Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Elgin And Jean N.
    Kellogg, MN

    "Your company was available and did an excellent job. The work crew worked real well together and were organized. Lewis is a real..."

    Customer Review

    By Elgin And Jean N.
    Kellogg, MN

    Your company was available and did an excellent job. The work crew worked real well together and were organized. Lewis is a real plus to your company!! Excellent team leader and very pleasant!! Thank you for your services well done!

  • By David W.
    Adams, MN

    "Crew was very polite and competent, they worked hard, did a great job of clean up and explained everything they were doing and..."

    Customer Review

    By David W.
    Adams, MN

    Crew was very polite and competent, they worked hard, did a great job of clean up and explained everything they were doing and answered all our questions.

  • By Eugene & Suzann L.
    Hayfield, MN

    Customer Review

    By Eugene & Suzann L.
    Hayfield, MN

  • By Billie N.
    South Saint Paul, MN

    "Better than BEST! Super guys, super job!"

    Customer Review

    By Billie N.
    South Saint Paul, MN

    Better than BEST! Super guys, super job!

  • By Scott O.
    West Saint Paul, MN

    "I kept searching for water in the basement solutions on the internet. There seem to be few contractors that specialize in this..."

    Customer Review

    By Scott O.
    West Saint Paul, MN

    I kept searching for water in the basement solutions on the internet. There seem to be few contractors that specialize in this space. Actually I was a little hesitant to call Complete Basements because they did not have a local office. But I am very glad I called.

  • 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 Harold M.
    Madison Lake, MN

    "You did work for me before. I was very impressed how professional they were and answered every question I had."

    Customer Review

    By Harold M.
    Madison Lake, MN

    You did work for me before. I was very impressed how professional they were and answered every question I had.

  • By Lisa L.
    Blue Earth, MN

    "The men worked hard, as neat as possible.  Excellent Job- they earned their wages.  Thank you!  this has added..."

    Customer Review

    By Lisa L.
    Blue Earth, MN

    The men worked hard, as neat as possible.  Excellent Job- they earned their wages.  Thank you!  this has added another story of livable space to the home!

  • By John/Donna N.
    Good Thunder, MN

    "Job was done as scheduled, on time, and left us feeling secure about our basement."

    Customer Review

    By John/Donna N.
    Good Thunder, MN

    Job was done as scheduled, on time, and left us feeling secure about our basement.

  • By Eric O.
    Kasota, MN

    "Your installation crew was the best! They were all polite and conscientious as well as excellent workers."

    Customer Review

    By Eric O.
    Kasota, MN

    Your installation crew was the best! They were all polite and conscientious as well as excellent workers.

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "Great job!" Read Full Testimonial

    Deborah and Wade C. of Hartland, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              Great job on the crawlspace project. Professional, organized, seamless interactions and handoffs.
    Deborah and Wade C.
    Hartland, MN
  • "Very Professional" Read Full Testimonial

    Karen B. of S St Paul, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              CBS was willing to listen to what I really needed for my problem basement and was willing to explain why what I had wasn't working and how your company could provide me with a system that would work. The production crew was great. They explained the process of what was going to happen and were always willing to answer my questions. Everyone that I spoke with or had to deal with during this whole process was very professional. I couldn't have asked for better service.
    Karen B.
    S St Paul, MN
  • "Thrilled with the work!" Read Full Testimonial

    Gwen M. of St Paul, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              I was thrilled with the work. They made sure everything was done correctly. Even when they encountered issues due to previous work done in the basement, they addressed it professionaly and with a smile. Wonderful experience.
    Gwen M.
    St Paul, MN
  • "Very understanding" Read Full Testimonial

    Diann F. of Bloomington, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              Very understanding about my financial changes, worked with me to pay for the work
    Diann F.
    Bloomington, MN
  • "Knowledgable and high quality work" Read Full Testimonial

    Paul Z. of Edina, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              The installation crew was very knowledgeable and did high quality work. Good job keeping dust contained.
    Paul Z.
    Edina, MN
  • "Met all my needs" Read Full Testimonial

