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A Litchfield, IL resident had been living in his home for 27 years and had noticed some small cracks in his drywall for a long time. He finally called Woods Basement Systems when the cracks became larger and the floors were no longer level.
The foundation of his home had settled and caused cracking in the drywall, specifically in the hallway and kitchen. Woods installed a SmartJack System in the crawl space in order to stabilize the sagging floor joists. The high-strength steel components lifted the home back toward its original position and leveled the floors throughout the home.
The resident was very happy with the quick installation and effectiveness of the product. He said he highly recommends Woods due to their excellent quality and customer service.
As Jamie M. of Litchfield, IL. noticed a crack in the wall, Woods Basement Systems was called to diagnose the problem. Nolan and Todd discovered that the crack was due to bowing walls in Jamie's house. It was agreed upon that the best solution would be for Woods to install Geo Lock Wall Anchors. Because the wall anchors are attached to a steel rod at the wall plate, they are able to provide pressure to the wall which in turn straightens it out. Now that the walls are upright, Jamie can feel secure in knowing the walls are stable.
The basement wall in this Litchfield, IL home was starting to bow, so homeowner, Ryan P contacted Woods Basement Systems to help him out. It was determined that Geo-Lock Wall Anchor was to be instanwolled to stabilize the wall. The wall anchor is attached to the wall plate by a steel rod. This will provide pressure helping to straighten the wall. The wall anchor won't cause damange to Ryan's interior flooring, and is warrantied for 25 years. Ryan was pleased to know that his bowed wall will no longer cause him trouble.
Wanting to better protect his basement from water damage, Ryan P contacted Woods Basement Systems for help. It was determined that WaterGuard was to be installed. WaterGuard has large drain holes and is installed away from the mudzone. This will help prevent clogging. Ryan was pleased to know that WaterGuard will collect ground water or water leaks from the walls and direct it into his sump pump. He can now rest easy knowing his basement is protected from water damage.
This homeowner in Litchfield, IL has a basement with brick walls. This situation is dangerous because brick walls are thinner and more likely to bow or cave in by all the pressure from outside. The homeowner already saw this happening, where the wall has begun to bow and crack. The best solution for this problem was our Power Braces, which will stablize the basement walls, and could potentially straighten these walls eventually. Now, this homeowner can rest easy knowing his basement walls are supported and more stable.
The water leaking into his basement distraught Bob P. from Hillsboro, Illinois. Our professional system design specialist, James L., developed a solution to keep his basement dry. Both CleanSpace wall system and WaterGuard were installed to guide water to the WaterGuard. Therefore, WaterGuard collects and guides water away from the basement. And, CleanSpace enabled Bob to live in a not only comfortable but also in a clean basement. Now, Bob can enjoy his dry basement.
Kevin and Kim W. of Panama, IL had a leaky and damp crawlspace. They were concerned about the threats of mold and rotting wood. Woods Basement Systems was able to provide Kevin and Kim with a enduring solution to keep the home safe.
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.
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.
Herman and Patsy J., Hillsboro, Missouri homeowners, were troubled by their bowing foundation walls. The compromised foundation cracked and caused water to leak into the basement. System design specialist Jeremy K. designed a solution to support their foundation and keep their basement dry.
Geo-Lock Wall Anchors were installed by foreman Melvin F. Geo-Lock is a permanent solution to bowing walls. Over time, it staightens the walls and provides the foundation with support.
To keep the basement dry, Melvin and his team installed CleanSpace. CleanSpace, an inorganic vapor barrier, guides water to WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that collects and guides water to the TripleSafe sump pump system.
With this solution, Herman and Patsy's basement is dry and their foundation is supported.
Robert C., Donnellson, Illinois homeowner, was troubled by his bowing foundation walls. As the walls bowed under pressure, they began to crack and allow water to leak into the basement. System design specialist Kevin E. desinged a solution to support the foundation and keep the basement dry.
Foreman Ryan L. installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. Geo-Lock is a permanent solution to support bowing foundation walls. Geo-Lock straightens the walls to their original position. To keep the basement dry, Ryan and his crew installed WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that collects and guides water away from the basement. Robert's home is now supported, and his basement will stay dry.
James D. had water leaking into his Hillsboro, MO basement. James was afraid of the damages that could come from not having this problem fixed, such as mold. Woods Basement Systems was able to provide James with an effective solution by installing high quality products.
Woods installed WaterGuard to help drain water out of the basement. WaterGuard is installed against the wall in the concrete of the floor. The water will flow into the WaterGuard, allowing the piping to lead the water out of the basement.
