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Basement To Beautiful Wall Panels
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Crawl Space Repair
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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
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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
Insulated Wall Panels
Premier And Linen Ceiling Tiles
ThermalDry Floor Tiles
Millcreek Faux Wood Flooring
Sunhouse Window Wells
Everlast Window Replacement
Rockwell Egress Window

 

Radon Mitigation
Radon Testing
Radon Detection
Radon Abatement
Radon Mitigation System

 

Home Insulation
Attic Insulation
Crawl Space Insulation
Basement Insulation
Wall Insulation
Air Sealing
Attic Air Sealing
Ductwork Sealing
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Musty, Dirty Crawl Space Transforms by CleanSpace in Vandalia, IL

Musty, Dirty Crawl Space Transforms by CleanSpace in Vandalia, IL

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Musty, Dirty Crawl Space Transforms by CleanSpace in Vandalia, IL Musty, Dirty Crawl Space Transforms by CleanSpace in Vandalia, IL

Kevin of Vandalia, Illinois wanted to finally clean-up his crawl space after years of putting it off. Once he reached out to Woods Basement Systems he was paired with system design specialist, John S., who designed a custom-fit plan for Kevin's crawl space needs. 

 

Thanks to the leadership of foreman, James L., the CleanSpace was installed quickly and efficiently. Now Kevin will have a safe, clean, mold-free crawl space for many more years to come!

Wet Vandalia, IL Basement Waterproofed With TwinPack And WaterGuard

Wet Vandalia, IL Basement Waterproofed With TwinPack And WaterGuard

Before After
Wet Vandalia, IL Basement Waterproofed With TwinPack And WaterGuard Wet Vandalia, IL Basement Waterproofed With TwinPack And WaterGuard

This Vandalia, Illinois homeowner was finally fed up with constant water leaks in his basement. The moisture made it nearly impossible for him to use the space effectively, and he wanted it taken care of once and for all. A Woods Basement Systems team installed under-floor WaterGuard drains to catch the leaks and a TwinPack sump pump to remove all water from the home. 

Vandalia, IL Basement Can Protect Itself Against Water Leaks

Vandalia, IL Basement Can Protect Itself Against Water Leaks

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Vandalia, IL Basement Can Protect Itself Against Water Leaks Vandalia, IL Basement Can Protect Itself Against Water Leaks

This Vandalia, Illinois basement held many storage items along with extra bedrooms. It was essential to keep the basement dry and safe to protect the homeowner's items and space. WaterGuard drains were installed to stop water leaks in their tracks and guide them to the TripleSafe sump pump to be pumped out of the home. 

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Not a drop of water made it into the basement!
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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!

Vandalia’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 Vandalia

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 1-844-204-8198.

Air Sealing Insulation Services

Want to improve home comfort and energy efficiency? Your home insulation is a good place to start. The energy experts at Woods Basement Systems, Inc. understand that if your home has a poor thermal barrier than it probably has drafty rooms, high HVAC costs, and uneven temperatures overall. Luckily we offer whole-home insulation solutions!

Our home insulation services:
  • Attic insulation
  • Crawl space insulation
  • Basement insulation
  • Wall insulation
  • Ductwork sealing
  • Air sealing
  • Attic air sealing

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!

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Job Stories From Vandalia, IL
Drainage System with IceGuard

In Vandalia, Illinois homeowners Tim and Ross K. were having problems with water entering their crawlspace. This was causing problems inside of their home, sending unwanted smells and damp conditions into their home. The even began to notice the floor of the crawlspace had began to sink in. Worried about the well-being of their family and home, they finally decided to make the call to Woods Basement Systems.

Our foreman Michael Rebenstorff and his team discovered the area around the foundation of the home was very damp, meaning water was entering through the walls of the crawlspace. In order to keep the water away from the home, they first installed a TripleSafe Sump Pump system. This system is installed in the crawlspace to collect any water found in the space and send it outside of the home. Next, they extended the outdoor drainage system further away from the home. Ensuring that the water is staying away from the foundation, and keeping the home safe and dry.

