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  • By Paul W.
    Chetek, WI

    Customer Review

    By Paul W.
    Chetek, WI

  • By Patrick H.
    Spooner, WI

    "My wife and I would like to thank all involved at Foundation Supportworks,as we can finally get a good nights sleep not worrying..."

    Customer Review

    By Patrick H.
    Spooner, WI

    My wife and I would like to thank all involved at Foundation Supportworks,as we can finally get a good nights sleep not worrying the poured wall would lean out and collapse do to the negligence from the concrete contractor we hired. Royce Bunn was very polite and 100% professional! Very hard to find someone like him these days.

  • By Patty & Llyod Z.
    Superior, WI

    "First the sales person was outstanding. He explained things and was not "pushy." He answered every question we had. It was an..."

    Customer Review

    By Patty & Llyod Z.
    Superior, WI

    First the sales person was outstanding. He explained things and was not "pushy." He answered every question we had. It was an "affordable" way to accomplish our goal. How could we not do it? 

  • By Noreen W.
    Duluth, MN

    "Very pleased with the services and staff!"

    Customer Review

    By Noreen W.
    Duluth, MN

    Very pleased with the services and staff!

  • By Glen B.
    Duluth, MN

    "Rich, Kevin and Rob all did a great job.  "

    Customer Review

    By Glen B.
    Duluth, MN

    Rich, Kevin and Rob all did a great job.  

  • By Colleen & Dana R.
    Duluth, MN

    Customer Review

    By Colleen & Dana R.
    Duluth, MN

  • By Mark S.
    Duluth, MN

    Customer Review

    By Mark S.
    Duluth, MN

  • By Esther S.
    Duluth, MN

    Customer Review

    By Esther S.
    Duluth, MN

  • By Louane B.
    Duluth, MN

    "The area where I live gives no access to the back yard with the houses close together. Kevin, Zach and Jose did not let this stop..."

    Customer Review

    By Louane B.
    Duluth, MN

    The area where I live gives no access to the back yard with the houses close together. Kevin, Zach and Jose did not let this stop them. They worked around the obstacles in an efficient manner. Kevin kept in communication with me in a friendly manner. The work was site cleaned up. I would recommend them to others.

  • By Lisa M.
    Hermantown, MN

    Customer Review

    By Lisa M.
    Hermantown, MN

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "We have been searching for a place to lift our floors for over 4 years." Read Full Testimonial

    Karla M. of Apply Valley, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              We have been searching for a place to lift our floors for over 4 years. Everyone we checked into wanted to dig under our house to lift the floors. Finally found DBS Solutions. What a GREAT group of people from beginning to end. They were able to go into our crawl space and lift our floors. So glad I found them. I would HIGHLY recommend them. Honest, Affordable and treated my home like it was their own. THANKS GUYS!!!
    Karla M.
    Apply Valley, MN
  • ""They left my basement cleaner than they found it!"" Read Full Testimonial

    Chris S. of North St. Paul, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              "They left my basement cleaner than they found it!"
    Chris S.
    North St. Paul, MN
  • ""Kevin is the absolute nicest person."" Read Full Testimonial

    Carol P. of Two Harbors, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              "Kevin was the absolute nicest person. Keep up the great work!"
    Carol P.
    Two Harbors, MN
  • "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
  • ""Work was amazing. 20 out of 10."" Read Full Testimonial

    Dave N. of Duluth, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              "Experience with the crew was excellent. Amazing that they got it all done in only a day and a half."
    Dave N.
    Duluth, MN
  • ""Crew was very professional, outlined what they were going to do."" Read Full Testimonial

    Nik H. of Duluth, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              Scheduling, payment, and everyone was very easy to work with. Installation crew was very professional.
    Nik H.
    Duluth, MN
  • "Great attention to detail and considerate." Read Full Testimonial

