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Joe Harris

DBS

Title: Foreman

Hometown: Duluth, MN

Joe Harris from DBS

Joe came to DBS in 2019 as a Service Technician, and has since moved into the role of Foreman. He brought with him over 5 years of construction, concrete, and other service work.

As a Foreman, his role is to lead his crew to completing each job consistently and correctly, while providing WOW service to the homeowner. His favorite part about the job is that it provides a new experience every day, being that each customer interaction is unique.

In his free time, Joe enjoys snowboarding, biking, hunting, and fishing. 

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    Hayward, WI

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    Hayward, WI

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    Iron River, WI

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    Iron River, WI

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    Superior,

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  • By Kimberly H.
    Duluth, MN

    "Thank you!"

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    By Kimberly H.
    Duluth, MN

    Thank you!

  • By J C.
    Duluth, MN

    "All ok now. So far working great. "

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    By J C.
    Duluth, MN

    All ok now. So far working great. 

  • By Dan S.
    Duluth, MN

    "I am very pleased with DBS commitment to customer service and communication. My cabin slab needed leveling. After the initial..."

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    By Dan S.
    Duluth, MN

    I am very pleased with DBS commitment to customer service and communication. My cabin slab needed leveling. After the initial pier and foam work, it was not as level as I desired. DBS was very concerned about getting things right. The repair crew of Joe, Steve, and Jerry were extremely fussy and detail oriented. Overall my experience with DBS is outstanding. Highly recommended.

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    Duluth, MN

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    Duluth, MN

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    Duluth, MN

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    Duluth, MN

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    Duluth, MN

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    Duluth, MN

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    Duluth, MN

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    Duluth, MN

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    Cameron F. of Duluth, MN

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              "So greatful for Joe! He is so clean and professional. Thank you so much!"
    Cameron F.
    Duluth, MN

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  • Shifting Foundation in Stone Lake, WI Fixed with Wall Support
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    Shifting Foundation in Stone Lake, WI Fixed with Wall Support
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    Shifting Foundation in Stone Lake, WI Fixed with Wall Support

    This 1930's home in Stone Lake, WI had issues with shifting blocks in the foundation wall. Over the past 10 years, the homeowner noticed the problem worsening. Wanting to protect the investment in their home, they contacted us for a free, no-obligation estimate for the foundation work. 

    DBS Design Specialist James Miller visited the home and performed a thorough diagnosis, assessing the basement wall cracking. His action plan for the block walls in the basement was to install our PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System.

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris installed 6 PowerBrace™ I-beams. Our team anchored the beams to the basement concrete, as well as to the rim joists in the ceiling. These beams will be tightened overtime to restore the wall's original position.

    The homeowners were happy with the work done and can now count on a safe and supported basement.

  • Crawl Space Support in Washburn, WI to Save Home's Foundation
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    Crawl Space Support in Washburn, WI to Save Home's Foundation
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    Crawl Space Support in Washburn, WI to Save Home's Foundation

    This newly purchased home in Washburn, WI had some major foundation issues. The crawl space support beams were failing and the homeowner was in need of a permanent solution so they contacted DBS.

    DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the foundation support work. Henrik saw failure of the existing support system and recommended installing SmartJack® stabilization beams to offer a permanent solution. This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Joe Harris and his production crew.

    They installed 25 feet of steel supplement beam, running parallel to the crawl space dirt floor. From there, they installed 8 SmartJack® support beams. 

    This home can now be enjoyed without worry of further structural damage!

  • Water Damage Repaired In Duluth, MN With DBS Residential Solutions
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    Water Damage Repaired In Duluth, MN With DBS Residential Solutions
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    Water Damage Repaired In Duluth, MN With DBS Residential Solutions

    These homeowners in Iron River, MN reached out to DBS for help keeping their leaky basement dry. When we arrived the basement had water damage, musty odors, and moisture in the air. 

    DBS Design Specialist, Rich Johnsen went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After inspecting the home and water damage Rich recommended installing our WaterGuard® subfloor french drainage system paired with a TripleSafe™ sump pump. This system will never need to be emptied by the homeowner and is installed with a nationally-backed warranty. WaterGuard® sits flush with the floor and can be completely hidden with tile, carpet, or wood flooring. 