Drainage System with IceGuard - Photo 1
Sedona Dehumidifier Installed in Vandalia

Homeowner Heather D. from Vandalia, IL. noticed that, though there weren't any apparent leaks, the air in her basement felt damp and uncomfortable.

 

Damp basement air can be more than just uncomfortable. Water vapor in the air makes air conditioning less effective. The vapor can also feed mold and dust mites, making the home less healthy as well as less comfortable. Fortunately, the Sedona dehumidifier can solve all of these problems.

 

The Sedona is a powerful dehumidifier that can wring the air dry while only using the same amount of power as dehumidifiers that are less than half as effective. By drying the air, the Sedona is able to reduce dust mite populations and hault the growth of mold. The integrated air filter will also catch mold spores to stop mold from spreading further and can even filter out dust mite droppings, which are the number one cause of indoor allergies. 

 

Now that Heather D. has a Sedona dehumidifier, she can breathe easy knowing that her home will be more comfortable, more efficient and safer.

Sedona Dehumidifier Installed in Vandalia - Photo 1
Waterproofing for a Finished Basement

Kay H. from Vandalia, IL. had a finished basement that included living space and a bedroom. To protect this space, Kay turned to the experts at Woods Basement Systems to ensure that the basement was safe from water leaking in from outside. 

 

Previously, Woods Basement Systems professionals installed WaterGuard™ along the walls to protect the home from leaks coming from both beneath the ground and through the walls. This system tied back into the existing sump pump so that any water from these sources could be pumped out of the home. But this pump was the weak link in a strong waterproofing system. That's why Kay upgraded to the TripleSafe™ sump pump system. 

 

The TripleSafe™ sump pump system features three pumps in a single sump liner. Pumps one and two can keep up with even the heaviest rains to keep the basement dry while pump three is a battery powered backup that can kick in when the power goes out so that the basement is always protected. The TripleSafe™ also uses two discharge lines, allowing it to pump out more water with its two main pumps than other multi-pump systems that only have one discharge line. 

 

The waterproofing system in this basement can now live up to its full potential with the TripleSafe™ system protecting the basement from flooding even when the power goes out. 

Waterproofing for a Finished Basement - Photo 1
Waterproofing and Supporting Foundation Walls

The foundation walls of this home in Vandalia, IL. were cracked and damaged due to pressure from the soil outside. This pressure would press in on the walls, causing them to crack and bow. To make matters worse, these cracks would allow water in the ground outside to leak into the basement.

 

To fix the issue with the cracking walls, Clay L. first installed wall anchors. These wall anchors work by attaching a plate on the inside of the wall to a plate buried out in the tough soil outside with a steel rod. This rod will permanently support the wall when the soil outside expands and contracts. 

 

Next, Clay addressed the leak issue by installing WaterGuard™ in the floor along the walls and CleanSpace™ across the surface of the walls. CleanSpace™ is a waterproof liner designed to prevent water and water vapor from entering while also preventing mold growth along its surface. The water that leaks through the wall will drip down the back side of the CleanSpace™ liner and into the WaterGuard™ system at the bottom. WaterGuard™ is a perimeter drainage system designed to catch leaks from below the floor before they rise up to floor level and to catch leaks in the walls before they puddle up on the floor. It works well with CleanSpace™ to keep the inside of the walls and floors totally dry and protected.

 

These systems can also be installed around the wall anchors, making the basement supported and water proof. Because they have such a low profile, the homeowner can even decide to build a finished wall over the wall anchors and waterproofing system to hide them from view and make the basement into a comfortable, finished space. 

Waterproofing and Supporting Foundation Walls - Photo 1
Leaking Finished Basement In Vandalia, IL Fitted With WaterGuard And TripleSafe

Dan R. of Vandalia, Illinois was having issues with moisture in his partially finished basement. During periods of heavy rain, water would come out from behind the drywall at the point where the floor and wall meet before pooling on the floor. This moisture had already badly damaged parts of the drywall, and Dan was eager to get the problem taken care of.

