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Reed joined the DBS team in 2020 as an Installer on our Basement Repair team and has since been promoted to Foreman. He brings with him a background in construction and customer service. Reed will assist his production team in leveling sagging floors, foundation wall repair, and waterproofinh while delivering on the DBS promise of "WOW" service to homeowners.
What excites him most about a career at DBS is the potential for personal and professional development at a growing company.
In his spare time, you can find Reed painting, drawing, snowboarding, and spending quality time with his fiancee and kids.
This recently purchased cabin in Tofte, MN was built in the 1920s and in need of structural repair. The owner was hoping to use this space as a vacation home and potential rental down the line. They wanted to make sure that the cabin had a healthy foundation and crawl space so they reached out to DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate for the work.
DBS Design Specialist James Miller visited the cabin and gave a thorough inspection of the crawl space. He designed a plan with the homeowner to restore the cabin to a level position. DBS Foreman Nick Burley and his foundation repair crew had the task of installing a crawl space support system and lifting the cabin back to level.
The DBS repair crew installed a supplemental beam steel beam to ensure the cabin is properly supported for years to come. Beneath the existing supports and new steel I-beam, we placed 7 SmartJacks. These telescoping support beams have steel footings and can be hand adjusted to support natural settling due to soil movement throughout the years.
Owners of this home in Bemidji, MN had been using this space for years as a vacation/rental property. After noticing some symptoms like cracking walls in their main living space, they knew they needed to consult a professional foundation repair company, so they called DBS!
DBS Design Specialist James Miller is an expert in foundation repair. He focused on the crawl space, carefully measuring the areas of sinking and settling. He found that several of the main supports had sunk significantly and designed a solution that would restore the home's foundation.
DBS Foreman Nick Burley and his foundation repair crew performed the foundation support job. They installed 40 feet of supplemental support beams in the crawl space and secured the foundation using the SmartJack® System. In total, our team installed 6 SmartJack® System beams while performing a lift procedure to restore the home to a level position.
Owners of this 1950's cabin in Chetek, WI contacted DBS for some professional help with their crawl space. The cabin had an addition built in 2006, creating some uneven floors on the main level of the cabin. Wanting this to become a 4-season retreat for their family to enjoy, they were also interested in crawl space encapsulation and insulation.
DBS Design Specialist Henry Jungbauer visited the cabin and provided a free, no-obligation estimate of the crawl space work. Because it involved both supporting the crawl space and encapsulation, two different crews completed this work.
DBS Foreman Nick Burley and his crew first performed the crawl space foundation work. They installed 24 feet of horizontal steel support beams parallel to the dirt crawl space. Our team installed a total of 11 SmartJack® telescoping vertical beams beneath the new support beam and beneath the cabin's existing supports.
After the crawl space foundation repair was complete, our team began the crawl space encapsulation work. DBS Foreman Nick Woods II 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.
This family now has peace of mind that their cabin will stand up to Wisconsin winter temperatures.
Owners of this Courderay, WI cabin dreamt of using their space year-round. With some signs of settling in the foundation and cold floors in the wintertime, they were interested in learning more about our crawl space encapsulation service.
DBS Design Specialist Steve LaFontaine visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate for the project. He assessed the structural concerns, as well as the crawl space. He worked with the cabin owners to design a plan that would increase their year-round comfort and maintain their property value for years to come.
DBS Foreman Nick Burley led this crawl space project. He and his team installed 4 SmartJack® support beams in order to restore the cabin to a level position. From there, they installed our 3-layer system for crawl space encapsulation. First, drainage matting to eliminate moisture buildup, TerraBlock™ crawl space insulation, and CleanSpace® vapor barrier. These three products work together to fully protect the crawl space and condition spaces around them from the effects of cold air and moisture.
This family home in Saint Paul, MN was built in the 1920s. It had some major issues in the crawl space that the homeowner wanted to address before matters worsened. After meeting us at a home show in Woodbury, MN, they decided to move forward with DBS completing the crawl space repair work.
DBS Production Manager Jason Brummer was the Design Specialist for this project. Because the home was showing issues with its cement and stone foundation, as well as the sinking of the floors of the main level, Jason came up with a custom plan including two different foundation repair products.
First, to combat the sinking floors, Jason recommended our SmartJack® system. Equipped with a nationally-backed transferable warranty, this system is meant to permanently stabilize crawl space floors using supplemental steel beams and vertical telescoping SmartJack® beams. Foreman Zach Jorenby and his crew installed the SmartJack® system.
To combat the movement of the foundation walls, Nick Burley and his crew installed a GeoLock™ Wall Anchor System. This foundation repair product anchors the foundation wall to earth plates in the stable soil around the home's exterior. Connected by long steel rods, this system pulls the vertical foundation walls towards the exterior of the home, back to a level position.
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!