A 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 basement, Woods installed IceGuard. IceGuard is installed on the discharge line next to the house and allows water to escape through it when it is necessary.
Raymond W. had water leaking into his Collinsville, IL basement. Heavy rains brought puddles into the space that would not dry for days. Woods Basement Systems had the perfect products to get the water out of the space quickly.
Woods installed WaterGuard to help drain water out of the basement. WaterGuard is installed against the wall in the concrete of the floor. The water will flow into the WaterGuard, allowing the piping to lead the water out of the basement.
A sump pump was installed to provide escape for any unwanted water in the space. Water that may still get into the space will be pumped out through a discharge line that leads to the yard. If this line becomes frozen or backed up, IceGuard will prevent the water from receding back into the basement.
Tish S. from Hillsboro, Illinois was unhappy with her basement and its crawl space. It was musty and dirty. In order to solve this problem, she decided to call our team and and got an appointment. Based on her situation, our system specialist, James L. figure out what the problem was and preferred CleanSapce and SaniDry as a solution.
First, CleanSpace was installed. It is a crawl space encapsulation system which completely transforms nasty crawl spaces into a beautiful, spotless storage area. Furthermore, SaniDry was installed which is self-draining. It is a powerful crawl space dehumidifier that is stronger than regular ones.
Now, Tish is living in her house whose basement is definitely clean and comfortableby the means of CleanSpace and SaniDry.
Denny and Sheila D. from Hillsboro, Illinois wer worried about the amount of water leaking into their basement. Also, that the water damaged to their valuables was enough to make them unhappy. in order to solve this problem, they called our team and got a free consulting appointment.
Our professional system design specialist Mason S. designed a solution to waterproof the basement. WaterGuard was installed to keep the water out.
Based on the Woods Basement Systems definitions, WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that collects water and guides it to the outside.
By the means of this WaterGuard system, now, Denny and Sheila are living in their home whose basement is cleaner and safer.
Cindy W. from Hillsboro, Missouri was worried about the crack on the pathway of her house. In order to solve this problem, she called our team and got an appointment. Based on her specific problem, our system designer, William T., designed a solution by using Poly Level technology.
Poly Level is the best solution for the cracks on the pathways. Because it is stronger than concrete, it enable you to have more sustainable pathways. Now, by the means of Poly Level, Cindy is living in her home whose pathway looks more comfortable and safer.
Rodney V. from Hillsboro, Missouri was worried about the crack on the floor of his basement. In order to solve this problem, he called our team and got an appointment. Based on his specific problem, our system designer, William T., designed a solution by using Poly Level technology.
Poly Level is the best solution for the cracks on the floors. Because it is stronger than concrete, it enable you to have more sustainable floors. Now, by the means of Poly Level, Rodney is living in his home whose floor in the basement looks more comfortable and safer.
Shirley L. had water and mud coming into the basement of her home in Nokomis, IL. Her belongings stored in her basement were water damaged and ruined. She didn’t want it to happen again so she called Woods Basement Systems. Design Specialist Chris A. assessed the inside and outside of Shirley’s basement and gave her the solution she needed.
Foreman Melvin F. installed CleanSpace Wall Systems over the leaking brick walls in the basement. CleanSpace Wall Systems creates a vapor barrier over uneven surfaces like brick and prevents water from moisture from seeping into the basement. It guides the unwanted water from the walls down to the WaterGuard drainage system. WaterGuard is installed under the concrete of the basement floors, on top of the footing of the home, in a position where it won’t become clogged by mud and can drain the water it catches from the wall and wall joints to the sump pump.
A TripleSafe Sump Pump was also installed. The TripleSafe is made up of a primary pump, secondary pump and battery back up pump. Each pump sits at a different level within the liner so if the primary pump is unable to keep up with the rising water, the secondary pump kicks into action and the battery back up pump ensures the basement is protected even in the event of a power outage. The TripleSafe Sump Pump pumps the water out of its discharge lines into the yard. IceGuards were installed on the discharge lines on the exterior of the home. IceGuards allows water to escape through it’s slotted openings if the discharge line freezes during the winter or becomes clogged.
A Sanidry dehumidifier was installed in Shirley’s basement. The Sanidry keeps the humidity in the basement low to prevent musty smells cause by mold growth.
Shirley L. is thrilled she can use her basement for storage again without having to worry about water damage.
Nokomis, Illinois homeowner Rodney C. was troubled by is musty, moldy crawlspace. High humidity levels and water in the crawlspace caused mold to thrive. The mold is a threat to his home's structural integrity. System design specialist John S. designed a solution to keep the crawlspace dry and mold free.
