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James Miller

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Title: Design Specialist

Hometown: Esko, MN

James Miller from DBS

James came to DBS in late 2019 as a Design Specialist for our sales team. He brought with him 17 years of experience in customer service and sales, as well as home renovation on his own time. His day-to-day role involves meeting with homeowners to properly diagnose any sort of issues he finds with their property, and offer them solutions. He loves being a part of the DBS team because it is a company that continues to grow and strives to "WOW" each and every customer. In his free time, James loves to go camping, fishing, and work on old cars. 

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  • Winter, WI Home Stabilized and Ready for Renovations
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    Winter, WI Home Stabilized and Ready for Renovations
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    Winter, WI Home Stabilized and Ready for Renovations

    Homeowners in Winter, WI had been living in this home for 15 years when they decided they wanted to renovate it. First, they wanted to stabilize the foundation to ensure that any structural issues were fixed before investing in upgrades to the home.

    Aftering reaching out to DBS, Design Specialist James Miller visited the home for a free, no-obligation estimate for the foundation work. He proposed our PowerBrace Wall Bracing System to permanently stabilize and restore the cracked and bowing walls. 

    DBS Foreman Zach Jorenby and his crew first excavated the soil on the exterior of the home to set the stage for a wall straightening procedure. From there, they installed an exterior waterproofing membrane to the outside of the home for added protection against water. Then they installed 7 PowerBrace I-beams, connecting them to the basement's concrete floor and ceiling joists. These beams will be tightened overtime by our service department with the goal of restoring the wall to its original position. 

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

  • Extreme Flooding in Winter, WI Fixed with TripleSafe® Sump Pump
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    Extreme Flooding in Winter, WI Fixed with TripleSafe® Sump Pump
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    Extreme Flooding in Winter, WI Fixed with TripleSafe® Sump Pump

    This homeowner in Winter, WI reached out to DBS with a waterproofing project. The owner wanted to set up a waterproofing system with a new sump pump to make traveling during the winter months possible.

    Design Specialist James Miller assisted the homeowner in a free, no-obligation estimate. After a thorough inspection, James provided a quote and recommended our TripleSafe® sump pump. 

    Foreman Dustin Behning led the installation of this project along with a crew. Together, the crew installed the TripleSafe® sump pump. This sump pump provides three levels of protection. This ensures that the product will continue to work even if one level happens to fail.

    This homeowner can now travel for long amounts of time without worrying about water intrusion in their home. 

  • Basement Wall Repair near Saxon, WI
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    Basement Wall Repair near Saxon, WI
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    Basement Wall Repair near Saxon, WI

    The owner of this home in Saxon, WI reached out to us looking for help with their failing basement walls.
    Design Specialist James Miller went out to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, James created a quote for our Geo-Lock™ Wall Anchor System.

    A DBS Foreman led the installation of this project with help from a crew. Together they installed the wall anchors onto the basement walls to permanently stabilize the foundation.

    The homeowner can now relax with peace of mind from the issue!

  • Sunken Foundation Pillars near Weyerhaeuser, WI
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    Sunken Foundation Pillars near Weyerhaeuser, WI
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    Sunken Foundation Pillars near Weyerhaeuser, WI

    The owner of this home reached out to us looking for a solution to their sinking support pillars.

    Design Specialist James Miller went to the home to run a free no-obligation estimate appointment for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, James created a quote for our pier system.

    A DBS foreman led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they installed piers beneath each of the pillars to permanently stabilize the foundation.

    If the support pillars on your home are sinking into the ground, reach out to us for help and gain peace of mind as this homeowner did.

  • Flooded Crawl Space in Hayward, MN Encapsulated and Protected from Future Issues
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    Flooded Crawl Space in Hayward, MN Encapsulated and Protected from Future Issues
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    Flooded Crawl Space in Hayward, MN Encapsulated and Protected from Future Issues

    These homeowners in Hayward, MN needed major assistance with their crawl space issues. After purchasing a new home, they discovered standing water in the crawl space and rotting support beams. Wanting to avoid any further damage to the home, and to combat any mold issues, the owners reached out to DBS for help. 

    Design Specialist James Miller assisted these homeowners in a free, no-obligation estimate to find the best solution for their home. After a thorough inspection, James provided a quote and recommended the installation of SmartJack® beams and drainage matting. 

