Case Studies

DBS Case Studies: Warm, Dry Basement Project in Lake Elmo, MN.

Monday, October 15th, 2018 by Alexa Hilger-Sawochka


Our clients called DBS because they wanted to improve the environment in their basement. They said their basement was cold, drafty, and damp. They called DBS with hopes of a dry, warm basement. They said they wanted to have the most efficient, comfortable basement as possible for the best price they could find.

Because DBS always wants to provide the best possible solution and service for the best possible price. After the client’s request, we sent our Design Specialist, Henrick Makitalo, to the home for a free, no-obligation quote to create the best solution for the basement.



Upon Henrick’s arrival at the home, he saw that the basement walls needed repair to stabilize the foundation. After stabilizing the walls and correcting the foundation, this will improve the draft in the home and create a warmer environment. Once the walls are straightened and stable using our PowerBrace™  Wall Bracing System, the basement was waterproofed.

DBS sealed the cracks in the basement, waterproofed the interior to keep the area warm and dry. We were happy to solve all of these problems and make their basement a warm, enjoyable area to spend time.


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