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WellDuct Window Drainage
BrightWall Waterproof Panels
ThermalDry Wall Barrier
Basement To Beautiful Wall Panels
Drain Tile Installation
SuperSump Pump System
TripleSafe Pumping System
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Crawl Space Repair
CleanSpace Encapsulation
Turtl Access Hatch
Everlast Crawl Space Doors
SaniDry Csb Dehumidifier
SmartDrain Water Drainage
SilverGlo Wall Insulation
TerraBlock Floor Insulation
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
Insulated Wall Panels
Premier And Linen Ceiling Tiles
ThermalDry Floor Tiles
Millcreek Faux Wood Flooring
Sunhouse Window Wells
Everlast Window Replacement
Rockwell Egress Window


Radon Mitigation
Radon Testing
Radon Detection
Radon Abatement
Radon Mitigation System


Home Insulation
Attic Insulation
Crawl Space Insulation
Basement Insulation
Wall Insulation
Air Sealing
Attic Air Sealing
Ductwork Sealing
Before and After Pictures from Manchester
Bigger Better Sump Pump in Manchester, MO

Bigger Better Sump Pump in Manchester, MO

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Bigger Better Sump Pump in Manchester, MO Bigger Better Sump Pump in Manchester, MO

Single sump pumps do not work well during power outages, as this Manchester, Missouri homeowner found out.  Our #1 service call issue is that after years and years of dependable pumping service, the single sump pump finally dies...usually during a thunderstorm, yikes!  Our TripleSafe® sump pump system comes with a sealed lid, high water level alarm, radon functioning floor drain, and three pumps with pump stands and battery backup.

When we installed the new sump pump in this home, we found silt/dirt in the bottom of the sump pump pit.  The pump stands within the TripleSafe® helps the pumps only pump out water and not the mud.

Failed Sump Pump Saved by TripleSafe in Manchester, MO

Failed Sump Pump Saved by TripleSafe in Manchester, MO

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Failed Sump Pump Saved by TripleSafe in Manchester, MO Failed Sump Pump Saved by TripleSafe in Manchester, MO

This unsightly sump pump in Manchester, MO was not getting the job done, leaving the resident with a wet basement.  Basic and cheap sump pumps aren't always reliable and seem to fail when they are needed most.  With the TripleSafe sump pump, if the first pump can't handle all the water, the second pump kicks in.  If the power goes out, the battery-operated third pump pumps the water out and away from the house.  No matter the situation, the TripleSafe results in a dry basement and a happy customer.

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Manchester, MO The work performed was superb and not a trace of dirt or dust was left behind the work crew.
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Manchester, MO The work performed was superb and not a trace of dirt or dust was left behind the work crew.
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Manchester, MO Overall Woods Basement Systems is easy to work with and an exceptional company.
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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, Radon Mitigation, 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!

Manchester’s Basement Waterproofing Authority

If you have a musty smell in your basement, walls that feel damp, or a basement that floods when there is heavy rain you are in the right place! Woods Basement Systems, Inc. has over 30 years of basement waterproofing experience when it comes to taking a wet basement and transforming it into the space of your dreams. Our goal is to identify the problem and formulate a custom solution that is right for your home, all for an affordable price. Each one of our certified basement waterproofing technicians will stand behind their work and they only use proven and warrantied products that we will customize to fit your home. Only trust the areas leading basement waterproofing company to ensure the absolute best for your home.

We Provide: 
  • Basement seepage repair for wet basements
  • Wall crack & basement leak repair
  • Battery backup sump pump systems
  • Sump pump installation

Dependable Foundation Repair Experts

The foundation is arguably the most important aspect of your home. Without the strong base that the foundation provides the rest of your home is very susceptible to further problems down the line. Woods Basement Systems, Inc. is a trusted Foundation Supportworks dealer meaning we have the know-how and experience to tackle and resolve all types of foundation repair issues in the most effective way possible. We can provide your home with products available nowhere else, and all of our foundation repair crew members are fully trained. When you match incredible products with experienced professionals the results of our foundation repair work is ensured to be great! If your foundations is cracked, buckling, or has other signs of damage call us today to schedule a FREE foundation repair quote!

