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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 Encapsulated in Grand Marais, MN

Crawl Space Encapsulated in Grand Marais, MN

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In this Grand Marais home, the homeowner was having trouble with their dirty, damp crawl space creating musty odors in their home. If left untreated this problem could have lead to mold and rot in the wooden supports of the building. The homeowner wanted to make sure they had a permanent solution to the problem instead of treating the symptoms, so they had DBS Residential Solutions encapsulate their crawl space with our patented CleanSpace polyethylene vapor barrier with the addition of a sump pump to remove water that entered under the barrier. 

High Radon Levels in Grand Marais, MN

High Radon Levels in Grand Marais, MN

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Up the North Shore in Grand Marais, radon levels are commonly known to be in the danger zone. Due to the fact that radon can have serious effects on one's health, this homeowner wanted to find out the radon level in their own home. Although there is no safe level of radon, 4.0 pCi/L is the recommended level when action must be taken. This homeowner did some research and reached out to DBS, to have them make a trip out to the home for a free test. The results that came back showed the levels ranged from 11 pCi/L to 18 pCi/L, meaning a great danger for the homeowner. Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, only second to smoking, which put the homeowner at a greater risk by having these high levels. The Specialist that came out to test the home, then explained to the homeowner what the best possible route would be to take care of the danger. The first step would be to seal all cracks in the home, but especially those in the basement, because radon comes from the ground. With all the cracks sealed, a fan moisture guard would be installed to filter out any radon gases trying to enter the home. This would then be transferred from the basement to the outside and above the home. After going through a thorough explanation and coming to a comfortable price agreement, a date was set to have a crew come out to complete the installation. Once that was complete, the levels were brought down so the homeowner no longer had to worry about the risk of exposure of radon. With radon no longer posing a threat, the homeowner was spared any additional health effects through the work of DBS.

Radon Mitigation in Grand Marais, MN

Radon Mitigation in Grand Marais, MN

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After learning about the serious and potentially life-threatening dangers of radon, this homeowner in Grand Marais decided to get the home tested. Minnesota, along with other northern states, are areas where radon levels are commonly found to be in the danger zones. As a result, the homeowner was concerned about their own safety and the health of the guests staying in their privately owned lodge and decided to have someone come out to test their radon levels. Following a brief friendly phone call with the DBS office staff, an appointment was made to have a system design specialist make a trip out to the home and lodge to do a thorough inspection for free. At the appointment, the specialist was able to find that the levels were too high and explained what action was necessary in order to lower those levels. Thankfully, DBS offers a full radon mitigation service to rectify the homeowner's dilemma. Following a comfortable price agreement, a date was set to have a crew come out to perform the installation. The customer sealed any cracks in the basement and the system was installed. Now the homeowner no longer has to be concerned about any health threats posed by the radioactive gas.

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 Residential Solutions is one of the BEST of the BEST in Duluth!
DBS was honored with winning 2nd place in the Duluth News Tribune's Best of the Best General Contractor category. We... [Read more]
#14 Dealer for Total Sales
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Foundation Repair and Concrete Leveling in Grand Marais, Minnesota

DBS provides complete foundation solutions for wall and floor cracks, bowing walls, uneven floors, and much more. We have years of proven experience, provide effective, long lasting foundation solutions, and we can restore your home to its original condition. We are the local dealer of the Foundation Supportworks network, an international organization of elite foundation repair contractors.

Foundation Solutions for Every Problem

Repairing foundation damage is crucial to preserving your home's long-term stability and value. Even a small crack in a wall or floor can indicate a serious issue, which is why it's important to have your home evaluated by a foundation repair expert from DBS. Here are some key warning signs of foundation damage:

  • Cracks in foundation walls or floors
  • Bowing and buckling foundation walls
  • Sticking windows and doors in the living area
  • Walls leaning inwards at the top
  • Sinking or unlevel floors and slabs

With our complete line of patented foundation repair products, DBS can give you a quality, long lasting solution to all these problems and more, ensuring your home has a stable, durable foundation.

Cabin Structural Repair Experts

If your seasonal cabin is unlevel or has other structural issues, contact the foundation experts at DBS! We offer reliable cabin foundation and cabin crawl space repair services that assure your seasonal home is level, secure, and comfortable!

Our cabin repair services include:

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

Contact us today to schedule a free quote on your cabin foundation repair or cabin crawl space repair today!

Concrete Lifting and Leveling with PolyLevel in Grand Marais

Technician raising sidewalk with PolyLevel

PolyLevel® is a fast & efficient method to raise sinking concrete. This simple foam injection can stabilize your Grand Marais concrete slab for years to come!

If you have a damaged concrete slab, cracked sidewalk or driveway, or uneven patio, PolyLevel from DBS could be the quick and affordable solution you need. This innovative process lifts and levels sunken and uneven concrete using an incredibly strong foam injection. This process provides a stable foundation for the concrete and a stronger, more durable solution than traditional techniques such as mudjacking.

Basement Waterproofing in Grand Marais

Basements in Minnesota commonly have issues with water, mold and rot. To prevent these problems from occurring in the future, we install a patented interior drainage system. Water and moisture that enters the basement is captured, controlled and safely removed through the basement drain before you ever notice it.

We also fix basement leaks with proven foundation leak repair. With our system in place there is no need to fear basement flooding. For your peace of mind, we also offer a transferable lifetime dry-basement warranty with the installation of our basement waterproofing system.

We Provide: 
  • Basement seepage repair for wet basements
  • Wall crack & basement leak repair
  • Battery backup sump pump systems
  • Sump pump installation

Garage Wall Finishing System

If your garage appears rundown, damaged, and becomes too cold during the winter, then contact the experts who can help: DBS. Our durable EverLast Garage Wall Panels provide unstoppable protection while assuring your space looks polished and finished.

With optional insulation, you can add energy efficiency to your garage wall finishing system!

Case Studies From Grand Marais
This Grand Marais, MN customer was experiencing cracks and bowing in their foundation wall. They understood that this problem would not get better on...
Job Stories From Grand Marais, MN
High Radon Levels in Grand Marais, MN

In their quiet home in Grand Marais, MN, this couple enjoys their space. Since learning about the colorless, odorless gas of Radon, they decided to get their house tested. They reached out to DBS and set up an appointment for a system design specialist to make a trip out to the home to test for this dangerous gas. After receiving the results that their radon levels were in the danger zone, the couple wanted to find the best quality solution. DBS was able to offer a radon mitigation system that would keep their radon levels at zero. This system includes a fan moisture guard, a deluxe noise reducer, and an exterior cover for the fan and switch. With this system, any radon from below the home’s foundation will be channeled to the outside of the home. Following a comfortable price agreement between the specialist and the couple, a date was set to have the production crew come out to perform the installation. Not long afterward, the crew came out and professionally installed the quality system, greatly alleviating the high radon levels. This couple in Grand Marais, MN no longer has to worry about the dangerous impacts of radon gas.

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Work Requests From Grand Marais, MN
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I have an historic Lundie house nearby Grand Marais, built in 1957. It has a damp basement issue, as well as radon, etc. Would it be possible to get a proposal and estimate of work? Thanks.

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