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Crawl Space Encapsulation in Duluth, MN

Crawl Space Encapsulation in Duluth, MN

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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.

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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!

 

Park Point Waterproofing System in Duluth, MN

Park Point Waterproofing System in Duluth, MN

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Park Point Waterproofing System in Duluth, MN Park Point Waterproofing System in Duluth, MN

This time of year, when snow starts to melt and grounds become soaked with excess water, basement flooding can be a common problem among households. In Duluth, MN, a homeowner in the Park Point area was experiencing just this. Park Point is a hot spot for basement flooding, being right on the shores of Lake Superior. Fortunately, they reached out to DBS and a crew was able to provide a specially designed waterproofing service for Park Point homes. This included the installation of a sump pump, WaterGuard®, and the placement of dimple drainage matting. To top it off, 4 inches of fresh new concrete was poured along the basement floor to elevate the surface. The overall results turned out great, and the photos from the project can be viewed here.

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Foundation Repair in Saint Louis County, MN

DBS is your trusted contractor for residential and commercial foundation repair in Saint Louis 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.

Basement Waterproofing & Crawl Space Repair

We help make basements and crawl spaces in Saint Louis 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.

Home Insulation & Energy Audits

We make homes in Saint Louis 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 Saint Louis County, MN.

Case Studies From Saint Louis County
Waterproofing
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...
Job Stories From Saint Louis County, MN
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!

Bowing Basement Wall in Eveleth MN

Kris W. was growing worried about the bowing walls in her basement. She was experiencing stair stepping cracks as well as a straight line bow all the way across her basement wall. Some of the cracks were an inch wide. After doing some on-line research she found DBS Residential Solutions. Kris called them up and scheduled an appointment that same day.  

 

After working out a couple of different proposals, Kris found the one that worked best with her plans for her basement and fixing her problem. DBS Residential Solutions installed PowerBraces and joist reinforcements across two of her basement walls.

Kris now has the peace of mind that those walls will no longer be moving in on her and her foundation is stable once again.  DBS Residential Solutions is glad they could help one more person enjoy their home once again!

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Basement Leaks and Cracks in Biwabik

We had received a call from a homeowner in Biwabik, MN who was noticing leaks in their basement and cracks all over the place in their basement. The homeowner knew they had clay around their home and understood they would need a serious solution to the problems they faced rather than a temporary fix. 

We are never happy to hear about homeowners facing problems, but we do like knowing that we can definitely help homeowners get peace of mind and become more comfortable in their home when they're facing problems like this. We sent our experienced Basement Specialist Rich to assess the situation and propose a permanent solution. Rich identified issues with the foundation and where the water was entering the home. Before proposing a solution he also took into consideration what outcome the homeowner was looking for and what constraints the home and property might have on a solution. In the end, it was determined that PowerBraces for foundation support and a new drain tile with CleanSpace wall matting would be most appropriate for the situation. The PowerBraces provide ample support for the wall and many homeowners enjoy the fact that they can be installed without the need for an external dig-up around the outside of the home. Meanwhile the new drain tile with wall matting helps to direct incoming water into a sump pump and away from the home. With our unique system we are able to offer a TripleSafe Sump Pump which works well with our system to drive water away from the home with additional back up pumps in the case of excess incoming water or power outage. 

Our foremen make sure to stay in communication with the homeowner throughout the project to ensure everything is being completed in accordance with their wishes and expectations. In the end, we were able to provide this homeowner with peace of mind in the form of a waterproofed basement with structurally sound walls. 

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Push Piers Used to Raise and Repair Foundation in Angora, MN

When we warn our customers about the dangers of the cracks they see forming in their foundations there are several different problems we are trying to help prevent from happening to them. We have seen blocks or pieces fall apart from the foundation.  Foundations that sink so far into the ground the soil outside the home is visible from the basement, and foundation walls that have collapsed completely because nothing was done after the warning signs were observed. Thankfully, in this situation, the foundation wall had not collapsed completely, but what did happen was similarly concerning. The conditions of the soil underneath one section of this home had caused a large corner of the foundation to sink into the ground which created a gap in the foundation several inches wide. Gaps in the foundation like this can make the home less efficient by allowing unconditioned air into the home and by allowing harmful gasses like Radon to easily enter the home. The homeowner understood they were facing a serious issue and wanted to do their homework before committing to a solution. He researched these types of issues and after dismissing several temporary fixes, like patching the wall, he understood he would need to address the underlying problem, the soil, if he wanted to fix it once and be done worrying about it. He found out about the permanent solutions that DBS Residential Solutions installs in their customer's homes and immediately signed up for a free estimate. After confirming with our Foundation Repair Specialist that the Push Piers would be the optimal solution for this scenario he agreed to have our crew come out to his home to install our solution. With just a little excavation our crew exposed the base of the foundation and drove our piers deep down into the earth beside the foundation. The push piers joined the base of the foundation and were adjusted to provide the necessary support for this home without an issue. This foundation is now permanently supported and DBS has made another family home a bit safer. 

