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Trevor Ingle

DBS

Title: Foreman

Hometown: Greenbush, MN

Trevor Ingle from DBS

Trevor joined the DBS team in 2020 as an Installer on our Production Team and has since been promoted to Foreman. He has past experience in crane operation and is excited about the opportunity to gain new experience at DBS. Trevor is committed to providing the highest quality work and the best service for each project.

In his free time, Trevor enjoys hunting, fishing, and camping.

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  • By Steve B.
    Duluth, MN

    "Experience repairing my specific problem."

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    By Steve B.
    Duluth, MN

    Experience repairing my specific problem.

  • By Jeremy G.
    Cloquet, MN

    "We chose DBS because we were excited that they did helical piers and we had a foundation that was down 8 inches."

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    By Jeremy G.
    Cloquet, MN

    We chose DBS because we were excited that they did helical piers and we had a foundation that was down 8 inches.

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  • Roof Above Patio Overhang in Ashland, WI Stabilized by DBS Helical Pier Solution
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    Roof Above Patio Overhang in Ashland, WI Stabilized by DBS Helical Pier Solution
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    Roof Above Patio Overhang in Ashland, WI Stabilized by DBS Helical Pier Solution

    The owner of this home in Ashland, WI noticed that the support holding up the roof over their patio was starting to bow. They became concerned about the roof collapsing. Looking for a solution, the homeowner reached out to DBS.

    Design Specialist Zach Guilliams visited the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowners. After a thorough investigation, Zach educated the owners on our helical piering solution that would provide permanent stabilization to the overhang.

    Foreman Trevor Ingle led the installation of the project with help from a crew. Together they installed one helical pier to replace the old support and provide proper stabilization to the overhang.

    Now that the issue has been resolved by DBS, the homeowner can relax comfortably on their patio without worrying about their roof collapsing.

  • Boathouse in Sarona, WI Stabilized Using Piering System
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    Boathouse in Sarona, WI Stabilized Using Piering System
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    Boathouse in Sarona, WI Stabilized Using Piering System

    This homeowner in Sarona, WI wanted to save their boathouse. Instability was taking over, so the homeowner reached out to DBS for help.

    Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo visited the home in order to conduct a free, no-obligation estimate to find the best solution. After a careful inspection, Henrik recommended our Piering Services.

    Foreman Trevor Ingle led the installation of this project with help from a team. These piers are driven into the ground using hydraulic pressure. Once the pier reaches solid, stable soil, the pressure pushes against the ground and causes the piers to raise the structure. 

    This homeowner can now relax knowing their boathouse is safe and sound. 

  • Helical Piers Installed to Stabilize Sinking Cabin in Hovland, MN
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    Helical Piers Installed to Stabilize Sinking Cabin in Hovland, MN
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    Helical Piers Installed to Stabilize Sinking Cabin in Hovland, MN

    This cabin in Hovland, MN had issues with sinking and settling. The owners had purchased this cabin with hopes of finishing the inside. Looking for a permanent solution to their uneven flooring, they called DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate for foundation repair. 

    DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo has diagnosed structural issues in hundreds of homes and cabins in Minnesota and Wisconsin. After giving a thorough inspection, he suggested our helical piering system for the perimeter of the cabin as a solution to foundation failure.

    Foreman Trevor Ingle and his crew led this project, and together they drove 12 helical piers beneath the cabin. This solution allowed the perimeter of the cabin to level and also stabilized the structure to prevent further sinking into the ground. 

    This cabin is now permanently stabilized and the owners will be able to complete the interior of their new retreat. 

  • Boathouse Stabilization Service in Brule, WI Stabilizes Boathouse and Water Bridge
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    Boathouse Stabilization Service in Brule, WI Stabilizes Boathouse and Water Bridge
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    Boathouse Stabilization Service in Brule, WI Stabilizes Boathouse and Water Bridge

    The owner of this boathouse in Brule, WI reached out to DBS looking for help with their sinking boathouse and unlevel bridge.

    Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo went to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the owner. After a thorough inspection, Henrik recommended our cabin pier system.

    Foreman Trevor Ingle led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they installed piers below the boathouse and bridge in order to level both structures.

    Now that both structures have been leveled, the owner can relax with peace of mind knowing that the boathouse has been permanently stabilized and can be passed down to future generations.

  • Crawl Space Wall Repair Service
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    Crawl Space Wall Repair Service
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    Crawl Space Wall Repair Service

    The owner of this home in Lakeville, MN reached out to us looking for a solution to their cracked concrete block foundation walls.

    One of our Design Specialists went out to the home to run a free estimate appointment for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, our Design Specialist created a quote for our Geo-Lock™ Wall Anchor System.

    Foreman Trevor Ingle led the installation of this project with help from a crew. Together they installed the wall anchors along the crawl space walls to prevent any further bowing or cracking from happening.

    Now the homeowner can relax with peace of mind from an unstable crawl space.

  • Settling Foundation in Schroeder, MN Home Stabilized with Push Pier System
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    Settling Foundation in Schroeder, MN Home Stabilized with Push Pier System
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    Settling Foundation in Schroeder, MN Home Stabilized with Push Pier System

    This Schroeder, MN homeowner was struggling with foundation instability. The house had settled so much that the doors and windows no longer worked properly. The homeowner wanted to fix this problem before it got any worse and to be able to keep the home in good condition for their family. 

    Design Specialist Zach Guilliams assisted this homeowner in a free no-obligation estimate to find the perfect solution for their home. It was decided that installing push piers was the best option. 

    Foreman Trevor Ingle, along with a team, led this installation. Together, they installed 8 push piers systems. These piers are made out of steel that is strong enough to lift the foundation. Using hydraulic pressure, these push piers are set deep into the native soil of the land and can raise the settled foundation back to its original position. They are a lasting, permanent solution for foundation settlement. 

    This homeowner can now enjoy their home for years to come without having to worry about their home moving any further. 

     

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

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

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

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

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

     

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

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

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

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

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

  • Sinking Boat House in Two Harbors, MN Lifted with Helical Piers
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    Sinking Boat House in Two Harbors, MN Lifted with Helical Piers
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    Sinking Boat House in Two Harbors, MN Lifted with Helical Piers

    This cabin owner in Two Harbors, MN wanted to address the stability of their boathouse. Settling had begun causing the structure to start sinking into the lake. Wanting a professional and permanent solution, the homeowner trusted DBS to help. 

    Design Specialist Zach Guilliams visited the property to conduct a free, no-obligation estimate for the owner. After a careful inspection, a quote was provided for our helical pier support solution.

    Foreman Trevor Ingle led the installation of this project with help from a team. Together, the team used hydraulic pressure to drive the screw-like pier into the ground. Once the pier reached native, solid soil the hydraulic pressure moves upwards and lifts the structure. This creates an even, stable support for the boathouse.

    This owner can now relax knowing the boathouse is safe from sinking.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Duluth, MN Cracked and Leaky Foundation Repaired by DBS
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    Duluth, MN Cracked and Leaky Foundation Repaired by DBS
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    Duluth, MN Cracked and Leaky Foundation Repaired by DBS

    This homeowner in Duluth, MN had bowing walls in the basement. Over time, this caused an issue with moisture and damaged the basement paneling. After learning about DBS and our wall stabilization service, they reached out to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate. 

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder visited the home, inspecting both the interior and exterior of the foundation walls. Upon assessing the scope of the wall movement, he designed a plan to permanently stabilize the walls using 6 PowerBrace™ steel I-beams. 

    DBS Foundation Repair Foreman Trevor Ingle and his crew installed the PowerBrace™ system. Attaching the vertical supports to the ceiling joists and concrete floor, this system immediately stabilized the walls. Over time, the PowerBrace™ beams can be tightened to restore the wall to its original position.