    Jeremy L. of Duluth, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              "Kevin is great! So easy to work with and has great attention to detail. His crew was so considerate of my yard. I really appreciated it!"
    Jeremy L.
    Duluth, MN
  • "It was a difficult job and Kevin and his team worked really hard under extreme conditions to get it done." Read Full Testimonial

    Mark P. of Ely, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              Hello DBS Team, I want to thank you all for the great job on our boathouse off Pattison Island. It was a difficult job and Kevin and his team worked really hard under extreme conditions to get it done. It's been a pleasure working with everyone in the company. (Hi Reneé, glad you got to go up and see the place.) We will certainly recommend DBS to others. Thanks again!
    Mark P.
    Ely, 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

Kevin Steffey from DBS

Title: Foreman

Hometown: Duluth

Kevin Steffey from DBS

Kevin is a certified welder who came to DBS Residential Solutions after working at a gold mine in Alaska. He has been with DBS since 2015 and in that time he has most enjoyed the different situation every day brings. In his day to day position he installs products to help permanently fix problems customers are having. In his free time he likes playing hockey, going to the gym, and hanging out with his dog and girlfriend. 

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Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Piering Foundation Work in Hayward, WI.
    Before
    Piering Foundation Work in Hayward, WI.
    After

    DBS went to a home to find a solution for their foundation problems. We sent our Design Specialist, Kevin Steffey, to the site to see what the best method for repair was. He suggested the home use piering to fix the foundation. This works by driving steel pipes into the previous failing foundations in that building. We’ve included a before photo of the home with failing foundation and a photo during the production of the piering foundation method being installed.

  • Ashland, WI crawlspace encapsulated.
    Before
    Ashland, WI crawlspace encapsulated.
    After

    The homeowner from Ashland, WI called DBS for an estimate on encapsulating his crawlspace. Upon inspection, there was some mold developing and the customer complained about a cold pantry above the crawlspace. System Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo, was able to provide the homeowner with a detailed plan on how to solve the problems they were experiencing with the crawl space. 

     

     

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation and SmartJack® in Cable, WI
    Before
    Crawl Space Encapsulation and SmartJack® in Cable, WI
    After

    A homeowner in Cable, WI reached out to DBS regarding the crawl space of their home. The area was old and dirty, and full of unwanted debris. After thorough inspection, it was decided that the area would need to have structural support added, as well as CleanSpace® to help encapsulate the entire crawl space. The photo here shows the crawl space prior to the service by DBS, and the finished product of the SmartJack® and CleanSpace® installation. The results turned out great, and the homeowner can now be more comfortable with their much improved crawl space.

  • Lake Elmo, MN  interior waterproofing system
    Before
    Lake Elmo, MN  interior waterproofing system
    After

    This Lake Elmo, MN homeowner reached out to DBS because they had been experiencing dampness in their basement, as well as some concern of small cracks in the foundation. Our System Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo, made a visit to their home and discussed the best quality solution for their basement. The homeowner decided to move forward with DBS and Henrik's solution. Installation of PowerBaces and an Interior Waterproofing System were installed by Foreman, Kevin Steffey, and his crew. Once the products were installed, the customer was relieved to have a quality solution in place. 

     

  • Failing Wall Stabilization in St. Croix Falls, WI
    Before
    Failing Wall Stabilization in St. Croix Falls, WI
    After

    A cabin in St Croix Falls, WI was experiencing failing basement walls, and the owner was searching for a solution. They were able to get in contact with DBS, and a crew went out to provide our wall support service. This required several PowerBrace™ units to be installed along the basement area, in order to ensure proper stabilization. 

  • SmartJack® System Installed in Taylors Falls, MN
    Before
    SmartJack® System Installed in Taylors Falls, MN
    After

    A homeowner in Taylors Falls, MN reached out to DBS regarding a xrawl space issue they were having. The area was poorly stabilized by wood posts, and this was causing the floor above to sag downward. In need of a solution, the homeowner had a Design Specialist come out and give a free, no-obligation estimate for the crawl space service. It was concluded that the area would need to have a good amount of SmartJack® units installed (24 in all) to help provide support for the crawl space and sagging floor. Our crew successfully installed the SmartJack® System, and the homeowner can now be more comfortable with a stabilized crawl space. 