    This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Joe Harris and his production crew. This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

     

     

  • Waterguard® Installed to Address Pooling Water in Siren, WI Cabin
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    Waterguard® Installed to Address Pooling Water in Siren, WI Cabin
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    Waterguard® Installed to Address Pooling Water in Siren, WI Cabin

    A cabin owner in Siren, WI reached out to us hoping to find a permanent solution to water pooling in the corners of their basement. 

    DBS Sales Manager Royce Bunn visited the home for a free, no-obligation estimate for our waterproofing system. It was determined that a WaterGuard® system would be installed around the perimeter of the basement and that the walls would be covered with CleanSpace® Wall Poly. Foreman Zach Jorenby and his crew installed the WaterGuard­­­® system along with a TripleSafe™ Sump Pump. 

    The homeowner was happy with the work done and can now enjoy a moisture-free basement. 

  • Waterproofing System Installed in Leaky Saint Croix Falls, WI Basement
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    Waterproofing System Installed in Leaky Saint Croix Falls, WI Basement
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    Waterproofing System Installed in Leaky Saint Croix Falls, WI Basement

    Owners of this Saint Croix Falls, WI home had issues with water seeping up through various points in their basement - the foundation footing, the window, and small cracks in the foundation wall. As evidenced in the before photo, this basement has sustained water damage from prolonged water exposure. Tired of cleaning up their flooded basement after heavy rains, they contacted DBS for a permanent solution.

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the waterproofing system. A DBS Foreman and crew installed our WaterGuard® System along the perimeter of the basement, that will direct all moisture to a new SingleSafe™ Sump Pump. The crew also installed CleanSpace® vapor barrier on the walls that were extra prone to water leakage. 

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris and his production team installed all of our basement repair products to give this home solid protection for years to come.

  • Water Damaged Basement in Poplar, WI Restored with Waterproofing System
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    Water Damaged Basement in Poplar, WI Restored with Waterproofing System
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    Water Damaged Basement in Poplar, WI Restored with Waterproofing System

    This 1980's family home in Poplar, WI was having water issues in their finished basement. After learning about our work on local radio, the owners contacted DBS in search of a permanent solution. 

    DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen is our expert in basement waterproofing and visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate. After thoroughly inspecting the leaky basement, Rich designed a custom plan for a basement waterproofing system including our WaterGuard® french drain system and a new sump pump.

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris and his crew installed our basement waterproofing products. First, they dug a trench around the perimeter of the basement and carried out the concrete. From there, they installed our WaterGuard® drainage system and surrounded it with gravel to encourage proper drainage. Once the drain system install was complete, they connected it to a SingleSafe™ sump pump and covered the drain with new concrete. 

    This homeowner now has a proven system for keeping water out of the basement. 

  • Wet Basement Kept Dry By DBS Residential Solutions In Superior, Wisconsin
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    Wet Basement Kept Dry By DBS Residential Solutions In Superior, Wisconsin
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    Wet Basement Kept Dry By DBS Residential Solutions In Superior, Wisconsin

    These homeowners in Superior, Wisconsin reached out to DBS for help keeping their wet basement dry. Over time standing water allowed mold to form causing allergens and musty odors throughout the home. 

    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 CleanSpace® waterproofing vapor barrier, a WaterGuard® french drainage system, and a new TripleSafe™ sump pump. This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Zach Royer and his production crew.

    This basement is now dry during all four seasons!

  • Cracked and Shifting Walls in Two Harbors, MN Repaired by Experts at DBS
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    Cracked and Shifting Walls in Two Harbors, MN Repaired by Experts at DBS
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    Cracked and Shifting Walls in Two Harbors, MN Repaired by Experts at DBS

    Homeowners in Two Harbors, MN had been living in this home for around 25 years. Over the last 5 years, they noticed that cracks in the foundation were starting to worsen. The family had plans to renovate the basement but wanted to take care of the structural issues first. They contacted DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate for the foundation work.

    DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo visited the home and provided a thorough inspection as well as an estimate for the bowing basement walls. He proposed our PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System to permanently stabilize and restore the cracked and bowing walls. 

