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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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®.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new homeowner in Superior, WI wanted to ensure a safe and comfortable basement area for their family, and reached out to DBS for some assistance in trying to upgrade their basement system. The area contained concrete walls and flooring, which make it susceptible to several issues. After a visit from a Design Specialist, it was determined that the basement would need to have a combination of CarbonArmor® and WaterGuard® installed to provide maximum support for the basement. The CarbonArmor® will work to stabilize the concrete walls and prevent them from making any unwanted shifts. The WaterGuard® was installed around the perimeter of the basement, and will work to catach and extract any water from seeping in to the basement. These products can be viewed here in the "After" photo.
A homeowner in Superior, WI was experiencing some troubles with their block basement wall. They noticed a crack in one spot, and were concerned about the overall support of the wall. In need of some assistance, they reached out to DBS. After a thorough inspection, it was determined that the wall would need to have the CarbonArmor® Wall Reinforcing System installed to provide extra strength and stabilization. The results turned out great, and the homeowner can now enjoy a more safe and comfortable basement environment.
A homeowner in Superior, WI was concerned about their failing basement wall. This was a unique foundation, as it was poured in sections and had drywall installed. In order to fix the failing wall, the drywall would need to be stripped from the existing foundation. Then, it was determined that the wall would need to have the GeoLock® Wall Anchor System installed for added support. These anchors are ideal in that they are embedded within undisturbed soil on the exterior portion of the foundation, then attached to a separate anchor on the inside of the wall, creating a stable pulling force. The results turned out great, and the homeowner can now be more comfortable with a stronger wall support system.
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.
This time of year, when snow starts to melt and grounds become soaked with excess water, basement flooding can be a common problem among households. In Duluth, MN, a homeowner in the Park Point area was experiencing just this. Park Point is a hot spot for basement flooding, being right on the shores of Lake Superior. Fortunately, they reached out to DBS and a crew was able to provide a specially designed waterproofing service for Park Point homes. This included the installation of a sump pump, WaterGuard®, and the placement of dimple drainage matting. To top it off, 4 inches of fresh new concrete was poured along the basement floor to elevate the surface. The overall results turned out great, and the photos from the project can be viewed here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A homeowner in Duluth, MN reached out to DBS regarding our foundation repair service. Their garage area had a single concrete block wall that was beginning to crack and bow, and this was concerning for the owner. Issues like this can happen quite commonly with older block walls, and if left unreated, it can result in further damages to the structure. Fortunately, DBS found a solution to the problem. It was decided that the wall would need to have the PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System installed to add support for the block wall. The results turned out great, and the homeowner can now be more comfortable with a more stabilized garage wall.
A homeowner in Duluth, MN reached out to DBS in regards to our foundation wall support service. Their basement block wall was in dire need for some extra stabilization, and the homeowner had a Design Specialist come and take a look at it. After a thorough inspection, it was determined that the wall would have the GeoLock® Wall Anchor System installed for added support. These anchors are an optimal product for basement wall stabilization, and can even work to pull back bowing walls to their original straightened position.
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.
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.
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.
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.