Meet the Team

Dustin Behning

DBS

Title: Foreman

Hometown: Saginaw, MN

Dustin Behning from DBS

Dustin joined the DBS family first as an Installer on our Production team, and has since assumed the role of Foreman. Prior to joining us, he worked as a mechanic for 15 years and machinery operator for 10 years. Dustin has played a big role on our concrete lifting and sealing production team since his arrival to DBS. His favorite part about coming to work is that every day is the great people and family feeling of DBS. In his free time, Dustin likes to spend time outdoors snowmobiling, four wheeling, camping, fishing, and hunting. He also enjoys a good BBQ. 

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Nancy S.
    Turtle Lake, WI

    Customer Review

    By Nancy S.
    Turtle Lake, WI

  • By Harry M.
    Barnes, WI

    "Very good"

    Customer Review

    By Harry M.
    Barnes, WI

    Very good

  • By WILLIAM H.
    Gordon, WI

    Customer Review

    By WILLIAM H.
    Gordon, WI

  • By Kathi A.
    Minneapolis, MN

    Customer Review

    By Kathi A.
    Minneapolis, MN

  • By Ed H.
    Stillwater, MN

    "Nice work!"

    Customer Review

    By Ed H.
    Stillwater, MN

    Nice work!

  • By Gary J.
    Hermantown, MN

    "Very professional"

    Customer Review

    By Gary J.
    Hermantown, MN

    Very professional

  • By Sarah S.
    North Branch, MN

    Customer Review

    By Sarah S.
    North Branch, MN

Videos from projects I was involved with:

Related Videos

View All Videos

DBS Residential Solutions Company Culture...

Our mission here at DBS is to create lasting "WOW" relationships with employees and customers while providing... Watch Video »

Related Videos
Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Sunken Concrete Leveling in Hayward, WI
    Before
    Sunken Concrete Leveling in Hayward, WI
    After

    Sunken Concrete Leveling in Hayward, WI

    In Hayward, WI, a homeowner was experiencing their concrete slab sinking outside of the back door and reached out to DBS for a solution. A Design Specialist visited and offered a free, no-obligation estimate for the concrete repair service. It was determined that our crew would install PolyLevel® to lift and level the concrete slab. The transition from beginning to end was very apparent, as you can see the slab had sunk about 1 to 2 inches from the house, and after PolyLevel®, it was back to the desired position. 

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

    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!

  • CleanSpace® and SprayFoam Save St. Paul, MN Crawlspace
    Before
    CleanSpace® and SprayFoam Save St. Paul, MN Crawlspace
    After

    CleanSpace® and SprayFoam Save St. Paul, MN Crawlspace

    These St. Paul homeowners reached out to DBS after hearing our radio ads. They had been having issues with water pooling in their basement and trouble with their unfinished crawlspace.

    DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. Foreman Jason Foster and his production team first installed spray foam in the crawlspace to insulate and protect it. Next, our CleanSpace® System was installed to keep dirt and water out of the crawlspace for good. 

    This home now has a clean, safe and dry crawlspace to use. 

  • Superior, WI Garage Concrete Lifted to Stop Water Pooling
    Before
    Superior, WI Garage Concrete Lifted to Stop Water Pooling
    After

    Superior, WI Garage Concrete Lifted to Stop Water Pooling

    This homeowner in Superior, WI had lived in their home since the early 1990's. Over the years, they noticed cracks developing and some settling in the garage slab. Knowing that this is an issue that would only get worse with time, they contacted DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate.

    DBS Design Specialist Steve Lafontaine is our concrete expert and visited the home for a thorough inspection. He noticed the garage slanting significantly in the corner opposite the driveway. To correct this issue, Steve recommended our concrete lifting and leveling service. DBS Concrete Repair Foreman Dustin Behning and his crew installed PolyLevel® to lift the concrete and NexusPro™ to fill the cracks. 

    This homeowner can now use their garage for storage without worrying about water leaking or tripping hazards. 

  • Sunken Garage Concrete Slab Lifted In Superior, Wisconsin
    Before
    Sunken Garage Concrete Slab Lifted In Superior, Wisconsin
    After

    Sunken Garage Concrete Slab Lifted In Superior, Wisconsin

    These homeowners from Superior, Wisconsin reached out to DBS for help repairing their cracked garage slab. Water was coming through the crack and was getting worse over time. DBS had the trusted solution to help. 