  • Push Piers Stabilize Stair-Step Cracked Basement Walls in Duluth, MN
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    Push Piers Stabilize Stair-Step Cracked Basement Walls in Duluth, MN
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    Push Piers Stabilize Stair-Step Cracked Basement Walls in Duluth, MN

    The owner of this home in Duluth, MN noticed that the stair-step crack in their basement had grown deeper over time. After seeing signs and trucks around town for DBS, the owners decided to reach out in hopes of finding a solution to their issue.

    Design Specialist James Miller went to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the owner. After a thorough inspection, he explained our push pier system to the homeowner and reassured them that the system would permanently stabilize their home.

    Foreman Trevor Ingle led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they drove 4 push piers beneath the foundation of the home until they hit a more stable layer of soil, ensuring that the structure would not experience any further sinking or settling. The crew also sealed the crevice with NexusPro®, a silicone-based sealant. The home has been permanently stabilized, and each pier is backed with a 25-year warranty.

    Now that the home has been permanently stabilized, the homeowner can relax with peace of mind knowing that they are safe in their home.

  • DBS Solves Foundation Issues Preventing Homeowners From Selling Their Home by Installing SmartJack® System and Helical Piers
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    DBS Solves Foundation Issues Preventing Homeowners From Selling Their Home by Installing SmartJack® System and Helical Piers
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    DBS Solves Foundation Issues Preventing Homeowners From Selling Their Home by Installing SmartJack® System and Helical Piers

    The owners of this home in Duluth, MN were having trouble selling their property as there were extensive structural issues with the foundation. In hopes of finding a solution, they reached out to DBS. 

    Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo went to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate. After a thorough inspection, Henrik recommended the homeowners have DBS install helical piers and SmartJack® supports to stabilize their crawl space foundation.

    Foreman Trevor Ingle led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they installed 2 helical piers by driving them underneath the foundation of the home until the piers hit a soil level strong enough to support the weight of the home. Under the crawl space, the crew installed SmartJack® supports and a main beam to properly support the flooring in the living spaces.

    The homeowners were able to finally sell their home and the new homeowner of this property has reached out to DBS for an estimate on our crawl space encapsulation service!

  • Duluth, MN Home built in 1900s with Cracked & Leaking Walls Stabilized with GeoLock™ Wall Anchor System
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    Duluth, MN Home built in 1900s with Cracked & Leaking Walls Stabilized with GeoLock™ Wall Anchor System
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    Duluth, MN Home built in 1900s with Cracked & Leaking Walls Stabilized with GeoLock™ Wall Anchor System

    The owner of this 1900s Duluth, MN home noticed large horizontal cracks formed in their basement walls and were causing them to bow inward. They also mentioned that every time the train up the road passed by, the house would shake. Looking for a permanent solution in case they were to sell the home in the future, they reached out to DBS.

    Design Specialist James Miller went to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, James told the homeowners about a DBS solution called GeoLock™ Wall Anchor System.

    Foreman Trevor Ingle led the installation of this project. With help from a crew, they installed 5 GeoLock™ Wall Anchors to support the basement walls. The GeoLock™ Wall Anchors can be tightened during dry periods in an attempt to straighten the wall back to its original position. Each anchor is backed with a 25-year transferrable warranty in case the homeowner sells in the future.

    Now that the home has been permanently stabilized the owner will be able to relax more comfortably knowing that their home is safe.

  • Bowing and Cracked Wall in Duluth, MN Basement is Stabilized with PowerBrace™ Support System
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    Bowing and Cracked Wall in Duluth, MN Basement is Stabilized with PowerBrace™ Support System
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    Bowing and Cracked Wall in Duluth, MN Basement is Stabilized with PowerBrace™ Support System

    This homeowner in Duluth, MN was experiencing problems with a cracked and bowing wall. They wanted to get this project done and for it to be done right, so they turned to DBS for help. 

    Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo assisted this homeowner in a free no-obligation estimate to find the right solution for their home. Henrik suggested that the homeowner invests in a PowerBrace™ support system.

    Foreman Trevor Ingle, along with a partner, led the installation of this project. Together they installed 5 PowerBrace™ systems. These support systems are made of zinc-plated steel, making them strong and resistant to rust. They have connected to the rim joists for a secure hold. They are able to be adjusted over time to straighten out the bowed wall and position it back to its original position.

    This homeowner can now relax knowing their home is stable, safe, and healthy thanks to DBS solutions.  

  • Cracked and Settled Home in Duluth, MN Lifted and Stabilized with Push Piers
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    Cracked and Settled Home in Duluth, MN Lifted and Stabilized with Push Piers
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    Cracked and Settled Home in Duluth, MN Lifted and Stabilized with Push Piers

    These homeowners in Duluth, MN were in the process of renovating their house when they moved some storage and found wall cracks throughout the home. They wanted to find a permanent fix for their problems so they did not have to worry about the health of their home in the future. DBS was ready for the job.

    Design Specialist James Miller assisted these homeowners in a free, no-obligation estimate to find the best solution for their home. After careful inspection, James recommended the installation of push piers to lift their settled home back into its original position.

    Foreman Trevor Ingle led a team in the installation of this project. Together, the team excavated the area around the home and installed 3 push piers. Using hydraulic pressure, the push piers are driven further into the native soil and are able to lift the structure up. This causes the home to shift back to its original position for both great stability and a clean finish. 

    These homeowners will not have to worry about their homes becoming unstable again, thanks to the DBS solution. 

  • Wall Cracked from Weight of Chimney Stabilized with DBS PowerBrace™ I-beams
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    Wall Cracked from Weight of Chimney Stabilized with DBS PowerBrace™ I-beams
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    Wall Cracked from Weight of Chimney Stabilized with DBS PowerBrace™ I-beams

    The owner of this home in Hermantown, MN noticed cracking in the wall below where their chimney rests. They were referred to DBS by a friend and reached out in hopes that we could stabilize the wall for them.

    Design Specialist Jacob Nustad went to the home to run a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, Jacob informed the homeowner that DBS has a system solution that would solve their issue.

    Foreman Trevor Ingle led the installation for this project with assistance from a crew. Together they permanently stabilized the wall by installing 3 PowerBrace™ I-beams by securing each top bracket to the rim joists and bolting the bottom plates to the basement floor. Over time the PowerBrace™ brackets can be tightened during dry periods in an attempt to move the wall back to its original position.

    Now that the wall has been permanently stabilized, the homeowner will be able to relax much more comfortably with peace of mind from worrying about a failing wall.

  • Sheering Wall Below Chimney in Hermantown, MN Home Stabilized and Repositioned with PowerBrace™ Beams
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    Sheering Wall Below Chimney in Hermantown, MN Home Stabilized and Repositioned with PowerBrace™ Beams
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    Sheering Wall Below Chimney in Hermantown, MN Home Stabilized and Repositioned with PowerBrace™ Beams

    This homeowner in Hermantown, MN had cracks and sheering in the wall below their chimney. Wanting to keeps the cracks from getting worse and straighten the wall overtime, the owner turned to DBS for a solution.

    Design Specialist Jacob Nustad assisted this homeowner in a free, no-obligation estimate to help find the best solution for their home. After careful inspection, Jacob recommended the installation of a PowerBrace™ system in order to stabilize the wall.

    Foreman Trevor Ingle, along with a partner, installed this solution. Together, the team installed 3 PowerBrace™ I-beams. These steel, zinc-plated beams help stabilize the wall and keep it from moving any more. They are also adjustable, allowing them to be tightened to move the wall back to its original position overtime. The wall on this project was even able to be slightly repositioned the day of!

    Thanks to this DBS solution, this homeowner can relax in their safe, healthy home. 

