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St. Charles, Missouri resident Alma G. was displeased with her wet basement. System design specialist Kevin E. designed a solution to keep her basement dry.
The TripleSafe sump pump system is equipped with three pumps: a main pump, backup pump and a battery-powered pump. Water is guided to the pump by WaterGuard. Alma can rest assured that her basement will stay dry.
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A Carmi, IL resident was tired of dealing with a wet basement every time it rained for the past 22 years. The water would come in through cracks in the walls and at the floor joints during heavy rains. She was concerned about the possibility of mold and wanted a dry basement that she could use for storage.
Woods Basement Systems installed WaterGuard, IceGuard, and TrenchDrain in order to collect all of the water and lead it out and away from the house. The resident was very pleased with the work that was done by Woods and said they were the most professional crew she has ever worked with.
A resident of Mount Vernon, IL called Woods Basement Systems to clean up his crawl space and eliminate humidity, odors, and mold. He had been living in his house for 6 years and was aware of the problem since he first moved in. He finally decided to do something about it when 4 inches of standing water accumulated in his crawl space. Some of the wood had begun to rot, and this was a big concern of the resident.
Woods installed a CleanSpace Encapsulation System, including CleanSpace liner and a SaniDry CX. The clean white material covered the floor and walls of the crawl space, making it a nice dry storage space for the resident. The SaniDry CX acted as an air filter and dehumidifier, resulting in dry clean air in the crawl space.
The resident was extremely pleased with the installation and how much of a difference it made in his crawl space. Now he no longer had to worry about rotting wood and other issues that could lead to major problems in his crawl space.
Lisa and Billy dreamed of having a beautiful basement. Before Woods Basement System, the dream was just that--a dream. The basement walls were cracking and bowing, and despite homemade attempts to seal the windows water still continuously leaked in. The leaks stained the walls; paint would only cover the problem until the next rainfall. The bowing walls definitely concerned them; it was only going to get worse.
However, Woods told Lisa and Billy that their dream could become reality. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors installed by a Woods team held the bowing walls in place, and five SunHouse Window Wells increased brightness in the basement and stopped water from entering.
Woods also installed WaterGuard, two different waterproofing systems that seamlessly work together to keep any basement dry.
WaterGuard is a patented drainage system that runs along the perimeter of the basement above the footing; its unique design keeps debris from clogging the system. WaterGuard includes special above-ground flanges that create a tiny amount of space between the wall and the ground; water from the wall will go right into WaterGuard instead of your basement floor!
Lisa and Billy now have their dream basement thanks to Woods Basement Systems. The floor and walls are dry, the foundation is supported properly, and the windows stopped leaking!
Mike was having issues with his crawl space. He noticed that it was extra humid and wanted this problem to be corrected immediately before it did any further damage to his home. He called Woods Basement Systems and had a Systems Design Specialist tell him what the issue was and how to properly correct it. Mike found that CleanSpace, SaniDry, LawnScape, IceGuard, Smart Sump, Smart Pipe, Vent Covers, and an EverLast door would be the best options to make sure his crawlspace stays dry all year around. So he got all of them and now his house is much healthier.
Mold, moisture, and cold drafts, oh my. Woods Basement Systems was contacted by homeowners, Jay and Ashley K. to help with their crawlspace. The couple learned that the CleanSpace liner is plastic and easy to clean. It will also help with cold drafts and help maintain temperature control. On top of that, CleanSpace will also help direct moisture to the sump pump and helpful in reducing mold, that can cause allergies. CleanSpace will not only help with mold, moisture, and temperature control, but will make the crawlspace in their Vernon, IL home look clean and new.
Needing ways to protect his newly remodeled basement from water leaks, Steve M contacted Woods Basement Systems. It was determined that WaterGuard was to be installed, as it will help direct the flow of water to the sump pump. Steve's new TripleSafe to be exact. WaterGuard is installed away from the "mud zone" and equipped with large drain holes to prevent clogging. Steve is now confident his new waterproofing system will protect his newly finished St. Louis, MO basement.
This basement in Sandoval, IL had damaged drywall and needed help in protecting their basement. Woods Basement Systems came out and determined that EverLast Wall Restoration was a solution. Since EverLast is waterproof, and mold and mildew resistant, it will help Robert P's basement stay protected from water damage.
This uneven driveway in Shumway, IL posed a hazard to homeowners and their vehicles. Woods Basement Systems was contacted to inject POLYLevel into the uneven concrete. The material is inorganic and won't washout. Homeowners were pleased to know that their driveway is no longer a tripping hazard or will cause damage to their vehicles.
A Twin Pack Sump Pump was installed to make sure this Odin, IL basement stays dry. Working together, the first two pumps will make sure the basement is protected if there is heavy waters. The second pump will also work if the first were to ever go out. Homeowners were pleased to know that their basement is protected and they no longer have to worry about waters stains and damage on their walls.
A WaterGuard system will help in ensuring this basement stays protected by collecting ground water and water from the walls. The system is installed out of the mudzone and is equipped wih the large drain holes. These features are helpful in preventing clogging as WaterGuard directs the flow of water to the sump pump. Homeowners were pleased that WaterGuard comes with a life of the structure, transferable warranty, and with their new Twin Pack Sump Pump their basement is protected.
Leo and Betty C. of Granite City, IL were experiencing high energy bills because of temperature and humidity control issues in their crawlspace. The customers had an ineffective plastic liner intalled over the dirt floor of the crawlspace. Woods Basement Systems installed our vapor barrier CleanSpace to completely seal the crawlspace from outside moisture to keep the area at the proper temperature and humidity. We also installed a SmartSump sump pump to prevent water from getting into the crawlspace.
Todd H. of Ladue, MO, had a completely finished basement including a family/TV room and a home gym. Recently after heavy rains, water leaked into the basement and caused significant damage to the drywall as well as some water damage to the flooring. Todd's finished basement is no longer a sight to see.
Todd reached out to Woods Basement Systems for assistance. The system design specialist from Woods recommended several options for improvment. After careful consideration, Todd decided to go forward with the Waterguard and trench drain installation.
The WaterGuard system helps to control the direction of water leaking from basement walls as well as water that seeps in where the wall meets the floor. The trench drain will prevent water from flooding in from an outer entry way. After these improvements to Todd's basement, it is safe to say that Todd will be able to restore his basement back to its original character without any concerns of water damage in the future.
Centralia, Illinois resident Lindsay A. was concerned about high levels of radon in her basement. Radon is a naturally gas found in the soil and is the second leading cause to lung cancer. In addition to her concerns about radon, her open sump pump was creating a musty smell in the basement.
