Customer Reviews
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  • By Daniel & Susana C.
    Rochester, MN

    Customer Review

    By Daniel & Susana C.
    Rochester, MN

  • By Greg R.
    AUSTIN, MN

    "I chose your company over American Waterworks because my coworker had a bad experience with them and went with your company. He..."

    Customer Review

    By Greg R.
    AUSTIN, MN

    I chose your company over American Waterworks because my coworker had a bad experience with them and went with your company. He told me you guys did a great job and regreted not going with you the first time

  • By Gene & Lori K.
    Ellendale, MN

    "Every team member that we dealt with was professional, respectful and very hard working.  Excellent Job!!"

    Customer Review

    By Gene & Lori K.
    Ellendale, MN

    Every team member that we dealt with was professional, respectful and very hard working.  Excellent Job!!

  • By First Church Of Christ Scientist ..
    White Bear Lake, MN

    "Great Job!"

    Customer Review

    By First Church Of Christ Scientist ..
    White Bear Lake, MN

    Great Job!

  • By Dave M.
    Waseca, MN

    "My wife and I are very fussy when we have contractors do work for us and there was not a single thing we were disappointed in..."

    Customer Review

    By Dave M.
    Waseca, MN

    My wife and I are very fussy when we have contractors do work for us and there was not a single thing we were disappointed in. They did a great job of cleaning up when the project was done.

  • By Ute R.
    Waseca, MN

    "The very best!!!"

    Customer Review

    By Ute R.
    Waseca, MN

    The very best!!!

  • By Beth Q.
    Waterville, MN

    Customer Review

    By Beth Q.
    Waterville, MN

  • By Dianne L.
    Montgomery, MN

    Customer Review

    By Dianne L.
    Montgomery, MN

  • By Pat C.
    Golden Valley, MN

    "Even with a day delay due to the storm, CBS was still committed to completing the job on time, even though weather is not in..."

    Customer Review

    By Pat C.
    Golden Valley, MN

    Even with a day delay due to the storm, CBS was still committed to completing the job on time, even though weather is not in their control.  They sent up an extra crew to get the job done on time!

  • By Steve & Marcia L.
    Bloomington, MN

    "Did a nice job, super friendly and Clean-up was awesome!"

    Customer Review

    By Steve & Marcia L.
    Bloomington, MN

    Did a nice job, super friendly and Clean-up was awesome!

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "The finished product was perfect and done when promised" Read Full Testimonial

    Jeff H. of Winona, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              Hats off to Ben and his team! My sizable project had strict schedule requirements. The finished product was perfect and done when promised. The crew was extremely polite and kept me informed of the 3 day project as things progressed. I would highly recommend them.
    Jeff H.
    Winona, MN
  • "All these other reviews are not false. This company and particular crew starting with Roy and Nick, did a..." Read Full Testimonial

    Greg R. of Austin, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              All these other reviews are not false. This company and particular crew starting with Roy and Nick, did a great job of taking care of our issue in the basement. Was prompt and courteous not only to us, but to our house while working. I'll definitely recommend this company!
    Greg R.
    Austin, MN
  • "I am extremely satisfied with how my basement turned out." Read Full Testimonial

    Malinda J. of Kenyon, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              When Blake and his crew up he explained everything again to me and they got right work, My basement was completed in days like promised, they did wonderful job, could not have asked for better, cleaned up after they we're done, very respectful of my home and belongings. I would recommend this company to all friends and family. Blake went above and beyond even fixing a couple things extra for me. I am extremely satisfied with how my basement turned out.
    Malinda J.
    Kenyon, MN
  • "Professional and awesome" Read Full Testimonial

    Harold & Eileen H. of Albert Lea, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              Very professional, clean-up was awesome, in and out in a timley manner, the bid was explained in detail.
    Harold & Eileen H.
    Albert Lea, MN
  • "I was so pleased with the work, almost completely dust free. The crew was great. Everyone we worked with was..." Read Full Testimonial

    Lisa & Paul S. of Albert Lea, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              I was so pleased with the work, almost completely dust free. The crew was great. Everyone we worked with was fantastic and I would recommend your company to anyone who was having any problems.
    Lisa & Paul S.
    Albert Lea, MN
  • ""My Foundation was very bad"" Read Full Testimonial

    Susan M. of Albert Lea, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              "You were prompt and your team was very efficient and left everything tidy when complete"
    Susan M.
    Albert Lea, MN
  • ""I Was Impressed with Victor & Roy!"" Read Full Testimonial

    Shirley N. of Albert Lea, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              You were very thorough in what I should expect to have done & was very good on the presentation! Complete Basement Systems came highly recommended by my son in-law.
    Shirley N.
    Albert Lea, MN
  • ""I liked dealing with a smaller town outfit"" Read Full Testimonial

