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  • By Jim M.
    Eagan, MN

    "Great Job. Everything was completed exactly as planned.  Looks good!"

    Customer Review

    By Jim M.
    Eagan, MN

    Great Job. Everything was completed exactly as planned.  Looks good!

  • By John B.
    Cohasset, MN

    Customer Review

    By John B.
    Cohasset, MN

  • By Clark & Diane H.
    Fargo, ND

    "Can't speak any higher of the crew.  They worked their tails off - hardest working guys I know!"

    Customer Review

    By Clark & Diane H.
    Fargo, ND

    Can't speak any higher of the crew.  They worked their tails off - hardest working guys I know!

  • By Jane L.
    Hitterdahl, MN

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    By Jane L.
    Hitterdahl, MN

  • By Clarence & Carol S.
    Moorhead, MN

    "Will (Innovative employee) installed PowerBraces and blew our expectations out of the water. Rich also helped figure out a tricky..."

    Customer Review

    By Clarence & Carol S.
    Moorhead, MN

    Will (Innovative employee) installed PowerBraces and blew our expectations out of the water. Rich also helped figure out a tricky PowerBrace.

  • By Tim & Cindy W.
    Moorhead, MN

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    By Tim & Cindy W.
    Moorhead, MN

  • By Deb F.
    Moorhead, MN

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    By Deb F.
    Moorhead, MN

  • By Kevin M.
    Fargo, ND

    "Very thorough and knowledgeable. "

    Customer Review

    By Kevin M.
    Fargo, ND

    Very thorough and knowledgeable. 

  • By Sheila P.
    Fargo, ND

    "The salesman (Jason Kratcha) made me feel very comfortable with what was happening and Innovative's ability to fix it."

    Customer Review

    By Sheila P.
    Fargo, ND

    The salesman (Jason Kratcha) made me feel very comfortable with what was happening and Innovative's ability to fix it.

  • By Roxanne S.
    Fargo, ND

    "Matt was very friendly!"

    Customer Review

    By Roxanne S.
    Fargo, ND

    Matt was very friendly!

Jason Kratcha from Innovative Basement Systems

Title: System Design Specialist

Hometown: West Fargo, ND

Jason Kratcha from Innovative Basement Systems

Resides in:  Fargo, ND

Interests: Hunting, fishing, golfing and spending time with family and friends.

Certified Waterproofing, Crawl Space, & Foundation Specialist

Jason was born and raised in West Fargo, ND.  Jason has been in the construction industry for over 14 years.  He is a 3rd generation professional in the industry with experience in everything from concrete to finish work.  Jason states, “The greatest form of congratulations is to see the customer smile after they have seen the positive results they were searching for with their home’s problem.”  Outside of work Jason and his wife enjoy watching their son grow and attending his activities among their busy schedules.

Together with Jason’s knowledge and the superior products that Basement Systems provides, we strive to be the best service provider to our clients.  Jason is a trusted and valued member of the Innovative Basement Systems Team and upholds the standards of the company.  Jason enjoys taking on new challenges brought on by this job everyday and helping his customers overcome these obstacles.

Our mission is: "To be the best in our industry.  To 'WOW' our customers every step of the way."  Jason 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 their strong dedication to customer satisfaction and initiative to exceed customers’ expectations.

 

Click here to learn more about Jason & Innovative!

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  • PolyLevel Foam Injection in Lake Elmo, MN
    Before
    PolyLevel Foam Injection in Lake Elmo, MN
    After

    Homeowner from Lake Elmo, MN, an engineer with 3M, reached out to TEAM Innovative regarding his back slab that had settled a few inches.  System design specialist Jason Kratcha met with the homeowner and inspected the concrete area he was concerned about. Jason made recommendation for PolyLevel foam injection, and as soon as the homeowner heard we'd offer $50 off his project if he'd allow us to place a yard sign, he was SOLD! Joking aside, an engineer knew that only an engineered product would work — far superior to mudjacking.

    If you have sunken concrete - call 877-365-0097 today. 

  • Piering and SmartJacks in Zimmerman, MN
    Before
    Piering and SmartJacks in Zimmerman, MN
    After

    After noticing cracks beginning to form in their home's foundation, homeowners in Zimmerman, MN contacted Innovative for repair options. The TEAM then discovered the home's crawlspace was sagging as well. With all the sinking and settling happening to the home, the TEAM knew they'd have to use a combination of systems to stabilize it. They then installed SmartJacks in the crawlspace and helical piers around the foundation. 