    Foreman Chris Church led the installation of the encapsulation project. Chris and his team fully encapsulated the crawl space, starting with drainage matting. This helps the soil and dirt under the home to safely and effectively help drain the water in the space. Next, they used SprayFoam insulation to air seal the space and create a moisture barrier. They then used CleanSpace® to line the entirety of the crawl space for a clean, water resistant barrier, which also allows the space to be used for safe, dry storage. 

    These homeowners can now enjoy their new home know their crawl space is safe and dry. 

  • PowerBrace® Wall Bracing System Installed to Repair Basement Block Foundation in Hayward, WI
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    PowerBrace® Wall Bracing System Installed to Repair Basement Block Foundation in Hayward, WI
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    PowerBrace® Wall Bracing System Installed to Repair Basement Block Foundation in Hayward, WI

    The owner of this home in Hayward, WI reached out to DBS looking for a solution to their failing basement walls that had developed stair-step and large horizontal cracks over time.

    Design Specialist James Miller went out to the property to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, James generated a quote for our PowerBrace® Wall Bracing System.

    A DBS Foreman led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they installed 5 PowerBrace® i-beams along the walls of the basement to permanently stabilize the foundation. The PowerBrace® System will help ensure that no further cracking or bowing in the walls will occur.

    Now that the basement has been permanently stabilized, the homeowner can relax with peace of mind.

  • 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.

  • Garage Stabilized In Webster, Wisconsin using Supportworks® Pier System
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    Garage Stabilized In Webster, Wisconsin using Supportworks® Pier System
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    Garage Stabilized In Webster, Wisconsin using Supportworks® Pier System

    These homeowners in Webster, WI reached out to DBS for help stabilizing their garage. The foundation was settling when our Design Specialist James Miller showed up for a free, no-obligation estimate. 

    After James inspected the damage to the structure, he recommended installing push piers to stabilize the garage. This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Zach Royer and his production crew. 

    This garage will no longer settle or shift with a Supportworks® stabilization system. 

     

  • DBS PowerBrace™ and SmartJack® Systems Save Home In Ashland, WI Experiencing Basement Wall Failure
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    DBS PowerBrace™ and SmartJack® Systems Save Home In Ashland, WI Experiencing Basement Wall Failure
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    DBS PowerBrace™ and SmartJack® Systems Save Home In Ashland, WI Experiencing Basement Wall Failure

    This home in Ashland, WI suffered from cracking basement walls. Cracking in the walls had made it easy for water to leak into the basement over time, raising concerns regarding the safety of their basement. The owner had just purchased the home in May and was looking forward to making renovations, but knew that they needed to address the foundation issues before doing so. In hopes of finding a permanent solution, they reached out to DBS.

    Design Specialist James Miller visited the property to conduct a free no-obligation estimate of the issue. After completing a thorough inspection, James advised the homeowner that the supporting wooden columns in the basement needed to be replaced in order to stabilize the home. James suggested that DBS's SmartJack® System and PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System solutions would solve the wall cracking issue.

    Foreman Osia Williams led the installation of this project alongside his crew. Together they installed 3 PowerBrace™ I-beams and 6 SmartJack® supports. Upon completion of installation, the walls are unable to crack or bow any further, and the home has been permanently stabilized.

    The homeowner can now have peace of mind when beginning their renovation projects knowing that the walls have been supported and that their basement foundation is structurally sound.

  • Large Foundational  Cracks in Ashland, WI Basement Stabilized with GeoLock™ Wall Anchor System
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    Large Foundational  Cracks in Ashland, WI Basement Stabilized with GeoLock™ Wall Anchor System
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    Large Foundational Cracks in Ashland, WI Basement Stabilized with GeoLock™ Wall Anchor System

    This homeowner in Ashland, WI was experiencing instability in their cold, dark basement. Water was leaking into the basement due to large cracks in the basement foundation. Wanting a permanent fix, this homeowner turned to DBS for help. 

    Design specialist James Miller assisted this homeowner is a free no-obligation estimate. James suggested that a GeoLock™ Wall Anchor System be installed in order to stabilize the walls and create a healthier home.

