Meet the Team

Dylan Cox

DBS

Title: Co-Foreman

Hometown: Duluth, MN

Dylan Cox from DBS

Dylan joined the DBS team in the summer of 2020 as an Installer on our Basement Repair team. Coming from a background of warehouse and trailer organization, he looks forward to bringing this experience and his customer service skills to deliver on the DBS promise of "WOW" service to homeowners.

What excites him most about a career at DBS is the new skills and experiences he will develop. 

In his spare time, you will find Dylan spending time with friends and fishing.  

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Waterproofing System Installed in Leaky Moose Lake, MN
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    Waterproofing System Installed in Leaky Moose Lake, MN
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    Waterproofing System Installed in Leaky Moose Lake, MN

    New owners of this home in Moose Lake, MN had issues with water in their partially finished basement. Before purchasing the home, they had us come out to provide a thorough estimate for a new waterproofing system. After they bought the house, they began to move forward with the home repairs. 

    Our Design Specialist Henrik Maktialo visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the waterproofing work. It was determined that a new, full protection waterproofing system was needed to protect the home after heavy rains. 

    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 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 away from the home. 

    This family can now rest easy knowing their basement has the utmost protection in waterproofing technology.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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


    DBS Foreman Taylor Allen and his production crew worked on this interior waterproofing job. The crew began by breaking out concrete to create a trench around the home's footing. Our WaterGuard® drain system was put into place and will effectively captures wall and floor seepage, directing it to a new SingleSafe™ sump pump. The crew finished the job by burying the discharge line in the lawn away from the home. 

    This family can now rest easy knowing their home is protected from future water damage.

  • Crawl Space Sealed to Prevent Pests in Duluth, MN
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    Crawl Space Sealed to Prevent Pests in Duluth, MN
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    Crawl Space Sealed to Prevent Pests in Duluth, MN

    Duluth, MN homeowners wanted to seal their dirt crawl space. It had very little insulation, causing cold conditions for the room above it, and there were also issues with rodents and insects. After seeing our DBS trucks, they reached out to DBS about our crawl space encapsulation service.

    Design Specialist Henry Jungbauer is an expert in energy-saving solutions and visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate. After a thorough inspection, Henry drafted a custom-plan to seal this dirt crawl space and protect the home above it. Foreman Taylor Allen and his production crew installed drainage matting and CleanSpace® vapor barrier to aid in water protection. Our ultra-dense TerraBlock™ foam was used as well to provide a layer of insulation to the crawl space floor. 

    Around the walls, our team installed SilverGlo™ and sealed the gaps with spray foam. This will fully seal and regulate temperature in the space.
     These products work together to keep, cold air, moisture, and pests at bay.

    The homeowner was happy with the work done, and now has a solid solution to protect their home year-round. 

  • Wet Basement in Kettle River, MN Fixed with Drainage and Sump Pump
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    Wet Basement in Kettle River, MN Fixed with Drainage and Sump Pump
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    Wet Basement in Kettle River, MN Fixed with Drainage and Sump Pump

    Homeowners in Kettle River, MN were tired of water issues in the basement. After learning about DBS from a neighbor, they contacted us to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate.

    DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen is an expert in basement waterproofing and visited the home to provide the inspection and estimate. After thoroughly inspecting the leaky basement, Rich designed a custom plan for a basement waterproofing system including a vapor barrier, powerful new sump pump, and drain tile. 

    DBS Foreman Dustin Behning and his crew installed our basement waterproofing products. First, they dug a trench around the perimeter of the basement and carried out the concrete. From there, they installed our WaterGuard® drainage system and surrounded it with gravel to encourage proper drainage, and covered it with new concrete. Once the drain system install was complete, they connected it to a TripleSafe™ sump pump. To prevent moisture build-up via the basement walls, DBS installed CleanSpace® vapor barrier. This flexible poly material will collect water and moisture, and direct it into the basement drainage system below. 

