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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

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Basement Ceiling Tiles
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Waterproof Basement Floor Tiles
Waterproof Basement Floor Matting
Basement Carpet Installation
ThermalDry® Elite Plank Flooring
Finished Basement Wall Panel Installation
Basement Wall Restoration
Crown Molding
Wrap Column Sleeves
Replacement Doors
Basement Finishing Staircases
Replacement Windows
Basement Window Wells
Basement Dehumidifier

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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 Insulation and Vapor Barrier Install in Ely, MN

Crawl Space Insulation and Vapor Barrier Install in Ely, MN

Before After
Crawl Space Insulation and Vapor Barrier Install in Ely, MN Crawl Space Insulation and Vapor Barrier Install in Ely, MN

This homeowner called us because he had cold floors and was looking to insulate his crawlspace in Ely, MN. The homeowner had nothing separating his typical insulation from the cold ground air. We came in and repaired the crawlspace, separating the ground from the air inside the crawlspace and made the area healthy, dryer and more comfortable. This in turn has improved the comfort quality in the whole house.   

Waterproofing an Ely, MN Basement

Waterproofing an Ely, MN Basement

Before After
Waterproofing an Ely, MN Basement Waterproofing an Ely, MN Basement

This basement in Ely Minnesota had become quite leaky and in need of a permanent solution. The cracks that had formed in the wall were allowing water to enter the basement and the homeowner knew it would not be adequate to paint on a waterproofing solution or just add gutters to their home. The installation crew at DBS applied a waterproof polyurethane matting called CleanSpace to the wall which was connected to a newly installed drain tile in the basement. This system allowed water passing through the wall to be collected into the drain tile and fed into a sump pump rather than allowing the leaks to collect as puddles of water in the basement. Not only does our CleanSpace matting help waterproof the basement, but this shiny white matting helps give a much more clean look to the basement walls which were previously dark and dirty. 

Amazing Piering Job on Ice in Ely, MN

Amazing Piering Job on Ice in Ely, MN

Before After
Amazing Piering Job on Ice in Ely, MN Amazing Piering Job on Ice in Ely, MN

This is certainly not a job you find everyday. A boathouse in Ely, MN experienced foundation structure damage during a series of storms, and the owner was worried about the condition it was in. They were able to reach DBS to help find a solution to this issue. After careful inspection and thought, it was determined that the boathouse would need a significant amount of piering done in order to stabilize it. The only problem was that a majority of the foundation needing work was sitting within the lake. Needing a solid surface to perrform the job on, our crew would wait until the cold season when the lake would freeze over. Once the ice was thick enough, the crew brought a mini excavator along it to help with the installation process. The can-do attitude of the crew resulted in a job well done, and the boathouse is now more stabilized than ever before!

Company Awards
Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards - 2015 Emerging Entrepreneur Award
The owner of DBS Residential Solutions, Bonnie Sundberg was awarded the 2015 Emerging Entrepreneur Award. This award from the Labovitz... [Read more]
DBS Gets 5th in Sales 2020-2021 for Total Basement Finishing
DBS is pleased to have received recognition from Contractor Nation for 5th in overall sales for Basement Finishing. We are... [Read more]
Star Tribune's Top Workplace 2021
In the small businesses category, DBS earned 41st out of 75 companies nominated for the Star Tribune’s Top Workplaces in... [Read more]
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Ely, MN Foundation & Basement Waterproofing

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Foundation Repair in Ely

We are the trusted contractor for residential and commercial foundation repair. From bowing walls to sagging floors to cracked walls we provide the needed repairs installing the right system which may include geo lock wall anchors and push piers.

Basement & Crawl Space Waterproofing

We make sure you never have to fear from floods, groundwater seepage, or heavy rain again by properly installing our life-time warranted basement waterproofing system. We install a nearly invisible drainage system and sump pump that includes backup and battery-powered pumps. We also waterproof and encapsulate crawl spaces preventing mold and rot that can result from moisture problems.

