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This Chesterfield, Missouri basement has leaks that leave the basement floor covered with water. In the before picture we see an entry point for water. WaterGuard was installed in this home which is a unique waterproofing system in that it sits on the footing of the home's foundation rather than in the mud which prevents the WaterGuard from clogging with mud. (please note that the concrete in the after picture had not had time to cure prior to the taking of the picture)
The room addition was losing HVAC air in the crawl space and the room above was cool in the winter and warmer in the summer causing uncomfortable rooms and high utility bills. The CleanSpace® encapsulation system in combination with the SmartDrain® was the perfect solution.
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Woods Basement Systems, Inc. are your local experts for complete radon mitigation services in Macoupin County. Radon is a colorless, odorless gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. We provide effective radon testing and remediation services to ensure your home is protected. In addition to our radon services, we also provide basement waterproofing, basement finishing, crawl space repair, foundation repair, and much more.
Woods Basement Systems, Inc. has been providing Macoupin County with quality home improvement work since 1986, and we have the experience and expertise to provide you with all the services and products you need for your foundation, basement, and crawl space. As a family owned and operated company, we pride ourselves on providing high quality products and excellent customer service. We will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you get exactly what you need for your home and are completely satisfied.
If you have any foundation repair needs in Macoupin County, call us today for a free estimate!
Jeff noticed that his walls were starting to crack and bow inward. He called Woods Basement Systems to get a free estimate. Our System Design Specialist came and said that Jeff's best option for repair would be the Wall Anchor System. This would pull his wall back into place and would stop future cracks and bowing from occurring.
When Jeff agreed with our proposal, Woods came fixed the cracked walls and installed six Geo-lock Wall Anchors with concrete for extra strength. After his walls were straightened out, Jeff decided to complete his basement with EverLast Perimeter Wall with white trim, six panel unfinished primed door with knobs, and wall anchor covers. With these in place, Jeff's basement is more comfortable and looks brand new.
David plans on living in his house for the rest of his life. When rain ruined his carpet, David sought aid for his leaking basement. Woods Basement Systems performed a free home inspection and advised David to purchase a TripleSafe sump pump as well as WaterGuard, two IceGuards, and our incredible ThermalDry floor tiling.
What makes this a great waterproofing system? The WaterGuard collects water from all directions thanks to its patented wall flanges. The TripleSafe receives water from WaterGuard and pumps it out of the house. To address the possibility of freezing of discharge lines, IceGuard is designed to dispel the backing-up water before it floods the pump. Each product plays an instrumental role in keeping water out of David's basement.
Our exemplary ThermalDry floor tiles nearly sold themselves with their beauty and practicality. These simple snap-on tiles are durable, spill-resistant, and they dehumidify air from the ground using circulation pockets.
David can now happily spend his days of retirement in a dry, happy, healthy home; you can too!
This resident of Kirkwood, MO had an unreliable waterproofing system that did not keep the basement dry. Rain would flood the basement, and the sump pump could not keep up with the amount of incoming water. The homeowner wanted to use his unfinished basement for storage, but was unable to do so.
Woods Basement Systems installed WaterGuard and a TripleSafe sump pump in order to keep the resident’s basement dry. Each of these products worked together to effectively keep the basement dry, resulting in a happy customer with more storage space in his home.
Leaky window wells can be a nuisance for any homeowner. A resident of Chesterfield, MO was discovering just how annoying they can be. Every time it rained, water would come in through the window, and there was no waterproofing system to carry the water to the sump pump.
Woods Basement Systems solved the leakage problem by replacing the windows with EverLast windows and installing a WaterGuard system. The resident now enjoys a dry basement that can be used for storage and isn’t just a useless space.
Noble already had a partial WaterGuard system installed in the basement of his Chesterfield, MO home. The system did wonders, but his goal was to keep the whole basement dry, not just part of it. So he called Woods Basement Systems, Inc. back out to finish the perimeter of the basement.
BrightWall was also installed for that fresh, clean look, and also to drain any excess water coming in from the walls to the new WaterGuard installation.
Noble was pleased with the work and now can rest easy knowing his basement is protected by a full WaterGuard system and BrightWall.
This week Irene had her crawlspace flooded with water and needed it the water gone as soon as possible. She also wanted to stop the water flow at its source. The problem was that water was coming in from under the home and getting in through footers and flooding the entire basement. In turn, this water made it damp and humid, which is the perfect environment for mold to colonize. Woods Basement Systems came out to evaluate her concerns and see how they could correct the situation. Irene purchased the SmartPump System, the SmartPipe System, the SaniDry XP System as well as the CleanSpace wall coverings to insure that everything would be fixed the proper way once and for all. With all of these systems working together, there was no way water was going to be a concern for her anymore. The SumpPump would get the water out and the SmartPipe would catch any water coming through the dirt floor.
Now production had to begin, first a hole was dug out and the SmartPump System was placed inside and turned up so that all the water in the basement was pumped out. Originally the water collected all around the basement, not a trench was dug where the SmartPipe would lie in order to catch any water coming through the dirt floor. All exteriors lines for the SmartPump were then connected and lead outside of the home. Now that the two main systems where placed and ready to go, the CleanSpace wall covering was placed over the top floor which made it brighter and waterproof. With the CleanSpace done, the last thing to do was to suck out the humid air with the SaniDry System and prevent mold growth. Irene was very pleased on how her crawlspace turned out and how dry is has become from the original point. If you or someone you know is looking to have their crawlspace inspected give us a call here at Woods Basement Systems located in Collinsville, IL.
Dawn and David noticed that there was water in their crawl space, and there was mold. Their crawl space also infected their basement. The walls of the basement had big dried up water spots that weren’t very appealing. They didn’t report that there was any bad smells going on, and the mold had not affected them. Dawn and David use their basement for extra living space, so they knew the problem needed to be fixed right away.
Woods Basement Systems, Inc. sales rep Kevin went out to inspect the home, and he gave them the solution they needed: SmartPipe and CleanSpace. SmartPipe allowed water from the crawl space to drain out so their crawl space and basement would stay dry, and CleanSpace to prevent mold from growing and the musty smell that comes with it. Juan and his crew went out to the house and installed the products in an efficient amount of time.
Dawn and David were very satisfied with the work done by Juan and his crew, and now they can live comfortably.
Ronnie S. knew he needed a solution for his wet basement. When he contacted Woods Basement Systems, James concluded he needed WaterGuard. Along with not being installed in the "mud zone," this drainage system is made with large holes which will help prevent clogging. Ronnie was also pleased to know WaterGuard comes with a life of the structure, transferable warranty. He is now confident he will avoid any future water problems.
Tim and Susan T's Collinsville home had a radon mitigation system installed when their radon test kit provided by Woods Basement Systems revealed dangerous levels of the colorless, odorless gas. Understanding that radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer behind smoking, Tim and Susan knew the importance of having this system installed. A month later, Woods Basement Systems provided a new test kit, which revealed the radon levels were reduced, as well as their risk of lung cancer.