  • Lake Cabin Crawlspace Encapsulation in Deerwood, MN
    Before
    Lake Cabin Crawlspace Encapsulation in Deerwood, MN
    After

    After purchasing their lake cabin, Juliet and Jay contacted Innovative Basement Systems to see if we could address their crawlspace.  System design specialist, Jason Kratcha, met with both Julilet & Jay and performed an inspection.  While there were some obstacles - Jason was able to dial it in and offer encapsulation with CleanSpace drainage matting and moisture barrier, installation onf a SuperSump sump pump and placement of a SaniDry dehumidifier for crawlspaces.

    It was late fall and when the installation was to begin, the crawlspace was already frozen.  We got the job done the following spring - in time for a comfortable summer at the cabin.

    If you have a crawlspace that is in need of encapsulation - call 877-365-0097 or click HERE today!

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

    John placed the call to TEAM Innovative after years of water problems in the northwest corner of their home.  System design specialist, Jason Kratcha, met with John & his wife and explained how a perimeter drain system like WaterGuard and placement of a SuperSump sump pump in that corner would remedy their problem.  Since installation they have had zero issues with water.

    Another DRY basement in Cohasset, MN!

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

    Homeowners from Verona, ND, called the experts at Innovative to inquire on basement waterproofing.  They had black mold that they were remediating and knew the water needed to be taken care of to ensure the mold would not return.  System design specialist, Jason Kratcha, met with the homeowners and inspected the property.  The basement floor was heaving, so recommendations were made to re-pour the floor, install WaterGuard drainage, install a TripleSafe sump pump as well as a SaniDry dehumidifier.   The homeowner was in agreement with the plan & the job was scheduled and completed with excellent results!

     

     

  • PolyLevel Foam Injection in Walker, MN
    Before
    PolyLevel Foam Injection in Walker, MN
    After

    Leech Lake home owners reached out to Innovative Basement Systems to see what could be done about their garage/front apron settling.  System design specialist, Jason Kratcha, met with the homeowners and inspected the area of concern.  He went over the injection process for PolyLevel and explained the many benefits as well as the warranty we offer.

    They were excited to get the work completed and signed off on the contract.  The job went as planned, with excellent lift achieved and they now have a five year warranty to boot!

     

  • Crawlspace Encapsulation in International Falls, MN
    Before
    Crawlspace Encapsulation in International Falls, MN
    After

    Peggy and Guy J. from International Falls, MN made the call to TEAM Innovative to see what solutions we offered for their damp crawlspace.  After meeting with our specialist, Jason Kratcha, we completed encapsulation by installing the CleanSpace  encapsulation system and placing a SuperSump sump pump and SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier in their crawlspace.  Both Peggy and Guy were VERY happy with projection completion!

     

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

    Looking to encapsulate their crawlspace, Dave & Susan made the call to Innovative Basment Systems.  System design specialist, Jason Kratch, met with Dave and Susan and performed an inspection. Recommendations were made to encapsulate with CleanSpace, installation of a SmartSump sump pump a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier.  

    What a world of difference!  If your home has a dirt floor crawlspace - call 877-365-0097 today. 

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

    After seeing our commercial on telelvision, Tim and Penny made the call to Innovative Basement Systems.  They had two crawlspaces - one with a dirt floor and one with a finished floor. Their only concern was that at times - a rotten smell came up from the crawlspace.  While this only happened  on occasion, they wanted the problem corrected.  System design specialist, Jason Kratcha, met with Tim and Penny and inspected both spaces.  While both spaces were in good condition, with OK levels of humidity, Jason let them know that only way to ensure that odors did not return was to encapsulate the dirt floor area and install a SaniDry dehumidifier.  

    Since encapsulation, Tim and Penny have not noticed the smell even once.  

    If you have a musty crawlspace, allergies or just want to increase your dry storage area - call 877-365-0097 today!

  • Concrete raised multiple inches in Fergus Falls
    Before
    Concrete raised multiple inches in Fergus Falls
    After

    After noticing their concrete had sunken 4 inches, homeowners in Fergus Falls, MN had Innovative inject PolyLevel to lift the slab. 

  • Concrete steps raised with PolyLevel in Minnesota
    Before
    Concrete steps raised with PolyLevel in Minnesota
    After

    Homeowners in Fergus Falls, MN were growing tired of having such a large step to get into their home, they contacted Innovative to raise the steps back to their original position. 

  • Basement Waterproofing in Fergus Falls, MN
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Fergus Falls, MN
    After

    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!

