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The basement under this Marshfield, WI home had developed cracks along the walls which were allowing significant amounts of water to pass through into the basement which led to standing water and moisture causing issues for the homeowner. In order to fulfill the wishes of our customer to create a water-free space in his basement our Specialist, Rich met up with the customer to develop a plan customized to this specific basement. By working with the customer Rich helped develop a waterproofing plan that incorporated our CleanSpace wall liner, SuperSump sump pump, and an interior drain tile to effectively eliminate the water issues this homeowner was facing in this area of their basement. Captured in these photos is the large oil tank that sat in the basement. While obstacles like this can limit access to the basement walls, we certainly don't let that get in our way of effectively waterproofing a basement. Our production crews know just how to work through or around all types of obstacles like this including finished bathrooms and large appliances.
A customer reached out to DBS regarding their crawl space. Worried about the support of the space below, they were in need of some better stabilization. Our crew went in and installed the SmartJack® system to help strengthen the suport of crawl space, and make sure no further issues occur.
This home in Mercer, WI was first built in 1907. After owning this property since the 1990's, they've always noticed significant inssues with temperature and humidity levels i nthe home. After recently seeing mice in the home's crawl space, they homeowner reached out to us about our Dr. Energy Saver® service for crawl space encapsulation.
Design Specialist Henry Jungbauer visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate. DBS Foreman Orrin Sundberg and his prodution crew place a drainage layer and vapor barrier in the crawl space. This will prevent moisture as well as pests from entering the home via the crawl space.
Keeping your crawl space dry can also significantly reduce long-term damage to the wooden building material supporting the structure. From there, they applied closed-cell spray foam insulation to the rim joists where the crawl space was releasing cold air into the main level of the home.
The owner was happy with the work done, and how it resulted in a great improvement of this home's overall health.
A barn owner reached out to DBS regarding their block walls. The walls were beginning to bow considerably, and the individual wanted to find a solution to prevent further damages. After thorough inspection, it was concluded that the barn would need to have GeoLock® Wall Anchors installed to help add support. These are galvanized steel anchors that are embedded in to undisturbed soil on the exterior side of the wall, and are attached to an anchor on the interior side through a metal rod. This provides optimal stabilization for the wall, and can even help pull it back in to the original positioning.
Having foundation problems can be a frightening thing! Homeowners in Fall Creek, WI connected with DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate when their basement walls began to fail. The wall in the before photo is the result of soil expanding and adding pressure, which caused the wall to crack and buckle.
A DBS Design Specialist recommended our GeoLock® Wall Anchor System. GeoLock® Wall Anchors stabilize foundation walls by connecting two steel plates together with a galvanized steel rod. Based on the severity of the wall movement, excavation was recommended, allowing the wall to be immediately straightened. Foreman Kevin Steffey and his production crew installed the products and stabilized the basement.
These homeowners now have a safe, secure and comfortable basement to enjoy!