    Foreman Osia Williams led a crew in the installation of this project. Together the team installed 7 GeoLock™ Wall Anchors. To do this the team connected steel rods to wall plates located inside the basement walls and to earth anchors located underground outside of the home. This rod connection is adjusted to stabilize the wall, prevent movement in the future, and help replace it to its original position.

    This homeowner can now relax knowing her home is stable and supported.

  • Structurally Unsound Ashland, WI Home Stabilized with SmartJack® Support System
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    Structurally Unsound Ashland, WI Home Stabilized with SmartJack® Support System
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    Structurally Unsound Ashland, WI Home Stabilized with SmartJack® Support System

    These homeowners in Ashland, WI reached out to DBS with stabilization issues. The back wall and the area below the house's bathroom became unstable from the house settling. The homeowner relied on DBS to make the house structurally sound once again. 

    Design Specialist James Miller assisted these homeowners in a free no-obligation estimate to find the right solutions for their homes. James recommended the owners install a SmartJack® System in order to stabilize the structure.

    Foreman Osia Williams led his crew in the installation of this support system. The team installed the SmartJack® System using 3 steel support beams that distribute the weight of the structure evenly. This allows the home to have a more reliable support system that lasts. 

    The owners will no longer have to worry about the stability of their homes thanks to DBS solutions. 

  • Geo-Lock® Wall Anchor System Installed in Ashland, WI Basement
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    Geo-Lock® Wall Anchor System Installed in Ashland, WI Basement
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    Geo-Lock® Wall Anchor System Installed in Ashland, WI Basement

    The owner of this home in Ashland, WI reached out to DBS looking for help with stabilizing their basement walls.

    Design Specialist James Miller went out to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, James recommended our Geo-Lock® Wall Anchors.

    A DBS Foreman led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they installed Geo-Lock® Anchors around the basement walls to ensure that the walls are permanently stabilized.

    Now that the basement has been stabilized, the homeowner can relax with peace of mind.

  • Sinking and Slopped Home in Bayfield, WI Supported Using SmartJack® System
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    Sinking and Slopped Home in Bayfield, WI Supported Using SmartJack® System
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    Sinking and Slopped Home in Bayfield, WI Supported Using SmartJack® System

    This home in Bayfield, WI was suffering from major settlement issues. The homeowner was not happy with the dip that had formed in the middle of the dining room, caused by the sinking of the home. Wanting to fix the slopping and bouncing floors, and level the home, they turned to DBS for a permanent solution.

    Design Specialist James Miller provided this homeowner with a free no-obligation estimate in order to find the perfect solution for the needs of their home. After careful inspection, James recommended the installation of a SmartJack® System.

    Foreman Osia Williams led the installation of this project, along with a team. Together, the team installed 3 SmartJack® Systems. Each jack is able to evenly distribute the weight of the structure and stabilize as needed. They are also able to be adjusted in order to reposition the home and minimize the sagging and unlevel floors the owner experienced beforehand. 

    Now that this homeowner's house is stable and level, they can relax knowing it will be safe and sound. 

  • Failing Crawl Space Foundation Repaired by DBS in Bayfield, WI
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    Failing Crawl Space Foundation Repaired by DBS in Bayfield, WI
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    Failing Crawl Space Foundation Repaired by DBS in Bayfield, WI

    The owner of this home in Bayfield, WI reached out to DBS looking for help with their failing crawl space foundation.

    Design Specialist James Miller went out to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, James recommended our SmartJack® System.

    Foreman Osia Williams led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they installed 3 SmartJack® supports beneath the home to provide adequate support to the flooring above.

    Now that the crawl space has been permanently stabilized, the homeowner can relax with peace of mind.

  • Push Piers Lift and Level Sinking Foundation in Iron River, WI
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    Push Piers Lift and Level Sinking Foundation in Iron River, WI
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    Push Piers Lift and Level Sinking Foundation in Iron River, WI

    This homeowner in Iron River, WI recently purchased this home and wanted to address the stability issues. Needing a permanent and professional solution, they trusted DBS to help.

    Design Specialist James Miller visited the home in order to conduct a free, no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, a quote was provided for our push pier support system.

    A DBS Foreman led the installation of this project with help from a team. They began by excavating the area around the foundation of the home. Next, they use hydraulic pressure to move the pier down through the ground until it reached native, stable soil. Once reached, the pressure pushes against the soil and lifts the structure back to its original position. 

