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  • By Ron S.
    Amery, WI

    "Unbelievable!  Very happy with the job and product, very impressive.  Can't believe it went back the way it did!"

    Customer Review

    By Ron S.
    Amery, WI

    Unbelievable!  Very happy with the job and product, very impressive.  Can't believe it went back the way it did!

  • By Happy C.
    Rosemount, MN

    Customer Review

    By Happy C.
    Rosemount, MN

  • By Amy & Andrew T.
    Eagan, MN

    "The workers were quick, clean and professional. They did an excellent job."

    Customer Review

    By Amy & Andrew T.
    Eagan, MN

    The workers were quick, clean and professional. They did an excellent job.

  • By Therese G.
    Saint Paul, MN

    "Nice people, nice job. Thank you!"

    Customer Review

    By Therese G.
    Saint Paul, MN

    Nice people, nice job. Thank you!

  • By Shelley B.
    St. Paul, MN

    "You did a great job fixing our basement!"

    Customer Review

    By Shelley B.
    St. Paul, MN

    You did a great job fixing our basement!

  • By Dorothy R.
    Roseville, MN

    "I am 91 years old and now will not fall because of the unevenness of the sidewalk."

    Customer Review

    By Dorothy R.
    Roseville, MN

    I am 91 years old and now will not fall because of the unevenness of the sidewalk.

  • By Brett E.
    Roseville, MN

    "Very clean. Good customer service."

    Customer Review

    By Brett E.
    Roseville, MN

    Very clean. Good customer service.

  • By Daniel A.
    Roseville, MN

    Customer Review

    By Daniel A.
    Roseville, MN

  • By Chad G.
    Wells, MN

    Customer Review

    By Chad G.
    Wells, MN

  • By Dianne L.
    Bloomington, MN

    "Great Job!! Wall straightening is working!!"

    Customer Review

    By Dianne L.
    Bloomington, MN

    Great Job!! Wall straightening is working!!

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from customers I've helped!
  • "My basement is now FRESH & CLEAN! It is a pleasure to be down there now." Read Full Testimonial

    Debra H. of Saint Paul, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              My basement is now FRESH & CLEAN! It is a pleasure to be down there now.
    Debra H.
    Saint Paul, MN
  • "Great job! The wall straightening is working." Read Full Testimonial

    Dianne L. of Bloomington, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              Great job! The wall straightening is working.
    Dianne L.
    Bloomington, MN
  • "After dissatisfying service from a previous company, Frank switched to Innovative Basement Systems and was..." Read Full Testimonial

    Frank P. of Orono, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              After dissatisfying service from a previous company, Frank switched to Innovative Basement Systems and was quite happy!
    Frank P.
    Orono, MN
  • "Walls are sealed and basement is now dry!" Read Full Testimonial

    Kent L. of Alexandria, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              Walls are sealed and basement is now dry!
    Kent L.
    Alexandria, MN
  • "Professionalism was displayed at every step in the project. I will definitely use them in the future on my..." Read Full Testimonial

    Wayne S. of Fargo, ND

    Customer Testimonial

              Innovative provided me a solution to a difficult high humidity condition on a high school construction energy project that had just replaced a gym floor due to moisture migration. Their unique solution to the issues has maintained the tunnel environment quite well; my customer & I were very impressed with the project and the results. Would very highly recommend the company for their innovative approach to a difficult installation in a very tight tunnel system. Professionalism was displayed at every step in the project. I will definitely use them in the future on my commercial projects.
    Wayne S.
    Fargo, ND
  • "The guys at Innovative Basement Systems were very pleasant to work with. They were thoughtful and..." Read Full Testimonial

    Melissa T. of Minot, ND

    Customer Testimonial

              The guys at Innovative Basement Systems were very pleasant to work with. They were thoughtful and understanding of my concerns about being able to breathe with my asthma. Several people have already contacted you from my reference and my excitement of how awesome your guys were.
    Melissa T.
    Minot, ND
  • "Wonderful-Wonderful job finishing our basement!" Read Full Testimonial

    Bonnie B. of Belfield, ND

    Customer Testimonial

              Wonderful-Wonderful job finishing our basement!
    Bonnie B.
    Belfield, ND

Chad Neegaard from Innovative Basement Systems

Title: Sales Manager

Hometown: Waldorf, MN

Chad Neegaard from Innovative Basement Systems

Interests:  Chad lives in Waldorf, Minnesota with his wife, Sunni and their two children, Elsie and Peyton. In his free time Chad enjoys boating, carpentry, restoring vehicles, and spending time with family and friends.

