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Emmit Petersen

Innovative Basement Authority

Title: Team Leader

Hometown: Pine City, MN

Emmit Petersen from Ohio Basement Authority

Emmit joined Innovative in 2014 and has construction and manufacturing experience. In his free time Emmit enjoys softball, ice fishing and spending time with his family.

Our Mission is:  To be the best in our industry in the eyes of our customers.  One of the best things about serving our customers is taking care of their specific needs, knowing that when the work is completed the customer will be beyond satisfied.  We want to “wow” our customers every step of the way.  Emmit takes personal responsibility to “wow” each customer and is a trusted and valued member of the Innovative Basement Authority team.

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  • By Sharron & Ian
    Saint Paul, MN 55118

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    By Sharron & Ian
    Saint Paul, MN 55118

  • By Bob
    Saint Paul, MN 55116

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    By Bob
    Saint Paul, MN 55116

  • By Josh
    Lindstrom, MN 55045

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    By Josh
    Lindstrom, MN 55045

  • By Janet
    Minneapolis, MN 55418

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    By Janet
    Minneapolis, MN 55418

  • By Terri & Craig
    Fridley, MN 55432

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    By Terri & Craig
    Fridley, MN 55432

  • By Sharla & Norman
    Minneapolis, MN 55414

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    By Sharla & Norman
    Minneapolis, MN 55414

  • By Erik
    Minnetonka, MN 55345

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    By Erik
    Minnetonka, MN 55345

  • By Leoma & Randy
    Andover, MN 55304

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    By Leoma & Randy
    Andover, MN 55304

  • By Angela
    Lake Crystal, MN 56055

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    By Angela
    Lake Crystal, MN 56055

  • By Judy & Jamie
    Foley, MN 56329

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    By Judy & Jamie
    Foley, MN 56329

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  • "Innovative was super nice to deal with and I loved the book the information they sent out...." Read Full Testimonial

    Violet H. in Minnetonka, MN

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    Innovative was super nice to deal with and I loved the book the information they sent out.

    Violet H. in Minnetonka, MN
  • Basement Waterproofing in Saint Paul, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Saint Paul, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Saint Paul, MN

    Homeowner from St. Paul, MN, emailed the TEAM at Innovative Basement Authority stating she had bacteria from prior pet feces and water damage to her concrete floor and walls.  She had looked at other companies, but liked the prompt communication she received from us as well as the solutions we offered her.  Certified Field Inspector, Jerry Bartell, had met with the homeowner and inspected the basement.   His recommendations were as follows:  CrawlSeal for the walls, a BasementGutter drainage system, a SafeDri Triple sump pump and a FreezeGuard for added protection. The installation went well and the sheer aethetic imrprovements were dramatic.  The homeowner is elated too!

  • Basement Waterproofing in Saint Paul, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Saint Paul, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Saint Paul, MN

    Looking to remodel his basement, Eric of Saint Paul, MN reached out to TEAM Innovative for an effective and permanent waterproofing solution.  After meeting wtihour specialist, it was determined only two things were necessary to accomplis the goal:  a perimeter BasementGutter drainage system and placement of a SafeDri Pro sump pump. Another DRY basement in St. Paul, MN!    

  • Basement Waterproofing in Saint Paul, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Saint Paul, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Saint Paul, MN

    Andrew of Saint Paul, MN called in with concerns of leaking water in his basement - it had been getting worse with the increased rain fall and he even had to pull up the carpet and cut away some of the drywall.  He had attempted to use "flex seal" as a temporary fix, but of course that didn't work.  He was in interested in a permanent solution. System design specialst, Dan Supan, met with Andrew and inspected the foundation.  Recommendations were made to install the BasementGutter perimeter drainage system with a SafeDri Triple sump pump.  Andrew was in agreement with the waterproofing plan and signed off on the contract. Another DRY basement in Saint Paul, MN!    

  • Basement Waterproofing in Burnsville, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Burnsville, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Burnsville, MN

    Rachel B. of Burnsville, MN used Angie's List as a resource for finding a trusted waterproofing contractor.  Innovative's Certified Field Inspector, Dan Supan, met with Rachel and performed an inspection.  Dan made recommendations for waterproofing with installation of a perimeter BasementGutter drainage system, a SafeDri Triple sump pump and a dehumidifier.  After project completion, we received these sentiments from Rachel - "Emmit & crew were very polite and thorough. Emmit was friendly, personable and had answers to all of my questions. Great work!"    

