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Basement To Beautiful Wall Panels
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SuperSump Pump System
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CleanSpace Encapsulation
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Everlast Crawl Space Doors
SaniDry Csb Dehumidifier
SmartDrain Water Drainage
SilverGlo Wall Insulation
TerraBlock Floor Insulation
SmartSump Sump Pump
Crawl-o-sphere Crawl Space Fan
WallCap Block Wall Sealer
SmartVent Flood Vents


Foundation Repair
Push Pier Underpinning
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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


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Premier And Linen Ceiling Tiles
ThermalDry Floor Tiles
Millcreek Faux Wood Flooring
Sunhouse Window Wells
Everlast Window Replacement
Rockwell Egress Window


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TripleSafe Installation in Mount Vernon, Illinois

TripleSafe Installation in Mount Vernon, Illinois

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Mount Vernon, Illinois residents Seth and Megan F. were troubled by water leaking into their basement where the floor meets the wall. System design specialist Jake K. designed a solution to keep the basement dry.

As part of the waterproofing solution, Juan H. installed TripleSafe. TripleSafe is equipped with a main pump, backup pump and battery-powered pump. TripleSafe is sealed to prevent moisture from escaping into the basement. Seth and Megan are pleased to know their basement will stay dry. 

WaterGuard Installation in Mount Vernon, Illinois

WaterGuard Installation in Mount Vernon, Illinois

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Seth and Megan F. of Mount Vernon, Illinois were distraught by water leaking into the basement where the floor meets the wall. The water damaged their carpet and drywall and caused mold. System design specialist Jake K. designed a solution to keep the basement dry.

Foreman Juan H. installed WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that collects and guides water to the TripleSafe sump pump system. With WaterGuard, Seth and Megan's basement will stay dry.

IceGuard Installation in Mount Vernon, Illinois

IceGuard Installation in Mount Vernon, Illinois

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Mount Vernon, Illinois homeowners Seth and Megan F. were troubled with water leaking into their basement. System design specialist Jake K. designed a solution to keep their basement dry.

As part of the waterproofing solution, foreman Juan H. installed IceGuard. IceGuard is installed on the exterior of the home to the discharge lines. It provides water with an exit in the even that the lines become frozen during those cold midwest winters. Seth and Megan are thrilled to know their basement will stay dry all the time.

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Why Choose Woods Basement Systems, Inc.?

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

Mount Vernon’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 an authorized 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 and certified. 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 Mount Vernon

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

Radon Mitigation To Give You Peace of Mind

Another service that we provide is Radon Mitigation. In case you are unaware, Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that has become the second-leading cause of lung cancer. The worst part about Radon is that it cannot be smelled, tasted, touched or heard. The only way to even know if your home may be afflicted by Radon is to allow a certified professional to run a test in your home. If you want to know more information about Radon Mitigation and ensure peace of mind and protection for you and your family give us a call today at 1-888-399-4067.

Basement Finishing & Egress Window Installation

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

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

Job Stories From Mount Vernon, IL
Wet Basement In Mount Vernon, IL Waterproofed

Linus and Wendy W. from Mount Vernon, IL were having problems with water entering their basement after heavy rainfalls. Upon realizing the frustration and issues that a wet basement was causing, they decided to contact Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate about fixing the issue.

Systems Design Specialist Brandon B. evaluated the situation and determined that the appropriate solution would be to have foreman Jose L. waterproof the basement. In order to successfully do so, he installed WaterGuard, Triple Safe sump pump and IceGuard. With the installation of these three products, they all work together in order to keep the basement dry. WaterGuard stops water from reaching the surface and pushes it through Triple Safe sump pump. Meanwhile, IceGuard stops water from freezing and getting stuck, which could lead to further problems during the winter months when freezing is a possibility.

Since the installation the installation of these three products in their basement, Linus and Wendy know that their basement will stay dry during the next heavy rainfall.

