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Rich Johnsen

DBS

Title: Design Specialist

Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA

Rich Johnsen from DBS

Rich has been working as a Design Specialist on the DBS Basement Repair team since 2016. With a degree in Business Admin and over twenty years of experience in the home remodeling industry, his ability to diagnose and find permanent solutions to fix your home problems is unparalleled. 

What Rich likes best about working for DBS is connecting with homeowners to solve their home repair problems.

Outside of work he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family camping, hunting, and fishing. Rich enjoys playing guitar and piano, too!

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Ben P.
    Hayward, WI

    "DBS was one of several companies that evaluated a wet basement problem. It was the only company that had a written transferable..."

    Customer Review

    By Ben P.
    Hayward, WI

    DBS was one of several companies that evaluated a wet basement problem. It was the only company that had a written transferable dry basement guarantee upon completion. 

  • By Paul W.
    Chetek, WI

    Customer Review

    By Paul W.
    Chetek, WI

  • By Diane A.
    Hayward, WI

    "Excellent"

    Customer Review

    By Diane A.
    Hayward, WI

    Excellent

  • By Gregory And Victoria M.
    Iron River, WI

    "Went good"

    Customer Review

    By Gregory And Victoria M.
    Iron River, WI

    Went good

  • By Greg N.
    Lake Nebagamon, WI

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    By Greg N.
    Lake Nebagamon, WI

  • By Greg And Debra N.
    Lake Nebagamon, WI

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    By Greg And Debra N.
    Lake Nebagamon, WI

  • By Rick & Kris P.
    Luck, WI

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    By Rick & Kris P.
    Luck, WI

  • By Marge K.
    Superior, WI

    "Excellent"

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    By Marge K.
    Superior, WI

    Excellent

  • By Richard G.
    Superior, WI

    "Very happy  "

    Customer Review

    By Richard G.
    Superior, WI

    Very happy  

  • By Jason W.
    Superior, WI

    "Everything went pretty good. Had a couple issues"

    Customer Review

    By Jason W.
    Superior, WI

    Everything went pretty good. Had a couple issues

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "Very thorough. Spotted potential problems early which were addressed completely." Read Full Testimonial

    Ben P. of Hayward, WI

    Customer Testimonial

              "The initial evaluation which was done by Rich was by far the most professional and complete of all the companies that came to evaluate my problem."
    Ben P.
    Hayward, WI
  • "I would highly recommend this company and CREW to anyone who asks." Read Full Testimonial

    Rick P. of Luck, WI

    Customer Testimonial

              I wanted to thank your crew who did my job! They were really courteous and extremely easy to work with. The job they did was fantastic. I and my wife Kris are looking forward to having a dry/damp free lower level to enjoy without having to worry anymore about heavy rains etc. I have almost gotten everything put back together since the work was done. At age 65 it just doesn't seem to get done as fast though. I would highly recommend this company and CREW to anyone who asks. Thanks
    Rick P.
    Luck, WI
  • "A Happy Customer!" Read Full Testimonial

    Kathleen C. of Duluth, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              Kathy was super impressed with the work DBS installed in her basement. To show her appreciation, she brought goodies for the employees! She remarked, "They were so wonderful, polite, on time, respectful of me and of each other, informative for each step and they did not stop working!"
    Kathleen C.
    Duluth, MN
  • "Linda was very pleased with Rich and our services, “Thumbs up to Rich!”" Read Full Testimonial

    Linda B. of Duluth, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              Linda was very pleased with Rich and our services, “Thumbs up to Rich!”
    Linda B.
    Duluth, MN
  • "Thumbs up for Rich!" Read Full Testimonial

    Linda B. of Duluth, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              "Rich was so knowledgeable. He really went out of his way to explain what they would be doing, and make sure that we understood."
    Linda B.
    Duluth, MN
  • ""I'll tell you one thing, you have the nicest people in the world working here."" Read Full Testimonial

    Edith H. of Duluth, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              "I'll tell you one thing, you have the nicest people in the world working here."
    Edith H.
    Duluth, MN
  • "Rich was very helpful answering our questions, providing a model for the work with pricing & flexibility..." Read Full Testimonial