Experience: With 11 years in the basement waterproofing industry, Chad's experience makes him a valuable asset to the Innovative Basement Systems TEAM. He has experience handling a wide variety of basement problems, from diagnosing to designing solutions specific to the homeowner's needs. Chad takes personal responsibility to "wow" each customer on every job. He says the decision to work for Innovative Basement Systems was an easy one based on our strong dedication to customer satisfaction and initiative to exceed customers' expectations.


Our mission is: To be Innovative in solving our customers' problems with solutions, products, and service that rate us #1 in the eyes of our customers and employees. 

Click here to learn more about Chad & Innovative!

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  • Foundation Stabilized in New Richmond, WI
    Before
    Foundation Stabilized in New Richmond, WI
    After

    After seeing our television ad on KSTP channel 5, homeowners from New Richmond, WI made the call to the foundation experts at Innovative - as they had two walls in their basement that were cracked and bowing. 

    System design specialist, Chad Neegard, met with the homeowners and inspected their foundation.  There was the classic, stair-step cracking visible and recommendations were made for PowerBraces on the west wall and Wall Anchors on the east wall.  

    After reviewing the installation process, warranty info. and reviewing the estimate, the homeowners were in agreement with the plan for stabilization and the project was scheduled.

     

  • Cabin Foundation Secured in Emerald, WI
    Before
    Cabin Foundation Secured in Emerald, WI
    After

    Cabin owner from Wisconsin reached out to Innovative Basement Systems after seeing our ads on television.  His cabin foundation had bowing walls and he was interested in a permanent solution.  Chad Neegard, system design specialist, met with the cabin owner and did a thorough inspection of the foundation.  Chad's expert recommendation was for installation of the PowerBrace Foundation Wall Repair System.  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.

    The cabin owner was in agreement with Chad and the job was scheduled and completed without any issues.  The homeowner was impressed to say the least! 

  • PowerBrace System Installed in Amery, WI
    Before
    PowerBrace System Installed in Amery, WI
    After

    After seeing our commercial on KSTP channel 5, Ron, from Amery WI picked up the phone to call TEAM Innovative.  He had a cabin that had two bowing and cracked walls.  System design specialist, Chad Neegard, met with Ron and inspected the foundation of the cabin.

    Chad made recommendations for the PowerBrace sytem.  He went over the installation process (No excavation!) with Ron as well as warranty information.  Ron signed off on the contract and when it was all said and done - was shocked at the excellent straightening that was achieved.

     

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

    Homeowners from Keyon, MN contacted the TEAM at Innovative Basment Systems regarding basement waterproofing - and more specifically, they were VERY interested in our sump pumps.  Chad Neegard, system design specialist, met with the homeowners and inspected their basement.  It was determined that the foundation needed a drainage system and indeed, a new sump pump.  During installation of WaterGuard, it was also noted that the footings were level with the floor, so about 12 inches of CleanSpace were installed to perimeter, same as WaterGuard.  Top it off with our patented, high-efficiency TripleSafe sump pump and the homeowners are high and dry! 

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

    Wanting to make their home more energy efficient, homeowners from Lakeland, MN, reached out to the experts at Innovative Basement Systems for encapsulation of their crawlspace.  

    At Innovative Basement Systems we use and recommend products developed by the Basement Systems International network of waterproofing contractors. In business since 1987, Basement Systems operates a full Research and Development department, constantly searching the industry for the best, most proven products for lasting crawl space solutions.

    With more than 30 patented products, Basement Systems provides crawl space repair solutions that include a written warranty and have been used at hundreds of dealerships across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

    Your free crawl space repair quote includes an on-site inspection, professional consultation, and written quote. Before your free quote, we'll also send you a copy of our full-color Crawl Space Science Book. Our book includes 88 pages of information on crawl space issues, how they're solved, and what our products can do for you. Call or e-mail us today to get started!

  • ThermalDry Flooring Installed in Cottage Grove, MN
    Before
    ThermalDry Flooring Installed in Cottage Grove, MN
    After

    Homeowners from Cotttage Grove, MN contacted the TEAM at Innovative after searching for a solution to recurrent wet basement carpet. Chad Neegard, system design specialist, met with the homeowners and made his recommendations for ThermalDry. The job wet well and the homeowners are happy!  We even left them five pieces of extra flooring at no charge. 

