her home's basement were cracking and bowing. She did not want the problem to get worse or cause any safety concerns, so she called Woods Basement Systems.
Design specialist Ken H. assessed the situation and decided the best option was to install a few wall anchors. Foreman Ronald D. then headed to the home to get the job started. Wall anchors are made of steel and extend from the inside walls of the home to the hard packed soil outside. They help stabilize and prevent further movement of the walls.
Evelyn L. no longer has to worry about her home's walls bowing and cracking. She now has safe and stable basement walls.
The foundation of Susan R.'s home needed some work. She decided to call Woods Basement Systems to receive a free estimate about fixing the issues before they got too out of hand.
Systems Design Specialist Jacob K. visited the home and determined that the appropriate solution would be to install SmartJack's and Supplemental Beams, two products that work together to keep the foundation strong and stable in addition to preventing further issues.
Since these products were installed and his foundation was repaired, Susan can rest assured that the foundation of her home is safe.
Susan R. of Grafton, IL gave Woods Basement System a call when she noticed that a musty smell was coming from the lower level of her home. Many homeowners are not aware of the importance of the crawlspace in their home. Having a dirt crawlspace causes a high humidity level which leads to water vapor moving into the upper level of the home. A damp crawlspace allows mold to reproduce and send toxic mold spores into the air. It is completely unhealthy!
System design specialist, Christopher B. went to do a home inspection and further discuss with the homeowner a design he created that would provide a healthy and clean environment. Foreman, James L. did a Cleanspace Encapsulation System installation on the crawlspace. This system consists of a of a 7- layer liner material that is ran across the floor and up the wall to completely seal it off from the earth. The CleanSpace also stops all water vapor from coming in.
Because of the CleanSpace Encapsulation System, Susan R. has a clean, bright, and healthy crawlspace.
Greg in Ballwin, MO wanted to reinforce his crawlspace and give it the support it needed to protect his home, so he reached out to Woods Basement Systems to explore his options. Design Specialist Sam W. inspected the home and offered Greg a free estimate on installing the best possible solution for his specific repair needs.
Foreman Miguel O. and his team installed SmartJack support piers to strengthen and stabilize the crawlspace. Designed specifically for crawlspace repair, SmartJack offers long-lasting, reliable protection and is an excellent asset to any home with a crawlspace. Greg can rest assured knowing SmartJack will protect his home for years to come.
Richard of Jerseyville, Illinois had water damage in his basement, so he called Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, Jeremy K. recommended installing a TripleSafe sump pump and WaterGuard.
Foreman, Bradly P. installed the products. The TripleSafe pump has a three-in-one design that keeps your basement dry with its primary pump, secondary pump, and a backup battery-powered pump. The WaterGuard is installed in the perimeter of a basement floor and works to guide water that seeps through the walls to the sump pump. Then the sump pump can remove the water from the home, preventing any water damage.
Richard H. now has a safe and dry basement.
Grafton, Illinois homeowner Jamie was very concerned with her back porch. The porch sat about 12 feet off of the ground, and it had begun to sag. She worried that if she didn't address the issue, the porch would collapse. She need expert help, so she called Woods Basement Systems.
To support the porch, foreman Jesse and his team installed several SmartJacks underneath the porch. These adjustable supports are capable of supporting about 60,000 pounds each and will totally prevent any sort of movement or sagging. Jamie can rest easy now that her porch is safe to use!
Janet from Jerseyville, Illinois had a severely damaged basement. The basement had not been waterproofed and because of the continuous water leaks that would create damage, this damaged the foundation. The walls were moving and revealing cracks that jeopardized the safety of the home. Team Woods sent system design specialist, Chris T., to look at the damages and see what solution would provide the best results. After looking over the basement's damage, Chris highly recommended utilizing PowerBrace beams into the walls to strengthen them and provide support.
PowerBrace beams are made out of durable galvanized steel that is secured into the ceiling and floor. These I-beams will provide the support that these walls need to stop cracking and moving. Head foreman, Jeremy R., installed the new beams with the help of his team of installers. Thanks to the hard work of Team Woods, this basement is safe and secured!