    Dan P. of Esko, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              Rich was very helpful answering our questions, providing a model for the work with pricing & flexibility as we walked thru what work we wanted to have done. Also the crew doing the work were professional & hardworking. They welcomed my husbands input as he worked with them during the installation. Rich stopped by the first day of work too & you could tell there is a very good working relationship between the crew & sales office. We love the installation that your crew did and we are extremely satisfied with the results!
    Dan P.
    Esko, MN
  • "Professionalism." Read Full Testimonial

    Jen and Dave G. of Ely, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              "Very professional staff from start to finish. Thank you for all you do."
    Jen and Dave G.
    Ely, MN
  • "Guess who's sump pump is still running? Mine!" Read Full Testimonial

    Gregg P. of Aitkin, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              Rich. I hope you and your family are well. My neighbor just called me and said the power is out but guess who's sump pump is still running? Mine! Happy we had you put that in. Thanks and take care!
    Gregg P.
    Aitkin, MN

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Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Basement Waterproofing Service Near Medford, WI
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    Basement Waterproofing Service Near Medford, WI
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    Basement Waterproofing Service Near Medford, WI

    The owner of this home in Medford, WI reached out to us looking for help with their wet basement.

    Design Specialist Rich Johnsen went out to the home to run a free no-obligation estimate appointment for the homeowner. After taking several measurements, Rich created a quote for our WaterGuard® and sump pump waterproofing systems.

    A DBS Foreman led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they installed the WaterGuard® french drain system around the interior perimeter of the basement and covered the drains with concrete for a smooth finish (the concrete is wet at the time the after the photo was taken for this project). They also installed a new sump pump with a backup battery in case the power goes out during a rainstorm. The sump pump paired with the WaterGuard® system will ensure that the basement stays drier.

    Now that the basement has been waterproofed, the homeowner can relax with peace of mind.

  • Basement Wall Stabilized in Eau Claire, WI
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    Basement Wall Stabilized in Eau Claire, WI
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    Basement Wall Stabilized in Eau Claire, WI

    This foundation in Eau Claire, WI, has its third mobile home on top of it. Over time the foundation began to crack. The owner reached out to DBS and scheduled an appointment with a specialist to come out to the home. DBS was able to find a solution to fix the cracked foundation wall. The installation of PowerBraces and Carbon Armor were the proposed solution. The installed crew from DBS came and the walls were permanently stabilized. 

  • CarbonArmor® Wall Reinforcing System Install in Eau Claire, WI
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    CarbonArmor® Wall Reinforcing System Install in Eau Claire, WI
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    CarbonArmor® Wall Reinforcing System Install in Eau Claire, WI

    These homeowners in Eau Claire, WI reached out to DBS for help with stabilizing their basement walls.


    Design Specialist Rich Johnsen went to the home and analyzed the damage. Over time the soil surrounding the home became compressed and was adding pressure to the basement walls. Foreman Casey Healey and his production crew installed our CarbonArmor® Wall Reinforcing System to the failing walls. CarbonArmor® is made out of carbon fiber and is 10 times stronger than steel. CarbonArmor® is flexible and contours to the foundation wall with high adhesion and paintable low profile design.


    This basement is now permanently stabilized and safe!

     

     

  • New Drainage and Sump Pump for Water Damaged Basement in Chetek, WI
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    New Drainage and Sump Pump for Water Damaged Basement in Chetek, WI
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    New Drainage and Sump Pump for Water Damaged Basement in Chetek, WI

    This Chetek, WI home was built in 2000. Just this year, the homeowners had isssues with water intrusion in their basement, that caused damage to their drywall and plywood walls. 

    Our Design Specialist Rich Johnsen visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the waterproofing work. It was determined that a drainage system and new sump pump were needed to protect the home after heavy rains. 

    DBS Foreman Zach Jorenby and crew worked on the interior waterproofing job. The crew began by breaking out concrete to create a trench around the home's footing. Our WaterGuard® drain system was put into place and will effectively capture wall and floor seepage, directing it to a new SingleSafe™ sump pump. The crew finished the job by burying adding an IceGuard® outlet to prevent any winter time freezeups of the discharge line.

