Meet the Team

Grant Faris

DBS

Title: Design Specialist

Hometown: Wales, WI

Grant Faris from DBS

Grant joined the DBS team in 2021 as a Design Specialist and also worked as a Co-Foreman. With past experience in customer service and analysis, Grant prides himself on going the extra mile to find the best solution possible for local homeowners.

What excites him most about working at DBS is the chance to connect with each DBS homeowner to install the best solution for their home repair project.

In his free time, Grant enjoys hiking, fishing, cooking, and camping. If he won a million dollars, he'd buy an RV and hit the road to travel the U.S. with his pets! 

 

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Extreme Flooding in Winter, WI Fixed with TripleSafe® Sump Pump
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    Extreme Flooding in Winter, WI Fixed with TripleSafe® Sump Pump
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    Extreme Flooding in Winter, WI Fixed with TripleSafe® Sump Pump

    This homeowner in Winter, WI reached out to DBS with a waterproofing project. The owner wanted to set up a waterproofing system with a new sump pump to make traveling during the winter months possible.

    Design Specialist James Miller assisted the homeowner in a free, no-obligation estimate. After a thorough inspection, James provided a quote and recommended our TripleSafe® sump pump. 

    Foreman Dustin Behning led the installation of this project along with a crew. Together, the crew installed the TripleSafe® sump pump. This sump pump provides three levels of protection. This ensures that the product will continue to work even if one level happens to fail.

    This homeowner can now travel for long amounts of time without worrying about water intrusion in their home. 

  • Water Leaking into Ashland, WI Basement Repaired with WaterGuard® Drain System
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    Water Leaking into Ashland, WI Basement Repaired with WaterGuard® Drain System
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    Water Leaking into Ashland, WI Basement Repaired with WaterGuard® Drain System

    In this Ashland, WI home, the homeowner experienced water entering into their basement. They wanted to work with a company that could provide a long-lasting solution, so they decided to team up with DBS.

    Design Specialist Hendrik Makitalo met with this homeowner and conducted a free no-obligation estimate for their flooding problem. After conducting a thorough inspection, Hendrik advised the owner to invest in a solution called the WaterGuard® Drain System along with the TripleSafe™ sump pump

    Foreman Dustin Behning led this successful installation of the WaterGuard® Drain System. The team started by jackhammering trenches and placing the drains within. After placement, the drains are covered with concrete for a smooth, flush look. The team also installed the TripleSafe™ sump pump which handles 6,200 gallons of water an hour and has a backup battery operation in the case of power outages.

    This owner can now enjoy their water-free basement in their healthy home.

  • Voids in Saint Paul, MN Concrete Slab Filled with Concrete Solutions
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    Voids in Saint Paul, MN Concrete Slab Filled with Concrete Solutions
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    Voids in Saint Paul, MN Concrete Slab Filled with Concrete Solutions

    This homeowner in Saint Paul, MN wanted to lift and level the garage slab in order to fill the voids and smooth out the surface. They needed a permanent solution, so they turned to DBS for help.

    Design Specialist Grant Faris assisted the homeowner in a free, no-obligation estimate in order to find the best solution for the home's needs. After a careful inspection, a quote was provided and PolyLevel® Foam was recommended, along with NexusPro® Sealant. 

    Foreman Evan LaFontaine led a team in the installation. The team drilled small holes into the sunken slab and injected the PolyLevel® foam. This foam expands and hardens which results in the lifting and stabilizing of the concrete. After the slab is level once again, the NexusPro® sealant is used to fill any cracks and voids to create a smooth, even finish.

    This homeowner can now enjoy their smooth garage, and not have to worry about cracks ruining their home.

  • WaterGuard® Drain System Installed in Superior, WI Home Renovation Project to Stop Water Intrusion
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    WaterGuard® Drain System Installed in Superior, WI Home Renovation Project to Stop Water Intrusion
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    WaterGuard® Drain System Installed in Superior, WI Home Renovation Project to Stop Water Intrusion

    This owner was in the middle of completing a house flip in Superior, WI, and decided to get professional help with their waterproofing needs. The homeowner trusted DBS with this project. 

    Design Specialist Quentin Roth assisted this homeowner in a free, no-obligation estimate to find the best solution for the home project. After a careful inspection, Quentin recommended the installation of a WaterGuard® Drain System. 

    Foreman Dustin Behning led a team in the installation of this project. Together, the team removed some of the flooring around the perimeter of the home. Then they installed drainage pipes that will collect water from the floor joists and walls, before it enters the home. This drain will then allow the water to travel to a sump pump in order to be discharged outside of the home, keeping the space clean and dry. After the installation, concrete is poured and CleanSpace® material is applied in order to create a clean, flush finish.

    This homeowner can now continue their house renovations without worrying about any more water issues. 

  • WaterGuard® Fixes Persistent Flooding Problem in Superior, WI
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    WaterGuard® Fixes Persistent Flooding Problem in Superior, WI
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    WaterGuard® Fixes Persistent Flooding Problem in Superior, WI

    This homeowner in Superior, WI was experiencing water intrusion in their basement during heavy rains and the transition from winter to spring. Tired of dealing with the hassle and mess, they reached out to DBS for a solution. 

