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  • By Harley & Darlene S.
    Woodbury, MN

    "Jerry and Chad are great!  What a team. Quiet and congenial!  We loved having them here.  I hated to see them go!"

    Customer Review

    By Harley & Darlene S.
    Woodbury, MN

    Jerry and Chad are great!  What a team. Quiet and congenial!  We loved having them here.  I hated to see them go!

  • By Beth R.
    Woodbury, MN

    "Love that I can use the area for storage now!"

    Customer Review

    By Beth R.
    Woodbury, MN

    Love that I can use the area for storage now!

  • By Lynn D.
    St. Paul, MN

    "Emmit and his crew were great! I could tell he really cares about the quality of his work."

    Customer Review

    By Lynn D.
    St. Paul, MN

    Emmit and his crew were great! I could tell he really cares about the quality of his work.

  • By Jeff H.
    Little Canada, MN

    Customer Review

    By Jeff H.
    Little Canada, MN

  • By Kim & James W.
    Saint Paul, MN

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    By Kim & James W.
    Saint Paul, MN

  • By Dan S.
    Minneapolis, MN

    "Very happy with end result - walls are bright & clean!"

    Customer Review

    By Dan S.
    Minneapolis, MN

    Very happy with end result - walls are bright & clean!

  • By Leoma & Randy S.
    Andover, MN

    "Very professional and easy to work with. Answered all of my questions with clarity. Highly recommend Emmit and his crew! Prompt..."

    Customer Review

    By Leoma & Randy S.
    Andover, MN

    Very professional and easy to work with. Answered all of my questions with clarity. Highly recommend Emmit and his crew! Prompt and work was completed on time.  

  • By Randy Y.
    Hamel, MN

    "Excellent work by Emmit & crew, very professional. "

    Customer Review

    By Randy Y.
    Hamel, MN

    Excellent work by Emmit & crew, very professional. 

Jerry Bartell from Innovative Basement Systems

Title: System Design Specialist

Hometown: South Saint Paul, MN

Jerry Bartell from Innovative Basement Systems

Resides In: Coon Rapids, MN

Hobbies/Interests: During his free time, Jerry enjoys boating, golfing, hunting fishing and home projects. He also enjoys attending sporting events and hanging out with friends and family. 

Experience: Jerry has been in the building products business for 40+ years, working mainly on the wholesale/supply side.  His experience involved marketing, inventory and quality control.  Territory sales, sales management and branch management. Jerry prides himself on developing and maintaining trust and rapport with customers and colleagues. Jerry believes in a consultative approach and takes great care in truly listening to his customers needs and wants.

Jerry is also very passionate about boats and became involved in the business, selling large boats and yachts on the St. Croix River. 

Click here to learn more about Jerry & Innovative!

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Basement Waterproofing in Birchwood, WI
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Birchwood, WI
    After

    After visiting our booth at the MN State Fair - homeowners from Birchwood, WI signed up for a free estimate for waterproofing their basement.  We were able to install a perimeter WaterGuard drainage system, a SuperSump sump pump and a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier to complete their waterproofing project.

    Another DRY basement in Birchwood!

     

  • PowerBraces in Somerset, WI
    Before
    PowerBraces in Somerset, WI
    After

    PowerBraces are steel I beams that we install on the interior of the home, therefore no exterior excavation is needed. We offer a lifetime warranty and also an annual service agreement.

    PowerBraces are an engineered and patented solution for bowing walls. 

  • Basement Waterproofing in Little Canada, MN
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Little Canada, MN
    After

    Looking to end the water issues in his basement, Jeff from Little Canada called the waterproofing experts at Innovative.  System design specialist, Jerry Bartell, met with Jeff and inspected the basement.  Jerry made recommendations for waterproofing with a perimeter WaterGuard drainage system and a SuperSump sump pump.  Since installation the basement has remained DRY!