Walls Stabilized with PowerBraces in Mount Vernon, IL

The home Keith and Michelle S had recently bought in Mount Vernon, IL had foundation walls with major issues. They were severely bowing inward and had numerous large cracks and separations spanning each wall. The extensive damage had them worried that the walls would soon collapse so they called Woods Basement systems to see what could be done. Design Specialist Jake K. thoroughly inspected the foundation walls and recommended installing PowerBraces.

Woods installed the PowerBraces along the cracked, bowing walls. PowerBraces are adjustable, zinc-plated steel beams that are custom fit to the height of the basement and held firmly in place against the walls using steel brackets attached the concrete floors and floor joists above. PowerBraces won’t rust as they permanently stabilize the walls in place and prevent further damage. They also offer the opportunity to improve walls by tightening them during dry months.

Keith and Michelle S. no longer have to worry about the safety of their new home’s foundation walls because they are safe and secure.

Foundation Walls Stabilized and Basement Waterproofed in Mount Vernon, IL

Murali K. of Mount Vernon, IL had an alarming amount of water getting into his finished basement. After removing some dry wall he found that he had cracks in his foundation behind his finished walls. The cracks, as well as the joints between the foundation walls and floors, were allowing water to leak in which rotted the dry wall and wood framing as well as soaked the carpet. Murali was worried about the safety of his foundation and didn’t want to deal with any more water damage so he called Woods Basement Systems. Design Specialist Kevin E. inspected the foundation walls as well as the rest of the basement and recommended installed a wall support system alongside a waterproofing system.

Woods installed Geo-Lock Wall Anchors along the cracked foundation walls. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors counteract exterior pressure from unstable soil conditions. Earth anchors are embedded in the yard and attached to wall plates on the inside of the walls with galvanized steel anchor rods. They permanently stabilize walls in place and prevent future damage.

CleanSpace was installed over the foundation walls. CleanSpace is a 20 mil thick, durable plastic moisture barrier that prevents water from entering the basement through the foundation walls, instead directing it down to the drainage system.

The WaterGuard drainage system was installed under the cement floors along the perimeter of the basement. It’s situated on top of the concrete footing to keep it mud-free as it collects water from the foundation walls and floors and drains it to the sump pump.

Woods installed the TripleSafe to accept the water from the WaterGuard and pump it out of the basement through its discharge lines. The TripleSafe contains a primary, a secondary and battery back up pump to ensure that the basement is protected from water, even when weather is severe or there is a power outage.

Woods installed IceGuards on the discharge lines on the exterior of the home to prevent water from getting back into the basement if the discharge lines become frozen or clogged by snow during winter months. IceGuards feature slotted openings that give water an alternative escape route into the yard.

Murali K. has peace of mind now because his foundation walls are stable and secure and his finished basement will remain dry.

Wet Moldy Damaged Drywall in Mount Vernon, IL

Doug S. of Mount Vernon, IL had a water leak in his basement which caused damage to the drywall and flooring. He contacted Woods Basement Systems to evaluate the damage. 

Our system design specialist determined that the bottom half of the drywall also had mold growth from previous small and unnoticed leaks and needed to be removed. 

Our production crew removed the moldy damaged drywall and installed our waterproofing system, which included the WaterGuard drainage system; TripleSafe sump pump with a primary, secondary, and battery backup pump; and the IceGuard to prevent sump backup in the event of frozen or clogged discharge lines.

Woods then installed the EverLast Half-Wall Restoration, which is waterproof and will not be damaged in the event of future water leaks. 

WaterGuard, TripleSafe and IceGuard Installed in Mount Vernon, Illinois

Seth and Megan F., Mount Vernon, Illinois homeowners, were troubled by water leaking into their basement where the floor meets the wall. The water damaged their drywall and carpet. It also caused mold and a musty odor. System design specialist Jake K. designed a solution to keep their basement dry.

