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Osia Williams

DBS

Title: Foreman

Hometown: Duluth, MN

Osia Williams from DBS

Osia joined DBS in March of 2020 as an Installer but was quickly promoted to Foreman. His hard-working attitude and high standards make him a great addition to our production crews. Osia manages Basement Repair crews to properly install DBS products and systems while providing WOW service.

What excites him about DBS is gaining new experiences while working in a tight-knit team. In his free time, Osia enjoys skateboarding and snowboarding.

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Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Bouncing Floors in Hayward, WI Stabilized with SmartJack® Systems
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    Bouncing Floors in Hayward, WI Stabilized with SmartJack® Systems
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    Bouncing Floors in Hayward, WI Stabilized with SmartJack® Systems

    This homeowner in Hayward, WI was experienced stability issues in their crawl space. They explained that when walking or running on the floors, the floor was extremely bouncy. This problem had become unnerving for the homeowner, so they trusted DBS to help.

    Design Specialist Henry Jungbauer assisted the homeowner in a free, no-obligation estimate to find the perfect solution for the home. After a careful inspection, Henry provided and quote and recommended our SmartJack® Support System. 

    Foreman Osia Williams led the installation of this project with help from a team. Together, the team installed 14 SmartJack® Systems in the crawl space of the home. These jacks are extremely supportive and evenly distribute the weight of the structure to stabilize the home once again. They are adjusted in order to raise the floors back to their original placement and diminish the bouncing floors. 

    This homeowner can now relax knowing their home is happy and healthy. 

  • CarbonArmor® Secures Cracked Block Wall in Stone Lake, WI Cabin
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    CarbonArmor® Secures Cracked Block Wall in Stone Lake, WI Cabin
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    CarbonArmor® Secures Cracked Block Wall in Stone Lake, WI Cabin

    This Stone Lake, WI homeowner was experiencing stairstep and horizontal cracks in their block wall foundation. Pressure from outside forces, such as soil, can cause these cracks and instability. The owner wanted to fix this problem so they turned to DBS for a solution.

    Design Specialist Henry Jungbauer assisted this owner with a free no-obligation estimate to help find the perfect solution. Henry suggested a CarbonArmor® Wall Reinforcing System for this client's home. 

    Foreman Osia Williams led this project with the assistance of a team. CarbonArmor® wall straps are made with material that is 10x stronger than steel. This material is woven into a fabric-like material and molded to the walls to prevent further movement and instability. These straps tighten even more when tension is applied, making them more secure as time goes on. 

    This homeowner can now relax knowing their home is secure with DBS solutions. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Basement In Iron River, WI Saved From Water Damage Caused By Cracked Foundation Walls
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    Basement In Iron River, WI Saved From Water Damage Caused By Cracked Foundation Walls
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    Basement In Iron River, WI Saved From Water Damage Caused By Cracked Foundation Walls

    The owner of this structure noticed cracking in the walls of the foundation along with water leaking through the walls. They have recently been thinking about reselling the property, and in hopes of finding a solution to increase the resale value of her property, they contacted DBS solutions.

    Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo went out to the property to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the owner. After completing a thorough inspection, Henrik suggested that this property would greatly benefit from DBS's PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System.

    Foreman Osia Williams completed this project along with his team, and they successfully installed 2 PowerBrace™ I-beams that will correct bowing and prevent further cracking over time. DBS consulted with the owner upon completion of the first project to come back a second time in order to install waterproofing materials.

    The owner of this property can now think clearly about potentially reselling the property now that they are assured the foundation is sound, sturdy, and stabilized.

  • 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.

  • Sagging Floors in Solon springs, WI are Lifted and Supported Using SmartJack® Systems
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    Sagging Floors in Solon springs, WI are Lifted and Supported Using SmartJack® Systems
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    Sagging Floors in Solon springs, WI are Lifted and Supported Using SmartJack® Systems

    These homeowners in Solon Springs, WI wanted to address the sagging floors in their home. Wanting peace of mind that the floors would not collapse, they reached out to DBS to find a solution.

