youtube
twitter
facebook
About Innovative Basement Systems

News and Events

This year at the 2014 Basement Systems National Convention we hit a major milestone of successfully installed over 25 miles of WaterGuard.

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Many homeowners assume that when the water is gone, the trouble is over. Unfortunately, it isn’t always that easy. Every time your basement gets wet, the possibility of mold growth increases dramatically. At Innovative Basement Systems, we want to do more than keep your basement dry for years to come. We also want to minimize the possibility of additional damage -- like the kind caused by mold -- taking hold of your basement long after it dries out. That’s why we came up with this list of 4 things you should do to prevent mold after a flood.

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Unfortunately, many homeowners have no idea where to start when the water starts to rise in their basement, leading them to make poor choices in dealing with the issue. At Innovative Basement Systems, we’ve seen pretty much everything. Here are the three mistakes people make when dealing with basement water we’ve seen most often -- and how you can avoid them in your own basement.

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

CleanSpace is a basement and crawl space vapor barrier specifically designed to keep your basement walls - and your entire home - moisture and mold free, even if you live somewhere known for yearly spring flooding. Here are the 5 things you need to know about CleanSpace:

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Basements aren’t the only part of the home prone to flooding. Crawl spaces can also have moisture problems, which often lead to many of the same issues that basements experience. Problems such as mold, mites, and musty smells can make your crawl space a headache to deal with and make your home a lot less comfortable to live in.

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

When you have a problem basement -- one that’s damp or moldy or prone to flooding -- it’s easy to take one look at it and get discouraged. This is especially true when the problem is particularly bad. But the thing is, even if it’s already too late to catch the issue before it begins, it’s never too late to finally get it under control.

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Basement flooding almost always comes as a surprise. Even if a homeowner knows their basement is at risk for water, there’s no telling when the cracks and gaps letting in the occasional trickle will give way to a huge flood. And basement flooding is not something you want to deal with. Floods cause mold and property damage and can weaken your home’s structural integrity.

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

If you’re anything like us, you know someone who is too stubborn to ask for help when they need it. Or maybe you’re that person yourself. At Innovative Basement Systems, we understand wanting to be self-sufficient, but we’ve also seen a lot of DIY basement projects gone wrong. Trying to deal with a wet basement is a little different from being determined to carry in all the groceries yourself or pry off a sticky lid with no help.

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Many basement problems are obvious right away. After all, it’s hard to overlook a rushing flood or a foundation wall caving in on itself. But what about the smaller -- but still serious -- issues that these more noticeable problems cause? More often than not, they’re overlooked by homeowners so overwhelmed by the bigger picture problem that they miss the details. Here are the three most commonly overlooked basement problems -- and our solutions for them.

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

At Innovative Basement Systems, we know how stressful it can be to deal with a problem basement. But that stress and worry over what’s wrong with your home? More often than not it leads to saying and doing things you might regret. Why deal with a tense atmosphere in the home as you waste time and money trying to find the best fix? More often than not, the “best fix” ends up being a slapped together do-it-yourself solution that can’t stand in to the long haul.

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Have you ever looked at your basement and felt that something was off? A new crack forming on the wall, the faint trickle of water coming from somewhere in the corner. These issues are all-too-common, but many homeowners don’t see them as a big problem. But they are - or they will be.

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

January is designated as Radon Action month by the Environmental Protection Agency. It is a time dedicated to increasing efforts in educating homeowners across the country about the effects of radon and how they can protect themselves from them.

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Have you ever heard the expression that most of your body’s heat escapes through the head and the feet? A house works in the same way! More often than not, heat from the home escapes most easily from the uppermost and lowermost parts of your home: the attic and the basement. And with the temperatures across Minnesota and North Dakota plummeting lately, letting heat escape your home is not something you want to do. It costs you more money on home energy bills and it makes your home much less comfortable than it could be.

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Every year, one of the most common New Year’s resolutions people make is to spend more time with their family. And after a festive, family-filled holiday season, it’s easy to believe you can spend more of the next year doing the same. Unfortunately, New Year’s resolutions are notorious for being abandoned. Something always seems to get in the way: a busy week at work causes you to postpone that weekend at the cabin, fixing a leaky faucet mean missing an afternoon out back with the kids.

