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WaterGuard Interior System
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Polyurethane Crack Sealing
WellDuct Window Drainage
BrightWall Waterproof Panels
ThermalDry Wall Barrier
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SuperSump Pump System
TripleSafe Pumping System
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CleanSpace Encapsulation Vapor Barriers and Liners
Turtle Access Hatch
EverLast Crawl Space Doors
SaniDry CSB Dehumidifier
SmartDrain Water Drainage
SilverGlo Wall Insulation
TerraBlock Floor Insulation
SmartSump Sump Pump
Crawl-O-Sphere Crawl Space Fan
WallCap Block Wall Sealer
SmartVent Flood Vents
SmartJack Crawl Space Support
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Basement Wall Repair
PowerBrace Bowed Wall Repair
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Before and After Pictures from Mankato
Wall Bracing and WaterGuard installation in Mankato, MN

Wall Bracing and WaterGuard installation in Mankato, MN

Before After
Wall Bracing and WaterGuard installation in Mankato, MN Wall Bracing and WaterGuard installation in Mankato, MN

This home had both bowing walls and a leaky basement. We installed PowerBraces and a WaterGuard system to help keep the water out and make sure the walls don't continue to bow out even further.

WaterGuard & SuperSump Installation in Mankato, MN

WaterGuard & SuperSump Installation in Mankato, MN

Before After
WaterGuard & SuperSump Installation in Mankato, MN WaterGuard & SuperSump Installation in Mankato, MN

These photos show part of the WaterGuard system that the crew installed. Not pictured, but to the right, is where they also put in a SuperSump pump.

Mankato, MN Sump Pump Installation

Mankato, MN Sump Pump Installation

Before After
Mankato, MN Sump Pump Installation Mankato, MN Sump Pump Installation

Here's another completely finished basement that had some serious water problems. Our crew installed a WaterGuard system, some CleanSpace on the walls, and a SuperSump to ensure this basement does not get ruined again.

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2017 Angie's List Super Service Award
Victor Barke’s Complete Basement Systems Earns Esteemed 2017 Angie’s List Super Service Award Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer... [Read more]
Angie's List 2016 Super Service Award
Complete Basement Systems has earned the home service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of... [Read more]
2015 Angie's List Super Service Award
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Mankato, MN Dependable Basement Waterproofing & Crawl Space Repair

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Testimonial by John W. from Mankato, MN
Couldn't believe how friendly they all are. Thank you for the good experience.
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They worked hard, talked to us about concerns & were very thorough.
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Mankato, MN's Trusted Source For Basement Waterproofing & Crawl Space Repair

Are you tired of dealing with leaks in your basement? Have you recently discovered cracks in your foundation or mold in your crawl space? If so, the experts at Victor Barke's Complete Basement Systems stand ready and willing to help. With over 40 years of experience, Victor Barke's Complete Basement Systems is your trusted source for basement waterproofing, basement wall repair, crawl space repair, and more. All of our professionals are highly trained and certified to handle any of the issues that may be plaguing your home. We also only work with the most proven and innovative products that the industry has to offer. With products such as dehumidifiers, sump pumps, drainage systems, crawl space jacks and more, we can ensure that you have the quality solutions that will last your home for years to come.  

Mankato, MN's Experts in Basement Waterproofing & Repair

It's a known fact that water can destroy your basement and cause thousands of dollars in damage. If you are suffering from a wet basement because of leaks or flooding we provide affordable, permanent basement waterproofing solutions throughout Mankato. As an authorized member of the Basement Systems®, Inc. network, we have access to a large line of cutting-edge products that have a proven track record of success throughout North America. We are confident in the quality of our waterproofing product and work that we provide a lifetime warranty on all perimeter waterproofing systems.

  • Wet Basement 
  • Mold 
  • Damp Walls & Flooring
  • Pooling or Standing Water
  • Musty Odors
  • Sump Pump Issues
  • Sump Pump Installation
  • Water Heater Flood Protection
  • Crawl Space Encapsulation
  • French Drainage Systems
  • Vapor Barrier Installation
  • Energy Efficient Dehumidification Systems

Crawl Space Encapsulation & Insulation Throughout Mankato, MN

If you've been having problems with your crawl space, our services can help. Some symptoms of a crawl space problem include uneven floors, foul odors in the home, drywall cracks in the interior, and heightened allergies or asthma symptoms. Mold is also a common problem as it can easily grow in any crawl space and eventually start rotting it all together. Besides adding braces to crawl spaces we can also professionally insulate and encapsulate the area with clean space vapor barrier. Installing sump pumps and dehumidifiers where necessary prevent moisture problems that lead to water damage and mold growth. Our crawl space system comes with a 25 year warranty that you can count on. 

We Fix
  • Wet Crawl Spaces
  • Humid and Moldy Crawl Spaces
  • Uneven Floors
  • Sinking Crawl Space Supports
  • Sagging Floor Joists
We Use
  • CleanSpace® Crawl Space Encapsulation System
  • Vapor Barrier Installation
  • Energy Efficiency Dehumidifiers
  • Crawl Space Insulation
  • SmartJack™ Crawl Space Stabilizer
Case Studies From Mankato
Our customer Michele and Tim of Mankato, MN had a problem area in their basement that would get water with a heavy rain and each spring when the snow...
Standing in over an inch of water while watching water literally pour out of the walls, System Design Specialist had his work cut out for him with...
Press Releases From Mankato
Because of the recent storms last week, many were left with flooded homes and nowhere to go. That's where two crew members from our Complete Basement Systems team stepped in to help.... [Read more]
Job Stories From Mankato, MN
Water Leaking through the floor in Mankato, MN

Kevin K of Mankato, Minnesota noticed water coming through the floor and cracks in the basement whenever it would rain.  His home was older, however we still use all the space in our home, finished or not finished.  