    This homeowner can now relax in their new home knowing it is level and stable. 

  • Large Concrete Cracks in Iron River, WI Evened Out and Sealed with DBS Solutions
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    Large Concrete Cracks in Iron River, WI Evened Out and Sealed with DBS Solutions
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    Large Concrete Cracks in Iron River, WI Evened Out and Sealed with DBS Solutions

    This homeowner in Iron River, WI reached out to DBS for concrete repair. Large cracks and gaps were becoming an inconvenience and needed to be filled. 

    Design Specialist James Miller assisted the homeowner in a free, no-obligation estimate. After a careful inspection, a quote was provided for our PolyLevel® Foam and NexusPro® Sealant. 

    DBS Installers took the lead on this project. Together, the team began by drilling small holes into the concrete and injecting the foam. This foam expands and hardens to lift the concrete back into an even position. The sealant is then used to fill the remaining crack and even out the floor. 

    This homeowner can now enjoy the smooth, even floor of their home.

  • Geo-Lock™ Wall Anchors Straighten and Hold Iron River, MN Walls
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    Geo-Lock™ Wall Anchors Straighten and Hold Iron River, MN Walls
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    Geo-Lock™ Wall Anchors Straighten and Hold Iron River, MN Walls

    This homeowner in Iron River, WI wanted to address the cracks in their block foundation. These stairstep cracks are a sign of instability and needed to be addressed before they got any worse.

    Design Specialist James Miller visited the home and conducted a free, no-obligation estimate to find the best solution for the home. After a careful inspection, it was decided that Geo-Lock™'s Wall Anchors would be the best solution.

    A DBS Foreman led the installation of this project. The team began by excavating an area outside of the home to install the earth anchor. This anchor is attached to a steel plate that is installed inside of the home. Once connected, the system can be adjusted to pull the cracked wall back into its original position. This system will also continue to hold the wall in place.

    This homeowner can now relax knowing their home is safe and secure. 

  • Boathouse in Barnes, WI Sinking into Lake Permanently Stabilized with DBS SmartJack® and Helical Piers
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    Boathouse in Barnes, WI Sinking into Lake Permanently Stabilized with DBS SmartJack® and Helical Piers
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    Boathouse in Barnes, WI Sinking into Lake Permanently Stabilized with DBS SmartJack® and Helical Piers

    The owners of this boathouse in Barnes, WI noticed that it was sinking into the lake bed. The boathouse was grandfathered in, and they wanted to make sure that it could be passed down to future generations. They reached out to DBS after noticing signs promoting our foundation stabilization services around town.

    Design Specialist James Miller met the owners at their property to conduct a free no-obligation estimate of the foundation issues. After a thorough inspection, James recommended our SmartJack® supports and helical piering systems.

    Foreman Osia Williams led the installation of this project with help from a crew. Together they installed 6 helical piers and 2 SmartJack® supports with the main steel beam to permanently stabilize the boathouse.

    Now that the boathouse has been permanently stabilized, the owners will be able to pass it down to future generations without worrying about it sinking into the lake.

  • Cracked, Unstable Wall Stabilized with GeoLock™ Wall Anchor in Maple, WI
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    Cracked, Unstable Wall Stabilized with GeoLock™ Wall Anchor in Maple, WI
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    Cracked, Unstable Wall Stabilized with GeoLock™ Wall Anchor in Maple, WI

    This homeowner in Maple, WI was facing problems with wall stabilization and cracks in their basement. The wall had shifted from previous repair over a decade ago; unable to repair this problem on their own, the owner turned to DBS for a solution. 

    Design Specialist James Miller assisted this homeowner in a free no-obligation estimate to find the right solution for this home. James suggested the installation of a GeoLock™ Wall Anchor System. 

    Foreman Osia Williams led the installation along with a team. Together the team installed 3 Geolock™ Wall Anchors allowing for stabilization for the whole wall. This is done by connecting a steel rod to plates that are connected and located inside the home to an earth anchor that is installed in the soil outside of the home. This connection will allow for the system to be adjusted to stabilize and straighten out the wall. 

    With this newly stable wall, this homeowner can live comfortably in their healthy home.

