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Jerry has been working with DBS since November of 2018 as a Production Installer. Prior to joining us, he was a railroad worker for 20+ years and prides himself on being a hard worker.
What excites him the most about working at DBS is getting the opportunity to "wow" customers.
In his free time, Jerry enjoys dirt track racing, grilling, and spending time with family and friends.
Our mission here at DBS is to create lasting "WOW" relationships with employees and customers while providing... Watch Video »
A cabin in Danbury, WI was experiencing some foundation settlement, and the owner reached out to DBS to try and find a solution to the problem. A Design Specialist was able to provide a thorough inspection of the cabin, and it was determined that the structure would need to have helical piers installed along the wall lining to provide extra support. These piers will be able to prevent any future settlement issues, and can even work to lift the cabin back to its original position. The results turned out great, and the cabin owner can now be more comfortable with stronger foundation support.
This recently purchased cabin in Tofte, MN was built in the 1920s and in need of structural repair. The owner was hoping to use this space as a vacation home and potential rental down the line. They wanted to make sure that the cabin had a healthy foundation and crawl space so they reached out to DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate for the work.
DBS Design Specialist James Miller visited the cabin and gave a thorough inspection of the crawl space. He designed a plan with the homeowner to restore the cabin to a level position. DBS Foreman Nick Burley and his foundation repair crew had the task of installing a crawl space support system and lifting the cabin back to level.
The DBS repair crew installed a supplemental beam steel beam to ensure the cabin is properly supported for years to come. Beneath the existing supports and new steel I-beam, we placed 7 SmartJacks. These telescoping support beams have steel footings and can be hand adjusted to support natural settling due to soil movement throughout the years.
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!
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 received 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.
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!
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.
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.
These homeowners from Mountain Iron, MN reached out to DBS for help stabilizing the lower level of their single-story home. This home was built in the 1950's and the foundation was cracked, bowing, and approaching failure when the customer called.
DBS Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. Henrik measured the structural damage and created a custom plan to stabilize the cracked cinderblock foundation walls. PowerBrace™ wall support beams were recommended to permanently stabilize this foundation. No external excavation is required with this stabilization system and progress is benchmarked on an annual basis to correct sheering.
DBS Foreman Osia Williams worked hard with his production crew to install 13 PowerBrace™ wall support beams. This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable. This project was installed with a 75-year nationally backed warranty!
In Marcell, MN a homeowner reached out to DBS looking to keep their home more comfortable all year round and minimize the costs of their utilities. DBS has specific installation crews and design specialists that are experts in utilizing and minimizing energy in the home. We’re proud to say we work with our customers to make their homes warm during the cold seasons in the freezing temperatures within our service area. In the photos below we’ve used spray foam insulation to make sure the homes had a strong, warm insulation layer, then we added a final layer of insulation on our Dr. Energy Saver side, DBS also had to work to patch the siding and reinstall siding on the roof of the home after this installation process to bring the home back to its original state.
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.
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.
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!
Homeowners in Duluth, MN reached out to DBS for help stabilizing their basement walls that were cracked and bowing.
DBS Design Specialist, James Miller went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After inspecting the damage, James recommended installing our PowerBrace™ support beam system to immediately stabilize the cracked and bowing walls. This home was permanently stabilized by Foreman Tyler Nancy and his production crew.
This family now has a healthy, safe, and comfortable home!
Homeowners in Minnetonka, MN had issues with the large 3-season porch on the back of their home. Over time, the tall support posts had settled and begun to lean, causing the structure itself to sink.
Sales Manager Royce Bunn was the Design Specialist for this job visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate. He discovered more sinking on the back side of the home and designed a foundation repair plan for both the home and the back deck.
Our foundation repair his crew excavated the exterior of the home in order to perform a lift procedure. Our team installed 8 push piers total at the base of the home on the exterior of the home. These galvanized steel piers were then hydraulically driven into the ground to weight-bearing soils. The weight of the home was then transferred to the competent soil.
From there our team performed the deck stabilization work by driving 4 HelixPro® piers beneath the wooden supports. This home is now fully stabilized and ready to go on the market!