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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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DBS Finds the best solution to a potential safety hazard in Iron, MN

The owner of this Iron, MN home noticed their driveway had begun to sink over time. Knowing that this could cause a potential accident, he decided it was time to find someone to fix it. Upon some research, he learned of the possible solutions DBS had to fix his sinking driveway.  He quickly gave our office a call and set up an appointment to have a system design specialist make a trip out to the home for a free no obligation estimate. During the inspection, the homeowner was able to ask the specialist all the questions he had. Once all concerns were addressed, a date was set to have DBS’ installation team come and solve the problem. A mudjacking technique was used and produced a leveled cement slab. This homeowner could rest easy now knowing that his concrete slab was no longer a safety hazard. In a follow-up call a few years after the project was complete, the homeowner expressed that the solution had stood the test of time and he was very impressed. DBS is proud to provide a solution so our customer no longer has to worry about people tripping or damaging vehicles from the uneven concrete.

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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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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Chisholm, MN concrete slab in need of lifting

This Chisholm, MN customer saw our commercial on TV and called to set up a free estimate with our design specialist. Upon inspection, our specialist recorded that the concrete slab connected to the garage had sunk almost four inches. This was a great example of how our PolyLevel concrete leveling and lifting system could raise the existing slab. The customer was sick and tired of running over the bump on the way to the garage. There was also concern that the sunken slab would be a tripping hazard. 

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Walkways in need of Polyleveling in Aurora, MN

This Aurora, MN business called the experts at DBS to come out and give a free estimate on their sidewalks. The customer was worried that their uneven walkways would cause a client to trip. These types of tripping hazards can be very concerning to a business owner. The Design Specialist from DBS was able to give this business an estimate to lift and level their sidewalks. 

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Mountain Iron, MN Garage Repair & Waterproofing

This customer called with the inquiry to repair the concrete in their garage. The clients had lived in their home for years, looking to fix the ground in their garage that was approximately a foot distance unlevel, possibly from an old radiator or steam heating equipment hidden beneath the surface. By calling DBS, we were able to schedule an appointment and a solution for a safe, level surfaced garage. 

We were able to provide the family with lifting and garage leveling services, while they also later decided to waterproof their home.

The homeowner was very happy with the work DBS had done, and our team is always happy to leave our homeowners in safe, comfortable, living spaces! DBS provides solutions and results to these common household problems.

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Cabin Foundation Leveling in Gilbert, MN

A homeowner in Gilbert, MN reached out to DBS regarding a foundation problem. Their log cabin needed to be leveled out as the foundation was starting to settle. The cabin was built on concrete block, and the slab had to be supported by something more than just the soil. DBS sent out a Design Specialist to inspect the cabin and provide a free, no-obligation estimate for the owner. The solution to the settling log cabin was to install the Supportworks Push Pier system. The solution to the settling log cabin would be to install the Slab Pier System. These are specially designed Galvanized Steel piers that can stabilize and restore concrete slabs. They are driven deep into the earth, and bypass soil that is not fit to support the weight of a slab. This provides the concrete to be supported by strong, competent earth, and also the opportunity to be lifted back to the original position. The Supportworks Slab Pier System is a trustworthy solution to fixing a settling foundation, and can provide a more comfortable environment for your home!

City Concrete Repair in Floodwood, MN

An individual in Floodwood, MN called DBS regarding a large concrete repair project. This was not just one house needing the service, but instead the city of Floodwood needing their sidewalks to be leveled. This is an issue that will always arise with concrete slabs. Over time, old concrete will start to crack and bring in unwanted material (soil, gas, etc.). This material will then cause the slabs to shift out of place and will end up needing to be reapired to ensure safety. In this case, Design Specialist Royce Bunn went out to Floodwood to provide a free, no-obligation estimate for the concrete repair service. Instead of traditional mud jacking, it was proposed that PolyLevel® could get the job done. This is a polymer foam injection that is planted beneath the concrete slab. Once injected, the foam quickly expands below the surface and forces the concrete to rise up and level out. This is a fast and efficient solution to lifting concrete slabs, and will help keep concrete surfaces safer for all individuals. 

SaniDry™ Installation in Britt, MN

A homeowner in Britt, MN reached out to DBS with a concern over their crawl space area. During the humid season, the crawl space would have moisture seeping through it, causing a moldy smell which would spread throughout the home. This can be a big issue, because not only does it smell bad, but mold also carries health concerns. During wet and warm seasons, this problem constantly appears. 

A Design Specialist went out to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the service. It was proposed that the small crawl space area would need the installation of the SaniDry™ Sedona Dehumidifier. This product works wonders, and is the most efficient, high-performance dehumidifier there is. It's small, compact size makes it a good fit for even the smallest of spaces, and is able to move over 300 cubic feet of dry air every minute. These are just a few of the great features of the SaniDry™. With the assistance of DBS and this product, any hot or humid area within a home can become a more dry and comfortable environment!

