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Raeshawn joined the DBS team in 2021 as an Installer on our Dr. Energy Saver® team. His responsibilities include removing and installing insulation while delivering on the DBS promise of "WOW" service with every project. Raeshawn's excellent work ethic and superb listening skills make him a strong addition to the team.
What excites him most about a career at DBS is the variety of each home repair project and solving challenges with the rest of his team.
In his spare time, you will find Raeshawn skateboarding, snowboarding, gaming, playing basketball, and playing with his dog.
Owners of this Duluth, MN home dreamt of making improvements and remodeling. With some signs of foundation settling and a wet crawl space, they knew they needed to improve the conditions beneath their home first.
DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate for the project. He assessed the structural concerns, as well as the wet and musty crawl space. He worked with the homeowners to design a plan that would increase their year-round comfort and maintain their property value for years to come.
DBS Foreman Nick Burley lead this crawl space project. He and his team completely removed the debris and excavated dirt beneath the space and added some gravel back to encourage better drainage in the space. 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.
To correct the structural issues, they installed 26 total SmartJack® support beams in order to restore the home to a level position.
From there, DBS Foreman Nick Woods II and his insulation crew sealed the crawl space vertical walls, from the floor to the rim joists with closed cell spray foam. This will stop airflow and prevent moisture from entering the space.
These homeowners from Excelsior, MN reached out to DBS for help keeping their floors warm and eliminating musty odors throughout their home. The problem was with their exposed earth crawl space.
DBS Design Specialist, James Miller went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. James recommended applying closed-cell spray foam along the joists of this crawlspace to seal off outdoor air. CleanSpace® waterproofing vapor barrier was applied along the floor and walls of the crawlspace. This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Nick Woods and his production crew.
The results were a dry, healthy, and warm crawlspace with lower energy bills!
These Duluth, MN homeowners had been living in the space for 2 years before tackling their attic insulation. They knew the insulation would need updating upon purchasing the home, so to save energy and make their home more comfortable, they contacted DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate for the work.
DBS Design Specialist Henry Jungbauer visited the home and provided an inspection and thorough estimate for the attic insulation project. To prevent energy loss and leaking from ice dams in the future, Henry suggested air sealing the attic floor and re-insulating it. DBS Foreman Nick Woods II lead the attic insulation crew.
Our attic insulation crew first removed the existing batting and loose insulation. They air-sealed the space with spray foam insulation and added a thick layer Tru-Soft™ cellulose afterward. This will, in turn, prevent warm air from escaping from the living space through the attic. Additionally, they built a scuttle cover from SilverGlo™ insulation in order to properly seal the attic from the rest of the home. This insulation method also prevents the space from heating up too much during the summer months.
The homeowners were happy with the work our insulation crew did and now have a solid solution to stand up to cold Minnesota winters.
This Minnetonka, MN home had a waterproofing system installed by DBS. On a routine service appointment by our Service Manager Jacob Nustad-Peluso, he and the homeowner discussed the drafty basement. Cold air was coming through the rim joist area in the basement, leading to cold floors on the main level of the home.
Nick Woods II and his insulation crew used closed-cell spray foam to seal the basement rim joists. This spray foam expands once applied to close gaps and cracks, providing a solid barrier against water and airflow. Insulating the rim joists in your basement or crawl space stops airflow of both cold air in the winter and warm, humid air in the summer.
The homeowners now have a more efficient home, saving money on heating and cooling bills!
DBS customers in Eden Prairie, MN recently purchased this 1970s home. They had several home improvement projects in mind but wanted to address their crawl space immediately so they contacted DBS for more information on our crawl space encapsulation service.
DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. He recommended crawl space encapsulation for the musty, dirt crawl space. Because this home has a slew of projects to get through, they decided to start with insulated the crawl space.
DBS Foreman Nick Woods II and his insulation team worked in this crawl space to install spray foam to the exterior walls of the crawl space. Spray foam expands upon application to fill gaps and cracks, preventing airflow and moisture from flowing freely into the crawl space.
The owners were happy with the work done and plan to complete their crawl space encapsulation with a vapor barrier in the near future.