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"My wife and I would like to thank all involved at Foundation Supportworks,as we can finally get a good nights sleep not worrying..."
My wife and I would like to thank all involved at Foundation Supportworks,as we can finally get a good nights sleep not worrying the poured wall would lean out and collapse do to the negligence from the concrete contractor we hired. Royce Bunn was very polite and 100% professional! Very hard to find someone like him these days.
"First the sales person was outstanding. He explained things and was not "pushy." He answered every question we had. It was an..."
First the sales person was outstanding. He explained things and was not "pushy." He answered every question we had. It was an "affordable" way to accomplish our goal. How could we not do it?
"Very pleased with the services and staff!"
Very pleased with the services and staff!
"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.
"Kevin and Jose were very good. They answered my questions. They were very professional."
Kevin and Jose were very good. They answered my questions. They were very professional.
"We are 100% pleased w/ every step in the process of repairing our basement. We can't thank you enough. "
We are 100% pleased w/ every step in the process of repairing our basement. We can't thank you enough.
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Kevin is a certified welder who came to DBS Residential Solutions after working at a gold mine in Alaska. He has been with DBS since 2015 and in that time he has most enjoyed the different situation every day brings. In his day to day position he installs products to help permanently fix problems customers are having. In his free time he likes playing hockey, going to the gym, and hanging out with his dog and girlfriend.
DBS went to a home to find a solution for their foundation problems. We sent our Design Specialist, Kevin Steffey, to the site to see what the best method for repair was. He suggested the home use piering to fix the foundation. This works by driving steel pipes into the previous failing foundations in that building. We’ve included a before photo of the home with failing foundation and a photo during the production of the piering foundation method being installed.
The homeowner from Ashland, WI called DBS for an estimate on encapsulating his crawlspace. Upon inspection, there was some mold developing and the customer complained about a cold pantry above the crawlspace. System Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo, was able to provide the homeowner with a detailed plan on how to solve the problems they were experiencing with the crawl space.
This Lake Elmo, MN homeowner reached out to DBS because they had been experiencing dampness in their basement, as well as some concern of small cracks in the foundation. Our System Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo, made a visit to their home and discussed the best quality solution for their basement. The homeowner decided to move forward with DBS and Henrik's solution. Installation of PowerBaces and an Interior Waterproofing System were installed by Foreman, Kevin Steffey, and his crew. Once the products were installed, the customer was relieved to have a quality solution in place.
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 in Saint Louis Park was concerned about the stability of her home. She had noticed a crack in the wall of her garage and wanted to get the problem fixed. After calling DBS, an appointment was set to have System Design Specialist, Rich Johnsen come out to the home for a free, no-obligation estimate. Following a thorough inspection on the day of the appointment, Rich was able to explain to the homeowner why the problem was happening and the best possible solution to fix it. He explained that the movement of the soil beneath the home had caused the foundation to move also. When this happens, pressure builds and the wall cracks in order to release some of the pressure. If the problem is not fixed, pressure will continue to build and the problem will only get worse. A permanent solution would be to install a PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System. This would keep the wall in place and prevent it from moving further. Through tightening over time, the braces will slowly bring the wall back into place. After a signed proposal, a date was set to have Foreman, Kevin Steffey come out to the home to install the system. Once the PowerBrace’s™ were professionally installed, the homeowner could rest easy in the safety of her home.
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.
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!
This Duluth, MN homeowner wanted to make sure the foundation of her home was in good condition. The corner of the basement had cracks along the bricks, showing unwanted movement. One evening while watching television she saw a commercial about DBS so she decided to reach out for a free estimate. Following a friendly phone call with the office staff, an appointment was made to have System Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo make a trip out to the home to do a free thorough inspection of her basement and provide a no-obligation estimate. Henrik came out and after doing the inspection explained to the homeowner a solution for the issues she was having. Her best option would be to install PowerBraces™ along the walls of the foundation to prevent the wall from moving even further. She and Henrik then came to a comfortable price agreement and a date was set to have Foreman, Kevin Steffey and his crew come out to perform the installation. When it came time for the installation, Kevin let the homeowner know their plan and gave her brief updates throughout the job. Once the sturdy PowerBrace™ wall reinforcement system was installed, the homeowner no longer had to worry about the foundation concerns.
