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Dan joined the DBS team in 2020 as a Logistics Specialist and is now in the role of Inside Production Manager in our Duluth office. With a major in Transportation and Logistics Management, he has experience in supply chain management and urban planning. His role at DBS includes planning, scheduling, and keeping close contact with our DBS production crew as well as customers while projects are taking place.
What excites him most about his role at DBS is working with a new team and the opportunity for growth.
In his free time, Dan enjoys watching sports, going to the gym, hiking, and snowboarding.
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Homeowners of this property wanted to be able to sell or stay in their home knowing that it would be free of wall failure. They had noticed cracks around doorways, along with ceilings, and in their basement walls. Over the years they had temporary fixes done in an attempt to stabilize their foundation. Looking for a permanent solution to their issue, they contacted DBS.
Design Specialist Zach Guilliams visited the property to conduct a free no-obligation inspection of the home and made note of the various cracks found throughout the home. After completing the inspection, he advised the homeowners that DBS's PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System would be a permanent solution to their foundation problem.
Foreman Tyler Nacey led the installation of this project along with his team. Together the crew installed 8 PowerBrace™ I-beams, and the foundation walls are now prevented from further shifting or cracking.
The owners of this property can relax comfortably in their home knowing that their foundation has been permanently stabilized, and they will no longer need to deal with any additional temporary fixes.
The owners of this cabin built in the 1940s noticed cracking in the sides of their foundation walls, and on the interior as well. This is one of the first indications of sinking and settling of foundational support systems which can eventually lead to wall failure if left alone. They feared that the backside addition may completely detach from the rest of the structure. In hopes of finding a solution to their problem in order to keep the cabin in the family, they called DBS.
One of our Design Specialists, Zach Guilliams, visited the property to do a free no-obligation estimate of the problem at hand. After careful evaluation, he determined that the 2 main wooden beams supporting the cabin were the root of the issue. Zach expressed to the owners that our solution to this problem would be to replace the original wooden beams with galvanized steel beams and replace the concrete block support columns with 5 helical piers and 2 SmartJack®. Working Production Manager George Barry and his team led the installation for this project, and once finished, this became a permanent solution that will help prevent any further settling of the cabin, and correct cracking that had occurred in the walls.
This cabin is now sturdier than it has ever been, and the family can now have peace of mind knowing that their cabin will continue to be passed down for future generations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Homeowners of this property in Nashwauk, MN noticed that their basement wall had separated from the flooring while they were installing an egress window over the past summer. One of the owners was referred to DBS by a co-worker, who had seen an advertisement for DBS on their local television station. Looking for 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. After completing a thorough inspection, James informed the homeowners that their home would be a great candidate for DBS's PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System solution. This solution would help to correct the displacement of the wall over time and prevent the wall from additional cracking.
Foreman Osia Williams led the installation for this project, and with the help of his crew, they successfully installed 4 PowerBrace™ I-beams. The I-beams were a great solution to this basement's issue because each I-beam has a bracket at the top that can be tightened during dry seasons in order to help straighten the wall.
The owners can now relax comfortably in their home knowing that their foundation has been permanently stabilized, and they have peace of mind knowing that they don't need to worry about replacing the entire wall anymore.