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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 Vernon
Leaky Crawl Space in Mt. Vernon, IL

Leaky Crawl Space in Mt. Vernon, IL

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Leaky Crawl Space in Mt. Vernon, IL Leaky Crawl Space in Mt. Vernon, IL

This dirt crawl space in Mt. Vernon, Illinois used to collect water, which damaged the wood and insulation. Woods Basement Systems installed a vapor barrier with a SaniDry dehumidifier that keeps this crawl space dry.

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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!

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 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 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.

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 Vernon, IL
Crawl Space Repair in Mt. Vernon, Illinois

Jim and Janet of Mt. Vernon, Illinois had a crawl space that needed repaired, she they called Woods Basement Systems. Systems design specialist, Daniel L. recommended installing a SmartSump pump, CleanSpace, and IceGuard. 

Foreman, Juan H. installed the products. The SmartSump pump is specifically designed for crawl spaces to protect against flooding and leaks. CleanSpace is a vapor barrier that works to collect water that seeps through basement walls and guides it the sump pump to be removed from the home. IceGuard is installed on the outside of the home and allows water to expel from the guards in case of pipes clogging or freezing. 

Now Jim and Janet B. have a dry, healthy crawl space. 

Concrete Repair in Mt. Vernon, IL

Arlene H. of Mt. Vernon, IL deiced to call Woods Basement Systems for a free quote in regards to repairing the concrete outside of her home that had settled unevenly. Concrete that settles unevenly can occur as the result of a number of different causes, some of which being the weight that concrete is responsible for holding up or the weight of the concrete itself.

Matthew S., a Systems Design Specialist from Woods Basement Systems, made a visit to the home. Upon the inspection, he determined that the appropriate solution would be for foreman Andrew T. to install PolyLevel, a foam that is injected into the concrete and lifts the surface and fills in cracks.

Upon the install, Arlene feels assured that her home or herself is longer facing issues from the unevenly settled concrete.

Basement Waterproofing in Mt Vernon, IL

Paul M. of Mt Vernon, Illinois noticed that water was entering his home's basement after heavy rain showers. He did not want to have to keep dealing with a mess, so he called Woods Basement Systems for help.

Design specialist Gerica S. assessed the situation and decided the best option was to install a Waterguard drainage system, a CleanSpace wall system, and two Twin Pack sump pumps. Foreman Bradly P. then headed to the home to start the job.

The CleanSpace wall system is a plastic liner that was attached to the walls of the basement. It acts as a vapor barrier and drains any leaks that occur behind it. The Waterguard drainage system was placed above the footing of the basement. It accepts and drains any water rising from the ground before it reaches the basement surface. Finally, the Twin Pack sump pump removes water from the basement through a discharge line. It is equipped with both a primary and secondary pump.

Paul M. no longer has to worry about his home's basement flooding. He now has a stable and waterproof basement.

Mt Vernon, IL Home Stabilized by Geo-Lock Wall Anchor

Roger A was concerned when he noticed that his basement walls were beginning to bend. So, he decided to call Woods Basement Systems. System Design Specialist Peter N was able to come up with a solution to the problem.

Foreman Jeremy R installed a Geo-Lock Wall Anchor. The Wall Anchor has two ends, one will attach to a stable level of soil away from the house. The other end will attach to the basement wall. The device can be tightened and overtime will be able to straighten the walls.

Bowing Wall Corrected with Wall Anchors in Mt. Vernon, IL

Roger A. of Mt. Vernon, Illinois discovered that a wall in his basement was bowing and cracking. He did not want more damage or any safety concerns to occur, so he called Woods Basement Systems for assistance.

Design specialist Peter N. assessed the situation and decided the best solution would be to install a few wall anchors. Foreman Jeremy R. traveled to the home to get the job started. These steel wall anchors extend from the inside of the basement wall to the hard backed soil outside. Wall anchors stabilize the walls and prevent further movement.

Roger A. no longer has to worry about further damage due to the bowing wall. He now has a safe and stable basement wall.

Wall Anchors Installed in Vernon, IL

Angie G. had cracked walls in her Vernon, IL basement. These cracks were a sign of the foundation of Angie's home failing. Woods Basement Systems was able to install a product to provide new support to the home.

Woods installed GeoLock wall anchors to provide support for the home. These anchors are attached to the wall and is anchored to the yard outside. This is done by using poles to extend past the active zone in the yard. This will support the foundation of the home for the life of the structure so the homeowner’s never have to worry about a failing foundation.

Mt. Vernon, Illinois Foundation Supported by Geo-Lock Wall Anchors

Mt. Vernon, Illinois resident Duane K. was troubled by his bowing foundation walls. As the walls bowed under pressure, they began to crack. Brenton K., system design specialist, designed a solution to support the foundation.

Geo-Lock Wall Anchors were installed by foreman Todd W. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors are a permanent solution to bowing walls. Over time, Geo-Lock will straighten the walls and provide continous support. Duane is pleased to know his home is safe.

Crawlspace Sealed in Mt Vernon, IL

Jim and Sharon S. were experiencing standing water in their Mt Vernon, IL crawlspace. Worried about the affects it may have on the home, the family called Woods Basement Systems.

Woods installed CleanSpace to seal off the space and prevent water and moisture from getting in. A drainage mat was installed under the CleanSpace to drain away any unwanted water that may be standing in the crawlspace. Vent covers were also installed for additional sealing. These covers create an air tight seal and do not allow water or moisture into the crawlspace.

Woods also installed a SaniDry. The SaniDry system filters moisture out of the air and makes the crawlspace less humid. Controlling the humidity in the crawlspace is important to preventing mold. The less moisture, the harder it is for the mold to grow.

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. 

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.