  • Concrete Leveling and Filled Cracks in Driveway for Homeowners in Siren, WI
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    Concrete Leveling and Filled Cracks in Driveway for Homeowners in Siren, WI
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    Concrete Leveling and Filled Cracks in Driveway for Homeowners in Siren, WI

    The owner of this home in Siren, WI reached out to DBS looking for help with their unlevel and cracked concrete driveway.

    Design Specialist James Miller went to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, James recommended our concrete lifting and leveling service.

    A DBS Foreman led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they injected PolyLevel® underneath the driveway to lift and level the sections that were uneven. The crew also sealed cracks in the driveway with NexusPro® concrete sealant.

    Now that the driveway has been leveled and sealed, the homeowner can relax with peace of mind.

  • Homeowner in St. Paul, MN Has DBS Install SmartJack® System Installed to Level Floors and Pass Home Inspection
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    Homeowner in St. Paul, MN Has DBS Install SmartJack® System Installed to Level Floors and Pass Home Inspection
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    Homeowner in St. Paul, MN Has DBS Install SmartJack® System Installed to Level Floors and Pass Home Inspection

    The owner of this home in St. Paul, MN had a home inspection done and was concerned with what the inspector had mentioned about their uneven and sagging floors. Looking for a solution for their crawl space issues, they reached out to DBS.

    Design Specialist James Miller went to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, he generated a quote for our SmartJack® System.

    A DBS Foreman led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they installed a main steel beam and 4 SmartJack® supports in an attempt to level the flooring and permanently stabilize the home.

    The homeowner can relax with peace of mind now that the project has passed an inspection and will not need to worry anymore about their foundation failing.

  • Uncomfortable Heating Issues in Saint Paul, MN Home Fixed with SprayFoam Insulation
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    Uncomfortable Heating Issues in Saint Paul, MN Home Fixed with SprayFoam Insulation
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    Uncomfortable Heating Issues in Saint Paul, MN Home Fixed with SprayFoam Insulation

    This home in Saint Paul, MN was suffering from ineffective insulation. The basement was cold in the winter and very hot in the summer. The homeowner wanted to fix this problem, as well as create a more finished look for the home.

    Design Specialist James Miller visited the home to conduct a free, no-obligation for the owner. After this inspection, James provided a quote for SprayFoam insulation. 

    Foreman Nicholas Woods II led the installation of this project with help from a team. Together, the team used SprayFoam insulation to air seal any holes or cracks in the basement that allowed unwanted airflow. After doing so, they used the material to cover the walls fully to create effective insulation and water barrier.

    This homeowner can now relax comfortably all year round.

  • 100-Year-Old Tofte, MN Cabin Foundation Supported by DBS
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    100-Year-Old Tofte, MN Cabin Foundation Supported by DBS
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    100-Year-Old Tofte, MN Cabin Foundation Supported by DBS

    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. 


  • PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System Stabilizes Cracked Walls For Future Basement Renovation Projects In Superior, WI
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    PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System Stabilizes Cracked Walls For Future Basement Renovation Projects In Superior, WI
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    PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System Stabilizes Cracked Walls For Future Basement Renovation Projects In Superior, WI

    The homeowner of this property was in the process of gutting the basement for a renovation project when they discovered large cracks running from the top to the bottom of the basement walls. Concerned about the structural integrity of their foundation, they contacted DBS in hopes of finding a solution.

    Design Specialist James Miller visited their property to conduct a free no-obligation estimate of the issue at hand. James informed the homeowner that the foundation was failing, and DBS's PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System would permanently stabilize the walls.

    Foreman Osia Williams led the installation for this project along with his team, and together they installed 6 PowerBrace™ I-beams. After a successful installation, the foundation of this home is now stabilized for years to come.

    The homeowner is finally able to go about renovating the basement without worry that the walls are going to fail, and have peace of mind knowing that no additional cracking will occur.

  • Homeowner Installs Helical Piers to Support Drooping Kitchen Addition in Superior, WI
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    Homeowner Installs Helical Piers to Support Drooping Kitchen Addition in Superior, WI
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    Homeowner Installs Helical Piers to Support Drooping Kitchen Addition in Superior, WI

    The owners of this home in Superior, WI noticed that their kitchen addition was drooping into the ground. They intended on selling their home within the next year and a half so they reached out to DBS in hopes of finding a solution.

    Design Specialist James Miller visited the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate. After a thorough inspection, James informed the owners about our helical pier system. 