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.

GeoLock® Installation in Meadowlands, MN

A homeowner in Meadowlands, MN reached out to DBS regarding a common issue amongst older basements. They reported one side of their foundation wall was beginning to bow from the bottom up. It was apparent that the soil on the exterior part of the wall was settling quite a bit, and forcing the wall to cave in. The issue needed to be resolved in order to prevent further damages.

DBS sent out a Design Specialist to inspect the area and provide a free, no-obligation estimate for the services. It was concluded that the foundation wall would need to have GeoLock® installed to help give the wall support and prevent it from moving in any further. The GeoLock® Wall Anchor System is comprised of galvanized steel earth anchors that are embedded into undisturbed soil outside of the wall, then attached to a steel rod that connects with another anchor on the interior portion of the wall. Once the ground is filled back in, the soil creates a pulling force which stabilizes the wall, and can even move it back to its original position. This service can support any damaged foundation wall, and will help prevent further issues in the long run. 

Unique PowerBrace™ Design Installation in Alborn, MN

A homeowner in Alborn, MN was experiencing a common foundation problem found in older basements. The foundation walls had started cracking, and was causing a shift in the wall, which can be troublesome for the home. In need of a solution, the homeowner reached out to DBS to try and find a fix to their foundation problem. DBS sent out a Design Specialist to inspect the area and provide a free, no-obligation estimate for the wall project. It was concluded that the area would need to have the PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System installed to ensure proper wall support. However, there was a unique catch to this project. One area of the wall was cracking below the staircase, and stood only about 4 feet high. This meant that the crew would have to cut the PowerBrace™ in half, and create an "H" design with a separate brace in order to fit in the area. A photo of how exactly the design looked will be attached. Though it took some extra time, the crew was able to follow through with the installation, and the results turned out great. With the help of DBS, this homeowner can now enjoy a more safe and comfortable environment in their basement!

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Nasty Crawl Space Transformed in Saginaw, MN

In Saginaw, MN, a homeowner was experiencing troubles with their crawl space. The area was dirty, cold, and overall irritating. Certain parts of the crawl space would allow air to leak through in to the home, and as you can imagine, this became very cold and took a lot of energy to combat. Aside from that, the crawl space would also become quite humid in the warm months, and the moisture would cause a foul moldy smell to run through the inside. In need of a solution, they reached out to DBS. After thorough inspection, it was concluded that the crawl space would need to be fully encapsulated with CleanSpace® vapor barrier in order to properly insulate the area, and to keep it waterproof as well. Cleanspace® is 100% waterproof plastic barrier that is perfect for unfinished basements and crawl space areas. This project turned out to be a great success, and the homeowner can now enjoy a more comfortable living environment. 

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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Wall Stabilization in Babbitt, MN

DBS received a call that a home in Babbitt, MN knew they were having trouble with their foundation, but they didn’t know what was wrong with it. We booked a free, no-obligation visit to the home with a design specialist to take a closer look at the problem. The basement in the home had a bowing wall, that had been leaning and looked unsupported. The walls were leaning and it would need to be straightened overtime, also stabilizing the walls to make sure the home was safe for the family.

There was a large crack in the concrete wall that may have contributed to the unsupported basement foundation, but DBS came up with a proposal to fix all the problems in the home. We recommended that the family has PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System installed in the home to make sure the walls are fully supported into the future, this would also help to straighten the walls over time, as the walls would slowly take the straight shape of the brace system. If your home has leaning walls, cracks, or you’re noticing foundation problems, call DBS to take a closer look!

 

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CleanSpace® Vapor Barrier Installed in Canyon, MN

A homeowner in Canyon, MN, reached out to DBS regarding the crawl space of their home. the crawl space was wide open, and very dirty. The openness allows for cold air to access the home, and well as water and moisture during warm seasons. The homeowner was hoping to have the entire area sealed to prevent any further issues. After reaching DBS, a Design Specialist went to inspect the home and provide a free, no-obligation estimate for the service. It was decided that the crawl space would need to be encapsulated with CleanSpace®, a vapor barrier that covers the entirety of the crawl space. Along with that, a small portion of spray foam insulation would be added as well. The CleanSpace® covering holds back water vapor and provides a cleaner look and feel to the area it is installed within. The results of the project turned out great, and the homeowner can now enjoy a more comfortable crawl space, and overall home environment, for years to come.

Wet Garage in Hoyt Lakes, MN

Homeowners in Hoyt Lakes, MN called DBS with a concern for the concrete in their garage. The cracking in the concrete had gradually gotten worse and throughout the winter, water had also become a problem in this area. The cracking had caused the water to pool and collect in the middle. DBS sent our design specialist, Henrick Makitalo to the home to create a solution for the problem. When Henrick looked into the area, he came up with a proposal quickly, he saw that the homeowners needed installation of our PolyLevel® service to bring the concrete back to its original place. We would lift and level the concrete, also putting PolyLevel® into the center of the garage to prevent pooling of water. Below is a photo of the concrete prior to production, if this looks like a problem in your house, call DBS for a free, no-obligation estimate!

