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"The crew (jacobi, Jose, Jamie, and Zach B) did a great job. They spent 5 days working in cold weather and kept me informed of all..."
The crew (jacobi, Jose, Jamie, and Zach B) did a great job. They spent 5 days working in cold weather and kept me informed of all procedures with a time line. I asked a lot of questions and always got straightforward answers. This was a complex project that required replacing the main floor beam that was rotting causing the floor joists to sag. The crawl space is only 18" high and these guys worked under there in the dirt and accomplished the job. I live 150 miles from Duluth and they showed up on time every day. The crawl space is now enclosed, sealed, and insulated, the floor is now level and solid, and the yard is completely cleaned up, cleaner than before all the work. This crew was amazing. I would certainly recommend DBS to any one needing serious foundation repair.
"You provided and excellent job of the work that was completed an on a timely manner. "
You provided and excellent job of the work that was completed an on a timely manner.
"From Rich to Casey & crew- all great to work with (and Reneé too)"
From Rich to Casey & crew- all great to work with (and Reneé too)
"Saw your ads on TV. Liked the representative you sent out to give me an estimate. Thought you had a good sealant product. Worked..."
Saw your ads on TV. Liked the representative you sent out to give me an estimate. Thought you had a good sealant product. Worked out a good time schedule to have the work done.
"Prompt, past experience, warranty, pricing"
Prompt, past experience, warranty, pricing
"The area where I live gives no access to the back yard with the houses close together. Kevin, Zach and Jose did not let this stop..."
The area where I live gives no access to the back yard with the houses close together. Kevin, Zach and Jose did not let this stop them. They worked around the obstacles in an efficient manner. Kevin kept in communication with me in a friendly manner. The work was site cleaned up. I would recommend them to others.
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"Zach runs a really great crew. They took such great care of our house. We just had our 3rd baby the day..." Read Full Testimonial
Zach has been with DBS working on our production crew since 2016. He has past experience working closely with customers and uses this to make sure our customers feel comfortable and confident in the work we do. Zach likes working for DBS because of the continual training and on the job learning opportunities he is provided with.
In Zach's spare time he likes to hunt, fish and playing any pickup games with friends. Also, he enjoys helping people out by mowing yards and taking care of their flower gardens.
This customer had some major water damage in their basement. The family was upset because they spend a lot of time in their basement together. The homeowner reached out to DBS and set an appointment for a specialist to inspect their home. After inspection, it was proposed to have a WaterGuard system installed along with a new, TrippleSafe sump pump. Our crew, with Foreman, Zach Royer, installed WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement.
These pictures show a great crawlspace transformation. Changes in this picture include a radiant barrier, spray foam insulation around the floor joists, and clean space system with drainage matting. This area is now much more dry and comfortable.
A home in Ashland, WI was experiencing trouble with the foundation wall. It had started to crack and bow inwards, and the owner found was eager for a solution. They reached out to DBS, and after thorough inspection, it was concluded that the basement would need to have the PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System installed to allow for maximum wall support. The results turned out wonderfully, and the homeowner can now feel more comfortable with their basement foundation.
This Almena, WI customer called DBS upon noticing their basement foundation wall had some cracks in it. System Design Specialist, Royce Bunn, stopped out to inspect their basement. He found the best quality solution of installing PowerBraces to stabilize this basement wall. Our expert installation team, headed by Foreman Casey Healy was able to stabilize this customer's foundation wall.
This White Bear Lake, MN homeowner had noticed his foundation walls were beginning to bow in. Upon this realization, he decided he needed to call an expert to inspect the foundation wall. DBS was able to find a quality solution to fix the bowing walls. The use of our PowerBrace wall straightening and stabilization system was proposed as the solution.
This home in St. Paul, MN was inspected by System Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo. Upon his inspection, Henrik found that the home's main support beam was not properly supported. He proposed the use of our patented SmartJack® system to help secure the home's main support beam. The customer was relieved to have a plan in place to permanently stabilize his home. Foreman, Casey Healy, and his crew were tasked with installing our SmartJack® system. They poured new footings and then secured the beam with the use of SmartJacks®.
This home was being supported by old, rotting log supports. There were places where the support beams had fallen! Our System Design Specialist, Rich Johnsen, made a visit out to this home and gave a free, no-obligation estimate for the work needed to stabilize this crawlspace. In his proposal, Rich found that the home needed better, long-lasting support. The use of our SmartJacks would provide a stable, level home for this Superior, WI home.
