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  • By Darryl D.
    Detroit Lakes, MN

    "Made the crawl space clean and bright, hopefully drier."

    Customer Review

    By Darryl D.
    Detroit Lakes, MN

    Made the crawl space clean and bright, hopefully drier.

  • By Wayne W.
    Moorhead, MN

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    By Wayne W.
    Moorhead, MN

  • By Teresa R.
    Fargo, ND

    "Everyone I came in contact with from Innovative Basement Systems provided excellent customer service. After all our spring rain..."

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    By Teresa R.
    Fargo, ND

    Everyone I came in contact with from Innovative Basement Systems provided excellent customer service. After all our spring rain my basement is dry! Thanks!!

  • By Judy A.
    Fargo, ND

    "Everything was a great experience. Everyone was very friendly! Glad I had this project done!"

    Customer Review

    By Judy A.
    Fargo, ND

    Everything was a great experience. Everyone was very friendly! Glad I had this project done!

  • By Roger P.
    Fargo, ND

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    By Roger P.
    Fargo, ND

  • By June & Steven A.
    Fargo, ND

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    By June & Steven A.
    Fargo, ND

  • By Gherald & Susan M.
    West Fargo, ND

    "I was happy we had no real mess after such a huge project!"

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    By Gherald & Susan M.
    West Fargo, ND

    I was happy we had no real mess after such a huge project!

  • By Myrna L.
    Thief River Falls, MN

    "Have not had any rain yet, but I am confident that the system you installed will work great."

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    By Myrna L.
    Thief River Falls, MN

    Have not had any rain yet, but I am confident that the system you installed will work great.

  • By Mary .
    Thief River Falls, MN

    "Innovative Basement Systems exemplified positive attitudes and an excellent work ethic."

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    By Mary .
    Thief River Falls, MN

    Innovative Basement Systems exemplified positive attitudes and an excellent work ethic.

  • By Allan C.
    Thief River Falls, MN

    Customer Review

    By Allan C.
    Thief River Falls, MN

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "Adam is a Super Guy!, The two guys that installed were great. Would have them again, made the crawl space..." Read Full Testimonial

    Darryl D. of Detroit Lakes, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              Adam is a Super Guy!, The two guys that installed were great. Would have them again, made the crawl space cleaner, brighter & healthier.
    Darryl D.
    Detroit Lakes, MN
  • "The workers were very professional, kind, courteous and worked hard and continually" Read Full Testimonial

    Jackie L. of Mantador, ND

    Customer Testimonial

              The workers were very professional, kind, courteous and worked hard and continually. The product looks great! The workers were very pleasant and considerate of us.
    Jackie L.
    Mantador, ND
  • "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
  • "Everyone was excellent from sales to the production crew! All our questions were answered and we were..." Read Full Testimonial

    John & Kay F. of Grand Forks, ND

    Customer Testimonial

              Everyone was excellent from sales to the production crew! All our questions were answered and we were encouraged to call if we had any futher questions. Excellent experience!
    John & Kay F.
    Grand Forks, ND
  • "Excellent Service!" Read Full Testimonial

    Sandra K. of Grand Forks, ND

    Customer Testimonial

              The production team was excellent! They were careful not to damage areas of the basement that was finished.
    Sandra K.
    Grand Forks, ND
  • "I don't think we could find better." Read Full Testimonial

    Bobby L. of Bismarck, ND

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              We were so impressed with Innovative Bsement Systems - they were great! I don't think we could have found better. When I did have a question before they came out, our salesman answered quickly and to our satisfaction.
    Bobby L.
    Bismarck, ND
  • "After dealing with seepage from cracked foundation walls for many years it is such a relief that I don't have..." Read Full Testimonial

    Cindy R. of Minot, ND

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              After dealing with seepage from cracked foundation walls for many years it is such a relief that I don't have to worry anymore!
    Cindy R.
    Minot, ND
  • "Very satisfied with the work performed, the experience with out technician was great! We had great service..." Read Full Testimonial