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris and his crew first applied a layer of Foamax insulation that will add a radiant barrier to the walls. This material is waterproof, perfect for the basement environment where leaks are common. Then they installed 11 PowerBrace I-beams, connecting them to the basement's concrete floor and ceiling joists. These beams will be tightened over time by our service department with the goal of restoring the wall to its original position. 

    The homeowners were happy with the work done and can now begin their plans to renovate their home! 

  • Waterproofing System and Powerful Sump Pump Installed In Hermantown, Minnesota Home By DBS Residential Solutions
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    Waterproofing System and Powerful Sump Pump Installed In Hermantown, Minnesota Home By DBS Residential Solutions
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    Waterproofing System and Powerful Sump Pump Installed In Hermantown, Minnesota Home By DBS Residential Solutions

    These homeowners in Hermantown, MN reached out to DBS for help keeping their leaky basement dry. The homeowner uses the basement as a woodshop and was tired of seeing water on the floors of his workspace. 

    DBS Design Specialist, Rich Johnsen went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After inspecting the home, Rich created a custom solution using our WaterGuard® french drainage system and a new TripleSafe™ sump pump. Foreman Joe Harris worked hard to install the waterproofing system. 

    This basement is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! The waterproofing system was installed with a nationally-backed warranty so the homeowner will never have to worry about water issues again. 

  • Leaky Concrete Basement Walls Repaired In Duluth, MN By DBS Residential Solutions
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    Leaky Concrete Basement Walls Repaired In Duluth, MN By DBS Residential Solutions
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    Leaky Concrete Basement Walls Repaired In Duluth, MN By DBS Residential Solutions

    These homeowners from Duluth, MN reached out to DBS for help keeping their leaky basement dry. Over time cracks on the wall were becoming more intense and water was seeping into the lower level, causing water damage and musty odors throughout the home. 

    DBS Design Specialist Jason Brummer went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After inspecting the home, Jason recommended installing CleanSpace® waterproofing vapor barrier along all walls in the basement. This was paired with a new TripleSafe™ sump pump to direct any water out of this home! 

    This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Joe Harris and his production crew. This unique solution made this home healthy, safe, and comfortable all year round! 

     

     

  • Cracked Foundation in Canyon, MN Fixed with Wall Support and Waterproofing System
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    Cracked Foundation in Canyon, MN Fixed with Wall Support and Waterproofing System
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    Cracked Foundation in Canyon, MN Fixed with Wall Support and Waterproofing System

    Owners of this 1950's home in Canyon, MN had issues with water seeping through foundation cracks in the basement. As evidenced in the before photo, this basement has sustained water damage from prolonged water exposure. Tired of cleaning up their flooded basement after heavy rains, they contacted DBS for a permanent solution.

    DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the foundation repair and waterproofing system. DBS Foreman Joe Harris and crew installed our WaterGuard® System along the perimeter of the basement, that will direct all moisture to a new SingleSafe™ Sump Pump. The crew also installed CleanSpace® vapor barrier on the walls that were extra prone to water leakage. 

    To correct the structural issues, the team installed 4 PowerBrace™ beams to correct the bowing foundation walls, as well as 8 SmartJack® beams to support the sinking basement supports. 

    This home is now protected against further structural movement and water issues. 

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

    These Chisolm, MN homeowners reached out to DBS when their basement walls began to crack and bow.


    Design Specialist, Rich Johnsen went to the property and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work.
    Foreman Joe Harris and his production crew installed our PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System to immediately stabilize the bowing walls. Over time the PowerBrace® System is tightened by our service team to restore the wall to level.


    This basement is now permanently stabilized and safe for the family to enjoy.

     

     

  • Musty Cabin in Cook, MN  Restored with Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Musty Cabin in Cook, MN  Restored with Crawl Space Encapsulation
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    Musty Cabin in Cook, MN Restored with Crawl Space Encapsulation

    Folks with a family cabin in Cook, MN want to keep their favorite retreat in tip-top shape for years to come. The cabin's dirt crawl space was retaining moisture, harboring some mold, and affecting air quality. They reached out to DBS about our crawl space encapsulation service.

