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George joined DBS as a Foreman for our Basement Repair service in 2019. After serving a tour in the Minnesota National Guard in Kenya, he is back with the DBS family! George is now helping homeowners as a Working Production Manager using his expertise in waterproofing and foundation repair systems to design custom solutions for every home and cabin.
George takes personal responsibility to “WOW” each customer by going above and beyond with a home repair plan that will restore comfort and peace of mind. Beyond his passion for helping homeowners, what excites George most about working with DBS is collaborating with a friendly and positive team of people who value quality work.
In his free time, George spends time with family and enjoys playing and watching a variety of sports. He is also a fan of sitting down to a competitive round of video games with friends.
The owner of this home in Rice Lake, WI reached out to DBS looking for a solution to their sunken flooring.
Design Specialist at the time George Barry (who has since moved into a Foreman role) went out to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, George recommended our SmartJack® System.
A DBS Foreman led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they installed 12 SmartJack® supports between the basement and crawl space to provide adequate support to the homeowner's new heavy granite counter above.
Now that the flooring has been permanently stabilized, the homeowner can relax with peace of mind.
The owners of this cabin built in the 1940s noticed cracking in the sides of their foundation walls, and on the interior as well. This is one of the first indications of sinking and settling of foundational support systems which can eventually lead to wall failure if left alone. They feared that the backside addition may completely detach from the rest of the structure. In hopes of finding a solution to their problem in order to keep the cabin in the family, they called DBS.
One of our Design Specialists, Zach Guilliams, visited the property to do a free no-obligation estimate of the problem at hand. After careful evaluation, he determined that the 2 main wooden beams supporting the cabin were the root of the issue. Zach expressed to the owners that our solution to this problem would be to replace the original wooden beams with galvanized steel beams and replace the concrete block support columns with 5 helical piers and 2 SmartJack®. Working Production Manager George Barry and his team led the installation for this project, and once finished, this became a permanent solution that will help prevent any further settling of the cabin, and correct cracking that had occurred in the walls.
This cabin is now sturdier than it has ever been, and the family can now have peace of mind knowing that their cabin will continue to be passed down for future generations.
These homeowners in Saint Paul, MN needed professional help to repair their concrete. The concrete in the corner of their garage needed to be repaired with a new section.
A DBS Design Specialist assisted these homeowners in a free, no-obligation estimate to find the best solution possible. After a careful inspection, it was decided that pouring new concrete would be the best option.
A DBS Foreman led the installation with help from a team. Together, the team worked to smooth out the area and then pour new concrete. After pouring, they smoothed out the wet concrete to create a flush, smooth installation.
This homeowner no longer needs to worry about rough, crumbling concrete in their garage.
This project in Saint Paul, MN needed a professional and permanent solution in order to stabilize the structure.
A DBS Design Specialist visited the location and conducted a free, no-obligation estimate to find the best solution. After a careful inspection, a quote was provided and our push pier system was recommended.
George Barry led the installation of this project with help from a team. Together, the team excavated the area around the base of the home and installed the push piers. These piers are driven down to native, stable soil using hydraulic pressure. Once this stable area is reached, the pressure travels upwards and pushes the foundation up to the level it and restore it back to the original position.
This project is now complete and the structure is safe and secure.
This home in Saint Paul, MN was experiencing water intrusion during snow melts. The carpet had been ruined from the water intrusion, and an odd smell has appeared. The owners wanted to address the situation, so they trusted DBS to help.
Design Specialist Jesse Williams assisted the homeowners in a free, no-obligation estimate to help find the perfect solution. After a close inspection, Jesse provided a quote for our WaterGuard® waterproofing system.
Foreman George Barry led the installation of this project. The project began with jackhammering that created trenches around the perimeter of the flooding walls. The drain lines are then placed within and catch the water from the walls and floor joists. These drains run to a sump pump where the water is expelled from the home. The drain lines are then covered with new concrete, that will create a flush look once completely dry.
These homeowners can now relax in their healthy, dry homes.
