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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 Philo
CleanSpace Moisture Barrier installed in Philo, IL

CleanSpace Moisture Barrier installed in Philo, IL

Before After
CleanSpace Moisture Barrier installed in Philo, IL CleanSpace Moisture Barrier installed in Philo, IL

Water kept getting into Janice E.’s crawl space of her Philo, IL home. It leaked into the crawlspace through the cement block foundation walls and made her crawl space completely unusable so she called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended encapsulating her crawl space.

CleanSpace was installed as part of the encapsulation system. It is a durable, thick plastic moisture barrier that is installed over the foundation walls and gravel floors of the crawl space. It prevents moisture from entering the crawlspace, instead directing it down to the perimeter drainage system. It contains an additive called UltraFresh that makes it mold resistant. It’s bright white so, besides giving the crawl space a much cleaner appearance, it maximizes available light.

SaniDry Keeps Crawl Space Humidity Low in Philo, IL

SaniDry Keeps Crawl Space Humidity Low in Philo, IL

Before After
SaniDry Keeps Crawl Space Humidity Low in Philo, IL SaniDry Keeps Crawl Space Humidity Low in Philo, IL

Janice E. had a very wet crawl space in her Philo, IL home. Water leaked in through the foundation walls and gravel floors and made the crawl space very humid. The high humidity had begun to rot the wood floor joists above. Her store-bought dehumidifier did little to nothing to keep the relative humidity low and it was a chore to empty the collection tray every time it was full so she called Woods Basement Systems. Woods recommended a crawl space encapsulation system.  

Woods replaced the store-bought dehumidifier with the SaniDry dehumidifier as part of the encapsulation system. The SaniDry can remove up to 109 pints of water from the crawl space air per day while using the same amount of energy as the store-bought unit. It’s self-draining so no more hassle emptying a full collection tray. It keeps relative humidity low in the crawl space to prevent rot and conditions that foster mold growth.

SaniDry Installation in Philo, Illinois

SaniDry Installation in Philo, Illinois

Before After
SaniDry Installation in Philo, Illinois SaniDry Installation in Philo, Illinois

Philo, Illinois homeowner Janice E. was troubled by mold taking over her crawl space. The mold was a result of water seepage and high humidity levels. Though she attempted to dry up the crawl space with fans, she was unsuccessful. System design specialist Greg B. designed a solution to keep the mold at bay.

As part of the solution, Foreman James L. installed SaniDry. SaniDry is an energy efficient dehumidifier. SaniDry was installed in combination with the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. SaniDry keeps the humidity levels low without hiking energy costs. 

With this system, Janice no longer has to worry about allergens like mold and dust mites lurking in her crawl space and home.

Company Awards
2021 Decatur Herald & Review Readers' Choice Award
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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, 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!

Philo’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 Philo

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!

Case Studies From Philo
Philo, Illinois homeowner Janice E. was distraught by water leaking into her crawl space. The water seepage caused mold and dust mites to overtake...
Job Stories From Philo, IL
Basement Waterproofing in Philo, IL

Philo, Illinois homeowners Scott and Elizabeth were experiencing water in their basement. 

Team Woods developed and installed a system for them that included Basement Windows, SilverGlo, TripleSafe sump pump, SaniDry Sedona, IceGuard, and WaterGuard.

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Keeping a Basement Dry in Philo, Illinois

Homeowners try all sorts of methods to keep their basement dry. When Philo, Illinois had heavy rains, the water leaked worst at the water line going through the basement wall in this home.  The device in photo one caught the water squirting in during a heavy rain and drained to across the basement floor to the floor drain.  Water also leaked up at the wall and basement floor seam on 3 out of 4 basement walls.  This was also a walk out basement and even after the rain stopped the water would continue to leak in for days. Our perimeter waterproofing sytems and wall drain for the water line controlled all of the leaks and is keeping this basment dry all the time now.

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Waterproofing in Philo, Illinois

Homeowner Michael M. of Philo, Illinois was worried about his wet basement. After a heavy rain, water was coming in at the floor/wall joint. He called Woods Basement Systems to see if there was a solution that could be installed in his space. Foreman Luis Rivas and his team waterproofed the basement in just one day, using our WaterGuard system. WaterGuard effectively captures wall and floor seepage before it reaches your basement floor. 

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Bowing Philo, IL Walls Supported With GeoLock

Philo, Illinois homeowner Jane was worried about several of her basement walls. Over the years, tiny hairline cracks had turned into huge fractures, causing her to be concerned about a possible wall collapse. She was eager to have the problem taken care of as quickly as possible, so she called Woods Basement Systems.

In order to reinforce the damaged walls, foreman Jeremy and his team installed several GeoLock wall supports. These work by connecting heavy anchors buried deep in the firm soil to steel plates on the surface of the interior walls, effectively pulling them outward over time. Jane can rest easy now that her walls are protected from damage. 

Wet Philo, IL Basement Made Dry With WaterGuard

Nancy A. of Philo, Illinois called Woods Basement Systems to help fix the water issues in her basement. There were several large cracks in the walls, and leaks would pour down onto the floor during heavy rains. This constant moisture required constant cleanup, and Nancy was tired of dealing with it.

In order to waterproof Nancy's basement, foreman Kevin and his team installed a WaterGuard drainage system. These under-floor drains are placed at the base of the leaking walls to collect any and all leaks and prevent them from making it into the space. Nancy couldn't be happier with the results!

