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Zach Guilliams

DBS

Title: Design Specialist

Hometown: Union Grove, WI

Zach Guilliams from DBS

Zach is a Design Specialist for our Basement Repair service. With a background in mechanical design engineering, he holds a wealth of knowledge and a high standard of customer service, making him a strong asset to home and cabin owners. Zach is trained to bring in his technical know-how to properly diagnose problems and create a rock-solid solution to fix them.

Zach prides himself on relationship-building and problem-solving skills to help DBS customers protect property value and restore peace of mind. What excites him most about working at DBS is the opportunity to connect with Northlanders to craft a unique home repair solution.

Our mission at DBS is to create lasting “WOW” relationships with employees and customers while providing permanent home performance solutions. Zach takes personal responsibility to “WOW” each customer in exceeding their expectations every time.

In his free time, Zach spends time with his wife and son. He enjoys woodworking and learning as he goes with house projects. If Zach won the lottery, he would wipe out those student loans, buy a picturesque lakeside cabin, and invest the rest!

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Cracks Around Doorframe Indicate Foundation Failure In Ashland, WI, DBS's PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System Offers Solution
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    Cracks Around Doorframe Indicate Foundation Failure In Ashland, WI, DBS's PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System Offers Solution
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    Cracks Around Doorframe Indicate Foundation Failure In Ashland, WI, DBS's PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System Offers Solution

    Homeowners of this property wanted to be able to sell or stay in their home knowing that it would be free of wall failure. They had noticed cracks around doorways, along with ceilings, and in their basement walls. Over the years they had temporary fixes done in an attempt to stabilize their foundation. Looking for a permanent solution to their issue, they contacted DBS.

    Design Specialist Zach Guilliams visited the property to conduct a free no-obligation inspection of the home and made note of the various cracks found throughout the home. After completing the inspection, he advised the homeowners that DBS's PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System would be a permanent solution to their foundation problem.

    Foreman Tyler Nacey led the installation of this project along with his team. Together the crew installed 8 PowerBrace™ I-beams, and the foundation walls are now prevented from further shifting or cracking.

    The owners of this property can relax comfortably in their home knowing that their foundation has been permanently stabilized, and they will no longer need to deal with any additional temporary fixes.

  • Roof Above Patio Overhang in Ashland, WI Stabilized by DBS Helical Pier Solution
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    Roof Above Patio Overhang in Ashland, WI Stabilized by DBS Helical Pier Solution
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    Roof Above Patio Overhang in Ashland, WI Stabilized by DBS Helical Pier Solution

    The owner of this home in Ashland, WI noticed that the support holding up the roof over their patio was starting to bow. They became concerned about the roof collapsing. Looking for a solution, the homeowner reached out to DBS.

    Design Specialist Zach Guilliams visited the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowners. After a thorough investigation, Zach educated the owners on our helical piering solution that would provide permanent stabilization to the overhang.

    Foreman Trevor Ingle led the installation of the project with help from a crew. Together they installed one helical pier to replace the old support and provide proper stabilization to the overhang.

    Now that the issue has been resolved by DBS, the homeowner can relax comfortably on their patio without worrying about their roof collapsing.

  • Sturdy Steel Beams Replace Old Wooden Beams From The 1940's in Minong, WI
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    Sturdy Steel Beams Replace Old Wooden Beams From The 1940's in Minong, WI
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    Sturdy Steel Beams Replace Old Wooden Beams From The 1940's in Minong, WI

    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.

     

  • Renters Struggling with Water Intrusion in Lutsen, MN Install WaterGuard® Drainage System
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    Renters Struggling with Water Intrusion in Lutsen, MN Install WaterGuard® Drainage System
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    Renters Struggling with Water Intrusion in Lutsen, MN Install WaterGuard® Drainage System

    These renters in this Lutsen, MN home were having problems with water intrusion. They had to continually patch, fix, and paint the walls. Finally, they said enough is enough and had DBS help them with this project.

    Design Specialist, Zach Guilliams, assisted the residents with a free, no-obligation estimate for the home. After careful inspection, the Design Specialist recommended the installation of a WaterGuard® System.

    Foreman Dustin Behning, along with a team, led the installation of this project. Together, the team installed the French drainage system in the floor. This drain collects water seepage from the walls and floor joists before it enters the home. It is then transported to a sump pump and discarded outside of the house. The drain is then covered with concrete, creating a flush look. 

    These residents will no longer have to worry about painting and patching. Once the concrete is dry, the drain system will be on the job. 