In order to waterproof the basement, a Woods Basement Systems team led by foreman Greg first had to cut away the bottom half of the drywall and rip up parts of the tile to gain access to the foundation. Once this was done, a WaterGuard drainage system was installed underneath the floor at the base of the leaking walls to catch any and all water. To finish, a TripleSafe sump pump was put in place to remove all of that water from the home. Dan's basement is now totally dry!

Leaking Vandalia, IL Basement Fitted With TwinPack And WaterGuard

Homeowner Ken G. of Vandalia, Illinois was having water issues in his basement. Whenever it rained for an extended period of time, water would pour out of cracks in his walls and pool on the floor. This made it very difficult to make effective use of the space, and he was eager to get the problem taken care of.

A Woods Basement Systems team, led by foreman Greg, began waterproofing Ken's basement by installing a WaterGuard system. These gutter-like drains are put in place underneath the floor at the base of the leaking walls to catch any and all water and prevent it from making it into the space. After this, a TwinPack sump pump was installed and connected to the WaterGuard system to remove all water from the home. Ken couldn't be happier with the results!

Musty Crawl Space Transformed by CleanSpace in Vandalia, IL

Kevin of Vandalia, Illinois wanted to finally clean-up his crawl space after years of putting it off. Once he reached out to Woods Basement Systems he was paired with system design specialist, John S., who designed a custom-fit plan for Kevin's crawl space needs. 

John recommended installing a new CleanSpace encapsulation system that would clean the space by creating a vapor barrier from the outside. CleanSpace is also made out of inorganic materials, which means that this product isn't susceptible to mold and will block water from entering the home. Thanks to the leadership of foreman, James L., the CleanSpace was installed quickly and efficiently. Now Kevin will have a safe, clean, mold-free crawl space for many more years to come!

CleanSpace Protects Vandalia, IL Basement From the Elements

Jeremy C. in Vandalia, IL was worried about water pouring into his basement through cracks in his foundation walls, so he reached out to Woods Basement Systems to explore his waterproofing options. Jeremy met with System Design Specialist Aaron M. and received a free estimate on an innovative weatherproofing solution.

Foreman Miguel O. and his team installed CleanSpace to protect the basement from the elements. CleanSpace seals out moisture, mold, and mildew while providing a semi-finished look for a clean, dry basement experience any time.

Geo-Lock Braces Damaged Foundation Wall in Vandalia, IL

Jeremy C. in Vandalia, IL was concerned about bowing walls in his basement. He reached out to Woods Basement Systems and received a free estimate on the ideal foundation repair system from Design Specialist Aaron M.

Foreman Miguel O. and his team installed Geo-Lock to protect the compromised walls. Geo-Lock uses a heavy-duty steel plate and a galvanized steel rod to brace and even straighten bending, bowing walls. Now Jeremy can rest easy knowing he made a long-lasting, reliable investment in the life of his home thanks to Geo-Lock!

TripleSafe, CleanSpace, & WaterGuard Installed in Vandalia, IL

Diane of Vandalia, Illinois wanted to waterproof her entire basement. She had worked with Woods Basement Systems for past projects and knew exactly who she should call! On the phone she talked with our system desing specialist, Aaron M., who pointed this homeowner into the best products to fix her water leakage issue.

Foreman, Melvin F. and his crew installed a TripleSafe, CleanSpace, and WaterGuard to waterproof the space. Our TripleSafe sump pump combines three pumps to make sure that the basement is always dry. The CleanSpace is an inorganic vapor barrier that blocks out water and mold. The WaterGuard will send the water to the TripleSafe to be sent outside. 

Now that Diane's home is waterproofed, she can now enjoy this space!

