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Basement To Beautiful Wall Panels
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SuperSump Pump System
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CleanSpace Encapsulation
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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


Concrete Repair
PolyLevel® Concrete Leveling & Lifting
SealantPro™ Concrete Sealing
Mudjacking Alternative
Pool Deck Repair
Concrete Driveway Repair
Sidewalk Repair
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Concrete Leveling in Medora, Illinois

Concrete Leveling in Medora, Illinois

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Concrete Leveling in Medora, Illinois Concrete Leveling in Medora, Illinois

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.

SmartJack Supports Jerseyville, IL Crawlspace

SmartJack Supports Jerseyville, IL Crawlspace

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SmartJack Supports Jerseyville, IL Crawlspace SmartJack Supports Jerseyville, IL Crawlspace

The main support post in a Jerseyville, IL crawlspace was sagging, causing the floor in the house to slope. To solve this issue, the SmartJack System was installed. This will stabilize crawl space beams and floor joists and lift the floors above the crawl space back toward their original elevation. They will also reduce floor bounce caused by weakened floor joists or excessive spans. This crawlspace will remain stable for years to come! 


Encapsulating a Leaking Crawlspace in Jerseyville, IL

Encapsulating a Leaking Crawlspace in Jerseyville, IL

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Encapsulating a Leaking Crawlspace in Jerseyville, IL Encapsulating a Leaking Crawlspace in Jerseyville, IL

Water was entering a crawlspace in Jerseyville, IL, causing concern. To solve this issue, the CleanSpace Encapsulation System was installed. This will isolate the crawlspace from the ground. It will also control water, humidity, outside air infiltration, and heat loss. The white finish will brighten the crawlspace and make it easier to see inside. This crawlspace will now remain dry and clean for years to come!


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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!

Jersey County’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

Effective Concrete Leveling & Concrete Sealing

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.

How PolyLevel works:

  1. The concrete lifting and leveling process begins with a few small holes drilled in the slab.
  2. Then the PolyLevel polymer is injected into the holes and expands to provide an accurate lift.
  3. 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 standard that PolyLevel replaces. We even offer SealantPro concrete sealing, which extends slabs' lifespans by 3 to 5 times overall in just one quick application. This concrete sealing system is resistant to moisture, oil, UV rays, abrasions, and more.

To remove tripping hazards, stabilize concrete, and lift it back to a level height nothing is faster or more effective than PolyLevel concrete leveling. After, our concrete sealing system will preserve your slabs for a lifetime. To schedule a FREE concrete lifting and leveling or concrete sealing estimate, contact us today!

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

Crawl Space Repair Services in Jersey County

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!

Job Stories From Jersey County, IL
Waterproofing Jerseyville, IL Basement With TripleSafe Sump Pump

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. 

WaterGuard in Jerseyville, IL Protects Basement

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. 

IceGuard Completes Waterproofing in Jerseyville, IL

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 Driveway Restored with PolyLEVEL

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 Foundation Supported with Geo-Lock Wall Anchors

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.

Geo-Lock Wall Anchors Support Jerseyville, Illinois

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 Foundation Supported by Geo-Lock Wall Anchors

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.

Sump Pump Installed in Jerseyville, IL

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.

WaterGuard Installed in Jerseyville, IL

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.

WaterGuard, TripleSafe and EverLast Waterproof Elsah, Illinois 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.

Grafton, Illinois Sidewalk Restored with PolyLEVEL

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.

Floors Stabilized with SmartJacks in Grafton, IL.

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.

Unevenly Settled Concrete Around Pool In Grafton, IL

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,

Wall Anchor Installation in Dow, IL

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.

Wet Basement Waterproofed In Dow, IL

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.

Bowing Walls Corrected with Wall Anchors in Waverly, IL

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.

Foundation Repair In Grafton, IL

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.

CleanSpace Installation in Grafton, IL

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. 

SmartJack in Ballwin, MO 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.

Waterproofing in Jerseyville, Illinois

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. 

Sagging Grafton, IL Porch Lifted With SmartJacks

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!

PowerBrace Restores Water Damaged Basement in Jerseyville, IL

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!


Badly Cracked Jerseyville, IL Walls Reinforced With GeoLock

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, IL Concrete Leveling

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.

Protecting Crawlspaces from Moisture

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. 

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Foundation Support in Grafton, IL

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.

