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A homeowner Minneapolis, MN reached out to DBS looking to give their basement a total makeover. The area was unfinished and the owner had a Design Specialist come out to look and provide them with a free, no-obligation estimate for the Total Basement Finishing™ service. It was concluded that the basement would be finished with new floor tiles and mold-resistant wall panels, as well as a change in ceiling tone. The end results were beautiful, and the homeowner can now enjoy a more healthy and comfortable basement living area.
This South Minneapolis home had been in the family for a couple generations. Wanting to restore the cracking and shifting foundation, the owner contacted DBS.
DBS Sales Manager Royce Bunn visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate for the foundation project. Royce thoroughly measured the foundation settlement and discovered that one side of the house in particular was sinking, cause the rest of the foundation to crack and shift as well.
Zach Jorenby and his crew excavated the exterior of the home in order to perform a lift procedure. Our team installed 20 push piers total at the base of the home on the exterior of the home. These galvanized steel piers were then hydraulicaly driven into the ground to weight-bearing soils. The weight of the home was then transferred to the competent soil.
On the home's interior, our production crew used PowerBrace™ steel I-beams to support the buckling wall on the inside.
The homeowners were happy with the work done and can now depend on a safe and comfortable home for years to come.
This family in South Minneapolis needed a solution to the flooring in their basement. They were looking for a durable, water and scratch resistant surface that would work for dance rehearsal for one of their children. After working with DBS to address some of the foundation issues a year prior, they called DBS to inquire about our basement finishing service.
DBS Design Specialist Jason Swanson is an expert in basement finishing and helps homeowners with a smart, custom-design for their basement space. He visited the home and provided a free inspection and estimate for the work. The homeowners wanted the carpet gone and wood floor over the entire space.
Lead Carpenter Paul Villella and a team of our basement finishing crew began the project by removing the basement carpeting. Beneath the carpeting were some asbestos tiles. Safe removal of asbestos is a complicated process because disturbing the material is hazardous to workers and homeowners health. The other option is to leave the tiles undisturbed and safely cover them. The homeowners decided to go with this route and chose our MillCreek Flooring™. It is available in several natural colors, including the Natural Oak installed here.
The homeowners were more than happy with the installation job and complimented our team on their worksmanship and communication!
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DBS is your trusted contractor for residential and commercial foundation repair in Hennepin County. From bowing walls to sagging floors to cracked walls we provide the needed repairs installing the right system which may include wall anchors, push piers, and other structural repair solutions.
We help make basements and crawl spaces in Hennepin County, MN dry all the time by protecting against flooding and groundwater seepage with a properly-installed Basement Systems waterproofing system. We install a nearly-invisible interior drainage system and sump pump with the option to install a battery-powered backup pump. We also waterproof and encapsulate crawl spaces preventing mold and rot that can result from moisture problems.
We make homes in Hennepin County more comfortable with our whole-house insulation solutions. From attics to crawl spaces, we'll upgrade your insulation where needed so you can live comfortably. Upgrading your insulation can also lower your heating and cooling costs. With our home energy audit, we can pinpoint energy problems in your home and identify upgrades that can make your home more efficient.
Contact DBS today to schedule your free on-site evaluation and cost estimate for foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space repair, or home insulation services in Hennepin County, MN.
This Minneapolis, MN homeowner was looking to update and finish an old basement bathroom. They reached out to DBS and spoke with Receptionist, Kristin Kramer, who helped book an appointment with System Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo. Henrik was able to give these homeowners a specific estimate to complete the basement bathroom and finish the basement ceiling. The homeowners were excited to get started on this project with DBS. Foreman Drew Sundberg and his crew set out to install the updated bathroom features and basement ceiling. For this project, DBS used the high-quality finishing products EverLast wall panels and Millcreek flooring. These products are perfect for basements, especially the Millcreek flooring, as it is mold and mildew resistant.
This home in Saint Louis Park was experiencing some water issues and the homeowner wanted them taken care of. She called DBS and System Design Specialist, Rich Johnsen made a trip out to the home for a FREE, no-obligation estimate.
He inspected the foundation and explained to the homeowner the best possible solution. He explained that installing a waterproofing system would solve her problems. Along with the water problems, came cracks in the foundation wall from the pressure build-up. Letting the water problems go would only let the problem get worse with time. With this installation in place, the homeowner would no longer have to worry about the foundation problems.