  • Settling Foundation in Schroeder, MN Home Stabilized with Push Pier System
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    Settling Foundation in Schroeder, MN Home Stabilized with Push Pier System
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    Settling Foundation in Schroeder, MN Home Stabilized with Push Pier System

    This Schroeder, MN homeowner was struggling with foundation instability. The house had settled so much that the doors and windows no longer worked properly. The homeowner wanted to fix this problem before it got any worse and to be able to keep the home in good condition for their family. 

    Design Specialist Zach Guilliams assisted this homeowner in a free no-obligation estimate to find the perfect solution for their home. It was decided that installing push piers was the best option. 

    Foreman Trevor Ingle, along with a team, led this installation. Together, they installed 8 push piers systems. These piers are made out of steel that is strong enough to lift the foundation. Using hydraulic pressure, these push piers are set deep into the native soil of the land and can raise the settled foundation back to its original position. They are a lasting, permanent solution for foundation settlement. 

    This homeowner can now enjoy their home for years to come without having to worry about their home moving any further. 

     

  • Flooding and Cold Air in Two Harbors, MN Home Fixed with Encapsulation
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    Flooding and Cold Air in Two Harbors, MN Home Fixed with Encapsulation
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    Flooding and Cold Air in Two Harbors, MN Home Fixed with Encapsulation

    These homeowners in Two Harbors, MN were experiencing multiple problems in their home's crawl space. Moisture was creating a musty smell, animals were getting in, and the space was cold, which in turn caused the home to be cold as well. They needed a professional and permanent solution, so they trusted DBS with the project.

    Design Specialist Zach Guilliams assisted the homeowners in a free, no-obligation estimate in order to find the perfect solution for their home. After a careful inspection, Zach suggested the homeowners encapsulate their crawl space to diminish the issues they were experiencing.

    Foreman Raeshawn Pelfrey led the installation of this project along with a team. The team started by installing draining matting to help standing pools of the water drain out effectively. This was accompanied by our SmartDrain® System that will remove the water from the crawl space. The team then installed CleanSpace® Vapor Barrier to create a dry, clean finish. SprayFoam insulation will also be installed on the walls in order to keep the space warm and provide an extra moisture barrier.

    Once the crew installs the SprayFoam insulation on the walls, this crawl space will be in pristine condition for the homeowners. 

  • Sinking Boat House in Two Harbors, MN Lifted with Helical Piers
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    Sinking Boat House in Two Harbors, MN Lifted with Helical Piers
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    Sinking Boat House in Two Harbors, MN Lifted with Helical Piers

    This cabin owner in Two Harbors, MN wanted to address the stability of their boathouse. Settling had begun causing the structure to start sinking into the lake. Wanting a professional and permanent solution, the homeowner trusted DBS to help. 

    Design Specialist Zach Guilliams visited the property to conduct a free, no-obligation estimate for the owner. After a careful inspection, a quote was provided for our helical pier support solution.

    Foreman Trevor Ingle led the installation of this project with help from a team. Together, the team used hydraulic pressure to drive the screw-like pier into the ground. Once the pier reached native, solid soil the hydraulic pressure moves upwards and lifts the structure. This creates an even, stable support for the boathouse.

    This owner can now relax knowing the boathouse is safe from sinking.

  • Front Porch Lift and Level Service Near Two Harbors, MN
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    Front Porch Lift and Level Service Near Two Harbors, MN
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    Front Porch Lift and Level Service Near Two Harbors, MN

    The owner of this home in Two Harbors, MN reached out to us looking for help with their sunken front porch.

    Design Specialist Zach Guilliams went to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, Zach generated a quote for our helical pier system.

    Foreman Nate Simonson led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they installed helical piers underneath the front porch to level and permanently stabilize it. The piers are driven deep into the soil until it reaches a layer stable enough to support the weight of the structure, ensuring no additional movement will occur.

    Now that the porch has been permanently stabilized, the homeowner can relax with peace of mind.

  • Mold and Soggy Basement in Duluth, MN Fixed with DBS Waterproofing Solutions
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    Mold and Soggy Basement in Duluth, MN Fixed with DBS Waterproofing Solutions
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    Mold and Soggy Basement in Duluth, MN Fixed with DBS Waterproofing Solutions

    This homeowner in Duluth, MN had plans to finish their basement. However, they needed to address the water intrusion issues first to ensure their new renovations would not be ruined. They also needed to focus on waterproofing to stop the mold growth in the basement. 

    Design Specialist Zach Guilliams assisted these homeowners in a free, no-obligation estimate. After a careful and thorough inspection, it was decided that our WaterGuard® French Drain System would be the best option. 

