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WaterGuard Interior System
DryTrak Drainage Channel
TrenchDrain Drain Grate
IceGuard Discharge Line
WellDuct Window Drainage
BrightWall Waterproof Panels
ThermalDry Wall Barrier
Basement To Beautiful Wall Panels
Drain Tile Installation
SuperSump Pump System
TripleSafe Pumping System
UltraSump Battery Back Up
SaniDry Dehumidifier


Crawl Space Repair
CleanSpace Encapsulation
Turtl Access Hatch
Everlast Crawl Space Doors
SaniDry Csb Dehumidifier
SmartDrain Water Drainage
SmartSump Sump Pump
Crawl-o-sphere Crawl Space Fan
WallCap Block Wall Sealer
SmartVent Flood Vents


Foundation Repair
Push Pier Underpinning
Geo-lock Wall Anchors
Geo-lock Helical Anchors
Powerbrace Bowed Wall Repair
Carbonarmor Fiber Wall Repair
SmartJack Crawl Space Support
Slab Pier Repair
PolyLevel Concrete Lifting
Ez Post Deck Repair
Shotcrete Wall Restoration


Basement Finishing / Remodeling
Everlast Wall Panels
Premier And Linen Ceiling Tiles
ThermalDry Floor Tiles
Sunhouse Window Wells
Everlast Window Replacement
Rockwell Egress Window


Before and After Pictures from Marion
New Sump Pump in Marion, IL

New Sump Pump in Marion, IL

Before After
New Sump Pump in Marion, IL New Sump Pump in Marion, IL

This Marion, Illinois sump pump was outdated and inefficient. Woods Basement Systems installed a new sump pump with a transferable lifetime warranty that keeps this basement DRY all year round.

Finished Basement Walls and Ceiling in Marion, IL

Finished Basement Walls and Ceiling in Marion, IL

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Finished Basement Walls and Ceiling in Marion, IL Finished Basement Walls and Ceiling in Marion, IL

Our ZenWall® panels and EverLast® ceiling tiles are installed in sectional systems.  These solution will not get moldy like drywall in a basement and it takes days to install and not weeks like framing, taping, sanding, priming, and painting drywall. These Marion, Illinois homeowners were pleased with the results!

CleanSpace Installed in Marion, Illinois Basement

CleanSpace Installed in Marion, Illinois Basement

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Tina and Todd K. of Marion, Illinois experienced a moldy, musty basement when water made its way in where the floor meets the wall. Paul B., system design specialist, designed a solution to keep the basement dry.

Foreman Melvin F. installed CleanSpace, a vapor barrier, to prevent water from escaping into the air and causing mold. CleanSpace guides water to WaterGuard which guides the water to the TwinPack sump pump system.

With this solution, Tina and Todd's basement will stay dry and free of mold and odor.

Company Awards
2021 Decatur Herald & Review Readers' Choice Award
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Small Business Monthly Best in Business Award
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Woods Basement Systems wins IBJ's Best Workplace in Southwestern Illinois
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Testimonial by Kenneth H. from Marion, IL
The crew was very nice and even covered up our floors and furniture before starting work. We've had several rains since Woods Basement Systems came and hanv't...
Testimonial by Kenneth H. from Marion, IL
Our service technician was very nice and polite. They did a great job and my basement is ok!
Testimonial by Amelia S. from Marion, IL

Why Choose Woods Basement Systems, Inc.?

Owners Rick and Ana Lee Woods started Woods Basement Systems, Inc. over 30 years ago and while the name changed a few times their dedication to serving homeowners across Illinois and Missouri never has. With the proper know-how, hard work and dedication Rick and Anna Lee grew their small business into a giant but never lost sight of the core values that motivated them all along. They understood better than anyone how important a person’s home is to them, which is why they promised to provide excellent service and forge lasting relationships with each and every one of their customers. If your home is in need of Basement Waterproofing, Foundation Repair, Concrete Lifting and Leveling, Crawl Space Repair, or Basement Finishing allow our talented experts to help you! Don’t wait any longer, get in contact with us today and schedule a FREE estimate!