    Ken & Karen K. of Afton, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              "I liked dealing with a smaller town outfit. The sales representative was good, no high pressure. The installation crew were nice young men!"
    Ken & Karen K.
    Afton, MN
  • "You did our neighbors house and he said you did a great job! Very polite installation crew!" Read Full Testimonial

    Dick S. of Faribault, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              You did our neighbors house and he said you did a great job! Very polite installation crew!
    Dick S.
    Faribault, MN
  • "You could see the pride the workers took in the quality of their work." Read Full Testimonial

    Marcy A. of Apple Valley, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              Great Job. Friendly and courteous. The crew showed me the completed work and explained warranty infomration. Definitely would us your company again and recommend you. You could see the pride the workers took in the quality of their work.
    Marcy A.
    Apple Valley, MN

Roy Marrs from Victor Barke's Complete Basement Systems

Title: Production Manager

Hometown: Madison Lake, MN

Roy Marrs from Victor Barke's Complete Basement Systems

With a background in farming, Roy joined the Complete Basement Systems team in 2000 as a Crew Leader. He instantly found his passion, and continued to develop himself professionally in order to grow his career and to be a valuable asset for the team.

He later obtained his Waterproofing Professional certification, and was able to share his skills with other employees as Production Manager. Today, Roy helps manage the Production team as the Production Field Supervisor, ensuring quality and efficiency on every single job.

“More than anything, I enjoy solving complex problems so that customers can finally enjoy a basement that is safe.”

Roy is an extremely valuable asset to the growing Production team because he is able to be out in the field alongside the crews every single day to ensure that every job goes as smoothly as possible. Quality assurance is key, and Roy is the perfect guy for the job!

 

Case Studies I've worked on:

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Waterproofing & Sump Pump Installation Rochester, MN
    Before
    Waterproofing & Sump Pump Installation Rochester, MN
    After

    Our repeat customer Barbara of Rochester, MN contacted Complete Basement Systems to waterproof a new home of hers.  Our installation team installed a WaterGuard drainage system to collect any ground water seepage coming into the basement and then works to the newly installed SuperSump pump system.  

  • Foundation Wall Repair in Rochester, MN
    Before
    Foundation Wall Repair in Rochester, MN
    After

    Our customers, Daniel & Susana in Rochester were in the process of getting ready to finish their basement and had concerns with one of the walls that appeared to have cracks.  

    Complete Basement Systems installed our PowerBrace Wall System using zinc coated steel I-beams for added support to prevent any further movement of the wall. 

  • Waterproofing and Foundation Wall Repair Installation Austin, MN
    Before
    Waterproofing and Foundation Wall Repair Installation Austin, MN
    After

    Austin, MN homeowner was experiencing water in their finished basement and noticed a bowing foundation wall.  The solution was to install an interior waterproofing system along the perimeter of the home, a vapor barrier on the walls to prevent moisture and mold and for the bowing foundation wall, steel I-beams were installed to support and stabilize from any further movement. 

  • Basement waterproofing done right! Kenyon, MN
    Before
    Basement waterproofing done right! Kenyon, MN
    After

    Malinda J. of Kenyon was always getting water through floor cracks in the basement when it would rain.  She didn't have a sump pump in the basement either.  After meeting with our system design specialist at her home to inspect the problems she was having, she could see how the interior solution would completely eliminate her ongoing problem with water seepage.  

    The installation team installed a perimeter waterproofing system using WaterGuard along the inside of her basement.  Her walls we also protected with a vapor barrier, CleanSpace Wall System leaving a nice clean look to the basement.  We added a SuperSump pump system that will collect the water that enters the foundation at any entry point.

    Our customer had this to say upon the completion of her project:

    "They cleaned up after they we're done , was very respectful of my home and belongings.   They did a wonderful job, could have not asked for better"

  • Full Basement Protection with TripleSafe Sump Pump System in Montgomery, MN
    Before
    Full Basement Protection with TripleSafe Sump Pump System in Montgomery, MN
    After

    Our most reliable sump pump system, the TripleSafe provides our customer in Montgomery with three levels of protection for their basement and will leave them with peace of mind the next heavy rain or power outage that their basement will remain dry!

    The TripleSafe sump pump has a 1/3 hp motor that can discharge 2,200 gallons of water per hour, it also has a 1/2 hp motor that can pump an additional 3,900 gallons of water per hour.  Lastly the UltraSump Battery Backup System also installed can pump more than 11,500 gallons of water on a full charge.  Wow!  Yes that's a lot of water!

  • Finished Basement Waterproofing in Bloomington, MN
    Before
    Finished Basement Waterproofing in Bloomington, MN
    After

    Our customer in Bloomington, MN was referred to Complete Basement Systems for waterproofing an area in their basement when it would rain.  Complete Basement Systems installed a perimeter WaterGuard Systems, CleanSpace Wall System and a new SuperSump pump system.  

