Interests: Travis spends a lot of his time off in the woods, tracking, hunting, trapping, cutting wood and preparing himself for the next winter to come.
Experience: Travis has been to a number of training classes dealing with different forms of concrete and Shotlock for Innovative. He is a third generation concrete worker, he's been around this type of work since he was 12 years old. He has worked with multiple companies and learned many different applications and usages for concrete. Travis has been with Innovative since March of 2011.
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. One of the best things about serving our customers is taking care of their specific needs, knowing that when the work is completed the customer will be beyond satisfied. We want to "wow" our customers every step of the way. Travis takes personal responsibility to "wow" each customer and is a trusted and valued member of the Innovative Basement Systems team.
Katie S. of Afton, MN was desperate to find a way to keep her basement dry and solve her musty indoor air smell. She called on TEAM Innovative and met with one of our specialists, who simply recommended that she install a sump pump in the lowest part of her basement, along with a self-draining dehumidifier. Before Katie knew it - her project was complete and the improvements were almost immediate!
Another DRY basement in Afton, MN!
After searching online for basement waterproofing contractors, homeowners from Inver Grove Heights made the call to TEAM Innovative. Water was seeping in from where the floor met the walls. System design specialist, Bob Joyce, met with the homeowners and performed an inspection. Relative humidity readings were high, over 70%.
Recommendations were made for WaterGuard drainage, TripleSafe sump pump, CleanSpace moisture barrier and a SaniDry dehumidifier. The homeowners were in agreement and the project was completed without hiccups. They were even able to transfer their warranty when their home sold!
After homeowners in Lindstrom, MN, had radon test levels come back at 6.6 - they made the call to Innovative Basement Systems for radon gas mitigation as well as crawlspace encapsulation. Matthew Stromgren, system design specialist, visted the homeowners and took a look at the crawlspace. The sump pump was located in the crawlspace and it had about a 2' x 2' opening access point.
CleanSpace with drainage matting was recommended for encapsulation in conjunction with mitigation. The before and after pics are pretty impressive - and now the homeownwer can rest assured his home is healthy and dry!
Looking to encapsulate their damp crawlspace, Kathie & Jim B. of Maplewood, MN made the call to TEAM Innovative. Using the CleanSpace system with a SaniDry Sedona dramatically improved the indoor air quality of their home and added incredible protection against mold and rot.
If you have a crawlspace - call 877-365-0097 today - you'll have only wished you would have called sooner!
After seeing our commercials on television, a homeowner from Mounds View, MN, reached out to the TEAM at Innovative Basement Systems to see if could keep water out of his son's bedroom, which was in the basement. System design specialist, Marcellus McMullen, visited the home and inspected the troublesome area. Recommendations were made for WaterGuard drainage and FlexiSpan barrier to the deteriorating mortar in the corner of the new addition. The patented FlexiSpan® system is the most effective foundation crack repair method on the market. Since installation the homeowner has been pleased as punch!
Blaine, MN, homeowner called Innovative Basement Systems regarding sump pump replacement. He was preparing to sell his home and stated the sump pump has gone off every few minutes continuosly for years, he estimated that it pumpped almost a MILLION times in the past year, and he was afraid it was going to burn out and potentially flood. Larry Donnelly, system design specialist, paid the homeowner a visit and suggested our patented TripleSafe sump pump along with a new discharge with stub and flex hose to outside. The homeowner concurrred that that was a perfect plan and the job was scheduled for the following week - which thrilled the homeowner as he was in a hurry to sell!
If you have a troublesome basement or sump pump - call us. We are the basement experts! 877-365-0097
Homeowners in Pine City, MN contacted Innovative in search of a drainage system for their basement. The TEAM then installed WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement. The basement has remained dry since the installation.
After seeing our positive reviews on Angie's List, homeowners from Pine City, MN reached out to TEAM Innovative to see what the options were for waterproofing their basement. System design specialist, Keith Hansen, met with the homeowners and performed an inspection. Recommendations were made for the WaterGuard drainage system as well as the SuperSump sump pump. The homeowners were in agreement and the project was scheduled and completed without any problems.
Rain now does not cause worry, and their waterproofing system is also under warranty.
Another happy homeowner in Pine City, MN!
Kiimberly and Joe were wanting to address their crawlspace. It was damp and musty and they wanted it done befoe Joe left for guard duty. We were able to encapsulate with CleanSpace drainage matting and CleanSpace moisture barrier to completely transform the space. They were so pleased with our TEAM and solution - they plan to hire us back to waterproof their basement upon Joe's return!