This Duluth, MN home was in need of foundation repair. The attached garage was sinking in one corner, and putting a lot of pressure on the rest of the foundation. This is due to shifting soils beneath the garage and concrete slab.
DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the home's foundation repair work. After inspecting the crawl space, and measuring the structure's settlement, he crafted a plan that would restore the home's structural integrity. This included our push pier system as well as concrete repair.
The DBS foundation repair crew excavated soil to gain access to the garage's footing. From there, they installed 3 push piers, completing a lift procedure of the sinking structure. They were also able to address the sinking garage slab with an installation of PolyLevel®. This 2-part foam expands when applied and hardens why dry, lifting and leveling the concrete above it.
These Duluth homeowners now have a permanent solution against foundation movement in the future.
Homeowners of this 1970s home in Superior, WI noticed that cracks in the basement foundation walls were leaking water. The homeowners were tired of cleaning after water intrusion and were worried about the implications of consistent water in the basement. Looking for a permanent solution to protect their basement, they contacted DBS.
DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate for the work. After visiting the home, Nathan reviewed the inspection with the homeowner and recommended the installation of a waterproofing and foundation repair system to fully protect the home.
Because this home had multiple home repair needs, it was broken up into 2 projects. Our highly-trained installers from both foundation support and waterproofing visited the home to complete the repair in their area of expertise.
DBS Foreman Osia Williams and his crew installed the full waterproofing system in this basement. It consists of a CleanSpace® vapor barrier to stop water and a WaterGuard® subfloor french drainage system to drain water. These two products connect to a new SingleSafe™ sump pump that will keep water out of the home for good.
DBS Foreman Nick Burley and his crew installed 7 PowerBrace™ wall support beams to stabilize the walls and prevent any further movement. These galvanized steel I-beams will be tightened over time with the goal of restoring the wall to its original position.
The homeowners can now rest easy knowing their home is healthy, safe, and comfortable!
This homeowner in Taylors Falls, MN wanted to restore the workspace in their garage. Settlement and changes in the seasons lead the concrete slab to crack in several places.
Henrik Makitalo was the Design Specialist for this project and visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate for the concrete repair project. He designed a plan that would raise the sinking slab but keep the grade slanted slightly towards the garage doors for ease of cleaning.
DBS Concrete Repair Foreman Dustin Behning and his crew used PolyLevel® to raise the sinking slab. PolyLevel® is made with a specially engineered 2-part compound foam that expands when applied and hardens when dry. To take care of the cracks, our team used NexusPro™ to fill and completely seal them.
This home in St Louis Park, MN had uneven sidewalks alongside their home. Uneven sidewalks are problematic for many reasons; they create tripping hazards, they are difficult to shovel in the winter, and they affect the way rainwater flows around your home's foundation. Wanting to restore their concrete, they reached out to DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate.
Our Concrete Repair Design Specialist Steve LaFontaine visited the home measured the concrete sidewalk settlement. To lift and level the concrete, PolyLevel® was recommended.
DBS Foreman Dusting Behning and the production crew successfully leveled the different portions of the sidewalk using PolyLevel®. This 2-part poly material expands upon application to raise sinking concrete slabs. It hards as it cures and the finished concrete can be walked on within 15 minutes of application. Cracks are then filled with NexusPro, a material that seals cracks with a waterproof membrane.
This home now has a safe, stable, and level sidewalk that will last for years to come!
This home in Maple, WI had water issues in the basement. Knowing they needed more protection from water intrusion, they connected with DBS to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate.
Rich Johnsen is an expert in basement waterproofing and gave a thorough inspection of the basement. After designing a plan to keep water at bay, our basement waterproofing crew installed a system that would protect the home from water leaking in the basement.
DBS Foreman Trevor Ingle and his crew began the waterproofing job 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. Water collected in the drain is directed to a new TripleSafe™ sump pump with battery backup.
The crew finished the job by installing IceGuard® on the discharge lines to better protect the sump pump system against freezing conditions.