    This homeowner no longer has to worry about basement flooding, and can count on a dry basement going forward. 

  • Birchwood, WI cabin walls stabilized
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    Birchwood, WI cabin walls stabilized
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    Birchwood, WI cabin walls stabilized

    The owner of the cabin was looking to sell the cabin to his friend. As part of the agreement, he needed to get the foundation wall secured. The owner called the experts at DBS to come out and find a solution to the bowing foundation wall. System Design Specialist, Rich Johnson, made a visit out to the cabin and found a quality solution to the problem foundation wall. The use of PowerBraces would secure the wall and prevent any further damage to the wall and cabin. Foreman, Casey Healy, and his crew were able to install the PowerBraces and secure the wall. This homeowner was very pleased with the results and was able to sell the cabin to his friend confident that the foundation wall was permanently fixed. 

  • Birchwood, WI Failing Walls Stabilized Using PowerBrace® Technology
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    Birchwood, WI Failing Walls Stabilized Using PowerBrace® Technology
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    Birchwood, WI Failing Walls Stabilized Using PowerBrace® Technology

    These Birchwood, WI homeowners reached out to DBS when their basement walls began to crack and bow.


    DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen went to the property and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work.
    Foreman Casey Healey and his production crew installed our PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System to immediately stabilize the bowing walls. Over time the PowerBrace® System is tightened by our service team to restore the wall to level.


    This basement is now permanently stabilized and safe for the family to enjoy.

     

  • Cracked Foundation in Hayward, WI Supported with DBS
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    Cracked Foundation in Hayward, WI Supported with DBS
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    Cracked Foundation in Hayward, WI Supported with DBS

    This Hayward, WI cabin owners was in need of a permanent solution for their cabin foundation. As seen in the before photo, the foundation was cracking and shifting, in threat of collapsing in certain areas. 

    After hearing about us from their neighbor, they called DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate with our Design Specialist Rich Johnsen. He diagnosed the foundation issues beneath the cabin and designed a custom solution for the homeowners using two different wal support systems.

    Foreman Nick Burley and his crew installed 4 GeoLock™ Wall Plates and Earth Anchors to the failing foundation wall. This system uses the heavy-duty anchors in and connects them to plates on the wall interior wall. Connected with long, galvanized rods, these anchors are tightened to straighten the wall over time and provide maximum support. The team also installed a PowerBrace Wall Bracing System. This is meant to support walls from further movement and can be tightened over time, in order to restore the walls to their original position. The PowerBrace™ beams are zinc-plated and backed with a 75-year warranty against movement.

    The customer was happy with the work done and now had a permanent solution they can count on for years to come.

  • Crooked, Leaning House in Hayward, WI Gets Foundation Makeover with DBS Pier System
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    Crooked, Leaning House in Hayward, WI Gets Foundation Makeover with DBS Pier System
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    Crooked, Leaning House in Hayward, WI Gets Foundation Makeover with DBS Pier System

    The owner of this home in Hayward, WI reached out to DBS looking for a foundation stabilization solution.

    A DBS Design Specialist went out to the property to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, the Design Specialist quoted our pier system.

    A DBS Foreman led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they installed piers beneath the home in order to permanently stabilize it.

    Now that the home has been stabilized, the homeowner can relax with peace of mind.

  • PowerBrace® Wall Bracing System Installed in Hayward, WI Crawl Space
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    PowerBrace® Wall Bracing System Installed in Hayward, WI Crawl Space
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    PowerBrace® Wall Bracing System Installed in Hayward, WI Crawl Space

    The owner of this home in Hayward, WI reached out to DBS looking for help with their bowing crawl space walls.

    DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen went out to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, Rich recommended our PowerBrace® Wall Bracing System.

    A DBS Foreman led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they installed PowerBrace® i-beams around the walls of the crawl space to ensure that no additional movement would occur.

    Now that the crawl space has been stabilized, the homeowner can relax with peace of mind.