  • Basement Waterproofing in Lindstrom, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Lindstrom, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Lindstrom, MN

    Sandra and Paul F. of Lindstrom, MN made the call to Innovative Basement Authority to inquire on basement waterproofing.  After meeting with one of our specialists, the decision was made to install a perimeter BasementGutter drainage system and a SafeDri Pro sump pump. Another DRY basement in Lindstrom, MN!

  • IntelliBrace Foundation Wall Repair in Savage, MN
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    IntelliBrace Foundation Wall Repair in Savage, MN
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    IntelliBrace Foundation Wall Repair in Savage, MN

    After seeing our coupon in the Five Star Rated book, Barb K. from Savage, MN made the call to TEAM Innovative.  Certified Field Inspector, Pete Salazar, met with Barb and inspected her basement.  Barb's concerns were water and cracks in her foundation walls.  Pete made recommendations to install IntelliBraces on two walls that were cracked and to waterproof by installing a perimeter BasementGutter drainage system and placement of a SafeDri Pro sump pump. Since project completion, Barb's basement has stayed 100% DRY!  

  • IntelliBrace Install in Forest Lake, MN
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    IntelliBrace Install in Forest Lake, MN
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    IntelliBrace Install in Forest Lake, MN

    With a bowing, cracked and leaky foundation wall, homeowner from Forest Lake made the correct call to the foundation experts at Innovative Basement Authority.  Certified Field Inspector, Dan Supan, visited the home and inspected the foundation. Dan made recommendations for wall stabilization with the IntelliBrace system.  The homeowner was thrilled to learn that no outside excavation would be needed and now has a lifetime, fully transferable warranty on the IntelliBraces. If you have a bowing wall - it is not going to repair or correct itself and will only get more expensive to fix as time goes on.  Call us today.

  • SafeDri Triple Sump Pump Install in Forest Lake, MN
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    SafeDri Triple Sump Pump Install in Forest Lake, MN
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    SafeDri Triple Sump Pump Install in Forest Lake, MN

    Donna S. of Forest Lake, MN called on TEAM Innovative to install a sump pump in her crawlspace. She was tired of having to enter the crawlspace daily to deal with the pooling water from her HVAC. We installed a SafeDri Triple sump pump and also suggested encapsulation with a dehumidifier.  Donna will be calling back at a later date should she decide to move forward with the added protection TEAM Innovative recommended. Donna provided these words with her installation survey "Emmit & Tyler were wonderful! Before they left they hauled out an old sump pump and put in a new furance filter. This was a special favor and I appreciated this!'

  • Basement Waterproofing in  Bloomington, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in  Bloomington, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Bloomington, MN

    After visiting our booth at the Minnesota State Fair, Robi & Mike decided to sign up for a free estimate.  They were having recurring water problems in their basement and wanted to identify and solve the problem.  Certified Field Inspector, Pete Salazar, met with the couple and performed an inspection.  Recommendations were made to add interior, perimeter BasementGutter drainage and to add a SafeDri Pro sump pit. Since project completion, Robi & Mike have had zero water issues - another DRY basement in Bloomington, MN!  

  • Crawlspace Encapsulation & More in Minneapolis, MN
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    Crawlspace Encapsulation & More in Minneapolis, MN
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    Crawlspace Encapsulation & More in Minneapolis, MN

    While visiting our booth at the MN Home Expo, Janet A. of Minneapolis, MN signed up for complimentary home estimate for crawlspace repair.  She met with one of our Certified Field Inspectors who performed an inspection.  As it turned out, we were also able to address her sagging floors during the same visit.  Recommendations were made to correct the sagging by installing IntelliJacks in her basement and then encapsulating her dirt floor crawlspace with the CrawlSeal system.  Janet was thrilled to learn we were capable and experienced with both types of projects and signed off on the contract. Innovative completed her projects without any hiccups and Janet was so pleased with the end results.  

  • Crawlspace Encapsulation in Minneapolis, MN
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    Crawlspace Encapsulation in Minneapolis, MN
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    Crawlspace Encapsulation in Minneapolis, MN

    After seeing our ad on KSTP channel 5, homeowners in Minneapolis, MN made the call to Innovative Basement Authority for crawlspace encapsulation.  Chad Neegard, Certified Field Inspector, met with the homeowners and inspected the crawlspace.  Encapsulation with CrawlSeal drainage matting and CrawlSeal vapor barrier were recommended. The project was completed as planned and water & moisture in the crawlspace is no longer an issue!