We Repair: 
  • Bowing Walls
  • Settlement Sinking
  • Foundation Heave
  • Sagging Crawl Spaces

Fast and Effective Concrete Lifting and Leveling

The major flaw of concrete is that the ground that it was poured on top of will inevitably shift and sink over time. In the states of Illinois and Missouri sinking concrete is all too common which is why our company has gone to great lengths to develop fast and effective concrete lifting and leveling solutions. PolyLevel is a revolutionary product that is minimally invasive and not only lifts and levels concrete but also stabilizes it. The concrete lifting and leveling process begins with a few small holes drilled in the slab, then the PolyLevel polymer is poured into the holes. After only about 15 minutes the polymer is dry and the concrete is ready to be walked and even driven on. This concrete lifting and leveling technique is faster, less disruptive and arguably more effective than mud jacking which is the procedure PolyLevel replaces. To removed tripping hazards, stabilize concrete, and lift it back to a level height nothing is faster or more effective than PolyLevel. To schedule a FREE concrete lifting and leveling estimate contact us today!

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

Crawl Space Repair Services in Manchester

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.

Radon Mitigation To Give You Peace of Mind

Another service that we provide is Radon Mitigation. In case you are unaware, radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that has become the second-leading cause of lung cancer. The worst part about radon is that it cannot be smelled, tasted, touched or heard. The only way to even know if your home may be afflicted by radon is to allow a certified professional to run a test in your home. If you want to know more information about Radon Mitigation and ensure peace of mind and protection for you and your family give us a call today at 1-844-204-8198.

Air Sealing Insulation Services

Want to improve home comfort and energy efficiency? Your home insulation is a good place to start. The energy experts at Woods Basement Systems, Inc. understand that if your home has a poor thermal barrier than it probably has drafty rooms, high HVAC costs, and uneven temperatures overall. Luckily we offer whole-home insulation solutions!

Our home insulation services:
  • Attic insulation
  • Crawl space insulation
  • Basement insulation
  • Wall insulation
  • Ductwork sealing
  • Air sealing
  • Attic air sealing

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 useable 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 Manchester, IL
Waterproofing Manchester Home with WaterGuard

Homeowner John B. of Manchester, Missouri wanted to have his basement waterproofed. For years now, his basement would leak every time it would rain. Water would come into the space through the crack where the floor meets the wall. After doing some research, he decided to call Woods Basement Systems.

Our foreman Devan Brown and his team came out to the home to install the perfect solution to have John’s basement dry for years to come. They installed several of our patented products such as WaterGuard, TripleSafe and IceGuard. These products work together to send the water out of the home, keeping it dry.

Waterproofing Manchester Home with WaterGuard - Photo 1
Trench Drain in Manchester Home

In Manchester, Missouri homeowner Jen G. needed to waterproof her basement. Like many homeowners, she used her basement for storage, and kept a lot of important items and keepsakes in her basement space. Recently, she had noticed that rainwater was entering the space through cracks in her walls as well as leaking between the point where the floor meet the wall. Unsure of what to do, she decided to call Woods Basement Systems.

Here at Woods, we are the experts in All Things Basementy! And we have the solution to any waterproofing problem a homeowner may have. We sent our foreman Greg Harvie and his team out to the home to install our waterproofing products such as WaterGuard, TripleSafe, a Trench Drain, and IceGuard. With all of these items working together, the basement will be completely dry and waterproofed.

Trench Drain in Manchester Home - Photo 1
HideAway Wall Anchor Covers

Homeowners Brenda and Paul M. of Manchester, Missouri were finding cracks around their home indicating some foundation problems. In the photos in the gallery, we see cracks on the basement walls, concrete patio, and cracks inside the home on the drywall. In order to fix their foundation problem, they decided to call Woods Basement Systems.

We sent our foreman Jeremy Raby and his team out to the Manchester home to install our patented GeoLock system. GeoLock permanently stabilizes foundation walls and can straighten walls back toward original position. The couple decided to also have the HideAway wall anchor covers installed, to further enhance the appearance in the unfinished basement space. With easy installation, Brenda and Paul now have peace of mind knowing that their home is safe and stable for years to come.