  • TripleSafe™ Sump Pump Improves Basement System in Woodville, WI
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    TripleSafe™ Sump Pump Improves Basement System in Woodville, WI
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    TripleSafe™ Sump Pump Improves Basement System in Woodville, WI

    These Woodville homeowners reached out to DBS after their newly purchased home started having water issues in the basement. The previous homeowners did a partial waterproofing job with a different company and the results were not successful. Design Specialist Rich Johnsen provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. A DBS Foreman and their production team installed our WaterGuard® System along the perimeter of the basement and a TripleSafe™ Sump Pump to keep water out of the basement for good. This home now has a clean, safe and dry basement to enjoy. 

  • Rim Joist Insulation Provides Proper Insulation in Washburn, WI Basement to Decrease Heating Bill
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    Rim Joist Insulation Provides Proper Insulation in Washburn, WI Basement to Decrease Heating Bill
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    Rim Joist Insulation Provides Proper Insulation in Washburn, WI Basement to Decrease Heating Bill

    The owners of this home in Washburn, WI were having issues keeping their basement warm. They reached out to DBS in hopes of finding an energy-efficient solution.

    Design Specialist Rich Johnsen went out to the property to conduct a free no-obligation estimate. Rich informed that the issue was caused by improperly sealed rim joists in their basement. Cold air would continue to leak in through the rim joists if left alone.

    Foreman Raeshawn Pelfrey led the installation of this project with help from his crew. Together they sprayed waterproof polyurethane foam into each rim joist of the home. The spray foam air seals the space as it expands when applied. Read this article to learn more about rim joists and how DBS can thoroughly insulate your basement.

    Now that the rim joists have been air-sealed, the homeowners will be able to relax comfortably in their homes without paying high heating bills.

  • Unlevel Garage Apron and Sidewalk Leveled by DBS Concrete Repair Service in Washburn, WI
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    Unlevel Garage Apron and Sidewalk Leveled by DBS Concrete Repair Service in Washburn, WI
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    Unlevel Garage Apron and Sidewalk Leveled by DBS Concrete Repair Service in Washburn, WI

    The owner of this home in Washburn, WI reached out to DBS looking for help with their unlevel sidewalk and garage apron.

    Design Specialist Rich Johnsen went out to the property to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, Rich generated a quote for our concrete lifting and leveling service.

    A DBS Foreman led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they injected PolyLevel® beneath the garage apron and sidewalk until the slabs were level with one another.

    Now that the tripping hazards have been repaired, the homeowner can relax with peace of mind.

  • Concrete Lifting Near Comstock, WI
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    Concrete Lifting Near Comstock, WI
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    Concrete Lifting Near Comstock, WI

    The owner of this house in Comstock, WI reached out to us looking for help with their cracked front patio.

    Design Specialist Rich Johnsen went out to the property to run a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After taking several photos and measurements, Rich created a quote for our PolyLevel® service.

    A DBS Foreman led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they injected PolyLevel® underneath the slabs to level it out. To finish the project they sealed all of the cracks with NexusPro® sealant.

    Now the homeowner can relax with peace of mind. If your patio looks the same way as the before photos, give us a call today to set up a free no-obligation estimate!

  • Water Damage Repaired In Duluth, MN With DBS Residential Solutions
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    Water Damage Repaired In Duluth, MN With DBS Residential Solutions
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    Water Damage Repaired In Duluth, MN With DBS Residential Solutions

    These homeowners in Iron River, MN reached out to DBS for help keeping their leaky basement dry. When we arrived the basement had water damage, musty odors, and moisture in the air. 

    DBS Design Specialist, Rich Johnsen went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After inspecting the home and water damage Rich recommended installing our WaterGuard® subfloor french drainage system paired with a TripleSafe™ sump pump. This system will never need to be emptied by the homeowner and is installed with a nationally-backed warranty. WaterGuard® sits flush with the floor and can be completely hidden with tile, carpet, or wood flooring. 

    This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Joe Harris and his production crew. This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

     

     

  • Basement Waterproofing Service by DBS in Iron River, WI
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    Basement Waterproofing Service by DBS in Iron River, WI
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    Basement Waterproofing Service by DBS in Iron River, WI

    The owner of this house in Iron River, WI reached out to DBS looking for a solution to their wet basement.