    Foreman Fred Bozvay led the installation of this project with help from a team. The team began by creating trenches in the basement, where the drain lines were placed. These drain lines collect the unwanted water and transport it to the newly installed TripleSafe™ Sump Pump. The water is then discharged from the home, leaving it dry and healthy.

    This homeowner can now relax and finish their home renovation projects with piece of mind.

  • Concerning Cracks in Duluth, MN Basement Fixed with PowerBrace® Beams
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    Concerning Cracks in Duluth, MN Basement Fixed with PowerBrace® Beams
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    Concerning Cracks in Duluth, MN Basement Fixed with PowerBrace® Beams

    This homeowner in Duluth, MN was concerned with the stairstep cracks in their block foundation. Wanting to address the issue, they reached out to DBS for help. 

    Design Specialist Zach Guilliams assisted this homeowner in a free, no-obligation estimate. After a careful inspection, it was decided that PowerBrace® beams would the be the best option.

    Foreman Osia Williams led the installation of this project with help from a team. Together, the team attached these beams to the floor and rim joists of the basement. After securing the beams, further wall movement is not possible. Over time, the beam positioning can be adjusted in order to slowly restore the wall back to its original position.

    This homeowner can now relax in their stable, safe home. 

  • Water Intrusion in Duluth, MN Basement is Diminished with New Sump Pump and Waterproofing Solutions
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    Water Intrusion in Duluth, MN Basement is Diminished with New Sump Pump and Waterproofing Solutions
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    Water Intrusion in Duluth, MN Basement is Diminished with New Sump Pump and Waterproofing Solutions

    This home in Duluth, MN was experiencing water intrusion and damage issues. The owner wanted to fix these issues permanently, so they reached out to DBS for a professional solution.

    Design Specialist Zach Guilliams visited the home and conducted a free, no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a careful inspection, a quote was provided for our WaterGuard® drain system and our TripleSafe™ sump pump.

    Foreman Dustin Behning led the installation of this project with help from a team. Working together, the team created trenches around the perimeter of the home and installed the drain lines. These drains collect water from the walls and floor joists in order to transport it to the newly installed sump pump. The sump pump then expels the water from the home. 

    This dry, healthy basement will no longer have to be a concern for this homeowner. 

  • CarbonArmor® Secures Leaning Walls in Duluth, MN Home
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    CarbonArmor® Secures Leaning Walls in Duluth, MN Home
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    CarbonArmor® Secures Leaning Walls in Duluth, MN Home

    This homeowner in Duluth, MN was concerned about the slight bowing and movement of the basement walls. Wanting a professional and permanent solution, they reached out to DBS for help.

    Design Specialist Zach Guilliams assisted this homeowner in a free, no-obligation estimate to find the best solution for the home's needs. After a careful inspection, our CarbonArmor® Wall Defense Straps were recommended.

    Foreman Osia Williams led the installation of this project with help from a team. These wall straps stop any further inward movement from taking place. They are able to do so because they are made out of woven material that is ten times stronger than steel. 

    This homeowner can now relax knowing their home is supported and secure.

  • Wall Support Solution Installed in Duluth, MN Basement
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    Wall Support Solution Installed in Duluth, MN Basement
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    Wall Support Solution Installed in Duluth, MN Basement

    This homeowner in Duluth, MN was intimated by the cracks in their block foundation wall. They wanted to address the situation with a permanent and professional solution.

    Design Specialist Zach Guilliams assisted the homeowner in a free, no-obligation estimate. After a careful inspection, it was decided that CarbonArmor® Wall Defense Straps were the best option.

    A DBS Foreman led the installation of this project with help from a team. These straps are ten times stronger than steel. Once they are applied to the wall, they stop any further movement and hold the wall in place. 

    This home is now safe and sounds thanks to DBS Solutions. 

  • Piering System Installed in Duluth, MN Addresses Settlement Issues
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    Piering System Installed in Duluth, MN Addresses Settlement Issues
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    Piering System Installed in Duluth, MN Addresses Settlement Issues

    This home in Duluth, MN was suffering from foundation settlement. The homeowner needed a solution that could support and lift the structure. 

    Design Specialist Zach Guilliams assisted the homeowner in a free, no-obligation estimate. After a thorough inspection, Zach recommended our Piering Solution.

    Foreman Fred Bozvay led the installation of this project with help from a team. The piers are driven into the ground until they reach native soil. This soil is more solid and stable, which allows the pressure to travel upwards and lift the structure.

    Once the excavation is covered with new concrete, this project will be complete. 

