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Basement Waterproofing
EverLast Basement Wall Panels
ThermalDry Basement Floor Tiles & Elite Plank Flooring
MillCreek Flooring
Basement Drop Ceiling Tiles
EverLast Finished Wall Restoration
French Drain Systems
Basement Sump Pump Systems
Water Heater Flood Protection
Replacement Windows
Window Wells
Basement Egress Windows
IceGuard® discharge line system
FlexiSpan® Basement Wall Crack Repair
RainChute® Downspout Extensions

Basement Finishing
EverLast™ Basement Wall Panels
ThermalDry® Basement Floor Tiles
MillCreek Flooring™
Basement Drop Ceiling Tiles
Basement To Beautiful™ Wall Insulation
EverLast™ Finished Wall Restoration
Basement Dehumidifier
Trim & Crown Molding Options

Foundation Repair
Foundation Wall Repair
Geo-Lock™ Foundation Wall Anchor System
The Geo-Lock™ Channel Anchor System
Hide-A-Way® Wall Anchor Covers
PowerBrace™ Foundation Wall Repair System
Street Creep Repair
Crawl Space Structural Repair
SmartJack® Crawl Space Support Posts
Foundation Crack Repair
Geo-Lock™ Street Creep Repair System
Foundation Pier Systems
Foundation Push Pier Systems
Foundation Helical Pier System
Slab Pier System
PolyLevel Concrete Leveling
WallDefense™ Wall Brackets & Straps

Cabin Repair
Cabin Foundation Repair
Helical Piers
Steel I-Beams
Cabin Skirting Creating a Crawl Space
Crawl Space Encapsulation
Crawl Space Insulation

Crawl Space Repair
Crawl Space Encapsulation
Crawl Space Vapor Barrier
Crawl Space Waterproofing
Crawl Space Structural Repair
Crawl Space Winterization
Crawl Space Insulation
TerraBlock™ crawl space insulation
SilverGlo™ Crawl Space Wall Insulation panels
Crawl Space Dehumidifier
Crawl Space Access Wells
Crawl Space Drainage Matting
Crawl Space Vent Covers
Crawl Space Doors & Entryways
Crawl Space Sump Pump

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Crawl Space Encapsulation in Duluth, MN

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Duluth, MN

Before After
Crawl Space Encapsulation in Duluth, MN Crawl Space Encapsulation in Duluth, MN

This Duluth, MN homeowner called DBS to set up a free, no-obligation estimate for her crawl space concerns. Her home had started to show signs that something was going wrong under her home. She noticed that her floors started to sag, as well as excess moisture in her living spaces. Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo visited this home and upon his inspection concluded that the home should have the crawl space encapsulated as well as the use of our patented SmartJacks to stabilize the home's sagging support beams. Foreman, Kevin Steffy and his crew were tasked with the installation of SmartJacks and our CleanSpace crawlspace encapsulation material. They were able to achieve the desired results, and the homeowner was happy with the results. 

Egress Window installed in Duluth, MN basement.

Egress Window installed in Duluth, MN basement.

Before After
Egress Window installed in Duluth, MN basement. Egress Window installed in Duluth, MN basement.

This customer was no stranger to DBS, as we had installed a new support beam and SmartJacks in their basement last year. The homeowner was ready to move on to phase two of their basement upgrade and install an egress window. Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo stopped out to see the homeowner and measured for the installation of an egress window. Forman, Kevin Steffy and his crew installed the window system and left the customer feeling happy as they were one step closer to completing their basement!


Caved in wall in Duluth, MN

Caved in wall in Duluth, MN

Before After
Caved in wall in Duluth, MN Caved in wall in Duluth, MN

This homeowner signed up to fix their bowing wall, but before we could get there the wall caved in, in the middle of the night. This project started after the wall caved in. Two of our guys, Tysen and Royce went to the shop and collected material to support the house and close the basement off. We had sold the project before hand, so we then demo'ed the collapsed wall and started the rebuild. After Tikka Masonry replaced the cement blocks, we installed waterproofing, drain tile, and foam insulation. StableFill was then installed by us as an engineered fix to alleviate future earth pressure caused by the slope. 