    Design Specialist Rich Johnsen went to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, Rich recommended our WaterGuard® and our TripleSafe® sump pump.

    A DBS Foreman led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they installed WaterGuard® around the interior perimeter of the basement and also installed the new sump pump to make sure water can be collected and pumped away from the home.

    Now that the basement has been thoroughly waterproofed, the homeowner can relax with peace of mind.

  • Waterproofing System for Leaking Herbster, WI Home
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    Waterproofing System for Leaking Herbster, WI Home
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    Waterproofing System for Leaking Herbster, WI Home

    These homeowners in Herbster, WI had been dealing with a wet basement since they moved in 20 years ago. They noticed the problem getting significantly worse, making it unsuitable for storage and laundry spaces. After learning about our waterproofing service on local tv, they decided they were ready for a permanent solution with DBS.

    DBS Design Specialist, Rich Johnsen, went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. Rich saw signs of water immediately when he entered the basement. After thoroughly inspecting the interior and exterior of the property, Rich presented a solution that would solve the basement's water issues.

    DBS Production Manager Kevin Steffey was the project foremen on the job. He and his crew applied CleanSpace® wall poly to collect moistue and direct it to a brand new WaterGuard® french drainage system. This system sits flush with the floor and is completely hidden and new flooring will be installed over it. 

    This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable!

  • Geo-Lock® Wall Anchor System Installed in Basement of Herbster, WI Home
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    Geo-Lock® Wall Anchor System Installed in Basement of Herbster, WI Home
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    Geo-Lock® Wall Anchor System Installed in Basement of Herbster, WI Home

    The owner of this home in Herbster, WI reached out to DBS looking for help with bowing and cracked foundation basement walls.

    Design Specialist Rich Johnsen went out to the property to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, the Design Specialist recommended our Geo-Lock® Wall Anchor System.

    A DBS Foreman led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they installed Geo-Lock® Anchors on the failing walls in the basement. The Geo-Lock® System will help keep the basement walls from bowing further inward, and permanently stabilize the foundation.

    Now that the repairs have been made, the homeowner can relax with peace of mind.

  • Consistently Flooded Basement in Brule, WI Waterproofed with WaterGuard®
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    Consistently Flooded Basement in Brule, WI Waterproofed with WaterGuard®
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    Consistently Flooded Basement in Brule, WI Waterproofed with WaterGuard®

    These homeowners in Brule, WI have been dealing with water intrusion issues for 15 years. Finally, they said enough is enough, put the mop down, and reached out to DBS for help. 

    Design Specialist Rich Johnsen visited the home to conduct a free, no-obligation estimate. After a careful inspection, Rich provided a quote and recommended the installation of a WaterGuard® Drain System. This French drain system collects water from the floor joists and walls before it has a chance to enter the home. 

    A DBS Foreman led the installation of the project with help from a team. Together, the team removed the concrete around the perimeter of the basement and placed the French drain pipes under the floor. Once the drain is installed, concrete is poured back over the installation to create a flush look. The drain leads to a sump pump that will discharge the water out of the home and away from the foundation. 

    These homeowners will no longer have to worry about mopping their basement and can now relax in their healthy home. 

  • Waterproofing in Luck, WI
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    Waterproofing in Luck, WI
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    Waterproofing in Luck, WI

    This home in Luck, WI was experiencing some water problems in the basement. After homeowner called DBS for an appointment, System Design Specialist, Rich Johnson went out to the home for a FREE, no obligation estimate. Rich inspected the home and then explained that the best possible solution would be to waterproof the basement with the DBS system. This system also included a SuperSump and wall poly. The customer signed the written proposal that same day and a date was set to have Foreman, Casey Healey, and his team complete the installation. After Casey and his team professionally waterproofed the basement, the homeowner no longer had to worry about water problems becoming an issue.

  • WaterGuard® Installed in Luck, WI Basement
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    WaterGuard® Installed in Luck, WI Basement
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    WaterGuard® Installed in Luck, WI Basement

    These Luck, WI homeowners reached out to DBS after they had been having issues with water pooling in their basement and wanted a permanent solution to the problem.
    DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. A DBS Foreman and their production team installed our WaterGuard® System along the perimeter of the basement and then covered the walls with CleanSpace® waterproofing material which now leads any unwanted water directly to the sump pump.
    This home now has a clean, safe and dry basement to enjoy.