Marion’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 Marion

At Woods Basement Systems, Inc. we have just as much skill and knowledge when it comes to Crawl Space Repair and general crawl space needs. Regardless of what your problem may be we have the products and expertise to confidently handle any problem that you may be faced with. The crawl space is a relatively unknown part of the home but like any other part, it serves a specific function. Through our knowledge and experience we can help solve existing crawl space issues and in some cases even prevent them before they start.

Basement Finishing & Egress Window Installation

Why stop at basement waterproofing when we are also the leading experts for Basement Finishing? In our opinions basement finishing is one of the best ways to add usable living/storage space and value to your home. Woods Basement Systems, Inc. is a member of the award-winning Total Basement Finishing dealer network and has the experience and products to provide a beautiful, long-lasting and waterproof design. Add functional space that will protect against water and mold. Don’t wait any longer to transform your home, give us a call today!

Woods Basement Systems, Inc. also has the ability and expertise to install an egress window in your basement that will be customized to your home. Egress windows are necessary by code for any finished room in your basement that has a door. Egress windows serve three major purposes that make them a necessity for any home even if your basement is not finished. Firstly, egress windows are a safety feature that functions as an emergency exit in case of emergency. Secondly, egress windows add curb appeal to the exterior of your home. Lastly, egress windows add value to your home and ensure that your home is up to code if your basement is finished or you want to finish it in the future. If you would like to learn more about egress window installation call or click today!

Job Stories From Marion, IL
Leaking Basement in Marion, IL

In Marion, Illinois homeowner Melissa M. needed to have her basement waterproofed. She had been having problems for years with water entering her home where the floor meets the wall. Exhausted from all the cleanup she had been doing, she decided to call Woods Basement Systems.

Woods Basement Systems are the waterproofing experts, with all the patented items needed to keep your home safe and dry. Our team installed items such as WaterGuard, IceGuard, TripleSafe, and CleanSpace to ensure that the home was completely safe from rainwater.

Leaking Basement in Marion, IL - Photo 1
Waterproofing in Marion, IL

In Bethalto, Illinois homeowner Barbara was having problems with rainwater entering her basement. She had an unfinished basement with concrete floors and walls, with rainwater entering where the floor meets the wall around the perimeter of the space. Unsure of what to do in the situation, she decided to call Woods Basement systems.

We sent our foreman Dave Gass and his team out to the home to install a solution to her problem. Because the water was entering the basement from a crack in the wall as well as where the floor meets the wall, our team installed our patented WaterGuard system as well as our CleanSpace liner. WaterGuard is our waterproofing drainage system that is installed on-top of the footing around the perimeter of the space to catch any water entering the basement. The CleanSpace liner is installed over the concrete walls to send the water behind the liner and down into the WaterGuard. Now, the Barbara is happy knowing their basement will be dry and waterproofed for years to come.

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Installing CleanSpace in a Basement

Homeowners Tina and Todd K. of Marion, Illinois were having problems with rainwater entering their basement. They had an unfinished basement with concrete floors and walls, with rainwater entering where the floor meets the wall around the perimeter of the space. Unsure of what to do in the situation, the couple decided to call Woods Basement systems.

We sent our foreman Dave Gass and his team out to the home to install a solution to their problem. Because the water was entering the basement from a crack in the wall as well as where the floor meets the wall, our team installed our patented WaterGuard system as well as our CleanSpace liner. WaterGuard is our waterproofing drainage system that is installed on-top of the footing around the perimeter of the space to catch any water entering the basement. The CleanSpace liner is installed over the concrete walls to send the water behind the liner and down into the WaterGuard. Now, the couple is happy knowing their basement will be dry and waterproofed for years to come.

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Pesky Water Leaks Stopped with WaterGuard & TripleSafe in Marion, IL

Rusti of Marion, Illinois wanted to protect his home from further water damage after accumulating years of water leaks. To prevent these water leaks from seeping into the house, Rusti worked with Team Woods' system design specialist, Sam W., who developed a plan to waterproof the space.