    Design Specialist Jacob Nustad-Peluso is an expert in energy-saving solutions and visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate. Foreman Joe Harris and his production crew installed a CleanSpace® vapor barrier on top of drainage matting in the dirt crawl space. Because this space was so prone to water, our team also installed a TripleSafe™ sump pump as well as a new external drainage line. 

    This cabin now has a permanent solution to protect their cabin against moisture build-up in the crawl space.

  • Grand Rapids Basement Waterproofing By DBS Residential Solutions
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    Grand Rapids Basement Waterproofing By DBS Residential Solutions
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    Grand Rapids Basement Waterproofing By DBS Residential Solutions

    These homeowners from Grand Rapids, MN reached out to DBS for help keeping their basement healthy, safe, and more comfortable. They had been experiencing issues with unwanted moisture, musty odors, and mold in their basement when they called. 

    DBS Design Specialist,  Henrik Makitalo went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After inspecting the property, Henrik diagnosed a solution to keep moisture out of this basement for good. Foreman Joe Harris and his production crew worked hard to install a CleanSpace® waterproof barrier around the perimeter of the basement. This barrier collects water and will drain into our WaterGuard® french drain system, which empties through a sump pump. This system will not need to be cleaned or emptied!

     

    This basement is now dry and can be used for storage. Each of the products installed has a nationally-backed warranty that can be transferred to a new owner.

  • WaterGuard® Installed to Address Water Pooling in Superior, WI Basement
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    WaterGuard® Installed to Address Water Pooling in Superior, WI Basement
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    WaterGuard® Installed to Address Water Pooling in Superior, WI Basement

    A homeowner in Superior, WI reached out to us after they learned about DBS on local television. Their 1960's home had water seeping in through the basement and ice dams were forming in the winter. 

    DBS Sales Manager Royce Bunn visited the home for a free, no-obligation estimate for our waterproofing system. It was determined that a WaterGuard® system would be installed around the perimeter of the basement. Foreman Zach Jorenby and his crew installed the WaterGuard­­­® system along with a TripleSafe™ Sump Pump. 

    Service Technician Joe Harris visited the home to lay down some vapor barrier in a small area that was still experiencing wetness. The homeowner was very happy with the work done and can now enjoy a moisture-free basement. 

  • Leaking Basement in Duluth, MN Repaired with WaterGuard® System
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    Leaking Basement in Duluth, MN Repaired with WaterGuard® System
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    Leaking Basement in Duluth, MN Repaired with WaterGuard® System

    Homeowners in Duluth, MN had issues with water leaking into their basement after heavy rains. As evidenced in the before photo, this basement had incurred water damage to some of the basement walls and flooring. After receiving a recommendation from a local handy person, they contacted DBS for a permanent solution to their flooding basement.

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the waterproofing system. A DBS Foreman and crew installed our WaterGuard® System along the perimeter of the basement, paired with our CleanSpace® vapor barrier on the walls. The vapor barrier will collect any water due to condensations, leaking walls, and direct it into the new drain system below.

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris lead the install on this project, and our production teams successfully installed the basement waterproofing system. 

  • New Waterproofing System for Leaking Basement in Wrenshall, MN
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    New Waterproofing System for Leaking Basement in Wrenshall, MN
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    New Waterproofing System for Leaking Basement in Wrenshall, MN

    The owner of this 1960's home in Wrenshall, MN had issues with water intrustion in the basement. Starting as a small leak, it had progressively gotten worse over the last 10-15 years.

    Our Design Specialist James Miller visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the waterproofing work. It was determined that a drainage system and new sump pump were needed to protect the home after heavy rains. 

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris and crew worked on the interior waterproofing job. The crew began 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, directing it to a new SingleSafe™ sump pump. The crew finished the job by burying the discharge line in the lawn away from the home. 

    This homeowner now longer has to worry about basement flooding, and can count on a dry basement going forward. 

  • Foundation Repair for Old Duluth, MN Home
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    Foundation Repair for Old Duluth, MN Home
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    Foundation Repair for Old Duluth, MN Home

    Originally built in the early 1900's this Duluth, MN home was experiencing some foundation trouble. It was first built in another part of the city and moved onto a new foundation where it is now located. After receiving a referral from another contractor, they contacted DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate for the foundation work.