Foreman Josh B. and his team installed the CleanSpace crawlspace encapsulation system. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier, so it prevents water from entering the basement. In addition to CleanSpace, the SaniDry energy efficient dehumidifier was installed. SaniDry keeps the humidity levels in the crawlspace low enough to prevent mold growth.
Rodney is thrilled to know his home is safe and healthy again. With these solutions, he is free of mold concerns.
Linda S. of Litchfield, IL had a stone block foundation that was covered in cracks. There were long horizontal cracks that spanned the foundation walls along where they were bowing their worst. There were vertical cracks in certain parts of the foundation floors, walls and stair step cracks near the corners of the basement. Linda was worried about the structural safety of her home so she called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended installing foundation underpinning and foundation wall support systems.
Along two of the bowing, cracked walls, Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors permanently stabilize walls in place and prevent future damage by counteracting external soil pressure. To do this, Woods connected steel wall plates on the inside of the walls to earth anchors embedded in the yard using galvanized steel anchor rods. The wall can also be straightened over time by tightening the anchor rods when soil conditions are dry.
On one wall, where landscaping on the outside of the home prevented excavation, Woods installed PowerBraces. PowerBraces are adjustable steel beams held firmly against the wall using heavy duty steel brackets attached to the floor joists and cement floors of the basement. It halts further progression of the wall and stabilizes it in place while also offering the opportunity to improve the wall’s condition by tightening it during dry periods.
Woods installed Push Piers on the inside of the home to address the underlying issue of foundation settlement that caused the vertical cracks. High-strength steel pier segments are hydraulically driven through the earth to load-bearing soil conditions or bedrock. They are attached to steel brackets on the concrete footing of the home so that the weight of the structure is transferred through the piers to the stable soil or bedrock. They can also lift and left the home to a more structurally sound position in most cases.
Linda has peace of mind that her foundation and home are safe and secure and her walls are permanently stabilized.
Raymond B. of St. Louis, MO had years of water damage in his basement. Each time it rained, the foundation walls and joints leaked and the basement flooded. Raymond was tired of cleaning up the mess so he called Woods Basement Systems for a free inspection. Design Specialist Christoph H. assessed the basement and found the best solution would be a waterproofing system.
Woods installed the WaterGuard drainage system under the cement floors along the perimeter of the basement. WaterGuard sits on top of the concrete footing of the home so it’s out of the way of mud that might clog it as it collects intruding water from the foundation walls and floors of the basement and then drains it to the sump pump.
The TripleSafe was installed to take the water collected by the WaterGuard and pump it out and away from the basement through the discharge lines. The TripleSafe contains three pumps: a primary, a secondary, and a battery back up pump. It provides multiple levels of protection flood waters during severe weather and power outages.
IceGuards were installed on the discharge lines on the exterior of the home. IceGuards have slotted openings designed to allow water to escape into the yard if the lines become frozen during cold winter months, preventing the water from getting back into the basement.
Raymond B. is relieved that he won’t have to clean up messes every time the forecast calls for rain because his basement will stay dry.
Unstable soil conditions on the exterior of foundation walls can put an enormous strain on the walls and cause damage like bowing and cracking. Zach A.’s Hillsboro, Il home had a foundation wall that were bowing inward to an alarming degree. He was worried that it couldn’t hold up much longer so he called Woods Basement Systems. Design Specialist Jeremy R. inspected the foundation wall thoroughly and found the best solution would be PowerBraces.
Woods custom fit the adjustable steel beams of the PowerBraces to the height of Zach’s bowing foundation wall. They then secured the beams in place firmly against the wall using steel brackets. PowerBraces are zinc-coated to ensure they won’t rust so they can keep foundation walls in place for years to come and prevent future damage. They also offer the opportunity to improve foundation walls by tightening them during dry periods.
Zach A. is relieved that his foundation wall is safe and secure and that he no longer has to worry about it failing.
Erma H. of Litchfield, Illinois discovered a few wet spots in her home's basement. Not wanting to ignore the problem, she called Woods Basement Systems.
Design specialist Quinton W. spoke with the customer about the possible solutions and came up with the best option. Foreman Dillon L. then traveled to the home to install a TripleSafe sump pump and a Sanidry Sedona dehumidifier.
The TripleSafe sump pump has a primary, secondary, and battery powered pump that collects and removes water. The water travels through an exterior discharge line to the outside of the home. The battery powered pump ensures for a dry basement even if the power goes out. The Sanidry Sedona is a lightweight dehumidifier that filters the air and removes water vapor, mold spores, dust, and many other allergens.