     

  • Basement Waterproofing in Cottage Grove, MN
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Cottage Grove, MN
    After

    After visiting our booth at the MN Home & Patio Show, homeowners from Cottage Grove, MN, took advantage of scheduling a free estimate for waterproofing.  Innovative sent system design specialist, Neal Schumacher, to meet with the homeowners and inspect the basement.   It was a fairly standard waterproofing project - and Neal explained all of the product, installation and warranty information to them;  WaterGuard drainage system, a TripleSafe sump pump and CleanSpace vapor barrier.

    The homeowners loved our approach and "couldn't wait" to get the job done!  Another happy & DRY homeowner in Cottage Grove, MN!

  • PowerBrace Installation in Cottage Grove, MN
    Before
    PowerBrace Installation in Cottage Grove, MN
    After

    Gary & Cindy called on TEAM Innovative to solve a bowing foundation wall.  They met with our system design specialist, Chad Neegard, and learned about the PowerBrace foundation wall repair system.  Their completed project was so impressive - their neighbors came over and scheduled their estimate too!

    Another foundation wall stabilized in Cottage Grove, MN!

  • Basement Waterproofing in St. Paul Park, MN
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in St. Paul Park, MN
    After

    Homeowner from St. Paul Park reached out to TEAM Innovative regarding water coming in through the basement floor.  He also mentioned pipe breaks that wrecked a lot of the basement.  He was collecting bids and wanted a permanent solution to the water so he could finish off the basement and turn it into a healthy, dry and usable space.  System design specialist, Eric Rysdam, met with the homeowner and inspected the basement.  Eric went over his recommendations, warranty information and the installation process too - with the homeowner.  WaterGuard and a TripleSafe sump pump were installed by TEAM Innovative and water problems were a thing of the past!  Another dry basement in St. Paul Park, Minnesota!

  • Basement Waterproofing in Siren, WI
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Siren, WI
    After

    We LOVE word-of-mouth referrals!  That is exactly how homeowners from Siren, WI came to call on TEAM Innovative for basement waterproofing.  After meeting with one of our system design specialists, they decided to move forward with waterproofing.  WaterGuard drainage and a TripleSafe sump pump were all they needed to ensure a DRY basement for years to come.  They love having their sump pump serviced by us too!  Very happy customers in Siren!

  • Window Well Installed in Northfield
    Before
    Window Well Installed in Northfield
    After

    Home in Northfield, MN gets Egress windows and a window well installed. 

  • Basement Improvements in Northfield, MN
    Before
    Basement Improvements in Northfield, MN
    After

    The City of Northfield owned a home that was in need of foundation stabilization as well as a new egress window.  The city had previously issued Innovative permits, so they knew how to get in touch with us!  System design specialist, Nate Wendorf, visited the home and did his inspection.  Wall Anchors, PowerBraces and of course, the new RockWell egress and surround were recommended.   After going over the install process and warranty information, the job was scheduled.   Happy to work with the City of Northfield!  

  • WaterGuard Drainage Installed in Faribault, MN
    Before
    WaterGuard Drainage Installed in Faribault, MN
    After

    Homeowner from Faribault emailed Innovative Basement Systems to see if we could install drain tile in his basement.  He had received a coupon in the Valpak mailer and finally decided it was time to take care of the intermittent water in his basement.  

    System design specialist, Chad Neegard, met with the homeowner and performed an inspection.  Chad educated the homeowner on WaterGuard and wrote up a contract for installation.   Sometimes, a small job is all that is necessary!  Call today to find out what your necessary might be!

     

  • PowerBrace Foundation Wall Repair in Woodbury, Minnesota
    Before
    PowerBrace Foundation Wall Repair in Woodbury, Minnesota
    After

    Homeowner from Woodbury, MN, noticed her basement walls were cracked and bowing and reached out to the experts at Innovative Basement Systems for a solution.  System design specialist, Nate Wendorf, visited the home and inspected the foundation.  Nate's recommendation for repair was the PowerBrace foundation wall repair system.  The PowerBrace is an adjustable steel I-beam system with two important benefits: stabilizing bowed or tilting walls, and (over time) forcing bowed or tilting wall sections back to their original position. All PowerBrace components are manufactured to exacting standards, with an anti-corrosion zinc coating that will keep them looking like new for decades.

