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Nathan Schroeder

DBS

Title: Design Specialist

Hometown: Two Harbors, MN

Nathan Schroeder from DBS

Nathan joined DBS in 2019 as a Design Specialist. He brought with 15+ years of remodeling and construction experience. He has a great understanding of home structures and how to find solutions for structural issues. His favorite part about working for DBS is having the opportunity to work with all sorts of homeowners and the unique challenges they are facing. In his free time, Nathan enjoys spending time with his family, restoring antiques, and staying active outdoors.

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  • Crawl Space Supported and Encapsulated in Solon Springs, WI
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    Crawl Space Supported and Encapsulated in Solon Springs, WI
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    Crawl Space Supported and Encapsulated in Solon Springs, WI

    This home in Solon Springs, WI had been in the family for nearly 50 years. The crawl space support beams were failing and the homeowner was in need of a permanent solution. They contacted DBS after learning about our crawl space support systems.

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the foundation support work. Nathan 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 Taylor Allen and his production crew.

    This crawl space support system consisted of 38 feet of supplement steel beam, running parallel to the crawl space dirt floor. From there, they installed 9 SmartJack® telescoping support posts. To encapsulate the dirt crawl space, they installed a vapor barrier called CleanSpace®. This thick poly sheet is place on top of a drainage matting layer and will assist in keep the dirt floor free from moisture build-up.

    Finally, our crew applied closed-cell spray foam to the rim joists in the crawl space to insulate and air seal the space. This will prevent cold air, pests, and water from entering the space. Ultimately, this will protect the foundation, and allow for a more energy efficient home.

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

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

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

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

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

    This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

  • 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.

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

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

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

    This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

  • SupportWorks Stabilization System Installed In Barnum, MN
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    SupportWorks Stabilization System Installed In Barnum, MN
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    SupportWorks Stabilization System Installed In Barnum, MN

    These homeowners in Barnum, MN reached out to DBS for help stabilizing the foundation of their home. The basement walls were cracked and beginning to bow. 

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After inspecting the home, Nathan recommended installing PowerBrace™ support beams to stabilize the walls. The home was stabilized by Foreman Jason Foster and his production crew. 

    This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

     

     

     

     

  • Wet And Moldy Basement Waterproofing Project In Moose Lake, Minnesota
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    Wet And Moldy Basement Waterproofing Project In Moose Lake, Minnesota
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    Wet And Moldy Basement Waterproofing Project In Moose Lake, Minnesota

    These homeowners in Moose Lake, MN reached out to DBS for help keeping their damp basement dry. Their rough stone walls allowed moisture to enter this basement and resulted in standing water and mold growth. 

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After inspecting the home, Nathan recommended CleanSpace® waterproofing vapor barrier to prevent moisture from entering through the walls. A WaterGuard® subfloor drainage system will be paired with the CleanSpace® barrier and will empty to a new TripleSafe™ sump pump. This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Zach Jorenby and his production crew.

    This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

  • Sinking Cabin Stabilized In Saginaw, MN Using Supportworks® Piering System
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    Sinking Cabin Stabilized In Saginaw, MN Using Supportworks® Piering System
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    Sinking Cabin Stabilized In Saginaw, MN Using Supportworks® Piering System

    Cabin owners reached out to DBS for help stabilizing their cabin located in Saginaw, MN. The cabin has been in the family for generations and was in need of serious help to stay healthy for decades to come. 

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After inspecting the home, Nathan recommended stabilizing the sinking structure using Supportworks® push piers. Push piers are driven deep underground until they reach bedrock and are measured using hydraulic pressure. Once solid bedrock is reached the structure can be permanently stabilized and is guaranteed under a nationally-backed warranty! This stabilization system is completely hidden from sight once installed and is covered with dirt and can have grass or other landscaping options applied. This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Zach Royer and his production crew.

    This cabin is now healthy, safe, and stable for many years to come! 

