Customer Reviews
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  • By Elizabeth C.
    Rochester, MN

    "I've found CBS' installation to stand up to its advertising. Neither my daughter, nor I, have had A DROP of water in our..."

    Customer Review

    By Elizabeth C.
    Rochester, MN

    I've found CBS' installation to stand up to its advertising. Neither my daughter, nor I, have had A DROP of water in our basements--knock on wood--since our installations. That says a lot, as our neighborhood has had several experiences of very heavy rains and numerous basements took on water.  

  • By Amy
    Austin, MN

    Customer Review

    By Amy
    Austin, MN

  • By Jerome M.
    Austin, MN

    Customer Review

    By Jerome M.
    Austin, MN

  • By Kathryn H.
    Mason City, IA

    "We truly appreciate the very hard work and consideration they had toward us. The kept us informed and did an excellent job."

    Customer Review

    By Kathryn H.
    Mason City, IA

    We truly appreciate the very hard work and consideration they had toward us. The kept us informed and did an excellent job.

  • By Linda R.
    54022, WI

    Customer Review

    By Linda R.
    54022, WI

  • By Gary M.
    Owatonna, MN

    "They did previous work and did a good job fixing the problem."

    Customer Review

    By Gary M.
    Owatonna, MN

    They did previous work and did a good job fixing the problem.

  • By Richard & Alice D.
    Owatonna, MN

    Customer Review

    By Richard & Alice D.
    Owatonna, MN

  • 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 Gerald E.
    St. Paul Park, MN

    "Excellent work as always"

    Customer Review

    By Gerald E.
    St. Paul Park, MN

    Excellent work as always

  • By Jerry E.
    Saint Paul Park, MN

    Customer Review

    By Jerry E.
    Saint Paul Park, MN

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "We have been very happy in the past with the service & maintenance by your service tech & I knew I..." Read Full Testimonial

    Robert and Lori R. of Rochester, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              We have been very happy in the past with the service & maintenance by your service tech & I knew I could trust in continued good work to be done. The foreman was excellent to have done our project! Good custom skills. He does nice work & clean up done completely. We would recommend your company to others & especially this crew that worked on our project.
    Robert and Lori R.
    Rochester, MN
  • "The whole process gave us peace of mind about our sump system. Your installers were particularily helpful!" Read Full Testimonial

    David S. of Austin, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              Found your website on the internet and it provided good information. You mailed us the "Dry Basement Science" book it gave us all the details we needed. The whole process gave us peace of mind about our sump system. Your installers were particularily helpful!
    David S.
    Austin, MN
  • "For the first time in years, since our expansion of the office was done, my sump pump does not fun..." Read Full Testimonial

    Dr. Richard Y. of Austin, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              For the first time in years, since our expansion of the office was done, my sump pump does not fun constantly. Thank you for giving us peace of mind.
    Dr. Richard Y.
    Austin, MN
  • "Thank you! We are very satisfied. The salesman was very nice and explained the process well and your crew..." Read Full Testimonial

    Bob & Kathy W. of Goodhue, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              Thank you! We are very satisfied. The salesman was very nice and explained the process well and your crew was very good. If we ever need to have more work done, you will be the first we call.
    Bob & Kathy W.
    Goodhue, MN
  • ""My Foundation was very bad"" Read Full Testimonial

    Susan M. of Albert Lea, MN

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              "You were prompt and your team was very efficient and left everything tidy when complete"
    Susan M.
    Albert Lea, MN
  • ""We heard your products & system worked for others"" Read Full Testimonial

    Arline & Don R. of Albert Lea, MN

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              "We heard your products & system worked for others"
    Arline & Don R.
    Albert Lea, MN
  • ""Our neighbor had Complete Basement Systems & was satisfied with their work"" Read Full Testimonial

    Phillip S. of Albert Lea, MN

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              "Our neighbor had Complete Basement Systems & was satisfied with their work" The basement leaked by the south wall and we needed to do something about it."
    Phillip S.
    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 have been very pleased!" Read Full Testimonial

