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Brain joined the DBS team in October of 2017 with a willingness to work hard. His role as an installer at DBS is to professionally install quality products into the basements of our customers. Brian’s favorite thing about working for DBS is experiencing the look of happiness on our client's face when he is done with his work in their home. He loves knowing he helped to improve the homes of our customers.
When he is not helping out customers, Brian enjoys a good game of golf, kicking back to relax and watching TV.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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!
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.
Here we installed our WaterGaurd waterproofing system around the perimeter of the basement. Then connected the system to a new TripleSafe sump pump.
A homeowner in Minnetonka, MN was experiencing issues with their basement foundation wall. The concrete block wall was starting to bow, and the homeowner was unsure if this would be a problem down the road. After they reached out to DBS and recieved a free, no-obligation estimate, it was determined that wall would indeed need stabilization using several PowerBrace™ units. The PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System is exceptional in adding support to foundation walls, and can even work to straighten them back to original form. Photos from the progression of the project can be viewed here.
A homeowner in Moose Lake, MN reached out to DBS regarding our foundation wall repair service, as well as the basement waterproofing service. They needed an efficient upgrade to the overall basement area, and there were several products needing to be installed. For the waterproofing portion, WaterGuard® was ran along the perimeter of the concrete floor. As for wall support, the crew installed CarbonArmor® to add stabilization along the foundation. The installation was a success, and the homeowner can now enjoy a more efficient basement system.
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.
This customer found us at the Hibbing Home Show in March of 2018. She had many concerns with her basement, one was leaking water through the foundation. System Design Specialist, Rich Johnsen visited the home and proposed installing our WaterGauard system and SuperSump to help eliminate leaking water. An additional 20mil poly would be installed on the walls to help siphon the water into the WaterGuard track.
A homeowner in Cohasset, MN reached out to DBS regarding the basement waterproofing service. This service helps create a more dry and safe environment for homes but keeping unwanted water from leaking in to the area. There are several products that can be installed to get the job done. For this home, Both WaterGuard® and a TripleSafe™ sump pump were installed within the basement. The photos here show the empty sump pit, followed by the placement of the TripleSafe™ and WaterGuard® drainage system.