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  • By Samantha S.
    South Saint Paul, MN

    "Emmit and his crew were very friendly + got the job done in one day. I appreciate their hard work to get my basement..."

    Customer Review

    By Samantha S.
    South Saint Paul, MN

    Emmit and his crew were very friendly + got the job done in one day. I appreciate their hard work to get my basement waterproofed. It looks great!

  • By Elizabeth P.
    Saint Paul, MN

    "Tyler and his team were professional, careful, quick and good-natured. They owned up to a mistake & fixed it. THIS TRULY..."

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    By Elizabeth P.
    Saint Paul, MN

    Tyler and his team were professional, careful, quick and good-natured. They owned up to a mistake & fixed it. THIS TRULY impressed me!

  • By Kevin & Linda C.
    Saint Paul, MN

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    By Kevin & Linda C.
    Saint Paul, MN

  • By Brigid M.
    Saint Paul, MN

    "May have a couple adjustments to the install but only time will tell.  Quality of install was good. Emmit Petersen did a..."

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    By Brigid M.
    Saint Paul, MN

    May have a couple adjustments to the install but only time will tell.  Quality of install was good. Emmit Petersen did a great job on install.

  • By Alex C.
    St. Paul, MN

    "Dan and his crew did great work. Each morning, he explained the plan for the day and described how the system worked. It was..."

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    By Alex C.
    St. Paul, MN

    Dan and his crew did great work. Each morning, he explained the plan for the day and described how the system worked. It was great to walk around our basement and have details pointed out. 

  • By Tony & Beth Z.
    Arden Hills, MN

    "Ryan (Louie) really knows his business. Professional. Whole crew was friendly & courteous. Thanks for the good job!"

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    By Tony & Beth Z.
    Arden Hills, MN

    Ryan (Louie) really knows his business. Professional. Whole crew was friendly & courteous. Thanks for the good job!

  • By John & Amy V.
    Vadnais Heights, MN

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    By John & Amy V.
    Vadnais Heights, MN

  • By Mike & Robi N.
    Bloomington, MN

    "Everything went great! Thank you!"

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    By Mike & Robi N.
    Bloomington, MN

    Everything went great! Thank you!

  • By Sarah P.
    Minneapolis, MN

    "Ryan ran the job great and completed ahead of schedule!"

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    By Sarah P.
    Minneapolis, MN

    Ryan ran the job great and completed ahead of schedule!

  • By Carol & Glen M.
    Brooklyn Center, MN

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    By Carol & Glen M.
    Brooklyn Center, MN

Pete Salazar from Innovative Basement Systems

Title: System Design Specialist

Hometown: Woodbury, MN

Pete Salazar from Innovative Basement Systems

Resides In: Maplewood, MN

Hobbies/Interests: Pete enjoys spending time with his family, cooking, boating and traveling. Pete is also passionate about people and helping out whenever he can. When time allows, he also enjoys working on his own home and tending to his garden.

Experience: Pete brings over seven years of experience in the home improvement industry.  One of his favorite quotes is: "You can get everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want." - Zig Zigler

Click here to learn more about Pete & Innovative!

 

 

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Crawlspace Encapsulation in Lakeland, MN
    Before
    Crawlspace Encapsulation in Lakeland, MN
    After

    Mark T. from Lakeland, MN called on TEAM Innovative to encapsulate his crawlspace.  He had moisture issues, it stunk, has mold and even a little wood rot.  After encapsulation with CleanSpace and installation of a SmartSump sump pump and SaniDry CX dehumidifier it was a brand new world!  Improved air quality, improved energy efficiency and major protection to Mark's biggest investment.

    If you have a nasty crawlspace, call 877-365-0097 today!

  • Crawlspace Transformation in Lakeland, MN
    Before
    Crawlspace Transformation in Lakeland, MN
    After

    Homeowner from Lakeland, MN called Innovative Basement Systems in hopes we could 'do something' to his crawlspace.  He was concerned about moisture, some mold, some rot and musty smells.  With the help of TEAM Innovative and our engineered solutions - we were able to completely encapsulate his crawlspace and protect his largest investment. 

