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
A lot of times, when homeowners are looking for a solution to their basement water problem, they’ll feel overwhelmed by the amount of information presented to them by various contractors. They’ll begin asking themselves questions that they don’t know the answer to. Which method is most effective? Which materials are better at preventing water? What about removing water? How much water can this sump pump pump out in an hour? What about that one?
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
One thing we try to do at Innovative Basement Systems is set fears to rest when it comes to confronting major problems in the home. We’ve found that some of the most worrying problems have to do with the foundation, so we thought we’d share exactly what you’ll be dealing with when you call us for foundation repair. Here’s exactly what will happen when you pick up the phone:
Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
The big news out of Minot, ND lately is that the heavy floods of the past several years have caught a lot of homeowners unaware. Flood damaged homes are significantly reduced in value, meaning homeowners face huge losses. In fact, many homeowners along the Souris River, unable to recover their homes from extensive flood damage, face foreclosure. According to the Minot Daily News, foreclosures have been on the rise since the flood in 2011, and they only continue to grow.
Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Innovative Basement Systems has recently been recognized with the Star Team Award by the Pine City, MN Chamber of Commerce. To win the Star Team Award, nominees needed to prove that their teams were strong in categories like customer service, product knowledge, initiative, team playing, and community service. Given the effort our team puts in on the job and around the community, we’re proud to be recognized by the Chamber in such a way.
Tuesday, October 29th, 2013
Winter is coming quickly to Minnesota and North Dakota, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to think about next spring. Crawl spaces - especially the vented, dirt floor crawl spaces so common across the two states - can pose significant problems for your home. And those problems only get worse after the winter ends.
Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
October 16-22 is this year’s Radon Awareness Week - and, as radon mitigation experts with experience across Minnesota and North Dakota, we want to use this time to remind you of everything you need to know about radon to keep your family, yourself, and your home safe. Here’s the who, what, where, when, and why of radon in your home:
Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
When you buy a home, there are probably lots of things you would rather focus on than a troublesome basement: plumbing, electrical work, getting new appliances, decorating - basically anything with an immediate impact on your home and how you live. But what if we told you that the condition of your basement actually does have an impact on your life?
Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
Crawl spaces are pretty common throughout Minnesota and North Dakota. Unfortunately, so are crawl space problems. Most homeowners don’t use their crawl space for anything, so it becomes easy to forget the space exists at all. But neglecting your crawl space can lead to problems you may not have considered. Here’s what you need to know, and what we can do to help.
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
It’s now officially fall! There are still several more weeks of crisp weather and changing leaves to look forward to, but it won’t be long before it’s time to batten down the hatches and settle in for a cold northern winter. At Dr. Energy Saver by Innovative we care about the comfort and efficiency of your home, and that’s why we think you should take this time before the big freeze to start looking at what improvements might serve you best.
Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
Last week, Kare 11 reported an update from the U.S. Drought Monitor showing that 79% of Minnesota is now in a severe drought. But drought is not just devastating to the land - it can create big problems for your home as well. The biggest impact drought has on your property - aside from a brown lawn and a wilted garden - is its impact on your foundation. During periods of prolonged dryness, the soil surrounding your home shrinks away, causing foundation issues that, if not addressed, can grow into even bigger problems over time. Here are the most common problems caused by drought, and what we can do to fix them.
Wednesday, September 18th, 2013
Bowing basement walls are one of the most common foundation problems we encounter. Over time, they can cause a lot of damage to your home - water can enter through cracks and destroy property, mold can develop and spread across wood and other organic materials - and ultimately compromise the structural integrity of your home.
Monday, September 9th, 2013
Last week the Innovative crew headed out to Connecticut for the National Basement Systems Convention, where we gathered with hundreds of other basement systems dealers across the country to celebrate our success in the industry and learn new ways to interact with customers and operate our business.
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
After a large storm hit the Fargo area Tuesday night into Wednesday it left behind many flooded roads.
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
Here is a couple signs to look for that may tell you your crawlspace needs to be fixed.
Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
One of the biggest causes of stress is knowing something is wrong with your home. It’s probably the biggest investment of your life, so it only makes sense that you’re upset when something bad happens – especially when it has to do with the structural integrity of your home. But the best way to relieve stress is to learn all you can about the foundation problems most likely to impact your home.
Wednesday, June 19th, 2013
We have reason to believe other companies are posing as Innovative Basement Systems specialists. Innovative Basement Systems does NOT charge for Estimates, so if you are asked for payment at an estimate then you are not dealing with us.
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013
Did you think your basement was fully prepared to handle all the recent rain until you went down there to find a wet mess?
Monday, June 10th, 2013