Foreman Greg J. installed a dome cover over the sump pump to prevent water from escaping into the basement. More importantly, Greg installed a radon mitigation system to keep the levels of radon detected in the basement at a safe level. Now, Lindsay's basement is free of odor and safe from the carcinogen, radon.
St. Charles, Missouri Homeowner Alma G. was distressed by water leaking into her basement causing damage and mold. System design specialist Kevin E. designed a solution to waterproof Alma's basement and make it beautiful again.
Foreman Quinton W. waterproofed Alma's basement by installing WaterGuard, TripleSafe and IceGuard. WaterGuard guides water to the TripleSafe sump pump system and away from the basement. IceGuard provides an alternative exit for water in the even that the discharge lines would become frozen or clogged during a cold, MidWest winter.
Quinton and his team then installed EverLast Half-Wall to make the basement beautiful again. EverLast is made of inorganic material, so it does not support mold growth. Alma's basement is now beautiful and free of water and mold.
Centralia, Illinois homeowner Mary B. was frustrated with the cracking concrete driveway to her home. The cracking and uneveness of the concrete created a safety concern.
System design specialist Jacob K. designed an efficient solution. PolyLEVEL is a quick, noninvasive solution to sinking concrete. Foreman Andrew T. installed the PolyLEVEL to restore the concrete to its original position. Now, Mary's driveway is safe to use.
With water leaking into her Salem, IL crawlspace, Kathy I. was concerned about the future of her home. The leaky crawlspace could cause mold and rotting wood.
Woods Basement Systems came in and installed CleanSpace to seal the crawlspace. A sealed crawlspace would prevent moisture from getting into the area, which is why Woods also installed vent covers. The vent covers create an air tight seal the prevents moisture from leaking into the crawlspace. With little to no moisture in the crawlspace, the likelihood of mold growing and wood rotting decreases significantly.
Iuka, Illinois resident Stephanie J. experienced trouble when water began leaking into her basment resulting in mold and odor. To free her of her troubles, system design specialist Austin G. designed a solution.
Foreman Jaylon O. installed WaterGuard, a perimeter drainage system, to guide water to the TwinPack sump pump system. Because water flowed down the gradient into her basement, a trench drain was installed to collect the water and guide it away. Additionally, CleanSpace was installed to guide water to WaterGuard and prevent mold growth by preventing water vapor from escaping.
Stephanie's basement has been transformed from wet and musty to dry and comfortable. Now, Stephanie and her family can enjoy the basement worry-free.
Jim and Sharon S. were experiencing standing water in their Mt Vernon, IL crawlspace. Worried about the affects it may have on the home, the family called Woods Basement Systems.
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 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 crawlspace, 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.
In his Mt Vernon, IL crawlspace, Kraig K. was having climate control issues. These issues were leading to high energy bills and and an uncomfortable home environment. Kraig called Woods Basement Systems to find a solution.
Woods installed CleanSpace to seal off the space and prevent water and moisture from getting in. 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.
SilverGlo Insulated Panels were installed to provide additional insulation for the space. These panels help control the environment of the space and helped lower Kraig's energy bills.
Experiencing sagging floors and a wet crawlspace, Geff and Susan P. in Salem, IL wanted to make sure their home would be from water and failing home supports. The failing supports could cause permanent damage to the home and the standing water could cause mold and rotting wood. Woods Basement Systems was able to provide an efficient solution to fix all the problems Geff and Susan P. were having.
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. Vent covers are fit to the vents of the home to create an air tight seal that prevents moisture from seep through.
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 the yard. If this line becomes frozen or backed up, IceGuard will prevent the water from receding back into the crawlspace.
Woods installed SmartJacks to lift the sagging floors. SmartJacks also provide permanent support for the home. The homeowner 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.
Jane L. with a local Mt Vernon, IL Bank was experiencing foundation issues, a leaky crawlspace, and flooding in the basement. Knowing the issue would only grow, Jane called Woods Basement Systems for help.
Woods installed power braces in the basement to give the structure support and fix the foundation issues. The power braces are attached to the top of the structure and at the basement floor. They are used to push and hold the wall to stop inward wall movement. Over time they will help restore the vertical integrity of the foundation wall.
Woods installed CleanSpace to seal off the crawlspace from outside moisture. This would reduce the risk of mold and rotting wood by eliminating the amount of moisture in the crawlspace. Vent covers were also installed for additional sealing.
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 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 crawlspace, 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.
Mt. Vernon, Illinois resident Duane K. was troubled by his bowing foundation walls. As the walls bowed under pressure, they began to crack. Brenton K., system design specialist, designed a solution to support the foundation.
Geo-Lock Wall Anchors were installed by foreman Todd W. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors are a permanent solution to bowing walls. Over time, Geo-Lock will straighten the walls and provide continous support. Duane is pleased to know his home is safe.
Gary and Jan C. of Centralia, IL were having moisture control issues in their crawlspace. Gary and Jan were concerned about the threats of mold and rotting wood this moisture was causing. Woods Basement Systems was able to provide a solution to ease their minds.
Woods installed CleanSpace to seal off the crawlspace from outside moisture. This would reduce the risk of mold and rotting wood by eliminating the amount of moisture in the crawlspace. 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. Vent covers are fit to the vents of the home to create an air tight seal that prevents moisture from seep through.
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 Twin Pack 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 crawlspace, 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.
Ron H. of Centralia, Illinois was concerned about his uneven patio. As the soil around the home settled, the concrete settled. The concrete was a safety concern and Ron wanted it corrected before it cracked and woresened. System design specialist Brenton K. designed a solution to align the concrete.
PolyLEVEL was installed by foreman Andrew T. and his team. PolyLEVEL is a long lasting solution. It does not settle or interact with the soil, so it is safe. Ron is pleased to know his patio is restored and safe.
Mike and Barb B. of Salem, IL had a leaky crawlspace. The water leaking into the space threatened their home with mold and rotting wood. Woods Basement Systems had the perfect products to fix Mike and Barb's problem.
Woods installed CleanSpace to seal off the crawlspace from outside moisture. This would reduce the risk of mold and rotting wood by eliminating the amount of moisture in the crawlspace. Vent covers were also installed for additional sealing. Vent covers are fit to the vents of the home to create an air tight seal that prevents moisture from seep through.
Angie G. had cracked walls in her Vernon, IL basement. These cracks were a sign of the foundation of Angie's home failing. Woods Basement Systems was able to install a product to provide new support to the home.
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 homeowner’s never have to worry about a failing foundation.
Salem, Illinois residents Juana and Eric G. were troubled by there wet, musty basement. Water leaked into their basement and caused mold. System design specialist Daniel L. designed a solution to keep the basement dry.