    Design Specialist Jake Gilmer assisted the homeowner in a free, no-obligation estimate in order to find the best solution for the home's needs. After conducting an inspection, Jake provided an estimate for our WaterGuard® Drain System.

    Foreman Dustin Behning led a team in the installation of this project. Together, the team dug trenches around the perimeter of the wall where the flooding was occurring and placed the drains lines within. These drain lines lead to a newly installed sump pump that will expel the water outside of the home.

    This homeowner can now relax in their healthy, happy, and dry home.

  • Unreliable Drain System in Duluth, MN Replaced with WaterGuard® and TripleSafe™ Sump Pump
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    Unreliable Drain System in Duluth, MN Replaced with WaterGuard® and TripleSafe™ Sump Pump
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    Unreliable Drain System in Duluth, MN Replaced with WaterGuard® and TripleSafe™ Sump Pump

    This homeowner in Duluth, MN needed assistance with their waterproofing needs. Their current drain system had failed and flooded their basement. Needing a new system, they reached out to DBS for a solution.

    Design Specialist James Miller conducted a free, no-obligation estimate for the homeowners. After a careful inspection, it was decided that our WaterGuard® Drain System would be the most effective and efficient solution for the home. 

    Foreman Dustin Behning led a team in the installation of this project. Together, the team removed a concrete trench around the perimeter of the basement and place the WaterGuard® drain lines within. These drains collect the intrusive water and transport it to a newly installed TripleSafe™ sump pump to discharge the water outside and away from the home. 

    This homeowner can now relax knowing their home is reliably protected against water intrusion.

  • Waterproofing Drain Lines Installed in Duluth, MN Basement
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    Waterproofing Drain Lines Installed in Duluth, MN Basement
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    Waterproofing Drain Lines Installed in Duluth, MN Basement

    This homeowner in Duluth, MN wanted their leaky basement fixed. They wanted a professional and permanent solution, so they trusted DBS to help.

    Design Specialist Rich Johnsen assisted the homeowner by conducting a free, no-obligation estimate. After the inspection, Rich recommended our WaterGuard® Drain System. 

    Foreman Dustin Behning led the installation of this project with help from a team. Together, the team created trenches around the perimeter of the basement and placed the drain lines within. These drain lines collect water from the floor joists and the walls and then transports it to the newly installed TripleSafe™ sump pump.

    This homeowner can now relax knowing their home is happy and healthy.

  • Water Intrusion in Virginia, MN Home Stopped Thanks to WaterGuard®
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    Water Intrusion in Virginia, MN Home Stopped Thanks to WaterGuard®
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    Water Intrusion in Virginia, MN Home Stopped Thanks to WaterGuard®

    This homeowner in Virginia, MN was having water intrusion issues in their basement. A wall had shifted in their home and left open gaps allowing water to enter the home. They trusted DBS to offer professional, permanent help.

    Design Specialist Jake Gilmer assisted the homeowner with a free, no-obligation estimate to find the best solution for their home. After careful inspection, Jake offered a quote and recommended the installation of a WaterGuard® Waterproofing System. 

    Foreman Dustin Behning, along with a crew, led the installation of this project. Together, the team removed the perimeter of flooring and installed the French drain lines throughout the the basement. These drains lead to a sump pump that removes the water from the inside and away from the home. This system is effective because it collects the water before it even has the chance to enter your home. 

    This homeowner can now relax in their healthy, dry home. 

  • Incomplete Waterproofing Project in Mountain Iron, MN Finished with DBS Solutions
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    Incomplete Waterproofing Project in Mountain Iron, MN Finished with DBS Solutions
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    Incomplete Waterproofing Project in Mountain Iron, MN Finished with DBS Solutions

    This homeowner in Mountain Iron, MN was left with an unfinished waterproofing project in their home. They still had water leaking into the home, so the homeowner trusted DBS to help find a solution.

    Design Specialist Zach Guilliams assisted the homeowner in a free, no-obligation estimate. After a careful inspection, Zach provided a quote and suggested the installation of our WaterGuard® Waterproofing Solution. This solution collects water before it has the chance to enter your home, making it the best solutions for this house. 

    Foreman Dustin Behning, along with his team, led the installation of this project. The team removed concrete along the perimeter of the basement and inserted the drain lines. These drain line lead to the newly installed sump pump that expels the water out and away from the home. 

    This homeowner can now relax knowing their waterproofing project is finally finished. 

  • Buhl, MN Home Value Increases After Waterproofing Installation
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    Buhl, MN Home Value Increases After Waterproofing Installation
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    Buhl, MN Home Value Increases After Waterproofing Installation

    This homeowner in Buhl, MN wanted to do some home renovations in order to increase the price of their home. They needed assistance with waterproofing the basement, so they trusted DBS for a professional, permanent solution. 

    Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo conducted a free, no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough and careful inspection, Henrik provided a quote and suggested the installation of our WaterGuard® French drain system. This drain system collects water from the floor joists and walls in order to stop the intrusion before it reaches the inside of your home. 

    Foreman Dustin Behning led a team in the installation of this project. Together, the team installed the drain lines underneath the floor along the perimeter of the basement. These drain leads to a sump pump that expels the water outside of the home and far enough away that it will not be able to reenter the home. 

    This homeowner can now relax knowing DBS Solutions are working hard in their home. 

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