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Foundation Repair Contractor Serving Duluth, MN

Foundation damage can be a serious problem for your Duluth home or business, threatening the building's structural integrity, destroying property value, and putting your safety at risk. DBS is your trusted foundation repair company serving Duluth and nearby cities and towns, locally owned and operated since our beginning in 2000. We have access to internationally-backed, industry-leading, warrantied foundation repair and waterproofing products. We also hold an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau for superior customer service and high-quality workmanship. Whether you need foundation wall stabilization for your home or are in need of a major foundation repair project for a commercial property, we can help!

These homeowners in Duluth won't have to deal with water getting into their basement again.

Using wall anchors, foundation slab piers, helical deck piers, I-Beam wall braces, and more, we can fix the following foundation issues:

  • Bowing walls
  • Sagging floors
  • Tilting chimneys
  • Foundation cracks
  • Sticking windows and doors
  • And more!

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Cabin Foundation Repair & More

Cabins are fun to visit in the summer, but your seasonal home could be hiding foundation damage. During the seasons, natural weather fluctuation occurs, causing structural damage that can remain undetected with all the time your cabin stays dormant. 

At DBS, we offer reliable cabin structural repair solutions and crawl space encapsulation!

Our cabin repair services include:

  • Cabin foundation repair
  • Helical piers
  • Skirting creating a crawl space
  • Crawl space encapsulation
  • Crawl space insulation
  • And more!

Call 1-855-259-9625 or contact us online to schedule a free quote on any of our cabin foundation repair or cabin crawl space repair services today!

Proven Crawl Space Repair Solutions

If you're ready to boost your home's comfort and get rid of the stress that comes with a wet crawl space, don't hesitate to contact a crawl space repair expert like DBS! We will perform a thorough on-site inspection and come up with a unique design that's customized for your specific needs and budget.

Our crawl space services include:

If you have a damp or moldy crawl space, installing our CleanSpace crawl space vapor barrier system will permanently seal and protect the area from water, mold, rotting, condensation, and pests. We also offer a complete line of basement waterproofing products, specifically designed to keep your basement clean, dry, and warm for years to come.

Dependable Concrete Lifting & Leveling in Duluth, MN

We also offer PolyLevel concrete leveling, the best method of concrete lifting and sunken concrete restoration. Unlike traditional methods such as mudjacking, PolyLevel concrete leveling is fast, efficient, and causes minimum disruption to your property. Our concrete lifting & leveling services can fix the following issues and more:

  • Cracked driveways
  • Sinking sidewalks
  • Uneven patios
  • Sunken pool decks
  • Highways and commercial issues

Basement Waterproofing Services

Duluth, MN is home to hot, humid summers, and these high humidity levels can result in moisture problems for your basement. As your trusted basement waterproofing contractor serving Duluth and nearby areas, DBS has over 15 years of experience helping homeowners just like you with all of their wet basement needs. Due to our dedication to customer service and our high standards in everything we do, we hold an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We are also an esteemed basement waterproofing contractor in the Basement Systems international network, which means that we have exclusive access to patented and proven basement and crawl space waterproofing products.

Durable Garage Wall Finishing

A heavily used garage can appear rundown and damaged. Even worse, without the proper finishing, it can also become too cold in the winter months.

If you are interested in upgrading your garage, by installing a wall finishing system that is resistant to damage, mold growth, and more, DBS offers durable EverLast Garage Wall Panels made of tough cement board, an inorganic building material that won't degrade over time and will not attract mold.

Optional insulation will add energy efficiency to your finished garage, making it as functional as it is polished.

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Case Studies From Duluth
A homeowner in Duluth, MN reached out to DBS with a challenge that can carry many issues for your home -- basement flooding. Not only can this damage...
A homeowner in Hermantown, MN called reached out to DBS to discuss the basement of their home. The area was constructed with concrete block walls and...
This local Duluth, MN restaurant was experiencing problems with a front walkway that had become unlevel and was cracking/chipping. It was becoming a...
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Foundation Supportworks Solutions received an award at the Team Basement Systems International Convention for ranking among the Top 50 FSI Dealers in Total Sales... [Read more]
Job Stories From Duluth, MN
Park Point Waterproofing in Duluth, MN