HideAway Wall Anchor Covers - Photo 1
Installing a WellDuct™ Behind a Wall

Many basement windows leak as the window well or the groung around the window fills with water. This water level rises until it's even with the window, where it leaks in through the gaps and cracks around the window frame. This water will drip down the inside of the wall, where it can cause damage to anything leaning against the wall and can puddle up on the floor or evaporate into the basement air. All of these possibilities are harmful to the health of the basment and indeed the house as a whole. 


Rather than allowing the water to build up outside the window, Ben S. installed a WellDuct™ that would drain the area before the water levels could get too high. The WellDuct™ works by adding a drain beneath the window through which water can flow. The water enters the basement through a covered and sealed channel that directs the water down into the perimeter drainage system. From there, the water is carried to the sump pump, which will remove it from the home entirely. This entire journey is traveled through protected channels that prevent the water from ever leaking into the basement space where it could cause problems. As an added bonus, the WellDuct™ system has a slim design that allows it to be hidden away behind the finished wall that it is protecting. 


The wooden studs and drywall of this finished wall will be protected from leaking windows thanks to the WellDuct™ that drains the water away before it can leak inside. 

Installing a WellDuct™ Behind a Wall - Photo 1
Protecting Window Wells with SunHouse™ Enclosures

Window wells are often made from sheets of corrugated metal that barely hold back the dirt around the window and do nothing to stop the water and mud that can rain in from above or seap up from below. The metal sheets can also grow rusty and dirt floor of the window well can grow weeds that block the light.


Rather than live with dirty windows and dingy window wells, homeowner Jackie G. hired Woods Basement Systems to improve her basement windows with SunHouse™ window well enclosures. The SunHouse™ is more than a simple metal sheet that holds back some dirt, it is an entire enclosure that protects the window from every direction. The SunHouse™ is made of a rigid material that will not only hold back the ground around the window, but also covers the bottom of the window well to block weed growth and mud from rising in front of the window. The top of the enclosure is made from a clear plastic that allows light to enter the window without letting rain or debris from falling into the window well. Because the floor and walls of the SunHouse™ are bright (and not muddy or rusty) they will reflect even more light into the basement, making the inside brighter and cheerier as well. 


With the SunHouse™ enclosure surrounding the window, Jackie G. won't have to worry about dirty, leaky or obstructed windows anymore. Instead, this basment will have bright, clean windows that will stay clean and clear and look great.

Protecting Window Wells with SunHouse™ Enclosures - Photo 1
PowerBrace installed in Manchester, MO Home

In Manchester, Missouri homeowner John F. was worried about the cracks forming on the inside and outside of his home. After finding several large cracks in the basement and one outside of his home that had already broken and exposing the inside of his home. John decided to call Woods Basement Systems to help find a solution to his foundation settlement problems.

Our foremen Jeremy Raby and his team were sent out to the Manchester home to install the perfect solution to John’s problem. Here at Woods, we have many solutions to fix your foundation settlement such as the PowerBrace system, and GeoLock Wall Anchor system. In John’s home, we installed the PowerBrace system to permanently stabilize and straighten his home overtime. John will never have to worry about finding anymore cracks in and around his home.

PowerBrace installed in Manchester, MO Home - Photo 1
Adding a Line Out

Even though this home in Manchester, MO has a good sump pump, it could still be in danger of flooding and water damage. That's because the all the water this pump expels has to go through a single pipe. If there is too much water in the basement, the pipe won't be able to keep up, even if the pump can.


The solution is simple; add an extra pipe. Foreman Dave P. was able to replace the restrictive drainage system in this Manchester home by installing a new sump pump and exit line.  The new sump pump works more comfortably and the allowed room for a second pipe to help drain the basement.


Now, if water levels get too high for the original piping, there's a second set ready to help relieve the pressure and keep the basement dry. 