  • Crawl Space SmartJack® Installation in Apple Valley, MN
    Before
    Crawl Space SmartJack® Installation in Apple Valley, MN
    After

    A homeowner in Apple Valley, MN reached out to DBS regarding their sagging floor aboce the crawl space of the home. When a crawl space has poor support, it can cause issues for the rest of the home. FOrtunately, DBS was able to inspect the area and provide a free, no-obligation estimate for the crawl space service. It was concluded that the area would need to have several Smartjack® units installed to provide stabilization for the floor, as shown in the photos. The results turned out great!

  • 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. 

  • Power Brace Installation in Saint Louis Park, MN
    Before
    Power Brace Installation in Saint Louis Park, MN
    After

    This homeowner in Saint Louis Park was concerned about the stability of her home. She had noticed a crack in the wall of her garage and wanted to get the problem fixed. After calling DBS, an appointment was set to have System Design Specialist, Rich Johnsen come out to the home for a free, no-obligation estimate. Following a thorough inspection on the day of the appointment, Rich was able to explain to the homeowner why the problem was happening and the best possible solution to fix it. He explained that the movement of the soil beneath the home had caused the foundation to move also. When this happens, pressure builds and the wall cracks in order to release some of the pressure. If the problem is not fixed, pressure will continue to build and the problem will only get worse. A permanent solution would be to install a PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System. This would keep the wall in place and prevent it from moving further. Through tightening over time, the braces will slowly bring the wall back into place. After a signed proposal, a date was set to have Foreman, Kevin Steffey come out to the home to install the system. Once the PowerBrace’s™ were professionally installed, the homeowner could rest easy in the safety of her home.

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation in Duluth, MN
    Before
    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Duluth, MN
    After

    This Duluth, MN homeowner called DBS to set up a free, no-obligation estimate for her crawl space concerns. Her home had started to show signs that something was going wrong under her home. She noticed that her floors started to sag, as well as excess moisture in her living spaces. Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo visited this home and upon his inspection concluded that the home should have the crawl space encapsulated as well as the use of our patented SmartJacks to stabilize the home's sagging support beams. Foreman, Kevin Steffy and his crew were tasked with the installation of SmartJacks and our CleanSpace crawlspace encapsulation material. They were able to achieve the desired results, and the homeowner was happy with the results. 

  • Egress Window installed in Duluth, MN basement.
    Before
    Egress Window installed in Duluth, MN basement.
    After

    This customer was no stranger to DBS, as we had installed a new support beam and SmartJacks in their basement last year. The homeowner was ready to move on to phase two of their basement upgrade and install an egress window. Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo stopped out to see the homeowner and measured for the installation of an egress window. Forman, Kevin Steffy and his crew installed the window system and left the customer feeling happy as they were one step closer to completing their basement!

     

  • Foundation Repair in Duluth, MN
    Before
    Foundation Repair in Duluth, MN
    After

    This Duluth, MN homeowner wanted to make sure the foundation of her home was in good condition. The corner of the basement had cracks along the bricks, showing unwanted movement. One evening while watching television she saw a commercial about DBS so she decided to reach out for a free estimate. Following a friendly phone call with the office staff, an appointment was made to have System Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo make a trip out to the home to do a free thorough inspection of her basement and provide a no-obligation estimate. Henrik came out and after doing the inspection explained to the homeowner a solution for the issues she was having. Her best option would be to install PowerBraces™ along the walls of the foundation to prevent the wall from moving even further. She and Henrik then came to a comfortable price agreement and a date was set to have Foreman, Kevin Steffey and his crew come out to perform the installation. When it came time for the installation, Kevin let the homeowner know their plan and gave her brief updates throughout the job. Once the sturdy PowerBrace™ wall reinforcement system was installed, the homeowner no longer had to worry about the foundation concerns.