Cal 877-365-0097 today to request your free estimate!
Dirt floor crawlspaces are notorious for allowing deadly radon gas into your home. That is exactly what led Mike S. of Ramsey, MN to call on TEAM Innovative. By encapsulating his crawlspace and installing a mitigation system - we were able to dramatically improve the indoor air quality of his home on top of that - incredible added protection to his largest investment.
Call 866-897-3530 for your free estimate today!
After large cracks had formed in their foundation, homeowners in Long Lake, MN decided to call in Innovative. The TEAM installed 12 PowerBraces and stabilized the home's foundation.
For best results the sump should always be located in the lowest area of the slab. A SuperSump was installed on this project and will able to handle unwanted water for years to come.
Homeowners from Mora, MN, called the TEAM at Innovative to see if we had solutions for their egress window wells that would fill up with water and leak during rain storms. System design specialist, Eric Rysdam, met with the homeowners and inspected both the interior and exterior of their home. Eric's recommendations were for replacement of their three egress surrounds with RockWell egress surrounds, along with a SaniDry dehumidifier. Eric went over the installation process, warranty and costs involved and the job was scheduled. Since then, the basement has been dry! Happy homeowners in Mora, MN!
After radon gas test levels came back at 16.2 picocuries per liter, homeowner from Pequot Lakes, MN, ran a second test; those test results came back again at 16.2! The homeowner immediately placed a call to Innovative Basement Systems to inquire on mitigation. System design specialist, Chad Stromgren, visited the home to do an inspection and educate on mitigation. Innovative Basement Systems' radon mitigation system uses sub-slab depressurization to reduce radon levels. The installation went great and post test level was 1.5.
Another happy and healthier homeowner in Pequot Lakes!
Can you imagine having recurring standing water directly under your home, in your crawlspace? Imagine the smell and the damage it would cause to any wood structures. This is exactly what led this homeowner from Motley, MN to call us.
We were able to install a crawlspace sump pump and encapsulate with our patented and warrantied CleanSpace system.
This project completely transformed the home, eliminating foul odors and keeping the relative humidity in check.
Protect your largest investment, call 877-365-0097 today.
After visiting our booth at the Lakes Radio Family Expo, homeowner from Fergus Falls, MN, contacted TEAM Innovative to schedule her free waterproofing estimate. System design specialist, Jason Kratcha, met with the homeowner and inspected the basement. The entire home was made of concrete and brick - and water was coming in and running down the walls.
Jason made recommendations to install a WaterGuard drainage system to the perimeter of the basement, which would channel the water to a new TripleSafe sump pump. He went over the installation process, warranty information and pricing. The homeowner was impressed and the job was scheduled. Another dry and happy homeowner in Fergus Falls, MN!
After testing at over a 7, homeowner from Breckenridge, MN emailed (Via our website) the experts at Innovative Basment Systems regarding radon mitigation. System design specialist, Chad Matthews, met with the homeowner and went over the mitigation system.
Maybe 7 pCi/L doesn't sound all that bad, to grasp the gravity you have to understand the measuring system. Let's compare some figures.
Now, with mitigation successfully installed the homeowner can beathe a sigh of relief!
Homeowners from Fargo, ND were in the middle of several home renovation/update projects and decided it was time to get radon gas levels tested in their home. Their neighbor had been tested a few years back with elevated radon levels, so it had weighed on their mind. They had a home inspector come in and their radon test level came back very worrisome at 15.4.
After doing some research online - homeowners reached out to the TEAM at Innovative for effective radon mitigation. System design specialist, Chad Matthews, visited the home ane went over mitigation as well as installation of a possible RockWell egress and surround. After some discussion the homeowners decided to first tackle the radon gas issue. Post installation levels are at a safe level and improvements continue! We look forward to working with thes homeowners again in the near future!
Homeowners in Fargo, ND, contacted Innovative Basement Systems after searching online for radon gas mitigation systems, after their radon test came back at 5.2. Chad Matthews, system design specialist at Innovative, visited the homeowners and inspected their lower level for the best mitigation placement.
With radon mitigation installed, the homeowners no longer have to worry about unhealthy air quality! Call today for your radon test kit!
Radon -- being an odorless, colorless, tasteless, and in all ways utterly impossible to notice using any of the human senses -- is toxic and could be present in your home right now.
The radon levels in a home can be tested and mitigated by Innovative Basement Systems, your local radon specialist in North Dakota and Minnesota. Contact us today for solutions to your home's radon problems.
