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Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Dennis & Kathleen R.
    Almena, WI

    Customer Review

    By Dennis & Kathleen R.
    Almena, WI

  • By Louis P.
    Hovland, MN

    "The crew (jacobi, Jose, Jamie, and Zach B) did a great job. They spent 5 days working in cold weather and kept me informed of all..."

    Customer Review

    By Louis P.
    Hovland, MN

    The crew (jacobi, Jose, Jamie, and Zach B) did a great job. They spent 5 days working in cold weather and kept me informed of all procedures with a time line. I asked a lot of questions and always got straightforward answers. This was a complex project that required replacing the main floor beam that was rotting causing the floor joists to sag. The crawl space is only 18" high and these guys worked under there in the dirt and accomplished the job. I live 150 miles from Duluth and they showed up on time every day. The crawl space is now enclosed, sealed, and insulated, the floor is now level and solid, and the yard is completely cleaned up, cleaner than before all the work. This crew was amazing. I would certainly recommend DBS to any one needing serious foundation repair.

  • By Rick & Kris P.
    Luck, WI

    Customer Review

    By Rick & Kris P.
    Luck, WI

  • By Doug & Tammy P.
    Superior, WI

    "You provided and excellent job of the work that was completed an on a timely manner. "

    Customer Review

    By Doug & Tammy P.
    Superior, WI

    You provided and excellent job of the work that was completed an on a timely manner. 

  • By Marge K.
    Superior, WI

    Customer Review

    By Marge K.
    Superior, WI

  • By Ed N.
    Two Harbors, MN

    Customer Review

    By Ed N.
    Two Harbors, MN

  • By Bonnie F.
    Hermantown, MN

    "From Rich to Casey & crew- all great to work with (and Reneé too)"

    Customer Review

    By Bonnie F.
    Hermantown, MN

    From Rich to Casey & crew- all great to work with (and Reneé too)

  • By John F.
    Duluth, MN

    "Overall, very good process of work."

    Customer Review

    By John F.
    Duluth, MN

    Overall, very good process of work.

  • By Ross & Tracy W.
    Duluth, MN

    Customer Review

    By Ross & Tracy W.
    Duluth, MN

  • By John F.
    Duluth, MN

    "Saw your ads on TV. Liked the representative you sent out to give me an estimate. Thought you had a good sealant product. Worked..."

    Customer Review

    By John F.
    Duluth, MN

    Saw your ads on TV. Liked the representative you sent out to give me an estimate. Thought you had a good sealant product. Worked out a good time schedule to have the work done.

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "Very happy and impressed" Read Full Testimonial

    Paul B. of Superior, WI

    Customer Testimonial

              "Zach and crew were very impressive. They worked really hard, and the cleanup afterwards was great."
    Paul B.
    Superior, WI
  • "Zach and crew went above and beyond expectations." Read Full Testimonial

    Marge K. of Superior, WI

    Customer Testimonial

              "Above and beyond what I expected. Zach called each morning, spoke with me when I arrived, checked in throughout the day and before the crew left." Overall, very impressed and had never had an experience like that before.
    Marge K.
    Superior, WI
  • ""Super impressed by Zach and crew."" Read Full Testimonial

    Rachel A. of Superior, WI

    Customer Testimonial

              "Super impressed by Zach and crew. They did an awesome job mitigating the dust, worked hard, and cleaned up so well!"
    Rachel A.
    Superior, WI
  • "Zach runs a really great crew. They took such great care of our house. We just had our 3rd baby the day..." Read Full Testimonial

    Josh K. of Duluth, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              Zach runs a really great crew. They took such great care of our house. We just had our 3rd baby the day before the crew came to work and we were a bit worried about the work, but it was like they weren’t even there. It was so great! Thank you Zach and Crew! 10/10!
    Josh K.
    Duluth, MN

Zach Royer from DBS

Title: Foreman

Hometown: Hermantown, MN

Zach Royer from DBS

Zach has been with DBS working on our production crew since 2016. He has past experience working closely with customers and uses this to make sure our customers feel comfortable and confident in the work we do. Zach likes working for DBS because of the continual training and on the job learning opportunities he is provided with.

