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Major Waterproofing in Mendota Heights, MN

Major Waterproofing in Mendota Heights, MN

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Homeowners in Minneapolis, MN new they were in desperate need of a waterproofing system. The TEAM was sent out to the home to install the system and was successful in doing so. The homeowners no longer have to worry about water in their basement and have gained a TripleSafe sump pump. 

Minneapolis, MN Basement Transformation

Minneapolis, MN Basement Transformation

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Wanting to finish their basement and add another bedroom to the house, homeowners in Minneapolis, MN decided to contact Innovative. The TEAM installed ThermaDry flooring, EverLast wall panels and Linen ceiling tiles.

Basement Waterproofing in Minneapolis, MN

Basement Waterproofing in Minneapolis, MN

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After researching online for basement waterproofing, homeowner from Minneapolis, MN, contacted Innovative Basement Systems to see if we permanently correct the water problems in his 1920 home.  System design specialist, Pete Salazar, met with the KU graduate to inspect his basement and offer his expertise for waterproofing.  A WaterGuard drainage system to perimeter and a TripleSafe sump pump were recommended and the homeowner agree'd with the plan.  Since installation of both - the basement has been dry and the smell is starting to go away!  

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2016 Customer Satisfaction Award presented by Pulse of the City News and the Stirling Center for Excellence.... [Read more]
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I felt it was the first time someone understood or addressed the health concern issue. That was the fundamental issue for us.
Testimonial by Tom V. from Minneapolis, MN
Our Specialist made things clear to us and appreciated his input and expertise.
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I felt very confident with Innovative Basement Systems.
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Expert Foundation Repairs in Minneapolis, MN

Innovative Basement Systems is committed to customer service and is proud to serve our area. We have a certified team of technicians that are ready to help you find the best solution using quality products from the best manufacturers in the business. We want to work with you so that you can have the best results for your home!
Issues with foundations are often caused by broken or weakened soil that can no longer support the weight of the structure. Some of the major signs of this are cracked floors or walls, tilting chimneys, street creep, or inward bowing walls. When this occurs, one of the ways to remedy the problem is to install foundation piers and jack posts which will correct uneven or sloping floors. Wall anchors and I-Beam wall braces are also good for fixing bowing, leaning walls, providing a permanent solution for foundation issues. 

Minneapolis, MN Basement Repairs and Waterproofing

Homeowners often experience problems with their basement's waterproofing because of problems like leaky pipes, a failing sump pump, or flooding during heavy rain. When this happens, the first thing you should do is call the professionals at Innovative Basement Systems to come and take a look at it for you. Some of the major signs of a waterproofing problem are:

  • Wet or damp basement floor
  • Leaking or damp basement walls
  • Pooling or standing water
  • Crystaline deposit on concrete surfaces
  • Musty odors
  • Condensation
  • Leaky basement windows

We can install top-of-the-line products like the TripleSafe sump pump, specifically designed be worry-free, even during a power outage. Additionally we also offer stellar drainage systems that will take the water from your basement out of the house and deposit it a safe distance from your home. 

Our waterproofing walls and floors are also a must because they are mold resistant, and our Everlast wall panels are 197% sturdier than regular drywall. Make your basement a dryer, cleaner, healthier space today!

Dependable PolyLevel Concrete Lifting 

Having troubles with uneven concrete on your patio, sidewalk, or even inside your home? The PolyLevel is the solution for you! PolyLevel is unique because unlike traditional methods of removing the entire concrete slab, PolyLevel gets injected under the concrete. This allows the injection to fill the gap that is causing unevenness and raise the concrete to the appropriate height. PolyLevel is uniquely designed, making it:

  • Environmentally safe
  • Affordable
  • Waterproof to prevent future erosion
  • Quick and without mess
  • A permanent solution!

Innovative Basement Systems has the tools and the expertise to get your project done right the first time. Our team of friendly, knowledgeable staff use only the best materials so that you can be assured of fantastic, long lasting results. We want to help you find the solution that will work best for your home. Call us today for a free estimate!


