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Products & Services
Basement Waterproofing
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 Backup
SaniDry Dehumidifier
Aspen Air Purifier


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


Concrete Repair
PolyLevel® Concrete Leveling & Lifting
SealantPro™ Concrete Sealing
Mudjacking Alternative
Pool Deck Repair
Concrete Driveway Repair
Sidewalk Repair
Before and After Pictures from Saint Elmo
Saint Elmo, IL Gets CleanSpace

Saint Elmo, IL Gets CleanSpace

Before After
Saint Elmo, IL Gets CleanSpace Saint Elmo, IL Gets CleanSpace

Randy and Jennifer in Saint Elmo, IL were looking to protect her basement, so they reached out to Woods Basement Systems for assistance. Design system specialist Gregory B. met with her to design the ideal solution for their water issues.

Foreman James L. and his team installed CleanSpace wall covers to seal and protect the home. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier that traps mold, mildew, and moisture out of the basement for a clean, dry home experience. This couple can now enjoy their basement with the peace of mind that they deserves thanks to CleanSpace. 

TripleSafe Sump Pump Replaces Small, Outdated Pump in St. Elmo, IL

TripleSafe Sump Pump Replaces Small, Outdated Pump in St. Elmo, IL

Before After
TripleSafe Sump Pump Replaces Small, Outdated Pump in St. Elmo, IL TripleSafe Sump Pump Replaces Small, Outdated Pump in St. Elmo, IL

This St. Elmo, IL basement was water damaged to do the amount of water that would regularly accumulate into the basement. The previous sump pump wasn't able to handle this amount of water, causing the water to remain inside. Team Woods solved this homeowner's water issue by replacing the old sump pump with a new TripleSafe sump. 

In this before and after you can see the old, outdated pump and compare it to the quality and size of the TripleSafe pump. The after image shows the TripleSafe being installed. You can see the amount of water that the basement was trying to get rid of an now it will be able to!

Perimeter Drainage System Fixes Leaking Basement in St. Elmo, IL

Perimeter Drainage System Fixes Leaking Basement in St. Elmo, IL

Before After
Perimeter Drainage System Fixes Leaking Basement in St. Elmo, IL Perimeter Drainage System Fixes Leaking Basement in St. Elmo, IL

Water was entering a basement in St. Elmo, IL, causing damage and concern. To solve this issue, the WaterGuard System was installed. These drainage pipes intercept water at the perimeter of the basement and drain it toward the sump pump system. This system has a design that will drain any wall seepage without allowing dirt and debris from the floor to enter and clog the pipes. This basement will now stay dry and restore peace of mind for years to come!


Company Awards
Best of Springfield in Foundation Repair 2022
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CN Live '22 Award Winners
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Woods Wins at 2022 Redefine SupportWorks Awards
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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!

Saint Elmo’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.

How PolyLevel works:

  1. The concrete lifting and leveling process begins with a few small holes drilled in the slab.
  2. Then the PolyLevel polymer is injected into the holes and expands to provide an accurate lift.
  3. 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 standard that PolyLevel replaces. We even offer SealantPro concrete sealing, which extends slabs' lifespans by 3 to 5 times overall in just one quick application. This concrete sealing system is resistant to moisture, oil, UV rays, abrasions, and more.

To remove tripping hazards, stabilize concrete, and lift it back to a level height nothing is faster or more effective than PolyLevel concrete leveling. After, our concrete sealing system will preserve your slabs for a lifetime. To schedule a FREE concrete lifting and leveling or concrete sealing estimate, contact us today!

We can Fix: 
  • Sunken sidewalks
  • Sagging steps
  • Uneven patios
  • Sinking driveways

Crawl Space Repair Services in Saint Elmo

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 Saint Elmo, IL
Stabilizing a Cracked Foundation in Saint Elmo, IL

A foundation was becoming unstable in a Saint Elmo, IL basement, as cracks were forming. To solve this issue, GeoLock Wall Anchors were installed. These will permanently stabilize the wall, straightening it to its original position and keeping it in place. The cracks will also be closed so that no water can leak through. This foundation will remain stable and secure for years to come!

Stabilizing a Cracked Foundation in Saint Elmo, IL - Photo 1
Unprotected St. Elmo, IL Basement Installs TripleSafe & WaterGuard

Water would leak into this St. Elmo, Illinois basement after heavy rains and flood the sump pump.  The homeowner, John, wanted to protect his property and knew that he needed to work with a professional, so he called Woods Basement Systems. Team Woods met John at his home to look over the basement and see what products would give John the ultimate waterproofing protection. One of Woods' top waterproofing design specialists recommended installing a new sump pump, TripleSafe, and a drainage system, WaterGuard. 

TripleSafe would be the replacement sump pump that will give John the security that he deserves knowing that the pump can handle the water demand. A TripleSafe sump pump contains three pumps that can pump out over 2,000 gallons per hour! Along with the new sump pump, WaterGuard drains would be used to collect the water leaks and direct them towards the TripleSafe. TripleSafe and WaterGuard will work together to ensure all water that leaks inside, will soon be pumped back outside. Now John can rest worry-free know that his home is safe and dry. 

CleanSpace Installed in Saint Elmo, IL

Randy and Jennifer in Saint Elmo, IL were looking to protect their crawl space, so they reached out to Woods Basement Systems for assistance. Design system specialist Gregory B. met with them to design the ideal solution for their water issues.