    DBS Design Specialist James Miller visited the home and provided a thorough inspection as well as an estimate for the bowing basement walls. He proposed our PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System and GeoLockWall Anchor System to permanently stabilize and restore the cracked and bowing walls. 

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris and his crew installed 4 GeoLockWall Anchor System. To install this system, earth was removed outside the home and GeoLock earth anchors were installed. They were then connected to a long, galvanized steel rod to Wall Plates on the foundation's interior. These steel rods will be tightened over time by our service department with the goal of restoring the wall to its original position. 

    The homeowners were happy with the work done and can now count on a fully stabilized foundation.

  • Hibbing, MN Church Basement Restored with Waterproofing System
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    Hibbing, MN Church Basement Restored with Waterproofing System
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    Hibbing, MN Church Basement Restored with Waterproofing System

    This church in Hibbing, MN had water issues in the lower level. Water leaking in the basement was producing musty smells that made the space unusable for the congregation members.

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder visited the building to provide a thorough inspection. It was determined that drain tile would be installed as well as a new sump pump to protect the basement against water intrusion. 

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris and his crew worked on the interior waterproofing project. The crew began by breaking out concrete to create a trench around the foundation 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 back-up. As you can see in the photos, our crew was able to navigate the church's circular foundation.

    This church congregation can once again use the communal spaces in the lower level without the worry of water and mold!

  • Failing Basement Causes Basement Leaking in Mountain Iron, MN
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    Failing Basement Causes Basement Leaking in Mountain Iron, MN
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    Failing Basement Causes Basement Leaking in Mountain Iron, MN

    Owners of this newly purchased Mountain Iron, MN home knew it needed a lot of help in the basement. Overtime, soil pressure had caused its foundation walls to crack and bow. The homeowners were tired of cleaning up water from the leaking foundation and were hoping to gain some more usuable space in their home.

    DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo went to the home and provided a inspection and estimate for the work. After visiting the home, Henrik recommended 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 expertise. 

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris and his crew installed the waterproofing system consisting of a CleanSpace® vapor barrier to stop water and a WaterGuard® subfloor french drainage system to drain water out of the home for good.

    DBS Foreman Dustin Behning and crew installed 10 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!

  • Waterproofing System Installed in Leaky Hibbing, MN Home
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    Waterproofing System Installed in Leaky Hibbing, MN Home
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    Waterproofing System Installed in Leaky Hibbing, MN Home

    This home in Hibbing, MN had issues with water leaking in the basement. Water was seeping into the basement via the foundation and concrete floor in the basement. Hoping to fix the water and gain more usable space, they contacted us after seeing our work in the Duluth News Tribune.

    DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate for the work. After visiting the home, Rich recommended installing a waterproofing system around the entire perimeter of the basement. 

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris and crew installed 105 feet of a WaterGuard® subfloor french drainage system to drain water into a brand new TripleSafe™ sump pump. This system contains 3 pumps; the first can handle up to 2,600 gallons of water an hour, the second pump kicks in during periods of heavy rainfall to pump a total of 6,200 gallons of water, and the third pump comes on with a battery back-up in the case of a power outage.

    The homeowners can now rest easy knowing their home is healthy, safe, and comfortable!

  • Wet Basement in Grand Rapids, MN Restored with DBS Waterproofing System
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    Wet Basement in Grand Rapids, MN Restored with DBS Waterproofing System
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    Wet Basement in Grand Rapids, MN Restored with DBS Waterproofing System

    This 1950's family home in Grand Rapids, MN was having water issues in the basement. After learning about our work on local television, the owners contacted DBS in search of a permanent solution. 

    DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen is our expert in basement waterproofing and visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate. After thoroughly inspecting the leaky basement, Rich designed a custom plan for a basement waterproofing system including a vapor barrier, sump pump, and drain tile. 

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris and his crew installed our basement waterproofing products. First, they dug a trench around the perimeter of the basement and carried out the concrete. From there, they installed our WaterGuard® drainage system and surrounded it with gravel to encourage proper drainage. Once the drain system install was complete, they connected it to a TripleSafe™ sump pump and covered the drain with new concrete. 

    This homeowner now has a proven system for keeping water out of the basement. 

