Meet the Team
Interests: Travis spends a lot of his time off in the woods, tracking, hunting, trapping, cutting wood and preparing himself for the next winter to come.
Experience: Travis has been to a number of training classes dealing with different forms of concrete for Innovative. He is a third generation concrete worker, he's been around this type of work since he was 12 years old. He has worked with multiple companies and learned many different applications and usages for concrete. Travis has been with Innovative since March of 2011.
Our mission is: To be Innovative in solving our customers' problems with solutions, products, and service that rate us #1 in the eyes of our customers and employees. 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. Travis takes personal responsibility to "wow" each customer and is a trusted and valued member of the Innovative Basement Authority team.
Katie S. of Afton, MN was desperate to find a way to keep her basement dry and solve her musty indoor air smell. She called on TEAM Innovative and met with one of our specialists, who simply recommended that she install a sump pump in the lowest part of her basement, along with a self-draining dehumidifier. Before Katie knew it - her project was complete and the improvements were almost immediate! Another DRY basement in Afton, MN!
After searching online for basement waterproofing contractors, homeowners from Inver Grove Heights made the call to TEAM Innovative. Water was seeping in from where the floor met the walls. Certified Field Inspector, Bob Joyce, met with the homeowners and performed an inspection. Relative humidity readings were high, over 70%. Recommendations were made for BasementGutter drainage, SafeDri Triple sump pump, CrawlSeal moisture barrier and a dehumidifier. The homeowners were in agreement and the project was completed without hiccups. They were even able to transfer their warranty when their home sold!
Looking to encapsulate their damp crawlspace, Kathie & Jim B. of Maplewood, MN made the call to TEAM Innovative. Using the CrawlSeal system with a dehumidifier dramatically improved the indoor air quality of their home and added incredible protection against mold and rot. If you have a crawlspace - call us today - you'll have only wished you would have called sooner!
After seeing our commercials on television, a homeowner from Mounds View, MN, reached out to the TEAM at Innovative Basement Authority to see if could keep water out of his son's bedroom, which was in the basement. Certified Field Inspector, Marcellus McMullen, visited the home and inspected the troublesome area. Recommendations were made for BasementGutter drainage and barrier to the deteriorating mortar in the corner of the new addition. Since installation the homeowner has been pleased as punch!
Blaine, MN, homeowner called Innovative Basement Authority regarding sump pump replacement. He was preparing to sell his home and stated the sump pump has gone off every few minutes continuosly for years, he estimated that it pumpped almost a MILLION times in the past year, and he was afraid it was going to burn out and potentially flood. Larry Donnelly, Certified Field Inspector, paid the homeowner a visit and suggested our SafeDri Triple sump pump along with a new discharge with stub and flex hose to outside. The homeowner concurrred that that was a perfect plan and the job was scheduled for the following week - which thrilled the homeowner as he was in a hurry to sell! If you have a troublesome basement or sump pump - call us. We are the basement experts!
Kiimberly and Joe were wanting to address their crawlspace. It was damp and musty and they wanted it done befoe Joe left for guard duty. We were able to encapsulate with CrawlSeal drainage matting and CrawlSeal moisture barrier to completely transform the space. They were so pleased with our TEAM and solution - they plan to hire us back to waterproof their basement upon Joe's return! Call us today to request your free estimate!
Homeowners in Pine City, MN contacted Innovative in search of a drainage system for their basement. The TEAM then installed BasementGutter around the perimeter of the basement. The basement has remained dry since the installation.
After seeing our positive reviews on Angie's List, homeowners from Pine City, MN reached out to TEAM Innovative to see what the options were for waterproofing their basement. Certified Field Inspector, Keith Hansen, met with the homeowners and performed an inspection. Recommendations were made for the BasementGutter drainage system as well as the SafeDri Pro sump pump. The homeowners were in agreement and the project was scheduled and completed without any problems. Rain now does not cause worry, and their waterproofing system is also under warranty. Another happy homeowner in Pine City, MN!