Sam analyzed the basement and found WaterGuard drains and a TripleSafe sump pump to be the optimal solution. WaterGuard drains are installed in the footing of the basement to collect the pesky water leaks and direct them to the sump pump. Along with the drains, a new sump pump will be installed is called a TripleSafe sump pump. This unique pump contains three pumps that work to ensure all water is pumped out of the basement through the discard line. 

The WaterGuard drains and the TripleSafe sump pump was installed by head foreman, Tyler S., and his team. The team worked quickly to ensure Rusti and his family could get their healthy basement back. These two products will ensure that this basement will remain dry all year-round!

TripleSafe & WaterGuard Installed in Marion, IL

Marion, Illinois homeowner Tamara needed her basement waterproofed. So she gave Woods Basement Systems a call and Team Woods developed a plan for her basement. Our system design specialist, Sam W. was excited to find the best option for this homeowner.

Foreman Melvin F. and his crew installed a TripleSafe and WaterGuard. TripleSafe combines three pumps to make sure that the basement is always dry. The WaterGuard will send the water to the TripleSafe to be sent outside. 

Tamara now has a clean and dry basement that she can use. 

PowerBrace in Marion, IL

Tony in Marion, IL wanted to address and take care of his bowing, bending basement walls before costly structural damage became an issue, so he reached out to Woods Basement Systems to explore his repair options. He met with Design Specialist Chris A., who gave Tony a free estimate on the optimal solution.

Foreman Jeremy R. and his team installed PowerBrace wall supports to reinforce the compromised foundation walls. PowerBrace strengthens walls weakened by stress using heavy-duty steel i-beams for long-lasting and reliable protection. Tony can relax knowing his new PowerBrace solutions will protect him and his home for years to come.

Egress Window in Marion, IL Playroom

Greg of Marion, Illinois needed an window for the playroom in his basement. System Design Specialist Phillip H. developed a plan to provide safety and light to the basement. 

Foreman Miguel O. and his crew installed an Egress windown in the playroom. An Egress window is the ideal option when it comes to the playroom. It provides a sturdy exit that is easily accessible by both children and adults. 

There are steps in the sill to reach the top. The Egress window's size opens up the room creating a larger feel and natural light. 

Greg can know rest assured his kids are safe.

TripleSafe and WaterGuard in Marion, IL

Marion, IL homeowner Deb called Woods Basement Systems with concerns about water pouring into her basement from an unkmown location. Woods sent System Design Specialist Luke K. to inspect the home, and he worked with Deb to devise a custom-fit solution for her problem.

To remove excess water from the home, Foreman Greg H. and his team installed WaterGuard drains and a TripleSafe sump system. WaterGuard sits under the floor slab to provide clog-free, powerful drainage without any unsightly appearance. WaterGuard redirects water to TripleSafe, which uses three pumps working together and features the UltraSump battery backup system which keeps the sump system working even in a power outage. Deb can relax knowing her basement will remain dry well into the future.

TrenchDrain and DryTrak in Marion, IL

Marion, IL homeowners Eddie and Carol M. were distraught after seeing water leaking into and pooling in their home. They called Woods Basement Systems for assistance, and they met with System Design Specialist Bill C., who worked with them to come up with the ideal fix for their problems.

Foreman Greg H. and his crew installed a comprehensive solution using TrenchDrain and DryTrak drain systems. TrenchDrain prevents flooding from outer doorways and redirects it away from the home, while the DryTrak baseboard drain pipe adds additional protection from leaks and flooding without any invasive excavation to a monolithic foundation. Eddie and Carol can rest easy now knowing their custom-fit solution will work for them well into the future.

TripleSafe and WaterGuard in Marion, IL

Marion, IL homeowner Deb H. was concerned about water pouring into her basement from an unknown location. She called Woods Basement Systems for help and met with System Design Specialist Luke K., who inspected the home to identify the source of the problem and design the ideal solution to address it.