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Case Studies From Minneapolis
Homeowner reached out to Innovative Basement Systems after receiving several bids for pool deck repair. He had visible cracks and knew there were...
A home in New Hope, MN had major shifting for years but was becoming worse after cracks began to show and doors and windows were sticking. After...
Having a crawl space can be valuable to homeowners. When a crawl space isn't encapsulated it can be harmful to your home and those who inhabit it, as...
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The record warmth this winter has been a nice change compared to the subzero temperature we all expect this time of year. In the past 7 days we have seen some areas receive over 2 inches of rain. This has created a spring like effect to our phone lines with homeowners requesting help to address their basement water and seepage issues. This is a welcome sight due to the fact that our schedules usually run lighter during the holiday season. However, what most homeowners don't realize is that the worst is yet to come.... [Read more]
Temperatures are contributing to foundation problems for local homeowners.... [Read more]
This year’s drought conditions continue to cause problems for North Dakota and Minnesota homeowners, who face cracking foundations, uneven floors, and windows and doors that are hard to open. These problems can lead to serious problems that can adversely affect a home’s safety, structural integrity, and property value. Innovative Basement Systems has received a large number of calls from homeowners who are experience foundation problems due to drought.... [Read more]
Job Stories From Minneapolis, MN
Beautiful RockWell Egress Install in St. Louis Park, MN

After visiting our booth at the West Metro Home & Remodeling Fair, homeowners from Saint Louis Park, MN, took advantage and scheduled their free estimate for new egress windows.   System design specialist, Dan Smith, met with the homeowners and inspected both windows, inside and out. 

Dan recommended the RockWell Egress Surround with Minnkota windows.  He went over the installation process, warranty information as well as costs involved.  The homeowners were on board and the job was completed without any hiccups!  

Homeowners will never regret replacement of their egress windows and surrounds - the energy savings along with the natural light are huge, plus they are aesthetically pleasing!  Call for your free estimate today!  877-365-0097! 


Commercial Foundation Stabilized in Minneapolis, MN

After searching on for foundation repair, Kale Construction of Minneapolis, MN, reached out to the experts at Innovative Basement Systems regarding foundation walls that were bowing and buckling.  Foundation expert, Keith Hansen, visited the business and met with Brian E. to inspect the basement and consult with him on a solution.  

Keith recommended Wall Anchors and CarbonArmor to Brian; going over the products, install processes, warranties and costs.   Brian approved of the plan and the job was scheduled and completed as planned.  

Another foundation stabilized in Minneapolis, MN!


Basement Water Problems Solved in Minneapolis, MN

Self-declared house flippers from Minneapolis, MN, called upon the expertise of Innovative Basement Systems after they re-poured the concrete in the basement, installed drain tile and started roughing in the walls on their current flip - only to find out they still had water coming in.  System design specialist, Dan Supan, met with the brother/sister duo at the property and made his expert recommendations for installation of a WaterGuard drainage system to the perimeter, as well as a TripleSafe sump pump.   Dan went over warranty information with them, how the warranty would transfer with the sale of the home and also explained the estimate pricing to complete the waterproofing job.  Both the brother and sister were on board with the plan of attack and the job was expedited per their request.  

We have to admit we get a LOT of calls from sellers, potential buyers as well as realtors.  We love what we do and we love when you call on us.  Send a referral our way and we'll send you a $50 Amazon gift card!

Bowing Basement Wall Reinforced with CarbonArmor in Minneapolis, MN

Homeowner from Minneapolis, MN, contacted TEAM Innovative regarding a basement foundation wall that was bowing fairly significantly.  System design specialist, Chad Neegard, visited the home and inspected the foundation.  Chad offered a few options for stabilization, ultimately deciding together on CarbonArmor; innovative product development undertaken by aerospace engineers and the U.S. Dept. of Defense is now being applied to the age-old problem of cracked and bowing foundation walls. The CarbonArmor Wall Reinforcing System, available from Foundation Supportworks, utilizes the same technology used to support bridges, skyscrapers and bomb shelters to stabilize building foundations that have sustained damage such as cracks and bowing.

The aerospace industry has come to rely on the light but strong characteristics of carbon fiber technology, and the U.S. Dept. of Defense uses the same strapping technique to reinforce bomb shelters. With this kind of a pedigree, the CarbonArmor System allows homeowners to stabilize bowing foundations quickly and affordably and this homeowner was happy and grateful for that!