    Our customer can rest assured that their basement will remain dry during the next snow melt or spring rain.

  • Crawl Space Waterproofing in Nowthen, MN
    Before
    Crawl Space Waterproofing in Nowthen, MN
    After

    Our customer David & Kathleen in Nowthen, MN contacted Complete Basement Systems because of a leaking crawlspace on one wall. 

    Our system design specialist, Ryan Brenner designed a perimeter waterproofing system to collect the water that was coming in and a vapor barrier system for the walls to prevent from moisture, mold, etc. 

    The installation team installed WaterGuard along the perimeter and CleanSpace Wall System along the crawl space block walls.    

  • Foundation Wall Repair in Mankato, MN
    Before
    Foundation Wall Repair in Mankato, MN
    After

    Our previous customer in Mankato contacted Complete Basement Systems to address a cracked foundation wall in their basement.  We had installed the PowerBrace wall system on a different wall years ago and over time hydrostatic pressure builds and causes pressure on walls. 

  • New Basement Windows Installed in Nicollet, MN
    Before
    New Basement Windows Installed in Nicollet, MN
    After

    Roxane & Loren of Nicollet, MN weren't happy with the look of their basement windows and decided to add new windows to their complete basement waterproofing and foundation project we completed for them.

    Basement windows are an important element in a basement to add some natural light.  Our EverLast Basement Windows are energy efficient, all vinyl.  The new windows look much better and don't let wind in and have double-pane glass.

  • Basement Waterproofing in Nicollet, MN
    Before
    Basement Waterproofing in Nicollet, MN
    After

    Roxane & Loren of Nicollet love how clean their basement looks now.  Complete Basement Systems transformed the look of their basement with the CleanSpace Wall System installed on their old stone foundation walls and WaterGuard drainage system to prevent water seepage. 

  • Usable Basement Now Free From Water Intrusion in Magnolia, MN
    Before
    Usable Basement Now Free From Water Intrusion in Magnolia, MN
    After

    Our customer in Magnolia, MN Gary & Jean H. always had some water intrusion in their basement, not a lot, but enough for them not to comfortably be able to use the basement like they should be able to.

    They had an existing tile system installed on the interior wall years ago but was unable to handle all of the water coming in.  As you can see on the before photo the wall stains on the white block wall.  This is a sign that water or moisture has built up inside the blocks and is causing mold to appear.  

    We designed a new interior drainage system called WaterGuard that was installed along the entire perimeter walls of their home along with a wall vapor barrier system called CleanSpace Wall System to prevent water, moisture and mold from being exposed to the rest of their basement.  The water coming into through their foundation will drain into a new SuperSump pump system installed and will discharge water away from the home. 

  • Water Seepage Solved For Luverne, MN Customer
    Before
    Water Seepage Solved For Luverne, MN Customer
    After

    Customer interested in WaterGuard after hearing many close friends in Sioux Falls, SD had WaterGuard installed in their home and always had a dry basement no matter the amount rain.  WaterGuard is a product installed all througout the U.S. by area waterproofing contractors serving homeowners everywhere.  

    Complete Basement Systems of MN assisted this Luverne, MN homeowner, Lynette.  She would experience large amounts of water pooling into her basement.  She even had 2 sump pump systems installed and still had water.

    After seeing how the WaterGuard system works, Lynette understood why she was still getting water and why this system would prevent from her ever having to clean up another drop of water in her basement again.

    If you have a water issue in your basement, we want to help you too!  Our estimates are free to homeowners, so contact us today!  1-800-638-5285

  • Crawl Space Drainage Matting in Pipestone, MN
    Before
    Crawl Space Drainage Matting in Pipestone, MN
    After

    This Pipestone, MN home has a crawl space underneath it. After showing the homeowner the benefits sealing his dirt crawl space can add to a home, he realized just what had to be done.

    A crawl space that has exposed soil such as dirt, allows for those water vapors to transmit to the rest of your home causing mold, moisture, wood rot and insects. The CleanSpace Encapsulation System with Drainage Matting is the answer to eliminate all of that to protect your home. 

Company news I'd like to share with you:

  • Tips for Homeowners and Newly Waterproofed Basements
    Tips for Homeowners and Newly Waterproofed Basements
    Thursday, Jun 5th, 2014
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  • Exclusive Insight: Owners Victor & Kathy Barke
    Exclusive Insight: Owners Victor & Kathy Barke
    Tuesday, Jul 26th, 2016
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  • System Design Specialist Training:  Nationally Recognized, Unique to the...
    System Design Specialist Training: Nationally Recognized, Unique to the...
    Friday, Mar 14th, 2014
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Victor Barke's Complete Basement Systems
54004 Loren Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
1-507-201-4160