To remove water from the basement and provide lasting protection from water, Foreman Greg H. and his team installed a comprehensive solution of TripleSafe sump system and WaterGuard drains. WaterGuard is a French drain system installed under the floor slab for effective drainage with a clean and finished look. WaterGuard sends unwanted water to the TripleSafe sump system, which uses three separate pumps for triple protection from water. Deb can take solace in knowing her basement will stay dry well into the future thanks to TripleSafe and WaterGuard.

Walls Stabilized in Marion, IL

Rex and Angela M were concerned when they noticed that their basement walls were bowing. So, they decided to call Woods Basement Systems. System Design Specialist Paul B was able to come up with a solution to the problem.

Foreman Todd W installed a PowerBrace Assembly, and a Geo-Lock Wall Anchor. The PowerBrace will attach to the walls and keep them from bending any further, and straighten them overtime. The Geo-Lock Wall Anchor has one end that attaches to a stable level of soil away from the house and the other end will attach to the basement walls, the device can be tightened which will straighten the walls overtime.

Basement Waterproofed in Marion, IL

Corey K. of Marion, IL had a partially finished basement that had water leaking in each time it rained. His painted foundation floors had become stained from water seeping in and he was worried that his finished walls would become even more damaged if he left the problem unchecked so he called Woods Basement Systems. Design Specialist Chris A. inspected the basement and recommended a basement waterproofing system.

Woods installed WaterGuard under the concrete floors along the perimeter of the basement. WaterGuard is a drainage system that collects water seeping in through foundation walls and wall joints and drains it away to the sump pump.

The Twin Pack sump system was installed to collect water from the WaterGuard and pump it out and away from the basement through the discharge lines. The Twin Pack contains two powerful, cast-iron pumps to keep the basement dry even in heavy downpours. On the exterior of the homes, IceGuards were installed on the discharge lines. IceGuards prevent water from backing up into the basement if the lines become frozen by allowing it to escape through its slotted openings into the yard.

Corey K. has peace of mind that even when the forecast called for severe weather, his basement will remain dry.

Crawlspace Encapsulation in Marion, IL

Arlene J. of Marion, Il. had a leaky crawlspace that was growing mold and leaving her house musty. She also had sagging floors over the area of her crawlspace. She'd had enough and called Woods Basements Systems. Design Specialist Jeremy K. did assessed Arlene's situation and came up with the perfect solution.

The crawlspace was sealed off from the environment with CleanSpace, creating a vapor barrier to prevent moisture and future mold growth. Drainage matting was installed to drain off any standing water that may have entered the crawlspace. 

SmartJacks were installed to lift and straighten the floors above the crawlspace. A SaniDry dehumidifier was installed to further prevent moisture in the air as well as mold growth.

Arlene J. is happy to know that she won't have to worry about her floors sagging or musty smells coming from her crawlspace anymore.

Radon Mitigation System in Marion, Illinois

Marion, Illinois homeowner David D. was troubled to discover high levels of radon in his basement. Radon is a naturally occuring gas found in the soil and the second leading cause of lung cancer. Paul B., system design specialist, designed a solution.

Foreman Greg J. installed a radon mitigation system. The radon mitigation system lowers the radon levels in  the home to a safe level. David is pleased to know that his home is safe.

CleanSpace Installation in Marion, Illinois

Kenneth G. of Marion, Illinois was troubled by his wet, musty basement. Water leaked into the basement through the walls and caused mold and odor. System design specialist Austin G. designed a solution to keep the mold away.

CleanSpace was installed by foreman Greg J. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier, so it does not support mold growth. It encapsulates the unfinished basement to ensure water stays out. With CleanSpace, Kenneth will no longer worry about mold and odor in his basement.

CleanSpace Installed in Marion, Illinois Basement

Marion, Illinois homeowners Todd and Tina K. were distraught by the mold caused by water leaking into their basement. System design specialist Paul B. designed a solution to keep their basement dry and free of mold and odor.

