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Andy joined the DBS team in 2021 as an Installer on our Basement Repair team in the metro. He looks forward to installing products to customer satisfaction and delivering on the DBS promise of "WOW" service with every project. Andy prides himself on his problem-solving skills and his knowledge of tools and equipment.
What excites him most about a career at DBS is the opportunity to fix the structural and water issues in Twin Cities homes while restoring comfort to the homeowners.
In his spare time, you will find Andy spending time outdoors fishing, hiking, and enjoying winter sports. He puts his building skills to use working on side projects when he gets the chance.
Cabin owners in Sarona, WI wanted to spend the winter living in their cabin. The cabin had some insulation in the crawl space, but it was consistently moist, and was also hosting a family of mice. Knowing they would need a permanent solution to keep their cabin comfortable, they called DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate on our crawl space encapsulation service.
DBS Service Manager Jacob Nustad-Peluso visited the cabin and gave a thorough estimate for the crawl space project. We recommended a full encapsulation which includes a vapor barrier, drainage matting, and insulation.
DBS Foreman Zach Jorenby is an expert at installing both waterproofing and foundation repair products. He lead a three-person crew to complete this cabin crawl space system. Our team placed drainage matting directly on the dirt crawl space ground, with a CleanSpace® vapor barrier on top. Those two products work together to prevent water from freely collecting and evaporating into the crawl space.
These customers are now ready to spend a winter in the Wisconsin woods!
This partially-finished basement in Saint Paul, MN has issues with water intrusion. After heavy rains, water would make its way into the basement, causing a huge mess. The owners wanted reliable space for friends and family to stay while visiting, so they reached out to DBS for a permanent solution.
Basement Repair Production Manager Jason Brummer is an expert in basement waterproofing and visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate. After thoroughly inspecting the leaky basement, Jason designed a custom plan for a basement waterproofing system including our WaterGuard® french drain system and a new sump pump.
DBS Foreman Zach Jorenby 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 family now has a proven system for keeping water out of the basement. They can now have guests stay with them knowing that basement flooding is not an issue.
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.
A 1930s home in Augusta, WI had a bowing and cracked foundation wall. The walls were allowing water to enter the space, leaving behind a mess! The homeowner called to set-up a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate for the work.
DBS Design Specialist Jason Brummer visited the home to inspect the source of the foundation wall and basement water issues. He determined that both a waterproofing system and wall repair system would be installed to provide a permanent solution to both issues.
DBS Foreman Zach Jorenby and his crew installed both systems beginning with the basement waterproofing system. In order to protect the entire basement, our basement repair team installed 115 feet of interior drain tile with a CleanSpace® vapor barrier on the walls. DBS uses the WaterGuard® drainage system, designed to capture water seepage through walls and leaks along the wall and floor joint. Water enters the system via inlet holes and flows through the drainage pipe to a new SingleSafe™ sump pump.
After the successful install of the waterproofing system, our team installed four GeoLock™ Wall Plates and Earth Anchors to the failing foundation wall. This system uses heavy-duty anchors and connects them to plates on the wall interior wall. Connected with long, galvanized rods, these anchors are tightened to straighten the wall over time and provide maximum support. From there, they also installed Carbon Armor Wall Defense straps to hold the wall in place, preventing it from further movement.
The homeowner was happy with the work done and looks forward to using a water-free basement going forward.
A homeowner in Duluth contacted DBS looking for a solution to the sinking floor on the main level of their home. They were had added some telescoping support beams in the basement to stabilize the floors, but they had not permanently remedied the uneven and bouncy floors in the main level.
DBS Design Specialist Natha Schroeder visited the home and provided a thorough inspection and free estimate for structural work. He designed a plan that would add a section of supplemental beam to the basement. This beam would be held up by vertical SmartJack® supports.
DBS Foreman Zach Jorenby and his basement repair crew completed this basement support project. They installed a SmartJack® System consisting of 5 vertical beams. These vertical supports attach to the ceiling joists and concrete floor via steel brackets.
After our team completed a lift procedure in the basement, the main level of the home was permanently stabilized and protected against further movement.
Homeowners of this older home in Minneapolis, MN had bouncy floors on their main level. Soft spots in the floor meant that support in the basements was lacking. They called DBS to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate for our expertise in diagnosing the structural issues.
DBS Design Specialist Nathan Schroeder visited the home and gave a thorough inspection. He pinpointed the weak areas in the floor and evaluated the basement support system. Because this home was built in 1901, it is not surprising that some of the floor joists are starting to droop. Nathan suggesting installing our SmartJack® System.
DBS Foreman Zach Jorenby and his basement repair crew installed supplemental supports for the sinking floor joists, as well as our SmartJack® System. Each SmartJack® vertical support beam is secured to the basement ceiling, as sealed with concrete into the basement floor. Made from galvanized steel, these beams are adjusted with a heavy-duty threaded rod to meet any basement or crawlspace ceiling. Once installed, they offer permanent stabilization.
Water would leak into this Farmington, MN basement and pool during periods of heavy rainfall. Wanting to eventually completely finish their basement, the owners knew they needed to tackle the water issue.
DBS Production Manager Jason Brummer was the Design Specialist for the waterproofing project. He assessed the home's foundation on the interior and exterior of the home. Finding no major structural issues, he determined the best course of action would be to install an interior waterproofing system.
DBS Foreman Zach Jorenby and his waterproofing crew began the installation by excavating concrete around the perimeter of the basement. The crew then installed WaterGuard® interior drain tile. Water enters the system via inlet holes in the drain and it is carried to the basement sump pump. Once the WaterGuard® is in place, our team covers the drain with concrete to completely conceal the system.