The homeowner of this Duluth, MN basement was pleased to have DBS complete a basement waterproofing system. Before they had water seeping through their foundation, ruining their precious boxes full of memories. The DBS team installed a DryTrak® baseboard water control system along with a CleanSpace® Wall System. These homeowners can now rest, as their basement is waterproofed.
The homeowners of this Duluth, MN were ready to make their basement into usable space. After calling DBS, Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo made a trip out to the home. He inspected the basement and gave the homeowners options on how to make their basement space livable again. The homeowners and Henrik worked through the problem and came up with a solution that fit the homeowners needs and wants. To make this space usable, the basement first needed to be waterproofed, then stabilized with PowerBraces™, and finally finished off with the total basement finishing system. Following a signed proposal, a date was set to have Foreman, Kevin Steffey and his crew come out to install the waterproofing system, PowerBraces™, and the basement finishing system. Once the system was professionally installed, the homeowners had another space in their home to enjoy.
This customer heard about us from one of our radio commercials. He had been experiencing a wet basement a wanted the experts at DBS to give him a free estimate. Design Specialist, Torrey Swenson visited this home and was able to provide a quality solution for the wet basement. Foreman Kevin Steffy and his crew installed our patented WaterGuard system. This allowed a channel for the water to drain into a sump pump. The homeowner was pleased with the result!
A basement in Duluth, MN had water seeping into the basement, especially on the outer perimeter near the foundation walls. The owner reached out to DBS in need of a solution to the problem. Our crew went in and installed WaterGuard® around the basement to help prevent any further water damage to the home.
This homeowner was starting to redo their basement when they saw us at the Duluth Home and Garden Show. The thought of having flooring that does not mold was very appealing. Check out the change in appearance! Call us today for your free estimate!
This homeowner had a list of items that DBS was helping fix. One of the main items was to replace an old, rotting support beam and replace it with our patented SmartJack XL. Our installation crew headed by Forman, Kevin Steffy, were able to secure the weight of the house using a new and improved support called our SmartJack XL. The customer was pleased to know that his home was safe and secure after the install!
This Duluth, MN customer called DBS wanting an estimate on stabilizing their foundation walls. Our specialist, Royce Bunn, visited this home and was able to provide a quailty solution to permanently stabilize the basement foundation walls. The use of our PowerBrace system would ensure these foundation walls would straighten over time.
In this Duluth, MN basement, DBS was called to help find a solution to leaking water. System Design Specialist Rich Johnsen visited the home and found a quality solution for the problem. The installation crew with Forman Kevin Steffey installed a TripleSafe Sump as well as a WaterGuard drainage system. The homeowner now enjoys a dry, safe basement.
This home had an existing, non-working sump in their basement. They 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 new, TripleSafe sump system. This would replace the old, broken sump. DBS is able to install new sumps into existing sump pits. Don't hesitate to call us if you are in need of a new sump!
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.
A home in Hermantown, MN was experiencing foundation issues as their basement walls were beginning to bow. This was worrisome for the homeowner, and they reached out to DBS for a solution to the problem. It was concluded that the home would need to have the PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System installed, as shown in the photo attached, in order to properly stabilize the foundation. The results were satisfactory, and the homeowner can now enjoy a more safe and comfortable basement environment.
A homeowner in Cloquet, MN reached out to DBS regarding a basement issue they were experiencing. There had been water leaking in to the basement and the owner wanted to find a solution. DBs was able to go out and and provide assistance by installing the WaterGuard® system and TripleSafe™ sump pump in the basement, which will help free the basement of any further water leaks or flooding issues.