The Park Point area in Duluth, MN is a hot spot for basement water issues in the area, and DBS has provided many services there for several years. One particular homeowner reached out to DBS regarding the specially designed Park Point Waterproofing System. In the fall of 2018, a series of storms hit the Duluth area, and heavily effected Park Point and the homes lakeside. DBS set up a strategic system that will benefit the Park Point homes in need of waterproofing. One big component calls for raising the basement flooring a substantial amount by pouring new concrete on top of the existing material. That is exactly what the crew provided for this home, as shown in the photo attached. The crew laid a dimple draignage matting above the original floor for water and mold prevention, then proceeded to pour the fresh concrete on top of these layers. Aside from the new concrete, there are several other products that are recommended for the waterproofing system for Park Point. This can include: TripleSafe™ or SuperSump®, WaterGuard®, and SaniDry®. All are fantastic products, and ideal for any basement waterproofing system.

Park Point Waterproofing in Duluth, MN - Photo 1
Basement Waterproofing and Floor Stabilization Project in Duluth, MN

DBS worked on a home that was having trouble with water damage and unstable floors in their basement. The basement required a new, TripleSafe™ pump system to manage the water and DBS also installed a back-up pump system to ensure the home stays dry. We put a waterproofing system around the perimeter of the basement to keep the water out of the home. We also installed 4 inches of concrete over the existing concrete to create a stable environment without demolition of the house. The concrete slab was stabilized using PolyLevel® and NexusPro™ joint sealant before adding the drainage system to the home. This will ensure the home stays dry and the floors are stabilized to create a safe environment. Below are before and after pictures of the concrete laid in the basement.

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Foundation Walls in Duluth, MN Receive Maximum Support

In Duluth, MN, a homeowner was experiencing weakened structural support along their basement and garage walls. The walls needed proper stabilization in order to maintain form, and to prevent future damage to the home. In need of a solution, the homeowner reached out to DBS, and was able to have a Design Specialist come out and provide a free-no obligation estimate for the foundation service. It was decided that the home would need a considerable amount of CarbonArmor® units installed, along with two PowerBrace™ units, to effectively maintain these walls. These products work in similar ways. Both are installed vertically along a foundation wall, and provided supportive strength to the inside of the wall to ensure stability. The products are tough, powerful, and will get the job done. With the help of DBS, the homeowner can now experience a more comfortable basement and garage area. 

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Duluth, MN basement walls stabilized with twenty PowerBraces

DBS' Appointment Center Representative, Emily Kinchloe, was able to help set up an appointment for a free, no-obligation estimate for this Duluth, MN homeowner. Shortly after, Henrick Makitalo, a system design specialist, made the trip out to evaluate the home. Upon inspection, he found that the foundation walls were bowing and needed to have additional support added to prevent further damage. His proposal included the installation of twenty PowerBraces. These PowerBraces were then installed by Foreman, Casey Healy, and his crew. The customer was so pleased with the quality of work performed by DBS, they want to continue to work on improving their basement. In the next year, the homeowners are looking to finish off their basement. Knowing that the foundation walls are permanently stabilized, they want to finish the basement so they can have more usable space in their home. DBS is on the top of their list for the next project!

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Duluth, MN house sale goes through!

Selling a home can be a stressful time! This Duluth, MN homeowner was feeling the pressure to get his home fixed up to the buyer's expectation. During the home's inspection, the inspector pointed out signs of some foundation failure on one of the basements foundation walls.  The homeowner knew he had to act quickly to ensure the potential buyer wouldn't walk away from their offer. So the decision was made to call the experts at DBS. The homeowner first spoke to Emily Klinchelo, the appointment center representative to schedule a time for an inspection by one of the specialists. Royce Bunn, system design specialist, made the visit to the home and gave the homeowner a quality solution to the foundation problem. Since there was a sensitive time frame for this particular project, DBS was able to get the job scheduled quickly. Foreman, Casey Healy, and his crew were able to complete the assigned work in an efficient amount of time. We are proud to report that the sale of this home went through and the old homeowner was happy to leave the new homeowners with a safer home. The new homeowners were happy that the warranty DBS offers for their products were transferred over to them at the closing of their new home. 