     

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

    Homeowner from St. Paul, MN, emailed the TEAM at Innovative Basement Systems stating she had bacteria from prior pet feces and water damage to her concrete floor and walls.  She had looked at other companies, but liked the prompt communication she received from us as well as the solutions we offered her.  System design specialist, Jerry Bartell, had met with the homeowner and inspected the basement.   His recommendations were as follows:  CleanSpace for the walls, a WaterGuard drainage system, a TripleSafe sump pump and an IceGuard for added protection.  

    The installation went well and the sheer aethetic imrprovements were dramatic.  The homeowner is elated too! 

  • Basement Waterproofing in Mounds View, MN
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Mounds View, MN
    After

    Homeowner from Mounds View, MN made the call to Innovative Basement Systems to address the water problems she was having in her basement.  System design specialist, Jerry Bartell, met with the homeowner and inspected her foundation and basement. There was definitely water seeping in from where the foundation walls met the floor.  Her foundation walls were actually in need of stabilization as well since they were cracked and bowing. 

    To complete this project we encapsulated the partial crawlspace (which had a dirt floor), stabilized the foundation with PowerBraces and installed a SuperSump sump pump, along with a SaniDry dehumidifier.

    The end results was a dramatic improvement in the comfort and condition of her largest investment!  Call 877-365-0097 today to request your free estimate!

     

  • Foundation Correction in Waseca, MN
    Before
    Foundation Correction in Waseca, MN
    After

    Homeowner from Waseca, MN, visited our exhibit at the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show and set up a time for inspection of his foundation.   System design specialist, Jerry Bartell visted the home and indeed found that he had a few walls in the basement that were bowing and also some exterior concrete that was not level.   Both concerns, as Jerry explained, could be repaired with our patented techniques and products:  PowerBrace and PolyLevel.  The PowerBrace™ is a patented foundation wall repair system that's designed to stabilize failing basement walls and provide the potential t straighten walls over time.

    After installation and correction of the bowing walls, along with the lifted concrete outside - the homeowner was relieved!  Not only was there a visual improvement, but no more worries about his foundation getting worse.  Success!

  • Foundation Repair & Concrete Lifting in Waseca, MN
    Before
    Foundation Repair & Concrete Lifting in Waseca, MN
    After

    After visiting our booth at the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show - system design specialist, Jerry Bartell, met with the homeoners from Waseca, MN, for their free estimate on bowing foundationwalls and some settled walkway concrete.  After inspection, Jerry made recommendations for the PowerBrace Wall Repair System

    When foundation walls begin to buckle, bow or tilt inward, homeowners are correct to be alarmed. Outside pressure from soil and water can actually cause foundation walls to collapse. The PowerBrace is a patented foundation wall repair system that's designed to stabilize failing basement walls and provide the potential to straighten walls over time.

    These steel I-beams will stabilize the wall in its current position without any further adjustment. Over time, the PowerBrace System can be tightened to make bowing or tilting walls straighter and more vertical.

    Outside, PolyLevel foam injection was the recommendation for their walkway.  

    Both jobs were completed and the homeowners are very satisfied! Call today! 

  • Musty Odors Be Gone in Forest Lake, MN
    Before
    Musty Odors Be Gone in Forest Lake, MN
    After

    Homeowner from Forest Lake, MN, contacted Innovative Basement Systems regarding a musty smell that started after the basement had previous water seepage.   System design specialist, Jerry Bartell, visted the home and inspected the basement.  The carpet had all since been pulled up and he found that there was no drain system in place and that their sump pump was quite old and inefficient.  He also noted the musty smell (mold) and high humidty levels.

    Jerry went over his findings and educated the homeowners on his recommendations for a WaterGuard drainage system, a TripleSafe sump pump as well as a SaniDry XP dehumidifier, installation processes, warranty information as well as a complete review of the estimate.  They were in agreement with all of the recommendations and signed off to get the project rolling.

    Since completion - they'd noticed a drastic improvement in air quality - and that's why we do what we do!

     

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

    Do you want to know what effective basement waterproofing lookes like? Check out these before and after pics from Lakeview Drive in Lino Lakes, MN!  We installed FlowGuard, a SuperSump and a SaniDry Sedona.  The absolute Trifecta for this home.