    Brian W. of Minot, ND

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              Very satisfied with the work performed, the experience with out technician was great! We had great service after our sale.
    Brian W.
    Minot, ND
  • "5 Stars! The installers were great." Read Full Testimonial

    Larry M. of Dickinson, ND

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              5 Stars! The installers were great.
    Larry M.
    Dickinson, ND
  • "You were there when you said you'd be; polite, great clean up. We went to Arizona for a week and relaxed..." Read Full Testimonial

    Patrick & Marvonne K. of Kenmare, ND

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              You were there when you said you'd be; polite, great clean up. We went to Arizona for a week and relaxed knowing the basement would be dry.
    Patrick & Marvonne K.
    Kenmare, ND

Adam Johnson from Innovative Basement Systems

Title: Sales Manager

Hometown: Fargo, ND

Adam Johnson from Innovative Basement Systems

Resides in: Fargo, ND
Interests: Family, friends, Sioux (yes Sioux!) hockey, hunting & fishing.

Work experience: A Fargo native, Adam Johnson's tenure at Innovative Basement & Egress Window Systems began a few years back when he came to work as an installer for his brother and father, Keith and Ross Johnson, owners of the company. Adam's continued hard work for the company eventually lead to his leading a crew as a foreman. After becoming lead installer for the company and learning all of the products, Adam has worked his way up to being a Sales Manager for Innovative Basement & Egress Window Systems servicing Western Minnesota and all of North Dakota.

Adam attended the University of North Dakota for 2 1/2 years and Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN for a 1 1/2 years, studying business and education. Adam went on to live in Duluth for 6 years, enjoying his passion for the outdoors including camping, fishing, hiking and hunting. He also has a great passion for hockey, whether it be for his beloved North Dakota Fighting Sioux or watching his nephew grow a passion for the sport as well. Adam coached hockey in the Fargo area for two years as well.

Since being with the Innovative team, Adam has completed comprehensive training at the Basement Systems Institute in Seymour, Connecticut. He joined the ranks of a network of over 350 of the best basement waterproofing contractors in the world. This training, combined with Adam's experience installing the products with his own hands, proves invaluable when designing solutions for our customers' basement and crawlspace problems. Adam is a Certified Waterproofing and Crawlspace Encapsulation Professional.

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. Adam takes personal responsibility to "wow" each customer and is a trusted and valued member of the Innovative Basement Systems team.

 

Click here to learn more about Adam & Innovative! 

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  • Basement Waterproofing in Apple Valley, MN
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Apple Valley, MN
    After

    Rollie and Donna made the call to Innovative Basement Systems, finally fed up with mopping up water for 21 years of living in their home.   We sent a specialist to meet with them and perform an inspection.  Recommendations were made for installation of WaterGuard drainage as well as a SuperSump sump pump.   Rollie and Donna were getting another estimate as well, so after that was received - they called us back to schedule the work!

    Another DRY basement in Apple Valley, MN!

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

    After visiting our booth at the MN State Fair, homeowners from Garrison, MN finally decided to do something about their dirt floor crawlspace. They were concerned about high humidity levels, radon and also wanted to remedy the musty smell in their home.  Sales manager, Adam Johnson, met with the homeowners and inspected the crawlspace.  There was only about 17 inches of clearance, but Adam was confident we could effectively encapsulate with our CleanSpace products and installation of a crawlspace dehumidifier.  The homeowners were so happy to learn we would be able encapsulate and signed off immediately.  

    What a dramatic improvement in the air quality of their home!  Call 877-365-0097 for your encapsulation estimate today.

     

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

    After visiting with an Innovative TEAM member at our booth at the MN State Fair, Dan and Robyn (Garrison, MN) signed up to have an inspection and estimate on encapsulating their crawlspace. They were concerned about high moisture levels, musty odors and radon and wanted it to be sealed off properly.

    Innovative specialist, Adam Johnson, met with Dan & Robyn and based on his findings, made recommendations for CleanSpace moisture barrier and installation of a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier.