In Zach's spare time he likes to hunt, fish and playing any pickup games with friends. Also, he enjoys helping people out by mowing yards and taking care of their flower gardens. 

Case Studies I've worked on:

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Water damaged basement fixed in Eau Claire, WI
    Before
    Water damaged basement fixed in Eau Claire, WI
    After

    This customer had some major water damage in their basement. The family was upset because they spend a lot of time in their basement together. The homeowner reached out to DBS and set an appointment for a specialist to inspect their home. After inspection, it was proposed to have a WaterGuard system installed along with a new, TrippleSafe sump pump. Our crew, with Foreman, Zach Royer, installed WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement. 

  • Nasty Crawl Space Transformed in Exeland, WI
    Before
    Nasty Crawl Space Transformed in Exeland, WI
    After

    These pictures show a great crawlspace transformation. Changes in this picture include a radiant barrier, spray foam insulation around the floor joists, and clean space system with drainage matting. This area is now much more dry and comfortable.

  • Ashland, Wi Home has PowerBrace™ System Installed
    Before
    Ashland, Wi Home has PowerBrace™ System Installed
    After

    A home in Ashland, WI was experiencing trouble with the foundation wall. It had started to crack and bow inwards, and the owner found was eager for a solution. They reached out to DBS, and after thorough inspection, it was concluded that the basement would need to have the PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System installed to allow for maximum wall support. The results turned out wonderfully, and the homeowner can now feel more comfortable with their basement foundation. 

  • PowerBrace Wall System used to stabilize Almena, WI foundation wall
    Before
    PowerBrace Wall System used to stabilize Almena, WI foundation wall
    After

    This Almena, WI customer called DBS upon noticing their basement foundation wall had some cracks in it. System Design Specialist, Royce Bunn, stopped out to inspect their basement. He found the best quality solution of installing PowerBraces to stabilize this basement wall. Our expert installation team, headed by Foreman Casey Healy was able to stabilize this customer's foundation wall. 

     

  • Basement Waterproofing Job in Gordon, WI
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing Job in Gordon, WI
    After

    A homeowner in Gordon, WI was looking to ramp up their basement waterproofing system a bit, and reached out to DBS for some assistance. The area already had an exisitng sump pump, so that was one step in the right direction. After a free, no-obligation estimate, it was determined that the basement would also need to have WaterGuard® installed, which acts as a drainage system for unwanted water making its way through the basement. The results turned out great, and the homeowner can now enjoy a more efficient basement system. 

  • Basement Waterproofing in Gordon, WI
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Gordon, WI
    After

    DBS received a call from a homeowner in Gordon, WI that had water damage in their basement. The basement cement was cracking and water was also getting in through the perimeter of the walls. Our Design Specialist, Torrey Swenson, was sent to the home to find a solution to the problem. He proposed using our WaterGuard® floor drainage system to keep the basement dry. The WaterGuard® around the perimeter and within the cracks would help to seal off the areas that water was getting in.

  • White Bear Lake, MN foundation walls stabilized.
    Before
    White Bear Lake, MN foundation walls stabilized.
    After

    This White Bear Lake, MN homeowner had noticed his foundation walls were beginning to bow in. Upon this realization, he decided he needed to call an expert to inspect the foundation wall. DBS was able to find a quality solution to fix the bowing walls. The use of our PowerBrace wall straightening and stabilization system was proposed as the solution.

     

     

  • Basement support beam secured with SmartJack® system
    Before
    Basement support beam secured with SmartJack® system
    After

    This home in St. Paul, MN was inspected by System Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo. Upon his inspection, Henrik found that the home's main support beam was not properly supported. He proposed the use of our patented SmartJack® system to help secure the home's main support beam. The customer was relieved to have a plan in place to permanently stabilize his home. Foreman, Casey Healy, and his crew were tasked with installing our SmartJack® system. They poured new footings and then secured the beam with the use of SmartJacks®. 