  • Basement Waterproofing in Rosemount, MN
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Rosemount, MN
    After

    Effective waterproofing by the experts at Innovative Basement Systems in Rosemount, MN!

    Installation of a WaterGuard drainage system, SuperSump sump pump and a SaniDry XP dehumidifier equals the waterproofing trifecta!

    Another DRY basement in Rosemount!  Call 877-365-0097 today!

     

  • Crawlspace Encapsuulation
    Before
    Crawlspace Encapsuulation
    After

    Looking to encapsulate her crawlspace, homeowner from Woodbury, MN called on TEAM Innovative. Using the CleanSpace system, we were able to completely protect her investment from water, mold and rot and dramatically improve the indoor air quality of her home.

    Call 877-365-0097 or click for your complimentary crawlspace encapsulation estimate today!

     

  • Basement Waterproofing in Maplewood, MN
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Maplewood, MN
    After

    Homeowner from Maplewood, MN called TEAM Innovative with a wet basement from melting snow.  System design specialist, Pete Salazar, met with the homeowner and performed an inspection. He had been having water issues for sometime - with rain melting snow.  Recommendations were made to install a perimeter WaterGuard drainage system and place a SuperSump sump pump.  Since project completion, the basement has stayed nice and dry.

     

     

  • PolyLevel in Mahtomedi, MN
    Before
    PolyLevel in Mahtomedi, MN
    After

    Homeowner from Mahtomedi, MN, called TEAM Innovative Basement Systems with concerns about his garage slab and sidewalk.  They had settled and cracked and he wanted to correct the problem before it got worse.  System design specialist, Pete Salazar, visited the home and found there to be about a five foot void under the slab!   PolyLevel foam injection was the answer to level his concrete, and we also used NexusPro joint sealant to complete the repair. 

    The homeowner was pretty impressed and I think you will be too when you see the before and afters!  Call today for your free concrete leveling estimate - 877-365-0097!

  • Basement Waterproofing in Lino Lake, MN
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Lino Lake, MN
    After

    Homeowners from Lino Lakes, MN were only in their home two months when basement water problems became to much to bear.  System design specialist, Pete Salazar, met with the homeowners and performed an inspection.  Pete noted a wood foundation with major water intrusion and subsequently made recommendations for installation of a perimeter WaterGuard drainage system along with moving their current sump location, and installing a TripleSafe sump pump.  

    Since we completed the project as Pete had recommended, the job has stayed completely dry!

    Another DRY basement in Lino Lakes, MN!

  • Egress Install in White Bear Lake, MN
    Before
    Egress Install in White Bear Lake, MN
    After

    Looking to add an egress well and surround to her home, Kaylyn U. of White Bear Lake, MN placed a call to Innovative Basement Systems. She met with system design specialist, Pete Salazar, who performed an inspection, took measurements and pictures.  Pete was able to provide her with an estimate before he left, and Kaylyn signed off on it.  Innovative had her project complete in no time and now has an additional bedroom that meets code.

     

  • Crawlspace Encapsulation in Apple Valley, MN
    Before
    Crawlspace Encapsulation in Apple Valley, MN
    After

    Roger P. from Apple Valley, MN reached out to TEAM Innovative after searching on HomeAdvisor.com for a trusted contractor to encapsulate his crawlspace. Roger met with our specialist Pete Salazar who performed an inspection. High humidity and the beginning of rot and mold were detected — there was no sump pump and the plastic that had been previously placed was not sealed what-so-ever.

    Pete walked Roger through the CleanSpace encapsulation process and explained why it would be the absolute best choice for his home, along with placement of an UltraSump sump pump. Roger agree'd and the project was completed without any issue.

    Another crawlspace transormation in Apple Valley, MN!

  • Crawlspace Encapsulation in Apple Valley, MN
    Before
    Crawlspace Encapsulation in Apple Valley, MN
    After

    Looking to improve the energy efficiency of his home as well as the air quality, homeowner from Apple Valley called on TEAM Innovative for answers. System design specialist, Pete Salazar, met with the homeowner and performed an inspection.  Pete made recommendation to encapsulate the crawlspace with CleanSpace drainage matting, CleanSpace moisture barrier and installation of a SmartSump sump pump.