This Superior, WI homeowner contacted DBS because she noticed water leaking in through a crack in her basement foundation. Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo went to assess this customers basement problem. After a thorough inspection, he proposed the use of PowerBraces to straighten the wall, installation of a WaterGuard and Superpump system to fix the problems this customer was facing in their basement.
This homeowner noticed some water in their basement. They called DBS, and Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo, visited with the homeowner. Upon his inspection, Henrik suggested our patented WaterGuard system to be installed along with a new TripleSafe sump system. Our expert installation team led by Foreman, Zach Royer, was able to install this system in two days. This customer can rest easy knowing that their basement has been properly waterproofed.
A homeowner in Superior, WI called DBS regarding a serious foundation issue. Their basement foudation was cracking both inside and outside, and wanted to resolve the issue before further damage was done. The "before" picture shows the wall with an earth anchor attached to it before the extra support was installed. The "after" picture displays the PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System after it was installed along the foundation wall to provide strength and stability.
A homeowner in Superior, WI was experiencing water leaking issues within their basement. Water would seep its way in through the flooring and foundation walls. DBS sent out a Design Specialist to provide a free, no-obligation estimate for the waterproofing service. This was a big area that needed required several steps to fully waterproof. The photos shown here display the finished product of the CleanSpace® wall vapor barrier installation along the basement. The service was successful, and the homeowner can enjoy a more clean, dry environment.
A homeowner in Superior, WI reached out to DBS with concern about water in the basement. With an already exisitng sump pump, they wanted to take even further measures to ensure excess water is kept out of the area. DBS was able to send in a crew to encapsulate the walls with CleanSpace®, and also add a portion of WaterGuard® as well. The end results turned out great, and the combination of these products will help hold off unwanted water from entering and damaging the basement area.
This is a great example of how the use of PowerBraces™ can help straighten and strengthen a wall over time. System Design Specialist, Royce Bunn visited this home and proposed the use of six PowerBraces™ to fix the bowing wall. The homeowner had tried various other solutions over the years to fix the bowing wall, but nothing had helped. They even had another foundation wall installed to help fix the bowing exterior wall. The homeowner now rests easy as the experts at DBS have found a permanent solution to fix this problem.
This Duluth, MN customer had DBS out to their home to address a cracked, bowing basement foundation wall. Design Specialist, Rich Johnsen met with the homeowners and addressed their concerns. The best quality solution to fix their cracked and bowing foundation wall was to use our patented CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System. The DBS installation crew headed by foreman, Casey Healy, installed our CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System. The customer was pleased with the results and could now rest easy knowing that his basement foundation wall was properly secured.
This Duluth, MN homeowner noticed that their basement wall was beginning to bow outward. Concerned with the foundation, they called DBS to come out and give a free estimate for foundation wall repair. Upon the inspection, Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo, was able to diagnose and find a solution for their bowing wall. Foreman, Casey Healy and his team installed PowerBraces to secure the bowing wall. The customer was happy and relieved that their wall was now secure.
This homeowner called DBS with some concerns about their basement wall. Over time the wall had cracked and had started to bow in. The homeowner realized that they should not wait any longer to fix this issue. Design Specialist, Royce Bunn visited the home and found a quality solution to the problem. Foreman, Casey Healy and his team installed Powerbraces to help stabilize the wall. The crew also installed a WaterGuard system to help remove excess seeping water.
This Duluth, MN homeowner had been wanting to fix her basement for a while. She called DBS to have a specialist come out for a free estimate. The first part of this project was to waterproof the basement. Then to install our basement finishing system. The photo show where we installed out WaterGuard, waterproofing system.
This Duluth, MN customer called DBS looking for a quote to fix a small gap around the perimeter of his basement foundation. Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo visited with this customer and did a thorough inspection of the basement. Upon the inspection, Henrik concluded that the best quality solution to this problem was to use our NexusPro joint sealant product. Zach Royer and his crew installed the sealant and left the customer feeling relieved with the results.