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Merry Christmas from all of us at Innovative! If you’re anything like us, there’s nothing you like more than a cozy night at home with the people you love. You probably spend more time at home than anywhere else year-round, but there’s something about this time of year that makes time at home even more enjoyable. Maybe it’s the frigid temperatures outside, or maybe it’s the lights and the tree and all the other decorations you’ve put up, but come December there’s no denying how great it feels to spend the day at home, wrapped in a soft blanket with a warm drink in your hand.

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Most of us spend a majority of our time indoors and this is especially true during colder months. With winter comes an increased risk of house fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. When a home is sealed up for the winter, elevated radon levels can also become a major problem. Along with inspecting our heating system and installing a CO detector, winter is an ideal time to test for radon. During National Radon Action Month in January, Innovative Basement Systems is encouraging North Dakota and Minnesota residents to take action to protect their homes and families.

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

What makes a home? Some of us might say it’s four walls and a roof with some windows and doors. Others might add that it’s also rooms - kitchen, living room, bedrooms - and the stuff inside them. Still more people will insist that it’s what happens in the house that makes it a home, like memories that you share with friends and family. At Innovative Basement Systems, we think a home is all of these things - and more.

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

If you’re a homeowner, you know that taking care of a home is a complicated task. Beyond everyday chores like yardwork and paying the bills, you also have to keep an eye out for signs of trouble throughout the house. Bad plumbing, poor electrical work, or a leaky roof can all add up to an expensive headache, but there’s one part of your home that may be more costly to fix than most: your foundation.

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Most people throughout Minnesota and North Dakota know us as basement waterproofers. We come in, dry out basements, and install drainage systems to collect and drain any water that may enter in the future. Innovative Basement Systems does do those things -- our WaterGuard perimeter drainage system and TripleSafe sump pumps come second to none -- but did you know about our line of basement dehumidifiers?

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

With Thanksgiving tomorrow and December just around the corner, now is the time of year that most of us use to reflect on the good things we have in our lives. Whether your tradition is to have everyone say what they’re most thankful for at the dinner table or to quietly think about the good things in your life on your own, it’s hard not to participate during the time of year that is so much about being thankful.

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Subscribe to our RSS Feeds
Total News & Events: 108

  
Serving ND and MN including the Greater Fargo area
Our North Dakota and Minnesota Service Area
Cities in Becker County, MN
Audubon
Callaway
Detroit Lakes
Frazee
Lake Park
Ogema
Osage
Ponsford
Richwood
Rochert
Waubun
White Earth
Wolf Lake

Cities in Beltrami County, MN
Blackduck
Hines
Kelliher
Ponemah
Puposky
Redby
Redlake
Solway
Tenstrike
Waskish
Wilton

Cities in Big Stone County, MN
Beardsley

Cities in Clay County, MN
Barnesville
Comstock
Dilworth
Felton
Georgetown
Glyndon
Hawley
Hitterdal
Moorhead
Sabin
Ulen

Cities in Clearwater County, MN
Bagley
Clearbrook
Gonvick
Leonard
Shevlin

Cities in Douglas County, MN
Alexandria
Brandon
Carlos
Evansville
Farwell
Garfield
Holmes City
Kensington
Miltona
Nelson
Osakis

Cities in Grant County, MN
Ashby
Barrett
Elbow Lake
Herman
Hoffman
Norcross
Wendell

Cities in Hennepin County, MN
Champlin
Dayton
Eden Prairie
Excelsior
Hamel
Hopkins
Long Lake
Loretto
Maple Plain
Minneapolis
Minnetonka
Mound
Osseo
Rogers
Saint Bonifacius
Saint Louis Park
Spring Park
Wayzata
Plymouth

Cities in Hubbard County, MN
Benedict
Lake George
Park Rapids

Cities in Itasca County, MN
Effie
Max
Squaw Lake
Wirt

Cities in Kittson County, MN
Donaldson
Hallock
Halma
Humboldt
Karlstad
Kennedy
Lake Bronson
Lancaster
Noyes
Saint Vincent

Cities in Koochiching County, MN
Big Falls
Birchdale
International Falls
Kabetogama
Littlefork
Loman
Mizpah
Northome

Cities in Lake Of The Woods County, MN
Baudette
Oak Island
Williams

Cities in Mahnomen County, MN
Bejou
Lengby
Mahnomen
Naytahwaush

Cities in Marshall County, MN
Alvarado
Argyle
Gatzke
Grygla
Middle River
Newfolden
Oslo
Stephen
Strandquist
Viking
Warren

Cities in Morrison County, MN
Swanville

Cities in Norman County, MN
Ada
Borup
Flom
Gary
Halstad
Hendrum
Perley
Shelly
Twin Valley