Amanda H. of Mount Olive, IL contacted Woods Basement Systems in regards to a TripleSafe Sump Pump System. Upon installation, Amanda learned the first two pumps of TripleSafe will work together as a means to remove more water. She also learned that the second pump will still work if the first pump were to go out, as well as learning that pump three is a battery backup. This means that Amanda's basement will still be protected if there was ever a power outage.
Homeowner Jim W. noticed a cracked wall due to a settling foundation in Chesterfield, MO. We sent Todd out to his location and he determined a Geo-Lock Wall Anchor would best fix his problem. The wall anchor will help prevent the wall from cracking and bowing in, and help stabilize the wall. Now Jim can rest easy knowing the wall will not cause problems with the foundation.
Art B. of Staunton, IL was experienceing severe foundation problems. The walls were bowing and had massive leaking cracks. Woods Basement Systems fixed this issue by installing Geo-Lock Wall Anchors and stabilizing the wall to provide the appropriate support for the house.
The customer was also experiencing sagging floors due to failing beam support that was previously installed. Woods fixed this by installing a SmartJack to provide support to the sagging floors.
Jon T. of Staunton, IL experience difficulties keeping his crawlspace dry. With the crawlspace being wet constantly, the space was not at the proper temperature or humidity. The standing water could lead to mold and rotting wood.
Jon T. decided to have Woods Basement Systems install CleanSpace to help keep moisture out of his crawlspace. Woods installed the CleanSpace and SmartSump sump pump that would help drain unwanted water away. The Woods team also installed a SaniDry that would regulate the air humidity and temperature.
Samuel L. of Virden, IL was having moisture control issues in his crawlspace before he called Woods Basement Systems. This moisture was threatening Samuel L.'s home with mold and rotting wood.
Woods came in and installed a drainage matting under CleanSpace. This drainage mat would help drain away any water that may get into the crawlspace. The CleanSpace was used to seal off the space to prevent moisture from getting into the space, helping to keep it dry. Vent covers were also installed for additional sealing. These covers create an air tight seal and do not allow water or moisture into the crawlspace. Keeping the crawlspace dry is very important because it eliminates the moisture needed to help mold grow.
A SaniDry was installed to filter moisture out of the air in the crawlspace. A SaniDry is a dehumidifier for the space and will help control the humidity. Controlling the humidity of the crawlspace will reduce energy bills and make the home more comfortable because the air that is moving into the house is more controlled.
A sump pump was installed to provide escape for any unwanted water in the space. Water that may still get into the space will be pumped out through a discharge line that leads the yard. If this line becomes frozen or backed up, IceGuard will prevent the water from receding back into the crawlspace.
Art B. in Staunton, IL was experiencing sagging floors in his home. Worried this would cause permanent damage to his home, Art called Woods Basement Systems. Woods had the perfect product to make Art know his home would be safe.
Woods installed SmartJacks to lift the sagging floors. SmartJacks also provide permanent support for the home. Art will no longer have to worry about the safety of her home or the uncomfortable sagging floors because the SmartJacks are guaranteed to fix these issues.
Richard H. of Girard, IL had climate control issues in his crawlspace. This uncontrolled climate posed a threat of mold and rotting wood to the home. Woods Basement Systems had the perfect products to fix Richard's issue.
Woods installed CleanSpace to seal off the space and prevent water and moisture from getting in. A drainage mat 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.
Woods also installed a SaniDry. The SaniDry system filters moisture out of the air and makes the crawlspace less humid. Controlling the humidity in the crawlspace is important to preventing mold. The less moisture, the harder it is for the mold to grow.
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 crawlspace.
Phil A. of Girard, Illinois was concerned about his bowing foundation wall. High water pressure in the soil caused the foundation walls to bow and eventually crack. System design specialist Nolan M. designed a solution to keep the foundation supported.
Jeremy R., Woods Basement Systems foreman, and his team installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. Geo-Lock is made of galvanized steel and is driven into undisturbed soil to support the foundation. Over time, Geo-Lock will straighten the walls to their original position. Phil can sigh a breath of relief knowing is home is safe.
Gary A. from Girard, Illinois called our team to get an appointment for the bowed walls of his basement. Our system design specialist Todd W. designed a solution to solve this bowwing problem. Based on that design, the PowerBrace System was installed to support the basement walls.
Now, Gary is living in his home whose basement walls are definetely straight and more safe.
Donna and John S. of Staunton, Illinois were troubled by water seepage in their basement. The water caused mold and created a musty odor. System design specialist John S. designed a solution.
Foreman James L. installed SaniDry. SaniDry is an energy efficient dehumidifier. Keeping the humidity low will keep the mold away. CleanSpace, an inorganic vapor barrier, was also installed as part of the waterproofing solution.
Donna and John are pleased to have a comfortable, mold-free basement.
Bill C. is from Festus was worried about the cracks on the pathway of his home. In order to solve this problem, he called our team and got an appointment. Our professional system designers suggested to use PolyLevel as the best solution based on the experience.
PolyLevel was installed by Poly Crew. It is the most durable system because PolyLevel is stronger than concrete.Now, Bill is living in his home whose pathway looks more comfortable and beautiful.
Donna S. of Staunton, IL had water standing in her basement. She needed a way to drain the water so it would not puddle in the basement. Woods Basement Systems had the perfect product to drain the water.
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.
Don P. of Carlinville, IL had concerning cracks in the wall of his basement. He knew that this was due to a failing foundation. Woods Basement Systems knew exactly what product to install.
Woods installed GeoLock wall anchors to provide support for the home. These anchors are attached to the wall and is anchored to the yard outside. This is done by using poles to extend past the active zone in the yard. This will support the foundation of the home for the life of the structure so the homeowners will never have to worry about a failing foundation.
Paula P. of Bright, IL had a beautiful concrete and brick patio that was sinking. Cracks had formed in the brick walls on the edge of the patio and it was visibly slanting to one side. She didn’t want to have to replace her patio so she called Woods Basement Systems. Design Specialist Brenton K. inspected her patio and found the perfect solution to save it.
Woods Basement Systems installed two Helical Piers on the side of the patio that was sinking. Helical Piers are designed to support heavy and lightweight structures, like patios, and prevent them from sinking any further. The corrosion-proof Helical Piers are driven into more stable soil under the structure and then attached to the concrete footing. Helical Piers will prevent any future settlement of the structure and can even lift the structure back to its original position.
Paula P. is thrilled her patio is back to its level position and she no longer has to worry about it sinking.