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Early Signs of Foundation Problems

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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Horizontal Foundation Cracks in Jerseyville, IL

In Jerseyville, MO homeowner Glenda G. was concerned about her home’s foundation. The foundation in the basement was cracking, and had caused a large horizontal crack that was beginning to bow in. She decided to call Woods Basement Systems to see if they had a solution for the problem.


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Leaking Jerseyville, IL Basement Walls Fitted With WaterGuard And TripleSafe

This Jerseyville, Illinois basement was plagued with water leaks that made the space essentially impossible to use. The constant moisture had already damaged furniture and electronics, and the homeowner was very eager to have the problem dealt with. A Woods Basement Systems team first installed under-floor WaterGuard drains at the base of the leaking walls to catch any leaks and prevent them from making it onto the floor. After this, a TripleSafe sump pump was put in place to remove all of that water from the home. The TripleSafe comes equipped with three separate pumps and is capable of removing over 10,000 gallons of water per hour!

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Wet Basement in Jerseyville, Illinois

In Jerseyville, Illinois homeowner Larry D. needed to waterproof his basement. He made a call to Woods Basement Systems to see if they could install a solution to keep the basement dry. After a free estimate with one of our system design specialists, foreman Chase Kern and his team came out to the home to install a solution perfectly designed for Field’s home. The team installed several of our patented waterproofing products including WaterGuard, TripleSafe and IceGuard.

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Sealing a Crawl Space in Dow, Illinois

In Dow, Illinois homeowner Jerry M. was worried about his crawl space. He wanted to seal and waterproof the space to have extra room for storage in his home. He called Woods Basement Systems to see if they have a solution for his problem. Foreman Chris S. and his team sealed and encapsulated the crawl space using CleanSpace, TripleSafe, and SaniDry Sedona.

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Foundation Issue in Dow, Illinois Solved with GeoLock

This Dow, Illinois home was dealing with a large foundation issue. The basement walls were covered in cracks due to settling foundation, letting in water and causing the home to be unstable. We installed our GeoLock system to permanently stabilize the home’s foundation. GeoLock permanently stabilizes foundation walls and can straighten walls back towards original position. Once tightened, the anchors hold wall securely in current position.

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Jerseyville, Ilinois Basement Waterproofed with WaterGuard

Margaret and Larry R. of Jerseyville, IL wanted an effective solution to keep their basement dry. Our system design specialist, Joel S., knew that a WaterGuard would work well with their new Zoeller M53 sump pump. Installed sub-ground at the floor and wall joints, WaterGuard would redirect water seepage directly into the sump pump, all while preventing clogs. Once our foreman, Melvin F., and his crew installed this specially engineered system, Larry and Margaret can enjoy their dry basement

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TripleSafe and WaterGuard Keep Medora, Illinois Basement Dry

Jaqui and Wayne H. of Medora, IL wanted an effective solution to waterproof their basement. System design specialist, Nelson M., knew that a WaterGuard and TripleSafe would be a great way to meet those needs. The WaterGuard and TripleSafe work together in an efficient way to redirect water out of the basement to keep it safe and dry. Once foreman, Melvin F., and his crew installed these systems, Jaqui and Wayne can rest assured that their home will be safe and dry from water seepage.

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Cracked Jerseyville, IL Foundation Repaired with GeoLock

Brandy W. was concerned about her basement foundation. Large cracks were appearing, and they were beginning to leak water. She wanted to get it repaired right away before any other problems arose. Foreman Karon R. recommended the GeoLock Wall Anchors to help permanently stabilize the foundation. These will also straighten the walls back to their original position and close the cracks to prevent water leakage. Brandy can now rest assured now that her foundation is stabilized!


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Waterproofing a Jerseyville, IL Basement

Water was leaking in a basement in Jerseyville, IL, causing concern. To solve this issue, the bWaterGuard System was first installed. These drainage pipes intercept water at the perimeter of the basement and drain it toward the sump pump system. This system has a design that will drain any wall seepage without allowing dirt and debris from the floor to enter and clog the pipes. Next, the TripleSafe Sump Pump System was installed. This system assures protection from everyday problems with an ordinary pump. It can handle a heavy flow of water, thanks to a secondary pump included inside that will help eliminate the water if the first pump is unable to keep up with the amount of water that is entering it. It also features a removable airtight lid which reduces noise, prevents objects from falling in, and keeps moisture, insects, and odor from coming out of the sump. This basement will now stay dry all the time!


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Serving the following Jersey County, IL zip codes
Jerseyville 62052, Dow 62022, Grafton 62037, Elsah 62028, Medora 62063, Fieldon 62031, Fidelity 62030