Kevin was referred to Complete Basement Systems by a friend to have us take a look at his basement situation.  Our Appointment Center Representative scheduled a FREE estimate with a certified system design specialist.

At the appointment, Kevin and the specialist took a look at the basement.  Kevin showed him where the problem was happening and explained how much water would come in and when it happened.  Together they built an accomplish list to solve the problem with a permenant solution.

The system design specialist designed a WaterGuard perimeter system, a vapor barrier for the walls using CleanSpace Wall System and installed a new SuperSump Plus system. 

Kevin said the overall experience with Complete Basement Systems was GREAT!

Water Leaking through the floor in Mankato, MN - Photo 1
Buying a Home with a Wet Basement in Mankato, MN?

Robert S of Mankato was looking to buy a home in Mankato that has had trouble with water in the past.  He wanted to be able to make use of this space by finishing it and wanted to make sure and protect that investment with a warrantied waterproofing system.  After seeing Complete Basement Systems around town, he gave the experts a call for an inspection.  

Our representative Lewis Uhrich visited with Robert at the property, took measurements, outlined a sketch to design a complete waterproofing system along each exterior wall using WaterGuard and updated an old sump pump system to a patented SuperSump pump system. He also addressed the walls with a vapor barrier solution using CleanSpace Wall System to prevent wall leaks, mold and moisture away from the eventually finished wall.  Lewis expressed the importance of a dehumidification system in the basement to reduce odors and control the humidity using a CompleteAire dehumidification system.

Robert scheduled the project shortly after closing.  Complete Basement Systems installation crew completed the project in 3 days installing a full perimeter WaterGuard, CleanSpaceWall and SuperSump pump system.  

Robert has been very happy with the experience using Complete Basement Systems and can rest assured getting ready to finish his basement that it will be safe from ground water seeping this coming spring when all that snow melts.


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Work Requests From Mankato, MN
Vicinity of Orchard Road in Mankato
The smell,cold and warm . My electric bill is sky high.
Vicinity of Hodgson Road in Mankato
We had our basement flood at the beginning of March due to the sump pump failing. We had ServPro come in to take out flooring, trim, door frames, and do some flood cuts. They dried everything out and now we are waiting on insurance to give us our repair estimate and payment. However, we do not want to start repairs until we figure out and fix the sump pump issue. We are unsure if it was sump pump itself or if it was the line to the street, underground, that was the problem. Right now, we have the sump line routed to the backyard and disconnected from the underground line. We do have two sump pumps, but the original one to the house was the only one to go underground to the street; the other has always been routed to the backyard. There are also a couple of things that are unrelated to this issue that we would like to have looked at. Right now, we just want to see what the problems are and what we can do to fix them. Then we can decide how to move forward. Thank you, Emmalee
Vicinity of Viking Drive in Mankato
A leak in the basement Wall. need to check walls for leaks
Vicinity of Commodore Drive in Mankato
We get water in our basement pretty consistently, even with a small amount of rain. One side is finished, one side is not. The carpet gets wet on the side that is finished. We would like an estimate to possibly repair it.
Vicinity of Whispering Pines CT in Mankato
There is crack in the foundation of our home. This allows water to leak into the basement during rain. Looking for an estimate so that I can budget for the repair. Would probably want to do the work next spring or summer.
Vicinity of Camelot Lane in Mankato
Need repair/replacement of our sump pump that just went out.
Vicinity of E. Pleasant St in Mankato
Wet basement lots of mold
Vicinity of Goodyear Ave in Mankato
Needing a quote for a wall in the basement with a crack in it and it looks like it is bowing.
Vicinity of E. Main St in Mankato
We are trying to have a egress window installed ASAP.
Vicinity of in Mankato
Water in our basement from patio entrance, would like opinion regarding foundation and/or drainage system need
Vicinity of North Plainview Ave in Mankato
There's a large crack in the basement wall and the basement keeps flooding
Vicinity of Marsh Street in Mankato
Discharge line seems to be plugged Maybe a new pump.
Vicinity of Weaver Street in Mankato
Leaking, potentially from the foundation that needs to be assessed. Recent basement floor and wanting to have the basement checked before starting to repair the basement. Thanks!
Vicinity of Tattler Lane in Mankato
On occasion, underground piping that extends from house to city storm drain system has has backed-up with water. Sump pump has difficulty keeping up with flow during heavy rains.
Vicinity of Carkoski Commons in Mankato
We have multiple water leaks coming in from the foundation/concrete behind the walls. After the last storm we had a lot of water and I tore up the drywall and carpet in some of the rooms to see what the issue was. I was hoping to have this looked at and repaired. Thank you.
Vicinity of Baker Ave in Mankato
Water coming up through basement floor
Vicinity of Marsh Street in Mankato
As with many others I'm sure, our basement flooded yesterday from the massive rainfall Saturday night, we would like someone to come out and give us an estimate on what it would cost to repair so we don't have flooding again. Thanks!
Vicinity of Park Place in Mankato
We are currently cleaning up a flooded basement from the rains Sunday morning. This is the second time in 6 years this home has had this issue. We are considering options and currently evaluating whether a) we waterproof and get carpet again, or b) we select vinyl plank flooring that is easier to clean up in these situations. As such, a timely estimate will be appreciated as we do not intend to have a gutted basement for long.
Vicinity of Skyline Dr in Mankato
Water in the basement
Vicinity of Shaubut St in Mankato
I have been getting water in my basement for a few years now since I bought the house. Only does so when it rains heavily. Last year they redid my street and since than seems to happen a bit more. Would like to get an estimate

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