    Design Specialist Jake Gilmer assisted these homeowners in a free, no-obligation estimate. After a thorough inspection, it was decided that our SmartJack® Support System would be the best option.

    Foreman Osia Williams led a team in the installation of this project. Together, the team installed multiple jacks in order to distribute the weight of the structure evenly. The jacks are then adjusted in order to lift the floor back to the original position and to provide stronger support.

    These homeowners no longer need to fret about instability in their homes. 

  • Foundational Issues, Mold Growth, and Water Buildup Promote Unsafe Crawl Space For Home In Gordon, WI
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    Foundational Issues, Mold Growth, and Water Buildup Promote Unsafe Crawl Space For Home In Gordon, WI
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    Foundational Issues, Mold Growth, and Water Buildup Promote Unsafe Crawl Space For Home In Gordon, WI

    The owner of this cabin in Gordon, WI was concerned about their health and safety as there was a serious moisture issue, creating the perfect environment for mold growth. Foundational issues were also a concern. The main support beams were weak and the columns supporting the beams were leaning after years of slowly sinking into the moist ground. The owner reached out to DBS in hopes of a solution.

    A DBS Design Specialist went out to the property to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. The Design Specialist determined that the moisture issue could be solved by installing DBS's UltraSump™ sump pump to help drain water. They also encouraged encapsulating the crawl space with CleanSpace® to promote a dry environment in the crawl space. The homeowners were advised that the SmartJack® System solution would be a great fix to their failing foundation.

    Foreman Osia Williams led the installation for this project. With the help of his team, they successfully installed the UltraSump™, CleanSpace® crawl space encapsulation, and 6 SmartJack® supports. The waterproofing solution that has been installed will help eliminate the buildup of water in the crawl space, preventing further mold growth, and the SmartJack® System ensures that the home is permanently stabilized and free from any further sinking or settling.

    The owners are now able to relax comfortably and safely in their homes now that they know the air they are breathing is free of mold, and their foundation has been permanently stabilized.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Improper Door Alignment in Superior, WI Fixed with SmartJack® System
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    Improper Door Alignment in Superior, WI Fixed with SmartJack® System
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    Improper Door Alignment in Superior, WI Fixed with SmartJack® System

    This homeowner in Superior, WI needed help with their sinking floors. The support beams in the basement had shifted, making the doors and windows fit improperly. They wanted the floors raised and the home functioning properly once again. 

    Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo conducted a free, no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After doing so, he provided a quote and recommended our SmartJack® Support System. 

    Foreman Osia Williams led the installation of this project along with a partner. Together, the duo installed multiple SmartJacks® in order to evenly distribute the weight of the structure. These steel jacks are able to be adjusted, allowing the floors to be raised back to their original positioning. This movement allows the doors and windows to function properly again.

    This homeowner can now relax in their happy, healthy, and functioning home. 

  • Fixer-Upper Home with Wall Instability in Rush City, MN Stabilized with CarbonArmor® Wall Reinforcing System
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    Fixer-Upper Home with Wall Instability in Rush City, MN Stabilized with CarbonArmor® Wall Reinforcing System
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    Fixer-Upper Home with Wall Instability in Rush City, MN Stabilized with CarbonArmor® Wall Reinforcing System

    This homeowner in Rush City, MN had bought a fixer-upper hoping to update the basement of the home. However, the renovations could not progress any further without addressing the problems with the foundational wall support. Needing expert advice and peace of mind, the homeowner turned to DBS for help.

    Design Specialist Mike Anderson provided a free no-obligation estimate for the owner in order to find the best solution for the home. After careful inspection, Mike recommended that the owner install a CarbonArmor® Wall Reinforcing System.

    Foreman Osia Williams led the installation of this solution with help from a team. Carbon Armor was needed because of limited space availability. The solution needed to remain inside the home but still be able to fully support the wall. Suffering from 1" sheering, multiple wall straps were needed to ensure the walls would be completely and permanently supported. This solution is made out of materials that are 10-times stronger than steel and will prevent the wall from any further movement. 