    Encapsulation made all the difference! Humidy levels are now under control and over-all air quality doesn't go without notice.

    If you have a dirt floor crawlspace - please call 877-365-0097 for your complimentary encapsulation estimate today!

     

  • Basement Waterproofing in Saint Paul, MN
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Saint Paul, MN
    After

    Saint Paul, MN homeowner called on TEAM Innovative to inquire on replacing his ineffective drain tile and waterproofing his basement correctly.

    After meeting with Innovative specialist, Pete Salazar, it was determined that repacement of the current drain tile with full perimeter WaterGuard drainage system installation and placement of a TripleSafe sump pump would provide permanent waterproofing.  Additional protection was added with CleanSpace moisture barrier to the cinder walls.

    Another DRY basement in Saint Paul, MN!

  • Basement Waterproofing on Cottage Avenue in Saint Paul, MN
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing on Cottage Avenue in Saint Paul, MN
    After

    Looking for a waterproofing solution, Linda & Kevin made the call to Innovative Basement Systems.  System design specialist, Pete Salazar, met with Linda & Kevin and inspected their basement.  Pete made recommendations to add a perimeter WaterGaurd drainage system to their basement and to install a TripleSafe sump pump.  Both Linda & Kevin were in agreement and signed off on the project.  

    Another DRY basment in Saint Paul, MN!

  • Basement Waterproofing in Saint Paul, MN
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Saint Paul, MN
    After

    For this waterproofing job - we installed a perimeter WaterGuard drainage system and a SuperSump sump pump - but wanted to showcase the CleanSpace moisture barrier product we can use on the walls.  Not only are they effective at channeling any water down to the WaterGuard - they completely transform the area into a bright, DRY space!

     

     

  • Crawlspace Encapsulation in Saint Paul, MN
    Before
    Crawlspace Encapsulation in Saint Paul, MN
    After

    After seeing our ad in the StarTribune, homeowner from Saint Paul, MN made the call to Innovative Basement Systems to inquire and request an estimate for crawlspace encapsulation.  System design specialist, Pete Salazar, met with the homeower and inspected the crawlspace.  Pete's recommendations were to encapsulate with CleanSpace drainage matting and CleanSpace moisture barrier.  The homeowner was impressed with Pete and the products and the project was on the books!

    If you have a dirt floor crawlspace, you owe it to yourself and family to look at encapsulation.  Protect your largest investment by callilng 877-65-0097 today!

  • Geo-Lock Wall Anchors in Roseville, MN
    Before
    Geo-Lock Wall Anchors in Roseville, MN
    After

    15 years after noticing their foundaiton was failing - homeowners called on the foundation experts at Innovative Basement Systems.  We were able to install wall anchors to stabilize and correct the inward movement.

    If you notice cracks or bowing on your foundation walls, don't wait 15 years - call 877-365-0097 today. 

  • PowerBrace Foundation Wall Repair in Savage, MN
    Before
    PowerBrace Foundation Wall Repair in Savage, MN
    After

    After seeing our coupon in the Five Star Rated book, Barb K. from Savage, MN made the call to TEAM Innovative.  System design specialist, Pete Salazar, met with Barb and inspected her basement.  Barb's concerns were water and cracks in her foundation walls.  Pete made recommendations to install PowerBraces on two walls that were cracked and to waterproof by installing a perimeter WaterGuard drainage system and placement of a SuperSump sump pump.

    Since project completion, Barb's basement has stayed 100% DRY!

     

  • PowerBrace Installation in Wyoming, MN
    Before
    PowerBrace Installation in Wyoming, MN
    After

    After searching online for a contractor able to correct a failing wall, homeowner from Wyoming, MN made the call to the foundation experts at Innovative Basement Systems.  System design specialist, Pete Salazar, met with the homeowner and readily assesed stage 3 shearing. The wall was directly under the garage and had a cinderblock casement.  We had to act quickly to avoid a stage 4 disaster.  PowerBraces offered the best solution and installation resulted in a secure and stabilized wall.  

