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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. 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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  • Mountain Iron Home Stabilized Using PowerBrace™ Support System From Supportworks By DBS Residential Solutions
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    Mountain Iron Home Stabilized Using PowerBrace™ Support System From Supportworks By DBS Residential Solutions
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    Mountain Iron Home Stabilized Using PowerBrace™ Support System From Supportworks By DBS Residential Solutions

    These homeowners from Mountain Iron, MN reached out to DBS for help stabilizing the lower level of their single-story home. This home was built in the 1950's and the foundation was cracked, bowing, and approaching failure when the customer called. 

     

    DBS Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. Henrik measured the structural damage and created a custom plan to stabilize the cracked cinderblock foundation walls. PowerBrace™ wall support beams were recommended to permanently stabilize this foundation. No external excavation is required with this stabilization system and progress is benchmarked on an annual basis to correct sheering. 

     

    DBS Foreman Osia Williams worked hard with his production crew to install 13 PowerBrace™ wall support beams. This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable. This project was installed with a 75-year nationally backed warranty! 

  • Remer, MN Cabin Prepped for Year-Round Living with Waterproofing
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    Remer, MN Cabin Prepped for Year-Round Living with Waterproofing
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    Remer, MN Cabin Prepped for Year-Round Living with Waterproofing

    Owners of this family cabin in Remer, MN had grand plans to convert this space to their full-time home. After completing an add-on to this cabin originally built in the 90's, they noticed issues with the foundation's ability to keep out water. After meeting us at the Grand Rapids Home Show, they decided to tackle their water troubles with DBS. 

    Our Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the waterproofing work. It was determined that both internal and external systems for waterproofing were needed to protect this home.

    DBS Foreman Nick Burley and his production crew installed the exterior waterproofing system. They first excavated soil around the cabin foundation, installed a french drain, as well as covered the foundation in our SentrySeal® waterproof membrane. After filling the drain trench with aggregate gravel, backfilling with soil, and tamping the ground, the exterior waterproofing was complete. 

    From there, DBS Foreman Taylor Allen and crew worked on the interior waterproofing job. The crew began by breaking out concrete to create a trench around the cabin's footing. Our WaterGuard® drain system was put into place and will effectively capture wall and floor seepage, directing it to a new DoubleSafe™ 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 favorite retreat will be protected for years to come.

  • Leaky Hoyt Lakes, MN Basement Fixed with Waterproofing and Foundation Support
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    Leaky Hoyt Lakes, MN Basement Fixed with Waterproofing and Foundation Support
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    Leaky Hoyt Lakes, MN Basement Fixed with Waterproofing and Foundation Support

    A Hoyt Lakes, MN homeowner moved into this home in 2018. They noticed issues with the foundation's ability to keep out water - it was leaking from cracks in the foundation on three sides. After doing some research on our website, they decided to tackle their water troubles with DBS. 

    Our Design Specialist Rich Johnsen 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 a new TripleSafe sump pump. The crew finished the job by burying the discharge line in the lawn, direction water away from the home. 

    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.

    This homeowner can now rest easy knowing their home is protected going forward.

  • 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.

  • Home Near Foundation Failure Repaired with DBS Wall Support Systems
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    Home Near Foundation Failure Repaired with DBS Wall Support Systems
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    Home Near Foundation Failure Repaired with DBS Wall Support Systems

    This Duluth, MN home was built in 1967. Over the last few years, the owners noticed issues with soil around their home sinking, which inevitably lead to cracks and pressure on the foundation. In need of a permanent solution, the homeowners turned to DBS to save the structural integrity of the entire home.

    After meeting us at the Duluth Boat and Travel Show, they called DBS and scheduled a free, no-obligation estimate with our Design Specialist James Miller. He diagnosed the foundation issues, and created a plan for the home's repair using a combination of 2 types of wall support systems. 