     

    DBS Design Specialist, Steve Lafontaine went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After inspecting the damage, Steve recommended using PolyLevel® foam. Our PolyLevel® system is lightweight and much more successful at lifting concrete than traditional mud jacking. Our system is also much more cost-effective than pouring new concrete. You can drive or walk on lifted concrete the same day it is installed. 

     

    This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Dustin Behning and his production crew. Dustin has level hundreds of concrete slabs across Minnesota and Wisconsin. Each project is installed with a 5-year warranty. 

  • Driveway Slab Leveling in Two Harbors, MN
    Before
    Driveway Slab Leveling in Two Harbors, MN
    After

    Driveway Slab Leveling in Two Harbors, MN

    A homeowner in Two Harbors, MN reached out to DBS after they had been experiencing issues with the concrete of their driveway. The slab was beginning to crack and shift out of place, creating a hazard for those around the area. In need of a solution, a Design Specialist visited and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the service. It was determined that our crew would install PolyLevel® and NexusPro™ to level the slab and seal it up. As shown in the photos, the results of the service turned out great, and the homeowner can now feel more comfortable with their driveway slab.

  • Damp and Musty Crawl Space Made Dry in Two Harbors, MN
    Before
    Damp and Musty Crawl Space Made Dry in Two Harbors, MN
    After

    Damp and Musty Crawl Space Made Dry in Two Harbors, MN

    These homeowners in Two Harbors, MN reached out to DBS for information on crawlspace waterproofing and odor reduction.

    Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo provided a free, no-obligation estimate which resulted in a plan of action for waterproofing and odor reduction for the home. DBS Foreman Jason Foster and his crew cleaned and prepped the space before installing CleanSpace® waterproofing material in the crawlspace.

    The house now has a safe, dry and clean crawlspace that is free from unwanted odor and mold!

  • CleanSpace® Keeps Crawlspace Dry in Two Harbors, MN
    Before
    CleanSpace® Keeps Crawlspace Dry in Two Harbors, MN
    After

    CleanSpace® Keeps Crawlspace Dry in Two Harbors, MN

    These homeowners in Two Harbors, MN reached out to DBS for information on crawlspace waterproofing after meeting us at the Duluth Home Show. Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo provided a free, no-obligation estimate which resulted in a plan of action for waterproofing and odor reduction for the home.

    DBS Foreman Jason Foster and his crew cleaned and prepped the space before installing CleanSpace® waterproofing material in the crawlspace.

    The house now has a safe, dry and clean crawlspace free from unwanted musty odors. 

  • Concrete Driveway Repair in Duluth, MN
    Before
    Concrete Driveway Repair in Duluth, MN
    After

    Concrete Driveway Repair in Duluth, MN

    A homeowner in Duluth, MN reached out to regarding the driveway of their property. The concrete was cracking considerably, and the apron was sinking a few inches below the garage surface. This was causing tripping hazards and was a general concern for the owner. A Design Specialist from DBS visited and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the concrete repair. It was determined that our crew would install PolyLevel® to lift and level the concrete, and then seal it off using NexusPro™, as seen in the photo attached. The results were great, and the owner can now feel more comfortable with their improved driveway area. 

  • PolyLevel® Concrete Leveling in Duluth, MN
    Before
    PolyLevel® Concrete Leveling in Duluth, MN
    After

    PolyLevel® Concrete Leveling in Duluth, MN

    These homeowners reached out to DBS after having problems with uneven and shifting concrete. Their concrete settlement will only get worse over time, causing tripping hazards and potential water issues. 

    Design Specialist, Quentin Roth went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. To lift and level the concrete PolyLevel® was recommended. Foreman, Jason Foster, and his production crew successfully installed and leveled the sidewalk and driveway.

    These homeowners now have a safe, level and stable driveway to enjoy all year long! 

     

     

  • Uneven Floor in Wet Sauna Building Fixed with PolyLevel®
    Before
    Uneven Floor in Wet Sauna Building Fixed with PolyLevel®
    After

    Uneven Floor in Wet Sauna Building Fixed with PolyLevel®

    Homeowners in Duluth, MN added a sauna building when they purchased their home 10 years ago. They noticed the floor began to slope to one side, causing water to pool in the sauna's changing area instead of reaching the floor drain. Looking for a fix to this annoying problem, the family reached out to DBS.