Adding a Line Out - Photo 1
Wet West County Basement Protected With TwinPack and WaterGuard

Michael and Janet of West County began noticing water coming into their basement where the floor meets the wall during heavy rains. The water had already damage furniture and valuables, and they wanted to solve the problem as quickly as possible.

A Woods Basement Systems team led by foreman Tyler S. got to work quickly and began waterproofing the space. First, a WaterGuard drainage system was installed underneath the floor at the base of the walls to catch leaks before they're able to make it into the space. After this, a TwinPack sump pump was put in place to remove any and all water caught by the drains. The final step was to install IceGuard on the exterior discharge line outside of the home to prevent any freezing issues. Michael and Janet no longer have to worry about water in their basement!

PolyLevel in Manchester, MO

Homeowner Karen U. was alarmed to see sinking concrete slabs in her basement and garage. She called Woods Basement Systems for assistance and met with System Design Specialist Chris A. who worked with her to come up with the best possible fix for her problem.

Foreman Matt R. and his team installed PolyLevel to restore the uneven slabs to their original positions. PolyLevel is an advanced polymer solution designed to provide long-lasting reinforcement without any invasive jacking or excavation. Thanks to PolyLevel, Karen can rest easy knowing her basement and garage slabs will hold their positions for years to come. 

Geo-Lock Wall Anchor Installed in Manchester, MO

Yury and Tatyana M were concerned when they noticed that their basement walls were beginning to bow. So, they decided to call Woods Basement Systems. System Design Specialist Todd M was able to come up with a solution to the problem. 

Foreman Jeremy R Installed a Geo-Lock Wall Anchor in Yury and Tatyana’s basement. The Wall Anchor has two ends, one will attach to a stable level of soil away from the house, and the other will attach to the basement wall. The device can be tightened and overtime will straighten the walls.

Concrete Repair in Manchester, MO

Linda and Paul H. from Manchester, MO made a call to Woods Basement Systems about fixing the sinking concrete slabs outside of their home.

Michael T., a Systems Design Specialist, went to evaluate the situation. He assessed that the proper solution would be for foreman Juan H. to install PolyLevel, a product that fills in concrete cracks and helps it lift back to the original position.

Linda and Paul are no longer concerned about the safety of their home after the install.

Geo-Lock Wall Anchor Installed in Manchester, MO

Patricia W was concerned when she noticed that her basement walls were bowing. So, she decided to call Woods Basement Systems. One of our System Design Specialists was able to come up with a solution to the problem.

Foreman Jeremy R installed Geo Lock Wall Anchor in Patricia’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 over time will straighten the walls.

Crawl Space Waterproofing in Manchester, MO

Michael G. of Manchester, Missouri was shocked to discover his home's crawl space was holding water. He knew standing water could cause rotting and mold growth, so he called Woods Basement Systems for assistance.

Design specialist Peter N. assessed the situation and came up with the perfect solution. He decided that a CleanSpace encapsulation system would fix the homeowner's problems. Foreman Josh B. then traveled to the home to start the job.

The CleanSpace encapsulation was placed on the walls of the basement. It is a durable liner that acts as a vapor barrier and drains any leaks behind it.

Michael G. no longer has to worry about his home's crawl space collecting water. He now has a dry and waterproof crawl space.

PowerBrace Stabilizes home in Manchester, MO

Mellissa and Dan D were concerned when they noticed that their basement walls were beginning to bow. So, they decided to call Woods Basement Systems. System Design Specialist Dontae H was able to come up with a solution to the problem.

Foreman Jeremy R installed a PowerBrace Assembly in Mellissa and Dan’s basement. The PowerBrace will attach to the walls and keep them from bowing any further than they already have. The device will also be able to straighten the wall overtime.

Cracked Concrete Basement Floors Fixed With PolyLevel in Manchester, MO

Mark B. of Manchester, MO noticed that the concrete floors in his basement were beginning to crack as the result of uneven concrete settlement. This can occur naturally 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 responsible for holding up. Aware that the issue needed fixing, he decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate.

Systems Design Specialist Chris T. came to the home and determined that the appropriate solution would be for foreman Juan H. to install PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a foam injection that works to lift the concrete back to its original position and fill in cracks.