Basement Waterproofing in Minneapolis, MN

After seeing our ad on television, homeowner from MPLS, MN, reached out to the TEAM to inquire on waterproofing options for her basement.  System design specialist, Joanne Sheid, met with the homeowner and inspected the areas of concern - which was specifically along the south wall of her basement.  Jo recommended that a drainage system be installed along that wall that would drain into a new TripleSafe sump pump.  Recommendations were also made for a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier - that also drains directly into the sump.  The homeowner wrote her deposit and the job was scheduled and completed without any issues. 

Basement Waterproofing in Minneapolis, MN

After seeing our coupon in Valpak, homeowner from Minneapolis, MN, contacted the basement experts at Innovative Basement Systems to inquire on waterproofing her basement.  We sent out system design specialist, Eric Rysdam, to visit with the homeowner and inspect the problem area.  While in the basement, Eric talked about the importance of having a drainage system to actually guide any water to the sump pump - the WaterGuard drainge system was explained as well as the importance of having a reliable sump pump, such as the TripleSafe.  To protect the block from leaking and moisture - CleanSpace vapor barrier was also recommended.

The project was completed and now the family can be assured that their kids are breathing cleaner air, free from musty smells (mold) and that any future hard rains or water, will not effect their home.

Basement Waterproofing in Minneapolis, MN

After looking for waterproofing companies on - homeowner from MPLS, MN contacted the TEAM at Innovative for a complimentary estimate on basement waterproofing.  We sent out Pete Salazar, system design specialist, to inspect the basement and talk through the waterproofing process with the homeowner.  Relative humidity levels in the basement were at 62% - which leads to mold growth.  The basement was small with low headroom - lots of cement flaking, debris and paint mold growth, again - due to high humidity.   

Pete made recommendations for CleanSpace vapor barrier to the walls as well as the SandiDry Sedona dehumidifier.  He educated the homeownner on the products, warranty information as well as reviewing the estimate in detail.   Homeowner was in agreement with the waterproofing plan and we got the job scheduled and completed in no time.

Now, the home is dry and a much healthier, more comfortable environment! That's what we do here, everyday!

1920 Basement Waterproofing in Minneapolis, MN

After researching online for basement waterproofing, homeowner from Minneapolis, MN, contacted Innovative Basement Systems to see if we permanently correct the water problems in his 1920 home.  System design specialist, Pete Salazar, met with the KU graduate to inspect his basement and offer his expertise for waterproofing.  A WaterGuard drainage system to perimeter and a TripleSafe sump pump were recommended and the homeowner agree'd with the plan.  Since installation of both - the basement has been dry and the smell is starting to go away!  

PolyLevel Concrete Lifting in Minneapolis, MN

After seeing our ad in the StarTribune, homeowner from Minneapolis called Innovative Basement Systems to inquire on concrete lifting.  System design specialist, Marc McCullen, visted the homeowner and educated her on PolyLevel foam injection. After going over product information, warranty and the estimate - the homeownwer was anxious to move forward.

The before and after pics speak for themselves!  The homeowner was so impressed she already has hired us to waterproof her basement.  Stay tuned!  

PolyLevel Concrete Lifting and Foundation Repair in Waseca, MN

After visiting our booth at the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show - system design specialist, Jerry Bartell, met with the homeoners from Waseca, MN, for their free estimate on bowing foundationwalls and some settled walkway concrete.  After inspection, Jerry made recommendations for the PowerBrace Wall Repair System

When foundation walls begin to buckle, bow or tilt inward, homeowners are correct to be alarmed. Outside pressure from soil and water can actually cause foundation walls to collapse. 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.

These steel I-beams will stabilize the wall in its current position without any further adjustment. Over time, the PowerBrace System can be tightened to make bowing or tilting walls straighter and more vertical.