    This new homeowner can now continue with his basement renovation knowing this DBS solution is secure and discreet. 

  • DBS Installs PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System To Relieve Cracks In Basement Foundation Causing Mold Growth In Duluth, MN Home
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    DBS Installs PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System To Relieve Cracks In Basement Foundation Causing Mold Growth In Duluth, MN Home
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    DBS Installs PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System To Relieve Cracks In Basement Foundation Causing Mold Growth In Duluth, MN Home

    Cracks had occurred in the walls of this foundation, and over time they grew large enough that water was able to seep through and promote mold growth. Concerned about the wall caving in as well as the health and safety of their home, after being referred by a friend, the homeowner reached out to DBS in hopes of finding a permanent solution.

    Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo went out to this Duluth home to conduct a free no-obligation inspection of the issue. Upon completion of a thorough inspection, Henrik informed the homeowner that DBS's PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System would be the best solution for the cracked walls. DBS was also consulted to install waterproofing materials for this home as well.

    Foreman Osia Williams and his crew led the installation for this project. Osia and his team successfully installed 3 PowerBrace™ I-beams that can be tightened over the years to correct cracking in the walls, and even potentially move the wall back to its initial position.

    The owners of this home are now able to relax comfortably in their home knowing that their foundation has been permanently stabilized, and the basement is dry and free of additional mold growth or cracking.

  • Power Braces Successfully Installed Despite Tight Alleyway To Correct Wall Failure in Duluth, MN
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    Power Braces Successfully Installed Despite Tight Alleyway To Correct Wall Failure in Duluth, MN
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    Power Braces Successfully Installed Despite Tight Alleyway To Correct Wall Failure in Duluth, MN

    The owners of this rental property were concerned about large lateral cracks running through the walls in their basement. Cracks were becoming so deep that water damage was an imminent threat. Bowing of the walls had also occurred, and it was apparent to them that it needed to be fixed. In hopes of saving their rental property, they reached out to DBS to find a solution.

    Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo, went out to the site of the problem to conduct a free no-obligation inspection. After thoroughly examining the issue at hand, Henrik determined that this property was an ideal candidate for DBS's PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System. A concern that was raised in this project was how close the neighboring homes are, which is why the PowerBrace™ system was a great solution for this property because it does not require any exterior excavation in order to be installed.

    Foreman Osia Williams led the installation of this project with his team, and together they successfully installed 6 PowerBrace™ beams to correct bowing and cracking that had occurred over time. Our patented PowerBrace™ solution's unique design allows for it to be tightened over time during dry periods in an attempt to straighten the wall.

    The owners of this property have peace of mind knowing that their tenants will be living in a comfortable, safe, sturdy environment and that no additional cracks or bowing will occur in the future.

  • Wood Rot Combatted with SmartJack® System in Duluth, MN Home
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    Wood Rot Combatted with SmartJack® System in Duluth, MN Home
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    Wood Rot Combatted with SmartJack® System in Duluth, MN Home

    This local Duluth, MN homeowner needed extra stability in her home. Due to a flood in 2012, the support beams in the house were experiencing wood rot, causing the beams to be unstable and in need of assistance.

    Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo assisted this homeowner with a free no-obligation estimate to help find the perfect solution for their home. After inspecting the area, Henrik decided that installing a SmartJack® System would be the perfect permanent solution for this home. 

    Foreman Osia Williams, along with his team, installed this solution. The SmartJack® System uses steel tube beams and footing to stabilize and support the structure. These beams evenly distribute the weight and can reposition the home back to its original position, making it a secure and lasting solution. 

    This homeowner no longer needs to worry about instability and can relax peacefully in their home 

  • Sagging Floors in Duluth, MN Stabilized and Gradually Lifted Using SmartJack® Systems
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    Sagging Floors in Duluth, MN Stabilized and Gradually Lifted Using SmartJack® Systems
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    Sagging Floors in Duluth, MN Stabilized and Gradually Lifted Using SmartJack® Systems

    These homeowners in Duluth, MN were concerned with the sagging floors of their homes. They wanted the problem to be addressed before the damage got any worse, so they reached out to DBS for help.