    Since project completion, Dan and Robyn have noticed significant improvement in the air quality of their home and post encapsulation radon test were less than 1.0 picocuries.

     

  • A Lighter, Brigher Space...Alice, ND
    Before
    A Lighter, Brigher Space...Alice, ND
    After

    New floors, new doors, new ceilings, and new trim. This basement got a full upgrade, and now it's a cleaner, brighter space!

  • PowerBraces in Sauk Centre, MN
    Before
    PowerBraces in Sauk Centre, MN
    After

    Dale M. of Sauk Centre, MN called on TEAM Innovative to see if we could repair his cracked and bowing foundation wall. System design specialist, Dan Supan, met with Dale and performed an inspection.  The lower level of Dale's home was huge, and offer a perfect working area for installation of the PowerBrace wall repair system to his bowing wall.  Dale was in complete agreement and thrilled to learn that no exterior excavation would be necessary and the our solution would be warrantied for life.

    Another foundation stabilized in Sauk Centre, MN!

  • Wall Anchors in Morris, MN
    Before
    Wall Anchors in Morris, MN
    After

    After their foundation walls were beginning to bow, homeowners in Morris, MN contacted Innovative for help. The TEAM then installed wall anchors to pull the wall back and stabilize the foundation walls. Now the homeowners no longer have to worry about their foundation damage worsen. 

  • Lake Home Crawlspace Encapsulated - Detroit Lakes, MN
    Before
    Lake Home Crawlspace Encapsulated - Detroit Lakes, MN
    After

    After working with Innovative Basement Systems once, homeowners contacted sales manager, Adam Johnson, again to encapsulate their lake home crawlspace. A crew came out and installed CleanSpace, Drainage Matting, and a SmartSump.

  • RockWell Egress Install in Wahpeton, ND
    Before
    RockWell Egress Install in Wahpeton, ND
    After

    Homeowner from Wahpeton, ND, gave the TEAM at Innovative a call regarding egress window replacement.  System design specialist, Adam Johnson, visited the homeowner and took a look at the windows she wanted to replace.  She decided to do one at a time - but was very pleased with her new RockWell Egress from Innovative Basement Systems!  We look forward to going back for the second one soon! 

  • Wall anchors in Moorhead, MN
    Before
    Wall anchors in Moorhead, MN
    After

    Wall anchors are securly attached both inside and outside of the home.  This will permanently stabilize the foundation wall that has started to bow.

  • SuperSump Installation in Moorhead, MN
    Before
    SuperSump Installation in Moorhead, MN
    After

    Sometimes all you need to increase your energy efficiency is a new sump pump!  Take a look at the before and after pics of this Moorhead, MN, homeowner who had a SuperSump installed from the experts at Innovative!

  • New & Improved Egress Install in Fargo, ND
    Before
    New & Improved Egress Install in Fargo, ND
    After

    If you have living space or a sleeping area in your basement, please take a good look at your egress windows. Are they sufficient for energy exit?  Are they energy efficient? Do they leak?  Do they let in ample sunlight?  If you answered no to any of the questions, please call 877-365-0097 for your free egress estimate today. 

  • Walls sealed in Fargo, ND with CleanSpace
    Before
    Walls sealed in Fargo, ND with CleanSpace
    After

    High humidity controlled in Fargo, ND basement after CleanSpace liner and WaterGuard system was installed. 

  • PolyLevel Concrete Leveling on Hickory Street in Fargo, ND
    Before
    PolyLevel Concrete Leveling on Hickory Street in Fargo, ND
    After

    Another example of how PolyLevel foam injection can remedy trip hazards and improve curb appeal at your home!  Hickory street homeowner in Fargo, contacted TEAM Innovative to provide an estimate on leveling her sidewalk that had settled about three inches.  System design specialist, Adam Johnson, met with the homeowner and recommended PolyLevel foam injection.  The homeowner was very impressed and scheduled the project.   Excellent results were achieved - and another homeowner in Fargo is an Innovative advocate!