Since the installation of PolyLevel, Mark B. can rest assured that the floors in his basement have been restored.

PowerBrace Installation in Manchester, MO

Melissa D. of Manchester, Missouri noticed that she had cracking and bowing in her basement walls. She did not want to ignore the problem and allow it to get worse or cause more damage. She called Woods Basement for help.

Design specialist Dontae H. discussed the situation and solution with the homeowner. Foreman Jeremy R. then headed to the home to install a PowerBrace Foundation Wall System. The system consists of adjustable steel I-beams that are fastened to the joists above the wall. It can be tightened to help stabilize and straighten the wall. 

Melissa D. no longer has to worry about her basement walls bowing and cracking. She now has stable, straight, and safe basement walls.

Manchester, Missouri Basement Waterproofed with WaterGuard, TripleSafe and IceGuard

Wesley C., Manchester, Missouri homeowner, was distraught when he discovered water leaking into his basement where the floor meets the wall. The water created a musty, moldy environment and risked damaging his valuables. Chris H., system design specialist, designed a solution to ensure the basement stays dry.

Foreman Ryan L. and his team installed WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that collects and guides water to the TripleSafe sump pump system. TripleSafe is equipped with a main pump, backup pump, and battery-powered pump to ensure the basement stays dry. Also installed was IceGuard. IceGuard provides an exit for water in the event that the discharge lines become frozen or clogged.

Wesley's basement is now dry and will stay dry. He can enjoy his basement knowing it is unaffected by mold.

WaterGuard Installed in Manchester, MO

Michael S. of Manchester, MO had water leaking into his basement. The water would puddle in the basement, so Michael could not use the space for storage or living. Woods Basement Systems installed an effective drainage system to help get the water out.

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 TripleSafe sump pump was installed to evacuate unwanted water. The sump pump will pump the water out through a discharge line that leads the water to the yard. This line can become clogged or frozen at times, in order to prevent the water from receding back into the basement, Woods installed IceGuard. IceGuard is installed on the discharge line next to the house and allows water to escape through it when it is necessary. 

WaterGuard and BrightWall in Manchester, Missouri

Manchester, Missouri resident Linda G. was distraught by water leaking into her basement. Water leaked in through the walls and caused mold. System design specialist Ben S. designed a solution.

BrightWall was installed by foreman Michael P. BrightWall works with the waterproofing system by guiding water to the perimeter drainage system. BrightWall also creates a neat, finished look to the basement by covering the ugly, walls. It is inorganic, so it does not support mold growth. WaterGuard was installed. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that collects and guides water away from the basement. 

Linda is pleased to have a renewed basement. She is relieved to know that her basement will stay dry.

PolyLEVEL Restores Manchester, Missouri Driveway

Manchester, Missouri resident Robert J. was troubled by his cracked, uneven driveway. As the soil settled, the concrete settled with it. System design specialist Thomas W. designed a solution.

PolyLEVEL was installed by our PolyLEVEL crew. PolyLEVEL lifts and aligns concrete to its original position. PolyLEVEL does not interact with the soil, so it is safe. Because it does not settle, PolyLEVEL is a long lasting solution.

Manchester, Missouri Foundation Supported by Geo-Lock Wall Anchors

Larry R. of Manchester, Missouri was troubled by his bowing foundation walls. As the walls bowed under pressure, they began to crack and risk the integrity of the foundation. System design specialist Chris T. designed a solution.

Foreman Todd W. installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. Geo-Lock straightens the foundation walls to their original position and provides support for the foundation. Larry is relieved to know his home is safe and supported.

Wall Anchors Installed in Manchester, MO

Jerry H. of Manchester, MO had cracks throughout his basement. These cracks were a sign of serious structural support issues. Woods Basement Systems was able to install products to fix the support issues.

Woods installed GeoLock wall anchors to fix the support of the home. The anchors would support the structure until it is torn down because it is anchored past the active zone of the yard. The anchors are attached to the wall and extend into the yard. Anchoring past the active zone is important to keeping the house stable and the solution being long term.