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PolyLevel Creates Level Driveway in Duluth, Minnesota

When this homeowner first met our Specialist Henrik he mentioned to Henrik that he had a problem with several sections of his concrete driveway sinking into the ground. This had caused significant differences between adjoining slabs of concrete. He wanted the problem fixed and knew Henrik would give him an exact estimate on what it would take to fix the issue. After seeing other examples of the PolyLevel system being used for several similar projects that DBS had done the homeowner was ready to become a customer of DBS. Before long, the PolyLevel crew at DBS was at this customer's home making the adjustments necessary to provide a consistent level driveway to the customer. With this project now complete DBS has created another happy customer and made another small improvement to the Duluth community. 

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Bowed walls and floors not level

Kayla A. noticed a bowed wall under her back entryway (which was in 2 ft. of the alley) and it was effecting the floors to be out of level in her home. Feeling worried about it, Kayla called DBS Residential Solution, and set an appointment with our design specialist, free of charge.

 The design specialist from DBS Residential Solution, offered Kayla a solution to stabilize her home for good.  Our professional crew installed Helical Piers and Smart Jacks to lift and stabilize her wall and level out her floors.

 Without a doubt, Kayla feels completely safe and secure that her home will be safe for the lifetime of the home!  DBS Residential Solutions is pleased that we could help Kayla solve her problem once and for all, and with our "WOW" service in Duluth, MN.

Our mission:   DBS Residential Solutions challenges the status quo of contracting and building science.  We believe we can better the lives of everyone we come in contact with by providing permanent solutions and creating lasting relationships with "WOW" service!

Work Requests From Duluth, MN
Vicinity of Wallace Ave in Duluth
We would like to add a basement family room, which possibly could double as a spare bedroom.
Vicinity of Ratika Road in Duluth
I have a versa lok retaining wall that is beginning to lean forward, and am looking for an estimate to anchor the wall before the forward pitch becomes a serious issue. Thanks.
Vicinity of Glenwood Street in Duluth
I had a leaking wall I sprayed it with stop leak when it dried up now the window well is filling with water and leaking into the house through the window
Vicinity of Dakota Ave in Duluth
I have concerns about a foundation wall in my home. I was told when purchasing that it was structurally sound, but the wall has cracked/shifted enough over my four years of ownership that I'd like it looked at again.
Vicinity of Jean Duluth Rd in Duluth
Crack in basement wall. Water
Vicinity of Oak St in Duluth
Waterproof and finish basement
Vicinity of Jay Street in Duluth
Water damage in corner basement bedroom; spider cracks on cement block garage wall
Vicinity of Otsego Street in Duluth
Would like a quote on potentially finishing/half finishing our basement.
Vicinity of W Anoka St in Duluth
Very old house with leaky basement and foundation concerns
Vicinity of in Duluth
Looking for an estimate i have water coming in through the basement wall.
Vicinity of Adirondack St in Duluth
Have some cracking on basement foundation. Want to take care of it before further damage is done
Vicinity of in Duluth
Looking to have an opening cut bigger for an egress window in a basement bedroom. Currently has a 34x22 window installed
Vicinity of North Rd in Duluth
One of the walls in our basement is cracking and bowing inwards
Vicinity of in Duluth
We have water in our basement during medium to heavy rains. Sometimes pouring in from the old coal shoot. We are interested in interior waterproofing or external drainage quotes to take care of the water so we can use our basement.
Vicinity of W Superior St. in Duluth
Leaky basement, some minor flooding. Looks like foundation issues.
Vicinity of in Duluth
Slab by rear door has sunk and is not at proper height by steps
Vicinity of Proco Court in Duluth
I believe that your company and looked at our basement a couple of years ago. So, we may be on file. Anyway, we get some water during heavy rains, in the basement corners. Would like it always dry :) And we would like to have the basement refinished some, walls, flooring, et.
Vicinity of West Branch Road in Duluth
Interested in basement finishing... drywall and a new egress windows.
Vicinity of Oneida St in Duluth
Our basement gets damp/standing water when it rains and in the spring. We also need an updated sump situation.
Vicinity of in Duluth
Sagging & uneven floors in our home.
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