     

  • Massive Crawlspace Encapsulation in West Fargo, ND
    Before
    Massive Crawlspace Encapsulation in West Fargo, ND
    After

    After hearing years of complaints from staff about musty smells and increased allergy symptoms when at work - Cary P. finally reached out to the Basement Experts at Innovative Basement Systems to encapsulate the massive crawlspace in West Fargo, ND.  

    Upon inspection, relative humidity levels were very elevated at 72.2% and there was nothing but dirt floors and lots of debris.  

    System design specialist, Adam Johnson, worked closely on this project to ensure a lifetime of dry, healthy and useable space.   Recommendations were made for the following:

    Drainage Matting

    CleanSpace Vapor Barrier

    SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifiers x 4

    SmartSump Basket x 4

    After consideration - the job was scheduled and our crews went to work!  After many hours the job was complete and the transformation (visually and from a health stand-point) were incredible.   This encapusulation will benefit many people for many, many years to come.  

  • Healthcare Facility Installs CleanSpace for Improved Energy Efficiency
    Before
    Healthcare Facility Installs CleanSpace for Improved Energy Efficiency
    After

    Every building is a system, and every part of that system plays a role that impacts the rest of the structure. If the building has a crawl space with a dirt floor and it begins to rot the wood, grow mold, or experience structural problems, it will be extended to every other part of the building.

    At Innovative Basement Systems, we specialize in crawl space encapsulation. We offer free crawl space repair quotes in the Eastern Montana, North Dakota and Minnesota, including areas like Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo, ND.

    What is the humidity level in your home or place of business?  Keep relative humidity under 50% to halt mold growth and keep the air in healthy condition.  By installing CleanSpace and a SaniDry dehumidifier, along with SmartSump crawlspace sump pump - we were able to dramatically improve the energy efficiency and air quality of this building.

  • SmartJacks in Thief River Falls, MN
    Before
    SmartJacks in Thief River Falls, MN
    After

    Homeowners in Thief River Falls, MN had SmartJacks installed in their crawlspace to stop sinking floors and they also had their crawlspace encapsulated. The encapsulation involved the installation of drainage matting, the CleanSpace liner and a vent cover to finish off the project!

  • Crawlspace Encapsulation with SmartJacks in Thief River Falls, MN
    Before
    Crawlspace Encapsulation with SmartJacks in Thief River Falls, MN
    After

    Homeowner from Thief River Falls reached out to TEAM Innovative as he had sloping floors.  He had purchased the home 10 years prior and had been "fixing" issues ever since.  System design specialist, Adam Johnson, visited the home and performed an inspection.  The crawlspace opening was approximately 24" x 18".  Height was roughly three feet. 

    Adam made recommendations for crawlspace encapsulation and lifting/supporting with SmartJacks

    The homeowner was very pleased with the lift that was achieved and now also has a healthy and dry crawlspace - lending towards a healthier living space.

  • Bowing Walls Stabilized with PowerBrace in Crookston, MN
    Before
    Bowing Walls Stabilized with PowerBrace in Crookston, MN
    After

    We LOVE word-of-mouth referrals!  Homeowners from Crookston, MN, reached out to Innovative after their friends recommended us.  They were concerned about their foundation as three walls were visibly bowed and cracked.   System design specialist, Adam Johnson, visited the homeowners and performed an inspection. There was inward movement and horizontal cracking and therefore, stabilization with PowerBraces was recommended. 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.

    Installation was only interrupted briefly, due to a gas line, but other than that - went seamlessly - and now the homeowners have peace of mind, knowing their foundation is stabilized and warrantied for a lifetime.

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

    After visiting our booth at the MN Horse Expo, homeowner from Greenbush knew he had to get this crawlspace encapsulated.  Since installation of CleanSpace drainage matting & vapor barrier, the crawlspace has been dry and a useable storage space!

    If you have a damp, musty, moldy crawlspace, call 877-365-0097 today!