  • Egress Installed on Aldrich  Avenue in Minneapolis, MN
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    Egress Installed on Aldrich  Avenue in Minneapolis, MN
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    Egress Installed on Aldrich Avenue in Minneapolis, MN

    After searching online for a reputable contractor, Carolyn P., placed a call to Innovative Basement Authority. She subsequently met with Certified Field Inspector, Dustin Sagehahl, who assessed the egress Carolyn was wanting to replace.  Plans were made to replace the current window and install a beautiful Egress surround. After projection completion, Carolyn could not believe her eyes!  So much more light - not to mention the energy savings. If you are contemplating replacing your egress windows - make the call.  We honestly hear all the time "Why didn't we do this sooner?"  Request your egress estimate today.  

  • Egress Install in Minneapolis, MN
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    Egress Install in Minneapolis, MN
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    Egress Install in Minneapolis, MN

    Carolyn P. of Minneapolis, MN searched online for a contractor who could install a new egress and surround in her basement.  She called on Innovative Basement Authority and met with one of our specialists who performed an inspection to ensure we would be able to complete her project without any plumbing, electric etc...roadblocks.  Carolyn was impressed with the sales process and was impressed with the Egress surround too - she signed off on the contract and her beautiful, new egress was installed before she knew it. -Increased energy efficiency, emergency exit up to code and an enormous improvement in daylight entering the lower level.  All benefits of replacing those old egress windows or installing a brand new one.  Call us today!

  • Egress Install in Spring Lake Park, MN
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    Egress Install in Spring Lake Park, MN
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    Egress Install in Spring Lake Park, MN

    After seeing our television ad on KSTP channel 5, homeowners from Spring Lake Park, MN called TEAM Innovative to get an estimate on replacement of an egress window.   Certified Field Inspector, Pete Salazar, met with the homeowners and perfomed an inspection with pictures and measurements.   They were impressed with the products, Pete and the bid and signed on the dotted line - their new egress is amazing!  So much more light and much more energy efficient - most importantly, it's now up to code.    

  • Basement Waterproofing in Brooklyn Center, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Brooklyn Center, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Brooklyn Center, MN

    After seeing our coupon in Dollars & Sense, homeowner from Brooklyn Center called in to request her free estimate for waterproofing.  After inspection, Certified Field Inspector, Chad Neegard, made recommendations for waterproofing by installing a perimeter BasementGutter drainage system to the interior and adding a SafeDri Pro sump pump. By doing those two things, the homeowner was able to attain a DRY basement and much more comfortable home.  

  • SafeDri Pro and Dehumidifier Install in New Hope, MN
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    SafeDri Pro and Dehumidifier Install in New Hope, MN
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    SafeDri Pro and Dehumidifier Install in New Hope, MN

    John E. from New Hope, MN moved into his new home only to discover that the two sump pumps were not keeping the basement dry.  TEAM Innovative was able to solve the issue by replacing his sump pumps and installing a dehumidifier. If you struggle with a damp basement or crawlspace - call us today!

  • Basement Waterproofing in Hopkins, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Hopkins, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Hopkins, MN

    Jamie of Hopkins, MN wanted to put an end to the water problems in her basement. We installed a perimeter BasementGutter drainage system that would channel any water directly to her SafeDri Pro sump pump. We installed her pit in the lowest part of her basement - which has been dry ever since project completion. If you have a wet basement - call today.

  • IntelliBraces Save Home in Jordan, MN
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    IntelliBraces Save Home in Jordan, MN
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    IntelliBraces Save Home in Jordan, MN

    After spotting our coupon in the Five Star Rated book, Chris and Nic N. from Jordan, MN made the call to Innovative Basement Authority.  Certified Field Inspector, Dan Supan, met with the homeowners and performed an inspection.  Their concerns were affirmed, three walls would be needing attention - two full walls and one half wall (due to a recent bathroom remodel). Chad made recommendations for IntelliBraces - the IntelliBrace foundation wall repair system employs a unique, approach to stabilizing and straightening bowed and buckled foundation walls over time.  Chris and Nic were impressed to learn that no exterior excavation would be necessary and moved forward with the project. Another foundation stabilized in Jordan, MN!

  • Basement Waterproofing in Champlin, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Champlin, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Champlin, MN

    After searching on HomeAdvisor.com for a trusted waterproofing contractor, homeowners from Champlin, MN received the call from Innovative Basement Authority.  They met with Innovative's specialist, Pete Salazar, who made recommendations for waterproofing by installing a perimeter BasementGutter drainage system and a SafeDri Pro sump pump. The waterproofing project was completed on schedule and now, peace of mind from a DRY basement.