Restoring SmartJacks Support Crawl Space in Philo, IL

John of Philo, Illinois wanted to bring permanent support to his crawl space to protect this home from potential damage. He make an appointment with Woods Basement Systems to permanently fix the stability of his home.

John was then connected with system design specialist, Greg B., who customized a solution for his crawl space needs. Greg's recommendation was to install SmartJacks in the crawl space to restore the space.

Foreman James L. and his team installed the SmartJacks to strengthen and stabilize the crawl space. SmartJacks are long-lasting and provide reliable protection to the crawl space.

John can now rest easy knowing that the new SmartJacks will protect his home for years to many more years to come!

Geo-Lock Wall Anchor Stabilizes Home in Philo, IL

JC was concerned about the walls bowing in the basement. So, they decided to call Woods Basement Systems. System Design Specialist Gregory B was able to come up with a solution to the problem.

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

Bowing Wall in Philo, IL Corrected with Wall Anchors

JC M. of Philo, Illinois discovered that a couple of his home's basement walls were bowing. He did not want to ignore the problem and allow the damage to get worse, so he called Woods Basement Systems.

Design specialist Gregory B. assessed the situation and came up with the perfect solution. Soon after, foreman Jeremy R. headed to the home to install multiple wall anchors. Wall anchors extend from the inside walls of the basement to the outside hard packed soil. The wall anchors stabilize the wall and prevent any further movement.

JC M. no longer has to worry about his home's basement walls bowing or causing damage. He now has stable and safe walls.

CleanSpace and SaniDry Renew Philo, Illinois Crawl Space

Janice E. of Philo, Illinois was distraught by her wet, moldy crawl space. The musty environment was perfect for mold and dust mites to thrive. To keep these allergens out of her home, system design specialist Greg B. designed a solution.

Foreman James L. and his team installed the CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier. It prevents water from entering the crawl space, and it does not support mold growth. In addition to CleanSpace, James installed SaniDry. SaniDry is an energy efficient dehumidifier. Keeping the humidity low will keep mold and dust mites away.

With these systems, Janice's crawl space will stay dry and free of mold. She is pleased that she no longer has to be concerned with allergens in her home.

Crawl Space Encapsulated in Philo, IL

Janice E. of Philo, IL had a sump pump installed by another company in her crawl space. She thought that was the end of her water problem but water kept getting into the crawl space during heavy downpours through her foundation walls and made the space unusable. The store-bought dehumidifier she had in her crawl space did little to nothing to keep relative humidity low which had started to cause the floor joists to rot so she called Woods Basement Systems. Design Specialist Greg B. inspected Janice’s crawl space and found the best solution for the water problem would be an encapsulation system.

Woods installed CleanSpace over the foundation walls and gravel floors of the crawl space. CleanSpace is a thick, durable, mold resistant moisture barrier that prevents water from entering the crawl space, instead directing it to the drainage system below.

Drainage matting was installed under the CleanSpace on the gravel floors of the crawl space. Drainage matting has a dimpled design that provides channels for standing water to disperse to the drainage system.

Woods installed the SmartPipe drainage system along the perimeter of the crawl space. SmartPipe has multiple rows of channel holes covered in filter fabric to keep it free from debris as it collects water from the foundation walls and gravel floors of the crawl space and drains it to the sump pump.

Woods replaced the old, non-functioning sump pump with the SmartSump. The SmartSump was designed to form an airtight seal with the CleanSpace. It contains a powerful cast-iron pump that takes the intruding water and expels it out and away from the crawlspace through the discharge line.

On the exterior of the home, an IceGuard was installed on the discharge line. The IceGuard will prevent water from backing up into the home if the discharge line becomes frozen or clogged by snow during winter months. The perforations in the IceGuard gives water an escape route into the yard.

The store-bought dehumidifier was replaced with two SaniDry dehumidifiers. The SaniDrys are as energy efficient as the store-bought unit but are more powerful. Each can remove up to 109 pints of water from crawlspace air per day. They keep the relative humidity low to prevent rot, mold growth and musty smells.

Janice E. is relieved that she no longer has a water problem in her crawl space and she can now use it for storage.

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Philo

Jeff of Philo, IL had a very wet, humid and musty crawl space.  After scanning the internet, he found Woods Basement Systems and set up an appointment for a free estimate.

Representative, Brian Cox, thoroughly assessed his crawl space and suggested a complete encapsulation, a powerful dehumidifier, and a new sump pump.  Jeff appealed to Wood’s innovative products and methods and scheduled the job.

In two days, foreman Robert Korte and his crew installed the SmartSump sump pump, the SaniDry dehumidifier, and the CleanSpace liner around the entire crawl space.  Jeff’s crawl space is now fully encapsulated & dry and will stay that way for many years to come.    

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Work Requests From Philo, IL
Vicinity of South Hayes St in Philo
Basement flooding from between floor and wall. The house was built in 1918 with brick and mortar foundation. Hydro-static pressure causing water to come in for days after any rain or snow.
Vicinity of Shamrock Dr in Philo
Musty moldy crawl space
Vicinity of Eisenhower Drive in Philo
We are needing the crawl space access well replaced. It has a large hole in it and water is getting into the crawl space.
Vicinity of S Garfield Street in Philo
Waterproof basement
Vicinity of High Hill Rd in Philo
When extreme rain occurs over multiple days the crawl space and lower level of the house end up with water.I would like to take preventative measures to resolve.
Vicinity of S. Garfield in Philo
I have a crawl that gets water in heavy rains an would like to try an stop it.