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WaterGuard Interior System
DryTrak Drainage Channel
TrenchDrain Drain Grate
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FlexiSpan Wall Crack Repair
Polyurethane Crack Sealing
WellDuct Window Drainage
BrightWall Waterproof Panels
ThermalDry Wall Barrier
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Drain Tile Installation
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

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PowerBrace Bowed Wall Repair
Reinforcer Wall Repair
SmartJack Crawl Space Support
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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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, foundation 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 River Park Dr in Mankato
Need an estimate for an egress window in basement. there is currently a small window there now
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Need help fixing Water in the basement problem
Vicinity of in Mankato
I have water seeping through the foundation wall
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Water seeping in
Vicinity of Mound Ave in Mankato
Water getting into basement. Need sump pump.
Vicinity of Marcy in Mankato
Cracks in the basement walls, small amount of water, especially in the spring or after heavy rains. Also have noticed uneven floors upstairs. The outer layer of the foundation outside is also crumbling.
Vicinity of Porter Avenue in Mankato
Interior drain tile installation with a sump due to water due to heavy rain/snow melt
Vicinity of Indian Hill Rd in Mankato
An overly active sump pump. Currently running about every 5 minutes which I think is strange considering how cold it has been. Wondering if there is a leak source and hoping you could help pin point possible causes and provide solutions. Thanks.
Vicinity of Shamrock Drive in Mankato
I have block foundation which has cracks.
Vicinity of North Black Eagle Drive in Mankato
The floater switch went out on our sump pump which would normally be a straight forward fix but there's also a radon mitigation system and a backup sump pump all sharing the same space and it is near impossible to replace the switch where it's at. We need help with fixing it
Vicinity of West Glencrest Drive in Mankato
Water is pouring into the basement because we have had so much rain. the water always comes in at the same corner. i can't keep up with a wet vac.
Vicinity of Emerson Lane in Mankato
My sump pump will get stuck running and not reset, so I come home to water in the basement. I just never have peace of mind that it will work, if I'm not home to make sure it resets.
Vicinity of Wilson Way in Mankato
When it rained in June our basement flooded and we had considered getting an advanced drainage system. We put it off, and now that it has rained heavily again, our basement flooded once more. This time, there is standing water, so it seems like we really need to get something in there quickly so as to avoid this issue in the future. We currently do not have a sump pump or any other kind of drainage system. Our house was built in 1955 so it only has what was originally installed. We also have some landscaping issues that we are working on getting corrected that will help.
Vicinity of Deldona Drive in Mankato
Wet basement/possible foundation issues. Sum pump failure.
Vicinity of in Mankato
I have a very old house on a hill . The main issue isn't with the old line stone foundation although it could use some help. The main concern is the walls and crawl space around and under my back room. I had moisture cone up through the floor and though the walls last spring.
Vicinity of Baker Ave in Mankato
I have seepage in my basement after heavy rain. It has never been flooded completely, but I would like to take care of the water that does come in. Unfinished basement.
Vicinity of Grace Ct in Mankato
Foundation wall cracking/ bowing.
Vicinity of Jade LN in Mankato
Water in the northeast corner of my finished basement
Vicinity of South Brook Circle in Mankato
Recently replaced flooring in basement because of water and I would like an evaluation so we don't have the situation again. Could be as simple as just an update to the sump, but I'm not sure.
Vicinity of Davis in Mankato
Basement leaks, looking to see what's available for sump systems to address

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