Foreman Melvin F. installed WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that collects and guides water to the TwinPack sump pump system. CleanSpace was also installed to the walls. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier, so it does not support mold growth.
Juana and Eric are pleased to have a dry, comfortable basement. They can rest easily knowing their basement will stay dry.
Sherry and Edward F., Kell, Illinois homeowners, were troubled by their bowing foundation walls. As the walls bowed under pressure, they began to crack and compromise the integrity of the home's support. Foreman Todd W. installed a solution to support the home.
Geo-Lock Wall Anchors are made of galvanized steel and are driven into undisturbed soil. They straighten the walls to their original position. Geo-Lock provides support for the foundation. Sherry and Edward are relieved to know their home is safe.
Tom P., Centralia, Illinois homeowner, was distraught by his bowing foundation walls. As the walls bowed under pressure, they cracked and allowed water to leak into the baement. The water caused mold to grow. System design specialist David F. designed a solution.
Foreman Jeremy R. installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. Geo-Lock straightens walls to their original position. These wall anchors provide permanent support for the foundation. Tom is pleased to know is home is now safe and supported.
Salem, Illinois resident Eric C. was distraught by water leaking into his basement. The water caused damage to his drywall, caused mold and risked damaging his valuables. System design specialist Nolan M. designed a solution to keep the basement dry.
Foreman Dillon L. installed the CleanSpace wall system. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier that guides water to the WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that collects and guides water away from the basement. With this solution, Eric's basement will stay dry and mold free.
Alma C. of Florissant, Missouri was concerned about the growing, horizontal cracks in her foundation wall of her home. She contacted Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate.
Specialist Josh L. evaluated the home and determined the Geo-Lock Wall Anchor system was the most effective solution. Foreman Jeremy R. and his crew installed the wall anchors and permanently stabilized the wall.
Jeff A. of Centralia, IL was worried when he discovered that his crawl space was holding water. Because air rises, having a wet crawl space can cause all kinds of problems. Any mold spores and allergens in the crawl space can end up coming through a home's vents, which means that the homeowner is breathing in these allergens constantly. Fortunately, Jeff decided to call Woods Basement Systems, and we were happy to help!
After design specialist Brandon B. assessed the home and determined the best solution, foreman Joshua B. traveled to the home. He started off by installing a SmartPipe system with an exterior discharge line and IceGuard, a SmartSump, and a SaniDry CX. The SmartPipe drainage system has holes on the top and front which helps collect water from the ground and the surface of the crawl space, leaving a drier area. The SmartSump is a sump pump made specifically for crawl spaces. With the help of the exterior discharge line, it moves water out and away from the crawl space. In case of a cold winter, the IceGuard provides a different path for water if the discharge line freezes. The SaniDry CX is a special dehumidifier made for crawl spaces. It collects any water vapor present and drains into the sump pump. Finally foreman Joshua B. installed an EverLast Door. This door is made out of inorganic material that seals the crawl space and keeps out water and any air leakage.
After the installment of all these waterproofing products, Jeff A. no longer has to worry about any water collecting in his home's crawl space.
Charlie U. of Odin, Illinois noticed that one of the walls in his home was bowing. He did not want the problem to cause further damage or any safety concerns, so he called Woods Basement Systems.
Design specialist Chris T. assessed the situation and formulated the perfect solution. Foreman Jeremy R. traveled to the home to install five wall anchors. Wall anchors are made of steel and extend from the inside wall to the hard packed soil outside. The wall anchors stabilize and secure the wall.
Charlie U. no longer has to worry about the wall bowing, cracking, or causing safety hazards. He now has a safe, secure, and stable wall.
Donald S. of New Baden, Illinois tested his home for high radon levels. When his results came back and were over 4.0 picocuries per liter, he knew something had to be done. He called Woods Basement Systems to come out and help remove the dangerous gas.
Design specialist Phillip H. discussed the problem and solution with the homeowner. Foreman Brett J. headed to the home to install a radon mitigation system. The radon mitigation system is made up of PVC pipes that run underground and around the home. It collects the radon gas and sends it up and away from the home.
Donald no longer has to worry about breathing in dangerous radon gas every day. He now has a safe home.
Edward B. of Affton, Missouri noticed that his home's concrete driveway and patio were starting to sink and crack. He did not want this issue to become a tripping hazard, so he called Woods Basement Systems.
Design specialist Chris T. assessed the situation and decided that PolyLevel would correct the problem. Foreman William T. traveled to the home to get the job started. The PolyLevel foam is inserted below the concrete through a penny sized hole. The foam then expands and lifts the concrete back to its original position.
Edward B. no longer has to worry about sinking and cracking concrete. He now has a straight and safe driveway and patio.
John B. of Centralia, Illinois discovered that his basement was collecting water even though he already had a working sump pump. He did not want to ignore the problem, so he called Woods Basement Systems for a solution.
Design specialist Jacob K. assessed the situation and decided the best solution was to install a WaterGuard drainage system and a BrightWall paneling system. The Zoeller 1/2 hp pump was also to be replaced. Foreman Mason S. traveled to the home to get the waterproofing products installed.
The WaterGuard drainage system was installed above the footing of the basement. It collects and drains water that is coming up from the ground before it reaches the surface. The BrightWall paneling system was fastened to the walls of the basement. It acts as a vapor barrier and drains any leaks behind it, all while making the basement look cleaner and brighter. Finally, the Zoeller 1/2 hp pump was replaced in the sump pump. It is the primary pump that is used most often.
John B. no longer has to worry about his basement flooding after a heavy rain. He now has a dry and waterproof home.
James S. of Kinmundy, Illinois was experiencing water leakage from cracks in his home's basement. He did not want to have to deal with a wet basement after every substantial rain shower, so he called Woods Basement Systems.
Design specialist Jacob K. assessed the situation and decided that installing a WaterGuard drainage system would solve the problem. Foreman Ryan L. traveled to the home to get the installation started. The WaterGuard drainage system was placed above the footing of the basement and was then covered with concrete. The WaterGuard collects and drains any water rising from the ground to the sump pump. This means that water will not even get a chance to seep up from the flooring.
James S. no longer has to worry about a wet basement due to water coming up through the floor. He now has a dry and waterproof home.
It’s important to make sure that your homes foundation is stable. That’s why Edward G called Woods Basement System when he discovered that his floors were sinking. System Design Specialist Brandon B was able to come up with a solution to the problem.
Foreman Jose L installed a Push Pier underneath Edward’s home. A Push Pier works by being driven into a stable level of soil, the portion of the house that is sinking will rest on the Push Pier making it stable. Overtime the Push Pier will be able to raise the level of the house.