Kent and Susan T. of Gillespie, IL had a foundation ledge wall that was cracked and bowing inward. Water would come in through the cracks in the ledge wall as well as the wall joints of the other foundation walls and damage the belongings their stored in their basement. They were worried about what might happen if they left the wall any longer and didn’t want to deal with the water anymore so they called Woods Basement Systems. Design Specialist Brenton K. assessed the basement and recommended installing a basement waterproofing system and Geo-Lock Wall Anchors.
Along the cracked ledge wall, Woods installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. To counteract external soil pressure on the wall, earth anchors are embedded in more stable soil in the yard and connected to galvanized steel anchor rods which are driven through the wall. The rods are attached to steel wall plates and tightened to permanently stabilize walls in place. They can also straighten the wall over time in most cases.
Woods installed CleanSpace along the foundation walls of the basement. CleanSpace is a durable plastic vapor barrier that prevents moisture from entering the basement through the foundation walls and instead directs it to the drainage system below. It also gives the basement a brighter and cleaner appearance.
Under the CleanSpace, drainage matting was installed on top of the ledge wall. Drainage matting is dimpled so it provides channels underneath it to disperse water coming in through the wall about the ledge down to the vapor barrier on the ledge wall to the drainage system. It keeps any items stored on top of the ledge dry.
WaterGuard was installed along the perimeter of the basement under the concrete floors. WaterGuard is a drainage system that sits away from mud so it won’t become clogged as it collects water from the the foundation walls and wall joints and drains it away to the sump pump.
Woods installed the TripleSafe to collect water from the WaterGuard and pump it out and away from the basement through its discharge lines. The TripleSafe contains a primary, secondary and battery back up pump to keep the basement dry in heavy downpours and power outages. On the exterior of the home, IceGuards were installed on the discharge lines. IceGuards prevent water from getting back into the basement if the lines become frozen during winter months.
Kent and Susan T. have peace of mind that their ledge wall is secure and their basement will stay dry even in severe weather.
Cecil F. of Belleville, IL contacted Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate concerning her crawlspace when she found water.
Systems Design Specilast Cody M evaluated the situation and suggested installing drainage matting, CleanSpace, SmartSump, SaniDry CX and IceGuard as a solution.
The drainage matting is installed beneath the CleanSpace to provide direction of incoming water to the sump pump. The SmartSump and SaniDry dehumidifier work together to keep the space dry by removing water from the space and moisture from the air; and the IceGuard is designed to provide an outlet for water in case of exterior discharge line clogging or freezing.
Upon the installation of these products, from foreman James, Cecil now has an ease of mind knowing that her crawl space is clean, dry and healthy.
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.
Paula C. of Ferguson, Missouri was nervous when she discovered a leak in her basement. She didn't want to have to worry about her basement flooding every time it rained, so she called Woods Basement Systems.
Design specialist Pete L. assured Paula that her wet basement would soon be a thing of the past. Foreman Jose L. made his way over to the home and installed all the products that would promise a dry basement. A Twin Pack sump pump was installed along with a exterior discharge line and IceGuard. The sump pump is equipped with a primary pump and a secondary pump, just in case the first goes out. The sump pump and discharge line sends any water out of the house. The IceGuard is perfect for the cold winters because it provides a path for the water to flow out of the house if the discharge pipe is frozen. A WaterGuard was also installed. It is placed above the footing in the basement and is then covered with cement. The WaterGuard collects any rising water from the soil before it gets to the surface. Finally, a CleanSpace wall system was installed. This is a durable plastic liner that is put up on the walls. It prevents a vapor barrier and drains any water leaks.
Paula C. is happy to have a dry basement. She no longer has to worry about any leaks or flooding of her home.
The soil around Kathryn M.'s Ballwin, MO home settled and caused a multitude of problems. Her foundation settled with the soil and the walls of her home began to bow inward due to pressure in the soil. In addition to her compromised foundation, her driveway began to crack as it settled unevenly.
System design specialist John S. designed a solution to restore Kathryn's home. Push Piers were installed to lift the foundation to its original foundation. To correct the bowing walls, Geo-Lock Wall Anchors were installed. TripleSafe was then equipped with a main pump, backup pump, and battery-powered pump to ensure the basement stays dry. Woods installed WaterGuard to help drain water out of the basement. The water will flow into the WaterGuard, allowing the piping to lead the water out of the basement.
Because of this safe system, Kathryn can relax knowing that her home is safe and secure.
Jeff M. of Maryland Heights, Missouri discovered that water was collecting in his crawl space. He did not want to have to worry about any rotting or mold growth, so he called Woods Basement Systems.
Design Specialist Cody M. discussed the problems with the homeowner and came up with the best solution. Soon after, foreman James L. traveled to the home to install a SmartSump, a SmartPipe system, and a CleanSpace Encapsulation System. The SmartPipe drainage system accepts water from both the soil and surface and removes it from the crawl space. The SmartSump is a sump pump that is specifically made for crawl spaces. It collects water from inside the crawl space and then pumps it outside through an exterior discharge line. The CleanSpace Encapsulation System is a heavy duty liner that seals the crawl space from the earth. It also acts as water vapor barrier.
Jeff M. no longer has to worry about standing water and the damage that comes with it. His crawl space is now dry and waterproof.
Greg U. of Staunton, Illinois discovered that a wall in his home was bowing. He did not want this problem to cause any further damage or safety risks, so he called Woods Basement Systems.
Design specialist David P. discussed the situation with the homeowner and decided that the best plan of action was to install five wall anchors. Foreman Bradly P. traveled to the home to install the products. Wall anchors are made of steel and extend from the inside wall of the home to the hard packed soil outside. The wall anchors provide support and stabilize the bowing wall.
Greg U. now has a secure, stable, and safe basement wall. He no longer has to worry about any safety hazards or damage due to the bowing wall.
When you notice that your basement walls are not straight like they should be, it’s time to call someone before they move any more. That’s why Terry T called Woods Basement System. System Design Specialist Jeremy R came up with a solution to the problem.
Foreman Jeremy R installed a GeoLock Wall anchor. This will stabilize the walls and prevent them from moving any more, making the foundation safe and stable.
Samantha W. of Granite City, Illinois discovered that her home's basement was collecting a lot of water after heavy rain showers. She did not want have to clean up the mess every time it stormed, so she called Woods Basement Systems.
Design specialist Jake S. assessed the situation and decided the best solution was to install a Twin Pack sump pump and a Waterguard drainage system. Foreman Ryan L. then headed to the home to install these waterproofing products.
The Waterguard drainage system is placed above the footing of the basement and is then covered with concrete. It collects and sends any water coming up through the ground to the sump pump before it reaches the surface. The Twin Pack sump pump has both a primary and secondary pump. The pump collects and drains water through an exterior discharge line.
Samantha W. no longer has to worry about cleaning up a flooded basement after every storm. She now has a dry and waterproof home.
Douglas D. of Waterloo, IL noticed the concrete outside of his home was the victim of uneven settlement. Unaware of the cause or what to do, he decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate.