    The homeowner was impressed with the solution we offered and the project was scheduled and completed without any hiccups.  Heck - we even impressed the city inspector!

  • Sump Pump Upgrade in Oakdale, MN
    Before
    Sump Pump Upgrade in Oakdale, MN
    After

    Homeowners in Oakdale, MN were in need of a new sump pump. After hearing about Innovative Basement Systems, they contacted us and decided to have a TripleSafe Sump Pump installed. This new and upgraded sump will keep their basement dry and comfortable. 

  • Foundation Stabilized with PowerBraces in Oakdale, MN
    Before
    Foundation Stabilized with PowerBraces in Oakdale, MN
    After

    Sometimes things come full circle. 

    After completing work on John's home - it was discovered his dad had cancer.  His dad also had had us provide estimates for work on his home.  John called TEAM Innovative as he was now the decision maker for his father.  Without even having all of the estimates for his father's home in hand - John trusted the TEAM to move forward with whatever work was recommended by system design specialist, Chad Neegard.

    Innovative Basment Systems waterproofed his fathers home as well as stabilized a failing foundation wall with PowerBraces.

    Let us earn your trust - call the home solution experts today at 877-365-0097.

     

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

    After receiving our coupon in the Valpak mailer, homeowners from Oakdale, MN reached out to TEAM Innovative for waterproofing; their current drain tile & sump pump was not controlling the water.

    After inspection, our specialist recommended installation of a WaterGuard drainage system as well as a SuperSump sump pump.    The project made a world of difference in their home - in fact, when they sold the home, the new homeowners received the warranty transfer paper work and called us to install a radon mitigation system!

     

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

    After visiting our booth at the MPLS Home & Garden Show, Jim & Kim C. from Maplewood, MN signed up for their free in-home estimate for basement waterproofing.  After meeting with our specialist and reviewing the recommendations that were made, they decided to move forward with a full perimeter, WaterGuard drainage system with installation of a SuperSump sump pump.  The project was completed and their basement has been dry ever since - in fact - Jim & Kim were so pleased with TEAM Innovative and our solutions, they knew who to call when they decided they wanted to get their concrete slab lifted and leveled!  

    Another satisified customer in Maplewood, MN!

  • Wall Anchors Installed in Maplewood, MN
    Before
    Wall Anchors Installed in Maplewood, MN
    After

    Homeowner from Maplewood, MN sent an email into us regarding his third stall garage - which was put on as an addition by the previous owner. There were visible cracks that would allow water in, and he also complained of mice in the basement, which he felt were due to the cracking in the foundation as well.

    System design specialist, Chad Neegard, met with the homeower and performed an inspection. Recommendations were made to stabilize the wall with Wall Anchors - allowing the wall to be brought back into position over time.  The homeowner was in agreement and the project was completed without any hiccups!

     

     

     

  • Piering in Saint Paul, MN
    Before
    Piering in Saint Paul, MN
    After

    Bryant K. of Saint Paul, MN made the call to Innovative Basement Systems after seeing our ad in Home Magazine. He was experiencing some of the signs & symptoms of foundation settlement and wanted our expert opinion. Bryant met with one of our sales managers, Chad Neegard, who performed an inspection inside and out - and Chad confirmed that there was settlement on one side of the home. Chad recommended lifting the foundation with helical piers and thoroughly reviewed the process with Bryant.  The contract was signed and the project was completed shortly thereafter with excellent, warrantied results.

    Another foundation stabilized in Saint Paul, MN!

  • Piering a Saint Paul, MN Home
    Before
    Piering a Saint Paul, MN Home
    After

    Keishia's home on Wilson Avenue was showing the tell tale signs of foundation settlement - cracks.  She called on the foundation experts at Team Innovative and met with system design specialist, Chad Neegard.  Chad performed and inspection and recommended helical piers to lift the home back into position.  Kieshia was very pleased with Chad's expertise and signed off on the contract. 

    The project was completed and peace of mind restored.

    Another foundation stabilized in Saint Paul, MN!