Roger A. of Mt. Vernon, Illinois discovered that a wall in his basement was bowing and cracking. He did not want more damage or any safety concerns to occur, so he called Woods Basement Systems for assistance.
Design specialist Peter N. assessed the situation and decided the best solution would be to install a few wall anchors. Foreman Jeremy R. traveled to the home to get the job started. These steel wall anchors extend from the inside of the basement wall to the hard backed soil outside. Wall anchors stabilize the walls and prevent further movement.
Roger A. no longer has to worry about further damage due to the bowing wall. He now has a safe and stable basement wall.
Michelle G. of Salem, IL was tired of her dirty, damp crawl space and concerned about mold and moisture, so she contacted Woods Basement Systems for an evaulation. Specialist Jake K. determined that the CleanSpace encapsulation system was the best solution for Michelle's needs.
Foreman James L. and his crew installed the CleanSpace vapor barrier, a perimeter drainage system, drainage matting underneath to help direct any incoming water into the drainage system, and a SaniDry CX dehumidifier.
Michelle can now rest easy knowing she no longer needs to worry about moisture and mold in her crawl space because it is encapsulated and the moisture is controlled.
Ray H. of Centralia, IL noticed that his home's basement was flooding after heavy rain showers. He did not want to have to clean up a mess continuously, so he called Woods Basement Systems.
Design specialist Chris T. assessed the situation and formulated the perfect solution. Foreman Matthew V. then traveled to the home to install a TripleSafe sump pump and a Waterguard drainage system.
The Waterguard drainage system was placed above the footing of the basement and was then covered with concrete. It accepts and drains any water rising from the soil before it reaches the basement surface. The TripleSafe sump pump is equipped with a primary, a secondary, and a battery powered pump. The sump pump collects and removes water from the home through an exterior discharge line.
Ray H. is happy that he no longer has to worry about coming home to a flooded basement. He now has a dry and waterproof home.
Edward G was concerned when he noticed that the floors throughout his house were beginning to sink, so he decided to call Woods Basement Systems. System Design Specialist Brandon B was able to come up with a solution to the problem.
Foreman Jose L installed a Push Pier in Edward’s basement. The Push Pier will be driven down into a stable level of soil, and will then support the portion of the floor that was sinking. Over time the Push Pier will be able to raise it up to its original height.
Kathy I was concerned when she noticed that her floors were beginning to sink. So, she decided to call Woods Basement Systems. System Design Specialist Tod M was able to come up with a solution to the problem.
Foreman Joshua B installed CleanSpace Drainage Matting and a SmartJack underneath Kathy’s home. The CleanSpace Drainage Matting will line the floors underneath Kathy’s home, it will keep out moisture and allow water to drain. The SmartJack will rest on the ground and support the portion of the floors that is sinking, and lift it back to its original position.
Having an escape route in the event of a fire is very important for a home to have. That’s why Dan H called Woods Basement Systems. System Design Specialist Christopher B recommended he install an Egress Window.
An Egress window sits in the ground connected to your basement. The window acts as a way of escape if the house was to ever catch fire.
Robert S was concerned when he noticed that the walls and carpets in his basement were always damp. So, he called Woods Basement Systems. One of our System Design Specialists recommended a SaniDry Basement Air System.
The SaniDry will remove excess moisture from the air. This will take that damp feeling away from the basement.
A flooded basement is not a good thing to see when you walk downstairs. That’s why Tyler H called Woods Basement Systems. One of our System Design Specialists recommended several products that would prevent future flooding.
The first product installed was a TripleSafe sump pump. Unlike ordinary pumps, the TripleSafe has three pumps inside it. The first is a normal pump to remove water. The second pump is stronger and will kick in if there is too much water flowing in. The third pump is battery operated and will turn on if the power goes out. The second product installed was a WaterGuard. This will line the basement walls and drain away any excess water to an area away from the house.
Sometimes water doesn’t always drain from a basement the way it should. When Rob and Faith B discovered water in their basement they decided to call Woods Basement Systems. One of our System Design Specialists recommended that they have a WaterGuard installed.
A WaterGuard lines the bottom of the basement walls and will collect water and drain it to an area away from your house. This will help to ensure that the basement does not flood.
Keeping your basement dry is very important to homeowners who have sump pumps. That’s why Mike and Michele W called Woods Basement Systems. One of our System Design Specialist recommended several products for them.
The first product installed was CleanSpace Drainage Matting. This is a thick tarp like material that will line floors and walls, this will allow water to drain, and will stop water vapor from coming in. The second product was a TripleSafe sump pump. Unlike traditional sump pumps, the TripleSafe has three pumps inside it. The first removes water like a normal pump. The second pump is more powerful and will kick in if there is too much water flowing in. The third pump is battery operated and will turn on if the power goes out. The final product is a SmartPipe, it accepts water from the soil and surface of the crawlspace and will drain it away from the house.
Michael W. of Centralia, Illinois noticed that his home's basement was flooding after heavy rain storms. He did not want to have to clean up a mess every time it stormed, so he called Woods Basement Systems for help.
Design specialist Adam R. assessed the situation and decided that the best option was to install a TripleSafe sump pump, a Twin Pack sump pump, a Waterguard drainage system, a Sanidry Sedona dehumidifier, and a CleanSpace wall system. Foreman William H. then traveled to the home to get the job started.
The TripleSafe is a sump pump equipped with a primary, secondary, and battery powered pump. If the power goes out, the sump pump will still remove water from the home. The Twin Pack sump pump has both a primary and secondary pump. The sump pump removes water from the basement through a discharge line. The Waterguard drainage system was placed above the footing of the basement. It collects and drains water rising from the ground before it reaches the surface of the basement. The CleanSpace wall system is a plastic liner that is attached to the wall. It acts as a vapor barrier and drains any leaks that may occur behind it. Finally, the Sanidry Sedona is a lightweight dehumidifier that not only removes water vapor, but also filters the air for dust, pollen, and other allergens.
Michael W. no longer has to worry about his home's basement flooding. He now has a dry and waterproof home.
Roger A was concerned when he noticed that his basement walls were beginning to bend. So, he decided to call Woods Basement Systems. System Design Specialist Peter N was able to come up with a solution to the problem.
Foreman Jeremy R installed a Geo-Lock Wall Anchor. The Wall 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 be able to straighten the walls.
Paul M. of Mt Vernon, Illinois noticed that water was entering his home's basement after heavy rain showers. He did not want to have to keep dealing with a mess, so he called Woods Basement Systems for help.
Design specialist Gerica S. assessed the situation and decided the best option was to install a Waterguard drainage system, a CleanSpace wall system, and two Twin Pack sump pumps. Foreman Bradly P. then headed to the home to start the job.