Systems Design Specialist Matthew S. visited the home and informed the owner that uneven concrete settlement occurs naturally over time as the result of the weight of the concrete in addition to the weight of what the concrete is responsible for holding up. He also concluded that the appropriate solution would be for foreman Juan H. to install PolyLevel, which is a foam injection that is installed in 4 simple steps and is designed to lift the concrete back to its original position.
Since the installation of PolyLevel, Douglas is very pleased that his home is in good condition once again.
Greg F. of Concord, MO realized that the concrete walkway leading up to his home was suffering uneven concrete settlement. He decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate about fixing the issue.
Systems Design Specialist Matthew S. evaluated the situation and determined that the proper solution would be for foreman Juan H. to install PolyLevel. PolyLevel is foam injection that is installed directly into the concrete and is designed to lift the concrete back to its original position.
Since the installation of PolyLevel, Greg F. is very happy that his home is restored and that he is no longer at risk for potential dangers such as tripping.
Vince and Brandi S. of O'Fallon, MO noticed that the concrete outside of their home was settling unevenly. This happens naturally as the result of a combination of the weight of the concrete itself in addition to the weight of what the concrete is responsible for holding up. Aware of the potential dangers for the home, in addition to dangers such as tripping, they decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate.
Systems Design Specialist John S. visited the home and determined that the appropriate solution would be for foreman Andrew T. to install PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a foam injection that is installed into the concrete and works to lift and settle the concrete back to its original position
Since the installation of PolyLevel, Brandi and Vince no longer have to be concerned for the danger of their home or themselves.
Jerome M. of St. Peters, MO was noticed concrete outside of his home was cracking and settling unevenly. This happens naturally as the result of a combination of the weight of the concrete in addition to an accumulation of what the weight is responsible for holding up. He decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate about fixing the issue.
Systems Design Specialist Matthew S. evaluated the situation and determined that the appropriate solution would be for foreman Andrew T. to install PolyLevel, which is a foam injection that is installed into the concrete and works to lift it back to its original position.
Since the installation of PolyLevel, Jerome no longer has to be concerned about his home encountering problems due to the unlevel concrete.
Carl and Carolyn F. of O'Fallon, MO noticed that the concrete outside of his home appeared uneven. Aware that there was an issue that needed fixing, they decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate.
Systems Design Specialist Brian H. visited the home and determined that the appropriate solution would be for foreman Andrew T. to install PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a foam injection that is installed into the concrete in 4 simple steps and works to lift the concrete back to its original position. Brian also informed the homeowners that concrete settling can occur naturally over time as the result of the weight of the concrete in addition to weight of what the concrete is responsible for holding up.
Since the installation of PolyLevel, Carl and Carolyn no longer have to worry about potential dangers that uneven concrete can cause such as tripping.
Jeanine F. from Bunker Hill, IL was having problems with a wet basement during and after heavy rainfalls. Frustrated and aware of the potential and more serious issues, she decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate on fixing the issue.
Systems Design Specialist Lee G. evaluated the situation and determined that appropriate solution would be to have foreman Troy W. waterproof the basement. In order to successfully do so, he installed WaterGuard and IceGuard. Both of these products work with one another to stop the water from entering the basement. WaterGuard works to collect the water and stop it from reaching the surface, while IceGuard stops water from backing up in the winter months when freezing is a concern.
With her basement waterproofed, Jeanine no longer worries when she sees rain in the forecast.
Jana V. of Louisiana, Missouri discovered that her home's crawl space was collecting water. She did not want any rotting or mold growth to occur, so she called Woods Basement Systems for help.
Design specialist James F. assessed the situation and decided that a CleanSpace encapsulation system would solve the water leakage. He also decided that insulation of the rim joists would help the homeowner. Foreman Reginald B. headed to the home to get the job started.
The CleanSpace encapsulation system was placed over the floor and up the walls of the crawl space. It acts as a vapor barrier and drains any leaks that may occur behind it. The crawl space was also insulated and sealed with a spray foam. The foam was placed in the joists where the wall of the crawl space meets the ceiling of the crawl space.
Jana V. no longer has to worry about a wet crawl space, or any energy inefficiency. She now has an insulated and waterproof crawl space.
Jessica F. of Brighton, Illinois noticed that her basement was collecting water and some of the walls were cracking and bowing. She did not want to ignore the problems and allow them to get worse, so she called Woods Basement Systems for assistance.
Design specialist Cody M. assessed the situation and decided that installing wall anchors would fix the bowing walls, and a TripleSafe sump pump and a Waterguard drainage system would keep the basement dry. Because foreman and their crews are specially trained, foreman Miguel O. came to the home to install the waterproofing products, and foreman Jeremy R. traveled to the home to install the wall anchors.
Wall anchors extend from the inside walls of the basement to the hard packed soil outside. The wall anchors stabilize and prevent any further movement of the walls. The Waterguard drainage system was placed just above the footing of the basement. It collects and drains any water rising from the ground before it reaches the surface of the basement. Finally, the TripleSafe sump pump is equipped with a primary, secondary, and battery powered pump that removes water from the home no matter what may happen.
Jessica F. no longer has to worry about the walls in her home cracking or her basement flooding. She now has stable walls and a dry basement.
Shaun D. of Edwardsville, Illinois noticed that a couple of the walls in his home's basement were bowing and cracking. He did not want the problem to get any worse or cause any safety hazards, so he called Woods Basement Systems for help.
Design specialist Nolan M. assessed the situation and formulated the perfect solution. He decided that wall anchors would fix the homeowner's problems. Foreman Jeremy R. then headed to the home to get the job started. The steel wall anchors extend from the inside walls of the basement to the hard packed soil outside. The anchors stabilize the walls and prevent any further movement.
Shaun D. no longer has to worry about his home's walls bowing and cracking. He now has safe and stable basement walls.
Brandon F. from Brighton, IL was having problems with water coming into his basement after heavy rainfalls. Upon realizing the frustration and issues that a wet basement was causing, he decided to contact Woods Basement Systems for a free quote about fixing the issue.
Systems Design Specialist Michael T. evaluated the situation and determined that the appropriate solution would be to have foreman Mason S. waterproof the basement. In order to successfully do so, he installed WaterGuard, IceGuard and Triple Safe 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 Triple Safe sump pump, while IceGuard works to keep water flowing during winter months when freezing is a concern.
Since the waterproofing of his basement, Brandon is no longer concerned when he sees rain in the forecast.
Kent and Susan T were concerned when they noticed that their basement walls were beginning to bow. So, they decided to call Woods Basement Systems. System Design Specialist Brenton K was able to come up with a solution to the problem.