  • DBS Installs Waterproofing System in Duluth, MN to Protect Finished Basement
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    DBS Installs Waterproofing System in Duluth, MN to Protect Finished Basement
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    DBS Installs Waterproofing System in Duluth, MN to Protect Finished Basement

    This family home in Duluth, MN was having water issues in their finished basement. After learning about our company from a family friend, the owners contacted DBS in search of a permanent solution. 

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder is our expert in basement waterproofing and visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate. After thoroughly inspecting the leaky basement, he designed a custom plan for a basement waterproofing system including our WaterGuard® french drain system and a new sump pump.

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris and his crew installed our basement waterproofing products. First, removed the water damaged and moldy carpeting, as well as the bottom portion of damaged drywall. Then, they dug a trench around the perimeter of the basement and carried out the concrete. From there, they installed our WaterGuard® drainage system and surrounded it with gravel to encourage proper drainage. Once the drain system install was complete, they connected it to a SingleSafe™ sump pump and covered the drain with new concrete. 

    This homeowner now has a proven system for keeping water out of the basement. 

  • WaterGuard® French Drain System Installed to Keep Carlton, MN Basement Dry
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    WaterGuard® French Drain System Installed to Keep Carlton, MN Basement Dry
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    WaterGuard® French Drain System Installed to Keep Carlton, MN Basement Dry

    Homeowners in Carlton, MN were having water issues in their basement. After learning about our company from the Duluth News Tribune, the owners contacted DBS in search of a permanent solution. 

    DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen is our expert in basement waterproofing and visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate. After thoroughly inspecting the leaky basement, he designed a plan with our WaterGuard® french drain system and a feed line to protect the entire basement.

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris and his crew installed our basement waterproofing products. First, they dug a trench around the perimeter of the basement and carried out the concrete. From there, they installed our WaterGuard® drainage system and surrounded it with gravel to encourage proper drainage. A feed line was also run through the middle of the basement floor to prevent water from seeping through the basement concrete. Once the drain system install was complete, they connected it to the home's exsiting sump pump and covered the drain with new concrete. 

    The homeowners now have a solid solution to keep water out of the basement.

  • New Sump Pump and Drainage System for Wet Basement in Hibbing, MN
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    New Sump Pump and Drainage System for Wet Basement in Hibbing, MN
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    New Sump Pump and Drainage System for Wet Basement in Hibbing, MN

    This newly purchased home in Hibbing, MN ended up having consistent water intrusion in the basement. After learning about our company from local radio, the owners contacted DBS in search of a permanent solution. 

    DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen is our expert in basement waterproofing and visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate. After thoroughly inspecting the leaky basement, he designed a plan with our WaterGuard® french drain system connected to a TripleSafesump pump

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris and his crew installed our basement waterproofing products. First, they dug a trench along the perimeter of two basement walls and carried out the concrete. From there, they installed our WaterGuard® drainage system and surrounded it with gravel to encourage proper drainage. Once the drain system install was complete, they connected it to a brand new TripleSafe™ sump pump.

    The homeowners now have a solid solution to keep water out of the basement.

  • Deerwood, MN Leaky Basement Protected with Waterproofing System
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    Deerwood, MN Leaky Basement Protected with Waterproofing System
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    Deerwood, MN Leaky Basement Protected with Waterproofing System

    This family home in Deerwood, MN was built in the early 1900s so it was no surprise that water started leaking into the basement. The owners were hoping to partially finish the basement but knew they had to take care of the water issues so they contacted DBS in search of a permanent solution. 

    DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen is our expert in basement waterproofing and visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate. After thoroughly inspecting the leaky basement, Rich designed a custom plan for a basement waterproofing system including our WaterGuard® french drain system and a new sump pump.

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris and his crew installed our basement waterproofing products. First, they dug a trench around the perimeter of the basement and carried out the concrete. From there, they installed our WaterGuard® drainage system and surrounded it with gravel to encourage proper drainage. Once the drain system install was complete, they connected it to a TripleSafe™ sump pump and covered the drain with new concrete. 

    This family now has a proven system for keeping water out of the basement. 