The CleanSpace wall system is a plastic liner that was attached to the walls of the basement. It acts as a vapor barrier and drains any leaks that occur behind it. The Waterguard drainage system was placed above the footing of the basement. It accepts and drains any water rising from the ground before it reaches the basement surface. Finally, the Twin Pack sump pump removes water from the basement through a discharge line. It is equipped with both a primary and secondary pump.
Paul M. no longer has to worry about his home's basement flooding. He now has a stable and waterproof basement.
Mary B was concerned when she noticed the large cracks in her patio. So, she decided to call Woods Basement Systems. System Design Specialist Jacob K was able to come up with a solution to the problem.
Foreman William T used PolyLevel to fix the patio. PolyLevel is injected into the concrete and raise its level. The injection leaves behind a dime sized hole that will be filled in with concrete.
Arlene H. of Mt. Vernon, IL deiced to call Woods Basement Systems for a free quote in regards to repairing the concrete outside of her home that had settled unevenly. Concrete that settles unevenly can occur as the result of a number of different causes, some of which being the weight that concrete is responsible for holding up or the weight of the concrete itself.
Matthew S., a Systems Design Specialist from Woods Basement Systems, made a visit to the home. Upon the inspection, he determined that the appropriate solution would be for foreman Andrew T. to install PolyLevel, a foam that is injected into the concrete and lifts the surface and fills in cracks.
Upon the install, Arlene feels assured that her home or herself is longer facing issues from the unevenly settled concrete.
Dean W. of Salem, Illinois was shocked to discover his home's crawl space was holding water after heavy storms. He knew that standing water could cause mold growth or rotting, so he called Woods Basement Systems for help.
Design specialist Kevin E. assessed the situation and decided the best option was to install a CleanSpace encapsulation system, a SmartSump sump pump, a SmartPipe drainage system, and a SaniDry CX dehumidifier. Foreman Joshua B. then headed to the home to get the job started.
The CleanSpace encapsulation system is a durable liner that was placed over the floors and up the walls of the crawl space. It acts as a vapor barrier and drains any leaks that occur behind it. The SmartPipe drainage system accepts water from both the surface and the soil of the crawl space. It then drains the water to the sump pump. The SmartSump is a sump pump made specifically for crawl spaces. It removes the water from the crawl space through a discharge line. Finally, the SaniDry CX is a dehumidifier that fits perfectly in the crawl space. It removes water vapor from the air of the crawl space.
Dean W. no longer has to worry about his home's crawl space collecting water. He now has a dry and waterproof crawl space.
Steve T. of Imperial, Missouri noticed that a couple of his home's basement walls were bowing and cracking. He did not want the problem get worse or cause safety concerns, so he called Woods Basement Systems for help.
Design specialist Jeremy R. assessed the situation and decided the best solution was to install wall anchors. Foreman Jeremy R. then headed to the home to get the job started.
Wall anchors extend from the inside walls of the basement to the hard packed soil outside. The steel anchors help stabilize and prevent further movement of the walls.
Steve T. now has stable and safe basement walls. He no longer has to worry about his home's walls bowing or cracking.
Rickey M of Belleville, IL was wanting to update his egress window and brighten up the space but didn't know what route he should take. He called Woods Basement Systems to see what is options were to ensuring his egress window would be up to date and prevent future moisture exposure.
Design specialist Adam R suggested that Rickey should get a RockWell egress window installed to not only update his well duct and brighten his basement. The RockWell egress window is a one piece, durable, safe and has a beautiful stone texture look. This system will help bring natural light into the basement, making the space brighter. This piece helps keep debris out of the well with a well cover to keep it clean.
Along with the updated egress window, Foreman Miguel O installed WaterGuard and IceGuard to keep Rickey's basement free from any moisture or water entering his home.
Rickey was very happy with the look of his new egress window and the efficient work Woods Basements had done to waterproof his home.
Walnut Hill homeowner Matthew was looking to seal his crawlspace and make it a dry, energy-efficient part of his home. He called Woods Basement Systems for help and met with System Design Specialist Adam R. who put together a solution to protect Matthew's crawlspace from the elements.
Foreman Greg J. and his team installed CleanSpace wall covers to keep the crawlspace dry and moisture-free. CleanSpace blocks out both water and microbial growth such as mold, mildew, and other contaminants that have been shown to trigger allergies, asthma, and other health problems. With CleanSpace, Matthew no longer has to worry about harmful moisture or microbial growth in his crawlspace.
Homeowner Tyson was looking to keep his basement dry and protect his home from water damage, so he called Woods Basement Systems to see what his options were. System Design Specialist Daniel M. met with Tyson and offered him a free estimate on the ideal solution for his waterproofing needs.
Foreman Ronald D. and his team installed both TrenchDrain and WaterGuard drainage systems to remove water from the home and keep the basement dry in all conditions. TrenchDrain is ideal for entryways such as garage doors and similar entry points to redirect water before it comes into the home. It works well with WaterGuard French drain systems, which are installed under the floor slab for effective drainage with a clean, finished appearance. Tyson can rest easy knowing his basement will stay dry well into the future.
Kell, IL homeowner Tyson was concerned about water coming in through cracks in his basement walls. He called Woods Basement Systems and met with Design Specialist Daniel M., who assessed the situation and recommended the ideal solution.
Foreman Cody F. and his team installed FlexiSpan sealant along with a TripleSafe sump system to prevent leaks and remove excess water. FlexiSpan seals cracks and provides long lasting protection from water. TripleSafe offers three levels of waterproofing and features the UltraSump battery backup system to protect the basement in all conditions. Tyson can take pride in knowing he made a wise investment in protecting his home from harmful water damage.
Sandoval, IL homeowner Robert was looking to upgrade his basement's waterproofing capabilities, so he called Woods Basement Systems to explore his options. Robert met with Design Specialist David G., who gave him a free estimate and designed a custom-fit solution to address the task at hand.
Foreman Jaylon O. and his team installed EverLast wall covers and a TripleSafe sump system to keep the home dry. EverLast covers trap moisture and microbial growth from the home while providing a stylish appearance. TripleSafe uses three pumps for maximum protection from water and features the UltraSump battery backup unit to power the system in any condition. Thanks to EverLast and WaterGuard, Robert can rest easy and enjoy a clean, dry basement.
Roger in Sandoval, IL was alarmed to see his basement walls bowing and bending into his home, so he called Woods Basement Systems for assistance. Design Specialist Lee S. gave Roger a free estimate and recommended the optimal foundation repair solution.
Foreman Mason S. and his team installed PowerBrace support systems to protect the compromised walls. PowerBrace uses heavy duty steel i-beams that secure into the ceiling joists for reliable, long-lasting protection from settling, hydrostatic pressure, and other forces that cause strain on foundation walls. Roger can take pride in knowing he made a lasting investment in his home with PowerBrace on his side.