Foreman Juan H installed a Geo-Lock Wall Anchor in Kent and Susan’s basement. The Anchor has two ends, one will attach to a stable level of soil away from the house. The other end will attach to the basement wall. The device can be tightened and overtime will straighten the walls.
Gerald M was concerned when he noticed that his walls were beginning to bow, and his floors were sinking. So, he decided to call Woods Basement Systems. System Design Specialist Jeremy K was able to come up with a solution to the problem.
Foreman Jose L installed a Push Pier in Gerald’s basement. The Push Pier will be driven into a stable level of soil. The device will support the sinking portion and attempt to raise the level back towards its original position over time.
Deborah M. from Shipman, IL noticed that water was coming into her basement when a heavy rainfall would occur. Upon realizing the frustration and issues that a wet basement was causing for the home and additional issues over time, she decided to contact Woods Basement Systems for a free quote about fixing the issue.
Systems Design Specialist Lee G. evaluated the situation and determined that the appropriate solution would be to have foreman Donald H. waterproof the basement. In order to successfully do so, he installed WaterGuard and Triple Safe sump pump. Both 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 the Triple Safe sump pump.
Deborah is very happy that since the waterproofing of her basement, she is no longer concerned when she sees rain in the forecast.
Homeowner Rich H. of Carlinville, IL discovered the walls of his basement were bowing inward so he gave Woods Basement System a call for a free estimate.
System design specialist, Benjamin S. did a home inspection and created a design that would fix the problem. Foreman, Bradley P. did a Geo-Lock Wall Anchor system installation. Wall failure in the basement is due to the intense pressure the soil causes around the home. The Geo-Lock Wall Anchor system prevents further damage from happening and completely stabilizes the home. It also attempts to straighten the walls over time.
Rich H. no longer worries about the stability of his home.
When homeowner Kimball C. of Brighton, IL discovered the issues that comes along with a dirt crawlspace, he gave Woods Basement System a call. System design specialist Jacob K. headed to Brighton, IL to further discuss with the homeowner the design has created that would fix the problems in the crawlspace.
Foreman, James L. did a CleanSpace Encapsulation System installation. The dirt in a crawlspace has a very high humidity level which causes water vapor to move upward into the home. The dampness in the crawlspace also allows mold to reproduce, sending toxic mold spores into upper level of the home. The CleanSpace Encapsulation System consists of a heavy duty 7-layer liner material that is installaed across the floor and up the walls of the crawlspace. This system stops water vapor from coming in and removes the damp odor.
Because of the CleanSpace Encapsulation System, Kimball C. has a clean and bright crawlspace.
Ted J. of Hettick, IL became concerned about the stability of his home when he discovered his basement walls were bowing inward, so he gave Woods Basement System a call.
System design specialist, Brandon B. did a home inspection and created a design that would ensure the homeowner stability in his home. Foreman, Bradly P. did a Geo-Lock Wall Anchor installation. This system permanently stabilizes the home and even attempts to straighten the walls over time. The wall anchors are made of galvanized steel that will prevent any further inward movement in the basement walls.
Ted J. is now at an ease knowing that the Geo-Lock Wall Anchor system has created major stability for his home.
Steve B. of Ballwin, Missouri noticed that water was leaking into his home through the basement walls. He already had a working sump pump, but needed further waterproofing. He called Woods Basement Systems for assistance.
Design specialist David G. assessed the problem and decided the best solution was to install a BrightWall Paneling system, a CleanSpace wall system, and a Waterguard drainage system. Foreman Bradly P. then headed to the home to start the job.
The BrightWall paneling system was attached to the walls of the basement. The system prevents water vapor from entering the home and drains leaks behind it, all while making the basement look brighter. The CleanSpace wall system is a plastic liner that was placed over the walls. It also acts as a vapor barrier and drains leaks behind it to the Waterguard. Finally, the Waterguard drainage system was installed above the footing of the basement. It drains any water rising from the ground before it reaches the surface of the basement.
Steve B. no longer has to worry about water entering his home's basement. He now has a dry and waterproof basement.
Phil and Lloyd A were concerned when they noticed that their basement walls were beginning to bow. So, they decided to call Woods Basement Systems. System Design Specialist Nolan M was able to come up with a solution to the problem.
Foreman Jeremy R installed a Geo-Lock Wall Anchor in Phil and Lloyd’s basement. The Wall Anchor has two ends, one will attach to stable soil away from the house and the other will attach to the basement walls. The device can be tightened and overtime will straighten the walls.
Michael C. of Carlinville, MO decided to make a call to Woods Basement Systems about fixing the unevenly settled concrete in the driveway of his home.
Systems Design Specialist Kevin E. was sent by Woods Basement Systems to visit the home determined that the appropriate solution would be for foreman Andrew T. to install PolyLevel, a foam injection that goes into the concrete and both fills in cracks and lifts the surface.
Post install, Michael is no longer concerned about the safety of his home.
Doug B. of Brighton, IL made a call to Woods Basement Systems about fixing the unevenly settled concrete slabs outside of his home.
Trent W., a Systems Design Specialist, was sent by Woods Basement to visit the home. He determined that the appropriate solution would be for foreman Andrew T. to install PolyLevel, a foam that is installed into the concrete and works to lift and fill in cracks.
After the install, Doug no longer fears the issues that the uneven settlement was causing his home.
Jennings, MO homeowner Sandy R. contacted Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate because of her basement flooding during heavy rains. All this incoming water made her basement virtually unusable.
Design specialist Jake S. evaulated the home and determined that the basement would require several components of our waterproofing system to keep it dry all the time. Those components were: a full perimeter WaterGuard drainage system (to capture and redirect any incoming water); a sump pump (TwinPack with a primary and secondary pump); a trench drain (to capture any water coming into the walkout portion of the basement); an IceGuard (to provide an escape for water should the discharge line freeze or clog); and an exterior discharge line (to move water from the sump pump away from the foundation of the home).
Once foreman Greg H. and his crew installed all of the components of the customized waterproofing system for Sandy, she was finally able to rest assured her basement would stay dry. She can now utilize her basement in whatever she chooses.
Joe in Modesto, IL wanted to protect his basement from moisture and harmful water damage, so he called Woods Basement Systems for a solution. He met with System Design Specialist Chris T. and recieved a free estimate on a custom-fit system to protect his home.
Foreman Melvin F. and his team installed both WaterGuard drains and a TripleSafe sump system to redirect and remove moisture from the home. WaterGuard is a French drain system that is installed under the floor slab for effective drainage with a minimal appearance. It sends unwanted water to the TripleSafe system for removal. TripleSafe uses three pumps for triple protection and features the UltraSump battery backup systemto power the pumps in any condition. Joe now has the peace of mind he deserves to enjoy his clean, dry basement.
Justin, a Springfield, Illinois homeowner, was experiencing a wet basement and gave Woods Basement Systems a call. System Design Specialist Greg B. developed the perfect plan to dry out the basement.
