Technical Papers

Technical Papers

The Stages of Foundation Wall Failure - When to Repair Your Foundation Wall
Have you noticed cracks forming in your foundation wall? Or your foundation wall bowing inward? These issues are no small matter. Foundation cracks and bowing walls are a telltale sign that your home's foundation wall is starting to fail and it needs to be addressed as soon as possible. DBS has foundation wall repair solutions that will solve your foundation wall issues and provide you with a healthy, safe, and comfortable home.
Tuesday, July 19th, 2022
The Stack Effect - When Air Circulation Negatively Affects Your Home
Effectively heating and cooling your home is more than just adjusting the thermostat. The size of your home, the difference between the indoor and outside temperature, and your home's insulation play a larger role. All of these factors contribute to a home energy term called the "Stack Effect."
Wednesday, September 29th, 2021
Rim Joist Insulation Fixes Cold and Drafty Floors
Older homes and new construction need rim joist insulation. The fiberglass batting and foam board we usually see in our walls, attics, basements, are not sufficient. DBS installs spray foam and rigid foam insulation to rim joists - preventing air leakage and protecting the overall energy efficiency of a home.
Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
Drought Conditions and Your Foundation
What do drought conditions mean for homes and cabins in Minnesota and Wisconsin? Long periods of drought affect the soil conditions around your foundation.
Friday, October 9th, 2020
Relative Humidity in Your Home
"Uff, da! "High temperatures and rain have left us with humid conditions in our service area of Minnesota and Wisconsin. To keep your home's relative humidity at a comfortable level, DBS has a host of products to help your home's overall health.
Thursday, July 9th, 2020
Why Our EverLast™ Wall Paneling System Rises Above Drywall
If you are looking to finish your basement, heed this piece of advice - skip the drywall. The conditions in your basement are unlike the rest of your home. Water often winds up in our basements, due to seasonal leaking, and occasional plumbing issues, and in these scenarios, drywall doesn't stand a chance! That's why DBS installs award-winning EverLast™ Wall Paneling System in customer homes. Made from inorganic materials, these panels are water resistant, weight-bearing, insulating... not to mention they look good, too!
Thursday, May 14th, 2020
Helical Piers Permanently Support Sinking and Settling Structures
Spring is officially here in the Northland! As homeowners bring out their deck furniture for patio season, they may also notice that their deck slants and slopes more than last season. DBS offers a permanent solution to this settlement issue with Helical Pier technology.
Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
SaniDry™ Sedona: Prevent Mold and Odors
The SaniDry™ Sedona is a powerful compact dehumidifier that eliminates unwanted basement or crawlspace moisture. High relative humidity creates an environment for mold and dust mites to flourish while decreasing the energy efficiency of your home's heating system.
Friday, April 3rd, 2020
Sump Pump Discharge Line Regulations for Duluth, MN and Surrounding Areas
As the spring season approaches, more and more homeowners will be experiencing new or recurring issues with keeping their basements dry. Whether it is the melting snow or heavy rainfalls, water can find it's way into any home that lacks the proper protection. At DBS, we specialize in providing homeowners with a basement waterproofing system that has proven results. Products for this include the patented drain tile WaterGuard®, TripleSafe™ sump pumps, CleanSpace® wall coverings, and much more.
Monday, March 2nd, 2020
WaterGuard®: The Ideal Interior Waterproofing System
Invented in 1994, over 1.5 million feet of WaterGuard® has been installed across six countries. This top of the line interior waterproofing system works with all types of foundations and has many benefits.
Thursday, March 29th, 2018
What does your basement flooring look like?
Having a finished basement can be a great addition to your home. A person must consider all the products used in a basement finishing project, as this type of finishing is different compared to other places in your home. At DBS, one aspect of basement finishing that we carefully take into consideration is the flooring we install. We believe that our quality flooring is worth every penny and has has been tested to create lasting results.
Friday, February 16th, 2018
Cellulose: A Greater Way to Insulate
A perfected insulation
Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
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Total Technical Papers: 12

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