Leo, a Centralia, Illinois homeowner, had an uneven driveway he was worried about. He gave Woods Basement Systems a call and Team Woods developed a plan for him.
Team Woods injected PolyLevel below the sinking slab to raise it back up. The PolyLevel is eco-friendly and will not wash away over time. It is lightweight so it will not contribute to further sinking and it sets in a couple of hours.
Leo now has a safe, level driveway again.
Centralia, Illinois homeowner Craig had a porch that was settling and pulling away from his home. He gave Woods Basement Systems a call and Team Woods developed a plan.
Foreman Miguel and his crew installed two Push Piers to give the concrete the support it needed. The steel rods lift the concrete by transferring its weight from the moving soil to the solid bedrock.
Craig now has a porch he can enjoy without worry.
Florissant, Missouri homeowner Christopher needed waterproofing in his basement to be taken care of. He gave Woods Basement Systems a call and System Design Specialist Luke K. developed a plan for him.
Foreman John and his crew installed our WaterGuard system and linked it to the existing sump pump. The WaterGuard collects water from behind, below, and down the wall that naturally gets in from gaps in construction.
Christopher now has a dry basement he can use and enjoy.
Jim and Janet of Mt. Vernon, Illinois had a crawl space that needed repaired, she they called Woods Basement Systems. Systems design specialist, Daniel L. recommended installing a SmartSump pump, CleanSpace, and IceGuard.
Foreman, Juan H. installed the products. The SmartSump pump is specifically designed for crawl spaces to protect against flooding and leaks. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier that works to collect water that seeps through basement walls and guides it the sump pump to be removed from the home. IceGuard is installed on the outside of the home and allows water to expel from the guards in case of pipes clogging or freezing.
Now Jim and Janet B. have a dry, healthy crawl space.
Katherine and James, Iuka, Illinois homeowners, had a bowing wall that was allowing water into their basement. They gave Woods Basement Systems a call and System Design Specialist Brian developed the perfect plan for them.
Foreman Jeremy and his crew installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors and PowerBraces in order to straighten out the wall. The Geo-Lock Wall Anchors are steel rods drilled through the wall past the active soil line to use the earth as resistance to straighten the wall. PowerBraces are steel I-Beams that anchor to the rim joist and floor and can also straighten the wall where Geo-Lock Wall Anchors cannot.
Katherine and James now have a stable basement for decades to come.
Barbra of Salem, Illinois had cracks in her basement that caused water to leak in during heavy rains, so she decided to call Woods Basement Systems. Systems design specialist, Adam R. found a solution and recommended installing a TripleSafe pump, IceGuard, and WaterGuard.
Foreman, Jose L. installed the products. The TripleSafe pump is a three-in-one design that is guaranteed to keep you home dry with its primary pump, secondary pump, and battery-powered backup pump. WaterGuard is installed in the floor of the basement around the perimeter and it works to collect water that seeps through basement walls and guides it to the sump pump to be removed from the home. IceGuard is placed on the outside of the home, and it allows for water to expel from the guards in case pipes clog or freeze in colder months.
Now Barbara R. has a dry basement.
Mariann and George of Salem, Illinois had a wet basement that needed waterproofing work done, so they decided to call Woods Basement Systems. Systems design specialist, Adam R. recommended installing a Twin Pack pump, a WaterGuard system, and IceGuard.
Foreman, Jose L. installed the products. The Twin Pack Pump includes two stainless steel pumps that are installed at different levels to help combat against flooding. WaterGuard is installed in the perimeter of the basement floor and works to collect water that seeps through basement walls and guides it to the sump pump to be pumped out of the home. IceGuard is placed on the outside of the home and allows for water to expel from the guards in case pipes clog or freeze.
Now, Mariann and George W. have a watertight basement.
Roger of Centralia, Illinois needed his crawl space to be repaired along with a new sump pump, so he called Woods Basement Systems. Systems design specialist, Austin G. recommended installing a SmartSump pump, CleanSpace, and WaterGuard.
Foreman, Juan H. installed the products. The SmartSump sump pump is specifically designed for crawl spaces and can protect against flooding and leaks. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier used to fully seal off a crawl spaces from dirt, critters, and moisture. It is made of inorganic materials, so it does not support mold growth. WaterGuard is installed in the perimeter of the floor and it guides water that is collected through the walls to the sump pump to be removed from the home.
Now, Roger S. has a clean crawl space.
Rodger G. with Salem Lutheran Church in Affton, Missouri needed to waterproofing done, so he called Woods Basement Systems. Systems design specialist, Steve K. recommended installing a Twin Pack sump pump, WaterGuard, and IceGuard.
Foreman, Melvin F. installed the products. The Twin pack sump pump includes two stainless steel pumps that work to protect against leaks and floods. WaterGuard is installed around the perimeter of a basement floor. It collects water that seeps through the walls and guides it to the sump pump to be removed from the home. IceGuard is placed on the outside of the building and it allows for water to expel from the guards in the case that pipes freeze or clog during colder months.
Now the Salem Lutheran Church is protected.
Patricia G. of Kinmundy, Illinois had a large crack in her foundation wall that was letting in water, so she decided to call Woods Basement Systems fo help. Systems design specialist, Luke B. found a solution and recommended installing a TripleSafe sump pump, CleanSpace, and WaterGuard.
Foreman, Christopher B. installed the products. The TripleSafe sump pump uses a primary pump, a secondary pump, and a backup battery-powered pump, so your home is guaranteed to stay dry. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier that is attached to the foundation walls to collect water that seeps through. It is made of inorganic materials, so it does not support mold growth. WaterGuard is located below the Cleanspace around the perimeter of the basement floor in order for it take the water that was collected and guide it to the sump pump.
Now Patricia G. has a dry, safe basement.
Kinmundy, IL homeowner Patricia G. was concerned about water pouring into her basement through cracks in the foundation walls, so she called Woods Basement Systems for assistance. Patricia met with System Design Specialist Luke B. and received a no-cost estimate on an innovative waterproofing solution.
Foreman Brad P. and his team installed CleanSpace to seal out unwanted water from the home. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier designed to seal out moisture and microbial growth to keep the basement livable all year long. Now the homeowner can rest easy knowing their basement can stay as clean and dry as possible thanks to CleanSpace!
Centralia, IL homeowners Roy and Tammy H. reached out to Woods Basement Systems with concerns about their basement walls bowing and bending inward. They met with System Design Specialist Luke K., who offered them a free estimate on the optimal foundation repair solution for their situation.