Erma H. no longer has to worry about wet spots appearing in her home's basement. She now has a dry and waterproof basement.
Ron G. of Oakville, MO noticed that the concrete surrounding his pool in the backyard of his home was cracking. This can happen as the result of uneven concrete settlement, which can occur naturally due to the accumulated weight of the concrete in addition to the weight of what the concrete is holding up. He decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate.
Systems Design Specialist Matthew S. evaluated the situation and determined that the appropriate solution would be for foreman Andrew T. to install PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a foam injection that is installed in 4 simple steps, with the intentions of lifting the concrete back to its original position.
Since the installation of PolyLevel, Ron no longer has to worry about the issues, such as tripping, that cracked concrete can cause.
Michael T. of St. Charles, MO noticed that the concrete slabs outside of his home were lying uneven and cracking. This happens naturally, as the accumulation of the weight of the concrete adds up in addition to the weight of the actual concrete itself. Aware of the issues this could cause in addition to the fear of tripping, he decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate about fixing the issue.
Systems Design Specialist Jeremy R. visited the home and informed the homeowners that the best fix for the situation would be for foreman Andrew T. to install PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a foam injection that is installed into the concrete and works to lift and settle the concrete back to its original position.
Since the installation of PolyLevel, Michael feels more secure that he will not trip as he enters his own home.
Linda B. of Wood River, IL noticed that the concrete sidewalk leading to her home was sinking unevenly and causing cracks. This occurs naturally as the result of the weight of the concrete in addition to an accumulation of the weight of what the concrete is responsible for holding up.
Systems Design Specialist Matthew S. evaluated the situation and determined that the appropriate solution would be for foreman Andrew T. to install PolyLevel. PolyLevel is a foam injection that is installed into the concrete and works to repair it and lift it back to its original position.
Since the installation of PolyLevel, Linda no longer has to worry about her unevenly settled sidewalk.
Stan C. of Maryville, IL noticed that his driveway and the walkway leading up to his home was cracking due to uneven concrete settlement. Aware of the potential issues, he decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate.
Systems Design Specialist Tim W. evaluated the situation and determined that the appropriate solution would be for foreman Andrew T. to install PolyLevel foam injection. PolyLevel is installed directly into the concrete in 4 simple steps and is designed to lift the concrete back to its original position.
Since the installation of PolyLevel, Stan no longer has to be concerned about future issues for his home or safety issues for himself such as tripping.
Brian G. of Farmersville, Illinois discovered that a couple of walls in his home's basement were bowing and cracking. He did not want to ignore the problem and allow it to get worse, so he called Woods Basement Systems for help.
Design specialist Donald R. assessed the situation and decided the best option was to install a few wall anchors. Foreman Christopher B. then traveled to the home to get the job started. The steel wall anchors extend from the inside walls of the home to the hard packed soil outside. The anchors stabilize and prevent any further movement of the wall.
Brian G. no longer has to worry about his home's walls cracking and bowing. He now has stable and safe basement walls.
Rick P. of Farmersville, Illinois noticed that his home's floors were starting to sag. When he went to check his crawl space settlement, he also discovered that it was holding water. He knew that the standing water could cause problems such as rotting and mold growth, so he called Woods Basement Systems for assistance.
Design specialist Aaron M. assessed the situations and came up with the perfect solution. He decided that Smart Jacks would correct the sagging floor. The flooded crawl space would be no more with the help of a CleanSpace encapsulation system, SmartPipe, and SmartSump. Foreman Juan H. then traveled to the home to get the job started.
The Smart Jacks is made of steel and helps lift and stabilize the floors and walls above. The SmartPipe accepts and drains water from both the soil and the surface of the crawl space. The CleanSpace encapsulation system was installed on the floor and up the walls of the crawl space. It acts as a vapor barrier and drains any leaks that may occur behind it. Finally, the SmartSump is a sump pump made specifically for crawl spaces. It removes water from the crawl space through a discharge line.
Rick P. no longer has to worry about his home's crawl space flooding and growing mold or rotting or his home's floors sagging. He now has a safe, water-free, and stable crawl space.
Stephen M. of Farmersville, Illinois noticed that a couple walls in his home's basement were bowing and cracking. He did not want to ignore the problem and allow it to get worse or become a safety hazard, so he called Woods Basement Systems.
Design specialist Matthew H. assessed the situation and decided that the best solution was to install a few wall anchors. Foreman Jeremy R. headed to the home to get the project started. The steel wall anchors extend from the inside walls of the home to the hard packed soil outside. They stabilize and prevent any further movement of the walls.
