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Nick Burley

DBS

Title: Foreman

Hometown: Duluth, MN

Nick Burley from DBS

Nick Joined the DBS family in 2018 as an Installer on our Production team, and has since assumed the role of Foreman. Prior to joining us, he worked for a roofing company and has experience operating heavy machinery. Nick's duties include supporting his crew to successfully install our products at customer homes.

What excites him most working at DBS is the opportunity for growth. In his free time, Nick likes to snowboarding, go cliff jumping, and spend time with his dog and family. 

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    Grand Marais, MN

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    By Carl A.
    Grand Marais, MN

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  • ""Crew was very professional, outlined what they were going to do."" Read Full Testimonial

    Nik H. of Duluth, MN

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

    Chuck K. of Duluth, MN

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              "Very efficient. Crew did nice work and were more than willing to chat and explain things. Clean up - helped out and took sheet rock with them. Very glad!"
    Chuck K.
    Duluth, MN

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  • Cracked Crawl Space Foundation Repaired Using Supportworks® PowerBrace® System In Winter, Wisconsin
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    Cracked Crawl Space Foundation Repaired Using Supportworks® PowerBrace® System In Winter, Wisconsin
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    Cracked Crawl Space Foundation Repaired Using Supportworks® PowerBrace® System In Winter, Wisconsin

    Homeowners from Winter, Wisconsin reached out to DBS for help stabilizing their cracked and bowing crawl space walls. Increasing soil pressure was causing structural damage that was getting worse each year. DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. 

    Henrik found that soil pressure increasing over time caused cracking and bowing on the foundation walls. This was allowing water and cold air to enter the crawl space and circulate throughout the entire home. The solution was to install Supportworks® PowerBrace™ wall support I beams to permanently stabilize and prevent future wall damage.

    This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Nick Burley and his production crew. DBS installs PowerBrace™ support beams with a 75-year nationally-backed warranty! Fix it right with DBS the first time and never worry again. 

     

     

  • 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.

  • GeoLock™ Earth Anchors Stabilize Cracked Foundation Walls In Brule, WI
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    GeoLock™ Earth Anchors Stabilize Cracked Foundation Walls In Brule, WI
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    GeoLock™ Earth Anchors Stabilize Cracked Foundation Walls In Brule, WI

    These homeowners from Brule, Wisconsin reached out to DBS for help stabilizing their cracked foundation walls. The lower level of their home was partially underground with the top third above the ground. 

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After inspecting the home, Nathan recommended installing GeoLock™ earth anchors to permanently stabilize the failing walls. The GeoLock™ support system works by connecting two plates together using galvanized steel rods and plates. One plate is installed outside the home in stable soil and the other is placed on the wall inside the home. Over time these connected plates are tightened to correct bowing walls. 

    This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Nick Burley and his production crew.

    This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

  • CleanSpace® Waterproofing and PowerBrace™ Installation in Luck, WI
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    CleanSpace® Waterproofing and PowerBrace™ Installation in Luck, WI
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    CleanSpace® Waterproofing and PowerBrace™ Installation in Luck, WI

    A homeowner in Luck, WI had several concerns about the condition of their basement that needed to be addressed. The concerns were a result of failing foundation walls as well as water leaking in to the basement. The homeowner reached out to DBS for a solution. AFter a free, no-obligation estimate, it was decided that the basement would need to have the PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System installed along the walls, and well as CleanSpace® and WaterGuard® for waterproofing, which can be seen in the photo. The results turned out great, and the homeowner can now enjoy a more safe and comfortable basement environment. 

  • Cracked and Leaky Basement Walls Made Dry With DBS Repair In Superior, Wisconsin
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    Cracked and Leaky Basement Walls Made Dry With DBS Repair In Superior, Wisconsin
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    Cracked and Leaky Basement Walls Made Dry With DBS Repair In Superior, Wisconsin

    These homeowners from Superior, Wisconsin reached out to DBS for help keeping their cracked and leaky basement walls dry and stable. 

    DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After inspecting the home, Henrik recommended installing PowerBrace™ wall support beams to stabilize the walls, CleanSpace® vapor barrier to stop water and a WaterGuard® subfloor french drainage system to drain water out of the home for good.