PolyLevel Foam Injection in Minneapolis, MN

After finding us on, property owner from Georgia called us regarding some rental property he had in Minneapolis, MN, that has some settling and cracking of garage apron.  System design specialist, William (Billy) Obert, went out to the property and met with the tenants.  He inspected the areas of concern and made his recommendations for PolyLevel foam injection.  He did eductate the tenants on the problem and went over warranty with them before speaking to the owner.  The owner, was also in agreement with the plan and the project was completed without a hiccup!   

Basement Waterproofing in St.Louis Park, MN

After owning his home just a few short months, homeowner from St. Louis Park, MN, emailed the expers at Innovative Basment Systems about the "horrendous" leak in the corner of the basement whenever it rains.  He had pulled back the carpet and removed the drywall and discovered a small hole in the block wall that he presumes was from a nail used to attac furring strips.  Now - he uses a shop vac to manage the water but desparately wants a permanent solution.

System design specialist, Stacy Sternberg, visted the home and inspected the basement with the homeowner.  Recommendations were made for CleanSpace vapor barrier to walls, WaterGuard perimeter drainage system, and finally a TripleSafe sump pump.  She educated the homeowner on all of the patented products she recommended, went over warranty information and reviewed the estimate with him.  The homeowner was in agreement with the plan and the job was on the books.

Since installation, the homeowner has not had to touch his shop vac and that makes for a HAPPY CUSTOMER in St. Louis Park!

PolyLevel Concrete Lifting in West Fargo, ND

Homeowner from West Fargo, ND, reached out to Innovative Basment Systems as he was excited to get his driveway lifted & sealed.  Jason Kratcha, system design specialist, visted the homeowner and recommended PolyLevel foam injection.  The combined weight of concrete and the vehicles and structures it supports often causes the soil beneath the slab to shift and settle. When this happens, major problems can occur.  The damage done by sinking concrete can have several side effects. Tripping hazards on stairs and walkways are common, as are cracked and uneven driveways and garages. On a larger scale, roadways and parking lots can become dangerous or even unusable if the problem is left untreated.

PolyLevel is designed specifically to repair a variety of residential and commercial concrete problems. Innovative Basement Systems is your certified contractor for PolyLevel concrete leveling in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Fargo and surrounding areas.

Crawlspace Encapsulation Makes A World of Difference in Brooklyn Park, MN

After visiting our booth at the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show, homeowner from Brooklyn Park, MN, reached out the Innovative Basement Systems to address his cinder block crawlspace under his steps.  He wanted to guard against moisture and make it a clean, usuable storage space.  We sent system design specialist, Dan Supan, to the home to take measurements and inspect the crawlspace.  CleanSpace vapor barrier with drainage matting would be the perfect solution!   After doing some education and writing up the estimate, the homeowner signed off and scheduled the job.  It wasn't a big job - but it made a BIG difference!  Call the TEAM today for your free estimate!

Waterproofing Home Built in 1901 in Minneapolis, MN

Homeowber from Minneapolis, MN, r!eached out to the TEAM at Innovative for assistance with water in her basement after a rain.  Her home was built in 1901!  System design specialist, Joanne Scheid, visited the homeowner and inspected the basement.  Several options were presented for waterproofing - and after looking at the budget and determining priorities, it was decided that drainage and a sump pump were at the top of the list.  (May consider additional waterproofing as budget allows!)

A WaterGuard drainage system was installed to the perimeter of the basement and in conjunction, a TripleSafe sump pump was installed.  The homeowner is now warrantied and water worries free - call today for your FREE waterproofing estimate!  877-365-0097

Improved Sidewalk to Front Door with PolyLevel Concrete Leveling in Minneapolis, MN

After searching on for someone that could correct his setting concrete sidewalk, homeowner from Minneapolis, MN, contacted the TEAM at Innovative Basement Systems.  System design specialist, Chad Neegaard, visited with the homeowner and explained how PolyLevel would be the perfect product for the job.  Polymer injection harnesses the expansive force of a structural grade geopolymer to provide fast concrete leveling, fill voids in soil and strengthen soil that has poor load-bearing qualities.

After discussion, the homeowner agreed and the job was scheduled.  Once complete - the homeowner was very happy and said "this is just how I hoped it would turn out!"