A couple called DBS with a basement that was finished in the 70’s, the homeowners were no longer satisfied with the wood burning fireplace and wood panelling. The couple was also having trouble with the sliding door beginning to rot away. DBS constructed a plan to finish the basement into a beautiful, modern style that would match the style of the rest of the home. We also noticed that the couple would benefit from our concrete repair service in their garage. Because the couple also signed up for our PolyLevel concrete lifting service, their garage is now a safe, even environment for their family, and DBS is currently working on their basement for an overall enjoyable space to spend time together!
A couple in Minnetonka, MN called DBS looking for work on their crawl space and looking for a waterproofing and humidity solution in their house. They said that they had started to notice signs of mold in their house and they had never been in their crawl space prior to DBS coming to the house. The couple was looking to move in the near future and they were worried about the value of their house with these problems. Home Comfort Specialist, Steve Stern went to look at the house. Upon arrival, he immediately suggested our SaniDry Sedona to help with the household water and humidify problem. The SaniDry Sedona is very popular with DBS, it is known as a the ultimate dehumidifier. The SaniDry Sedona can create dry air results within a day of installation. Regarding work in the crawl space, we used our CleanSpace Liner with Drainage Matting for any water problems in there, the liner works to provide moisture control. After using our products and systems, the crawl space was made waterproof and less humid within days. Our customers followed up giving DBS a 10/10 review, very satisfied with the changes in their home!
DBS looked into a crawl space project that was cold and wet, so the homeowner called for an upgrade. We recommended installation of our SuperSump® system to replace the previous sump pump to manage the water in the house, then we suggested using a drainage mat in the crawl space to make sure any water that gets inside, goes back outside. We wanted to make sure the crawl space was clean so we used a liner in place of the dirt on the floor, then installed some insulation to make sure we could keep the crawl space clean, too. We’ve included a photo of the filter from the house before and after, with the new filter on the right. Below you’ll also see a photo of the dirty sump basin, showing some of the household images in a crawl space that may need DBS to resolve.
DBS received a call from a home in Excelsior, MN looking to upgrade their basement and finish the area. The family wanted to create more space that they could spend time together, by finishing the basement they were creating an environment they could all enjoy and they wanted to create an addition to their home that was updated and nicer than it had been before. DBS works very closely to select the services you want in your home to make the perfect finished basement that you’ve always dreamed of. We have a selection of products and services so your family can utilize the entire area of your home and create a beautiful, new basement area to spend time together. Give DBS a call to learn more about the products and installation services we offer for basement finishing. We can give a free, no obligation estimate on your dream basement!
If you’ve been noticing concrete cracking and becoming unlevel, DBS can help. We use our PolyLevel® service to repair the cracks in your concrete, while also making it even again. We’ve included photos of what concrete looks like prior to our production when it needs repair. Concrete problems often start because of soil movement, mainly the pressure from the hard concrete surface on the soft soil. We make sure to bring concrete back to its original placement to maintain a safe, solid environment around your home.
We received a call from homeowners in St. Louis Park that they had a wall that was cracked and bowing. They were concerned for the support in their home and wanted to stabilize the wall immediately. DBS went to the home to create a proposal for repairing the wall. Our Design Specialist, Rich Johnsen, suggested the best method of repair was to use the PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System to make sure the wall was stabilized and safe for the homeowners. Here’s a photo of our PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System showing how it connects deeply into the ceiling of the home for support and stabilization.
As the snow melts and spring comes, DBS becomes extremely busy working to waterproof our client's homes. All the water can become a problem for many homes, showing homeowners water problems that they didn’t know existed. DBS recently waterproofed a home in Mound, MN. The home required that we install a WaterGuard® system to manage the water, then install a TripleSafe™ pump system for the water in the home. We also installed a WaterWatch® Alarm System to notify when the water is not being managed efficiently. Between the different waterproofing system, the new sump pump with back up pumps, and the alarm for any water problems, the home will be safe from water damage into the future.
A homeowner in Minneapolis, MN was looking to completely revamp their basement into a more comfortable living area. The unfinished setting was in need of several products from DBS in order to transform it. First things first, a Design Specialist visited the customer at their home and assessed the needs of the basement in order to have it finished. The main items would new flooring and carpet, wall panels, and a new finish to the ceiling. One unique feature of the wall panels installed by DBS is that they are fully resistant to mold, moisture, and mildew. The EverLast™ Basement Wall Panels are an ideal component when finishing any basement area. Aside from that, the crew also installed ThermalDry® Basement Floor Tiles. This flooring option is highly engineered for any basement setting, and are a healthy alternative to traditional wood flooring as they will not warp, bow, or delaminate. The overall results of the project can be seen in the photo attached. With the help of DBS, this happy homeowner can now enjoy a more healthy, safe and comfortable living area in their basement!