Can you imagine having recurring standing water directly under your home, in your crawlspace? Imagine the smell and the damage it would cause to any wood structures. This is exactly what led this homeowner from Motley, MN to call us. We were able to install a crawlspace sump pump and encapsulate with our and warrantied CrawlSeal system. This project completely transformed the home, eliminating foul odors and keeping the relative humidity in check. Protect your largest investment, call 320-515-2200 today.
After large cracks had formed in their foundation, homeowners in Long Lake, MN decided to call in Innovative. The TEAM installed 12 IntelliBraces and stabilized the home's foundation.
Dirt floor crawlspaces are notorious for allowing deadly radon gas into your home. That is exactly what led Mike S. of Ramsey, MN to call on TEAM Innovative. By encapsulating his crawlspace and installing a mitigation system - we were able to dramatically improve the indoor air quality of his home on top of that - incredible added protection to his largest investment.
Call 866-897-3530 for your free estimate today!
For best results the sump should always be located in the lowest area of the slab. A SafeDri Pro was installed on this project and will able to handle unwanted water for years to come.
Homeowners from Mora, MN, called the TEAM at Innovative to see if we had solutions for their egress window wells that would fill up with water and leak during rain storms. Certified Field Inspector, Eric Rysdam, met with the homeowners and inspected both the interior and exterior of their home. Eric's recommendations were for replacement of their three egress surrounds with egress surrounds, along with a dehumidifier. Eric went over the installation process, warranty and costs involved and the job was scheduled. Since then, the basement has been dry! Happy homeowners in Mora, MN!
After noticing their foundation walls beginning to bow, homeowners in Glenwood, MN contacted Innovative for help. The TEAM then installed multiple IntelliBraces to stabilize the home. The crew also replaced the previous basement windows with new windows.
After visiting our booth at the Lakes Radio Family Expo, homeowner from Fergus Falls, MN, contacted TEAM Innovative to schedule her free waterproofing estimate. Certified Field Inspector, Jason Kratcha, met with the homeowner and inspected the basement. The entire home was made of concrete and brick - and water was coming in and running down the walls. Jason made recommendations to install a BasementGutter drainage system to the perimeter of the basement, which would channel the water to a new SafeDri Triple sump pump. He went over the installation process, warranty information and pricing. The homeowner was impressed and the job was scheduled. Another dry and happy homeowner in Fergus Falls, MN!
The BasementGutter drainage system, a SafeDri Pro sump pump and a self-draining dehumidifier was all Theresa's basement (and home) needed to stay dry. She only wished she would have called us sooner! Call to request your free waterproofing estimate today!
After the passing of a Grafton, ND, homeowner, the family and trust company needed to place their trust in someone that could repair the foundation issues to prepare the home for sale. After seeing our ad on television and making a call to us, the listing agent involved met Certified Field Inspector, Brady Bergquist, at the property. The severity showed areas where half of the cinder blocks were broken and could be moved by hand. They also needed a new sump pump. We put a proposal together for wall anchors, Carbon Fiber and a SafeDri Triple sump pump. It was accepted and the job was scheduled. The family, realtor and trust company were all very pleased with the work and the home was ready to be listed. Families don't always come to us under the best circumstances. Please know that we will be honest and respectful, and that the job will be done correctly. We are redefining the industry!
Basement waterproofing client from Grafton, ND reached out to the TEAM at Innovative via email. She had water in her basement and it had been coming in for at least 6 months. She also complained of cracks along the floor on the basement walls and that is where she thought the water was getting in. Jason Kratcha, Certified Field Inspector, visited with the homeowner and it was decided that a BasementGutter Drainage System would be installed along the perimeter of the basement and paired with our, high-effiency SafeDri Triple sump pump. During installation it was noticed her water heater was also leaking so we made sure to slope the concrete so that it would run into the drainage system. Unfortunately - we broke on of her basement steps as it was rotten from water! All in all the customer was very happy with the waterproofing and the installation, she can now put water worries out of her mind!
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