Ed N. of Jerseyville, Illinois had only recently moved into his new home when he noticed large cracks on several of the basement walls. He was very concerned that these cracks would worsen and lead to leakage issues or possibly even a total wall collapse. Ed wanted the problem taken care of, so he gave Woods Basement Systems a call.
In order to reinforce the damaged walls, foreman Jeremy and his team installed several GeoLock wall supports. 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 damaged walls, effectively pulling them outward over time. Ed can rest easy now that his walls are secured!
Medora, Illinois homeowner Don S. was troubled by his cracked, uneven conrete. Not only were is patio, sidewalk, and driveway unsightly, but they were unsafe. System Design Specialist Josh S. designed a solution to lift and level the concrete.
Melvin F., Foreman, and his crew installed PolyLevel, a two-part polyurethane foam. PolyLevel is an efficient, effective solution to lift and level conrete. It does not interact with the soil, so it is long-lasting. With this solution, Don is pleased with the concrete surrounding his home.
One of the most harmful things to enter a crawlspace is water vapor. This water vapor will condense on the cooler surfaces in the crawlspace, like the walls or the floor joists that make up the ceiling. Once inside, water vapor damages the surfaces and fuels rampant mold growth. This mold and water damage can wreak havoc on floors above the crawlspace as they weaken the joists. This could lead to sagging or bouncing floors which would result in costly repairs.
It is easier instead to block the water vapor from entering the crawlspace. One way water vapor enters the crawlspace is through the dirt floors. The owners of this crawlspace have taken measures against that by placing waterproof tarps down across the floor. While this isn't a product specifically designed to protect crawlspaces like CleanSpace™ it is definitely a step in the right direction and a good idea. But the homeowners didn't block water vapor from entering through the windows! Humid air will be drawn into the crawlspace and bring water with it. This humid air will feed mold growth and cause the crawlspace to fill with damp, uncomfortable air.
By blocking the windows in the crawlspace, the homeowners would be able to protect the crawlspace from water vapor present in humid air. Not only will this help stop mold growth and protect the longevity of the home, but it can also lower heating and cooling costs as the crawlspace can be insulated and the drier air can be conditioned properly.
Homeowner Jamie S. of Grafton, Illinois was worried about the bad support system beneath her home made of thin wooden polls. Once she started to feel her home had become unstable, and was feeling the floor sink in she decided she needed a better way to support the home. Jamie decided to call Woods Basement Systems because she heard from a friend that they also work with home foundations as well as basements.
Foreman Jesse Crotser and his team out to Jamie’s home to install our patented SmartJacks. SmartJacks are steel support systems used to permanently stabilize and level the girders and floor joists in a crawl space or home. Lifting the above floors and walls back to their original position. Now, Jamie does not have to worry about the support system of her home knowing it is safe and stable.
This home in Jerseyville, IL. was experiencing serious cracking and bowing to the block foundation walls in the basement. These walls were showing the signs of serious damage with a signature cracking called stairstepping cracks. These cracks appear in the mortar between the blocks, causing the familiar stair-shaped pattern.
There are two main causes for these cracks to appear; the footing beneath the house settling and the soil around the house expanding inward against the walls. When the footing settles, it leaves the wall unsupported and it begins to degrade under its own weight. The wall is often still straight when it cracks in this fasion, it is simply breaking in a downward direction with the settling foundation. The other way these cracks appear is from the pressures of the expanding soil around the home. Soil natural expands with changes in the weaher, causing it to press against the foundation walls. With enough pressure, it can cause cracking. When this happens, the walls often crack inward, causing a bow shape in the wall.
Both problems can be fixed, but for this house the problem was with the expanding soils, not settling footings. To fix this problem, wall anchors can be installed that will strenghten and support the failing walls permanently. Wall anchors work by attaching an interior plate to a steel rod that connects to an anchor plate buried outside. This connection is tightened, pulling the interior plate toward the anchor and strengthening the wall. This system can even be used to straighten the walls back to their original position.
Once the wall anchors are installed, the foundation walls will be permanently supported and the cracks can be repaired, making the wall whole again.
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