This homeowner in Saint Paul, MN was hoping to finish their basement in order to create more living areas in the home. However, before being able to do so, they needed to address the water issues the home was facing.
Design Specialist Nicholas Corbin assisted the homeowner in a free, no-obligation estimate in order to find the perfect solution for the home's needs. After a careful inspection, it was decided that our WaterGuard® Drain System would be the best option.
Foreman Evan LaFontaine led the installation of this project along with a crew. Together, the team created trenches along the perimeter of the basement and installed the drain lines within. These drains collect water before it has the chance to enter the home and transports it to a sump pump to be expelled from the home. The drain lines are covered with new concrete to create a flush, clean look.
This homeowner can now move ahead with their home renovation projects.
This homeowner in Saint Paul, MN wanted to address the water intrusion in their basement, as well as brighten up the area so they could enjoy it while they could. Wanting a professional solution, the owner trusted DBS with the project.
Design Specialist Jesse Williams assisted the homeowner in a free, no-obligation estimate to find the perfect solution for their wants and needs. After a careful inspection, the owner discussed the options available and recommended our WaterGuard® Drain System and CleanSpace® water vapor barrier.
George Barry led the installation of this project with help from a team. Together, the team dug trenches around the water problems areas and inserted the drain lines. These drains will collect water from the floor joists and walls and transport it to a sump pump where it can be removed from the home. Finally, the team used CleanSpace® on the walls to provide a vapor barrier, as well as brighten the home.
This homeowner can now enjoy their clean, dry, and bright space.
The owner of this home in New Brighton, MN noticed that their house was settling near one of the corners causing cracks in the wall and sloping floors. They were worried about the issue growing worse, so they decided to reach out to DBS in hopes of finding a solution.
A DBS Design Specialist went to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate of the issue. After a thorough inspection, they generated a quote for our push pier foundation stabilization system.
Foreman George Barry led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they installed 4 push piers under the footings of the home to permanently stabilize the structure.
The homeowner will be able to relax much more comfortably without worrying about their foundation sinking further into the soil.
The new owner of this house in Maple Grove, MN were told after their inspection that the garage was unstable. Looking for a solution, they reached out to DBS.
Sales Manager Andy Bost went to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowners. After a thorough inspection, Andy generated a quote for the homeowners for our CarbonArmor® Wall Reinforcing System.
Foreman George Barry led the installation of this project with help from a team. Together they installed 5 strips of CarbonArmor® to permanently stabilize the cracked walls. CarbonArmor® is made of fiber-reinforced polymers which are 10-times stronger than steel but are flexible enough to fit tightly against walls. This solution is non-invasive and ideal for quickly stabilizing bowing and leaning walls.
Now that the garage has been permanently stabilized, the homeowner can relax without worrying about their garage walls failing.
The owner of this home in Anoka, MN noticed that their home was sinking deeper into the soil over time. Looking for a solution, they reached out to DBS.
Design Specialist Nick Corbin went to the property to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, Nick advised the homeowner to hire DBS to install our push pier system to permanently stabilize their foundation.
Foreman George Barry led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they installed 6 push piers underneath the foundation of the home. Each pier is backed with a 25-year transferrable warranty against movement so that our customers can have peace of mind.
The homeowner can now relax comfortably in their home without worrying about a failing foundation.
Homeowners in Minneapolis were concerned with some sinking supports in their basement. They noticed the home had sagging floors and cracks in the drywall on the main level. Wanting to rest easy knowing their home would be solid for years to come, they reached out to DBS for a permanent solution.
A DBS Design Specialist came out to the home to provide a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate of the work. They created a plan to lift the sagging floor and permanently stabilize it using our SmartJack XT system.
DBS Basement Repair Foreman Zach Jorenby and his crew completed the install. They installed our SmartJack® XT beams to support the sagging floor. Two of the SmartJack beams were set into steel footings, and 1 was set into the home's footing and anchored with new concrete.
This floor is lifted, leveled, and support for years to come.