    This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Nick Burley and his production crew.

    This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

     

     

  • Basement in Two Harbors, MN Receives CleanSpace®
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    Basement in Two Harbors, MN Receives CleanSpace®
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    Basement in Two Harbors, MN Receives CleanSpace®

    A homeowner in Two Harbors, MN was experiencing water leakage within the basement of their home. The only defense against this was an od sump pump installed in the pit, but it was not enough to hold back the unwanted water. After reaching out to DBS, a Design SPecialist went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the waterproofing improvement. It was decided that the basement would need anew sump pump, as wel as CleanSpace® and WaterGuard® installed to provide maximum efficiency. The results turned out great, and the homeowner can now be more comfortable with their improved basement system. 

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation and Insulation in Duluth, MN
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation and Insulation in Duluth, MN
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation and Insulation in Duluth, MN

    Owners of this Duluth, MN home dreamt of making improvements and remodeling. With some signs of foundation settling and a wet crawl space, they knew they needed to improve the conditions beneath their home first.

    DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate for the project. He assessed the structural concerns, as well as the wet and musty crawl space. He worked with the homeowners to design a plan that would increase their year-round comfort and maintain their property value for years to come. 

    DBS Foreman Nick Burley lead this crawl space project. He and his team completely removed the debris and excavated dirt beneath the space and added some gravel back to encourage better drainage in the space. From there, they installed our 3-layer system for crawl space encapsulation. First, drainage matting to eliminate moisture buildup, TerraBlock™ crawl space insulation, and CleanSpace® vapor barrier. These three products work together to fully protect the crawl space and condition spaces around them from the effects of cold air and moisture. 

    To correct the structural issues, they installed 26 total SmartJack® support beams in order to restore the home to a level position.

    From there, DBS Foreman Nick Woods II and his insulation crew sealed the crawl space vertical walls, from the floor to the rim joists with closed cell spray foam. This will stop airflow and prevent moisture from entering the space. 

  • Duluth, MN Basement Stabilized With Supportworks® Products
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    Duluth, MN Basement Stabilized With Supportworks® Products
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    Duluth, MN Basement Stabilized With Supportworks® Products

    These homeowners in Duluth, MN reached out to DBS for help stabilizing their cracked and bowing basement walls.

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After inspecting the foundation of the home, Nathan recommended installing PowerBrace™ wall support beams to permanently stabilize the failing walls. This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Nick Burley and his production crew.

    This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

     

  • Failing Foundation Walls Stabilized In Bowing Duluth, MN Basement
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    Failing Foundation Walls Stabilized In Bowing Duluth, MN Basement
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    Failing Foundation Walls Stabilized In Bowing Duluth, MN Basement

    These homeowners in Duluth, MN reached out to DBS for help stabilizing their bowing basement walls. They were getting worse with time and the cracks allowed water to enter the home.

    DBS Design Specialist James Miller went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After inspecting the home James recommended installing PowerBrace™  wall support beams to permanently stabilize the bowing foundation. PowerBrace™ support beams immediately stabilize the bowing foundation and are benchmarked yearly by our service team to bring walls back to level. This system is installed with a 75-year fully transferable warranty. This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Nick Burley and his production crew.

    This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

  • Basement Waterproofing Job in Hermantown, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing Job in Hermantown, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing Job in Hermantown, MN

    A homeowner in Hermantown, MN had a basement with poor protection from leaking water. Old basements with concrete walls and floors are susceptible to water damage, as concrete can begin to crack and shift, allowing outside material to agin access to the interior portion of the basement. In this case, the homeowner reached out to DBS, and had a crew come and install several waterproofing products to aid in the extraction of unwanted water. The photo attached shows both CleanSpace® wall covering as well as WaterGuard® after installation. The results were a success, and the homeowner can now enjoy a more safe and comfortable basement environment. 

