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A Stable, Dry, Finished Basement...Devils Lake, ND

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013 by Keith Hansen

Challenge

When the owners of this home decided to call Innovative Basement Authority, they had concerns about several problems in their home, all of which Innovative could help with. The basement had a water problem, the foundation walls were bowing inward, and the homeowners dreamed of having a finished basement to enjoy. These problems were a lot for any homeowner to handle, but the Innovative team made sure they knew exactly what would happen in their home before any work got started.

Solution

Team Innovative had its work cut out for us on this basement. The space had been damaged by water, the stairs were unsafe, and nothing was as cozy and comfortable as the homeowners wanted. The first thing the crew did was deal with the foundation problem. The crew installed wall anchors to prevent further bowing. In time, these anchors can be tightened so that the walls can be restored to their original positions.

After the foundation repair, the crew installed a BasementGutter drainage system under the perimeter of the basement floor. This system collects water and directs it to a sump pump so that none of the homeowner’s property will be touched by water again.

Also aiding in the waterproofing procedure were the Basement Finishing by Innovative materials our crew installed. Our wall panels are made of waterproof materials, so they will not allow water to penetrate through outer block basement walls. They, along with our floor tiles, are also mold-resistant, so you won’t have to worry about your valuables being threatened by basement moisture.

The walls and floor tiles helped create several new basement rooms, including a family room and a bedroom. And to make sure everything was safe so the family could enjoy their new space worry-free, Innovative installed egress windows and repaired the damaged basement stairs.

The homeowners are very happy with the work completed in their basement, and they’re relieved to not have to worry about water or foundation problems again.

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