Call today for your free estimate!  877-365-0097

Basement Waterproofing & PolyLevel Concrete Lifting in Minneapolis, MN

Homeowner from Minneapolis, MN reached out to the TEAM at Innovative after researcing basement waterproofing on  There was water coming in her basement from one corner and wall.  System design specialist, Eric Rysdam, visited the home and quickly noticed the sidewalk along the problem side had considerable settling and was more than likely the cause of the water, so recommendation was made for concrete leveling with PolyLevel.   The basement also did not have proper drainage so a WaterGuard drain system was recommended as well as a TripleSafe sump pump.  

After installation, the homeowner was very pleased - expecially because we were able to keep the dust to a minimum! 

Foundation Repair in Waseca, MN

Homeowner from Waseca, MN, visited our exhibit at the Minneapolis Home & Garden Show and set up a time for inspection of his foundation.   System design specialist, Jerry Bartell visted the home and indeed found that he had a few walls in the basement that were bowing and also some exterior concrete that was not level.   Both concerns, as Jerry explained, could be repaired with our patented techniques and products:  PowerBrace and PolyLevel.  The PowerBrace™ is a patented foundation wall repair system that's designed to stabilize failing basement walls and provide the potential t straighten walls over time.

After installation and correction of the bowing walls, along with the lifted concrete outside - the homeowner was relieved!  Not only was there a visual improvement, but no more worries about his foundation getting worse.  Success!

Waterproofing in Minneapolis, MN

Homeowners in Minneapolis, MN were having troubles with their basement having a high humidity level. To add to the problem, they were also noticing pooling water in several areas throughout the basement. They previously had other contractors out to look at the problem who gave quotes for exterior waterproofing but, unsure about that option, the homeowners contacted Innovative for help.  

After our system design specialist examined the basement, he found that exterior waterproofing wouldn't resolve the issue at hand and proposed an interior waterproofing system. Due to the water pooling in the center of the floor, we would be able to install a drainage system around the perimeter of the basement and through the center of the floor to collect water wherever it might pool.

Since the installment, the homeowners are happy to report they've had no water troubles!

When Mudjacking Failed, Homeowner Turns to PolyLevel

After Mike P. had his driveway leveled with mudjacking only to have it fail after two years he wasn't sure what his other options were. After doing some research online, the home owner then gave Innovative Basement Systems a call after reading about PolyLevel on our website. System design specialist, Eric Wicktor, came out to the house for a free estimate and discussed what PolyLevel could do for the home owner to make his drive way more safe, and of course leveled. Since then the homeowner has not had his cement slab sink!

Sloping Home Makes Noise In St. Louis Park, MN

Home Owners from St. Louis Park, MN called Innovative Basement Systems after they started to notice popping and cracking noises, as well as having one corner of their house being sloped since 1993. They also noticed in the past year when construction was being done by their house, heavy machinery would cause their home to shake. Afterwards the popping noises and visibility of a settling first floor was even more noticeable. When a specialist checked out the property he could see that the house was settling and sinking more and more.

After talking with the specialist, the homeowners realized they were in need of foundation repairs. The crew installed Helical Piers using a standard bracket. After the job was finished the homeowners no longer heard the cracking or popping noises, and the first floor no longer sloped.

Work Requests From Minneapolis, MN
East River Parkway in Minneapolis
Limestone foundation with basement built in 1919. Now seeping into basement although house is well drained. Would like assessment, options, and fix.
Grand Avenue South in Minneapolis
I need concrete patching done on my basement floor and would like to look into some kind of epoxy sealant for the floor as well. I'm writing to see if you do that type of work. Additionally, my basement is pretty humid in general and I'd like to have someone take a look and see if it's normal or if there is waterproofing work I should consider. We've lived in the house for 6 weeks and have run a dehumidifier constantly since we've moved in. Thanks!
Irving Ave N in Minneapolis
Garage foundation is sunk at left side corner. Plus, making some crack in the foundation
Irving Ave N in Minneapolis
Garage foundation is sunk at left side corner. Plus, making some crack in the foundation
York Ave S in Minneapolis
A small hole as worn through the exterior wall at the base of a downspout. I'm worried water is getting in the hole and causing damage under ground. I have not seen any water coming though the interior of the basement.
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