  • Hermantown, MN Basement gets Waterproofing Treatment
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    Hermantown, MN Basement gets Waterproofing Treatment
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    Hermantown, MN Basement gets Waterproofing Treatment

    A homeowner in Hermantown, MN was looking to maintain a quality basement, and decided that it would be a good idea to have added waterproofing support installed. They reached out to DBS, and a crew was able to able to come out and provide the basement with WaterGuard® around the perimeter of the area. WaterGuard® is an underground drainage system that catches unwanted water from seeping through the concrete, and extracts it properly. It is a truly reliable system when done right. Thanks to the help from DBS, the homeowner can now maintain a clean and dry basement environment!

  • PowerBrace® Wall Braces Stabilize Basement in Duluth, MN
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    PowerBrace® Wall Braces Stabilize Basement in Duluth, MN
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    PowerBrace® Wall Braces Stabilize Basement in Duluth, MN

    This Duluth home built in 1958 was experiencing basement wall failure and water damage. The homeowners saw our ad in the local newspaper and reached out for a free, no-obligation estimate.

    Design Specialist, James Miller went out to the property and assessed the damage and created a plan to reverse the bowing walls. Foreman Zach Royer and his crew installed our PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System to permanently stabilize the walls. 

    The result was a permanently stable basement!

  • Failing Cinder Block Foundation Walls Repaired By DBS Repair In Duluth, Minnesota
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    Failing Cinder Block Foundation Walls Repaired By DBS Repair In Duluth, Minnesota
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    Failing Cinder Block Foundation Walls Repaired By DBS Repair In Duluth, Minnesota

    These homeowners in Duluth, MN reached out to DBS for help stabilizing their failing foundation walls. Behind the seemingly fine wood paneling in their basement, troubling wall failure was present. 

    DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After inspecting the basement, Henrik recommended installing PowerBrace™ wall support beams. The powerful Supportworks® stabilization system has been used in hundreds of homes that DBS has permanently stabilized. This home needed multiple braces to combat increased soil pressure over time. 

    This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Nick Burley and his production crew.

     

  • Cracked And Bowing Walls Stabilized With PowerBrace™ Support Beams In Duluth, Minnesota
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    Cracked And Bowing Walls Stabilized With PowerBrace™ Support Beams In Duluth, Minnesota
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    Cracked And Bowing Walls Stabilized With PowerBrace™ Support Beams In Duluth, Minnesota

    This home in Duluth, Minnesota was in need of serious help when DBS arrived. Deep cracks and severe bowing were occurring when Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder provided a free, no-obligation estimate. Nathan created a plan to stabilize the failing foundation walls with Supportworks® PowerBrace™ wall support beams.  

    PowerBrace™ wall support beams immediately stabilize cracked and bowing walls. They are installed with a 75-year fully transferable nationally backed warranty. This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Nick Burley and his production crew. 

    This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

  • Cracking Basement Walls Repaired In Duluth, MN With Supportworks® Products
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    Cracking Basement Walls Repaired In Duluth, MN With Supportworks® Products
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    Cracking Basement Walls Repaired In Duluth, MN With Supportworks® Products

    These homeowners from Duluth, MN reached out to DBS for help stopping growing cracks in their basement from reaching total wall failure. Over time the foundation issues were getting more intense. 

    DBS Design Specialist James Miller went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After inspecting the home, James recommended a combination of GeoLock™ earth anchors, CarbonArmor®, and NexusPro sealant. This combination of Supportworks® solutions will immediately stabilize the walls and prevent any future cracking or bowing. 

    This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Nick Burley and his production crew.

  • Basement Waterproofing in Mound, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Mound, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Mound, MN

    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® System Protects Cloquet, MN Basement
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    WaterGuard® System Protects Cloquet, MN Basement
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    WaterGuard® System Protects Cloquet, MN Basement

    These homeowners in Cloquet, MN reached out to DBS after seeing our ad in the local newspaper. They had been having issues with water damage in their basement and needed a solution to the problem. 

     

    Design Specialist Tim Kincheloe went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. Foreman Tyler Nancy and his production team went to the home and installed our WaterGuard® Drain system along the perimeter of the basement. This system drains any water directly to our TripleSafe™ Sump Pump which keeps the basement dry all year long! 