Foreman Jeremy R. and his team installed Geo-Lock wall anchors to brace and reinforce the compromised walls. Geo-Lock consists of a heavy-duty steel plate and a galvanized steel rod that protect and eventually straighten the damaged walls over time. Now Roy and Tammy can rest easy knowing Geo-Lock works to keep their home safe and their lives on track!
Doug of Salem, Illinois wanted to repair the water damage in his basement and further prevent any more damage to his home. So he gave Woods Basement Systems a call to see what the best solution would be. He spoke with system design specialist, Luke K., who recommended a TripleSafe and CleanSpace system to waterproof the entire basement space.
Team Woods got straight to work installing the new waterproofing products with Malik J. leading the team. The TripleSafe sump pump will ensure that all water that enters the basement will be pumped out. The new CleanSpace system installed on the walls will seal the wall from leaking water, ultimately preventing mold.
Thanks to Team Woods, Doug couldn't be happier with his newly waterproofed basement!
Kyle of Salem, Illinois knew that it was time to fix-up his basement once he noticed his basement walls bowing and cracking. He searched for a company that could solve his basement issues and found Woods Basement Systems. For there he spoke with system design specialist, Sam W., who recommended saving the structure of his basement with PowerBraces.
PowerBraces are made of strong steel beams that are installed into the wall to permanently stabilize the wall. These beams are custom-fit for each home's measurements that ensure all PowerBraces will work to their greatest compacity.
Foreman, Greg H. installed the new PowerBraces to the troubled walls, which now allows Kyle to enjoy his safe and stabilized basement!
Valerie S. of Centralia, Il had a huge problem with water in her basement storage room. During heavy rains, water would pour out of cracks in the walls and where the wall meets the floor. It was not uncommon for several inches to find their way in, leaving standing puddles behind. Valerie contacted Woods Basement Systems to resolve the issue and make her storage room fully usable again.
Foreman Greg H. and his team got to work totally waterproofing the space. The first step was to encapsulate the storage room walls with a CleanSpace system. This inorganic liner attaches to the surface of the walls and prevents any moisture from getting into the area itself. After this, the WaterGuard system was installed under the floors at the base of the walls. This system collects any water coming from the walls and floors and pipes it away, keeping the floors dry. Next, a TripleSafe sump pump was put in place to take all of the water collected by the WaterGuard system and pump it out of the house. Finally, a Sanidry dehumidifier was installed to keep the air dry and prevent any kind of mold growth.
Thanks to the work of Woods Basement Systems, Valerie's storage room went from a dank, wet eyesore to a bone-dry, clean, and functional space!
Janet of Centralia, Illinois was tired of water coming down her walls and into her basement during periods of heavy rain. She suspected that it was originated from a crack in one of the walls, but just to be sure she called Woods Basement Systems.
After a system design specialist determined that the water was, in fact, coming from a crack in the wall, a Woods team got to work waterproofing the space. Foreman Miguel and his crew started by installing WaterGuard, a gutter-like drainage system, underneath the floor at the base of the walls to catch any and all leaks before they manage to make it into the space itself. To finish the job, they also installed a TwinPack sump pump to remove all of the water caught by the drains from the home!
Billie of Salem, Illinois was tired of water leaking into the basement of her split-level home during periods of rain. She was anxious to waterproof her space quickly and professionally, so she called the experts at Woods Basement Systems.
Foreman Brett and his team started the waterproofing process by installing a CleanSpace vapor barrier, an inorganic material used to seal out the walls and moisture from the basement itself, on the face of the basement walls. After this, WaterGuard drains were put in place underneath the floor at the base of the walls to catch any leaks. Finally, a TripleSafe sump system, capable of removing over 10,000 gallons of water per hour, was installed in the basement. Billie's basement is now as dry and safe from water as it could possibly be!
Ben S. of Wentzville, Missouri had several cracks on some of his basement walls. He was concerned that those cracks would grow, leading to water leaks or possibly even total wall collapse. Wanting to address the issue once and for all, Ben called Woods Basement Systems.
In order to support the walls, foreman Jeremy and his team installed several PowerBrace beams up against the cracking walls. Made of galvanized steel, these I-beams are incredibly strong and totally prevent any bowing and further cracking. Ben no longer needs to worry about his walls!
Judy of Centralia, Illinois needed a waterproofing system to protect her basement since she had decided to finish her basement. Judy worked alongside system design specialist, Luke K., who constructed the new, customized plan. Luke recommended installing a drainage system, WaterGuard, with a sump pump, TripleSafe, to pump water back outside.
Head foreman, Melvin F., installed the new waterproofing systems with the help of his team. WaterGuard drains were installed in the footing of the basement floors to collect the water leaks and direct them towards the new TripleSafe sump pump. With the help of these new waterproofing systems, Judy can now move forward in her basement finishing project.
Dennis M. of Centralia, Illinois noticed that water would stream down his basement walls during extended periods of rainfall. The regular leaks made it difficult for him to make effective use of the space, and he was eager to fix the problem.
In order to waterproof the space, a Woods Basement Systems team began by installing under-floor WaterGuard drains at the base of the leaking walls to catch any leaks and prevent them from making it into the space itself. After this, a TripleSafe sump pump, equipped with three independently operating pumps and capable of pumping well over 10,000 gallons of water per hour, was put in place to remove all of the water caught by the WaterGuard drains from the home. Dennis's basement is now totally dry!
Centralia, Illinois homeowners Tammy and Roy called Woods Basement Systems for help with their back patio. Over the years, much of the supporting soil had been washed away by rainwater, causing many of the concrete slabs to crack and sink under their own weight. The patio was an unsafe eyesore, and the couple was eager to have it taken care of.
In order to repair the damaged concrete, foreman Kevin and his team used PolyLevel. This expanding composite foam was injected underneath the sunken slabs through tiny holes in the surface. The foam quickly lifted the slabs and filled in the cracks, and the patio was ready to be used in just 30 minutes!
David from Odin, Illinois wanted to finish his basement, and he knew exactly who to call! David reached out to Woods Basement Systems to help complete the basement. System design specialist, Thomas W., worked with David to design a plan that would match David's needs. Thomas recommended installing EverLast wall panels over the basement walls which would waterproof and insulate the space.
The new EverLast wall panels were installed in the basement by foreman, John C., and his crew of installers. These total basement finishing panels are designed specifically for the basement to prevent mold and mildew development, along with keeping the basement insulated. Thanks to the EverLast panels, this basement will have a beautiful, fresh, and clean look that will last years!
Kathy I. used to live in a home in Salem, IL with a dirt crawlspace. To protect her home from the damaging water vapors and mold that dirt crawlspaces can create, Kathy I. turned to Wood's Basement Systems to install their vapor barrier CleanSpace™.