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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.

 

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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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Wall Stabilization & Protection Job in Orr, MN

A homeowner in Orr, MN reached out to DBS with the concern for one of his bowing walls in the basement. The project first required wall stabilization due to several cracks within the walls. DBS works to stabilize the home by adding PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System to the perimeter of the basement. The next step to stabilize is to tighten and straighten the walls back to its original position. The last step is to install joist reinforcement in any needed areas, beyond the support of the PowerBrace™ Wall Support System. We’ve included a photo prior to production of the crack on the outside and outside of the basement wall. If this looks similar to a problem in your home, give DBS a call for a free, no-obligation estimate today!

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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.

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Park Point Waterproofing in Duluth, MN

A homeowner in Duluth, MN was experiencing several issues with the basement of their home. The wood posts that were supporting the floor above were beginning to fail, causing the floor to sag. Aside from that, the home was experiencing issues with leaking water in the basement. Homes in the Park Point area are particularly susceptible to basement flooding due to rising water levels and being low to the ground. In need of a solution, the homeowner reached out to DBS. After a thorough inspection, it was determined that the homeowner would need to have several SmartJack® XL units installed to fix the sagging floors. These jacks are comprised of galvanized steel that can support massive loads, which makes them ideal for structural support. As for the waterproofing portion, DBS would have to carry out the traditional Park Point waterproofing plan. This consists of placing dimple drainage matting along the existing basement floor, then pouring a fresh new layer of concrete on top of that to elevate the surface. A TripleSafe™ sump pump was also put in place to help extract any excess water collected within the sump pit. This water would follow through a discharge line to an appropriate exterior location. The overall results of the project turned out great, and the homeowner can now enjoy a more safe and comfortable basement environment. 

Home Waterproofing in Duluth, MN

DBS worked on a waterproofing project in Duluth, MN that required several steps in the waterproofing process. This job required the installation of dimple drainage between old and new concrete, then we installed our TripleSafe™ sump pump system. Then we used TripleSafe™ sump liners and an UltraSump® battery back-up to keep the system pumping and maintained. We also put in a WaterWatch® alarm to make sure the basement is staying dry. The crew put in IceGuard® to prevent floods from clogged or frozen discharge lines. Our last step and the picture we’ve included shows the two discharge lines installed to bring water out of the home.

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Strong Foundation Support Installed in Duluth, MN

A homeowner in Duluth, MN was experiencing some issues with their basement which was in the process of being finished. The walls needed to be straightened out in a few spots, as they were lacking overall support. In search of a solution, they reached out to DBS and had a Design Specialist come to visit. After a thorough inspection, as well as a free, no-obligation estimate, it was determined that the walls would need to have a combination of GeoLock™ and WallDefense straps installed to provide optimal stabilization. GeoLock™ is comprised of steel anchors that are embedded below the ground on the outer portion of the wall and connected to an inner anchor using a steel rod below the ground. This creates a pulling force that works to straighten the walls and keep them supported. WallDefense works similarly as our CarbonArmor® system would. These straps are installed vertically along the wall to help keep it stabilized. The walls were already finished with drywall, so in order to successfully perform the installation, sections of the wall needed to be stripped down to the original concrete blocks. The installation was a success, and the homeowner can now enjoy a more safe and comfortable basement environment.  

Waterproofing and PolyLevel® Installation in Duluth, MN

A homeowner in Duluth, MN was in need of an upgrade to their basement waterproofing system to assist in ceasing any future basement flooding. Adding a solid basement waterproofing system is something that any homeowner should consider, whether they have experienced issues or not. This particular homeowner was looking for the right products, they reached out to DBS for help. A Design Specialist went out to the property and provided a thorough inspection of the basement. It was determined that a few different products would need to be installed in order to ensure a quality waterproofing system. First, PolyLevel® was installed to level the floors of the basement. In addition to PolyLevel®, our crew also installed our WaterGuard® French drain system along the perimeter of the basement. This drainage system is installed below the floor slab which keeps drainage out of the "mud zone" where drains can clog. The results of the project turned out great, and the homeowner can now enjoy a dry basement all year long. 

The picture we've included below is a post-production photo showing DBS work! There are pictures showing the water sealant moisture barrier along the perimeter of the basement and the new sump pump we've installed. 

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CarbonArmor® and PowerBrace™ Systems Installed for Cracking Foundation

As illustrated by this photo, homeowners in Duluth, MN were experiencing some cracking in the basement walls in their 1940's home. They connected with DBS at the Duluth Home Show and expressed interest in having someone come out for a free, no-obligation estimate to evaluate the issue and provide suggestions for a permanent solution. 