  • RockWell Egress Surround in St.Paul, MN
    Before
    RockWell Egress Surround in St.Paul, MN
    After

    Rental property owner in Saint Paul, MN contacted TEAM Innovative as his rental property of 10 years, was getting water in the basement.  System design specialist, Keith Hansen, met with the owner and performed an inspection.  Keith's recommendation was to replace the current egress surrounds with RockWell surrounds, install WaterGaurd drainage system, place a SuperSump sump pump and also to add CleanSpace moisture barrier to the walls.   Keith went over the installation process, warranty information and the estimate in detail and the owner was in agreement with the plan.  

    Since waterproofing, the renter has been much more comfortable and the basement has remained dry.

    If you need waterproofing in your basement, call today for your free estimate!

     

  • Home Basement Waterproofed in White Bear Lake, MN
    Before
    Home Basement Waterproofed in White Bear Lake, MN
    After

    This home finally got a proper working sump pump. The previous sump pump stopped working and was replaced with a TripleSafe system. 

  • Foundation Stabilized in Mendota Heights, MN
    Before
    Foundation Stabilized in Mendota Heights, MN
    After

    Curtis contacted Innovative Basement Systems regarding a bowing wall in his basement.  He built the home himself and this was going to be his third estimate to repair the foundation wall.  System design specialist, Chad Neegard, visted the home and Curtis showed him his area of concern.  After his inspection, Chad recommended the PowerBrace system and went over the installation process and warranty information.   The homeowner was confident with us and after Innovative had the permitting necessary, the job was completed!  Another foundation stabilized in Mendota Heights!  

  • Another Foundation Stabilized in St. Paul, MN
    Before
    Another Foundation Stabilized in St. Paul, MN
    After

    After losing their parents, the family home was put on the market. Unfortunately the inspector noticed cracked & bowing walls.  To correct this, TEAM Innovative recommended and installed the PowerBrace Foundation Wall Repair System.  The PowerBrace is an adjustable steel I-beam system with two important benefits: stabilizing bowed or tilting walls, and (over time) forcing bowed or tilting wall sections back to their original position. All PowerBrace components are manufactured to exacting standards, with an anti-corrosion zinc coating that will keep them looking like new for decades to come.  

    After installation, the inspection was able to be passed and they were sell the home!

  • Basement Waterproofing in St. Paul, MN
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in St. Paul, MN
    After

    After purchasing his home in St. Paul, MN, homeowner called the TEAM at Innovative for waterproofing options as he wanted to finish his basement.  System design specialist, Eric Rysdam, met with the homeowner and inspected his basement.   Recommendations were made for the following products:  CleanSpace vapor barrier, WaterGuard drainage system and a TripleSafe sump pump.  The homeowner was in agreement with the waterproofing plan and he applied for our easy financing.  

    Since installation the basement has been dry!  Job well done in St. Paul, MN!

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

    After receiving our coupon in the Valpak mailer, business owners from West Saint Paul, MN reached out to TEAM Innovative to see if we could remedy water in the basement of a business they had just purchased.  After meeting with one of our specialists - waterproofing was completed with the addition of WaterGuard drain tile and placement of a SuperSump sump pump.

    Since waterproofing - the basement has remained dry!

    If you have water problems - call 877-365-0097

     

  • Basement Waterproofing in St. Paul, MN
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in St. Paul, MN
    After

    Sick and tired of dealing with water seeping in and dripping down the basement walls, homeowners from St. Paul, MN made the call to the basement experts at Innovative. System design specialist, Chad Neegard, met with the homeowners and performed an inspection.  Chad made recommendation for CleanSpace moisture barrier, WaterGuard perimeter drainage and placement of a SuperSump sump pump.  Installation of these three patented and warrantied solutions tranformed their basement into a healthier and DRY environment - free from worry about the next rainfall.

    If you worry about what the next rainfall will do to your basement, call 877-365-0097 today.  Stop the worry!

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

    Wanting to finally remedy the water issues in their basement, homeowners from Saint Paul, MN placed the call to Innovative Basement Systems. System design specialist, Chad Neegard, met with the homeowners and performed an inspection. Chad's recommendations were for a perimeter WaterGuard drainage system and installation of a SuperSump sump pump and that's exactly what we installed.

    Another DRY basement in St. Paul, MN!

  • ThermalDry Flooring in Apple Valley, MN
    Before
    ThermalDry Flooring in Apple Valley, MN
    After

    Home in Apple Valley, MN gets floors replaced with ThermalDry Parquet floor tiles and Colonial Style Baseboard Oak trim.

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


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