The CleanSpace™ barrier protects her home from harmful water vapors as well as being mold-resistant. To keep the crawlspace in the best condition, foreman Ben S. performed an annual maintenance check. In addition to making sure the vapor barrier was in good condition, Ben S. also checked for mold or damage to the crawlspace and replaced the filter in the dehumidifier.
In one quick check-up, Ben S. made sure that Kathy I. had a crawlspace that would stand up in tough weather conditions for another year and many more to come.
Soil around a home can naturally expand and contract depending on the weather. Though you can't usually see this expansion, it can have a great impact on foundation walls.
For this home in Kell, IL., expanding soil pressed against the foundation walls enough to cause them to buckle and bow inward. This bowing can not only cause cracks, but if left unfixed, can lead to a collapsed wall.
Sometimes a contractor recommends a halfwall be built to support the old wall. While this might increase the strength of the wall slightly, the halfwall can be disruptive to the space and might begin to bow inward itself. Instead, Woods Basement Systems uses wall anchors. Wall anchors work by burying an anchor plate out in the undisturbed soil and connecting it to a plate inside with a steel rod. The plates are tightened and pull on each other with the rod. Because the anchor plate is buried in steady soil, it will pull the bowing wall more. This strenghtens the wall and can be used to straighten the wall back out as well. Plus these plates have a low profile, meaning they can be hidden behind finished walls and won't disrupt the space.
Bowing walls won't threaten the integrity of this home in Kell, IL. now that wall anchors are in place to permanently hold the wall into the proper position.
This home in Granite City, IL. had issues with water building up against the wall thanks to a concrete patio. The concrete would allow water to build up against the wall rather than flow away from it or drain into the ground. To keep water from building up, a drain was installed along the lenght of the wall that would catch water before it could build up and instead direct it away from the wall.
This drain was connected to a sump pump along with the downspout that drained in the same area. The sump pump would collect the water that built up and pump it through a discharge line away from the home. With this system in place, water would not be able to build up against the wall and leak inside and would instead drain far enough from the home that it wouldn't be able to get inside.
Though problems like this aren't very common, Woods Basement Systems is able to adapt and create new solutions that will protect the home from water damage.
In Caseyville, Illinois homeowners Dana and Sean S. were worried about the their crawlspace after a heavy rain. Like many homeowners, their crawlspace had a dirt floor that becomes damp and moist with the weather. They also began to smell something coming from the crawlspace, leading into their home. Deciding to get rid of the smell and knowing that the crawlspace could be an extra space for storage, they decided to make a call to Woods Basement Systems.
We sent our foreman Brett Jones and his team out to the Caseyville home to totally seal and waterproof the crawlspace. This is done by using several of our patented products such as CleanSpace liner, IceGuard, and SmartSump. They work together by sealing the crawlspace, pumping the water up and out of the home without freezing or clogged drain pipes. Now, the homeowners are able to use their crawlspace for storage without worry that their items will become wet or damaged.
Homeowner Margaret C. of Decatur, Illinois had a crawlspace had a dirty, dark crawlspace. After getting a recommendation from a friend who had her crawlspace sealed by Woods Basement Systems, she decided to give us a call. She told us here at Woods that she wanted to be able to use her crawlspace for storage but didn’t water her items sitting in dirt or getting damaged and wet during the wet seasons.
Our foreman Michael Rebenstorff and his team came out to her home to install our patented CleanSpace liner. CleanSpace is a thick, durable, plastic liner (similar to a pool liner) lined with UltraFresh an antimicrobial agent to stop the growing of mold or bacteria growth. CleanSpace will brighten up the look of the crawlspace so Margaret will be able to see her items stored in the space easily.
Homeowner Richard S. from Salem, IL. wisely chose Woods Basement Systems to install a TripleSafe™ sump pump system to protect his home.
The TripleSafe™ system is the best in home protection with its three powerful pumps. The first pump in the TripleSafe™ is a standard sump pump that is often installed on its own during construction of a home. The second pump is an even stronger pump that can kick in to keep the basement dry if conditions get too tough for the first pump alone. A third, battery-powered pump can turn on to help the first two in dangerously high water conditions, but can also turn on on its own if the power goes out and the first two pumps can't operate. These three pumps can work together or independantly to protect against flooded basements.
At this home in Salem, IL. Todd G. from Woods Basement Systems inspected the TripleSafe™ system to ensure it was able to work in peak condition. During his inspection, Todd replaced an old pump as well as the battery for the battery-powered backup pump. He was able to do this during that same visit, making sure that there was no down time where the system was not at full strength.
Richard S.'s home will be safe going forward thanks to a new primary pump and battery making sure that his TripleSafe™ is as effective as ever.
Homeowners Kurt and Stephanie G. of Brentwood, Missouri were having problems with water entering their basement. With a lot of items and keepsakes stored there, they decided it is finally time to waterproof their basement once and for all. They called Woods Basement Systems after a referral from a friend and had someone come out for a free estimate and a solution perfectly fit for their home!
After the estimate was done and the couple was ready to move forward, we sent our foreman Juan Hernandez and his team out to their home. Our team installed our patented WaterGuard system around the perimeter of the basement walls. Our WaterGuard system is different than most waterproofing drainage systems because it is installed on-top of the footing, therefore making it harder for dirt and debris to clog the flow of water. Now, any water on top of the floor will be drained up and out of the home. Kurt and Stephanie are excited that their basement is now dry and waterproofed.
In Carlyle, Illinois homeowner Geralyn H. was worried about the foundation of her home. Recently, hairline cracks on the walls of her basement have become larger and wider than ever. This has made Geralyn worried about the well-being of her home, family, and items. She finally decided to call the experts in All Things Basementy! Woods Basement Systems.
We have the perfect solution to any foundation problem, sending our foreman Kevin Jones and his team out to the Carlyle home to install our patented GeoLock Wall Anchor system. GeoLock is designed to permanently stabilized your home’s foundation. Fixing and stopping any new cracks from forming inside and outside of the home.
The CleanSpace® Wall System utilizes a thick white poly sheet material to completely cover basement foundation walls or completely line a crawl space. CleanSpace is the material we use most often when sealing and waterproofing crawl spaces. The liner is white, instantly brightening up your dark crawl space. It is also easy to clean and maintenance-free.
Many homeowners do not know how to solve their homes foundation problems or choose to ignore the problem until it gets worse. Signs of potential foundation problems in your home are cracks forming or growing on your foundation walls or drywall. Jean M. of Centralia, Illinois was finding herself in a similar situation. She decided to make a call to Woods Basement Systems to see if they had a solution to her problem.
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