Cities in Otter Tail County, MN
Battle Lake
Bluffton
Clitherall
Dalton
Deer Creek
Dent
Elizabeth
Erhard
Fergus Falls
Henning
New York Mills
Ottertail
Parkers Prairie
Pelican Rapids
Perham
Richville
Underwood
Vergas
Vining

Cities in Pennington County, MN
Goodridge
Saint Hilaire
Thief River Falls

Cities in Polk County, MN
Beltrami
Climax
Crookston
East Grand Forks
Erskine
Euclid
Fertile
Fisher
Fosston
Gully
Mcintosh
Mentor
Nielsville
Trail
Winger

Cities in Pope County, MN
Cyrus
Glenwood
Lowry
Starbuck
Villard

Cities in Ramsey County, MN
Saint Paul

Cities in Red Lake County, MN
Brooks
Oklee
Plummer
Red Lake Falls

Cities in Roseau County, MN
Badger
Greenbush
Roosevelt
Roseau
Salol
Strathcona
Swift
Wannaska
Warroad

Cities in Saint Louis County, MN
Angora
Cook
Crane Lake
Ely
Orr
Tower

Cities in Stevens County, MN
Alberta
Chokio
Donnelly
Hancock
Morris

Cities in Todd County, MN
Bertha
Browerville
Burtrum
Clarissa
Eagle Bend
Grey Eagle
Hewitt
Long Prairie
Staples

Cities in Traverse County, MN
Dumont
Tintah
Wheaton

Cities in Wadena County, MN
Aldrich
Menahga
Nimrod
Sebeka
Verndale
Wadena

Cities in Wilkin County, MN
Breckenridge
Campbell
Foxhome
Kent
Nashua
Rothsay
Wolverton

Cities in Adams County, ND
Hettinger
Reeder

Cities in Barnes County, ND
Dazey
Fingal
Kathryn
Litchville
Nome
Oriska
Pillsbury
Rogers
Sanborn
Spiritwood
Valley City
Wimbledon

Cities in Benson County, ND
Esmond
Fort Totten
Knox
Leeds
Maddock
Minnewaukan
Oberon
Saint Michael
Tokio
Warwick
York

Cities in Billings County, ND
Fairfield
Medora

Cities in Bottineau County, ND
Antler
Bottineau
Kramer
Lansford
Maxbass
Newburg
Souris
Westhope
Willow City

Cities in Bowman County, ND
Bowman
Rhame
Scranton

Cities in Burke County, ND
Bowbells
Columbus
Flaxton
Lignite
Portal
Powers Lake

Cities in Burleigh County, ND
Baldwin
Bismarck
Driscoll
Menoken
Moffit
Regan
Sterling
Wing

Cities in Cass County, ND
Absaraka
Amenia
Argusville
Arthur
Ayr
Buffalo
Casselton
Davenport
Erie
Fargo
Gardner
Grandin
Harwood
Horace
Hunter
Kindred
Leonard
Mapleton
Page
Tower City
West Fargo
Wheatland

Cities in Cavalier County, ND
Alsen
Calvin
Hannah
Langdon
Maida
Milton
Munich
Nekoma
Osnabrock
Sarles
Wales

Cities in Dickey County, ND
Ellendale
Forbes
Fullerton
Oakes

Cities in Divide County, ND
Ambrose
Crosby
Fortuna
Noonan

Cities in Dunn County, ND
Dodge
Dunn Center
Halliday
Killdeer
Manning
Marshall

Cities in Eddy County, ND
New Rockford
Sheyenne

Cities in Emmons County, ND
Braddock
Hague
Hazelton
Kintyre
Linton
Strasburg

Cities in Foster County, ND
Carrington
Glenfield
Grace City
Mchenry

Cities in Golden Valley County, ND
Beach
Golva
Sentinel Butte

Cities in Grand Forks County, ND
Arvilla
Emerado
Gilby
Grand Forks
Grand Forks Afb
Inkster
Larimore
Manvel
Mekinock
Niagara
Northwood
Reynolds
Thompson

Cities in Grant County, ND
Carson
Elgin
New Leipzig
Raleigh
Shields

Cities in Griggs County, ND
Binford
Cooperstown
Hannaford
Jessie
Sutton

Cities in Hettinger County, ND
Mott
New England
Regent

Cities in Kidder County, ND
Dawson
Pettibone
Robinson
Steele
Tappen
Tuttle

Cities in Lamoure County, ND
Berlin
Dickey
Edgeley
Jud
Kulm
Lamoure
Marion
Verona