    This homeowner now has a proven system for to keep the basement dry for good.

  • Leaky Duluth, MN Basement Fixed with Waterproofing System
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    Leaky Duluth, MN Basement Fixed with Waterproofing System
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    Leaky Duluth, MN Basement Fixed with Waterproofing System

    Owners of this home in Duluth, MN wanted to move ahead with plans to finish their basement. But after having consistent water intrusion from their foundation walls, they knew they needed a permanent solution. After learning about our DBS from the Duluth Home Show, the owners contacted us to schedule a free, no-obligation solution. 

    DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen is our expert in basement waterproofing and visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate. After thoroughly inspecting the leaky basement, he discovered some bowing and cracks in the foundation walls that was contributing to the leaking.

    DBS Foreman Nick Burley and his crew installed a PowerBrace Wall Bracing System made up of 4 steel beams. Attached to the ceiling joists and concrete footing, these beams will be tightened over time to restore the wall to its original position.

    From there, the DBS waterproofing crew lead by Taylor Allen installed our basement waterproofing products. First, they dug a trench along the perimeter of two basement walls and carried out the concrete. From there, they installed our WaterGuard® drainage system and surrounded it with gravel to encourage proper drainage. Once the drain system install was complete, they connected it to a brand new TripleSafe™ sump pump.

    The homeowners now have a solid solution to keep water out of the basement, and they can continue with their basement finishing plans.

  • Cracked Walls Leads to Crawl Space Repair in Superior, WI
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    Cracked Walls Leads to Crawl Space Repair in Superior, WI
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    Cracked Walls Leads to Crawl Space Repair in Superior, WI

    A homeowner in Superior, WI noticed cracks in the exterior of the home were worsening. The owner wanted to maintain the property value and gain peace of mind that the problem would not get worse. After learning about us on local television, they contacted us for a free, no-obligation estimate of the issue. 

    DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo visited the home, documented the foundation crack on the outside of the home and inspected the crawl space to find the root of the issue. The dirt crawl space was unsealed and the main supports we sinking. In order to provide a permanent solution for this homeowner, both our foundation repair and crawl space encapsulation crews were needed. 

    DBS Foreman Taylor and his crew first performed the crawl space foundation work. They installed 10 feet of horizontal steel support beams parallel to the dirt crawl space. Our team installed a total of 6 SmartJack® telescoping vertical beams beneath the new support beam and beneath the home's existing supports.

    After the crawl space foundation repair was complete, our team began the crawl space encapsulation work. DBS Foreman Orrin Sundberg lead his crew in the installation of a total encapsulation system: a layer of drainage matting applied directly to the crawl space floor, then a layer of TerraBlock™ insulation, and finally a vapor barrier to seal the space. They also applied spray foam to the rim joists to property seal the space from cold air. 

  • Crawl Space Repair in Hayward, WI to Stabilize Sinking Floors
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    Crawl Space Repair in Hayward, WI to Stabilize Sinking Floors
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    Crawl Space Repair in Hayward, WI to Stabilize Sinking Floors

    A homeowner in Hayward, WI wanted to replace the flooring on their main level. When preparing for the work, they noticed significant sloping in certain areas of the floor. They decided to contact DBS for a free, no-obligation foundation repair estimate in order to correct the problem before investing in new flooring. 

    DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen visited the home and inspected the crawl space to find the root of the issue. The dirt crawl space was unsealed and the main supports we sinking. In order to provide a permanent solution for this homeowner, Rich recommended supplemental support along running along the entire length of the home. 

    DBS Foreman Taylor and his crew performed the crawl space repair work. They installed 175 feet of horizontal steel support beams parallel to the dirt crawl space. Our team then installed a total of 35 SmartJack® telescoping vertical beams beneath the new support beam and beneath the home's existing supports. The SmartJack® beams are anchored to the ceiling joists and supplemental support beams and held in place by steel footings. 

    This home is now restored to a level position and is ready for home improvement projects in the future.

  • 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!

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