    Foreman Nick Burley and his crew first affixed 6 CarbonArmor® Wall Defense Straps to the Wall. This Wall Reinforcing System is made with materials 10-times stronger than steel, and prevents further wall movement.

    Nick and his crew also installed 6 PowerBraces™ Wall Support Beams to the failing foundation wall in order to prevent further movement. These steel beams can been tightened over time to restore the wall to its original position.

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

  • Shifting Foundation in Bemidji, MN Supported by DBS
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    Shifting Foundation in Bemidji, MN Supported by DBS
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    Shifting Foundation in Bemidji, MN Supported by DBS

    Owners of this home in Bemidji, MN had been using this space for years as a vacation/rental property. After noticing some symptoms like cracking walls in their main living space, they knew they needed to consult a professional foundation repair company, so they called DBS!

    DBS Design Specialist James Miller is an expert in foundation repair. He focused on the crawl space, carefully measuring the areas of sinking and settling. He found that several of the main supports had sunk significantly and designed a solution that would restore the home's foundation.

    DBS Foreman Nick Burley and his foundation repair crew performed the foundation support job. They installed 40 feet of supplemental support beams in the crawl space and secured the foundation using the SmartJack® System. In total, our team installed 6 SmartJack® System beams while performing a lift procedure to restore the home to a level position. 

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

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

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

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

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

    DBS Foreman Osia Williams and crew installed 4 PowerBrace™ wall support beams to stabilize the walls and prevent any further movement. These galvanized steel I-beams will be tightened over time with the goal of restoring the wall to its original position. 

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

  • Saint Paul, MN Home on Verge of Foundation Failure Fixed with DBS
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    Saint Paul, MN Home on Verge of Foundation Failure Fixed with DBS
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    Saint Paul, MN Home on Verge of Foundation Failure Fixed with DBS

    This family home in Saint Paul, MN was built in the 1920s. It had some major issues in the crawl space that the homeowner wanted to address before matters worsened. After meeting us at a home show in Woodbury, MN, they decided to move forward with DBS completing the crawl space repair work. 

    DBS Production Manager Jason Brummer was the Design Specialist for this project. Because the home was showing issues with its cement and stone foundation, as well as the sinking of the floors of the main level, Jason came up with a custom plan including two different foundation repair products. 

    First, to combat the sinking floors, Jason recommended our SmartJack® system. Equipped with a nationally-backed transferable warranty, this system is meant to permanently stabilize crawl space floors using supplemental steel beams and vertical telescoping SmartJack® beams. Foreman Zach Jorenby and his crew installed the SmartJack® system.

    To combat the movement of the foundation walls, Nick Burley and his crew installed a GeoLockWall Anchor System. This foundation repair product anchors the foundation wall to earth plates in the stable soil around the home's exterior. Connected by long steel rods, this system pulls the vertical foundation walls towards the exterior of the home, back to a level position. 

  • 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!

our service area

We serve the following areas

Wisconsin
  • Abbotsford
  • Augusta
  • Boyd
  • Brantwood
  • Cadott
  • Catawba
  • Chili
  • Colby
  • Curtiss
  • Dorchester
  • Fairchild
  • Fall Creek
  • Fifield
  • Gilman
  • Granton
  • Greenwood
  • Humbird
  • Kennan
  • Loyal
  • Lublin
  • Medford
  • Mercer
  • Neillsville
  • Ogema
  • Osseo
  • Owen
  • Park Falls
  • Phillips
  • Prentice
  • Rib Lake
  • Sheldon
  • Stanley
  • Stetsonville
  • Strum
  • Thorp
  • Westboro
  • Willard
  • Withee
Minnesota
  • Brownsville
  • Caledonia
  • Canton
  • Dakota
  • Eitzen
  • Hokah
  • Houston
  • La Crescent
  • Mabel
  • Rushford
  • Spring Grove
  • Winona
Our Locations:

DBS
5116 Jean Duluth Road Suite 300
Duluth, MN 55803
1-218-955-7945


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