Design Specialist Rich Johnsen visited the home and determined that several CarbonArmor® Wall Defense straps would be installed along 3 basement walls, as well as a PowerBrace™ System. 

The homeowners were happy with the work performed and now have peace of mind that their foundation is safe and supported. 

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Waterproofing and Foundation Repair in Two Harbors, MN

Homeowners in Two Harbors, MN noticed water coming into through the foundation of their recently purchased home. As evidenced by this photo, a significant amount of water would appear in several places in the basement. They wanted to tackle this problem immediately and contacted DBS to come up with a permanent solution for their basement. 

Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate in search of the best solution possible for the leaking basement. It was determined that a PowerBrace™ Wall System would be installed to support sinking the basement ceiling, as well as WaterGuard® and CleanSpace® Wall Systems to keep the space dry. 

The homeowners were happy with the work done and can now enjoy their new home with a dry basement. 

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WaterGuard® Installed to Address Leaking Basement in Eveleth, MN

Homeowners in Eveleth, MN noticed water coming through their basement walls and floor. As evidenced by this photo, water had damaged the floor and walls near the sump pump. They wanted to tackle this problem immediately and contacted DBS to come up with a permanent solution for their basement. 

A DBS Design Specialist visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate in search of the best solution possible for the leaking basement. It was determined that a WaterGuard® drain system was needed. DBS Foreman Zach Royer and his crew installed the system, connecting it with the home's existing sump pump. 

The homeowners were happy with the work done and can now enjoy their home with a dry basement. 

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WaterGuard® and CleanSpace® for Leaking Basement in Chisolm, MN

Homeowners of a 1960's home in Chisolm, MN noticed water coming in through the foundation over the past few years. They had a new sump pump installed but were still having issues with leaking, especially after the snowmelt. They were introduced to DBS at the Iron Range Homeshow and signed-up for a free, no-obligation estimate for a permanent solution for their basement. 

Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo visited the home in search of the best solution possible for the leaking basement. It was determined that our wall support and waterproofing services were needed. Zach Jorenby and his crew installed 23 ft of WaterGuard®  drain system, CleanSpace® Vapor Barrier. Additionally, they restored the wood studs that were water damaged. 

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PowerBraces™ Installed to Support Bowing Basement Wall in Virginia, MN

These Virginia, MN homeowners reached out to DBS when their basement walls began to crack and bow, as seen in this photo.

DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo went to the property and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. 
Foreman Antonio O'Neil and his production crew installed 4 I-beams as a part of our PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System to immediately stabilize the bowing walls. Over time the PowerBrace® System is tightened by our service team to restore the wall to level.

This basement is now permanently stabilized and safe for the family to enjoy. 

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Helical Piers for Failing Wall in Duluth, MN Garage

Owners of this Duluth, MN home were looking to repair their garage in preparation to sell their home. To ensure this problem would not get in the way of a potential sale, they reached out to DBS in search of a permanent solution. 

A DBS Design Specialist visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate. It was determined that a piering solution was needed to address this issue. Kevin Steffey and his crew performed the work and drove a HelixPro® pier into the ground on the exterior of the failing wall. This pier was driven through the soil, down to the strata layer of rock, providing long-lasting, solid support to the wall. 

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PowerBrace™ Wall Support System Installed to Support Duluth, MN Basement

Homeowners in Duluth, MN reached out to us hoping to find a permanent solution to water pooling and leaking in their basement. They first noticed the issue during the extreme flooding that Duluth experienced in 2012.

A DBS Design Specialist visited the home for a free, no-obligation estimate for the foundation issues. It was determined that 10 PowerBrace™ I-beams would be installed around the perimeter of the basement. These PowerBrace™ beams are anchored to the floor and rim joists and can be tightened over time to restore the wall to its original position. Foreman Antonio O'Neil and his crew performed excavation on the north wall of the home to ensure a proper footing for the I-beam braces.

The homeowner was happy with the work done and can now enjoy a dry and supported basement. 

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PowerBrace™ Wall Support System Installed to Support Duluth, MN Basement

Owners of this 1960's home in Duluth, MN had lived in the home for decades, but just started to notice some significant cracking and shearing of their basement foundation. In hopes of a permanent solution and in preparation to sell the home, they reached out to DBS to address the shifting and cracking foundation.

A DBS Design Specialist visited the home for a free, no-obligation estimate for the foundation issues. It was determined that eight PowerBrace™ I-beams would be installed around the perimeter of the basement. These PowerBrace™ beams are anchored to the floor and rim joists and can be tightened over time to restore the wall to its original position. DBS Foreman Zach Royer and his crew performed the foundation support work.

The homeowner was happy with the work done and can now enjoy a supported basement. 

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Crawl Space Sealed to Address Cold Floors for Cloquet, MN Home

A homeowner in Cloquet, MN reached out to DBS regarding the crawl space of their home. Crawl spaces with exposed earth are prone to fluctuating humidity, creating moisture, mold, and temperature issues. After almost 15 years in their home, the owners were ready to tackle their cold floors and come up with a solution to make their crawl space more efficient. 