Stephen M. no longer has to worry about cracks in his walls. He now has safe and stable basement walls.
Charlene S. of Farmersville, Illinois discovered that her home's crawl space was holding water. She knew standing water could cause problems such as mold growth and rotting. She did not want this to occur, so she called Woods Basement Systems for help.
Design specialist Kristofer H. assessed the situation and decided the best option was to install a SmartPipe drainage system, SmartSump sump pump, and a CleanSpace encapsulation system. Foreman Michael J. then traveled to the home to get the job started.
The CleanSpace encapsulation system was placed on the floor and up the walls of the crawl space. It acts as a vapor barrier and drains any leaks that may occur behind it. The SmartPipe drainage system accepts water from both the soil and surface of the crawl space. It then drains the water to the sump pump. Finally, the SmartSump is a sump pump that is made specifically for crawl spaces. It removes water from the crawl space through a discharge line.
Charlene no longer has to worry about water collecting in her crawl space and causing problems. She now has a dry and waterproof crawl space.
Jim A. of Farmersville, Illinois noticed that a few walls in his home's basement were cracking and bowing. He did not want this issue to get any worse or cause safety hazards, so he called Woods Basement Systems for help.
Design specialist Gregory B. assessed the situation and decided that wall anchors would fix the problem. Foreman Jeremy R. then traveled to the home to get the job started. The wall anchors are made of steel and extend from the inside walls of the home to the hard packed soil outside. They stabilize and prevent any further movement of the walls.
Jim A. no longer has to worry about his home's walls cracking or bowing. He now has safe and stable basement walls.
Tim C. of Litchfield, Illinois noticed that a couple of concrete slabs at his home were starting to sink. He did not want to ignore the problem and allow it to get worse or cause any tripping hazards, so he called Woods Basement Systems for help.
Design specialist Peter N. assessed the situation and decided that PolyLevel would fix the problem. Foreman William T. then traveled to the home to get the job started. PolyLevel is a foam material that is inserted below the concrete through a penny-sized hole. It then expands and lifts the concrete back to its original position.
Tim C. no longer has to worry about the concrete slaps around his home sinking. He now has level and safe concrete.
Tim C was concerned when he noticed that his basement walls were beginning to bow. So, he decided to call Woods Basement Systems. System Design Specialist Adam R was able to come up with a solution to the problem.
Foreman Jeremy R installed a Geo-Lock Wall Anchor in Tim’s basement. The Wall Anchor has two ends, one will attach to stable soil away from the house, and the other end will attach to the basement walls. The device will be tightened and overtime will straighten the wall.
Shirley L. from Nokomis, IL made the decision to call Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate when she realized that her basement was being left wet after it would rain.
Woods Basement Systems sent Systems Design Specialist Chris G., to evaluate the situation. He determined that the proper solution would be for foreman Melvin waterproof the basement. Ryan accomplished this by installing Triple Safe sump pump, WaterGuard and IceGuard, three products that all work together to keep the basement dry.
Upon the install, Shirley no longer has to worry about rain.
Zach A. of Hillsboro, Illinois noticed that a couple of wall in his home's basement were bowing and cracking. He did not want to problem to get worse or cause any safety hazards, so he called Woods Basement Systems.
Design specialist Jeremy R. assessed the situation and decided that the best solution was to install a few PowerBraces. Then, foreman Jeremy R. headed to the home to get the job started.
PowerBraces consist of steel I-beams that are fastened to the joists above the wall. It is an adjustable system that can be tightened in order to help stabilize, prevent further movement of the wall, and even possibly straighten the wall.
Zach A. no longer has to worry about his home's walls bowing or cracking. He now has stable and safe basement walls.
Donnellson, Illinois homeowners Janet and Dale C. were distraught by water leaking into their basement. Because their foundation is monolithic, a special solution was designed by System Design Specialists Nolan M.
Foreman Melvin F. and his crew installed DryTrak. DryTrak is a perimeter drainage system that collects and guides water to the sump pump system. After waterproofing their basement, Janet and Dale decided to finish the space. ThermalDry flooring was installed. ThermalDry is inorganic, so it does not support mold growth. ThermalDry doesn't get cold like ceramic or tile floors, so it creates a comfortable living space.
Janet and Dale are pleased with their new basement. They can enjoy it knowing it will stay dry.
Raymond, Illinois residents Jim and Carol E. were worried about their foundation when they discovered cracks. A System Design Specialist visited their home to inspect the foundation. He discovered the basement walls were bowing and designed a solution.