Foreman Greg H. and his crew installed a TwinPack sump pump with IceGuard and WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a drainage system that collects the water that would normally make it into the basement through the gaps in the foundation being poured.
The WaterGuard works with the TwinPack sump pump to get the water up and out of the basement and away from the home. The IceGuard goes on the discharge line right outside the home and creates an escape for a clogged or frozen line.
Justin C. can now enjoy his dry basement.
Belleville, IL homeowner Ben was worried about how the settling foundation on his old home was changing its structure. He gave Woods Basement Systems a call and System Design Specialist Luke K. developed a plan for him.
Foreman Miguel and his crew installed Push Piers around the home. Push Piers are a great solution for settling foundation. We take the pressure of the structure from the moving soil to the steel Push Piers. They transfer the weight to the solid bedrock beneath. It prevents further settling and in many cases can return the home to its original structure.
Ben now has a solid home that will have the support it needs for decades to come.
Carllinville, Illinois homeowner Marlene was experiencing cracks in her basement walls. She gave Woods Basement Systems a call and System Design Specialist Luke K. developed the perfect solution for her.
Foreman Jose L. and his crew installed Push Pier Systems for her. Push Piers are a great solution for settling foundation. We take the pressure of the structure from the moving soil to the steel Push Piers. They transfer the weight to the solid bedrock beneath. It prevents further settling and in many cases can return the home to its original structure.
Marlene now has a stable foundation for decades to come.
Customer Shane of Pinckneyville, Illinois experienced water damage in his basement due to cracking in foundation walls. He decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a solution. Systems design specialist, Austin G. recommended installing a CleanSpace encapsulation system, a TripleSafe pump, and WaterGuard.
Foreman, Melvin F. installed the products. The CleanSpace encapsulation system works to fully seal off a basement or crawl space from dirt, moisture, and critters. Also, it collects water that seeps through the walls and guides it to the WaterGuard. The WaterGuard system is installed in the perimeter of the basement floor under the CleanSpace. It takes the water collected and transfers it to the sump pump to be pumped out of the home. The TripleSafe sump pump guarantees protection with its three-in-one design which includes a primary pump, a secondary pump, and a battery-powered backup pump.
Now Shane M. has a dry, clean basement.
Brighton, Illinois homeowner Heather needed a new sump pump. She gave Woods Basement Systems a call and System Design Specialist Nolan set up the perfect plan for them.
Foreman Greg and his crew installed the TripleSafe for her. The TripleSafe is our surest way to a a dry basement. It has a primary, secondary, and battery operated pump to keep the water out at all times.
Heather now has a dry basement she can trust.
David of Carbondale, Illinois wanted to protect his crawl space from further water damage and mold so he met with system design specialist, Brandon B., from Woods Basement Systems. Brandon inspected the home and designed the best, long-lasting solution for his waterproofing problems.
James L. and his crew installed the CleanSpace to keep the crawl space clean and dry. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier that traps out moisture and microbial growth. Thanks to his new crawl space system, David can rest easy knowing that he has a clean, dry, energy-efficient asset in his home.
Beverly of Carlinville, Illinois needed her crawl space to be repaired, so she decided to call Woods Basement Systems. Systems design specialist, Nolan M. recommended installing a SmartSump pump, CleanSpace, and IceGuard.
Foreman, James L. installed the products. The SmartSump sump pump is specifically designed fro crawl spaces and can help to protect against flooding and leaks. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier used to fully seal off a crawl space from dirt, critters, and moisture. It is made of inorganic materials, so it is not susceptible to mold growth. IceGuard is installed on the outside of the home and it allows for water to expel from the guards in case pipes free up or get clogged.
Now Beverly N. has a sealed and healthy crawl space.
Affton, Missouri home contractor Rich was looking to waterproof the basement of a home before selling it. He gave Woods Basement Systems a call and Team Woods developed a plan for him.
Foreman Juan and his crew installed WaterGuard and TripleSafe with IceGuard to meet Rich's needs. The WaterGuard is a specialty product that goes around the perimeter of the basement. This is an area with gaps from construction of the home and gaps means water gets in. The WaterGuard will collect the water before it gets to the floor and redirect it to the TripleSafe Sump Pump.
The TripleSafe Sump Pump has three pumps that work in varying orders as the water becomes too much. It is our surest way to a dry basement. By connecting the primary and secondary pump to their own circuits and discharges lines we can always pump water out. The third pump is battery operated so that it can still run even when the power goes out.
Rich can now sell the home with confidence the owner will not have any basement problems.
Liza of Mahomet, Illinois was in desperate need of waterproofing in her basement. After she gave Woods Basement Systems a call, she received a personalized plan by system design specialist, Greg B. Greg recommended installing WaterGuard to the perimeter of the basement, along with CleanSpace on the basement walls.
WaterGuard is a french drainage system that provides water that seeps into the home a path to the sump pump, from there the sump pump carries the water out of the home. CleanSpace on the walls helps seal the walls, which prevents water from entering. Thanks to foreman, Tyler S., this homeowner couldn't be happier with the freshly renovated space.
Marcia B. in Silex, MO was concerned about excess moisture and humidity in her crawl space, so she contacted Woods Basement Systems to explore her waterproofing options. Marcia met with System Design Specialist Josh B., who gave her a no-cost estimate on the ideal system for long-lasting protection from water.
Foreman Jesse C. and his team installed CleanSpace to protect the basment from unwanted water. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier designed to seal out excess moisture and microbial growth while trapping in heat to transform the crawl space into a clean, dry, energy-efficient home asset. Marcia's crawl space issues are over now thanks to CleanSpace!
George S. in Glen Carbon, IL was alarmed to see signs of flooding and potential water damage in his basement and reached out to Woods Basement Systems for help. System Design Specialist Brian S. met with George and offered a free estimate on a custom-fit waterproofing system.
Foreman Donald A. and his team installed WaterGuard drains and a TripleSafe sump unit to protect the basement from water at all times. WaterGuard is a French drain system installed under the floor slab for clog-free drainage with a minimal appearance. It redirects water to TripleSafe, which uses three Zoeller pumps and features the UltraSump battery backup system for water removal when you need it most.
Erika and Charlie M. in O'Fallon, IL reached out to Woods Basement Systems with concerns about excess water in their basement with nowhere else to go. Design Specialist Pete L. met with Erika and Charlie and offered them a free estimate on a comprehensive, custom-built waterproofing system to protect their home.
Foreman Donald A. and his team installed WaterGuard drains and a TripleSafe sump unit to keep the basement dry at all times. WaterGuard is a French drain system designed to provide clog-free drainage with a clean, minimal look. It sends unwanted water to TripleSafe, which uses three Zoeller pumps for triple protection and features the UltraSump battery backup system for waterproofing when you need it most.