    These homeowners now have a safe, and dry basement that is ready for the spring snowmelt! 

     

  • Failing Basement Walls Stabilized In Saginaw, Minnesota
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    Failing Basement Walls Stabilized In Saginaw, Minnesota
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    Failing Basement Walls Stabilized In Saginaw, Minnesota

    These homeowners in Saginaw, Minnesota reached out to DBS for help stabilizing their cracked and bowing basement walls. There were dramatic shifts in the walls when we arrived.

    DBS Design Specialist James Miller went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After inspecting the home, James recommended installing PowerBrace™ wall support beams to stabilize the failing foundation. PowerBrace™ wall support beams are installed with a 75-year nationally backed warranty. Once PowerBrace™ beams are installed the foundation is immediately stabilized and no further bowing will occur. 

    This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Nick Burley and his production crew.

    This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

  • Mora, MN Basement Stabilization Project By DBS Residential Solutions
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    Mora, MN Basement Stabilization Project By DBS Residential Solutions
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    Mora, MN Basement Stabilization Project By DBS Residential Solutions

    These homeowners in Mora, MN reached out to DBS for help stabilizing a portion of their basement foundation. Deep cracks and shifting were visible when the customer called DBS. 

    DBS Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After inspecting the walls, Henrik created a custom plan to stabilize and prevent future damage. This consisted of 6 Supportoworks PowerBrace™ wall support beams being installed along the failing basement wall. 

    This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Nick Burley and his production crew. They worked hard to install the products and keep this home safe. PowerBrace™ wall support beams are installed with a 75-year nationally backed warranty. 

     

    This home is now permanently stable and safe from future structural damage. 

  • WaterGuard® Installed in Damp Cotton, MN Basement
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    WaterGuard® Installed in Damp Cotton, MN Basement
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    WaterGuard® Installed in Damp Cotton, MN Basement

    These Cotton, MN homeowners reached out to DBS after seeing our ad on local TV. They had been having issues with water pooling in their basement and wanted a permanent solution to the problem.

    Design Specialist, Rich Johnsen provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. Foreman, Tyler Nancy, and his production team installed our WaterGuard® System along the perimeter of the basement which now leads any water to the sump pump.


    This home now has a clean, safe and dry basement to enjoy.

  • Crawl Space Leveled and Encapsulated in Eveleth, MN
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    Crawl Space Leveled and Encapsulated in Eveleth, MN
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    Crawl Space Leveled and Encapsulated in Eveleth, MN

    This recently purchased cabin in Eveleth, MN was in need of some structural support. Its dirt crawl space was causing moisture issues as well a musty smell in the main living space. Because the cabin is not used year-round, they wanted to protect it as much as possible against moisture and fluctuating weather even when they aren't there. They reached out to DBS about our crawl space encapsulation service.

    Design Specialist Rich Johnsen visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate. Foreman Nick Burley and his production crew installed 8 SmartJack support beams to level the cabin. A CleanSpace® vapor barrier on top of drainage matting to properly seal the dirt crawl space floor. Our ultra-dense TerraBlock™ foam insulation, as well as closed-cell spray foam, were applied to fully seal and regulate temperature in the space. These products work together to keep, cold air, moisture, and pests at bay.

    These cabin owners no longer have to worry about uneven floors and structural issues. They were also given a solid solution to protect their cabin against wetness and moisture.

  • WaterGuard® Installed Wet Tower, MN Basement
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    WaterGuard® Installed Wet Tower, MN Basement
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    WaterGuard® Installed Wet Tower, MN Basement

    These Duluth homeowners reached out to DBS after being referred by a friend. They had been having issues with water pooling in their basement and wanted a permanent solution to the problem. Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. Foreman Tyler Nacey and his 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. 

  • Foundation Support for Shifting Britt, MN Cabin
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    Foundation Support for Shifting Britt, MN Cabin
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    Foundation Support for Shifting Britt, MN Cabin

    Longtime cabin owners on Lake Leander outside of Britt, MN were concerned over worsening conditions with the cabin's block foundation. Individual blocks were shifting measurably, leaving cracks and gaps that left the crawl space prone to wetness and mold. Looking for a permanent solution, they reached out to DBS for more information about our foundation support systems. 

    DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the foundation support work. He determined that the crawl space would have SmartJack® support beams installed to lift and support the sagging crawl space ceiling, as well as helical piers to properly support the weight of the structure.

    DBS Foreman Zach Royer and his crew installed 9 helical piers to support 44 feet of additional support beams.

    To complete the work in the crawl space, Foreman Nick Burley and his production crew installed 13 SmartJack® supports to replace the rotting wooden beams. Finaly, they completed an encapsulation using a vapor barrier to to keep moisture at bay and protect the home's structural elements going forward.

  • Bowing Walls Corrected With Supportworks® I-Beam PowerBrace™  Wall Support System In Bovey, Minnesota
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    Bowing Walls Corrected With Supportworks® I-Beam PowerBrace™  Wall Support System In Bovey, Minnesota
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    Bowing Walls Corrected With Supportworks® I-Beam PowerBrace™ Wall Support System In Bovey, Minnesota

    These homeowners from Bovey, Minnesota reached out to DBS for help stabilizing their cracked and bowing foundation walls. Luckily wall damage was present and foundation settlement was not. The wall failure indicated that increasing soil pressure over time was damaging the structural integrity of this home. 

    DBS Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After inspecting the home and walls Henrik recommended installing PowerBrace™ wall support beams. These steel I-beams come from Supportworks® and offer an immediate wall stabilization solution. Over time, PowerBrace™ wall support beams are tightened in an attempt to bring bowing walls back to level. This progress is benchmarked during annual maintenance appointments through our DBS Customer Care Club. PowerBrace™ wall support beams are installed with a 75-year fully-transferable and nationally-backed warranty! 

    This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Nick Burley and his production crew. This Bovey, MN home is not healthy, safe, and comfortable. 

     

  • Wet Bathroom Stabilized In Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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    Wet Bathroom Stabilized In Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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    Wet Bathroom Stabilized In Grand Rapids, Minnesota

    These homeowners in Grand Rapids, MN reached out to DBS for help waterproofing and stabilizing their basement.

    DBS Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo, went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After inspecting the basement Henrik found structural cracks that allowed water to enter this home. To permanently solve the problem a WaterGuard® subfloor french drainage system, CleanSpace® waterproofing vapor barrier, and GeoLock™ wall anchors were recommended. This home was repaired by DBS Foremen Nick Burley and Zach Royer with their production crew.

    This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

  • Remer, MN Cabin Prepped for Year-Round Living with Waterproofing
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    Remer, MN Cabin Prepped for Year-Round Living with Waterproofing
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    Remer, MN Cabin Prepped for Year-Round Living with Waterproofing

    Owners of this family cabin in Remer, MN had grand plans to convert this space to their full-time home. After completing an add-on to this cabin originally built in the 90's, they noticed issues with the foundation's ability to keep out water. After meeting us at the Grand Rapids Home Show, they decided to tackle their water troubles with DBS. 

    Our Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the waterproofing work. It was determined that both internal and external systems for waterproofing were needed to protect this home.

    DBS Foreman Nick Burley and his production crew installed the exterior waterproofing system. They first excavated soil around the cabin foundation, installed a french drain, as well as covered the foundation in our SentrySeal® waterproof membrane. After filling the drain trench with aggregate gravel, backfilling with soil, and tamping the ground, the exterior waterproofing was complete. 

    From there, DBS Foreman Taylor Allen and crew worked on the interior waterproofing job. The crew began by breaking out concrete to create a trench around the cabin's footing. Our WaterGuard® drain system was put into place and will effectively capture wall and floor seepage, directing it to a new DoubleSafe™ sump pump. The crew finished the job by burying the discharge line in the lawn away from the home. 

    This family can now rest easy knowing their favorite retreat will be protected for years to come.

  • Cracked Foundation Walls in Remer, MN Cabin Stabilized by DBS
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    Cracked Foundation Walls in Remer, MN Cabin Stabilized by DBS
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    Cracked Foundation Walls in Remer, MN Cabin Stabilized by DBS

    The owner of this family cabin in Remer, MN was concerned with worsening cracks in the basement walls. Bowing and cracked walls were leaking water and causing damage to the partially finished basement. 

