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Jose works as a Co-Foreman on one of the DBS installation crews. He has experience working with all of our different services (foundation repair, insulation, finishing) but he gets the most enjoyment from working with our Foundation Repair and Waterproofing teams. He believes that this is what gives customers the most peace of mind and creates a safe home for our customers and their families. Jose began working with DBS in 2016 after working in a large casino as an electrician and maintenance worker. He has enjoyed the change in careers and especially appreciates the focus DBS has on their customer with their WOW service program. When Jose isn't at work he enjoys fishing, helping his friends & family, and especially cooking.
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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.
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 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.
A homeowner in Superior, WI reached out to DBS in regards to our basement waterproofing service. To ensure a more safe and comfortable basement environment, They wanted to have a waterproofing system put in that was made to last, and was reliable in keeping out any unwanted water. After a thorough inspection, it was determined that the basement would need to have several products installed. DBS would send in a crew to install a TripleSafe™ sump pump, along with 85 feet of WaterGuard® and CleanSpace® wall poly. The combination of these products give the basement an effective and efficient waterproofing system for years to come.
In Prior Lake, MN, a homeowner had an exterior retaining wall that was lacking support. This was concerning for the owner, and they reached out to DBS for a possible solution. After a thorough inspection, it was determined that the wall would need to have a set of GeoLock® wall anchors installed to add extra strength. Along with that, the addition of helical anchors was also put in place. The finished product can be viewed from the photos attached.
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.
In Duluth, MN, a homeowner in the Park Point area was looking to upgrade their basement by adding support for their sagging floor, as well as making an improvement to their waterproofing system. After a thorough inspection, it was determined that the SmartJack® XL system would have to be installed for structural support, and our specially designed waterproofing plan would be put in place for this basement. In Park Point homes, our crews carefully place dimple drainage matting along the exisitng concrete floor, and then pour a new layer of concrete on top of that to elevate the flooring. While other waterproofing products are installed as well, this is a crucial step to ensuring that no further water issues take place within the basement. The results of the project can be seen 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 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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
A homeowner in Duluth, MN was experiencing structural issues with their crawl space. Failing crawl space support can eventually lead to sagging floors in the main area of a home, and cause bigger problems over time. In need of a solution to this, the owner reached out to DBS. After a thorough inspection, it was determined that the crawl space would need to have several SmartJack® units installed within the crawl space to provide that added support. The SmartJack® is an ideal product for crawl space stabilization as it can support loads of over 60,000 lbs. The results turned out great, and the homeowner can now be more comfortable with a reinforced crawl space 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This Eveleth, MN homeowner was in the process of remodeling his basement when he noticed some cracking in his foundation wall. He called DBS as he wanted an expert to come out and check out his foundation wall. System Design Specialist, Rich Johnsen made a visit to this home. Upon inspection, he found that the east foundation wall needed some additional support to stabilize the wall. He concluded that the best way to do this would be through the use of our PowerBrace system. The homeowner was relieved that there was a sure fix to this problem. The DBS installation crew headed by Forman Kevin Steffy was able to successfully install the PowerBrace System.