Cities in Logan County, ND
Fredonia
Gackle
Napoleon

Cities in Mchenry County, ND
Anamoose
Balfour
Bantry
Deering
Drake
Granville
Karlsruhe
Norwich
Towner
Upham
Velva
Voltaire

Cities in Mcintosh County, ND
Ashley
Lehr
Wishek
Zeeland

Cities in Mckenzie County, ND
Alexander
Arnegard
Cartwright
Grassy Butte
Keene
Mandaree
Watford City

Cities in Mclean County, ND
Benedict
Butte
Coleharbor
Garrison
Max
Mercer
Riverdale
Roseglen
Ruso
Turtle Lake
Underwood
Washburn
Wilton

Cities in Mercer County, ND
Beulah
Golden Valley
Hazen
Stanton
Zap

Cities in Morton County, ND
Almont
Flasher
Glen Ullin
Hebron
Mandan
New Salem
Saint Anthony

Cities in Mountrail County, ND
New Town
Palermo
Parshall
Plaza
Ross
Stanley
White Earth

Cities in Nelson County, ND
Aneta
Dahlen
Lakota
Mcville
Michigan
Pekin
Petersburg
Tolna

Cities in Oliver County, ND
Center

Cities in Pembina County, ND
Bathgate
Cavalier
Crystal
Drayton
Glasston
Hamilton
Hensel
Mountain
Neche
Pembina
Saint Thomas
Walhalla

Cities in Pierce County, ND
Rugby
Wolford

Cities in Ramsey County, ND
Brocket
Churchs Ferry
Crary
Devils Lake
Edmore
Hampden
Lawton
Penn
Starkweather
Webster

Cities in Ransom County, ND
Enderlin
Fort Ransom
Lisbon
Sheldon

Cities in Renville County, ND
Glenburn
Mohall
Sherwood
Tolley

Cities in Richland County, ND
Abercrombie
Barney
Christine
Colfax
Fairmount
Hankinson
Lidgerwood
Mantador
Mcleod
Mooreton
Wahpeton
Walcott
Wyndmere

Cities in Rolette County, ND
Agate
Belcourt
Dunseith
Mylo
Rolette
Rolla
Saint John

Cities in Sargent County, ND
Cayuga
Cogswell
Forman
Gwinner
Havana
Milnor
Rutland
Stirum

Cities in Sheridan County, ND
Denhoff
Goodrich
Martin
Mcclusky

Cities in Sioux County, ND
Cannon Ball
Fort Yates
Selfridge
Solen

Cities in Slope County, ND
Amidon
Marmarth

Cities in Stark County, ND
Belfield
Dickinson
Gladstone
Lefor
Richardton
South Heart
Taylor

Cities in Steele County, ND
Finley
Hope
Luverne
Sharon

Cities in Stutsman County, ND
Buchanan
Cleveland
Courtenay
Jamestown
Kensal
Medina
Montpelier
Pingree
Streeter
Woodworth
Ypsilanti

Cities in Towner County, ND
Bisbee
Cando
Egeland
Hansboro
Perth
Rocklake

Cities in Traill County, ND
Blanchard
Buxton
Caledonia
Clifford
Cummings
Galesburg
Hatton
Hillsboro
Mayville
Portland

Cities in Walsh County, ND
Adams
Edinburg
Fairdale
Fordville
Forest River
Grafton
Hoople
Lankin
Minto
Park River
Pisek

Cities in Ward County, ND
Berthold
Burlington
Carpio
Des Lacs
Donnybrook
Douglas
Kenmare
Makoti
Minot
Minot Afb
Ryder
Sawyer
Surrey

Cities in Wells County, ND
Bowdon
Cathay
Chaseley
Fessenden
Harvey
Hurdsfield
Sykeston

Cities in Williams County, ND
Alamo
Epping
Grenora
Mcgregor
Ray
Tioga
Trenton
Wildrose
Williston
Zahl

Please call us at: 1-701-540-0927
Financing Available
Click to find out how we can make your house more comfortable
Testimonials

The #1 Cancer Risk at Home

the #1 cancer risk at home the Dr. Oz show

See Dr. Oz discuss the dangers of radon with Rebecca Morley, Executive Director of NCHH.

youtube logo twitter logo facebook logo rss feed button