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

    The homeowner of this Duluth, MN basement was pleased to have DBS complete a basement waterproofing system. Before they had water seeping through their foundation, ruining their precious boxes full of memories. The DBS team installed a DryTrak® baseboard water control system along with a CleanSpace® Wall System. These homeowners can now rest, as their basement is waterproofed. 

     

     

  • Making Space Usable in Duluth, MN
    Before
    Making Space Usable in Duluth, MN
    After

    The homeowners of this Duluth, MN were ready to make their basement into usable space. After calling DBS, Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo made a trip out to the home. He inspected the basement and gave the homeowners options on how to make their basement space livable again. The homeowners and Henrik worked through the problem and came up with a solution that fit the homeowners needs and wants. To make this space usable, the basement first needed to be waterproofed, then stabilized with PowerBraces™, and finally finished off with the total basement finishing system. Following a signed proposal, a date was set to have Foreman, Kevin Steffey and his crew come out to install the waterproofing system, PowerBraces™, and the basement finishing system. Once the system was professionally installed, the homeowners had another space in their home to enjoy.

  • Duluth, MN basement waterproofed using WaterGuard
    Before
    Duluth, MN basement waterproofed using WaterGuard
    After

    This customer heard about us from one of our radio commercials. He had been experiencing a wet basement a wanted the experts at DBS to give him a free estimate. Design Specialist, Torrey Swenson visited this home and was able to provide a quality solution for the wet basement. Foreman Kevin Steffy and his crew installed our patented WaterGuard system. This allowed a channel for the water to drain into a sump pump. The homeowner was pleased with the result!

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

    A basement in Duluth, MN had water seeping into the basement, especially on the outer perimeter near the foundation walls. The owner reached out to DBS in need of a solution to the problem. Our crew went in and installed WaterGuard® around the basement to help prevent any further water damage to the home. 

  • Duluth, MN Basement Receives Wall Support and Waterproofing
    Before
    Duluth, MN Basement Receives Wall Support and Waterproofing
    After

    A homeowner in Duluth, MN was experiencing several issues with their basement recently, which involved lack of wall support and leaking water. This could be real damaging to the area, and they reached out to DBS for help. After getting a free, no-obligation estimate, it was concluded that the basement needed to have PoweerBrace® units installed, along with WaterGuard® and a SuperPump®. The combination of these items will usrely help in keeping the basement a more dry and comfortable environment for the home!

  • Wall Stabilization and Waterproofing in Duluth, MN
    Before
    Wall Stabilization and Waterproofing in Duluth, MN
    After

    A homeowner in Duluth, MN had multiple issues with their basement that needed to be addressed. The main issues consisted of wall cracking and water leaking into the area. In need of a solution, they reached out to DBS. After a thorugh inspection and free, no-obligation estimate, it was concluded that the crew would install a combination of CleanSpace®, WaterGuard®, PowerBrace™ units, and a TripleSafe™ sump pump. The waterproofing products will help keep unwanted water from entering the basement area, and the PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System works to stabilize the failing foundation walls, as seen in the photo. The results were a success, and the homeowner can now enjoy a more safe and comfortable basement environment. 

  • Finished basement in Duluth Minnesota
    Before
    Finished basement in Duluth Minnesota
    After

    This homeowner was starting to redo their basement when they saw us at the Duluth Home and Garden Show. The thought of having flooring that does not mold was very appealing. Check out the change in appearance! Call us today for your free estimate! 

  • Extra support added using SmartJacks XL in Duluth, MN home
    Before
    Extra support added using SmartJacks XL in Duluth, MN home
    After

    This homeowner had a list of items that DBS was helping fix. One of the main items was to replace an old, rotting support beam and replace it with our patented SmartJack XL. Our installation crew headed by Forman, Kevin Steffy, were able to secure the weight of the house using a new and improved support called our SmartJack XL. The customer was pleased to know that his home was safe and secure after the install! 