  • Lakeshore Cabin in Duluth, MN Permanently Supported with Helical Piers
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    Lakeshore Cabin in Duluth, MN Permanently Supported with Helical Piers
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    Lakeshore Cabin in Duluth, MN Permanently Supported with Helical Piers

    This cabin is located on the edge of Duluth, MN and was built in 1947. The owners had concerns about the structural integrity of both the main cabin and smaller guest cabin and sauna near the lakeshore. Looking for a permanent solution, they contacted DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate.

    DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo visited the home, providing a thorough estimate. It was determined that a piering solution was needed to permanently stabilize both of these structures.

    DBS Co-Foreman Justin Lundgren and Installer Trevor Ingle performed the work, driving 8 HelixPro® piers into both buildings in total. They also installed added 4 SmartJack® beams in the cabin to lift and support the main floor.

    The cabin owner was happy with the worth our crew completed to protect their family retreat.

  • Barn in Duluth, MN with Sagging Floors Supported with DBS SmartJack® System
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    Barn in Duluth, MN with Sagging Floors Supported with DBS SmartJack® System
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    Barn in Duluth, MN with Sagging Floors Supported with DBS SmartJack® System

    This barn in Duluth, MN was experiencing issues with sagging floors. Floorboards towards the center of the barn were sagging due to a weak middle support beam and the owners were concerned about the safety of their chickens. Hoping to make the barn safe again, the owners reached out to DBS.

    Design Specialist James Miller went to the barn to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the owners. After a thorough inspection, he told the owners that DBS had the perfect solution to their sagging floors. James educated the owners on our SmartJack® System.

    Foreman Trevor Ingle led the installation of this project with help from a crew. Together they installed 5 SmartJack® supports and replaced the old main beam with a steel beam. The SmartJack® supports are installed by excavating a 2' cubic foot of dirt for each footing and filling it with engineered fill rock. The fill rock will prevent further sinking after installation. The supports are placed on top of the new rock and are attached to the steel beam to provide adequate support to the structure.

    The owners can relax knowing that their chickens can live comfortably and safely in their barn. 

  • Cabin in Brook Park, MN Stabilized with DBS Helical Pier System
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    Cabin in Brook Park, MN Stabilized with DBS Helical Pier System
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    Cabin in Brook Park, MN Stabilized with DBS Helical Pier System

    A cabin owner in Brook Park, MN had concerns about the structure's foundation. The vertical supports in the crawl space beneath the cabin were leaning and causing concern. Looking for a permanent solution, they reached out to DBS for more information about our foundation support systems. 

    DBS Design Specialist James Miller visited the Minnesota cabin and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the foundation support work. He determined that the crawl space would have helical piers installed to lift and support the home where the foundation was failing. 

    DBS Foreman Trevor Ingle and his crew added 24 feet of supplemental support beneath the cabin. From there, they installed 8 helical piers and 4 SmartJack® support beams. To finish the job, they added our SilverGlo™ insulation topped with gravel as frost protection, preventing heaving to the foundation footings as the ground freezes during winter months.

    DBS has a variety of foundation support solutions to permanently stabilize homes and cabins like this one.

  • Sinking Front Porch in Cloquet, MN Stabilized with DBS Helical Piers
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    Sinking Front Porch in Cloquet, MN Stabilized with DBS Helical Piers
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    Sinking Front Porch in Cloquet, MN Stabilized with DBS Helical Piers

    The owner of this home in Cloquet, MN reached out to DBS in hopes of finding a solution to their sinking front porch.

    Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo went out to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, Henrik recommended our piering system.

    Foreman Trevor Ingle led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they installed 4 helical piers underneath the porch in order to properly support it. 

    Now that the porch has been permanently stabilized, the homeowner will be able to relax and enjoy their front porch with peace of mind.