  • IntelliBrace Foundation Wall Repair System Installed in Duluth, MN
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    IntelliBrace Foundation Wall Repair System Installed in Duluth, MN
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    IntelliBrace Foundation Wall Repair System Installed in Duluth, MN

    After searching on HomeAdvisor.com for a trusted contractor to repair her foundation issues, Suzi M. (Duluth, MN) met with our Certified Field Inspector, Dan Supan.  Dan identified one foundation wall that was in need of stabilization and recommended our IntelliBrace system.  After visiting with Dan and learning about our engineered solution, installation process and warranty information - Suzi signed off on the contract.  Knowing her foundation is stable, she was able to comfortably and confidently move forward with additional home repairs and improvements.

  • SafeDri Triple Sump Pump Installed in St. Bonifacius
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    SafeDri Triple Sump Pump Installed in St. Bonifacius
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    SafeDri Triple Sump Pump Installed in St. Bonifacius

    Looking to complete their basement finishing, Jan & Ivan called on TEAM Innovative. They already had interior drain tile but were very interested in our sump pumps and self-draining dehumidifiers.  Innovative installed a SafeDri Triple  sump pump and a dehumidifier for Jan & Ivan and they were ready to complete their finishing! Another DRY basement in St. Bonifacius!

  • Basement Waterproofing in Baxter, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Baxter, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Baxter, MN

    Mary & Don S. from Baxter, MN called Innovative Basement Authority after searching for a reputable waterproofing contractor on HomeAdvisor.com.  We installed a perimeter BasementGutter drainage system and a SafeDri Pro sump pump to solve their basement water problems - permanently. If you have a wet basement, don't wait any longer - call for your free estimate today.  

  • Basement Waterproofing in Randall, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Randall, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Randall, MN

    After searching for a reputable waterproofing contractor on HomeAdvisor.com, Brad P. from Randall, MN met with one of Innovative's Certified Field Inspectors to determine the best course of action for waterproofing his basement.  Brad's current drain tile and sump pump were not managing the water and it was getting worse. Innovative installed CrawlSeal moisture barrier to the brick walls, a perimeter BasementGutter drainage system to channel wall and an ground water directly to the sump pit, where we placed a new SafeDri Triple sump pump.  The trifecta for solving Brad's water problems! Another DRY basement in Randall, MN!  

  • Waterproofing in Grand Rapids, MN
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    Waterproofing in Grand Rapids, MN
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    Waterproofing in Grand Rapids, MN

    After searching on HomeAdvisor.com for a trusted waterproofing contractor, Rozanne from Casey met with Innovative specialist, Eric Rysdam, to assess the water issuers in her basement.  Eric made recommendations for a perimeter BasementGutter drainage system and install of a SafeDri Triple sump pump.  After project completion, Rozanne said she was 'ecstatic' about the work completed. Another DRY basement in Grand Rapids, MN!  

  • Basement Waterproofing in Cook, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Cook, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Cook, MN

    Linda had just purchased her home in Cook and wanted to know where the water in her basement was coming from and more so, how to correct it.  She met with one of our specialists and learned she did not have any drain tile.  Recommendations were made to install a perimeter BasementGutter drainage system along with a SafeDri Pro sump pump. Linda was in agreement with the plan and the waterproofing project was completed before she knew it! Another DRY basement in COOK, MN!

  • Crawlspace Encapsulation in Richwood, MN
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    Crawlspace Encapsulation in Richwood, MN
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    Crawlspace Encapsulation in Richwood, MN

    After seeing our ad on KSTP channel 5, homeowner from Richwood, MN made the call to Innovative Basement Authority. We were able to solve several issues in his home - but here we'll show you the before and after pictures of his crawlspace.  Encapsulation with our CrawlSeal system dramatically improved the indoor air quality of his home and helped to protect his largest investment.  

  • Basement Waterproofing in Kent, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Kent, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Kent, MN

    Ben (Kent, MN) had recently moved into his new place in Kent, when he noticed water coming in the basement where the floors met the walls.  After searching on HomeAdvisor.com for a trusted waterproofing contractor, he was able to meet with Innovative specialist, Casey Bratholt, who inspected the basement and made recommendaions for waterproofing with two products: BasementGutter drainage system and a SafeDri Pro sump pump.  Ben was in agreement with the waterproofing plan and was impressed with our products and warranties.  The job was completed in no time and Ben's basement has been dry ever since!  

  • Basement Waterproofing in Alexander, ND
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    Basement Waterproofing in Alexander, ND
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    Basement Waterproofing in Alexander, ND

    Frances O. from Alexander, ND bought a home in dire need of waterproofing. We were able to completely transform the basement into a DRY space and dramatically improve the indoor air quality of his home using BasementGutter, a SafeDri Triple sump pump, CrawlSeal and a dehumidifier.  

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