Case Studies From Ely
One of the more unique projects DBS has worked on in recent years was conducted back in the winter of 2017. An individual in Ely, MN had experienced...
Job Stories From Ely, MN
Uncomfortable Ely, MN Home Properly Sealed with Dr. Energy SaverĀ®

These homeowners in Ely, MN reached out to DBS concerned over issues with their home's overall energy. The homeowner said they could feel a draft in certain areas in the main level of their home. They knew that warm air was escaping through the attic because it was typical for ice dams to form during winter months. Wanting to put an end to uncomfortable conditions in their home, they reached out to DBS for a solution. 

Henry Jungbauer, our Dr. Energy Saver® Design Specialist went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the insulation project. During the inspection, Henry provided estimates for both the home's attic and crawl space. He recommended rim joist insulation in the crawl space to seal it entirely from cold air. Our production then turned their attention to the attic and began by removing the existing batting insulation in the attic. From there, they air sealed the space with spray foam, used blow-in cellulose insulation, and dense packed new batting around the attic perimeter to aid in a thorough insulation system. 

The homeowners were happy with the work and now have a much more comfortable space to call home!

Uncomfortable Ely, MN Home Properly Sealed with Dr. Energy SaverĀ® - Photo 1
Work Requests From Ely, MN
Project Location: Ely, MN
Need to re-insulate two possibly three walls in the kitchen and bedroom.
Project Location: Ely, MN
Oil is very expensive and our house has a lot of space to heat along with a second smaller building to heat and we would like to be more efficient with our heat sources and ideally more eco friendly as well.
Project Location: Ely, MN
Our house needs to be leveled....
Project Location: Ely, MN
Uneven and cracked garage floor and foundation
Project Location: Ely, MN
Can you lift a concrete slab that is located lakeside that has a dock attached to it? I'm wondering if it's possible as the slab is right at the waters edge. The ice pulled out underlying rocks which sank the front edge of the slab. It's still well above water. Maybe a coffer damn of some sort has to be built waterside to keep the lifting material under the slab? At this point I'm just wondering if it's even possible. Thanks for any guidance you can provide!
Project Location: Ely, MN
I'm looking to buy this cabin, but I'm told there was movement in the posts from the winter. I understand it's settled back down now, but I'm concerned if repairs should be made temporarily and longer term as well as rough costs. Please let me know if this is something you may undertake and have availiability in May.
Project Location: Ely, MN
I'm working on a full remodel of residential home in ELy. I am hoping to build out and finish one end of basement. house is 24x48 feet. Hundred year year old block wall foundation with lots of cracked, loose, and stair stepping of block. water infiltration stains are common throughout.
Project Location: Ely, MN
I am looking to get a estimate on the cost to have my existing finished exterior walls of my house insulated. House is a older brick home that I do believe there is a air gap with no insulation inside between the brick and the sheet rock.
Project Location: Ely, MN
Have noticed high humidity and mold in the crawl space, primarily starting this last Fall 2020. Would like an estimate to get rid of the mold and seal the crawl space. Will be available at the residence the week of December 28th. Please call me to discuss availability for a free estimate, or I can send video. Thanks!
Project Location: Ely, MN
We need increased attic insulation and want the blown in type. We want your free energy audit as well!
Project Location: Hudson, MN
Step cracking on foundation block wall on one corner of building. Property can only be accessed by boat.
Project Location: Ely, MN
Leaky basement; mostly seasonal(spring!)
Project Location: Ely, MN
Leaky basement!
Project Location: Ely, MN
10ft section of entry walkway needs to 2b raised about 3-4 inches
Project Location: Ely, MN
Purchasing home October 2nd. Recently failed city sewer inspection. Would like house leveled at same time sump pump is placed. Need estimate
Project Location: Ely, MN
Need foundation raised and leveled on 24' x 30' cabin
Project Location: Ely, MN
Garage floor in one corner sinking after city did alley work next to it. Also so slight shifting kitty corner to main slump. Probably has shifted 4 inches in the last. 2-3 months

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