DBS Design Specialist Henry Jungbauer visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the crawl space encapsulation service. It was determined that the CleanSpace® vapor barrier would be laid down in the crawl space. Spray Foam was also applied to protect and insulate the space. DBS Foreman Zach Jorenby and crew completed this installation as well as removed the old pressure tank. 

The homeowners now have a solid system that will save energy, and prevent any moisture issues in the future.

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Basement Waterproofing System Installed in Duluth MN

Homeowners in Duluth, MN noticed water coming through their basement walls and floor. As evidenced by this photo, water had damaged the floor and walls near the sump pump. They wanted to tackle this problem immediately and contacted DBS to come up with a permanent solution for their basement.

DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate in search of the best solution possible for the leaking basement. It was determined that a WaterGuard® drain system was needed. A DBS Foreman and his crew installed the system, connecting it with the home's existing sump pump. They also lined the basement walls with our CleanSpace® Wall System, which will act as a vapor barrier for any moisture coming from the walls. 

The homeowners were happy with the work done and can now enjoy their home with a dry basement. 

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Basement Waterproofing System Installed in Cotton, MN

A homeowner in Cotton, MN was experiencing wet spots on the floor of their lake home's basement. The area had an older sump pump already in place, but there were still issues with water arising. In need of a solution to the problem, they reached out to DBS and had Design Specialist Rich Johnsen visit the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate for the basement. The entire area was thoroughly inspected to diagnose the water intrusion, and it was determined that the basement would need to have a full perimeter system put in place in order to solve the problem. 

Our crew went to the home and installed the WaterGuard® system as well as a TripleSafe™ sump pump. WaterGuard® is a warrantied french drain system that is installed below the existing floor slab. The drain catches any water that seeps through the ground or walls around the perimeter before it can make its way to the inner basement area. This is then led to the TripleSafe™ sump pump, which holds 3 separates water pumps for maximum efficiency. The TripleSafe™ discharges the water through an exterior line to a specific location outdoors. This system is ideal for preventing future water issues from occurring in any basement. 

The photo attached shows the WaterGuard® system sitting below a fresh new layer of concrete.

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Waterproofing using WaterGuard® to Address Leaking Basement in Duluth, MN

Homeowners in Duluth, MN noticed water coming through their basement walls and floor. As evidenced by the photo, water had damaged the floor and walls near the sump pump. They wanted to tackle this problem immediately and contacted DBS to come up with a permanent solution for their basement.

DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate in search of the best solution possible for the leaking basement. It was determined that a WaterGuard® drain system was needed. A DBS Foreman and his crew installed the system, connecting it to a new SuperSump®. They also installed a new discharge line with an IceGuard® technology to prevent wintertime freeze-ups of discharge lines. 

The homeowners were happy with the work done and can now enjoy their home with a dry basement. 

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Dirty and Drafty Duluth, MN Cabin Crawl Space is Sealed

A cabin owner in Duluth, MN reached out to DBS regarding the crawl space of their home. The area was dirty, drafty, and prone to moisture. This was raising health and energy concerns for the owner so they reached out to DBS in search of a permanent solution.

A DBS Design Specialist visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the crawl space encapsulation service. It was determined that the crawl space would need to have CleanSpace® installed to act as a vapor barrier for the area. The DBS foreman and production crew laid the vapor barrier throughout the space to prevent any further moisture issues. 

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New Sump Pump and WaterGuard Drain System from Flooding Duluth, MN Basement

Homeowners of this 1995 home in Duluth, MN noticed water entering the basement of their home about 5-6 years ago. During spring thawing and heavy rains, the situation intensified. After hearing about DBS on local radio, they contacted us for a permanent solution. 

DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate for the waterproofing system. DBS Foreman Zach Royer and his production team installed our WaterGuard® System along the perimeter of the basement.

The system directs all moisture to a new TripleSafe™ premier sump pump. The crew connected this system to a new discharge line, directing water further away from the home's foundation. The discharge line was fitted with IceGuard® to prevent freezing water in the winter months. 

The homeowners were happy with the work done and now have a dry basement they can depend on! 

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Leaking Basement in Duluth, MN Fixed With New Drainage System

This Duluth, MN basement was leaking consistently after rains and thawing in the spring. After hearing about DBS on local radio, the homeowners contacted us for a permanent solution. 

DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate for the waterproofing system. DBS Foreman Tyler Nacey and his production team installed our WaterGuard® System along the perimeter of the basement.

The system directs all moisture to a new TripleSafe™ premier sump pump. The crew connected this system to a new discharge line, directing water further away from the home's foundation. The discharge line was fitted with IceGuard® to prevent freezing water in the winter months. 

The homeowners were happy with the work done and now have a dry basement they can depend on! 