  • Superior, WI crawl space gets the much needed support
    Before
    Superior, WI crawl space gets the much needed support
    After

    This home was being supported by old, rotting log supports. There were places where the support beams had fallen! Our System Design Specialist, Rich Johnsen, made a visit out to this home and gave a free, no-obligation estimate for the work needed to stabilize this crawlspace. In his proposal, Rich found that the home needed better, long-lasting support. The use of our SmartJacks would provide a stable, level home for this Superior, WI home. 

  • WaterGuard installation in Superior, WI
    Before
    WaterGuard installation in Superior, WI
    After

    This Superior, WI homeowner contacted DBS because she noticed water leaking in through a crack in her basement foundation. Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo went to assess this customers basement problem. After a thorough inspection, he proposed the use of PowerBraces to straighten the wall, installation of a WaterGuard and Superpump system to fix the problems this customer was facing in their basement. 

  • TripleSafe™ Sump installed in Superior, WI
    Before
    TripleSafe™ Sump installed in Superior, WI
    After

    This homeowner noticed some water in their basement. They called DBS, and Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo, visited with the homeowner. Upon his inspection, Henrik suggested our patented WaterGuard system to be installed along with a new TripleSafe sump system. Our expert installation team led by Foreman, Zach Royer, was able to install this system in two days. This customer can rest easy knowing that their basement has been properly waterproofed. 

  • Extra Support Added in Superior, WI
    Before
    Extra Support Added in Superior, WI
    After

    A homeowner in Superior, WI called DBS regarding a serious foundation issue. Their basement foudation was cracking both inside and outside, and wanted to resolve the issue before further damage was done. The "before" picture shows the wall with an earth anchor attached to it before the extra support was installed. The "after" picture displays the PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System after it was installed along the foundation wall to provide strength and stability.

  • CleanSpace® Waterproofing in Superior, WI
    Before
    CleanSpace® Waterproofing in Superior, WI
    After

    A homeowner in Superior, WI was experiencing water leaking issues within their basement. Water would seep its way in through the flooring and foundation walls. DBS sent out a Design Specialist to provide a free, no-obligation estimate for the waterproofing service. This was a big area that needed required several steps to fully waterproof. The photos shown here display the finished product of the CleanSpace® wall vapor barrier installation along the basement. The service was successful, and the homeowner can enjoy a more clean, dry environment. 

  • CleanSpace® Wall Encapsulation in Superior, WI
    Before
    CleanSpace® Wall Encapsulation in Superior, WI
    After

    A homeowner in Superior, WI reached out to DBS with concern about water in the basement. With an already exisitng sump pump, they wanted to take even further measures to ensure excess water is kept out of the area. DBS was able to send in a crew to encapsulate the walls with CleanSpace®, and also add a portion of WaterGuard® as well. The end results turned out great, and the combination of these products will help hold off unwanted water from entering and damaging the basement area.

  • PowerBrace™ Wall Stabilization in Superior, WI
    Before
    PowerBrace™ Wall Stabilization in Superior, WI
    After

    A homeowner in Superior, Wi reached out to DBS regarding our foundation repair services. It turned out their basement walls were cracking and experiencing some shifting movements. After thorough inspection by a design specialist, it was determined that the concrete block walls would need to have the PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System installed for added support. These steel braces are put in to protect and strengthen the wall from any further damages that may occur. The project turned out great, and the homeowner can now be comfortable with their stabilized foundation walls.

  • Wall secured in Two Harbors, MN
    Before
    Wall secured in Two Harbors, MN
    After

    This is a great example of how the use of PowerBraces™ can help straighten and strengthen a wall over time. System Design Specialist, Royce Bunn visited this home and proposed the use of six PowerBraces™ to fix the bowing wall. The homeowner had tried various other solutions over the years to fix the bowing wall, but nothing had helped. They even had another foundation wall installed to help fix the bowing exterior wall. The homeowner now rests easy as the experts at DBS have found a permanent solution to fix this problem. 