  • Basement Waterproofing in Fergus Falls, MN
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Fergus Falls, MN
    After

    Homeowners from Fergus Falls, MN, called Innovative Basement Systems as they were tired of the water in their basement and they wanted a permanent solution.  System design specialist, Jason Kratcha, met with them and completed his assessment.  He consulted with them on his findings and made recommendations for waterproofing wit WaterGuard drainage system, a TripleSafe sump pump and a SaniDry dehumidifier to keep relative humidity levels under the recommended 50%.   Installation, warranty and estimate were all explalined in detail and the job was scheduled and completed without issue.

    Another happy and DRY home in Fergus Falls, MN!

  • Garage Apron Lifted with PolyLevel in Fergus Falls, MN
    Before
    Garage Apron Lifted with PolyLevel in Fergus Falls, MN
    After

    We LOVE referrals!  John and Pat (Fergus Falls, MN) were so impressed with the results their neighbors achieved with PolyLevel, they signed up on the spot with system design specialist, Jason Kratcha, to have their garage apron lifted!

    How awesome is that?  You can earn $50 for every customer you refer too, just make sure when they call to schedule their estimate, they give us YOUR name as a referral - we'll send you a $50 gift card as our way of saying thanks!

  • ThermalDry Flooring in Detroit Lakes, MN
    Before
    ThermalDry Flooring in Detroit Lakes, MN
    After

    Wanting to add flooring to their basement, homeowners in Detroit Lakes, MN decided on ThermalDry flooring from Innovative. 

  • Crawlspace Encapsulation in Detroit Lakes, MN
    Before
    Crawlspace Encapsulation in Detroit Lakes, MN
    After

    Homeowner from Detroit Lakes, MN called Innovative with complaints of a nasty crawlspace and questions about radon mitigation.   System design specialist, Jason Kratcha, visited with the client and assessed the crawl space.  To protect their large investment, CleanSpace encapsulation liner as well as a SaniDry dehumidifier was recommended and installed.   Since then, the homeowners have been very pleased and are now ready to move forward with larger renovations, knowning their crawl space will no longer pose a threat to future home improvements. 

  • Crawlspace Encapsulation in Detroit Lakes, MN
    Before
    Crawlspace Encapsulation in Detroit Lakes, MN
    After

    John made the call to Innovative Basement Systems after purchasing a lake cabin in Detroit Lakes, MN.  He was smart and wanted to protect his investment by encapsulating the crawlspace.  System design specialist, Jason Kratcha, met with John and inspected the crawlspace.  Recommendations were made for CleanSpace drainage matting, CleanSpace vapor barrier, installation of a SuperSump sump pump and SaniDry dehumidifier.   John was impressed with our products and was confident going forward.  The project was complete in under six weeks (had to wait for spring!) and John was 100% satisfied with the work.

  • Sump pump upgrade in Baudette, MN
    Before
    Sump pump upgrade in Baudette, MN
    After

    Along with adding a basement waterproofing drainage system, homeowners in Baudette, MN decided it was time to upgrade their sump pump. The basement went from having a large hole in the floor to having a TripleSafe Sump Pump. 

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

    Homeowners from Baudette, MN, called Innovative Basement Systems to address the water that was coming in from where the walls met the basement floors.  System design specialist, Jason Kratcha, met with the homeowners and performed his inspection.  He recommended WaterGuard drain tile to be installed around the perimeter of their basement, along with a TripleSafe sump pump; their exiting sump would also have to stay in place as it was tied to their laundry room sewage with the culvert used as the form.  We did suggest a SmartSump be installed into that sump too.  The homeowners were in agreement with the plan and the job was put on the books.

    Since completion, the basement has been dry and much more comfortable.  Happy & DRY homeowners in Baudette!

     

     

  • Basement Waterproofing in Pelican Rapids, MN
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Pelican Rapids, MN
    After

    After getting several estimates for waterproofing their basement, homeowners from Pelican Rapids, MN, made a phone call to the TEAM at Innovative to inquire on waterproofing their basement.  TEAM member and system design specialist, Jason Kratcha, visited the home and inspected the basement.  Sprayfoam, WaterGuard drainage, a TripleSafe sump pump as well as a SaniDry XP dehumidifier were recommended to control the moisture and relative humidity.  

    Since the jobs completion - the homeowner has noticed a drastic improvement in air quality in his home and his basement has remained dry!

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

    After visiting our booth at the Red River Valley Home & Garden Show, Duane signed up for his free home estimate for crawlspace encapsulation.  He was looking to control moisture and odors and improve the quality of his home in general.  Duane met with our specialist, Jason Kratcha, and was thrilled to learn we could complete his project for less than a 1/3 of what he was quoted for a new basement. 

    Another happy homeowner in Campbel, MN!

