Meet the Team

Dakota King

DBS

Title: Co-Foreman

Hometown: Duluth, MN

Dakota King from DBS

Dakota joined the DBS team in 2020 as an Installer on our Basement Repair team and has since been promoted to Co-Foreman. He prides himself on his leadership experience. Dakota looks forward to bringing technical knowledge from previous roles to the production team and delivering on the DBS promise of "WOW" service to homeowners.

What excites him most about a career at DBS is the ability to fix structural and water issues facing Duluth area homes with hands-on work. 

In his spare time, you will find Dakota working out at the gym.

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Crawl Space Support in Washburn, WI to Save Home's Foundation
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    Crawl Space Support in Washburn, WI to Save Home's Foundation
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    Crawl Space Support in Washburn, WI to Save Home's Foundation

    This newly purchased home in Washburn, WI had some major foundation issues. The crawl space support beams were failing and the homeowner was in need of a permanent solution so they contacted DBS.

    DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the foundation support work. Henrik saw failure of the existing support system and recommended installing SmartJack® stabilization beams to offer a permanent solution. This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Joe Harris and his production crew.

    They installed 25 feet of steel supplement beam, running parallel to the crawl space dirt floor. From there, they installed 8 SmartJack® support beams. 

    This home can now be enjoyed without worry of further structural damage!

  • Water Damaged Basement in Poplar, WI Restored with Waterproofing System
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    Water Damaged Basement in Poplar, WI Restored with Waterproofing System
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    Water Damaged Basement in Poplar, WI Restored with Waterproofing System

    This 1980's family home in Poplar, WI was having water issues in their finished basement. After learning about our work on local radio, the owners contacted DBS in search of a permanent 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, Rich designed a custom plan for a basement waterproofing system including our WaterGuard® french drain system and a new sump pump.

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris 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. Once the drain system install was complete, they connected it to a SingleSafe™ sump pump and covered the drain with new concrete. 

    This homeowner now has a proven system for keeping water out of the basement. 

  • Failing Basement Causes Basement Leaking in Mountain Iron, MN
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    Failing Basement Causes Basement Leaking in Mountain Iron, MN
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    Failing Basement Causes Basement Leaking in Mountain Iron, MN

    Owners of this newly purchased Mountain Iron, MN home knew it needed a lot of help in the basement. Overtime, soil pressure had caused its foundation walls to crack and bow. The homeowners were tired of cleaning up water from the leaking foundation and were hoping to gain some more usuable space in their home.

    DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo went to the home and provided a inspection and estimate for the work. After visiting the home, Henrik recommended 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 expertise. 

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris and his crew installed the waterproofing system consisting of a CleanSpace® vapor barrier to stop water and a WaterGuard® subfloor french drainage system to drain water out of the home for good.

    DBS Foreman Dustin Behning and crew installed 10 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!

  • Waterproofing System Installed in Leaky Hibbing, MN Home
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    Waterproofing System Installed in Leaky Hibbing, MN Home
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    Waterproofing System Installed in Leaky Hibbing, MN Home

    This home in Hibbing, MN had issues with water leaking in the basement. Water was seeping into the basement via the foundation and concrete floor in the basement. Hoping to fix the water and gain more usable space, they contacted us after seeing our work in the Duluth News Tribune.

    DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate for the work. After visiting the home, Rich recommended installing a waterproofing system around the entire perimeter of the basement. 

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris and crew installed 105 feet of a WaterGuard® subfloor french drainage system to drain water into a brand new TripleSafe™ sump pump. This system contains 3 pumps; the first can handle up to 2,600 gallons of water an hour, the second pump kicks in during periods of heavy rainfall to pump a total of 6,200 gallons of water, and the third pump comes on with a battery back-up in the case of a power outage.

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

  • Wet Basement in Grand Rapids, MN Restored with DBS Waterproofing System
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    Wet Basement in Grand Rapids, MN Restored with DBS Waterproofing System
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    Wet Basement in Grand Rapids, MN Restored with DBS Waterproofing System

    This 1950's family home in Grand Rapids, MN was having water issues in the basement. After learning about our work on local television, the owners contacted DBS in search of a permanent 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, Rich designed a custom plan for a basement waterproofing system including a vapor barrier, sump pump, and drain tile. 