DBS received a call that a home in Mora, MN needed maintenance. The house required two of our services, wall stabilization, and basement waterproofing to keep it warm and dry. We installed the PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System for support, then began the basement waterproofing services. We started by using our Super Sump® Premier Pump System to make sure the water was sufficiently being managed in the home. Then, we use our interior waterproofing around the entire perimeter of the basement to make sure the whole area remains dry. The photos show our before production and during the production process to install the system, you will also notice the beams on the walls for support in the production process photo.
This is certainly not a job you find everyday. A boathouse in Ely, MN experienced foundation structure damage during a series of storms, and the owner was worried about the condition it was in. They were able to reach DBS to help find a solution to this issue. After careful inspection and thought, it was determined that the boathouse would need a significant amount of piering done in order to stabilize it. The only problem was that a majority of the foundation needing work was sitting within the lake. Needing a solid surface to perrform the job on, our crew would wait until the cold season when the lake would freeze over. Once the ice was thick enough, the crew brought a mini excavator along it to help with the installation process. The can-do attitude of the crew resulted in a job well done, and the boathouse is now more stabilized than ever before!
This Eveleth, MN homeowner was in the process of remodeling his basement when he noticed some cracking in his foundation wall. He called DBS as he wanted an expert to come out and check out his foundation wall. System Design Specialist, Rich Johnsen made a visit to this home. Upon inspection, he found that the east foundation wall needed some additional support to stabilize the wall. He concluded that the best way to do this would be through the use of our PowerBrace system. The homeowner was relieved that there was a sure fix to this problem. The DBS installation crew headed by Forman Kevin Steffy was able to successfully install the PowerBrace System.
This Biwabik, MN customer had been experiencing water seeping into their basement for a couple of years. They heard about DBS from a friend and called us up to schedule an inspection. Upon inspection, Design Specialist Rich Johnsen found the best quality solution to keep the moisture from ruining items stored in this customer's basement. He proposed we install our WaterGuard system with a new TripleSafe sump in combination with our CleanSpace wall poly. This waterproofing system would be sure to keep water from ruining items in the basement. The customer was extremely pleased with the results!
This boathouse in Cook, MN needed to be permanently stabilized. The foundation had slowly shifted causing damage to the walls of the building. After the homeowner called DBS, Design Specialist, Royce Bunn made a trip out to the building and did a thorough inspection. He explained to the owner that the best solution would be to install helical piers to permanently stabilize the foundation. Royce came with a written proposal that day and after it was signed, a date was set to have the production crew perform the installation. Foreman, Kevin Steffey and his crew came out to the building and installed the helical piers. Once the installation was complete, the owner was able to safely spend time in his boathouse.
This retaining wall located near a boathouse in Cook, MN needed to be permanently stabilized. The soil had shifted over time and the pressure against the wall had caused it to lean. After the homeowner called DBS, Design Specialist, Royce Bunn made a trip out to the property and did a thorough inspection. He explained to the owner that the best solution would be to install helical piers to permanently stabilize the retaining wall. Royce came with a written proposal that day and after it was signed, a date was set to have the production crew perform the installation. Foreman, Kevin Steffey, and his crew came out to the property, straightened the wall and installed the helical piers. Once the installation was complete, the owner no longer had to worry about a shifting retaining wall.
DBS received a call from a home in Cohasset, MN that our clients were looking to sell their home, but they had been told that their walls and foundation were unstable. The homeowners needed to move forward quickly with repair to stabilize their walls. DBS sent our Design Specialist, Kevin Steffey, to the home to create a proposal and fix the problem.
Kevin recommended fixing the walls by installing PowerBrace™ service into the home for support, then by using Joist Reinforcement as needed to support the PowerBrace™ Wall Bracing System. We would also work to remove the old, unstable, unnecessary drywall throughout the process of repairing the walls.