Foreman Melvin F. installed Waterguard, a perimeter drainage system, to guide water to the newly installed TwinPack sump pump system. IceGuard was also installed to provide an alternative exit for water in the event that discharge lines would become frozen or clogged.

Lastly, CleanSpace was installed. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier that will prevent water vapor from escaping into the basement increasing the relative humidity and resulting in mold. CleanSpace guides water to the WaterGuard keeping the basement dry.

Work Requests From Marion, IL
Vicinity of Quail Run in Marion
We just recently moved into this home and the inspection report threw up some red flags with the current sump pump, the five-gallon bucket it is in and the connected hose that has kinked and cracked and is now spraying all over the foundation wall and joists causing some biological growth. There is also a leak around the shower that will be remodeled and rectified once the crawlspace is encapsulated/remediated. Work to include, but may not be limited to: 1. New Sump Pump, Sump Pit, and plumbing to exit the structure. Electrical should be existing. 2. Get positive drainage to sump pump in crawlspace area. 3. Remediate biological growth and apply a mold resistant coating to joists. 4. Remove and dispose of batt insulation in joist cavities and possibly replace with 2" expanded polystyrene if required. 5. Install and seal new membrane throughout. Currently, we are only looking to encapsulate and remediate a portion of the crawl space where the sump pump is creating damage. I have additional photos and videos from the inspection report plus a sketch with dimensions of the area we are looking to encapsulate that I can transmit through email.
Vicinity of Pittsburg Rd in Marion
Foundation & wall separating from house Mine subsidence possibly
Vicinity of in Marion
Old old home. Basement has seepage. Need evaluation on repair and cost. We want to use this small basement as storm shelter and storage.
Vicinity of in Marion
Need foundation looked at. House is very old and believe foundation is in of some attention
Vicinity of in Marion
We have a small basement big leak
Vicinity of S Third Street in Marion
Basement wall starting to bow
Vicinity of Grange Hall Road in Marion
Mold in crawl space
Vicinity of Edgewood Park in Marion
Looking at a quote for a sump pump installation in crawl space.
Vicinity of Tippy Lane in Marion
I need a quote to fix my leaky basement
Vicinity of Hunters Run Dr in Marion
I have a leak in my basement in the bedroom area. When it rains the water starts coming in and it brings in dirt with it. I'm not sure if a tree root is broke through the foundation or what .
Vicinity of Bainbridge Rd in Marion
I am looking for someone to come out and take a look at one side of my basement wall for possible waterproofing solutions. Some water comes through the bottom of the floor when it rains. The wall is unfinished and I want it to be waterproofed as we are considering finishing one area for a bedroom some day. Please email or text me with possible times. Wednesdays or Fridays work best. Thank you.
Vicinity of Stewart Dr. in Marion
Moisture under house plus recently moved into home.
Vicinity of E. Blvd St in Marion
Vicinity of Calico Rd. in Marion
Cracks on 4 inside walls; separation crack in caulking around kitchen counter top and wall. House was constructed around 1990. It appears like there is a side-to-side, "rocking" that has been on-going. The previous owner used wallpaper to hide and cover cracks in the sheet rock. One company put a new beam under the house. No success. Numerous attempts to patch cracks. No success. We have a generous crawl space, not a basement. Can you help?
Vicinity of S Calumet St Marion in Marion
We have an old cellar style basement that lets in a lot of moisture and would like to know how much it would cost to have it sealed.
Vicinity of West Boyton St. in Marion
Vicinity of Alum Cave Rd in Marion
We have water coming through block foundation in the basement.
Vicinity of Golden Rod in Marion
Slab house with obvious settling and cracks - 60x30 with addtional 24x24 attached garage- do not currently own - considering purchase
Vicinity of N. Shoreland Ct in Marion
Wet basement
Vicinity of Sioux Drive in Marion
Need qoute on drying crawlspace