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris 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. Once the drain system install was complete, they connected it to a TripleSafe™ sump pump and covered the drain with new concrete. 

    This homeowner now has a proven system for keeping water out of the basement. 

  • Partially Finished Moose Lake, MN Basement Protected with Waterproofing System
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    Partially Finished Moose Lake, MN Basement Protected with Waterproofing System
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    Partially Finished Moose Lake, MN Basement Protected with Waterproofing System

    Homeowners in Moose Lake, MN were tired of water issues in their partially finished basement. Before investing time and money in finishing the rest of their basement, they knew they had to take care of water that was leaking via the foundation. 

    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. They also drilled weep holes into the bottom foundation blocks. Often times hollow foundation blocks hold water in the foundation wall. With nowhere to go, it eventually leaks into the basement via the footing or the basement wall itself.

    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 Moose Lake family now has a proven system for to keep their basement dry for good!

  • Duluth, MN Basement Waterproofed for More Usable Space
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    Duluth, MN Basement Waterproofed for More Usable Space
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    Duluth, MN Basement Waterproofed for More Usable Space

    A homeowner in Duluth, MN wanted to move their home office into the basement. But, the basement had periodic issues with water leaking in from the foundation. After learning about our company, the owner contacted DBS in search of a permanent solution. 

    DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo is our expert in basement waterproofing and visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate. After thoroughly inspecting the leaky basement, Henrik designed a custom plan for a basement waterproofing system including a vapor barrier, 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. Finally the drain system was sealed in new concrete.

    Our CleanSpace® vapor barrier was also installed on the basement walls. This durable poly sheeting is anto-microbal and is designed to collect moisture and direct it into the drain system below.

    This homeowner now has a proven system for keeping water out of the basement.

  • DBS Installs Waterproofing System in Duluth, MN to Protect Finished Basement
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    DBS Installs Waterproofing System in Duluth, MN to Protect Finished Basement
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    DBS Installs Waterproofing System in Duluth, MN to Protect Finished Basement

    This family home in Duluth, MN was having water issues in their finished basement. After learning about our company from a family friend, the owners contacted DBS in search of a permanent solution. 

    DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder is our expert in basement waterproofing and visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate. After thoroughly inspecting the leaky basement, he designed a custom plan for a basement waterproofing system including our WaterGuard® french drain system and a new sump pump.

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris and his crew installed our basement waterproofing products. First, removed the water damaged and moldy carpeting, as well as the bottom portion of damaged drywall. Then, 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. Once the drain system install was complete, they connected it to a SingleSafe™ sump pump and covered the drain with new concrete. 

    This homeowner now has a proven system for keeping water out of the basement. 

  • WaterGuard® French Drain System Installed to Keep Carlton, MN Basement Dry
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    WaterGuard® French Drain System Installed to Keep Carlton, MN Basement Dry
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    WaterGuard® French Drain System Installed to Keep Carlton, MN Basement Dry

    Homeowners in Carlton, MN were having water issues in their basement. After learning about our company from the Duluth News Tribune, the owners contacted DBS in search of a permanent 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 designed a plan with our WaterGuard® french drain system and a feed line to protect the entire basement.

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris 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. A feed line was also run through the middle of the basement floor to prevent water from seeping through the basement concrete. Once the drain system install was complete, they connected it to the home's exsiting sump pump and covered the drain with new concrete. 

    The homeowners now have a solid solution to keep water out of the basement.

  • New Sump Pump and Drainage System for Wet Basement in Hibbing, MN
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    New Sump Pump and Drainage System for Wet Basement in Hibbing, MN
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    New Sump Pump and Drainage System for Wet Basement in Hibbing, MN

    This newly purchased home in Hibbing, MN ended up having consistent water intrusion in the basement. After learning about our company from local radio, the owners contacted DBS in search of a permanent 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 designed a plan with our WaterGuard® french drain system connected to a TripleSafesump pump

    DBS Foreman Joe Harris and his crew 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.

  • 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