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder visited the home and provided a thorough inspection and a free, no-obligation estimate for the bowing basement walls. He proposed our both our PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System and GeoLockWall Anchor System to permanently stabilize and restore the shifting foundation.

    DBS Foreman Nick Burley and first removed a bit of the drywall in the basement to prep for installation of the foundation support system. 4 GeoLockWall Plates were then installed, connected to 4 Earth Anchors on the exterior of the home. 

    Then they installed 2 PowerBrace I-beams, connecting them to the basement's concrete floor and ceiling joists. Initial tightening by our crew was done to immediately straighten the wall's position. These beams will be tightened over time by our service department with the goal of restoring the wall to its original position. 

    Both of these foundation repair systems can be seen in the after photo and will work together to correct the cracked and bowing walls.The homeowner can now rest easy knowing that their home has been thoroughly supported by DBS. 

  • Piers Used to Support Sinking Minneapolis, MN Front Porch
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    Piers Used to Support Sinking Minneapolis, MN Front Porch
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    Piers Used to Support Sinking Minneapolis, MN Front Porch

    A homeowner in Minneapolis, MN contacted us in search of a permanent solution to their sinking and settling front porch. The structure had settled so much that the front windows were unable to close, as evidenced in the before photo. 

    DBS Design Specialist Cole Lekander visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate. It was determined that a piering solution was needed to address this issue. DBS Foreman Tyler Nacey and his crew performed the work and drove 2 HelixPro® piers into the and added 1 SmartJack® beam to lift and support the front porch. 

    The homeowner was happy with the work done and now enjoys a level and support entrance to their home. 

  • Basement Wall Bowing Stabilized in Proctor, MN
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    Basement Wall Bowing Stabilized in Proctor, MN
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    Basement Wall Bowing Stabilized in Proctor, MN

    These homeowners in Proctor, MN reached out to DBS for help stabilizing their bowing basement walls. The homeowners had tried many methods on their own and were ready for a permanent solution. 

    Design Specialist, James Miller went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. To stabilize the bowing walls James recommended PowerBrace™ Support Beams. This system immediately stabilizes failing walls and over time can be tightened in an attempt to bring the walls back to level. Foreman Tyler Nancy and his production crew installed the products. 

    This basement has now been made permanently stable. 

  • Extreme Wall Bowing Rectified In Two Harbors, MN
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    Extreme Wall Bowing Rectified In Two Harbors, MN
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    Extreme Wall Bowing Rectified In Two Harbors, MN

    This home in Two Harbors, MN was in serious trouble when the homeowners reached out to DBS. The basement walls were cracked and severely bowing with sagging floors on the main level of the home. 

    DBS Design Specialist, Nathan Schroeder went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After inspecting the property, Nathan recommended utilizing PowerBrace™ wall support beams in combination with SmartJack® support beams to stabilize the foundation and flooring of this home. Increased soil pressure overtime was the cause of structural damage to these walls. The soil around the home was excavated to reduce pressure on the home before stabilization occurred. This home was permanently stabilized by DBS Foreman, Tyler Nancy, and his production crew. 

    This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable with a permanent stabilization system!

our service area

We serve the following areas

Wisconsin
  • Abbotsford
  • Augusta
  • Boyd
  • Brantwood
  • Cadott
  • Catawba
  • Chili
  • Colby
  • Curtiss
  • Dorchester
  • Fairchild
  • Fall Creek
  • Fifield
  • Gilman
  • Granton
  • Greenwood
  • Humbird
  • Kennan
  • Loyal
  • Lublin
  • Medford
  • Mercer
  • Neillsville
  • Ogema
  • Osseo
  • Owen
  • Park Falls
  • Phillips
  • Prentice
  • Rib Lake
  • Sheldon
  • Stanley
  • Stetsonville
  • Strum
  • Thorp
  • Westboro
  • Willard
  • Withee
Minnesota
  • Brownsville
  • Caledonia
  • Canton
  • 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
DBS service area