    Design Specialist James Miller visited the home and conducted a free, no-obligation estimate. After a thorough inspection, James provided a quote for our SmartJack® Support System. 

    Foreman Osia Williams led the installation of this project with help from a team. Together, the team installed 2 jacks in the basement to help stabilize the floor above. These steel jacks evenly distribute the weight of the structure making a very stable area. The jacks can be adjusted to lift the floor above and create an even level once again.

    These homeowners no longer need to worry about instability damaging their homes. 

  • CarbonArmor® Wall Defense Straps Stop Further Movement of Duluth, MN Foundation Walls
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    CarbonArmor® Wall Defense Straps Stop Further Movement of Duluth, MN Foundation Walls
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    CarbonArmor® Wall Defense Straps Stop Further Movement of Duluth, MN Foundation Walls

    This homeowner in Duluth, MN needed to address their cracked foundation walls. Wanting peace of mind that the walls would not cave in, they reached out to DBS for help. 

    Design Specialist Jake Gilmer assisted this homeowner in a free, no-obligation estimate. After a careful inspection, Jake recommended our CarbonArmor® Wall Defense Straps. 

    Foreman Osia Williams led the installation of this project with help from a team. Together, the team applied these strong, woven-material straps to the wall. These straps will hold the wall in place and prevent any further inward movement.

    With their new DBS solution, this homeowner can now relax knowing their home is safe and sound. 

  • Duluth, MN Home Built In 1950s Experiencing Stairstep Wall Cracking
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    Duluth, MN Home Built In 1950s Experiencing Stairstep Wall Cracking
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    Duluth, MN Home Built In 1950s Experiencing Stairstep Wall Cracking

    The owner of this home has recently been investing a lot of money into their basement over the past few years. They were concerned about protecting the recent projects that they had completed after they had noticed stairstep cracking in the walls that occurred over the years. In hopes of finding a solution to their foundation failure, they reached out to DBS.

    Design Specialist, James Miller, went out to the property to conduct a thorough, free, no-obligation estimate and inspection of the situation. Upon completion of examining the basement, and acknowledging the large horizontal cracks running through the walls, James determined that this home would be a great candidate for DBS's PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System.

    Foreman, Osia Williams, took on this project along with his crew. Together they successfully installed 5 PowerBrace™ I-beams in the basement of this home to prevent the problem wall from any further cracking or bowing. The home is now permanently stabilized, and the owner can relax comfortably knowing that their previous investments are protected and that their home is sturdy and safe.

  • New Duluth, MN Homeowner Discovers Stairstep Cracks and Bowing In Foundation Walls
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    New Duluth, MN Homeowner Discovers Stairstep Cracks and Bowing In Foundation Walls
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    New Duluth, MN Homeowner Discovers Stairstep Cracks and Bowing In Foundation Walls

    The owner of this Duluth, MN home had moved in August of this year and noticed cracks in the foundation upon inspection. They were concerned about protecting their new investment and wanted to make sure the walls were stable for the long run. The owner remembered that someone had referred her to DBS for all things foundation repair, so looking for a solution to her issue, she contacted DBS.

    Design Specialist, James Miller, assisted the owner by conducting a free no-obligation estimate. After thoroughly examining the property, James suggested that DBS's PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing and SmartJack® Systems would stabilize her foundation and prevent additional cracking and bowing in the walls.

    Foreman, Osia Williams, led this project. With the help of his team, they installed 2 SmartJack® Systems and 4 PowerBrace™ I-beams. The owner of this home is now able to rest assured knowing their new home is permanently stabilized for the future, and no further cracking or bowing will occur.

  • Drooping Wall Foundation Failure In Duluth, MN Home Corrected By DBS's SmartJack® System
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    Drooping Wall Foundation Failure In Duluth, MN Home Corrected By DBS's SmartJack® System
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    Drooping Wall Foundation Failure In Duluth, MN Home Corrected By DBS's SmartJack® System

    The owner of this home in Duluth, MN has noticed that the wall has been drooping over the past few years, and didn't want to risk waiting another year to fix the issue. In hopes of finding a permanent solution to their issue, they contacted DBS.