Foreman Brad P. and his team installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors and PowerBrace. Geo-Lock is driven into undisturbed soil to provide support. When Geo-Lock can't be used, PoweBrace does the job. Both systems restore the integrity of the foundation and restore the walls to their original position.
With these support systems, Jim and Carol no long have to worry about their foundation collapsing.
Clark J. of Butler, Illinois was torubled by his wet crawl space. Water seepage caused mold and risked wood rot. The space was filled with debris. A Woods Basement Systems System Design Specialist visited Clark's home and inspected the crawl space. He designed a solution to keep the space clean and dry.
Team Woods installed the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier that keeps water and moisture out and doesn't support mold growth. SaniDry was also installed. SaniDry is an energy-efficient dehumidifier. It keeps humidity low to prevent mold.
With these solutions, Clark's crawl space is dry and clean.
Joan, a Mehlville, MO homeowner, developed new problems with a wet basement years after having a Woods Basement Systems sump pump installed. She gave Woods a call and System Design Specialist Clint W. went out to her home. He discovered the new problem was from water pooling around the sill plate outside the home. He developed a plan to return Joan's dry basement.
Foreman Greg H. and his crew installed a sill plate drainage system that lead to an exterior sump pump.
The sill plate is the wood beam between the floor joist and foundation wall. Since there is a gap here, it becomes an area water likes to enter the basement. This can usually be solved by having the landscaping level begin below this level. However, sometimes that is not possible.
In these cases, we will dig a 12-18" trench in the problem area. We line this trench with vapor barrier and place sill plate drainage in the bottom. The capor barrier makes the water enter the pipe instead of seeping down and causing problems at the base of the foundation. These pipes are connected to a pipe the redeposits the water downhill from the home. In cases that the discharge pipe cannot be run far enough from the house, a sump pump can be put in place to force the water away.
Joan can now enjoy a dry home and has peace of mind Woods is always there for her.
Don in Irving, IL was shocked to see his basement walls bending and bowing inwards. Often these are signs of hydrostatic pressure or other forces putting too much strain on the foundation. Design Specialist Don T. inspected the home and recommended the ideal solution for his foundation repair needs.
Foreman Jeremy R. and his team installed Geo-Lock wall anchors to reinforce the strained walls. Geo-Lock uses a galvanized steel rod and heavy-duty steel rods to brace and potentially straighten bowing walls with minimal disruption to the home or lawn during installation. Don can rest easy knowing Geo-Lock will protect his home for years to come.
Customer, Rocky, had a musty, wet crawl space and wanted to fix it, so he called Woods Basement Systems for help. Upon further inspection, systems design specialist, Brandon B. recommended the installation of CleanSpace and a dehumidifier.
Foreman, James L. installed the products. The CleanSpace is a vapor barrier which works to fully seal off crawl spaces and basements from water, dirt, and critters. It is made of an inorganic material, so it does not support mold growth. The Sanidry Sedona dehumidifier is placed in the crawl space to keep out moisture.
Now Rocky T. no longer has to worry about a messy crawlspace.
Glenna and William in Fillmore, IL were shocked to see their basement walls bending inwards due to strain and stress. They reached out to Woods Basement Systems for help and met with Design Specialist Brian C., who gave them a free estimate and devised a comprehensive foundation repair solution.
Foreman Matt T. and his team installed a combination of PowerBrace and Geo-Lock wall braces for reliable support. PowerBrace consists of steel i-beams that lock into the ceiling joists to reinforce bending or bowing walls. Geo-Lock uses a galvanized steel rod secured to a heavy-duty steel plate mounted to the damaged wall to strengthen and even straighten it to its original position. With PowerBrace and Geo-Lock on their side, Glenna and William can rest easy knowing their foundation will have the support it needs.
Linda of Litchfield, Illinois was concerned with the un-stabilized foundation of her home. So, she decided to give Woods Basement Systems a call and talked to system design specialist, Paul W., who developed a plan unique for her home.
Foreman Jose L. and his crew installed the Push Piers around the footing of the home. Push Piers are steel rod that are driven into the soil beneath the foundation.
Now Linda can now enjoy her freshly stabilized home.
Ellen of Litchfield, Illinois wanted to waterproof her home, so she decided to call Woods Basement Systems. Systems design specialist, Adam R., was abe to find a solution and recommended installing a Twin Pack pump, CleanSpace, and WaterGuard.