This customer called DBS because he noticed that his main floor was sagging. Design Specialist, Royce Bunn, made a visit to this home and upon inspection suggested that the customer installed our patented SmartJack XL to help stabilize the sagging main support beam. Excited and relieved about the solution presented, the customer was eager to get the work started. Foreman Casey Healy and his crew were sent out to complete this task. First, they poured new footings for the jacks to securely rest on. Next, the SmartJacks were installed. This resulted in one happy customer, as he felt that his home was now safe and secure.
This homeowner noticed water seeping into their basement through the foundation on the floor. They called DBS to come out and give them a free, no-obligation estimate to fix the problem. System Design Specialist, Royce Bunn, was able to diagnose the problem and give solutions to fix it. Part of the solution was to install a WaterGuard system around the perimeter of the basement. This system allowed the water to drain properly into the new TripleSafe sump pump system. Foreman, Kevin Steffey, and his crew installed the WaterGuard system around the basement's perimeter walls.
This Duluth, MN homeowner noticed water seeping into their basement through the foundation on the floor. They called DBS to come out and give them a free, no-obligation estimate to fix the problem. System Design Specialist, Royce Bunn, was able to diagnose the problem and give solutions to fix it. Part of the solution was to install PowerBraces to help strengthen and straighten one of the foundation walls. The installation of PowerBraces along with the use of the WaterGuard and TripleSafe sump systems would be sure to keep this customers basement dry.
This crawlspace has had small leaks for over twenty years. The homeowner reached out to DBS to find a permanent solution to this problem. System Design Specialist, Rich Johnsen, was able to find a permanent solution by installing a WaterGuard© system and a TripleSafe© sump. Foreman Casey Healy and his crew were able to install this waterproofing system and the homeowner was happy with the results!
Here we installed our WaterGaurd waterproofing system around the perimeter of the basement. Then connected the system to a new TripleSafe sump pump.
A homeowner in Duluth, MN was having issues with an old basement wall. The wall had starting cracking in multiple areas, and was beginning to shift. The owner was in need of a solution to this problem. They reached out to DBS, and a crew went to install the PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System for the wall to provide extra support and to stop any further movements from occuring.
A homeowner in Duluth, MN reached out to DBS regarding water leakage that was occuring in the basement of their home. Watermarks were present throughout the area, and the leaks were causing damage to certains parts of the foundation and flooring. Fortunately, DBS was able to send out a crew to complete a multi-step waterproofing project on the basement, which consisted of installing CleanSpace® Vapor Barrier, a SaniDry™ Sedona Deumidifer, and a SuperPump® Premier Pump System. As a result, the homeowner can now enjoy a more clean and dry environment.
A homeowner in Cloquet, MN was having issues with a with their foundation wall, as it was beginning to crack horizontally and bowing out. They reached out to DBS regarding a solution to this problem. DBS went out and installed three PowerBraces™ along the wall in order to stabilize the movements and hopefully straighten the wall back to its original form!
A home in Saginaw, MN was experiencing an issue with their crawl space. The area was poorly insulated, which resulted in a draft carrying throughout the home, and the cost to heat the place was through the roof. The homeowner reached out to DBS in need of a solution. Fortunately, a crew was able to encapsulate the crawl space with the vapor barrier system. Proper spray foam insulation was installed, and all the small openings were sealed off, followed by a durable liner covering the area. The transformation turned out great, and the homeowner can now enjoy a more comfortable living space.
The foundation walls in this Eveleth, MN home had bowed over time. The owner was getting ready to sell the house and knew he needed to get this fixed prior to a home inspection. He called DBS and Royce Bunn, design specialist, came out to provide the homeowner with an estimate to permanently fix the bowing wall. The DBS installation crew was able to install 10 PowerBraces to permanently stabilize this home's foundation wall.
This customer found us at the Hibbing Home Show in March of 2018. She had many concerns with her basement, one was leaking water through the foundation. System Design Specialist, Rich Johnsen visited the home and proposed installing our WaterGauard system and SuperSump to help eliminate leaking water. An additional 20mil poly would be installed on the walls to help siphon the water into the WaterGuard track.
A homeowner in Hibbing, MN regarding their crawlspace foundation. It had a bowing wooden foundation, and they were worried that the issue would worsen once winter hits. DBS was able to stabilize the wall by installing GeoLock® Wall Anchors, as shown in the picture. These are steel anchors that get embedded into the undisturbed soil on the exterior part of the wall and are attached to the interior portion of the wall to help straighten it out.