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Henrik Makitalo

Dr. Energy Saver Solutions, A Service of DBS

Title: Design Specialist

Hometown: Tampere, Finland

Henrik Makitalo from Dr. Energy Saver Solutions, A Service of DBS

Henrik began working as a System Design Specialist for DBS in October, 2016. Henrik enjoys meeting with customers to discuss permanent solutions to the issues they face in their homes. His infectious smile and positive attitude WOW customers. He is passionate about finding the best possible solution to help create livable spaces.

Henrik comes to DBS from Tampere, Finland with over 15 years of construction experience. Additionally, he has completed a 3-year-long vocational school program earning a degree in construction and a certificate in waterproofing. Since being at DBS, he has completed training in Foundation Repair, Basement Waterproofing, and Basement Finishing. With all of this he has built up a vast network of knowledge that he uses when assessing a customer’s problem.  

In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and taking part in one of his various hobbies: martial arts, cross-country skiing, and hockey.

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  • Superior, WI Crawl Space is Supported and Sealed
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    Superior, WI Crawl Space is Supported and Sealed

    Homeowners in Superior, WI were experiencing sagging floors and water issues due to their home's crawl space.  After meeting DBS at the Duluth Home Show, they decided to take the step to find a permanent solution to the problem. 

    DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo visited the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the crawl space encapsulation work and foundation support.

    DBS Foreman Kevin Steffey and his production team first installed a CleanSpace® vapor barrier to completely seal the space from moisture. 6 Smart Jacks were installed to support the sinking ceiling in the home's crawl space and partial basement. They also installed a SmartDrain to direct water out of the space and finished the job by using spray foam to insulate the perimeter and rim joists of the crawl space. 

    This crawl space is now completely sealed and supported putting the homeowners at ease.

  • Basement Insulated By Dr. Energy Saver® in Minneapolis, MN
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    Basement Insulated By Dr. Energy Saver® in Minneapolis, MN
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    Basement Insulated By Dr. Energy Saver® in Minneapolis, MN

    This homeowner in NorthEast Minneapolis reached out to DBS for help insulating their unfinished basement. 

    Our well trained Dr. Energy Saver® Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. Henrik measured where heat was escaping and recommended using closed cell spray foam to insulate this basement due to its rough and porous walls. DBS Foreman Kevin Steffey and his production crew worked hard to install the insulation. 

    This home is now safe, healthy, and more energy-efficient! 

     

  • Dr. Energy Saver Crawl Space Encapsulation In Canyon, MN
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    Dr. Energy Saver Crawl Space Encapsulation In Canyon, MN
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    Dr. Energy Saver Crawl Space Encapsulation In Canyon, MN

    These homeowners in Canyon, MN reached out to DBS for help with encapsulating their crawlspace. 

    Dr. Energy Saver® Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. This home had an unfinished crawl space which allowed water to pool and mold to grow. The solution for the unwanted water was to install our CleanSpace® waterproofing barrier, insulate the rim joists with closed cell spray foam and seal off the crawl space. A DBS foreman and his production crew installed the products and encapsulated this crawl space. 

    This home is now healthy, safe, and comfortable! 

  • Musty and Dirty Crawl Space Encapsulated in Cook, MN
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    Musty and Dirty Crawl Space Encapsulated in Cook, MN
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    Musty and Dirty Crawl Space Encapsulated in Cook, MN

    A crawl space in Cook MN was causing some serious problems for these homeowners. After seeing our advertisements on local television, they decided to contact us in search of a permanent solution to the problem. 

    DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the encapsulation work. It was determined that multiple types of insulation would be used, as well as CleanSpace® vapor barrier and drainage matting to completely protect the space from moisture.

    DBS Foreman Kevin Steffey and his production team installed TerraBlock™, Rim Joist, and Spray Foam insulations, as well as a SmartSump™ sump pump to keep the space free from water. 

    This crawl space is now completely sealed, regulating temperature, and moisture levels for the entire home. 

  • Insulation and Wall Support Added to Duluth, MN Basement
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    Insulation and Wall Support Added to Duluth, MN Basement
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    Insulation and Wall Support Added to Duluth, MN Basement

    Homeowners of a 1950's home were experiencing basement flooding after heavy rains. They learned about DBS after receiving a referral from friends and reached out to us in hopes of a permanent solution for their water issues. 

    DBS Design Specialist Henrik Makitalo visited the home for a free, no-obligation estimate for our waterproofing and wall support systems. 

    From there, DBS Foreman Kevin Steffey and his crew installed a CarbonArmor® Wall Reinforcing System, including supporting rim joists and spray foam insulation around trouble areas. They also installed a WaterGuard® system around the perimeter of the basement for proper basement drainage.

    The homeowners were happy with the work performed and now enjoy a safe and supported basement free from water.

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation in Harris, MN
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Harris, MN
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation in Harris, MN

    These cabin owners in Harris, MN reached out to DBS for help encapsulating their crawlspace. They had standing water, mold and musty odors rising through the structure. 

    Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work. The solution to their problem was to install CleanSpace® Waterproofing Poly and spray foam along the walls to waterproof and insulate the crawl space. Foreman Jason Foster and his production team installed the products successfully. 

    These cabin owners now have a safe, clean and odor-free crawl space! 

  • Foundation Stabilized and Insulation in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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    Foundation Stabilized and Insulation in Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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    Foundation Stabilized and Insulation in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

    For help with stabilizing bowing walls and insulating their basement. Homeowners in Eau Claire, Wisconsin reached out to DBS.

    Dr. Energy Saver® Design Specialist, Henrik Makitalo went to the home and provided a free, no-obligation estimate for the work.  Henrik measured where heat loss was occurring and closed cell spray foam was recommended properly insulate the basement walls and rim joists. The walls were stabilized using our GeoLock® wall anchor system. A DBS Foreman and its production crew worked hard to install the products and make this home healthy safe and comfortable. 

    This home is now stabilized and has lower heating and cooling costs all year round! 

     

     

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Dr. Energy Saver Solutions, A Service of DBS
5116 Jean Duluth Road
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1-218-755-7972