Foreman Juan H. installed WaterGuard. WaterGuard is a perimeter drainage system that collects and guides water to the TripleSafe sump pump system. TripleSafe is equipped with three pumps to ensure the basement stays dry. IceGuard was installed to provide an exit for water in the event that the discharge lines become frozen or clogged.

With this system, Seth and Megan's basement will stay dry. They are thrilled to no longer worry about water or mold.

Drying out a Crawl Space in Woodlawn, IL

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.

Wet Crawl Space in Mount Vernon, IL

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.

WaterGuard Saves Wet Basement

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.

Work Requests From Mount Vernon, IL
Jones Street in Mount Vernon
My home is sagging in the middle of the house and the floors and walls are separating. The floors are sinking. I would like a free estimate of how much it would cost to repair my home and jack up the middle of the house. The supports under my home are rotten. My house has a crawl space.
Warren Ave in Mount Vernon
I must have my foundation repaired/ replaced and many of the sill and floor joist before continuing renovations to my home.
East Redwood Road in Mount Vernon
Looking for estimate on crawl space waterproofing. Referred by internet search. Appointment set.
in Mount Vernon
Her mother's house has a foundation that is pulling away from the back of the house. Evelyn Walker is the owner. Appointment was made.
Lincoln Drive in Mount Vernon
I am having some issues with a wet crawl space and would like to have someone come out and evaluate the issue and provide a free quote.
E. Bunnyfarm RD. in Mount Vernon
Seepage in the corner of walk out basement.
Old Centralia Ln. in Mount Vernon
Front porch sagging in middle and channeling water towards house.
Wilshire Dr. in Mount Vernon
Water pooling next to house due to settled concrete, causing a couple of basement leaks in a finished basement. Not the best sump pump discharge design also.
Hillcrest in Mount Vernon
Crawl space waterproofing
Cessna Ln in Mount Vernon
Kitchen floor is sinking in one area o the kitchen! Needs rising and leveled!
Webster Hills Estates in Mount Vernon
Small amount of water coming in one side of my crawl space. Would like for you to look at it.
East Blackward Ln in Mount Vernon
I have a ranch house that I bought three years ago. I noticed I have cracks in my walls where they meet the ceiling. I had water problems in the crawl space, but I have fixed them. I think the center beem may be sunking or sagging.
East Bunnyfarm Rd in Mount Vernon
Need a quote on waterproofing a basement
North St in Mount Vernon
We are looking to buy a house we had been renting and it leaks occasionally when we have a heavy rain. It has 4 bedrooms in the basement that will need to be utilized as such. I am wanting to know an estimate of what you would charge to weather proof the basement and what your payment plans would be. There is a sump pump already in place and they have dug trenches already along the walls for the water to drain.
North Mccauley Lane in Mount Vernon
Estimate to encapsulate the crawl space. Mold is forming
N Stratford Lane in Mount Vernon
Client has a leak in his basement and he is looking for a repair estimate. Cracking in the wall that is seeping.
Ridgeview Road in Mount Vernon
Looking to get a estimate for water leaking in the basement. Water was seeping in and running down the wall.
Northbrook Drive in Mount Vernon
I am an architect and have done several jobs with your company. I have a problem with recent water intrusion in my home's finished basement around the base of the walls in a 60 yr old house which has not had any problems until 2 yrs ago. Have had 3 episodes of flooding since that time. I would like to have someone look at my conditions and provide some realistic proposals to resolve my wet floor problems. I am familiar with your systems but have some unique obsticles that make it difficult to find an easy solution. Thank you.
College Street in Mount Vernon
I have several leaks springing in my basement. My husband is using Drylok Fast Plug Hydraulic Cement and he just cant seem to get it to seal. We need assistance with our basement ASAP...our 18 year old daughter lives in our basement.
Rcihview Road in Mount Vernon
Seeping between wall/floor junction on 3 sides of 23'x43' basement