  • Sinking Floors in International Falls, MN Supported with SmartJacks
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    Sinking Floors in International Falls, MN Supported with SmartJacks
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    Sinking Floors in International Falls, MN Supported with SmartJacks

    Owners of this home in International Falls, MN were concerned about the crawl space below their living space. Settling supports contributed to some sinking floors on their main level. After learning about our company's foundation repair service on local television, they reached out to us for a free, no-obligation estimate.

    DBS Service Manager Jacob Nustad-Peluso was the Design Specialist for this project. He focused on the crawl space, carefully measuring the areas of sinking and settling. He found that several of the main supports had sunk significantly and designed a solution that would restore the home's foundation.

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris and his foundation repair crew performed the foundation support job. They used the warranty-backed SmartJack® System to replace the failing supports in this crawl space.  These telescoping support beams are perfect for the crawl space environment and use an aluminum base to stabilize the beams despite the soil type below it. Our team performed a lift procedure to restore the home to a level position, carefully measuring and securing the SmartJack® beams. 

  • Duluth, MN Home is Waterproofed by DBS
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    Duluth, MN Home is Waterproofed by DBS
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    Duluth, MN Home is Waterproofed by DBS

    This 100-year-old home in Duluth, MN had issues with water intrusion in the basement. They noticed the issues immediately upon moving into the home three years ago. They pinpointed the source of the water as leaking through cracks in the basement foundation walls and the concrete footing. After learning about us in the Duluth News Tribune, they decide to contact DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate.

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder visited the home and provided a thorough inspection. Assessing the cracks in the foundation, he determined that a french drain tile system would be installed, as well as a vapor barrier wall covering. 

    Foreman Joe Harris led the installation of this basement waterproofing system. The team first dug trenches along the perimeter of the basement to install our WaterGuard® french drain system. This interior drain tile will catch water and lead it to the basement sump pump. To catch the water coming from the cracks in the basement walls, our team installed CleanSpace® vapor barrier. This thick, white poly sheet material makes an excellent covering for leaky basement foundation walls. It catches all water and vapor and leads it down into the WaterGuard® drain.

    This homeowner now has a proven system to keep water out of the basement for good! 

  • Cracked Foundation and Leaky Basement Repaired in Washburn, WI
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    Cracked Foundation and Leaky Basement Repaired in Washburn, WI
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    Cracked Foundation and Leaky Basement Repaired in Washburn, WI

    A homeowner who recently purchased this home in Washburn, WI had a few concerns about the basement. The cracked and bowing foundation walls were allowing water to enter the space. After a family friend referred them to DBS, they called to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate. 

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder visited the home to inspect the source of the foundation wall and basement water issues. He determined that both a waterproofing system and wall repair system would be installed to provide a permanent solution to both issues. 

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris and his crew installed both systems beginning with the basement waterproofing system. In order to protect the entire basement, our basement repair team installed 100 feet of interior drain tile with a CleanSpace® vapor barrier on the walls. DBS uses the WaterGuard® drainage system, designed to capture water seepage through walls and leaks along the wall and floor joint. Water enters the system via inlet holes and flows through the drainage pipe to the basement sump pump. 

    After the successful install of the basement system, our team installed 6 PowerBrace™ steel I-beams. This system permanently stabilizes basement walls and its unique tightening system can restore the original wall to its original position over time.

    The homeowner was ecstatic with the work done and looks forward to using a water-free basement going forward.

  • Older Home in Duluth, MN Needs Foundation Repair Before Sale
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    Older Home in Duluth, MN Needs Foundation Repair Before Sale
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    Older Home in Duluth, MN Needs Foundation Repair Before Sale

    This Duluth, MN home had issues with a cracked and bowing foundation. The homeowners were in the process of selling the home but they knew they needed to repair the foundation first. After receiving a referral on how to best protect their basement, they contacted DBS.

    DBS Design Specialist James Miller went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate for the work. After visiting the home, James reviewed the inspection with the homeowner and recommended the installation of our PowerBrace™ system. This unique foundation repair system permanently stabilizes walls and has a tightening system that can be adjusted over time to restore the wall to its original position.

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris and his crew installed 5 PowerBrace™ wall support beams to stabilize the walls and prevent any further movement. These galvanized steel I-beams come with a 25-year nationally-backed warranty.

    The homeowners can now confidently put this home on the market!

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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:

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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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