A Champlin, MN homeowner was prepping to sell their home 1980's home. After around 10 years in the house, the homeowners noticed a bit of odor and moisture in the home's crawl space. This is a common issue among households with this issue and so they reached out to DBS in hopes of a solution. Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo went to inspect the area and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for our waterproofing service. It was determined that the basement would have WaterGuard® installed and connected to the existing sump pump base for maximum efficiency and protection.
The customer was happy with the result and was able to sell the home ensuring the crawl space is clean and dry!
These homeowners in Hopkins, MN reached out to DBS when their concrete sidewalk, stairs, and driveway had become cracked and unlevel. A DBS Design specialist went to the home and diagnosed the problem then created a free, no-obligation plan of action to restore the concrete. DBS Foreman Steve Lafontaine and his production crew went to the home and made the stairs, driveway and sidewalk even and level by using PolyLevel™. These homeowners now enjoy a safe and stable driveway that can be cleared easily in the winter free of trip hazards. If you are having issues with your concrete reach out to DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate!
A homeowner in Maple Grove, MN reached out to DBS with some concerns regarding their cinder block foundation wall. The wall was experiencing some stairstep cracks running through the wall, which is a common sign of foundation settlement. Aside from that, they were experiencing some secondary issues with water leaking through the foundation. In need of some help, they had a Design Specialist from DBS come out and offer them a free, no-obligation inspection of the foundation and an estimate to repair.
It was determined that our crew would install the GeoLock® Wall Anchor System to stabilize the foundation. This is one of the ideal solutions for repairing cracked or bowing walls. It entails two galvanized steel anchor plates (one interior and one exterior) embedded below the soil outside of the foundation wall. the plates are attached by a steel rod, and this creates a force that helps stabilize the wall immediately. Over time, the anchor system can be tightened and work to straighten any bowing walls. In this case here, the homeowner caught the issue before too much structural damage occurred. A photo of the interior portion of the wall can be seen attached here. The results turned out great, and the homeowner can now feel more comfortable with their foundation wall.
To learn more about our GeoLock® Wall Anchor System, click here.
A homeowner in Eden Prairie, MN was noticing that the foundation of their home was starting to settle, more specifically their balcony area. The mudroom in the home had become uneven, and there were gaps forming in some of the windows, which is a telltale sign of foundation failure. In need of some help, they reached out to DBS and had a Design Specialist come out to give them a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate for the repair. After a thorough walkthrough, it was determined that the home would need to have four helical piers installed around the balcony area in order to properly support and stabilize the structure. These piers are designed with galvanized steel and given a special helix form which allows them to penetrate existing soil and firmly plant below the balcony structure. More information on our helical deck piers can be found here. The results of the project turned out great, and the homeowner can feel more comfortable with the support for their home.
This 1975 basement in Wayzata, MN was partially finished. The homeowners wanted an update to the walls and flooring and contacted DBS to learn about our basement finishing options.
DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate for the basement updates. A DBS Foreman and production team installed our EverLast™ Basement Wall Panels, ThermalDry® Basement Floor Matting, and Carpet. These inorganic materials are designed to repel moisture and are perfect for basement environments.
The team also installed a SaniDry™ Sedona dehumidifier to keep basement humidity at bay. The homeowners were happy with the work done and now have an updated space for the family to spend time in.
This 1953 home in Minnetonka, MN had issues with cracking in the basement concrete slab. The homeowner noticed the problem upon purchasing the home, and eventually the basement flooded after heavy rains and spring time thawing. Tired of constantly mopping up the water in the basement, the homeowner contacted DBS for a permanent solution.
DBS Design Specialist James Miller visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate for the waterproofing system. DBS Foreman Zach Jorenby and his production team installed our WaterGuard® System along the perimeter of the basement.
The system directs all moisture to a new DoubleSafe™ premier sump pump. The crew connected this system to a new discharge line, directing water further away from the home's foundation. The home also had CarbonArmor® Wall Defense Straps installed to correct a bit of leaning happening with one of the foundation walls.
The homeowners were happy with the work done and can now continue with plans to finish their basement.