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Dakota King

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Title: Design Specialist

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 transitioned to Design Specialist. He prides himself on his leadership experience. Dakota looks forward to bringing technical knowledge from previous roles on the production team to his new role as Design Specialist 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.

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  • By Steve B.
    Duluth, MN

    "Experience repairing my specific problem."

    Customer Review

    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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  • 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. 

  • 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!

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

     

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Settling Cabin in Tower, MN Stabilized with Helical Piers
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    Settling Cabin in Tower, MN Stabilized with Helical Piers
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    Settling Cabin in Tower, MN Stabilized with Helical Piers

    This cabin in Tower, MN had issues with sinking and settling. Its block foundation walls were shifting and one side was leaning towards the lake. 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 west wall was migrating outward 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.

    Installer Dakota King led this project, installing supplemental steel beams beneath the cabin first. This will provide more horizontal support to the structure. From there, Dakota and his team drove 8 helical piers into the ground to stabilize and support the weight of the cabin. 

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

  • 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. 

  • Family Cabin in Palisade, MN Stabilized and Ready for Improvements
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    Family Cabin in Palisade, MN Stabilized and Ready for Improvements
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    Family Cabin in Palisade, MN Stabilized and Ready for Improvements

    This family cabin in Palisade, MN was recently purchased. In order to make it a space for the whole family to enjoy, the new owners would like to expand the floorplan. Because the cabin has some issues with settling, they would like to level and support the structure before adding on.

    DBS Design Specialist James Miller visited the home for a free, no-obligation estimate. After diagnosing the structural issues, James created a plan using our SmartJack and helical pier system. 

    DBS Foreman Trevor Ingle and his crew completed this stabilization project. 6 SmartJack® adjustable beams were installed beneath the cabin to support the floor joists in the crawl space. To raise and level the cabin foundation, our crew drove 12 helical piers into the ground around the perimeter. Once these piers reach stable soil, the weight of the cabin is transferred to the strata layer far beneath the ground's surface. 

    This cabin is now structurally sound and the family can move on with their plans to expand and renovate this Northwoods retreat!

  • 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!

  • Settling Foundation in Ashland, WI Protected with DBS Foundation System
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    Settling Foundation in Ashland, WI Protected with DBS Foundation System
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    Settling Foundation in Ashland, WI Protected with DBS Foundation System

    Homeowners in Ashland, WI had concerns about their foundation. They noticed some sinking and settling, as well as drywall cracking on the interior of the home. 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 Wisconsin home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the foundation support work. He determined that the crawl space would have supplemental support beams installed to stabilize the floor. Helical piers would then be installed at the foundation footing to lift and support the home.

    DBS Foreman Trevor Ingle and his crew added 17 feet of supplemental support beneath the cabin. From there, they installed 12 helical piers and 2 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.

    The homeowners were relieved to have a foundation repair system that will permanently protect their home.

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Eden Prairie, MN 55344
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