  • PowerBrace® System Saves Danbury, WI Cabin
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    PowerBrace® System Saves Danbury, WI Cabin
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    PowerBrace® System Saves Danbury, WI Cabin

    These Danbury, WI homeowners reached out to DBS when their foundation walls began to crack. 


    DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the problem. DBS Foreman Casey Healey and his production crew installed our PowerBrace® Wall Bracing system to permanently stabilize the failing walls. 


    This home now has safe and stable floors to enjoy year-round!

     

     

  • PowerBeam® Wall System Stabilized Basement in St. Croix Falls, WI
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    PowerBeam® Wall System Stabilized Basement in St. Croix Falls, WI
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    PowerBeam® Wall System Stabilized Basement in St. Croix Falls, WI

    These St. Croix Falls, WI homeowners reached out to DBS when their basement walls began to crack and bow.


    DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen went to the property and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work.
    Foreman Kevin Steffey and his production crew installed our PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System to immediately stabilize the bowing walls. Over time the PowerBrace® System is tightened by our service team to restore the wall to level.


    This basement is now permanently stabilized and safe for the family to enjoy.

  • PowerBrace® System Installed in St. Croix Falls, WI to Stabilize Bowing Basement Walls
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    PowerBrace® System Installed in St. Croix Falls, WI to Stabilize Bowing Basement Walls
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    PowerBrace® System Installed in St. Croix Falls, WI to Stabilize Bowing Basement Walls

    The owner of this home in St. Croix Falls, WI reached out to DBS looking for help with bowing basement walls.

    Design Specialist Rich Johnsen went out to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, Rich recommended our PowerBrace® System.

    A DBS Foreman led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they installed 14 PowerBrace® i-beams along the basement walls to permanently stabilize the foundation. Each i-beam is bolted to the slab of the basement and secured to the rim joists of the home. At the top of each i-beam is a bracket that can be tightened during dry months in an attempt to move the wall back to its original position.

    Now that the basement walls have been permanently stabilized, the homeowner can relax with peace of mind.

  • Bowing Walls of Grand Marais Garage Stabilized with DBS PowerBrace® System
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    Bowing Walls of Grand Marais Garage Stabilized with DBS PowerBrace® System
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    Bowing Walls of Grand Marais Garage Stabilized with DBS PowerBrace® System

    The owner of this home in Grand Marais, MN reached out to DBS with concerns about bowing walls.

    Design Specialist Rich Johnsen went out to the property to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, Rich recommended our PowerBrace® Wall Bracing System.

    A DBS Foreman led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. They installed 5 PowerBrace® i-beams along the walls in order to permanently stabilize them. Over time the system can be tightened in an attempt to straighten the walls back to their original position.

    The homeowner can relax with peace of mind not having to worry about bowing walls.

  • Wall Stabilization in Poplar, WI
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    Wall Stabilization in Poplar, WI
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    Wall Stabilization in Poplar, WI

    These Poplar, WI homeowners reached out to DBS when their basement walls began to crack and bow.


    DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen went to the property and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work.
    A DBS Foreman and their production crew installed our PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System to immediately stabilize the bowing walls. Over time the PowerBrace® System is tightened by our service team to restore the wall to level.


    This basement is now permanently stabilized and safe for the family to enjoy.

     

     

  • Water Damaged Basement in Poplar, WI Restored with Waterproofing System
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    Water Damaged Basement in Poplar, WI Restored with Waterproofing System
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    Water Damaged Basement in Poplar, WI Restored with Waterproofing System

    This 1980's family home in Poplar, WI was having water issues in their finished basement. After learning about our work on local radio, the owners contacted DBS in search of a permanent solution. 

    DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen is our expert in basement waterproofing and visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate. After thoroughly inspecting the leaky basement, Rich designed a custom plan for a basement waterproofing system including our WaterGuard® french drain system and a new sump pump.