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Leaking Foundation Wall in 1920's Duluth, MN Support with Waterproofing System

This 1920's Duluth, MN basement was leaking from the foundation walls. The homeowner noticed the problem worsening over the last 10 years. Tired of constantly mopping up the water in the basement, the homeowner contacted DBS for a permanent solution.

DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen 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 TripleSafe™ 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 a SaniDry™ Sedona dehumidifier installed to take care of any humidity in the basement.  

The homeowners were happy with the work done and now have a dry basement they can depend on! 

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Exterior Waterproofing in Hibbing, MN to Protect Home's Foundation

After learning about us on local tv, homeowners in Hibbing, MN reached out to DBS when water was leaking through the foundation of their home and into their basement.

DBS Sales Manager Royce Bunn was the Design Specialist for the project and visited the home to provide a free, no-obligation estimate for our waterproofing service.

It was determined that a partial waterproofing system would be installed on the home's exterior. A DBS Foreman and crew excavated soil around the base of the home and added a SentrySeal® membrane to seal off any cracks in the foundation from the outside. The crew also installed SilverGlo™ insulation to further protect the home's foundation.

 

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Helical Piers to Support Front and Back Porches of Duluth, MN Home

A homeowner in Duluth, MN contacted us about issues with their sinking porches. Wooden decks on both the front and back of the home were sinking, leaving sizable gaps between the home and patio surfaces. Concerned about stability issues and the problem getting worse, they reached out to DBS.

DBS Sales Manager Royce Bunn was the Design Specialist on this project and visited the home for a free, no-obligation estimate. It was determined that support was needed to stop movement on both of the porches. A DBS foreman crew installed 10 feet of supplemental support beam on the back porch and drove 2 HelixPro® piers into the ground. For the front porch, the crew also drove another 2 HelixPro® piers into the ground. These helical piers lifted and will offer permanent support from futher movement.

The customer was happy with the work done and can now enjoy beautiful, supported outdoor space for years to come!  

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Helical Piers to Support Sinking Boat House in Britt, MN

This boat house in Britt, MN was collapsing. Its crawl space foundation had shifted, leaving the building poorly supported. Looking for a permanent solution to this issue, they contacted DBS. 

A DBS Design Specialist visited the property to provide a thorough inspection and a free, no-obligation esimtate for the work. The owner decided to go forward with the plan and our production crew began work. They first excavated space behind the boat house and installed 3 supplemental beams the length of the building. From there, they installed 3 helical piers into the ground. These piers are driven into the ground, through unstable surface soil until they reach solid material.

The homeowners were happy with the work done and now have a solid boat house to count on!

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Duluth, MN Home on Park Point Has Crawl Space Encapsulated

 The owners of this Park Point home in Duluth, MN was having issues with water leaking into the foundation and pooling in the home's crawl space. In preparation to sell the home, they wanted to ensure the crawl space was sealed and problem-free for the new owners. 

A DBS Design Specialist visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the crawl space encapsulation service. It was determined that the crawl space would have its current plastic layer removed and replaced with our CleanSpace® vapor barrier. This ultra durable poly barrier is paired with a liner that will direct moisture to a new SmartDrain® in the crawl space. 

The owner was happy with the work done to repair the crawl space and the home was able to sell without issue!

 

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Moldy Basement CleanSpace® Makeover In Duluth, MN

These homeowners in Duluth, MN reached out to DBS for help making their damp and moldy basement dry. 

DBS Design Specialist, James Miller went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. The walls had mold on them when James arrived which indicated uncontrolled moisture was occurring and staying in the basement. The solution was to install CleanSpace® waterproofing vapor barrier to give the walls a fresh new look and a permanent waterproofing solution. This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Nick Burley and his production crew. 

This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

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DBS Waterproofing System Aids in Selling Duluth, MN Home

The previous homeowners of this Duluth, MN home were looking to sell in a few years. They had some outstanding project to take care inlcuding some basement waterproofing. They learned about DBS and contacted us for a permanent solution. 

DBS Design Specialst Rich Johnsen visited the home for a free, no-obligation estimate of the waterproofing work. He recommend WaterGuard®, CleanSpace®, and a SuperSump® Premier Pump System. These three products will work together to capture any moisture entering the basement, and transfer it to the outside of the home. 

DBS Production Manager Kevin Steffey was the project foreman. He and his production crew installed 33 linear feet of WaterGuard® with accompanying CleanSpace® vapor barrier. 

The homeowners were relieved that the water issue was repaired and were able to sell their home successfully. 

 

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Moldy Water Damaged Basement Made Dry and Clean In Duluth, MN

These homeowners in Duluth, MN reached out to DBS for help keeping their leaky and moldy basement dry. Uncontrolled water and moisture have caused water damage and musty odors throughout the home. 

DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. Henrik inspected the home and suggested installing CleanSpace® waterproofing vapor barrier on all of the walls to reduce moisture. CleanSpace® is paired with our WaterGuard® subfloor french drainage system to keep basements dry for good. This home was repaired by DBS Foreman Jason Foster and his production crew.