  • Bowing, Cracked Basement Wall Stabilized in Duluth, MN
    Before
    Bowing, Cracked Basement Wall Stabilized in Duluth, MN
    After

    This Duluth, MN customer had DBS out to their home to address a cracked, bowing basement foundation wall. Design Specialist, Rich Johnsen met with the homeowners and addressed their concerns. The best quality solution to fix their cracked and bowing foundation wall was to use our patented CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System. The DBS installation crew headed by foreman, Casey Healy, installed our CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System. The customer was pleased with the results and could now rest easy knowing that his basement foundation wall was properly secured. 

     

     

  • Duluth, MN Foundation is Stabilized!
    Before
    Duluth, MN Foundation is Stabilized!
    After

    This Duluth, MN homeowner noticed that their basement wall was beginning to bow outward. Concerned with the foundation, they called DBS to come out and give a free estimate for foundation wall repair. Upon the inspection, Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo, was able to diagnose and find a solution for their bowing wall. Foreman, Casey Healy and his team installed PowerBraces to secure the bowing wall. The customer was happy and relieved that their wall was now secure. 

  • PowerBrace system used to stabilize basement walls, in Duluth, MN
    Before
    PowerBrace system used to stabilize basement walls, in Duluth, MN
    After

    This homeowner called DBS with some concerns about their basement wall. Over time the wall had cracked and had started to bow in. The homeowner realized that they should not wait any longer to fix this issue. Design Specialist, Royce Bunn visited the home and found a quality solution to the problem. Foreman, Casey Healy and his team installed Powerbraces to help stabilize the wall. The crew also installed a WaterGuard system to help remove excess seeping water. 

     

  • Duluth, MN Basement Waterproofed
    Before
    Duluth, MN Basement Waterproofed
    After

    This Duluth, MN homeowner had been wanting to fix her basement for a while. She called DBS to have a specialist come out for a free estimate. The first part of this project was to waterproof the basement. Then to install our basement finishing system. The photo show where we installed out WaterGuard, waterproofing system. 

  • Basement perimeter sealed in Duluth, MN
    Before
    Basement perimeter sealed in Duluth, MN
    After

    This Duluth, MN customer called DBS looking for a quote to fix a small gap around the perimeter of his basement foundation. Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo visited with this customer and did a thorough inspection of the basement. Upon the inspection, Henrik concluded that the best quality solution to this problem was to use our NexusPro joint sealant product. Zach Royer and his crew installed the sealant and left the customer feeling relieved with the results. 

  • WaterGuard® System Installed in Duluth, MN
    Before
    WaterGuard® System Installed in Duluth, MN
    After

    A basement in Duluth, MN was experiencing issues with water seeping in to it. The homeowner reached out to DBS for a solution to the problem. Our crew was able to go in and install WaterGuard® around the area of the basmeent, which is a draignage system that extracts unwanted water that seeps through the concrete. This photo set shows the finished product of the service. The drainage pipe sits below the freshly poured concrete in the "after" picture. With the help of DBS, this homeowner can now enjoy a more dry and comfortable basement area.

  • Wood basement beam supported with SmartJacks XL in Duluth, MN
    Before
    Wood basement beam supported with SmartJacks XL in Duluth, MN
    After

    This customer called DBS because he noticed that his main floor was sagging. Design Specialist, Royce Bunn, made a visit to this home and upon inspection suggested that the customer installed our patented SmartJack XL to help stabilize the sagging main support beam. Excited and relieved about the solution presented, the customer was eager to get the work started. Foreman Casey Healy and his crew were sent out to complete this task. First, they poured new footings for the jacks to securely rest on. Next, the SmartJacks were installed. This resulted in one happy customer, as he felt that his home was now safe and secure. 

  • WaterGuard installed in a Duluth, MN basement
    Before
    WaterGuard installed in a Duluth, MN basement
    After

    This homeowner noticed water seeping into their basement through the foundation on the floor. They called DBS to come out and give them a free, no-obligation estimate to fix the problem. System Design Specialist, Royce Bunn, was able to diagnose the problem and give solutions to fix it. Part of the solution was to install a WaterGuard system around the perimeter of the basement. This system allowed the water to drain properly into the new TripleSafe sump pump system. Foreman, Kevin Steffey, and his crew installed the WaterGuard system around the basement's perimeter walls. 