     

     

  • Family Cabin in Eveleth, MN Permanently Stabilized to Stay in Family for Generations
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    Family Cabin in Eveleth, MN Permanently Stabilized to Stay in Family for Generations
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    Family Cabin in Eveleth, MN Permanently Stabilized to Stay in Family for Generations

    This log construction cabin has been in the family since it was first built. Changes in the soil with freezing and thawing throughout the years have caused significant settling in the structure. The family was concerned about the health of the cabin and wanted a permanent solution in protecting it in years to come.

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder visited the cabin and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the cabin's foundation repair work. After inspecting the crawl space, and measuring the structure's settlement, he crafted a plan that would restore the cabin's structural integrity. 

    DBS Foreman Zach Royer and his crew installed 10 push piers around the perimeter, completing a lift procedure of the sinking structure. They also added supplemental beams and a SmartJack® System to support the floor joists beneath the cabin. 

    This family can now rest easy knowing that their cabin is safe and secure for many years to come! 

  • Britt, MN Home Protected from Water and Further Foundation Cracks
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    Britt, MN Home Protected from Water and Further Foundation Cracks
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    Britt, MN Home Protected from Water and Further Foundation Cracks

    This Britt, MN home was built in 2005 but unfortunately, the foundation walls in the basement were beginning to crack. Over time, soil pressure had caused its foundation walls to crack and bow. The homeowners lived in the space for about 4 years before discovering the issue when water began to leak in from the cracked and bowed block walls. 

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate for the work. After visiting the home, Nathan 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 the full waterproofing system in this basement. It consists of a CleanSpace® vapor barrier to stop water and a WaterGuard® subfloor french drainage system to drain water. These two products connect to a new SingleSafe sump pump that will keep water out of the home for good.

    DBS Foreman Nick Burley and 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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Barnum, MN Foundation Stabilized and Slab Repaired
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    Barnum, MN Foundation Stabilized and Slab Repaired
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    Barnum, MN Foundation Stabilized and Slab Repaired

    Homeowners in Barnum, MN reached out to DBS for help stabilizing the foundation of their home. The basement walls were cracked and beginning to bow, which was also causing issues to their poured foundation slab.

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After inspecting the home, Nathan recommended installing PowerBrace™ support beams to stabilize the walls. The home was stabilized by Foreman Jason Foster and his production crew. 

    From there, our concrete repair team lifted and leveled the garage space with our PolyLevel® foam. When injected, this foam expands to lift and level concrete slabs. It takes about 15 minutes to cure and then it's ready to use. 

    This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

     

  • Sidewalk Leveling to Fix Pooling Water in Superior, WI
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    Sidewalk Leveling to Fix Pooling Water in Superior, WI
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    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!

  • Drain Tile Installed in Leaky Duluth, MN Basement
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    Drain Tile Installed in Leaky Duluth, MN Basement
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    Drain Tile Installed in Leaky Duluth, MN Basement

    This 1960's Duluth, MN home had issues with water leaking in the basement. After living in the home for about two years, and noticing consistent issues with water, they decided to contact DBS for a permanent solution. 

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the waterproofing project. He determined that drain tile would be installed around the perimeter of the basement, leading water to a new sump pump. 


    DBS Foreman Taylor Allen and his production crew worked on this 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 captures 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 family can now rest easy knowing their home is protected from future water damage.

  • Intense Wall Cracking Rectified Using PowerBrace™ Wall Support System In Duluth, Minnesota
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    Intense Wall Cracking Rectified Using PowerBrace™ Wall Support System In Duluth, Minnesota
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    Intense Wall Cracking Rectified Using PowerBrace™ Wall Support System In Duluth, Minnesota

    These homeowners in Duluth, Minnesota reached out to DBS for help with their cracking foundation walls.