This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

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Cracked Walls Stabilized Before Wall Failure Occurs In Duluth, MN

These homeowners in Duluth, MN reached out to DBS for help stabilizing their cracked basement walls. The walls were cracked but not yet bowing when DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo arrived. 

Henrik inspected the foundation of the 1950s built home and suggested installing CarbonArmor® wall support strips. CarbonArmor® is ten times stronger than steel and forms to the wall. Once installed the system is flush with the wall and can be painted over. No future bowing or cracking will occur. This home was repaired by a DBS Foreman and his production crew.

This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

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Home Protected From Heavy Rain In Duluth, MN

These homeowners in Duluth, MN reached out to DBS for help keeping their basement dry. During heavy rains, water was present in the basement that caused uncontrolled moisture and mold. 

DBS Design Specialist James Miller went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. James inspected the home and suggested installing our WaterGuard® french drainage system, a new TripleSafe™ sump pump, and extending the exterior discharge line so water is drained away from the home. This home was repaired by DBS Production Manager Kevin Steffey and his production crew.

This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

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Entry to Duluth, MN Repaired and Ready to Go on the Market

This homeowner in Duluth, MN was looking to sell their home, but had a few projects on their punch list to take care of. One of them being that the concrete steps leading to the entryway had settled significantly.

DBS Design Specialist Rich Johnsen visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate. To lift and level the concrete, PolyLevel® was recommended. DBS Foreman Dustin Behning and his production crew successfully installed and leveled the slab and entryway to the home using PolyLevel®. This 2-part polymer mixture combines to create a substance that is powerful enough to raise your concrete slab. At 4 lbs per cubic foot, it's much lighter that the 100 lbs per cubic foot of material used in mudjacking. 

These homeowners now have a safe, stable, and level entryway that will last for years to come!

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Drafty Home in Duluth, MN is Now Energy-Efficient with Dr. Energy Saver Insulation

A family in Duluth, MN wanted to create more comfortable conditions in their home year-round. Failing insulation in the attic combined with a drafty and leaky basement was making this home difficult to heat. After receiving a recommendation from a local window company, they contacted DBS about Dr. Energy Saver® services. 

A DBS Design Specialist trained in home energy systems visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the insulation project. Assessing both the home's basement and attic spaces, they were able to target vulnerable spots where little or no radiant barrier was present.

A DBS Foreman and crew removed existing insulation in the attic and replaced it with a combination of spray foam and our ultra-dense Tru-Soft cellulose insulation. The also used ridig foam SilverGlo™ insulation to create a new scuttle cover for the attic access, allowing now warm air from the rest of the house to escape via the attic. 

To address the cold air entering into the basement, our production team sprayed the ceiling rim joists with closed-cell spray foam to ensure a full air seal was achieved. Finalling, we installed a SaniDry™ Sedona dehumidifier, ENERGY STAR® certified to pull mold and irritants out of the air. 

 

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New Insulation to Solve Ice Dams in Hibbing, MN

Ice dams were a big concern for these homeowners in Hibbing, MN. Failing insulation in the attic was causing warm air to escape via the roof. Met by cold winter air, it caused condensation in the home and ice on the exterior roof. In search of a permanent solution to both protect the home's roof, and curb high energy bills, they contacted DBS about our Dr. Energy Saver® services. 

A DBS Design Specialist trained in home energy systems visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the insulation project. Assessing both the home's basement and attic spaces, they were able to target vulnerable spots where little or no radiant barrier was present. A DBS Foreman and crew removed existing insulation in the attic and replaced it with a combination of spray foam and our ultra-dense Tru-Soft™ cellulose insulation. The also used ridig foam SilverGlo™ insulation to create a new scuttle cover for the attic access, allowing now warm air from the rest of the house to escape via the attic. 

 

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Duluth 55814, Duluth 55805, Duluth 55810, Duluth 55802, Duluth 55815, Duluth 55806, Duluth 55811, Duluth 55803, Duluth 55816, Duluth 55807, Duluth 55812, Duluth 55804, Duluth 55808, Duluth 55801, Hibbing 55746, Hibbing 55747, Virginia 55792, Virginia 55777, Chisholm 55719, Saginaw 55779, Eveleth 55734, Ely 55731, Mountain Iron 55768, Hoyt Lakes 55750, Gilbert 55741, Aurora 55705, Iron 55751, Babbitt 55706, Britt 55710, Biwabik 55708, Buhl 55713, Side Lake 55781, Embarrass 55732, Cook 55723, Makinen 55763, Forbes 55738, Floodwood 55736, Tower 55790, Soudan 55782, Alborn 55702, Cotton 55724, Orr 55771, Canyon 55717, Angora 55703, Brimson 55602, Winton 55796, Kinney 55758, Brookston 55711, Meadowlands 55765, Crane Lake 55725, Nett Lake 55772, Melrude 55766, Twig 55791

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