Foreman, James L. installed the products. The Twin Pack pump includes two stainless steel pumps that are at different heights in order to protect against flooding. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier made of inorganic materials, so it does not support mold growth. It works to collect water that seeps through basement walls and takes it to the WaterGuard. The WaterGuard is installed in the perimeter of the basement floor and guides water to the sump pump so it is removed from the home.
Now Ellen T. is happy that her basement will be dry in the future.
The owners of an apartment complex in Sappington, Missouri noticed cracks in the brick walls. They gave Woods Basement Systems a call and System Design Specialist Jeremy developed a plan to keep their buildings and tenants safe.
Foreman Miguel and his crew installed Push Piers throughout their properties. The Push Piers will transfer the weight of the building from the moving soil to the solid bedrock. This will close the cracks and increase the safety.
The owners and tenants can now trust that their building will be safe for decades to come.
Ryan D. of Litchfield, Illinois had water leaking into his basement, so he call Woods Basement Systems for help. Systems design specialist, Clint W. found a solution and recommended installing a TripleSafe sump pump, WaterGuard, and a Sanidry Sedona dehumidifier.
Foreman, Joshua B. installed the products. The TripleSafe sump pump has three ways that guarantees it to keep you home dry all year round: a primary pump, a secondary pump and a backup battery-powered pump. The WaterGuard installed around the perimeter of the basement floor and it is used to collect water that seeps through the basement walls and guides it to the sump pump to be removed from the home. The Sanidry Sedona is a dehumidifier that keeps moisture out of the air which could cause damage to the walls.
Now Ryan D. has a dry basement.
Angie of Litchfield, Illinois wanted to finally repair her musty, dirty crawl space. After installing SmartJacks with Woods Basement Systems in a previous job, Angie wanted to reach out again. She was set-up with system design specialist, Nolan M., who recommended installing CleanSpace to clean up the musty, dirty space.
CleanSpace is used as an inorganic, vapor barrier that completely seals off the entire crawl space while also preventing water from entering the crawl space. Another amazing benefit is that this material isn't susceptible to mold, so mold won't be an issue!
Thanks to foreman, James L. who lead the team installing the new encapsulation system, now Angie and her family can rest easy knowing that their home is safe for many years to come!
Jennifer's crawl space in Coffeen, Illinois experienced flooding, so she needed a quick and permanent solution. Jennifer decided to give Woods Basement Systems a call after scanning over the company's reviews. She was then connected with a Woods' system design specialist who designed a plan for Jennifer's basement needs. A Woods' specialist gave Jennifer the recommendation of a CleanSpace matting drainage system to keep water and moisture out of the crawl space.
CleanSpace drainage mats are installed onto the crawl space floor. This matting system will collect the pesky water leaks and will direct the leaks to the sump pump system. Head foreman of the project, Mike J., worked with his team to install the matting onto the floors of the crawl space. With the help of CleanSpace mats, this crawl space won't experience damage to the walls or flooring again.
The last thing any homeowner wants to see is a water leak inside their home. A homeowner, Paula, from Hillsboro, Illinois knew this all too well. Paula wanted a solution to stop water leaks from affecting the health of her basement and leaned on Woods Basement Systems for a solution. She worked with system design specialist, Chris T., to develop a plan to waterproof her basement. After going over the plan, it was decided that a TripleSafe sump pump along with WaterGuard drains would be installed.
The home previously didn't have a sump pump, so this was first on the list of needs. A sump pump is a system that pumps water leaks out of the home. A TripleSafe sump pump was selected due to its dependability. This system contains three pumps with one primary pump and two backup pumps. If the primary pump ever fails, the system will switch to one of the battery-operated backup pumps.
The WaterGuard drainage system was installed next in the footing of the basement walls. These are used to collect the pesky water leaks and direct them to the TripleSafe pump. WaterGuards stop water leaks at the source before they can create water damage in the basement. With the help of Woods' top waterproofing products, this basement is ready to take on any water leak!
Mark of Witt, Illinois wanted to add new baseboards to his finished basement to seal his walls. He decided it was time to give Woods Basement Systems a call to schedule an appointment. Brenton K., a system design specialist at Woods Basement Systems, worked with Mark to design a customized plan of his basement adding the baseboards.
Team Woods installed the baseboards onto the lower half of the basement walls. Baseboards are used to cover the joists where the walls met the floor. Basement baseboards will give the finished basement a sealed, modern look that will transform the space. With the teamwork and combined effort by Team Woods, Mark now can enjoy his beautiful basement with a fresh new look.
Joel D. of Waggoner, Illinois was interested in renovating an old, deteriorating property of his. Before anything else could be done, the badly deteriorated, poorly supported floor joists had to be addressed. Needing the job done quickly and correctly, Joel gave Woods Basement Systems a call.