Foreman James L. and his team installed CleanSpace wall covers to seal and protect the home. CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier that traps mold, mildew, and moisture out of the basement for a clean, dry home experience. This couple can now enjoy their crawl space with the peace of mind that they deserves thanks to CleanSpace. 

Waterproofing in St. Elmo, IL

Cindi and Tom F. of St. Elmo, IL were left with a wet basement as the result of a heavy rainfall. When they realized the future issues this could cause, they decided to call Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate.

Woods Basement Systems sent out one of their Systems Design Specialist, Thomas W., to evaluate the situation and come up with an appropriate solution. He decide that foreman Greg H. should waterproof the basement. He started by installing Triple Safe sump pump, WaterGuard and IceGuard, which all fo their own part to keep the basement dry.

Since Cindi and Tom's basement has been waterproofed, they are no longer worried about rain.

Waterproofing and Concrete Leveling in St. Elmo, IL

Aperion Care of St. Elmo has issues with water and unlevel concrete. They contacted Woods Basement Systems for a free estimate. 

Design specialist Greg B. determined that the WaterGuard waterproofing system and the PolyLevel concrete leveling system would be the best solution.

Because our foremen and crews are all specially trained, this project required two separate crews. Our first crew lead by Jeremy R. installed the waterproofing system. The next day our second crew lead by Andrew T. leveled the concrete.

Crawlspaces Insulated and Encapsulated in St. Elmo, IL

Randy and Jennifer I. of St. Elmo, IL had two crawlspaces that were causing major issues in their home. Standing water would get into their crawlspaces which caused mold to grow on the walls and the beams above to rot. The floors above the larger crawlspace were sagging because of the weakened beams. Drafts and musty smells came into their home from their crawlspace, as well, so they called Woods Basement Systems. Design Specialist Greg B. inspected the crawlspaces and recommended installing a crawlspace encapsulation system as well as SmartJacks.

SmartJacks were installed along the beams of the larger crawlspace. SmartJacks are adjustable steel columns that are held in place by concrete footings that will support and stabilize floors in place and can also lift floors back to their original position.

SilverGlo Insulation Panels were installed along the walls of the crawlspaces. SilverGlo is made of rigid polystyrene foam insulate the crawlspace and prevents air infiltration. It’s waterproof so it forms a moisture barrier over the walls and directs water to the perimeter drainage system.

CleanSpace was installed along the walls and floors of the crawlspaces. CleanSpace is a durable, thick plastic liner that forms a vapor barrier between the foundation walls and dirt floors which will reduce humidity in the crawlspace and prevent any moisture from getting in.

Along the floors of the crawlspaces, drainage matting was installed. It’s dimpled design provides channels for standing water to disperse to the perimeter drainage system.

SmartPipe was installed along the foundation walls of the basement. It’s a drainage system that has rows of holes covered in filter fabric so it won’t become clogged by mud or debris as it collects water from the walls and floors of the crawlspace and takes it to the sump pumps for removal.

In the larger crawlspace, the TripleSafe was installed to take the water from WaterGuard and pump it out and away from the crawlspace through its discharge lines. It contains three powerful pumps, including a battery back up pump, to ensure that in all weather conditions or power outages, the crawlspace will remain dry.

In the smaller crawlspace, the SmartSump was installed. The SmartSump is designed to fit seamlessly with the CleanSpace barrier and is equipped with a powerful, cast iron pump.

IceGuards were installed on the discharge lines on the exterior of the crawlspaces. IceGuards were designed to prevent water from re-entering the crawlspace if the lines become frozen or clogged by allowing it to escape through slotted openings.

The SaniDry Dehumidifier was installed in the larger crawlspace. It keeps the relative humidity low in the crawlspaces to prevent musty smells and rot.

Randy and Jennifer are glad they can finally use their crawlspace for storage without worries of water damage and that they’ll no longer have drafts or musty smells coming from their crawlspaces.

Waterproofing System installed in St. Elmo, IL

Cindi and Tom F. of St. Elmo, IL had water leaking into their basement every time it rained. Their basement was unlivable so they called Woods Basement Systems. Basement Design Specialist Thomas W. assessed their water problem and found the best solution.

Woods Basement Systems installed a waterproofing system. WaterGuard was installed on top of the concrete footing and against the basement walls. The WaterGuard is under the concrete floor of the basement so it stays out of sight while it collects any water seeping in from the walls and wall joints and guides the water to the sump pump.

A TripleSafe sump pump was installed as well. The TripleSafe consists of three pumps: a primary pump, a secondary pump and a battery back up pump. Each are situated at different levels within the liner to provide protection even in severe weather and power outages. The TripleSafe pumps the water safely out the discharge lines into the yard.

IceGuards were installed on the discharge lines on the exterior of the home. IceGuards prevents water that is being pumped out from coming back into the basement if the discharge lines have become clogged or frozen. It gives water an alternative escape route through its slotted openings.

Cindi and Tom F. are happy to know that, no matter the weather outside, their basement inside will remain dry and livable.

Waterproofing in St. Elmo, IL

t is important for any home's basement to stay dry, especially if the basement is used as a livable space. That is why many homeowners have decided to contact Woods Basement Systems about waterproofing their homes.

Jheri and Brandon G. of st. Elmo, IL saw the value of a clean basement and decided to contact Woods Basement Systems for a waterproofing. Our WaterGuard drainage system was installed below the perimeter of her basement floors where it is able to guide any water from leaky walls into our TripleSafe sump pump to ensure a dry and clean basement. Along with an exterior discharge line and our IceGuard which prevents the discharge line from freezing over, Erin's basement will be dry for many years to come.