     

     

  • Church Basement Waterproofing in White Earth, MN
    Before
    Church Basement Waterproofing in White Earth, MN
    After

    After seeing our ad in the newspaper, Trevor J. on behalf of the St. Benedict Church in White Earth, MN contacted the waterproofing experts at Innovative Basement Systems.  A complimentary inspection and estimate were schedule with system design specialist, Jason Kratcha.  This was going to be a fairly straightforward waterproofing job!

    The church basement was in need of a drainage system, so WaterGuard was recommended and the installation process for WaterGuard was reviewed.  WaterGuard would channel any water directly to the sump, so replacement of their current, old & inefficient sump was recommended with our patented TripleSafe sump pump.

    The project outline and estimate was brought to the board for approval and the project was completed as planned.  St. Benedict's now enjoys a much more comfortable place for fellowship.

  • Waterproofing in Clearbrook, MN
    Before
    Waterproofing in Clearbrook, MN
    After

    Homeowners in Clearbrook, MN were having concerns about their wet basement. They contacted Innovative and the TEAM installed a WaterGuard drainage system and a TripleSafe sump pump. The basement has now remained dry and comfortable!

  • Sabin, MN, Basement Made Structurally Sound
    Before
    Sabin, MN, Basement Made Structurally Sound
    After

    After going through some structural repairs years prior - homeowners from Sabin contacted Innovative Basement Systems about a bowing wall in their basement.  System design specialist, Jason Kratcha, met with the homeowners and after inspection, recommended the PowerBrace Foundation Wall Repair System.  He fully educated them on the product and process for installation, went over warranty info. as well as all costs involved.  The homeowners were impressed with the recommendation and the job was scheduled and installed without any hiccups & the homeowners were very happy.

  • A Home Make Sound Before Remodeling in Hankinson, ND
    Before
    A Home Make Sound Before Remodeling in Hankinson, ND
    After

    Homeowners from Hankinson, ND, initially placed the call to Innovative for basement waterproofing options.  System design specialist, Jason Kratcha, visited the home and performed an inspection.  In visiting with the homeowners, he learned that they wanted to remodel the upstairs before making their way down to the basement.  Jason noticed however, that the floors were sagging.  The gears were switched at the point and the integrity of the floor became focus.  In the end we installed SmarkJacks and desired lift was achieved with installation!

     

  • PowerBrace istall in Moorhead, MN
    Before
    PowerBrace istall in Moorhead, MN
    After

    Referrered by a good friend and neighbor, homeowners in Moorhead, MN called Innovative Basement Systems to solve their bowing basement ceiling and cracking basement wall.  System design specialist, Jason Kratcha, visited the propery and inspected the worrisome basement.  He discussed options with the homeowners and made his recommendations for The PowerBrace Foundation Repair System.  (The ceiling will be tackeled after the foundation is stabilized.)

    Homeowners were very happy with the job and now have a fully warrantied and sound foundation!

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

    After visiting our booth at the RRV Boat Show and scheduling their free estimate for a new egress, homeowners from Horace, ND, met with system design specialist, Jason Kratcha. Jason inspected the property and educated the homeowners on our RockWell surround, installation process, warranty information as well as going over the estimate.  The job was scheduled and installation went great!  I think the before and after pictures tell it all - call for your free estimate today and let the sunshine in!

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

    After visiting our booth at the RV Boat & Camping Show, Diane signed up for her free estimate on egress replacement. System design specialist, Jason Kratcha, met with Diane and inspected the current windows and surrounds. Recommendations were made for RockWell surrounds with Minnkota windows and Diane was in agreement. The difference was not night and day - it was a difference of LIGHT and day! Not only up to code, far more light and much improved energy efficiency. 

  • Cracking and bowing walls in Fargo, ND
    Before
    Cracking and bowing walls in Fargo, ND
    After

    With their bowing foundation walls progressively getting worse over the years, homeowners in Fargo, ND contacted Innovative for help. The TEAM then installed PowerBraces to permanently stabilize the walls. 

  • Foundation Piers in Fargo, ND
    Before
    Foundation Piers in Fargo, ND
    After

    After visiting our booth at the Fargo Remodeling Expo, homeowner from Fargo, ND, scheduled her free estimate to see if we could stabilize her foundation.   System design specialist, Jason Kratcha, visited the home and inspected the foundation and property.  Jason made recommendations for a piering system to solve her settlement problems.  He went over the products involved, the installation process, warranty and costs involved.  The homeowner was impressed and wanted to move forward with the project.  I think you'll be impressed with the before and after pics - what a load off the mind!   

     

     

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