Erika and Charlie's water problems are now a thing of the past thanks to WaterGuard and TripleSafe!
Jeff noticed an odd smell on the main floor of his home so he investigated the crawl space. He found that his crawl space was the root of the issue so he contacted Woods Basement Systems to see how the smell could be fixed. He then spoke with system design specialist, Blake R., who recommend cleaning the crawl space and installing a new CleanSpace encapsulation system.
This encapsulation system would prevent mold growth and would block out any water from entering in the crawl space because CleanSpace completely seals the entire space. Thanks to the leadership of foreman, Mike P., the installation process was smooth, quick, and efficient. Now Jeff can enjoy his clean and healthy crawl space!
Mike of Hume, Illinois had dealt with a stained, wet basement for several years and wanted to find a permanent solution to protect his basement. Mike called Woods Basement Systems to get a professionals opinion on the basement.
Team Woods came out to the home and investigated the basement to find an optimal solution for the water damaged home. To solve Mike's water damage issue, WaterGuard and TripleSafe were installed to protect and waterproof the basement.
WaterGuard is a french drain system that collects all water that enters the home, while a TripleSafe sump pump is a pump that is installed to discard of any water that was collected by the drains. With the help of these three waterproofing products, now Mike can have the peace of mind he deserves with a healthy, clean basement.
Jarvis of Bunker Hill, Illinois noticed his storage items in his basement were damaged by water and wanted to find a permanent solution quickly. Jarvis reached out to Woods Basement Systems and set up an appointment with system design specialist, Chris T. Chris investigated the basement and gave the recommendation of a few of Woods' top waterproofing products TwinPack sump pump and WaterGuard.
A TwinPack sump pump contains a double pump system that ensures dependability year around. This sump discards of all water that leaks into the home. The WaterGuard drainage systems are installed around the perimeter of the basement to collect the water leaks and send the water to the TwinPack pump. Thanks to head foreman, Greg H., and his team, this waterproofing project was completed quickly and efficiently.
Debra of Benld, Illinois noticed her basement walls were bowing due to previous water leaks. She decided to reach out to Woods Basement Systems to set up an appointment. Debra worked with system design specialist, Jeremy H., to see what would help her walls. Jeremy recommended PowerBrace steel beams to support and stabilize the troubled walls.
Foreman Greg H. and his crew installed the PowerBraces to the basement walls. PowerBraces beams are made out of steel I-Beams that are anchored at the joint and floor of the wall. Thanks to the combined effort of the crew, this installation process was quick and efficient. Now Debra has the peace of mind that she deserves knowing that her home will be safe for years to come.
Margret in Decatur, Illinois wanted to fix her foundation's stability in her crawl space permanently. After working with Woods' system design specialist, Luke B., Margret was recommended SmartJacks to stabilize the home. SmartJacks are made out of heavy galvanized steel that is tightened into the girder and floor joists that support over 60,000 pounds!
These SmartJacks were installed by head foreman, Jesse C., who led his crew to find the project quickly and efficiently. Thanks to the combined effort of the team, the crawl space is now stable and leveled to support the entire home.
Donella of Mount Vernon, Illinois noticed water leaks throughout her basement and needed to find a permanent fix. After searching browsing through her options, Donella decided to give Woods Basement Systems a call to set up an appointment for waterproofing. She worked with system design specialist, Luke K., who gave her the recommendation of WaterGuard drains.
WaterGuard drains are used to stop water from creating water damage by collecting it before it can cause harm. Then drains carry the water to the sump pump to be discarded of. These drains were installed with the help of foreman, Greg H., and his crew. Donella can now rest assured that her home is safe and dry for years to come.
Scott of Neoga, Illinois noticed that his crawl space would flood after heavy rains, which derived several other issues. The water in the crawl space also created mold and caused the insulation on the ceiling to fall. Scott called Woods Basement Systems and scheduled an appointment with system design specialist, Lucas B. Lucas looked over the crawl space and recommended a CleanSpace encapsulation system to protect the wet crawl space.
Head foremen, James L., and his crew installed the CleanSpace system onto the floor and walls of this Neoga, Illinois crawl space. CleanSpace is made out of an inorganic material that creates a vapor barrier which seals the entire crawl space and isn't susceptible to mold growth. Thanks to CleanSpace, now Scott can enjoy his home knowing that his crawl space will be safe for many more years to come!
Daniel from Bunker Hill, Illinois wanted to waterproof his basement and then completely finish the space. Daniel reached out to Woods Basement Systems to schedule an appointment to seek a specialist's opinion. Woods' system design specialist, Chris T., worked with Daniel to find a solution to finish Daniel's basement and give the basement a fresh, new look.
Chris recommended installing EverLast wall panels onto the lower half of the walls to seal the walls with a waterproofing, insulation system. Along with ThermalDry tiles to seal the floors. These tiles come in a vast selection of shades that will meet any homeowner's desires. These two basement finishing products are the perfect products to install into a basement because they can handle wet, harsh weather conditions. With the help of EverLast wall panels and ThermalDry floors, this basement is completely finished.
Kolleen from Palmyra, Illinois wanted to secure her basement once she noticed severely cracked walls. She gave Woods Basement Systems a call to resecure her troubled walls. Team Woods looked over the basement and recommended installing PowerBrace beams to secure the walls and to provide them with support.
PowerBraces are custom-fit steel beams that are installed into the ceiling and flooring to lock the beams into place. These beams will strengthen the walls by granting them support, which will stop the basement from cracking. These beams are durable and won't bend or buckle under pressure. Team Woods installed these beams into the walls quickly and efficiently to leave Kolleen with a safe and sturdy basement.
Eolia, Missouri homeowner Thayne L. was having issues with water leaking out of one of his basement closets. This was particularly bothersome because he and his wife used the closet to store clothes and valuables. They were eager to get the problem taken care of quickly, so they called Woods Basement Systems.
In order to waterproof the closet, foreman Juan and his team installed a TripleSafe sump pump. The TripleSafe comes equipped with three independently operating pumps and is capable of removing well over 10,000 gallons of water per hour. The closet is now totally protected from leaks!
Maryville, Illinois homeowner Tom C. was interested in finishing his basement. However; he was having issues with water leaking through several large cracks in the foundation walls, and he needed those taken care of before he could even consider finishing. Tom needed the problem addressed professionally and permanently, so he gave the experts at Woods Basement Systems a call.
In order to waterproof the space, foreman Brett and his team installed a WaterGuard drainage system underneath the floor at the base of the leaking wall. These drains catch any and all leaks, preventing them from making their way onto the floor. Tom is now free to finish his basement!
Bunker Hill, Illinois homeowner Leslie P. was having issues with moisture in her basement. During extended periods of rain, water would stream out of cracks in the walls and pool on the floor. This required regular cleanup, and she was eager to have the problem dealt with.
