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Earth Anchors Installed in Makinen, MN

Earth Anchors Installed in Makinen, MN

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Earth Anchors Installed in Makinen, MN Earth Anchors Installed in Makinen, MN

A homeowner needed better wall stabilzation for the foundation of their home. DBS went in and installed the GeoLock® Wall Anchor System to help support the wall and hopefully straighten it back out. The photos show the yard and foundation wall before and after the anchors were embedded within the soil.

Foundation Wall Stabilization Using GeoLock® System in Makinen, MN

Foundation Wall Stabilization Using GeoLock® System in Makinen, MN

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Foundation Wall Stabilization Using GeoLock® System in Makinen, MN Foundation Wall Stabilization Using GeoLock® System in Makinen, MN

These homeowners reached out to DBS for help stabilizing their bowing foundation walls. 

Design Specialist, Royce Bunn went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. Increased soil pressure over time has caused these walls to bow. GeoLock® wall anchors are embedded in stable soil away from your foundation wall and are then connected to steel anchors with long galvanized rods. These are tightened to stabilize shifting walls and can be adjusted over time in an attempt to bring the walls back to level. Foreman Zach Royer and his production crew worked hard to install the GeoLock® system. 

This home is now healthy, safe, and stable all year round! 



Cabin Made Energy Efficient By Dr. Energy Saver® In Makinen, Minnesota

Cabin Made Energy Efficient By Dr. Energy Saver® In Makinen, Minnesota

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Cabin Made Energy Efficient By Dr. Energy Saver® In Makinen, Minnesota Cabin Made Energy Efficient By Dr. Energy Saver® In Makinen, Minnesota

These homeowners in Makinen, MN reached out to DBS for help with making their cabin more energy efficient. Rising heating and cooling costs were an issue in this cabin and the homeowners wanted a permanent solution for the problem. 

A Dr. Energy Saver® Design Specialist went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. After inspecting the property and conducting an energy audit it was determined that closed cell spray foam would offer the best solution for the temperature regulation problem. This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Orrin Sundberg and his production crew.

This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

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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
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Concrete Repair, Basement Finishing, Foundation Repair, & Home Energy Insulation Company in Makinen

DBS not only adheres to the highest industry standards, but we also strive to be a local contractor that homeowners trust. We use proven, state-of-the-art products and technology designed to provide a home environment that is more comfortable to live in, energy-efficient, and structurally sound.

Services we offer in Makinen

  • Basement Finishing
  • Concrete repair, concrete lifting, & concrete leveling
  • Foundation repair
  • Home energy audits
  • Insulation
  • Financing Available
  • Free written estimates and inspections and fast installation

Basement finishing company in Makinen

At DBS we can transform your basement into usable space. Whether you want another living room, a home theater, or something else entirely, our team can help make your vision a reality. Many building materials like drywall and plywood don't work well in the basement. In the damp environment of the basement these building materials are often vulnerable to mold and other issues. That's why we use specialized building materials that are inorganic, waterproof, and perfectly suited for the basement environment.

Your trusted concrete repair specialists

Say goodbye to sinking, cracked concrete with DBS’s all-in-one concrete lifting and leveling solutions! We use PolyLevel®, an expanding polyurethane foam, to quickly raise and stabilize uneven concrete. This reliable, cost-effective solution not only restores concrete to its original state but does so with minimal disruption to your property. Ready to make sunken, uneven concrete at your home or business a thing of the past? Contact our team today to schedule a free estimate in Makinen, MN and nearby.

Local foundation repair expert serving Makinen & nearby

Is your foundation exhibiting any of the following warning signs?

  • 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

It’s time to take action! Foundation problems like those listed above can be detrimental to the structural integrity of your home. The good news? DBS can help restore your foundation to its original glory using our expansive line of high-quality, patented foundation repair products. Each product is designed to stand the test of time, giving your home a stable and durable foundation that can handle whatever mother nature throws its way.

Home insulation in Makinen

Most homes don't have enough insulation. DBS can inspect your insulation levels and add insulation where it's needed. From attics to crawl spaces, we provide complete home insulation solutions in Makinen to help with problems such as uncomfortable rooms and high heating and cooling costs.

Insulation Services offered:

  • Spray Foam Insulation
  • Blown-in Cellulose
  • Blown-in Fiberglass
  • Rigid Foam
  • Radiant Barriers
  • Sealing Air Leaks
  • Air Duct Sealing
  • Attic Insulation
  • Basement Insulation
  • Crawl Space Insulation
  • Garage Insulation
  • Wall Insulation
  • Floor Insulation
  • Air Duct Insulation

Comprehensive home energy audit

Do you have rooms in your home that are too hot or too cold? Are your heating and cooling costs higher than they should be? Our complete home energy audit offered in Makinen can identify problem areas in your home, whether they're in the attic, basement, around windows and doors, or in your ductwork. Based on the findings, we'll recommend the right upgrades to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home.

Our home energy audits include:

  • Air Leak Inspection
  • Thermal Scanning
  • Detailed Explanation
  • Blower Door (Infiltrometer) Test
  • Insulation Level Check
  • Appliance & Lighting Checks
Case Studies From Makinen
This client called DBS with the problem of their basement was moving inward and leaking. This is an area that Dr. Energy Saver Solutions works...
Job Stories From Makinen, MN
Home Stabilization Project in Makinen, MN

A cabin in Makinen, MN needed maintenance to make sure the home was stable. DBS sent a design specialist to see what work was needed to create a safe environment in the home. DBS concluded that we needed to remove the existing structure of the home and install our own pier system into the foundation, the goal being to restore the sinking floors, and home back to its original placement. Our installation works to make sure all our clients live in safe, stable homes and cabins, DBS installed helical pier stabilization system and lifted the foundation for our clients. We’ve included a pre-production photo of the cabin that needed to be repaired. In the photos, you can see the way that the flooring is sagging beneath the foundation.


Home Stabilization Project in Makinen, MN - Photo 1
Foundation Support Job in Makinen, MN

A home in Makinen, MN had an issue with the foundation. The basement wall had started to cave in and this would cause water to leak slowly in from the outside. This can be a major problem that has lasting effects from both the bowing wall and leaking water damage. A proper solution was much needed for the homeowner. They were able to reach DBS and have a Design Specialist come out to provide a free, no-obligation for the service. It was concluded that the foundation wall would need the installation of the GeoLock® Wall Anchor System. This service is comprised of galvanized steel earth anchors that are embedded into undisturbed soil on the outside of a foundation wall. The anchor is then attached to one end of a steel rod which connects with another anchor installed on the interior portion of the wall. Once the ground is backfilled, it creates a force that helps pull the wall and stabilizes it from any futher bowing movements. The GeoLock® Wall Anchor System is a certified solution to foundation problems, and can prevent future issues you may find with damaged walls.

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