    When DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder went to the home he discovered intense wall cracking and moderate levels of bowing. Nathan provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work and created a permanent solution using Supportworks® PowerBrace™ wall support beams. PowerBrace™ support beams immediately stabilize bowing walls and over time are tightened in an attempt to bring the bowing walls back to level. PowerBrace™ wall support beams are installed with a 75-year nationally backed fully transferable warranty. Fix it right the first time with DBS! 

    This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Zach Royer and his production crew.

    This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

  • GeoLock™ Earth Anchors Repair Cracking Foundation in Kettle River, MN
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    GeoLock™ Earth Anchors Repair Cracking Foundation in Kettle River, MN
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    GeoLock™ Earth Anchors Repair Cracking Foundation in Kettle River, MN

    Homeowners of a 1960's home in Kettle River, MN contacted DBS in need of a permanent solution for their garage foundation. As seen in the before photo, the foundation was cracking and shifting, causing issues for the concrete slab below it and the structural integrity of the entire building. 

    After hearing about us on local radio, they called DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate with our Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder. He diagnosed the foundation and concrete issues in the garage and designed a custom solution for the homeowners.

    Foreman Nick Burley and his crew installed 4 GeoLock™ Wall Plates and Earth Anchors to the failing foundation wall. This system uses heavy-duty anchors and connects them to plates on the wall interior wall. Connected with long, galvanized rods, these anchors are tightened to straighten the wall over time and provide maximum support. 

    Our concrete repair crew applied a sealant to the concrete garage slab, as well as NexusPro™, a silicone product that expands to fill and seal cracks.

    The customer was happy with the work done and now had a permanent solution they can count on for years to come.

  • Structural Foundation Repair for Cracking Walls in Duluth, MN Home
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    Structural Foundation Repair for Cracking Walls in Duluth, MN Home
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    Structural Foundation Repair for Cracking Walls in Duluth, MN Home

    Homeowners in Duluth, MN had significant damage to the foundation of their 1940's home. Cracking and bowing to their block foundation was concerning and to protect the longevity of the home, they reached out to DBS.

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder visited the home and gave a thorough inspection with a free, no-obligation estimate for the project. His action plan for the basement was to install our PowerBrace Wall Bracing System.

    DBS Foreman Nick Burley and crew installed 10 PowerBrace™ I-beams would be installed to support the foundation walls. 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.

  • Cracked Foundation in Superior, WI Stabilized with DBS
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    Cracked Foundation in Superior, WI Stabilized with DBS
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    Cracked Foundation in Superior, WI Stabilized with DBS

    This 1912 home in Superior, WI had a significant cracked in the foundation. Concerned over this issues getting worse, the homeowners called us after seeing out ads on TV.

    Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the foundation repair. Nathan created a plan to stabilize the failing foundation walls with Supportworks® PowerBrace™ wall support beams.  

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

    This foundation is now structually sound, giving the homeowners piece of mind for years to come!

  • 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. 

  • Bowing Wall in Duluth, MN Home Repaired by DBS
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    Bowing Wall in Duluth, MN Home Repaired by DBS
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    Bowing Wall in Duluth, MN Home Repaired by DBS

    Homeowners in Duluth, MN reached out to DBS for help stabilizing their bowing foundation walls. These shifting walls were allowing water to seep into the basement. The owners wanted to finish the basement but knew they needed to take care of the water issues first so they contacted DBS. 

    Our Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the homeowner's project. It was determined that both waterproofing and foundation support systems were needed to provide a permanent solution going forward.

    DBS Foreman Taylor Allen and crew worked on the basement 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 the home's existing sump pump.

    DBS Foreman Nick Burley and his production crew then performed the foundation support work. They installed a PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System, attaching steel I-beams to the concrete floor and the basement rim joists. This PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System, is meant to support walls from further movement and can be tightened over time, in order to restore the walls to their original position. The PowerBrace™ beams are zinc-plated and backed with a 75-year warranty against movement. Additionally, they installed 2 GeoLock™ earth anchors were recommended to stabilize the failing partially underground walls.

    The homeowners can now rest easy knowing their home is protected from water and further foundation damage.

