Proudly serving Ashland, Minocqua, Marquette, Marquette, Houghton, Iron Mountain and surrounding areas.
As a Bessemer, MI native, Corey Pylkas was raised in a family-oriented home with one older sibling and one younger. He worked in the family construction business since a young teen. His passion for the construction business led to a career in the construction industry; including supply chain management, purchasing, installation and sales. This experience proves valuable when designing solutions for our customers’ foundation problems.
Since joining Northland Basement Systems, Corey has completed comprehensive training in designing solutions for our customers foundation repair, waterproofing and crawl space repair needs. He is a Certified Foundation Repair Specialist and a Certified Waterproofing Professional. Corey also holds a residential builders license.
Our mission is: "To be the best in our industry. To 'wow' our customers every step of the way." Corey takes personal responsibility to 'wow' each customer on every job and is a trusted and valued member of the Northland Basement Systems team. Corey has strong dedication to customer satisfaction and initiative to exceed customers’ expectations.
With nearly 20 years of experience in the construction segment, Corey brings a great deal of enthusiasm and passion for the industry to Northland Basement Systems. Since working for NBS, Corey says the best part of serving our customers is “talking to them after the project and knowing that we accomplished their goals, so they have peace of mind in knowing their problem was solved.” Corey enjoys his work here because he has the ability to “offer permanent solutions to homeowners from a company that stands behind its work and delivers.”
This home in Iron Mountain, MI had had some finishing work done to their basement in the past. They wanted the basement completed and upgraded, which is why they called Northland Basement Systems.
Cracked concrete happens when part of a concrete slab breaks and sinks into underlying soil that has compressed or washed away. These cracks aren't just unsightly; they offer moisture a way to seep beneath the slab. This can cause the underlying soil to soften or even wash away completely. That in turn can cause the slab to crack further as it sinks into the void left by the washed-away soil.
To prevent moisture from seeping into the soil beneath, those cracks need to be sealed, as do the control joints that were cut between the slabs when they were first poured. While you could seal them with urethane caulk found at your local big-box DIY store, that is a solution that is prone to cracking, bubbling and drying out over time. Which means you'll likely be sealing them again... and sooner than you thought.
NexusPro is a silicone-based sealant for joints and cracks specially formulated to provide long-lasting flexibility and to stand up to harsh weather conditions. Unlike traditional polyurethane sealants, NexusPro resists UV rays, which means it won't crack, bubble or dry out. That means a single application can seal the joints and cracks in your concrete driveway, patio, pool deck or sidewalk for years to come, protecting it from damage caused by soil compaction and washout.
This homeowner had been dealing with settling concrete for many years. Northland Basement Systems was contracted to lift the approach along the front of the garage and the entrance to the house. Once the concrete was lifted all the joints were sealed using NexusPro sealant.
Having foundation problems can be a frightening thing! The wall in the before photo is the result of soil expanding and putting added pressure, which in turn caused the wall to crack and buckle. Our design specialist, Corey Pylkas, recommended the Geo-Lock Wall Anchor System. Geo-Lock Wall Anchors stabalize foundation walls by connecting two steel plates together with a galvanized steel rod. Based on the severity of the wall movement, excavation was recommended, allowing the wall to be immediately straightened.