Research about the connection between radon gas and lung cancer has gained more attention in recent years. But there's good news: radon levels can be reduced significantly, and Innovative Basement Systems can help!
As a member of the National Radon Defense network of radon mitigation experts, Innovative Basement Systems is a certified and trained radon mitigation expert in North Dakota and Minnesota.
Homeowners from Fargo, ND, reached out to TEAM Innovative for mitigation and can now be assured that radon gas is being piped out and away of their home.
Did you know that the Red River Valley lies completely in zone one for radon gas, according to the National Radon Defense? That means we have the highest risk for our average indoor radon screening levels to be greater than four pCi/L or pico curies per liter. So, when homeowner from West Fargo tested at 10.7 - she reached out to TEAM Innovative for mitigation. Chad Matthews, National Radon Defense Certified, met with the homeowner and designed a mitigition system for her.
Another HEALTHY home in West Fargo, ND!
If you have not tested your home for radon gas, call 877-365-0097 today!
Before putting their home on the market, homeowners from Casselton, ND were smart to test and hire TEAM Innovative to design and install a mitigation system for radon gas. By doing so the homeowners were able to get top dollar for the sale of their home and include a fully transferable radon mitigation warranty with the sale.
Stop radon - test and mitigate today.
Home in Grand Forks, ND has a Radon Mitigation System installed to ensure a safe living environment.
The WaterGuard drainage system, a SuperSump sump pump and a self-draining dehumidifier was all Theresa's basement (and home) needed to stay dry. She only wished she would have called us sooner! Call 877-365-0097 to request your free waterproofing estimate today!
After the passing of a Grafton, ND, homeowner, the family and trust company needed to place their trust in someone that could repair the foundation issues to prepare the home for sale. After seeing our ad on television and making a call to us, the listing agent involved met system design specialist, Brady Bergquist, at the property. The severity showed areas where half of the cinder blocks were broken and could be moved by hand. They also needed a new sump pump. We put a proposal together for wall anchors, carobon armor and a Triple Safe sump pump. It was accepted and the job was scheduled.
The family, realtor and trust company were all very pleased with the work and the home was ready to be listed.
Families don't always come to us under the best circumstances. Please know that we will be honest and respectful, and that the job will be done correctly. We are redefining the industry!
Homeowers from Grafton, ND, reached out to Innovative Basement Systems regrding some concerns with their old, outdated and inefficient sump pump and high humidity levels in their home. System design specialist, Jason Kratcha, visited the home and recommended installation of a new TripleSafe sump pump as well as a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier. The humidty has greatly improved since installation and spring rains are no longer a concern with their warrantied and highly efficient sump pump! Call today for your free basement waterproofing estimate 877-365-0097!
After a high home-test level, homeowners from Jamestown, ND, reached out to TEAM Innovative for mitigation. National Radon Defense certified, Chad Matthews, visited the home and designed and installed a mitigation system. Post test results came back at .04. Another happy (and healthy!) homeowner from Jamestown, ND!
Homeowners from Bismarck, ND, contacted Innovative Basement Systems to inquire on radon mitigation as their test levels were significantly elevated between 8 and 9 picocuries per liter (pCi/L). As a standard, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has defined 4.0 pCi/L as the "action level" for any indoor environment. This means that a test reading 4.0 pCi/L and above needs to be mitigated and the radon levels need to be immediately reduced.
System design specialist, Chad Matthews, visited the home and did his inspection for installation. As a gas, radon can enter any home through cracks, holes, or any other openings. In particular, radon enters homes through a process known as the "stack effect", which practically sucks the gas right into the home.
The radon mitigation system was installed without any issue and any health concerns about radon gas exposure was put to rest. Happy and healthy homeowners in Bismarck, ND!
Mandan, ND, homeowner contacted Innovative Basement Systems after looking for radon mitigators on the internet. Matthew Stromgren, system design specialist, visted the homeowner as well and inspected the basement. There was a large crack in the concrete flooring that needed sealing (with radon crack sealant) as well as the "normal" mitigation installation. Radon comes from the natural (radioactive) breakdown of uranium in soil, rock and water and gets into the air you breathe. Radon can be found all over the U.S. It can get into any type of building - homes, offices, and schools - and result in a high indoor radon level. But you and your family are most likely to get your greatest exposure at home, where you spend most of your time.
After mitigation was complete - the homeower breathes easy, knowing her air quality is safe!
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