    Nancy F. of Owatonna, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              Workers seemed very courteous & Did a good job. I have been very pleased!
    Nancy F.
    Owatonna, MN
  • "I Would certainly recommend them without hesitation" Read Full Testimonial

    John A. of Owatonna, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              Enjoyed having the crew here. Both my wife and I were pleased by their work ethics and related qualities. I Would certainly recommend them without hesitation. Good Going!!
    John A.
    Owatonna, MN

Nate Barke from Victor Barke's Complete Basement Systems

Title: Service Manager

Hometown: Mankato, MN

Nate Barke from Victor Barke's Complete Basement Systems

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.

 

Case Studies I've worked on:

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Sump Pump Installation in Ellendale, MN
    Before
    Sump Pump Installation in Ellendale, MN
    After

    Our customer met with Complete Basement Systems at a nearby Home Show and was in need of some help drying up their basement. 

  • Flexispan Wall Crack Repair
    Before
    Flexispan Wall Crack Repair
    After

    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.

  • Waterproofing Window Leak in Shoreview, MN
    Before
    Waterproofing Window Leak in Shoreview, MN
    After

    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.  

  • Sump Pump System Upgrade in Shoreview, MN
    Before
    Sump Pump System Upgrade in Shoreview, MN
    After

    Our customer Tom in Shoreview, MN now has an upgraded SuperSump Pump System giving him peace of mind during the next heavy rain storm. 

  • Importance of Annual Maintenance on your sump pump system, Janesville MN
    Before
    Importance of Annual Maintenance on your sump pump system, Janesville MN
    After

    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.

  • Egress Window Installation in St Louis Park, MN
    Before
    Egress Window Installation in St Louis Park, MN
    After

    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.

  • Wall Crack Repair in Chaska, MN
    Before
    Wall Crack Repair in Chaska, MN
    After

    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.

  • Leaky Foundation Wall Crack Repair For Saint Bonifacius MN Customer
    Before
    Leaky Foundation Wall Crack Repair For Saint Bonifacius MN Customer
    After

    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. 

     

  • TripleSafe Sump Pump in Maple Plain, MN
    Before
    TripleSafe Sump Pump in Maple Plain, MN
    After

    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!

  • Stress Wall Crack Repair in Maple Grove, MN
    Before
    Stress Wall Crack Repair in Maple Grove, MN
    After

    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.

  • Basement Leak Fixed In Cottonwood, MN
    Before
    Basement Leak Fixed In Cottonwood, MN
    After

    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. 

  • Old Windows Replaced For Homeowner In Canby, MN
    Before
    Old Windows Replaced For Homeowner In Canby, MN
    After

    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. 

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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  • The Importance of Sump Pump Maintenance
    The Importance of Sump Pump Maintenance
    Wednesday, Apr 4th, 2018
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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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our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Adams
  • Altura
  • Brownsville
  • Byron
  • Caledonia
  • Canton
  • Chatfield
  • Dexter
  • Dover
  • Elgin
  • Elkton
  • Eyota
  • Fountain
  • Frontenac
  • Grand Meadow
  • Harmony
  • Hokah
  • Houston
  • Kellogg
  • La Crescent
  • Lake City
  • Lanesboro
  • Le Roy
  • Lewiston
  • Mabel
  • Mazeppa
  • Millville
  • Minnesota City
  • Oronoco
  • Ostrander
  • Peterson
  • Plainview
  • Preston
  • Racine
  • Reads Landing
  • Rochester
  • Rollingstone
  • Rose Creek
  • Rushford
  • Saint Charles
  • Sargeant
  • Spring Grove
  • Spring Valley
  • Stewartville
  • Taopi
  • Utica
  • Wabasha
  • Winona
  • Wykoff
  • Zumbro Falls
Our Locations:

Victor Barke's Complete Basement Systems
54004 Loren Drive
Mankato, MN 56001
1-507-201-4160