    Foreman Trevor Ingle led the installation on the project with help from a crew. Together they drilled 4 helical piers into the soil beneath the addition to permanently stabilize its foundation. Piers are installed underneath a foundation to provide substantial support to a structure by pushing against bedrock deep below the surface.

    Now that the kitchen has been permanently stabilized, the homeowners can think confidently about selling their home in the near future. 

     

  • DBS Solves Foundation Problem for Homeowners in Superior, WI by Installing GeoLock™ & PowerBrace™ Systems
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    DBS Solves Foundation Problem for Homeowners in Superior, WI by Installing GeoLock™ & PowerBrace™ Systems
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    DBS Solves Foundation Problem for Homeowners in Superior, WI by Installing GeoLock™ & PowerBrace™ Systems

    The owners of this home in Superior, WI had previously had work done to stabilize their foundation with a different company but the work that was done failed and the foundation was sinking again. Looking to be done with the issue once and for all, the homeowners reached out to DBS.

    Design Specialist James Miller visited the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the owners. James completed a thorough inspection and informed the homeowners of a DBS foundation system that would solve their issue. 

    Foreman Trevor Ingle led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they installed 3 GeoLock™ Wall Anchors and 4 PowerBrace™ I-beams. Both systems will help straighten the walls over time by tightening the bolt on the GeoLock™ plate and bracket near the rim joist on the PowerBrace™ I-beams.

    Now that the home has been permanently stabilized, the homeowners will not need to worry about finding additional solutions and can relax comfortably in their safe home.

  • 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! 

  • Sinking Sunroom in Prior Lake, MN Permanently Stabilized with HelixPro® Helical Piers Installed by DBS
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    Sinking Sunroom in Prior Lake, MN Permanently Stabilized with HelixPro® Helical Piers Installed by DBS
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    Sinking Sunroom in Prior Lake, MN Permanently Stabilized with HelixPro® Helical Piers Installed by DBS

    The owners of this home in Prior Lake, MN experienced issues with their sunroom sinking and settling into the soil. In hopes of finding a solution, the owners reached out to DBS.

    Design Specialist James Miller went to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate. After a thorough inspection, James educated the owners on a piering system that DBS installs for lighter structures which would be the perfect solution to their problem. 

    Foreman Trevor Ingle led the installation of this project with help from a crew. Together they installed 2 HelixPro®helical piers underneath the structure of the sunroom to permanently stabilize it. Helical piers are installed by using heavy machinery to drive the steel piers deep beneath a structure until they reach soil that is strong enough to support the weight of the structure. 

    The homeowners can now comfortably enjoy their sunroom without worrying about it sinking further into the soil.

  • Basement Waterproofing Solution For Leaky Basement In North East Minneapolis Home
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    Basement Waterproofing Solution For Leaky Basement In North East Minneapolis Home
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    Basement Waterproofing Solution For Leaky Basement In North East Minneapolis Home

    Homeowners from North East Minneapolis reached out to DBS for help keeping their leaky basement dry. They had pooling water and musty odors moving through their home when they called for a free, no-obligation estimate. 

    DBS Design Specialist James Miller went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After assessing the damage James recommended our WaterGuard® french drainage system paired with a new TripleSafe™ sump pump to keep water out of this home for good. This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Zach Jorenby and his production crew.

    This leaky home has now been made healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

  • Foundation and Water Issues in Minneapolis, MN Home Solved with DBS SmartJack® and Basement Waterproofing Systems
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    Foundation and Water Issues in Minneapolis, MN Home Solved with DBS SmartJack® and Basement Waterproofing Systems
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    Foundation and Water Issues in Minneapolis, MN Home Solved with DBS SmartJack® and Basement Waterproofing Systems

    This home in Minneapolis, MN suffered from both foundation and water issues. The homeowners reached out to DBS in hopes of finding a solution.

    Design Specialist James Miller went to the property to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowners and after a thorough inspection, recommended our waterproofing and SmartJack® Systems.

    A DBS Foreman led the installation of this project with help from a crew. Together they installed the main steel beam and 4 SmartJack® supports to suspend the beam. They also installed our WaterGuard® french drain system with one of our sump pumps in order to keep water out of the basement.

    Now that the basement has been properly waterproofed, the homeowners can relax without worrying about their health and safety.

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