    DBS Design Specialist Ericka Boyum is one of our Concrete Repair experts. She visited the home for a free, no-obligation estimate for the concrete lifting and leveling work. She determined there that our PolyLevel® polymer could get the job done! 

    Concrete Repair Foreman Dustin Behning and his production crew drilled into the existing slab and pumped PolyLevel® into the holes to gently and gradually lift and level the slab. They were successful in raising the slab so that the water would flow into the drain instead of pooling in the changing area. 

    This family now has a restored slab with properly draining water in their sauna that they can enjoy!

  • Sinking Garage Lifted and Leveled in Remer, MN
    Before
    Sinking Garage Lifted and Leveled in Remer, MN
    After

    Sinking Garage Lifted and Leveled in Remer, MN

    This Remer, MN garage was completed in 2005 but the homeowners noticed it began cracking and shifting significantly over the last few years. Wanting a permanent solution to the issue, they contacted DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate.

    DBS Design Specialist James Miller visited the home for a thorough inspection. He noticed the garage slanting significantly in the corner opposite the driveway. To correct this issue, recommended foundation support and well as concrete leveling. 

    DBS Structural Foreman Zach Royer and his crew installed Push Piers to lift the sinking garage. From there, Concrete Foreman Dusting Behning and his crew installed PolyLevel® to lift the concrete and NexusPro™ to fill the cracks. 

     

     

     

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation and Waterproofing of Cabin in Harris, MN
    Before
    Crawl Space Encapsulation and Waterproofing of Cabin in Harris, MN
    After

    Crawl Space Encapsulation and Waterproofing of Cabin in Harris, MN

    Owners of a cabin in Harris, MN reached out to DBS in hopes of finding a permanent solution for issues in the crawlspace of their recently purchased cabin.

    Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo visited the home and provided free, no-obligation estimate for the crawlspace project that included foundation support. DBS Foreman Kevin Steffey and his production crew cleaned and prepped the space before installing CleanSpace® waterproofing material in the crawlspace, along with 8 PowerBraces™.  The job was completed with spray foam insulation around the crawl space perimeter by Foreman Jason Foster and his crew.

    This family can now enjoy their properly supported and insulated cabin for many years to come!

  • Basement Water Eliminated In Duluth, MN
    Before
    Basement Water Eliminated In Duluth, MN
    After

    Basement Water Eliminated In Duluth, MN

    These homeowners in Duluth, MN reached out to DBS for help removing unwanted water from their basement. 

    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 CleanSpace® water proofing vapor barrier and our WaterGuard® drainage system. This will direct any water to our TripleSafe™ sump pump and out of the home. This home was stabilized by DBS Foreman Jason Foster and his production crew.

    This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

  • Fixed Concrete Slab Before Selling Home Duluth, MN
    Before
    Fixed Concrete Slab Before Selling Home Duluth, MN
    After

    Fixed Concrete Slab Before Selling Home Duluth, MN

    After living in their home for over 30 years, these Duluth, MN homeowners were looking to sell their home and relocate. They knew they needed to repair their concrete slab before passing it along to the new owners. Hoping to solve the cracking and fix the tripping hazards, they reached out to DBS after learning about us on local television.

    DBS Design Specialist Ericka Boyum visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate. To lift and level the concrete, PolyLevel® was recommended. DBS Foreman Dustin Behning and his production crew successfully installed and leveled the slab and sidewalk using PolyLevel® and sealed the cracks using NexusPro™.

    These homeowners now have a safe, stable, and level sidewalk that will last for years to come for the new owners. 

  • Uneven Duluth, MN Sidewalk Safe and Level
    Before
    Uneven Duluth, MN Sidewalk Safe and Level
    After

    Uneven Duluth, MN Sidewalk Safe and Level

    After living for many years in this 1950's Duluth, MN home, the owners needed a solution to their home's sidewalk. It had sunk and cracked to the point that water was pooling and freezing, causing very dangerous conditions for the owners, guests, and the mail carrier. They knew they needed to repair their concrete slab and reached out to DBS after a recommendation from another contractor.