    If you have cracks in your foundation - please call us.  We can put your mind at ease and help you protect your largest investment.  877-365-0097

  • Basement Waterproofing in Minneapolis, MN
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Minneapolis, MN
    After

    After researching online for basement waterproofing, homeowner from Minneapolis, MN, contacted Innovative Basement Systems to see if we permanently correct the water problems in his 1920 home.  System design specialist, Pete Salazar, met with the KU graduate to inspect his basement and offer his expertise for waterproofing.  A WaterGuard drainage system to perimeter and a TripleSafe sump pump were recommended and the homeowner agree'd with the plan.  Since installation of both - the basement has been dry and the smell is starting to go away!  

  • Basement Waterproofing in Minneapolis, MN
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Minneapolis, MN
    After

    After looking for waterproofing companies on HomeAdvisor.com - homeowner from MPLS, MN contacted the TEAM at Innovative for a complimentary estimate on basement waterproofing.  We sent out Pete Salazar, system design specialist, to inspect the basement and talk through the waterproofing process with the homeowner.  Relative humidity levels in the basement were at 62% - which leads to mold growth.  The basement was small with low headroom - lots of cement flaking, debris and paint mold growth, again - due to high humidity.   

    Pete made recommendations for CleanSpace vapor barrier to the walls as well as the SandiDry Sedona dehumidifier.  He educated the homeowner on the products, warranty information as well as reviewing the estimate in detail.   Homeowner was in agreement with the waterproofing plan and we got the job scheduled and completed in no time.

    Now, the home is dry and a much healthier, more comfortable environment! That's what we do here, everyday!

     

  • Moisture Issue Solved in Minneapolis, MN
    Before
    Moisture Issue Solved in Minneapolis, MN
    After

    After searching on HomeAdvisor.com for a contractor to inspect and make recommendations for her basement, Kara, from Minneapolis got the call from Innovative Basement Systems. System design specialist, Pete Salazar, met with Kara and performed an inspection.  Her basement was smaller with very low headroom, there was concrete flaking, debris, & paint mold growth due to very high humidity. Based on that, Pete's recommendations were to cover the walls with CleanSpace moisture barrier and install a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. 

    Those two products made a HUGE impact on the comfort level of her home.  If you know or believe have high humidity - higher than 50% - call us today for your FREE inspection and estimate. 

  • Basement Waterproofing in  Bloomington, MN
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in  Bloomington, MN
    After

    After visiting our booth at the Minnesota State Fair, Robi & Mike decided to sign up for a free estimate.  They were having recurring water problems in their basement and wanted to identify and solve the problem.  System design specialist, Pete Salazar, met with the couple and performed an inspection.  Recommendations were made to add interior, perimeter WaterGuard drainage and to add a SuperSump sump pit.  

    Since project completion, Robi & Mike have had zero water issues - another DRY basement in Bloomington, MN!

     

  • CarbonArmour on Silver Lake Road in Minneapolis, MN
    Before
    CarbonArmour on Silver Lake Road in Minneapolis, MN
    After

    Homeowner from MPLS called on TEAM Innovative for a solution to a bowing wall in his basement.  Our solution was wall reinforcement with CarbonArmor. The CarbonArmor wall reinforcing system utilizes the same technology used to support bridges, skyscrapers and bomb shelters as well as to stabilize building foundations that have sustained damage such as cracks and bowing.  The homeowner was thrilled to learn of this patented technology and now is assured his foundation is stable.  Did we mention the lifetime warranty?

  • CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcement in Minneapolis, MN
    Before
    CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcement in Minneapolis, MN
    After

    Minneapolis, MN homeownwer called TEAM Innovative with a foundation wall that was cracked and beginning to bow inward from the top. System design specialist, Pete Salazar, met with the homeowner and performed an inspection. Pete made a recommendation for wall reinforcement with CarbonArmor — a high-strength epoxy resin and carbon fiber strap system. The homeowner was super-impressed with the product and installation went smoothly.  Did we mention the incredible warranty?