     

  • Basement Waterproofing in Gwinner, ND
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Gwinner, ND
    After

    After visiting our exhibit at the ND State Fair, homeowners from Gwinner, ND, signed up for their free estimate.  Their basement had occasional water along one wall and they wanted to see our waterproofing options.   System design specialist, Adam Johnson, met with the homeowners and inspected their basment.  Waterproofing for this home included WaterGuard drainage to the perimeter along with a new TripleSafe sump pump.   The homeowners were so glad after installation - to have a more useable space! 

  • Basement Waterproofing and Thermal Dry Tile Istallation in Fairdale, ND
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing and Thermal Dry Tile Istallation in Fairdale, ND
    After

    Fairdale, ND homeowners contacted Innovative Basement Systems regarding water in basement during rain, subsequently, their floors are cracking and crumbling.  Thermal Dry Parquet tile was the recommendation of system design specialist, Adam Johnson.  The homeowner agreed and was very happy with the installation.  They can now enjoy their dry and usable basement space.

  • Langdon, ND Waterproofing
    Before
    Langdon, ND Waterproofing
    After

    Homeowners in Langdon, ND were tired of their basement looking and smelling like a (in quote from the homeowner) "dungeon." After speaking with Innovative, the homeowners were pleased to know we could help! We installed a waterproofing system and foundation repair system. The homeowners are thrilled with the results and their basement no longer smells like a "dungeon." 

  • Basement Waterproofing in Langdon, ND
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Langdon, ND
    After

    After visiting our booth at the RRV Home & Garden Show, homeowners from Langdon, ND, took advantage of our complimentary estimates for waterproofing.  System design specialist, Adam Johnson, met with the homeowners and performed his inspection of their basement.   Adam made recommendations for waterproofing with CleanSpace Moisture barrier to the walls & floors, CleanSpace drainage matting and moisture barrier to the floors, a TripleSafe sump pump and a SaniDry dehumidifier.  The homeowners were in agreement with Adam's recommendations and the job was completed without any hiccups.   

    A complete basement transformation - healthy and DRY in Langdon, ND! Call 877-365-0097 to schedule your FREE estimate today!

  • Crawlspace Encapsulation on Sunset Place in Bismarck, ND
    Before
    Crawlspace Encapsulation on Sunset Place in Bismarck, ND
    After

    Gary called TEAM Innovative as he was sick of the stink coming from his crawlspace.  Specialist, Adam Johnson, traveled to Bismarck, ND to meet with Gary and inspect his crawlspace.

    Adam made recommendations for encapsulation with CleanSpace drainage matting & CleanSpace vapor barrier.  No more smells!  If you have musty odors, call 877-365-0097 today!

  • Mandan, ND Wall Stabilization
    Before
    Mandan, ND Wall Stabilization
    After

    With severe foundation damage, homeowners in Mandan, ND knew they had to fix their problem as soon as possible. Using multiple PowerBraces & cross beams and wall anchors, the TEAM was able to successfully stabilize the walls. 

  • Piering Home on Foxtail Lane in Mandan, ND
    Before
    Piering Home on Foxtail Lane in Mandan, ND
    After

    Lee R. called Innovative Basement Systems with concerns of settlement. He met with system design specialist, Adam Johnson, who performed an inspection. Adam confirmed foundation settlement and went over the process for installation of Push Piers, and how they'd effectively lift the foundation back into place.

    The contract was singed and the project was completed with excellent results. 

  • Waterproofing Basement in Dickinson, ND
    Before
    Waterproofing Basement in Dickinson, ND
    After

    Customer from Dickinson, ND needed water problems corrected before the sale of their home.  Installation of DryTrak and a TripleSafe sump pump did the trick!  No more water and the SOLD sign went up!

  • Why replace drywall in a basement after it floods?
    Before
    Why replace drywall in a basement after it floods?
    After

    Why replace drywall in a basement after it floods?  We offer half wall restoration with our EverLast Wall Panels that are 100% moisture resistant.  You will never have to go through the mess & headache again even if your basement floods.  Check out some of these before & after pictures.

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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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