  • Home Renovation Project Halted by Improper Stability in Cloquet, MN is Fixed with  SmartJack® System
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    Home Renovation Project Halted by Improper Stability in Cloquet, MN is Fixed with  SmartJack® System
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    Home Renovation Project Halted by Improper Stability in Cloquet, MN is Fixed with SmartJack® System

    In hopes of a fun retirement project, this homeowner decided to redo their basement in Cloquet, MN. However, before they were able to get started, they knew they had to get work done in their crawlspace since the previous contractor cut corners. Needing a permanent solution, they reached out to DBS for help. 

    Design Specialist Zach Guilliams assisted the homeowner in a free no-obligation estimate in order to find the best possible solution for this home. After a close inspection, Zach recommended that the homeowner have a SmartJack® Support System installed. 

    Foreman Osia Williams led a team in the installation of this project. Together, the team installed a total of 5 SmartJack® Systems in order to evenly distribute the weight of the structure. These steel jacks are able to be adjusted in order to level the house and stabilize the whole structure. This adjustable system will work for years to come due to the fact that our SmartJack® Systems are rust-resistant. 

    This homeowner can now continue their retirement project knowing that no corners were cut and their home has a lasting solution. 

  • SmartJack® System Installed in Crawl Space of Cloquet, MN Home
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    SmartJack® System Installed in Crawl Space of Cloquet, MN Home
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    SmartJack® System Installed in Crawl Space of Cloquet, MN Home

    The owner of this home in Cloquet, MN reached out to DBS for help with their crawl space that was built by contractors who cut corners in order to do a quick job.

    Design Specialist Zach Guilliams went to the home to conduct a free no-obligation estimate for the homeowner. After a thorough inspection, Zach recommended our SmartJack® System.

    Foreman Osia Williams led the installation of this project with assistance from a crew. Together they installed 5 SmartJack® supports in the crawl space of the home in order to provide proper stabilization to the flooring above.

    Now that the home has been permanently stabilized, the homeowner can relax with peace of mind.

  • 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. 

  • Newly Purchased Cabin with Sagging Floors is Fixed with SmartJack® Systems in Aitkin, MN
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    Newly Purchased Cabin with Sagging Floors is Fixed with SmartJack® Systems in Aitkin, MN
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    Newly Purchased Cabin with Sagging Floors is Fixed with SmartJack® Systems in Aitkin, MN

    The owner of this newly purchased cabin in Aitkin, MN wanted to stabilize the structure before moving on with interior renovations. They contacted DBS for help with this stabilization and lifting project. 

    Design Specialist Zach Guilliams assisted this homeowner in a free, no-obligation estimate. After a careful inspection, Zach provided a quote for our SmartJack® Support System. 

    Foreman Osia Williams led a team in the installation of this project. Together, the team installed these jack systems to evenly distribute the weight of the structure. Once the structure is stabilized, the jacks are lifted in order to raise the cabin and create a level floor once again. This minimizes sagging and will be the last solution for this owner. 

    With this new solution, this homeowner can continue with other renovations and create the perfect cabin for their family. 

  • Ashland, WI Porch Roof Stabilized with Help from DBS
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    Ashland, WI Porch Roof Stabilized with Help from DBS
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    Ashland, WI Porch Roof Stabilized with Help from DBS

    Homeowner in Ashland, WI noticed the roof above their porch starting to slope and the support beam was no longer straight. Concerned about their porch roof, they contacted DBS to find a permanent solution.

    DBS Design Specialist, Zach Guilliams, visited the home and provided a free, no obligation estimate for a permanent solution. Zach suggested removing the current support beam and installing a SmartJack® in place to ensure permanent stabilization of the roof.

    Our Foreman, Trevor Ingle, and crew then removed the old beam and a 2"x2" section of concrete, installed the new SmartJack® beam in place of the old beam, and filled and leveled new concrete around the beam.

    The homeowner can now enjoy their porch with peace of mind knowing the roof is permanently stabilized. 

  • Foundation Wall Supported in Ashland, WI with Help from DBS
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    Foundation Wall Supported in Ashland, WI with Help from DBS
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    Foundation Wall Supported in Ashland, WI with Help from DBS

    A homeowner in Ashland, WI was noticing cracking in the walls of their home and wanted to resolve the issue. Not wanting any more band-aid fixes, they reached out to DBS for a permanent solution.

    DBS Design Specialist, Zach Guilliams, visited the home and provided the homeowner with a free, no-obligation estimate. Zach then suggested the installation of our PowerBrace™ system along the walls of the basement, to permanently stabilize the foundation of the home.

    DBS foreman, Tyler Nacey, and crew then installed the PowerBraces™ along the walls and permanently stabilized the cracking foundation walls. The homeowner can now have a piece of mind knowing their home is permanently stabilized.

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