In order to lift and support those joists, foreman Juan and his team installed several Smart Jacks. These supports, capable of holding over 60,000 pounds each, were put in place directly underneath the floor joists to lift and support them. With the floors now supported, Joel can begin further renovations.
Wayne of Vienna, Illinois reached out to Woods Basement Systems to look over his crawl space after he noticed that water had leaked inside. System design specialist, Blake R., looked over the area and saw that the tarp that the homeowner currently had wasn't keeping out water leaks. Blake recommended installing a CleanSpace vapor barrier system onto the walls and floor to completely seal the crawl space from water damage.
A CleanSpace vapor barrier system is unlike any other because this system is made out of inorganic materials. This means that if water were to leak inside, no mold would be able to develop. The barrier system will also keep out water leaks by repelling the water.
Head foreman on the job, Chris S., worked along with this team to install the CleanSpace system onto the walls and floor of the crawl space. Now that the CleanSpace vapor barrier has been installed into this previously wet and musty crawl space, Wayne now can enjoy his home again!
A homeowner from Litchfield, Illinois reached out to Woods Basement Systems after running into several water leaks in his basement. He needed a solution, and fast! The homeowner wanted to have a professional's opinion on an optimal solution. Chris T., who is a system design specialist, came out to the house to see what would solve the water issue. Upon inspection, Chris recommended installing a drainage system called WaterGuard and a TripleSafe sump pump.
Team Woods installed the new WaterGuard drainage system throughout the entire basement. These drains are installed in the footing of the basement to collect and direct water leaks towards the sump pump. The new TripleSafe sump pump will take the collected water and pump it back outside. With the help of these two products, this home will be safe and dry for many more years to come!
Lisa D. of Nokomis, Illinois called Woods Basement Systems to help with her concrete driveway. Over the years, much of the underlying soil had been washed away by rain, causing the slabs to sink and crack under their own weight. This damage was both unsightly and dangerous, and Lisa was eager to have it taken care of as quickly as possible.
In order to repair the driveway, foreman Mason and his team used PolyLevel. This expanding composite foam was injected underneath the damaged slabs through tiny holes in the surface to lift and level them. Because of the quick-drying properties of PolyLevel, the driveway was set and ready to be driven on in just 30 minutes!
Wyn N. of Litchfield, Illinois was sick and tired of dealing with her his basement sump pump. It was dirty, loud, and it simply did not do its job correctly. Because it didn't work, rainwater would constantly pool on the basement floor, requiring constant cleanup. Wyn was finally ready to have the problem taken care of, so he gave Woods Basement Systems a call.
In order to effectively waterproof the space, foreman Malik and his team first had to remove the old sump pit. After this, they installed a brand new TripleSafe sump pump. The TripleSafe comes equipped with three separate pumps, including a battery backup, and is capable of removing well over 10,000 gallons of water per hour. Wyn is thrilled with the upgrade!
Harvel, Illinois homeowner Shannon M. was troubled by water pooling in her basement. The water leaked in where the floor meets the wall, a common occurrence. Tired of having a wet basement, she called Woods Basement Systems. Bill C., System Design Specialist, visited Shannon's home and designed a solution.
Foreman Bradley M. installed WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that collects and guides water away from the basement. With this patented solution, Shannon can have peace of mind knowing her basement will stay dry.
One of the most harmful things to enter a crawlspace is water vapor. This water vapor will condense on the cooler surfaces in the crawlspace, like the walls or the floor joists that make up the ceiling. Once inside, water vapor damages the surfaces and fuels rampant mold growth. This mold and water damage can wreak havoc on floors above the crawlspace as they weaken the joists. This could lead to sagging or bouncing floors which would result in costly repairs.
It is easier instead to block the water vapor from entering the crawlspace. One way water vapor enters the crawlspace is through the dirt floors. The owners of this crawlspace have taken measures against that by placing waterproof tarps down across the floor. While this isn't a product specifically designed to protect crawlspaces like CleanSpace™ it is definitely a step in the right direction and a good idea. But the homeowners didn't block water vapor from entering through the windows! Humid air will be drawn into the crawlspace and bring water with it. This humid air will feed mold growth and cause the crawlspace to fill with damp, uncomfortable air.
By blocking the windows in the crawlspace, the homeowners would be able to protect the crawlspace from water vapor present in humid air. Not only will this help stop mold growth and protect the longevity of the home, but it can also lower heating and cooling costs as the crawlspace can be insulated and the drier air can be conditioned properly.