CleanSpace Installed in Vandalia, Illinois Home

Kevin and Connie of Vandalia, Illinois wanted to update their musty and moldy crawlspace. That's when this couple gave Woods Basement Systems a call! System design specialists, John S. recommended to waterproof their crawlspace by installing CleanSpace. 

CleanSpace is a vapor barrier that is made of inorganic material to prevent mold growth. CleanSpace transforms an old, musty crawlspace into a clean and dry space. 

Foreman, James L. installed CleanSpace into Kevin and Connie's home to make sure they never have to worry about their crawlspace again!

 

 

SmartJack Installed in Vandalia, IL

Anetta W was concerned when she noticed that her basement walls were beginning to bow. So, she decided to call Woods Basement Systems. System Design Specialist Jacob K was able to come up with a solution to the problem.

Foreman Joshua B installed a SmartJack under Anetta’s home. The SmartJack will rest on stable soil and support the portion of the home that is sinking, and will also work to raise the level of the house.

Sagging Floor Fixed with Smart Jacks in Vandalia, IL

Anetta W. of Vandalia, Illinois noticed that some of the floors in her home were uneven and sagging. She did not want to ignore the problem and allow it to get any worse, so she called Woods Basement Systems for help.

Design specialist Jacob K. assessed the situation and decided the best option was to install a few Smart Jacks. Foreman Joshua B. then traveled to the home to get the job started. Smart Jacks, which are made of steel, are placed in the crawl space of the home. They help stabilize and lift existing floor joists and beams.

Anetta W. no longer has to worry about her home's floors sagging. She now has stable and level floors in her home.

WaterGuard Installed in Vandalia, IL

Randall Q. of Vandalia, IL contacted Woods Basement Systems with concerns about the standing water in his basement. The water was leaking in from outside and had no way to drain.

Woods installed WaterGuard to help drain unwanted water out of the basement. WaterGuard is installed in the cement of the flooring against the walls. This allows water to enter the piping and be drained to prevent damages to the home and personal belongings.

Work Requests From Vandalia, IL
Vicinity of in Vandalia
Basement walls leak. Water accumulating at bottom of basement stairs.
Vicinity of in Vandalia
I have water getting in to my basement. I have tried a few things and it has slowed it down.
Vicinity of W Jay St in Vandalia
There is a crack in one of my basement walls that water gets through when it rains. Looks like it's been attempted to be fixed before, but poorly done. It's preventing me from being able to put flooring in due to water pooling up in my basement.
Vicinity of W Jay Street in Vandalia
Water comes up through floating floor, soaking random spots in the basement carpet. This happens with every heavy few days of rain. We need a large finished area waterproofed.
Vicinity of E. Fork Dr. in Vandalia
I have two projects: one is raising a sunken cement slab in my driveway, the other is spreading a plastic crawlspace barrier at my mothers' house.
Vicinity of in Vandalia
We have a partially finished basement, and would like to complete the ceiling. There is a room about 15x20 sqft, utility room about 6x8 sqft, small area in the bathroom was not completed, small area in living room not completed, and the boiler room about 10x10 sqft. Also, are your tiles mold resistant?
Vicinity of in Vandalia
I'm a buyer of a piece of property at 5539 Avon, East St. louis Il. and the basement walls are bowing.
Vicinity of in Vandalia
Vicinity of Shelley Drive in Vandalia
We are having moisture problems in our crawl space.
Vicinity of W Randolph St. in Vandalia
Hi, I have a slight basement leak that I would like to look into having fixed. Thanks
Vicinity of West Lincoln in Vandalia
My house was built in 1940. I'm noticing some crumbling of the walls and a couple of wet spots with possible mold growth. I'd like to find out what my options are in repairing this. Thank you!
Vicinity of Country Lane in Vandalia
You have been to our home before we owned it and did some repair work. We are wanting to finish our basment and recently noticed another small seep hole that we need to get repaired. Please call me and let me knwo what we need to do next. Thanks, Julie