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Minneapolis/St Paul, Rochester, Mankato and nearby
Nate has extensive, hands on experience with carpentry and is a Certified Waterproofing Specialist. He has been with Complete Basement Systems since 1998 and has enjoyed meeting many homeowners over the years. He first started out in the production department and has worked in every postition in the company. Installing hundreds of basement waterproofing systems with his own hands gives Nate a unique and genuine understanding of basement enviornments. His favorite part of the job is maintaining systems to make sure they are running at 100%.
In his spare time, Nate enjoys being with his family and friends. Camping, fishing and riding ATV's are a big part of his life.
Our customer met with Complete Basement Systems at a nearby Home Show and was in need of some help drying up their basement.
Flexispan was installed in this home to prevent leakage coming through a crack in the wall of their basement home. Flexispan is a flexible sealent which permanently fixes wall cracks.
Our Crew Leader Nate Barke noticed how wet our customer's wall was after demo preparations to install his basement waterproofing system. Nate designed a system to prevent water from coming in the window area for his customer. A wall system was installed to prevent his future finished walls from becoming damaged due to water. Any water that would come through in the future will drain into the new WaterGuard drainage system installed.
Our customer Tom in Shoreview, MN now has an upgraded SuperSump Pump System giving him peace of mind during the next heavy rain storm.
Complete Basement Systems installs sump pump systems along with complete waterproofing systems for homeowners. Our customer in Janesville, MN had a SumpSump Plus system installed in October 2016.
We have an annual maintenance program to inspect and maintain the sump pump systems installed to ensure we find any potential problems before they find the customer. The system is an investment and we just want to protect that investment.
Post installation, your sump pump will run as needed and sometimes it may not run, but your sump pump motor sits in that dirty, mineral filled water potentially clogging breather holes and components inside to keep it from operating effectively.
The service is recommended every 12-15 months.
This St Louis Park, MN customer contacted Complete Basement Systems to assist with an egress window project. Our customer had her waterproofing system in her home for years, and is finally ready to get to the basement finishing phase and that included getting an egress window installed for the projected bedroom in the basement.
The home had two basement windows currently in place. Our installation crew blocked the existing windows and added one beautiful RockWell Egress window.
Chaska, MN homeowner contacted Complete Basement Systems upon noticing water leaking from a crack on the poured foundation wall. Wall cracks are very common on poured foundation walls, which are most type of split level homes.
Repairing a foundation wall crack with our FlexiSpan crack repair system seals the crack and provides a built-in secondary repair strategy in case the seal fails.
First a small drywell is developed into the floor under the crack, then we seal the crack with a urethane-based sealant. Lastly a special polyurethane foam strip is applied over the first seal. The foam strip is set up so water from within and behind it can drain into the drywell installed.
Now your wall crack is sealed, and if any water ever gets past the seal, it drains down into the drywell.
Sara & Wes F. of St Bonifacius, MN related to a team member at Complete Basement Systems contacted Nate Barke to inspect a wall that had a crack and would notice water coming in through that crack in their foundation.
The foundation wall is a poured wall and are very common to develop hairline cracks and some of those cracks get wider over time and that is generally caused by shrinkage. This is typical in new homes and continues for a few years after, sometimes longer. Injections are a common solution and can work temporarily, however the crack can often get larger and re-leak due to the soil expansion and contraction.
Our FlexiSpan crack repair system is a permanent solution to control the water coming through the crack of the wall and has a place to drain into a basement waterproofing system.
Here's a home that our crew installed a new TripleSafe Sump Pump in. This is a heavy duty pump that has three pumps to give you complete protection. If your first pump fails, the second one takes over. If your first pump cannot keep up, then it will add a more powerful second pump run at the same time- more than double capacity. If your power goes out, an Ultrasump Battery back-up pump takes over. The best part about it is that it's all automatic!
Maple Grove homeowner contacted Complete Basement Systems when they noticed a stress wall crack in their foundation that was leaking.
Our FlexiSpan Wall System is installed to prevent wall cracks from leaking. Cracks in poured concrete walls are common. Most are a result of shrinkage of the concrete as part of the curing process.
FlexiSpan seals the crack and if any water ever gets past the seal, it drains down into the drywell. No amount of wall movement will make it leak again because FlexiSpan is....well, flexible.
Meeting Ashley & Tony of Cottonwood at the Marshall area home show, they had a plan to finish their basement but could'nt due to a foundation wall crack that would cause water to leak into their basement.
Our System Design Specialist, Nick Barke met with the couple to show them a solution that would solve their problem with a crack behind their finished wall. Poured walls are common to develop hairline cracks due to soil pressure against the foundation wall, causing further cracking and water to find an opening into the basement.
Our FlexiSpan product was the perfect solution for them installed by Nate Barke and David Briese. The couple now can have peace of mind to finish the space now having it corrected with a solid solution.
Randy F. of Canby, MN was in the middle of a home remodel project and the timing was perfect to attend an area Home Show in Marshall, MN. Speaking with Nate Barke at the Home Show about services we provide to get the basement ready for finishing.
Randy really liked the EverLast Basement Windows, his current windows were drafty, old and not so nice looking. Our EverLast Basement Windows are smooth operating, sliding windows with a screen. The windows are crystal-clear, double thermal-pane glass, so they are energy efficient. When unlocked, both panes come right out of the frame very easily so you can clean them, or pass objects through like ladders and long boards.
By the end of the project, Randy was impressed with the installation crew and loved that we are a company that stands behind our work after delivering a quality product.