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris and his crew installed our basement waterproofing products. First, they dug a trench around the perimeter of the basement and carried out the concrete. From there, they installed our WaterGuard® drainage system and surrounded it with gravel to encourage proper drainage. Once the drain system install was complete, they connected it to a SingleSafe™ sump pump and covered the drain with new concrete. 

    This homeowner now has a proven system for keeping water out of the basement. 

  • WaterGuard® System Installed in Poplar, WI Home to Waterproof Space
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    WaterGuard® System Installed in Poplar, WI Home to Waterproof Space
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    WaterGuard® System Installed in Poplar, WI Home to Waterproof Space

    The owner of this home in Poplar, WI reached out to DBS looking for a solution to their water issue.

    Designs Specialist Rich Johnsen went out to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, RIch recommended our WaterGuard® System.

    A DBS Foreman led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they installed WaterGuard® drains into trenches that they jackhammered around the perimeter of the space. The crew also installed a new sump pump to help expel water up and away from the home.
    Now that the home has been properly waterproofed, the homeowner can relax with peace of mind.

  • TripleSafe™ Sump Pump Installed in Saint Paul, MN Helps WaterGuard® to Keep the Basement Dry
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    TripleSafe™ Sump Pump Installed in Saint Paul, MN Helps WaterGuard® to Keep the Basement Dry
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    TripleSafe™ Sump Pump Installed in Saint Paul, MN Helps WaterGuard® to Keep the Basement Dry

    This homeowner in Saint Paul, MN needed to address their water intrusion issues as soon as possible. They needed a professional, permanent solution so they reached out to DBS for help. 

    Design Specialist Rich Johnsen assisted the homeowners in a free, no-obligation estimate to help find the perfect solution. After a close inspection, a quote was provided for our WaterGuard® waterproofing system and our TripleSafe™ Sump Pump.

    A DBS Foreman led the installation of this project with help from a team. The project began with jackhammering that created trenches around the perimeter of the flooding walls. The drain lines are then placed within, and run to the newly installed sump pump where the water is expelled from the home. This sump pump has back up batteries that will prevent any failure in order to ensure no water will ever get out. 

    This homeowner can now relax in their healthy, dry home.

  • CarbonArmor® Wall Defense Straps Stabilize Bowing Wall in Saint Paul, MN Home
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    CarbonArmor® Wall Defense Straps Stabilize Bowing Wall in Saint Paul, MN Home
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    CarbonArmor® Wall Defense Straps Stabilize Bowing Wall in Saint Paul, MN Home

    This basement in Saint Paul, MN was experiencing stage 1-2 wall failure. A small bow had begun in the wall, but since the owner acted quickly and contacted DBS, they prevented any further severe damage.

    Design Specialist Rich Johnsen visited the home and conducted a free, no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a careful inspection, Rich provided a quote for our CarbonArmor® Wall Defense Straps.

    A DBS Foreman led the installation of the project with help from a team. Together, the team applied these strong straps to the bowing wall. These straps are made out of woven material that is ten times stronger than steel. The straps hold the wall in place and prevent any further inward movement and bowing.

    This homeowner can now relax knowing their home is stable and secure. 

  • WaterGuard® System and TripleSafe™ Sump Pump Installed to Waterproof Basement in St. Paul, MN
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    WaterGuard® System and TripleSafe™ Sump Pump Installed to Waterproof Basement in St. Paul, MN
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    WaterGuard® System and TripleSafe™ Sump Pump Installed to Waterproof Basement in St. Paul, MN

    The owner of this home in Saint Paul, MN had issues with water leaking into their basement. Over time, the water damaged the walls, flooring, and some of their belongings. Looking for a solution, the homeowner reached out to DBS.

    Design Specialist James Miller went to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, he generated a quote for our WaterGuard®System and a TripleSafe™ sump pump.

    A DBS Foreman led the installation of this project with help from a crew. Together they installed the WaterGuard®Drain System around the interior perimeter of the basement by creating trenches for the drains to be placed into. The TripleSafe™ sump pump was installed in the lowest part of the home to collect water in the drains and pump it up and away from the foundation.

    Now that the home has been properly waterproofed, the homeowner can relax knowing that their basement will stay drier.

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