    Design Specialist James Miller went out to the property to conduct a free no-obligation estimate. Upon completion of the inspection, James advised the homeowner that DBS's SmartJack® System solution would permanently stabilize the problem wall.

    Foreman Osia Williams and his team led the installation for this project, and together they successfully installed 4 SmartJack® supports. The supports replaced the old failing support system and permanently stabilized the wall.

    The homeowner can now rest assured knowing that the problem wall has been permanently stabilized, and will no longer need to worry about the wall drooping anymore.

  • Cracked and Leaky Foundation Walls Stabilized in Duluth, MN
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    Cracked and Leaky Foundation Walls Stabilized in Duluth, MN
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    Cracked and Leaky Foundation Walls Stabilized in Duluth, MN

    This homeowner in Duluth, MN was experiencing stairstep and horizontal cracks, as well as a shearing wall in their basement. The owner was worried the wall would cave in if it was not fixed soon, so they turned to DBS for help.

    Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo assisted this owner in a free no-obligation estimate for their home's needs. After inspection, he recommended the installation of PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System in order to stabilize their foundation as well as a WaterGuard® system to waterproof their basement.

    Foreman Osia Williams led this team in the installation process. After excavating around the outside of the caving wall, the team installed 2 PowerBrace™ steel I-beams by securing steel brackets to the rim joists on the flooring. These PowerBrace™ beams have a 75-year warranty against movement and can be tightened over time to restore your wall back to its original position. To accompany this installation, the team also installed a WaterGuard® drain system to collect water through wall and floor seepage and avoid future leakage into the basement.

    This home is now stable and dry, allowing the owner to live comfortably without the worry of leaks or cracks intruding in their home.

  • Instability and Improper Wall Support in Duluth, MN Crawlspace Stabilized with SmartJack® System
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    Instability and Improper Wall Support in Duluth, MN Crawlspace Stabilized with SmartJack® System
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    Instability and Improper Wall Support in Duluth, MN Crawlspace Stabilized with SmartJack® System

    This homeowner in Duluth, MN was experiencing problems with the stabilization in their crawlspace. Failing, rotting wood supplemental beams and bad wall support were the main concerns. DBS worked with this homeowner to help them find a permanent solution.

    Design Specialist Rich Johnsen provided this homeowner with a free no-obligation estimate to find this perfect solution. After careful inspection, Rich suggested that the homeowner install a SmartJack® System in order to stabilize the home. 

    Foreman Osia Williams led the installation of this project with help from a team. Together, this team installed 8 SmartJack® Systems that work together to evenly distribute the weight of the structure for maximum support. These steel jack systems are able to stabilize and reposition the home in order to reverse and prevent further damage. 

    This homeowner will not have to worry about instability in their crawl space any longer thanks to this DBS solution.

  • Concerning Cracks in Duluth, MN Basement Fixed with PowerBrace® Beams
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    Concerning Cracks in Duluth, MN Basement Fixed with PowerBrace® Beams
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    Concerning Cracks in Duluth, MN Basement Fixed with PowerBrace® Beams

    This homeowner in Duluth, MN was concerned with the stairstep cracks in their block foundation. Wanting to address the issue, they reached out to DBS for help. 

    Design Specialist Zach Guilliams assisted this homeowner in a free, no-obligation estimate. After a careful inspection, it was decided that PowerBrace® beams would the be the best option.

    Foreman Osia Williams led the installation of this project with help from a team. Together, the team attached these beams to the floor and rim joists of the basement. After securing the beams, further wall movement is not possible. Over time, the beam positioning can be adjusted in order to slowly restore the wall back to its original position.

    This homeowner can now relax in their stable, safe home. 