    DBS Design Specialist Ericka Boyum visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate. To lift and level the concrete, PolyLevel® was recommended. DBS Foreman Dustin Behning and his production crew successfully installed and leveled the slab and sidewalk using PolyLevel® and sealed the cracks using NexusPro™.

    These homeowners now have a safe, stable, and level sidewalk that will last for years to come!

  • Sidewalk Leading to Meadowlands, MN Home Now Lifted and Leveled with DBS
    Before
    Sidewalk Leading to Meadowlands, MN Home Now Lifted and Leveled with DBS
    After

    Sidewalk Leading to Meadowlands, MN Home Now Lifted and Leveled with DBS

    This homeowner in Meadowlands, MN had basement waterproofing completed by DBS a few years ago. Happy with their basement system and wanting a solution for their home's sinking sidewalk, they contacted DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate for our concrete repair service.

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder visited the home and completed a measurement of the sinking sidewalk. To correct this issue, he recommended our concrete lifting and leveling service. DBS Concrete Repair Foreman Jason Foster and his crew installed PolyLevel® to lift the concrete and NexusPro™ to fill the cracks. 

    This homeowner now has a safe entrance to their home for both themselves and visitors all year-round!

  • Sidewalk Leveling to Fix Pooling Water in Superior, WI
    Before
    Sidewalk Leveling to Fix Pooling Water in Superior, WI
    After

    Sidewalk Leveling to Fix Pooling Water in Superior, WI

    Sinking concrete causes a host of issues that only get worse with time. Tripping hazards, and pooling water were two main issues that these Superior, WI homeowners were facing. The sidewalk leading from their garage to their home has excess water build-up that was freezing during winter months.

    A DBS Design Specialist specializing in concrete repair visited the home and completed a measurement of the sinking sidewalk. To correct this issue, he recommended our concrete lifting and leveling service. DBS Concrete Repair Foreman Dustin Behning and his crew installed PolyLevel® to lift the concrete and NexusPro™ to fill the cracks. 

    This homeowner now has a safe entrance to their home for both themselves and visitors all year-round!

  • DBS Installs Basement Drain System to Stop Water in Duluth, MN
    Before
    DBS Installs Basement Drain System to Stop Water in Duluth, MN
    After

    DBS Installs Basement Drain System to Stop Water in Duluth, MN

    The homeowner recently purchased this Duluth, MN home and noticed water issues in the basement shortly thereafter. The block wall foundation was prone to taking on water, resulting in constant clean-up in the basement. The owner wanted to fix the water issues for an overall safer and more usuable basement.

    DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen is an expert in basement waterproofing and visited the home 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 Dustin Behning and his 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 UltraSump™ sump pump with battery back-up. CleanSpace®, a thick, white poly sheet material was then installed to direct any water leaking from the walls into the drain system below.  CleanSpace® makes an excellent covering for basement foundation walls. 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 basement has the utmost protection in waterproofing technology.

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

    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
    Before
    Waterproofing System Installed in Leaky Hibbing, MN Home
    After

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

    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. 

  • Wet Basement in Kettle River, MN Fixed with Drainage and Sump Pump
    Before
    Wet Basement in Kettle River, MN Fixed with Drainage and Sump Pump
    After

    Wet Basement in Kettle River, MN Fixed with Drainage and Sump Pump

    Homeowners in Kettle River, MN were tired of water issues in the basement. After learning about DBS from a neighbor, they contacted us to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate.

    DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen is an expert in basement waterproofing and visited the home to provide the inspection and estimate. After thoroughly inspecting the leaky basement, Rich designed a custom plan for a basement waterproofing system including a vapor barrier, powerful new sump pump, and drain tile. 

    DBS Foreman Dustin Behning 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, and covered it with new concrete. Once the drain system install was complete, they connected it to a TripleSafe™ sump pump. To prevent moisture build-up via the basement walls, DBS installed CleanSpace® vapor barrier. This flexible poly material will collect water and moisture, and direct it into the basement drainage system below. 

    This homeowner now has a proven system for to keep the basement dry for good.

