Proudly serving Minnesota and Wisconsin - including Duluth, Minneapolis, Eau Claire and nearby areas
Hours: Mon - Thur: 7:30am - 6pm | Fri: 8am - 5pm | Sat: 9am - 1pm
It is easy to see that this basement has water issues. Concerned for the health of their foundation and home, they contacted DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate for the work.
It is common for foundation block walls to separate and push inward. This creates structural issues and allows for water to leak into the home.
This homeowner wanted a permanent solution to their cracking and leaking foundation wall. After periods of heavy rainfall, water would make its way into the basement, leaving a huge mess.
Our Design Specialist found significant bowing in this basement wall. Our team will install Carbon Armor Wall Defense straps here.
Our team installs aggregate rock around the drain tile to encourage water to enter the drainage system.
CarbonArmor® has been installed on this wall. This product sits flush on the wall and offers support 10-times stronger than steel.
DBS recommends installing WaterGuard® around the entire perimeter of the basement in order to fully protect the basement.
Any water collected by the interior drain tile is delivered to this sump pump.
This pump is a heavy-duty 1/3 horsepower (HP) cast-iron Zoeller pump that can handle up to 2,600 gallons of water per hour.
This is one of four wall plates that we installed in this basement. The wall will not experience further movement and during dry periods, the bolt on the inside can be tightened to straighten the wall back to its original position.
The earth anchors are installed in the ground away from the foundation. They are connected to the wall plates on the interior basement walls with long, galvanized steel rods.
CarbonArmor® prevents any bowing future from occurring on this wall.
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.