     

  • Duluth, MN basement secured by using PowerBraces
    Before
    Duluth, MN basement secured by using PowerBraces
    After

    This Duluth, MN customer called DBS wanting an estimate on stabilizing their foundation walls. Our specialist, Royce Bunn, visited this home and was able to provide a quailty solution to permanently stabilize the basement foundation walls. The use of our PowerBrace system would ensure these foundation walls would straighten over time.

  • Duluth, MN sump installed and WaterGaurd
    Before
    Duluth, MN sump installed and WaterGaurd
    After

    In this Duluth, MN basement, DBS was called to help find a solution to leaking water. System Design Specialist Rich Johnsen visited the home and found a quality solution for the problem. The installation crew with Forman Kevin Steffey installed a TripleSafe Sump as well as a WaterGuard drainage system. The homeowner now enjoys a dry, safe basement. 

  • TripleSafe Sump installed in Duluth, MN basement.
    Before
    TripleSafe Sump installed in Duluth, MN basement.
    After

    This home had an existing, non-working sump in their basement. They 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 new, TripleSafe sump system. This would replace the old, broken sump. DBS is able to install new sumps into existing sump pits. Don't hesitate to call us if you are in need of a new sump!

  • 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. 

  • Hermantown, MN Home has PowerBrace™ System Installed
    Before
    Hermantown, MN Home has PowerBrace™ System Installed
    After

    A home in Hermantown, MN was experiencing foundation issues as their basement walls were beginning to bow. This was worrisome for the homeowner, and they reached out to DBS for a solution to the problem. It was concluded that the home would need to have the PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System installed, as shown in the photo attached, in order to properly stabilize the foundation. The results were satisfactory, and the homeowner can now enjoy a more safe and comfortable basement environment. 

  • Basement Waterproofing in Mound, MN
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Mound, MN
    After

    A homeowner in Mound, MN reached out to DBS regarding our basement waterproofing service. This time of year, leaking water can be a major issue within concrete basements. in need of a solution, the homeowner had DBS come out and install a new TripleSafe™ sump pump to help extract unwanted water, as well as put in WaterGuard® along the basement floor to catach and drain seeping water. The TripleSafe™ can be seen in the photo here. The overall results turned out great, and the homeowner can now enjoy a more efficient basement waterproofing system.

  • WaterGuard® and TripleSafe™ Installed in Cloquet, MN
    Before
    WaterGuard® and TripleSafe™ Installed in Cloquet, MN
    After

    A homeowner in Cloquet, MN reached out to DBS regarding a basement issue they were experiencing. There had been water leaking in to the basement and the owner wanted to find a solution. DBs was able to go out and and provide assistance by installing the WaterGuard® system and TripleSafe™ sump pump in the basement, which will help free the basement of any further water leaks or flooding issues. 

  • Cloquet, MN Basement has CleanSpace® Installed
    Before
    Cloquet, MN Basement has CleanSpace® Installed
    After

    A basement in Cloquet, MN was experiencing issues with water leaking in the area, and the homeowner was in need of a solution. Luckily, they reached out to DBS, and it was concluded that the basement area would need to have WaterGuard® installed along the perimeter of the basement foundation, as well as CleanSpace® to cover the walls. The combination of these products can help keep the basement area free of any leaking water or damages as a result, and the homeowner can enjoy a more comfortable environment. 

  • Crawl Space Waterproofing Project in Saginaw, MN
    Before
    Crawl Space Waterproofing Project in Saginaw, MN
    After

    A homeowner in Saginaw, MN was looking to transform their dirty, wet crawl space to a more pleasant area. They reached out to DBS to find the right solution. It turned out that the crawl space needed to be fully encapsulated with CleanSpace® lining, as well as have a TripleSafe™ sump pump installed. The combination of these products can ensure proper waterproofing for the entire area. With the help of DBS, the homeowner can now be more comfortable with a cleaner crawl space for their property.

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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