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Water can be stopped from leaking into your basement by controlling indoor humidity, using gutter extensions, repairing cracks, installing drain tile, installing a sump pump and waterproofing the walls.
Under floor leakage or leaks under slab can be detected by hiring a professional waterproofing contractor who is skilled in inspecting both the interior and exterior of your home for water leaks.
Cracks or breaks in concrete or masonry basement walls can be repaired by hiring a professional waterproofing contractor who can install waterproofing products to permanently correct leaking walls or floors.
Sump pumps help keep your basement or crawlspace dry by pumping accumulated water out of your home.
Waterproofing a basement involves techniques and materials that need to be installed by a professional waterproofing contractor. Warranty information is shared during the inspection and estimate process.
The best time to replace a sump pump is before the next rain storm, not after it. Innovative Basement Systems installs the best sump pumps on the market!
The standard concrete floor slab in residential construction is four inches.
Minnesota building code requires an emergency escape window in every basement sleeping room and all basement dwelling units.
You can solve wet basement problems by calling Innovative Basement Systems for a complimentary inspection and estimate for basement waterproofing.
Foundation problems and signs of settling include cracks, uneven floors, unstable chimney, and windows/doors that stick or don't open or close properly.
At Innovative Basement Systems, we believe a safe level of radon gas is no radon gas. Acceptable level is below 4pCi/L according to the EPA.
An egress window provides a viable entrance or exit in the case of an emergency, such as a fire. Defined as a path out or to emerge, egress windows provide a dependable and maintenance-free safety exit to your home.
An egress window must satisfy all International Residential Code (IRC) criteria: Minimum width of opening: 20 inches. Minimum height of opening: 24 inches. Minimum net clear opening: 5.7 square feet.
The best crawl space insulation is a rigid foam board, such as SilverGlow.
Innovative Basement Systems are experts when it comes to concrete lifting and leveling. We use a product called PolyLevel which is a polymer liquid that we inject beneath the slab. PolyLevel is environmentally friendly, affordable, and minimally invasive and is a lasting solution.
Innovative Basement Systems repairs cinder block foundations in Howard Lake, MN.
Installing a vapor barrier or having your crawl space encapsulated will reduce moisture which will help protect against rot, mold, fungus and efflorescence.