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Flooded basement leads to black mold in Starbuck, MN

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 by Jim Laven


After many years of dealing with water coming into their basement this homeowner finally had enough.  Besides the damage created to the once finished living area the homeowner stressed about the mold growing in their basement and how it was affecting their health.  They wanted their living space back but realized that without addressing the water issue they would just be throwing money away.


They meet with our specialist who addressed all their concerns to come up with a plan to create dry and clean basement.  We installed our BasementGutter drainage system around the entire perimeter of the basement.  This will allow all water collected to be channeled to the SafeDri basket and pumped away from the home.  Next, we installed CrawlSeal to the walls to seal the basement walls completely.  Lastly, our dehumidifier was placed down in the basement to control the moisture level and filter the air too.  They will never have to worry about emptying buckets of water like a conventional dehumidifier.  The moisture pulled from the air will be drained into the sump system as it collects.  The homeowner can now resume with their basement finishing plans without worry of it being damaged by water intrusion ever again.

Project Summary

Specialist: Eric Rysdam

Products Used: CrawlSeal, BasementGutter, SafeDri, Dehumidifier, windows

About the author
Jim Laven lives in the Pine City area and serves as the Marketing Director at Innovative. He enjoys working on all divisions of Innovative which includes the Innovative Basement Authority and Dr. Energy Saver by Innovative.

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1330 41st St N
Fargo, ND 58102

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Rush City, MN 55069

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760 East Pearl Street
Kasota, MN 56050
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