  • Noisy Sounds Coming From Home in Aurora, MN Caused By Settling Foundation Fixed With Helical Piers
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    Noisy Sounds Coming From Home in Aurora, MN Caused By Settling Foundation Fixed With Helical Piers
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    Noisy Sounds Coming From Home in Aurora, MN Caused By Settling Foundation Fixed With Helical Piers

    The owner of this home in Aurora, MN was experiencing loud settling noises occurring as the foundation cracked and sank deeper into the soil. After learning about DBS through signs around town, they decided to reach out to DBS in hopes of finding a solution.

    Design Specialist James Miller went out to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the owners. After a thorough inspection, James recommended a solution offered by DBS called helical piers.

    Foreman Trevor Ingle led the installation of this project. With the help of a crew, together they installed the helical piers. The piers are installed by driving each one into the ground beneath the foundation and are designed to permanently stabilize the foundations.

    Now that the helical piers have been installed, the owner should not hear any more settling noises coming from their home and they can relax comfortably knowing that they are safe.

  • SmartJack Support System Stabilizes Failing Beams in Ely, MN Home
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    SmartJack Support System Stabilizes Failing Beams in Ely, MN Home
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    SmartJack Support System Stabilizes Failing Beams in Ely, MN Home

    In Ely, MN these homeowners were facing support problems in their basement. They had failing support beams which caused the home to be unlevel. They decided to pair up with DBS to find the perfect solution for their home.

    Design Specialist James Miller assisted these homeowners in a free no-obligation estimate to figure out what solution would best fit their needs. After careful inspection, it was decided that a SmartJack support system would be the best solution.

    Foreman Trevor Ingle led the installation of this project, along with a team. Together they installed 10 SmartJack systems and 2 supplemental beams in the basement of the home. These steel jacks are connected with steel tubing and brackets that allow the system to evenly distribute the weight of the structure. The SmartJacks, along with the new supplemental I beams, stabilize the structure and can reposition it back to its original position.

    These homeowners can now relax knowing their home is stable and secure. 

  • 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! 

  • Helical Piers and Tiebacks Installed to Stabilize Tower, MN Cabin
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    Helical Piers and Tiebacks Installed to Stabilize Tower, MN Cabin
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    Helical Piers and Tiebacks Installed to Stabilize Tower, MN Cabin

    This cabin in Tower, MN had issues with sinking and settling. The cement piers were leaning and caused an uneven floor. Looking for a permanent solution, they called DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate for foundation repair. 

    DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo has diagnosed structural issues in hundreds of homes and cabins in Minnesota and Wisconsin. After giving this cabin a thorough inspection, he suggested our helical piering system. Because the cabin foundation was migrating toward the lake, he included helical tiebacks to ensure that the helical piers installed would not push outward as the foundation has moved in the past.

    Foreman Jose Valenzuela and his crew led this project, installing supplemental steel beams beneath the cabin first. This will provide more horizontal support to the structure. From there, Jose and his team drove 12 helical piers into the ground to stabilize and support the weight of the cabin. 

    Foreman Trevor Ingle revisited the cabin to install helical tieback to each pier, preventing any shifting of the piers towards the lake.

    This cabin is now permanently stabilized and will remain a family retreat for years to come. 

  • Tower, MN Cabin Foundation Stabilized With DBS's SmartJack® and Helical Piering Solutions
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    Tower, MN Cabin Foundation Stabilized With DBS's SmartJack® and Helical Piering Solutions
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    Tower, MN Cabin Foundation Stabilized With DBS's SmartJack® and Helical Piering Solutions

    The homeowner of this property was excited to remodel their cabin in Tower, MN. Upon inspecting the house before major remodel, they discovered that their home had major foundational issues. Looking for a solution, the owner called DBS.

    Design Specialist Rich Johnsen went out to the property to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After completing a thorough inspection, he informed the owners that their foundation had sunk into the soil over the years and that is what caused sagging floors. Rich advised them that DBS has a solution that can permanently stabilize their cabin as well as prevent it from additional sinking and settling.

