Imagine the soil around your home is like a sponge. During the dry weather periods the soil will shrink away from your foundation. The when the soil gets wet in expands and puts extreme pressure on your walls.
Friday, October 23rd, 2015
Your home is probably the place where you spend the most time. You eat, sleep, entertain guests, and maybe even work there. So why not make the most of every inch of your investment - including the basement? Stumped about what exactly you can use a finished basement for? Here are 10 ideas for ways you can use a finished basement:
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
Innovative Basement Systems was recently honored at the Annual Team Basement Systems Convention, a gathering of dealers from across the United States, Canada and the UK.
Thursday, August 27th, 2015
At Innovative we are committed to the highest level of training for all of our employees. This commitment will have some of our team members traveling to Hartford, Connecticut on Aug. 19th for a 3 day training convention with all the leaders in our industry. The theme this year is "BUILD: Leaders, Connections & Success".
Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
Innovative Basement System's recently helped "Lake and Home Living Magazine" with a article to educate home and lake home owner's the what they can do to their crawlspaces and why they should. Go to Lakeandhomemagonline.com to view the article.
Wednesday, August 12th, 2015
We see all too often that the signs of high humidity in homes that have not been addressed. High humidity will damage your homes structure and will create dangerous mold growth.
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
Does your home have problems like wet basements, or crawl space moisture issues? We asked the expert, Ben Warren, with Innovative Basement Systems and found out how to waterproof our home.
Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
For many homeowners, a basement flood causing extensive damage to their home and possessions is unthinkable. Unfortunately, it's actually a very real possibility - especially for Minnesota and North Dakota homeowners who live in areas that are known to experience flooding year after year.
Monday, March 30th, 2015
If there is radon in the air in your home, you are at risk for lung cancer. Learn how you can take action to protect yourself during National Radon Action Month in January.
Thursday, January 1st, 2015
Job Fair Announcement! Innovative Basement Systems is growing and we are looking for more TEAM members. Innovative is a veteran owned, family run business that is the leader in the industry of "All things basementy!" We help homeowner's everyday protect and restore their biggest investment, their home. We are the experts in basement waterproofing, foundation repair, crawlspace encapsulation and basement finishing.
Friday, November 28th, 2014
Radon exposure can increase your risk of lung cancer. In recognition of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November, Innovative Basement Systems is encouraging all North Dakota and Minnesota homeowners to test for radon in their home.
Monday, October 27th, 2014
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
See Dr. Oz discuss the dangers of radon with Rebecca Morley, Executive Director of NCHH.