    Looking for a price? Get a no cost, no obligation free estimate.  

     

     

  • SmartJack Installation in Minneapolis, MN
    Before
    SmartJack Installation in Minneapolis, MN
    After

    By installing these steel, zinc coated SmartJacks - we were able to provide the additional support needed to stabilize, strengthen and lift the main floor.

  • Sump Pump Replacement in Columbia Heights, MN
    Before
    Sump Pump Replacement in Columbia Heights, MN
    After

    Homeowners from Columbia Heights, MN kept experiencing a sump pump malfunction - it went off constantly! After doing research on the internet for a new sump pump, homeowners called the TEAM at Innovative Basement Systems about our patented, highly reliable sump pumps.

    System design specialist, Pete Salazar, met with the homeowners and went over their options for sump pumps.  After discussing options, warranty info. etc...they decided on the Triple Safe Sump Pump.  Installation was a breeze and since the homeowners were proactive - no worries about flooding or water!  

  • Egress Install in Spring Lake Park, MN
    Before
    Egress Install in Spring Lake Park, MN
    After

    After seeing our television ad on KSTP channel 5, homeowners from Spring Lake Park, MN called TEAM Innovative to get an estimate on replacement of an egress window.   System design specialist, Pete Salazar, met with the homeowners and perfomed an inspection with pictures and measurements.   They were impressed with the products, Pete and the bid and signed on the dotted line - their new egress is amazing!  So much more light and much more energy efficient - most importantly, it's now up to code.

     

     

  • Basement Waterproofing in Eden Prairie, MN
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Eden Prairie, MN
    After

    After receiving our coupon in the Valpak mailer, homeowners from Eden Prairie, MN made the call to Innovative Basement Systems.  System design specialist, Pete Salazar, met with the couple and performed an inspection of their basement.  Largest complaint was water that seemed to be coming up from the floor where the floor met the walls.  Pete made recommendations for a perimeter WaterGuard drainage system and a TripleSafe sump pump.   The project was completed as planned and there have been zero water issues since.

    Anther DRY basment in Eden Prairie, MN!

  • Basement Waterproofing in Eden Prairie, MN
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Eden Prairie, MN
    After

    Homeowner from Eden Prairie, MN, contacted the TEAM at Innovative to help her solve her wet basement problems.  Her home was built in 1977 and she purchased it in 2004.  Every spring since then, her basement gets saturated with water.  She had pulled up the carpet, threw away the pad and removed all the ruined sheetrock.  

    System design specialist, Pete Salazar, met with the homeowner and inspected the basement.  His recommendations were for a water drainage system and a new sump pump. Homeowner was in agreement and the job was scheduled!  Since installation of WaterGuard and her TripleSafe sump pump the basement has been dry! What an improvement, she'd wished she'd called sooner!  

  • Basement Waterproofing in Champlin, MN
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Champlin, MN
    After

    After searching on HomeAdvisor.com for a trusted waterproofing contractor, homeowners from Champlin, MN received the call from Innovative Basement Systems.  They met with Innovative's specialist, Pete Salazar, who made recommendations for waterproofing by installing a perimeter WaterGuard drainage system and a SuperSump sump pump.  

    The waterproofing project was completed on schedule and now, peace of mind from a DRY basement. 

  • Bowing foundation in Brook Park, MN
    Before
    Bowing foundation in Brook Park, MN
    After

    Homeowners from Brook Park, MN called regarding an investment property that was suffering from bowing foundation walls due to frost.  We sent a TEAM specialist out to inspect the situtation and discuss options for repair and stabilization.   To permanently stabilize the walls, the TEAM installed PowerBraces, resulting in a happy customer!

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Innovative Basement Systems
1330 41st St. N
Fargo, ND 58102
1-701-540-0927


Innovative Basement Systems
1325 S Frandsen Ave
Rush City, MN 55069
1-320-204-0302
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