    Foreman Trevor Ingle took on the lead for the installation of this project. With the assistance of a crew, they installed 24 SmartJack® supports along with 20 helical piers in order to provide enough support to the cabin. The SmartJack® supports were installed underneath the house in order to level the flooring, and the helical piers were driven underneath the perimeter of the house in order to help prevent the home from further sinking and settling.

    After a successful installation, the cabin is guaranteed permanently stabilized, and the homeowner can relax comfortably knowing that their future investments will be protected once they decide to remodel.

  • DBS's GeoLock™ Wall Anchors and CarbonArmor® Wall Reinforcing System Solutions Installed To Save Failing Basement Walls in Tower, MN Home
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    DBS's GeoLock™ Wall Anchors and CarbonArmor® Wall Reinforcing System Solutions Installed To Save Failing Basement Walls in Tower, MN Home
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    DBS's GeoLock™ Wall Anchors and CarbonArmor® Wall Reinforcing System Solutions Installed To Save Failing Basement Walls in Tower, MN Home

    The owners of this home in Tower, MN were concerned about large stair-step cracks in their basement walls. This is their home that they are retired in and they want to feel safe and live comfortably knowing that their wall is not going to cave in on them. In hopes of finding a permanent solution, they called DBS.

    A DBS Design Specialist went out to their property in order to do a free no-obligation estimate of their foundation failure. After a thorough inspection, the Design Specialist informed the homeowners that DBS has a set of solutions that would solve their foundation issues. The first half of the solution was to install DBS's GeoLock™ Wall Anchor System on the wall experiencing the largest degree of failure, and the other half of the solution was to install DBS's CarbonArmor® Wall Reinforcing System on the other walls.

    Foreman Trevor Ingle led the installation of this project. With the help of a crew, they installed 6 GeoLock™ Wall Anchors and affixed 5 strips of CarbonArmor®. Both solutions will prevent the walls from additional movement.

    The homeowners can now relax comfortably in their retirement home knowing that their foundation has been properly and permanently stabilized.

  • Helical Piers Reposition Tower, MN Cabin to Original, Stable Position
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    Helical Piers Reposition Tower, MN Cabin to Original, Stable Position
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    Helical Piers Reposition Tower, MN Cabin to Original, Stable Position

    This homeowner in Tower, MN was facing problems with the foundation settlement sinking. They wanted this problem fixed and the structure lifted so they could build a new addition next to the cabin and fix the unfitting doorways.

    Design Specialist James Miller assisted this owner in a free, no-obligation estimate in order to decide what solution would be the best for their home. After a careful inspection, James recommended that helical piers be used to lift the foundation back to the original position. 

    Foreman Trevor Ingle led a team in the installation of this project. Together, the team installed 8 helical piers in order to stabilize and lift the cabin. These piers are driven into the ground like a screw until it reaches stable, native soil. Using hydraulic power, the pier then pushes against the ground and back to the structure to lift the structure's foundation back to its original position. This will close gaps and cracks, and realign the doors and windows.

    This homeowner can now build their new addition knowing their cabin is permanently stable. 

  • Foundation Support for Shifting Britt, MN Cabin
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    Foundation Support for Shifting Britt, MN Cabin
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    Foundation Support for Shifting Britt, MN Cabin

    Longtime cabin owners on Lake Leander outside of Britt, MN were concerned over worsening conditions with the cabin's block foundation. Individual blocks were shifting measurably, leaving cracks and gaps that left the crawl space prone to wetness and mold. Looking for a permanent solution, they reached out to DBS for more information about our foundation support systems. 

    DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the foundation support work. He determined that the crawl space would have SmartJack® support beams installed to lift and support the sagging crawl space ceiling, as well as helical piers to properly support the weight of the structure.

    DBS Foreman Zach Royer and his crew installed 9 helical piers to support 44 feet of additional support beams.

    To complete the work in the crawl space, Foreman Nick Burley and his production crew installed 13 SmartJack® supports to replace the rotting wooden beams. Finaly, they completed an encapsulation using a vapor barrier to to keep moisture at bay and protect the home's structural elements going forward.

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