  • 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!

  • Sinking Foundation in Duluth, MN Repaired with DBS Push Pier System
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    Sinking Foundation in Duluth, MN Repaired with DBS Push Pier System
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    Sinking Foundation in Duluth, MN Repaired with DBS Push Pier System

    This 1960's home in Duluth, MN was in the process of being sold to new owners. Because there were some cracks in the basement walls, the owners agreed to repair the foundation before selling. With the help of their real estate agent, they contacted DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate.

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder visited the home to determine the best course of action for the foundation repair. Zach Royer and his crew excavated the exterior of the home in order to perform a lift procedure. Our team installed 6 push piers total at the base of the home on the exterior of the home. These galvanized steel piers were then hydraulicaly driven into the ground to weight-bearing soils. The weight of the home was then transferred to the competent soil.

    The homeowners were happy with the work done and can now depend on a safe and comfortable home for years to come.

  • Cracked and Bowing Wall in Superior, WI Fixed with Wall Supports
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    Cracked and Bowing Wall in Superior, WI Fixed with Wall Supports
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    Cracked and Bowing Wall in Superior, WI Fixed with Wall Supports

    Homeowners of this 1902 home in Superior, WI contacted DBS in need of a permanent solution for the cracking foundation walls in their basement. The horizontal cracks as seen in the before photo were causing leaking. The homeowner was tired of the water issues and wanted to protect their belongings.

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder visited the home for a free, no-obligation estimate for the best course of action. Foreman Nick Burley and his crew installed four GeoLock™ Wall Plates and Earth Anchors to the failing foundation wall. This system uses heavy-duty anchors and connects them to plates on the wall interior wall. Connected with long, galvanized rods, these anchors are tightened to straighten the wall over time and provide maximum support. 

    To prevent water from flooding onto the basement floor, our team installed an interior waterproofing system. This included our interior drain tile WaterGuard®, connected to a new SingleSafe™ sump pump.

    The customer was happy with the work done and now has a permanent solution they can count on for years to come. 

  • 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! 

  • Garage Raised to Stabilized Entire Home in Duluth, MN
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    Garage Raised to Stabilized Entire Home in Duluth, MN
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    Garage Raised to Stabilized Entire Home in Duluth, MN

    This Duluth, MN home was in need of foundation repair. The attached garage was sinking in one corner, and putting a lot of pressure on the rest of the foundation. This is due to shifting soils beneath the garage and concrete slab.

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the home's foundation repair work. After inspecting the crawl space, and measuring the structure's settlement, he crafted a plan that would restore the home's structural integrity. This included our push pier system as well as concrete repair. 

    The DBS foundation repair crew excavated soil to gain access to the garage's footing. From there, they installed 3 push piers, completing a lift procedure of the sinking structure. They were also able to address the sinking garage slab with an installation of  PolyLevel®. This 2-part foam expands when applied and hardens why dry, lifting and leveling the concrete above it.

    These Duluth homeowners now have a permanent solution against foundation movement in the future.

  • Leaky Superior, WI Home Protected with Waterproofing and Foundation Systems
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    Leaky Superior, WI Home Protected with Waterproofing and Foundation Systems
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    Leaky Superior, WI Home Protected with Waterproofing and Foundation Systems

    Homeowners of this 1970s home in Superior, WI noticed that cracks in the basement foundation walls were leaking water. The homeowners were tired of cleaning after water intrusion and were worried about the implications of consistent water in the basement. Looking for a permanent solution to protect their basement, they contacted DBS.

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate for the work. After visiting the home, Nathan reviewed the inspection with the homeowner and recommended the installation of a waterproofing and foundation repair system to fully protect the home. 

    Because this home had multiple home repair needs, it was broken up into 2 projects. Our highly-trained installers from both foundation support and waterproofing visited the home to complete the repair in their area of expertise. 