    Tim and Anette K. of Edina, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              You did an awesome job of meeting all my needs, which were varied and complex. Your staff is polite and professional, and the workmanship was excellent.
    Tim and Anette K.
    Edina, MN
  • "We got bids from several basement contractors. Your company was the best value." Read Full Testimonial

    Peggy & Kenneth S. of Minneapolis, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              The knowledge & Professionalism of your staff; Ryan, Ben and Lewis were MOST impressive. All were very courteous and went out of their way to answer our questions & solve the various challenges encountered.
    Peggy & Kenneth S.
    Minneapolis, MN
  • "Communication was superb" Read Full Testimonial

    Steve T. of Plymouth, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              Communications with me throughout the process was superb. Follow-ups timely and as promised. Phone etiquette excellent. Crew was outstanding. High levels of professionalism, warmth, and reliability. Each person knew what they were doing within their job descriptions.
    Steve T.
    Plymouth, MN
  • "Thank you so much for the job you and your men did and for the help you gave us through the process. I would..." Read Full Testimonial

    Mead Family !. of Madison Lake, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              Thank you so much for the job you and your men did and for the help you gave us through the process. I would refer you to anybody who would ask about basements.
    Mead Family !.
    Madison Lake, MN

Lewis Uhrich from Victor Barke's Complete Basement Systems

Title: Production Coordinator

Hometown: Lake Crystal, MN

Lewis Uhrich from Victor Barke's Complete Basement Systems

Growing up working in the agricultural industry, Lewis Uhrich learned the importance of maintaining a strong work ethic at a very young age. Prior to joining the Complete Basement Systems team in 2014, Lewis worked for hog farmers in the Amboy area, and helped a local landscaping company during the summer months.

Since starting at Complete Basement Systems, Lewis has grown to love the company culture and all of the people that he gets to work with every single day.

 

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. 

  • Sump Pump and Waterproofing System Owatonna, MN
    Before
    Sump Pump and Waterproofing System Owatonna, MN
    After

    Dennis & Margaret M. of Owatonna researched the BBB for a reputable company to help with a water issue that was happening in their basement when heavy rains and flooding would occur.  After a free consultation to inspect the home and troubleshoot a permanent solution to their problem, they could see how our lifetime system of WaterGuard and a SuperSump Pump system would eliminate the problem they've dealt with over the years living in their home.  

  • 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. 

  • New Basement Windows in Fairmont, MN
    Before
    New Basement Windows in Fairmont, MN
    After

    Unhappy with the look of his basement windows, looking bad, rotted and drafty our customer in Fairmont MN decided to replace them with our EverLast Windows.  Our windows are energy efficient, all vinyl and can be installed to replace your old ones.  The new windows look much better, don't let wind in, have double pane glass, and never need paint.  

  • Complete Transformation in Fairfax, MN
    Before
    Complete Transformation in Fairfax, MN
    After

    Fairfax homeowners had moisture entering their basement through their walls and as a result, strong signs of mold and mildew began to appear. Not only was this a hassle, but it was a safety risk to their family. Crew Leader Ben Heldt and his team worked to install a wall vapor barrier and waterproofing system to completely solve the problem. Now, the homeowners can rest assured that their home will stay dry and safe for years to come!

  • Wet Basement & Bowed Foundation Wall in Currie, MN
    Before
    Wet Basement & Bowed Foundation Wall in Currie, MN
    After

    Our customer in Currie, MN needed help.  Their basement walls were bowing with  water seeping in. This homeowner was getting tired of dealing with the clean-up required every time it happened.  

    Complete Basement Systems installed a waterproofing system along the foundation using WaterGuard, installed a new SuperSump pump system and steel zinc coated I-beams to support the bowing wall. 

  • Waterproofing and Foundation Wall Repair, Currie MN
    Before
    Waterproofing and Foundation Wall Repair, Currie MN
    After

    Our customer needed help with water always coming into their basement.  Wayne & Joanne were tired of the clean up mess and called in a professional.  

    Our System design specialist designed a permanent waterproofing system to control water entering into the basement using our WaterGuard Drainage System and a new SuperSump Pump system.  It was also evident that the foundation walls had movement, so we used our PowerBrace wall system to stabilize the foundation wall using zinc coated steel I-beams. 

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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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