  • PowerBraces installed in Duluth, MN basement to help stabilize foundation wall.
    Before
    PowerBraces installed in Duluth, MN basement to help stabilize foundation wall.
    After

    This Duluth, MN homeowner noticed water seeping into their basement through the foundation on the floor. They called DBS to come out and give them a free, no-obligation estimate to fix the problem. System Design Specialist, Royce Bunn, was able to diagnose the problem and give solutions to fix it. Part of the solution was to install PowerBraces to help strengthen and straighten one of the foundation walls. The installation of PowerBraces along with the use of the WaterGuard and TripleSafe sump systems would be sure to keep this customers basement dry. 

  • Improved Waterproofing System Installed in Hermantown, MN
    Before
    Improved Waterproofing System Installed in Hermantown, MN
    After

    This crawlspace has had small leaks for over twenty years. The homeowner reached out to DBS to find a permanent solution to this problem. System Design Specialist, Rich Johnsen, was able to find a permanent solution by installing a WaterGuard© system and a TripleSafe© sump.  Foreman Casey Healy and his crew were able to install this waterproofing system and the homeowner was happy with the results! 

  • Hermantown, MN basement dry after waterproofing
    Before
    Hermantown, MN basement dry after waterproofing
    After

    Here we installed our WaterGaurd waterproofing system around the perimeter of the basement. Then connected the system to a new TripleSafe sump pump. 

  • Foundation Wall Supported in Duluth, MN
    Before
    Foundation Wall Supported in Duluth, MN
    After

    A homeowner in Duluth, MN was having issues with an old basement wall. The wall had starting cracking in multiple areas, and was beginning to shift. The owner was in need of a solution to this problem. They reached out to DBS, and a crew went to install the PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System for the wall to provide extra support and to stop any further movements from occuring. 

  • Multi-Step Waterproofing Project in Duluth, MN
    Before
    Multi-Step Waterproofing Project in Duluth, MN
    After

    A homeowner in Duluth, MN reached out to DBS regarding water leakage that was occuring in the basement of their home. Watermarks were present throughout the area, and the leaks were causing damage to certains parts of the foundation and flooring. Fortunately, DBS was able to send out a crew to complete a multi-step waterproofing project on the basement, which consisted of installing CleanSpace® Vapor Barrier, a SaniDry™ Sedona Deumidifer, and a SuperPump® Premier Pump System. As a result, the homeowner can now enjoy a more clean and dry environment. 

  • Added Wall Support in Cloquet, MN
    Before
    Added Wall Support in Cloquet, MN
    After

    A homeowner in Cloquet, MN was having issues with a with their foundation wall, as it was beginning to crack horizontally and bowing out. They reached out to DBS regarding a solution to this problem. DBS went out and installed three PowerBraces™ along the wall in order to stabilize the movements and hopefully straighten the wall back to its original form!

our service area

We serve the following areas

Wisconsin
  • Abbotsford
  • Athens
  • Augusta
  • Boyd
  • Brantwood
  • Catawba
  • Chili
  • Colby
  • Curtiss
  • Dorchester
  • Fairchild
  • Fifield
  • Gilman
  • Granton
  • Greenwood
  • Humbird
  • Kennan
  • Loyal
  • Lublin
  • Medford
  • Mercer
  • Neillsville
  • Ogema
  • Osseo
  • Owen
  • Park Falls
  • Phillips
  • Prentice
  • Rib Lake
  • Sheldon
  • Spencer
  • Stanley
  • Stetsonville
  • Stratford
  • Thorp
  • Unity
  • Westboro
  • Willard
  • Withee
Minnesota
  • Brownsville
  • Caledonia
  • Dakota
  • Eitzen
  • Hokah
  • Houston
  • La Crescent
  • Mabel
  • Rushford
  • Spring Grove
  • Winona
Our Locations:

DBS
5116 Jean Duluth Road Suite 300
Duluth, MN 55803
1-218-955-7945


DBS
1584 93rd Ln NE
Blaine, MN 55449
1-763-634-8384
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