    DBS Foreman Osia Williams and his crew installed the full waterproofing system in this basement. It consists of a CleanSpace® vapor barrier to stop water and a WaterGuard® subfloor french drainage system to drain water. These two products connect to a new SingleSafe™ sump pump that will keep water out of the home for good.

    DBS Foreman Nick Burley and his crew installed 7 PowerBrace™ wall support beams to stabilize the walls and prevent any further movement. These galvanized steel I-beams will be tightened over time with the goal of restoring the wall to its original position. 

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

  • 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.

  • Newly Purchased Home in Cloquet, MN Gets Foundation Lift
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    Newly Purchased Home in Cloquet, MN Gets Foundation Lift
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    Newly Purchased Home in Cloquet, MN Gets Foundation Lift

    The new owners of this Cloquet, MN home had grand plans to renovate it. But they knew there were water issues in the basement and a sinking and settling foundation that they had to tackle first! In order to find an expert solution, they reached out to DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate.

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder is an expert in foundation repair. He completed a thorough estimate and proposed a plan for the home repair using our push pier system. Because our team would need to excavate the soil around the foundation, Nathan also recommended applying an external waterproofing membrane to deter moisture from entering the basement. This will also assist in frost protection. 

    DBS Foreman Zach Royer and his foundation crew completed this project. After excavating the soil around the foundation of the home, they installed 8 push piers, attaching the steel brackets to the foundation footing. From there, long, galvanized tubes are hydraulically driven into the soil. Once competent soil is reached, the weight of the home is transferred and lifted back to its original position. 

    After our team completed the lift procedure, the home was restored to a level position! No more further settling will occur and the owners can move on with their restoration plans!

  • Sinking Floors in Duluth, MN Support with SmartJacks
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    Sinking Floors in Duluth, MN Support with SmartJacks
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    Sinking Floors in Duluth, MN Support with SmartJacks

    A homeowner in Duluth contacted DBS looking for a solution to the sinking floor on the main level of their home. They were had added some telescoping support beams in the basement to stabilize the floors, but they had not permanently remedied the uneven and bouncy floors in the main level. 

    DBS Design Specialist Natha Schroeder visited the home and provided a thorough inspection and free estimate for structural work. He designed a plan that would add a section of supplemental beam to the basement. This beam would be held up by vertical SmartJack® supports.

    DBS Foreman Zach Jorenby and his basement repair crew completed this basement support project. They installed a SmartJack® System consisting of 5 vertical beams. These vertical supports attach to the ceiling joists and concrete floor via steel brackets. 

    After our team completed a lift procedure in the basement, the main level of the home was permanently stabilized and protected against further movement. 

  • Bouncy and Uneven Floors in Minneapolis, MN Repaired with SmartJack® System
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    Bouncy and Uneven Floors in Minneapolis, MN Repaired with SmartJack® System
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    Bouncy and Uneven Floors in Minneapolis, MN Repaired with SmartJack® System

    Homeowners of this older home in Minneapolis, MN had bouncy floors on their main level. Soft spots in the floor meant that support in the basements was lacking. They called DBS to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate for our expertise in diagnosing the structural issues.

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder visited the home and gave a thorough inspection. He pinpointed the weak areas in the floor and evaluated the basement support system. Because this home was built in 1901, it is not surprising that some of the floor joists are starting to droop. Nathan suggesting installing our SmartJack® System.

    DBS Foreman Zach Jorenby and his basement repair crew installed supplemental supports for the sinking floor joists, as well as our SmartJack® System. Each SmartJack® vertical support beam is secured to the basement ceiling, as sealed with concrete into the basement floor. Made from galvanized steel, these beams are adjusted with a heavy-duty threaded rod to meet any basement or crawlspace ceiling. Once installed, they offer permanent stabilization. 

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Wisconsin
  • Abbotsford
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5116 Jean Duluth Road Suite 300
Duluth, MN 55803
1-218-955-7945


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1584 93rd Ln NE
Blaine, MN 55449
1-763-634-8384
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