In order to waterproof Leslie's basement, a Woods Basement Systems team led by foreman Greg first installed a WaterGuard drainage system. These gutter-like drains are put in place underneath the flooring at the base of the leaking walls to catch any and all water. After this, a TripleSafe sump pump, equipped with three separate pumps and capable of removing over 10,000 gallons of water an hour, was put in place. Leslie's basement is now totally protected from water!
This commercial building in Benld, IL. had previously installed several waterproofing systems to keep it dry. Among those systems were several TripleSafe™ sump pumps.
The TripleSafe™ sump pump system is a three-pump unit that is fit into a single sump hole. The system features a primary pump to do most of the work, a secondary pump to kick in when water starts to rise and a battery-powered third pump that can help the first two or work on its own when the power goes out.
To make sure their waterproofing systems were in top shape, the building owners scheduled a maintenance appointment with Dennis P. of Woods Basement Systems. In addition to checking that all the pumps and waterproofing systems were working, Dennis also took the opportunity to replace the batteries for the backup pumps to ensure that the TripleSafe™ sump pump systems were in the best possible condition.
This Benld, IL. building has the best protection it can get with TripleSafe™ sump pump systems - now with fresh batteries to protect the building during a power outage.
Rick W. from Sappington, MO. had trouble with leaky walls. His basement walls had begun to bow inward, causing the concrete to chip and crack as well. These cracks allowed water to seep into the basement and damage the finished walls inside.
Fixing this problem was a two-part solution. The first thing done to fix this was stabilizing the wall. A wall anchor system was installed in areas that were unsupported or cracking. This system works by connecting an interior plate with an exterior anchor via a steel rod. When the soil outside expands and puts pressure on the foundation wall, that pressure is instead transfered to the anchor. By tightening this system, the wall can also be straightened to fix the bowing and cracking issues.
Once the wall is supported, the problem of water leaks must be addressed. This home had a system to deal with water leaks, but those leaks might still damage the finished walls. Rather than frequently replace damaged or rotting walls, Rick W. had the wood and drywall replaced with BrightWall™ panels. BrightWall™ is not made of organic materials like wood, so it is rot and mold resistant. Its vinyl cover not only offers a pleasant color and finished look to the inside, but also acts as a water barrier, preventing leaks from entering the basement through the wall.
Rick W. won't have to worry anymore now that his walls are supported and the leaks are blocked from entering his finished basement.
Homeowner Garrett S. of Dorsey, Illinois was worried about his bowing and cracked basement wall. After doing research, he realized that his home may have foundation problems due to his wall failure in the basement. As you can see in the photo, underneath the window of the basement is a stair-stepping crack, as well as a horizontal crack that is causing the wall to bow. A few years ago, homeowner Garrett called a company to fix it, but installation only made his foundation problem work.
More recently, Garrett decided to call Woods Basement Systems to install a better solution to his problem. The solution was our PowerBrace system, permanently stabilizing his home’s foundation. Now Garrett will never have to worry about more cracks forming in or around his home, reassured that his home is stable and straightened.
Business owner David M. of O’Fallon, Missouri was concerned about the foundation of his business. Recently, his employees have been noticing cracks forming inside of the business in corners and around doors and windows. Unsure of how to fix his problem, he decided to call Woods Basement Systems.
We sent out our foremen Jose Lorenzana and his team installed our patented Push Piers. Push Piers made of steel permanently stabilize your home’s foundation. In many cases, this solution can also lift your home back toward level, closing cracks and improving operation of doors and windows. The Piers do not require the use of heavy equipment and installation is less invasive to the area around this home. Now, David M. is reassured that his business and his employees will be safe and stable.
Homeowners Jon and Aimee E. of Chesterfield, Missouri wanted a solution to their damp and smelly crawlspace. Like many other homeowners, they didn’t have much insulation in their crawlspace, causing damp and musty air in from the exposed earth to enter their crawlspace, and eventually their home. Unsure of what to do, they called Woods Basement Systems to find the perfect solution to their crawlspace problem.
Our foremen Justin Gunn and his team came out to the home to seal the crawlspace from the earth, using several of our products including UltraSump, CleanSpace, and Vent Covers. Once the crawlspace is completely sealed, these homeowners will have a dry, clean space to store items and not have to worry about their home smelling like their crawlspace.
Homeowner Thomas P. of Dupo, IL wanted a way to transform his dirty damp crawlspace into a dry, clean, usable space to store items. Like most homes, his crawlspace had a dirt floor, completely exposed to the earth, risking the investment in his home and the well-being of himself and his family. He decided to call Woods Basement Systems to find a solution to his crawlspace problem.
We sent our foremen Jesse Croster and his team out to the Dupo home. Using several items including CleanSpace, IceGuard, and SmartSump to seal the crawlspace from the earth. No matter what problems lie in your crawlspace, we can always come up with a solution with the many patented items we have here at Woods Basement Systems. Now, Thomas can use his crawlspace to store items without the worry that they will get wet or damaged.
Homeowner Gary L. of O’Fallon, Missouri was concerned about the foundation of his home. Recently, he had noticed cracks forming inside of the home in corners and around doors and windows. Unsure of how to fix his problem, he decided to call Woods Basement Systems.
We sent out our foremen Jesse Crotser and his team installed our patented Push Piers. Push Piers made of steel permanently stabilize your home’s foundation. In many cases, this solution can also lift your home back toward level, closing cracks and improving operation of doors and windows. The Piers do not require the use of heavy equipment and installation is less invasive to the area around this home. Now, Gary is reassured that his home and his family will be stable and safe.
Foundation walls are generally made one of two ways. One way is to pour concrete walls similarly to how they pour concrete floors. The other method is to build the walls using stone or cinder blocks.
For homes with block foundation walls, any damage that occurs often occurs along the mortar joints between the blocks, like in this image. In this home in Virden, IL. the pressures from the soil outside expanding due to weather conditions caused the mortar between the blocks to crack and the wall to bow inward. Inward bowing walls can weaken the structure as a whole and can allow water to enter the home and cause further damage. The cracks in this wall were repaired with a joint sealant, but the joint sealant would not support the wall or prevent further bowing. What's worse, the seal would likely break as the wall continued to bow, forcing homeowners to repeat the repairs.
Instead, the homeowners chose to fix the problem right the first time by hiring Woods Basement Systems to install wall anchors to support the bowing wall. Wall anchors work by connecting a plate against the inside of the wall to an anchor buried in stable soil outside with a steel rod. The wall plate is then tightened, creating a pulling force using the rod and anchor. This force will support the wall and, if the anchors are installed in time, will straighten the wall back to its original position. These wall anchors will permanently increase the strength and stability of the foundation wall and will prevent further bowing.
Now the homeowners can patch the cracks knowing that they won't have to repeat the repairs thanks to the wall anchor system supporting their foundation walls.
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