  • Partially Finished Moose Lake, MN Basement Protected with Waterproofing System
    Before
    Partially Finished Moose Lake, MN Basement Protected with Waterproofing System
    After

    Partially Finished Moose Lake, MN Basement Protected with Waterproofing System

    Homeowners in Moose Lake, MN were tired of water issues in their partially finished basement. Before investing time and money in finishing the rest of their basement, they knew they had to take care of water that was leaking via the foundation. 

    DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen is an expert in basement waterproofing and visited the home to provide the inspection and estimate. After thoroughly inspecting the leaky basement, Rich designed a custom plan for a basement waterproofing system including a vapor barrier, powerful new sump pump, and drain tile. 

    DBS Foreman Dustin Behning and his crew installed our basement waterproofing products. First, they dug a trench around the perimeter of the basement and carried out the concrete. They also drilled weep holes into the bottom foundation blocks. Often times hollow foundation blocks hold water in the foundation wall. With nowhere to go, it eventually leaks into the basement via the footing or the basement wall itself.

    From there, they installed our WaterGuard® drainage system and surrounded it with gravel to encourage proper drainage, and covered it with new concrete. Once the drain system install was complete, they connected it to a TripleSafe™ sump pump. To prevent moisture build-up via the basement walls, DBS installed CleanSpace® vapor barrier. This flexible poly material will collect water and moisture, and direct it into the basement drainage system below. 

    This Moose Lake family now has a proven system for to keep their basement dry for good!

  • Duluth, MN Basement Waterproofed for More Usable Space
    Before
    Duluth, MN Basement Waterproofed for More Usable Space
    After

    Duluth, MN Basement Waterproofed for More Usable Space

    A homeowner in Duluth, MN wanted to move their home office into the basement. But, the basement had periodic issues with water leaking in from the foundation. After learning about our company, the owner contacted DBS in search of a permanent solution. 

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

    DBS Foreman Dustin Behning 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. Finally the drain system was sealed in new concrete.

    Our CleanSpace® vapor barrier was also installed on the basement walls. This durable poly sheeting is anto-microbal and is designed to collect moisture and direct it into the drain system below.

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

  • Stone Lake, WI Home Re-Insulates Attic to Improve Year-Round Comfort
    Before
    Stone Lake, WI Home Re-Insulates Attic to Improve Year-Round Comfort
    After

    Stone Lake, WI Home Re-Insulates Attic to Improve Year-Round Comfort

    This Stone Lake, WI home was built in 1997. First used as a lake home, this family transitioned to living there year-round. The wintertime made their upper levels cold and drafty, and caused certain rooms to heat up in the summertime as well. Looking for a permanent solution to make their home more comfortable year-round, they reached out to DBS for a permanent solution.

    Henry Jungbauer is our Dr. Energy Saver® Design Specialist and went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate. After inspecting the property and conducting an energy audit, it was determined that air sealing and blown-in insulation were necessary to effectively seal and insulate the space.

    Our production crew first removed the existing fiberglass insulation and sealed the gaps in building material and spaces surrounding the attic ducts with a layer of closed-cell spray foam. From there, they blew-in a heavy layer of our TruSoft™ cellulose into the space. TruSoft™ has a higher R-value than fiberglass and other cellulose materials and will work wonders to protect the space. 

    Sealing the attic was key to prevent warm air from escaping the home, and improves the overall energy-efficiency and health of the space. 

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

    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. 

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

    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
    Before
    Deerwood, MN Leaky Basement Protected with Waterproofing System
    After

    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. 

  • Cracked and Leaky Foundation in Gilbert, MN Repaired with DBS Waterproofing and Foundation Systems
    Before
    Cracked and Leaky Foundation in Gilbert, MN Repaired with DBS Waterproofing and Foundation Systems
    After

    Cracked and Leaky Foundation in Gilbert, MN Repaired with DBS Waterproofing and Foundation Systems

    Homeowners of this 1980's home in Gilbert, MN very recently noticed cracking in the basement foundation walls. Water began to leak through the cracks, creating a mess in the basement and a worry with the homeowners. Looking for a permanent solution to protect their basement, they contacted DBS.

    DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate for the work. After visiting the home, Henrik 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 Taylor Allen and his crew installed a 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 Osia Williams and crew installed 4 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!

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