    If you have water problems - you owe it to yourself to call 877-365-0097 today!  Request your complimentary inspection and estimate for waterproofing from the experts at TEAM Innovative. 

     

     

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

    Al and Marcia from Prior Lake were looking for a permanent solution to their basement water problems.  After calling Innovative Basement Systems and meeting with specialist, Jerry Bartell, it was decided that waterproofing with a WaterGuard drainage system and installation of a SuperSump sump pump would offer the best solution; along with putting CleanSpace moisture barrier on the walls.

    Since installation the basement has remained DRY and much more enjoyable.  

    Call 877-365-0097 to schedule your complimentary waterproofing estimate today!

  • Crawlspace Encapsulation in Prior Lake, MN
    Before
    Crawlspace Encapsulation in Prior Lake, MN
    After

    Homeowners from Prior Lake, MN made the call to TEAM Innovative to see what could be done about the high moisture levels in their crawlspace - sometimes they'd even have standing water.  They met with system design specialist, Jerry Bartell, who recommended encapsulation with CleanSpace, installation of a SmartSump sump pump and placemet of a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier.  

    Wanting to permanently protect their investment from further damage due to high humidity - the homeowners signed off on the project. The installation went beautiflly and both were very satisfied with the completed work!

     

  • PowerBrace Foundation Wall Repair System in Prior Lake, MN
    Before
    PowerBrace Foundation Wall Repair System in Prior Lake, MN
    After

    Foundation problems can cause threats to your home's appearance, value, and safety. Whether your home is experiencing structural damage from foundation settlement, hydrostatic pressure, soil washout, frost, or some other force, we have the products that you need to permanently solve your problem and restore value to your home.

    Prior Lake, MN homeowners had a bowing wall that was concerning them. System design specialist, Jerry Bartell, met with the homeowers and performed an inspection. Jerry recommended stabilization with the PowerBrace foundation wall repair system — an engineered and patented, steel, I beam solution that permanently stabilizes and also straightens the wall over time.

    The project was completed and the homeowners now have peace of mind; their foundation is stable and warrantied. 

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

    After doing some research on the internet, homeowner from Stacy, MN, reached out to the basement experts!  (That's Us!)  She had complaints of foundation issues, however, her largest concern was water seepage from the NW corner of the house.  She also mentioned crumbling foundation and lots of heat loss in the winter.

    System design specialist, Jerry Bartell, visited the home and inspected the basement.  His recommendations for water control were a drainage systemand new sump pump.  The homeowner was in agreement and WaterGuard and a TripleSafe were scheduled for installation.  Our most popular drainage system, WaterGuard, is the ideal solution for most basement waterproofing applications.  Unlike old-fashioned drain tile systems installed on the outside of the home, WaterGuard® is installed just underneath the perimeter edge of the basement floor.

    When you have a perimeter drainage system installed in your home, your sump pump is your main line of defense against a basement flood. If you can't count on your sump system to be powerful or reliable enough, then you can't count on a dry basement. And what good is the space if it gets wet?  The TripleSafe sump pump is the answer!  After installation of both the homeowner is resting comfortably knowing her water worries are a thing of the past!

     

  • One, Two Punch in Minneapolis, MN
    Before
    One, Two Punch in Minneapolis, MN
    After

    A bowing wall and a sagging floor were no match for our engineered solutions.  With installation of SmartJack supplemental supports and Wall Anchors, we were able to provide significant peace of mind as well as secure a much improved resale value. 

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

    WaterGuard perimeter drainage and a SuperSump sump pump were all that was needed to ensure this Rockford, MN basement stayed DRY!  If you have wet basement worries - call 877-365-0097 today and put those headaches, shop vacs and fans behind you. 

     

  • SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier Install in Olivia, MN
    Before
    SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier Install in Olivia, MN
    After

    Looking to improve "the musty smell' in their rental unit, property owners called on TEAM Innovative to install the world's most effective dehumidifier, the SaniDry Sedona.  They were so thrilled with the results they want us to call back in the spring for additional work!

     

Our Service Area

We serve the following areas

Our Locations:

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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