  • CarbonArmor® Secures Leaning Walls in Duluth, MN Home
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    CarbonArmor® Secures Leaning Walls in Duluth, MN Home
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    CarbonArmor® Secures Leaning Walls in Duluth, MN Home

    This homeowner in Duluth, MN was concerned about the slight bowing and movement of the basement walls. Wanting a professional and permanent solution, they reached out to DBS for help.

    Design Specialist Zach Guilliams assisted this homeowner in a free, no-obligation estimate to find the best solution for the home's needs. After a careful inspection, our CarbonArmor® Wall Defense Straps were recommended.

    Foreman Osia Williams led the installation of this project with help from a team. These wall straps stop any further inward movement from taking place. They are able to do so because they are made out of woven material that is ten times stronger than steel. 

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

  • Stair Step Cracks In Walls Indicate Foundation Failure For Duluth, MN Home
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    Stair Step Cracks In Walls Indicate Foundation Failure For Duluth, MN Home
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    Stair Step Cracks In Walls Indicate Foundation Failure For Duluth, MN Home

    This home in Duluth, MN was riddled with stair-step cracking on both the exterior and interior of their home which indicates foundation wall failure. The owner of this home noticed the basement walls bowing inward and reached out to DBS in search of a foundation repair solution. 

    Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo, visited the property to do a free no-obligation estimate for the owner. After conducting a thorough investigation on the damage that had occurred over time, Henrik determined that DBS's PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System would provide permanent stabilization to the basement walls and would assist in correcting the bowing of the walls that had occurred. Our PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System has a non-invasive installation process, and no excavation of the exterior soil was needed for this project.

    Osia Williams was the Foreman assigned to this job and he and his team successfully installed 3 PowerBrace™ I-Beams for this project and the owner even had DBS come back to do waterproofing and insulation projects as well. The owner of this house can now relax comfortably knowing that their basement walls will not collapse, and with our 25-year warranty, they will have additional peace of mind knowing that our solution is guaranteed to last.

  • PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System Allows For Duluth, MN Home To Pass Pre-Sale Inspection
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    PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System Allows For Duluth, MN Home To Pass Pre-Sale Inspection
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    PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System Allows For Duluth, MN Home To Pass Pre-Sale Inspection

    Homeowners of this property were looking into selling their property, but upon inspection, their realtor notified them that the cracked and bowing walls in their basement foundation would need to be repaired before going on the market. Looking for a permanent solution to their failing foundation, they reached out to DBS.

    Design Specialist James Miller went out to their home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate. After a thorough inspection, James advised the homeowners that DBS's PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System solution would solve their basement's issue and permanently stabilize the home for the next owners.

    Foreman Osia Williams led the installation of this project with his team, and together they successfully installed 10 PowerBrace™ I-beams. Brackets at the top of each I-beam have the ability to be tightened by the homeowners or DBS professionals over time in order to correct bowing in walls and prevent additional cracking.

    Now that the home has been permanently stabilized, the owners can relax knowing that they will be able to sell the property with no concerns about the integrity of the foundation. The next family to move-in will also have peace of mind because there is a 25-year transferrable warranty for the PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System solution.

  • Wall Instability That Stops Home Renovation is Fixed with CarbonArmor® in Duluth, MN
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    Wall Instability That Stops Home Renovation is Fixed with CarbonArmor® in Duluth, MN
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    Wall Instability That Stops Home Renovation is Fixed with CarbonArmor® in Duluth, MN

    These homeowners in Duluth, MN were hoping to finish a guest bedroom but needed to address the wall stabilization issues first. They trusted DBS with the project.

    Design Specialist James Miller assisted these homeowners in a free, no-obligation estimate in order to find the best solution for the home. After a careful inspection, it was decided that our CarbonArmor® Defense Straps would be the perfect solution for this home's needs.

    Foreman Osia Williams led the installation of this project, along with a team. Together, the team used the CarbonArmor® defense material to stabilize the wall and prevent any further movement. These straps are made out of materials that are 10-times stronger than steel. These materials are woven together into a fabric-like material and applied to walls to hold them in place. 

    These homeowners can now finish their home renovations knowing their home is stable. 

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