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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
Basement to Beautiful Pre-Finishing Wall Insulation Panels
Drain Tile Installation
SuperSump Pump System
TripleSafe Pumping System
UltraSump Battery Back Up
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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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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
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I need my house stabilized on foundation.
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How to get rid of water in our basement after it rains? What to do about the beaver system that is in our basement?
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Finish the basement but need to ensure it will stay dry
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Just purchased a house. Discovered mold in basement. Pulled drywall and insulation down. Found Cracks in basement walls. Bowing. Help.
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Looking for a quote on an egress window. Finishing the space into a liveable bedroom will be a needed future project.
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Rain water in basement.
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I need an egress window put in the basement of my home.
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I need a drainage system in my backyard and around my house. I am the lowest spot in my neighborhood and everyone's water flows towards me. I don't currently have a sump pump in my basement and I'd like to get a quote on how much that would cost.
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Wall that is bowing in.
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Water entering basement. Drain pipe backing up. Need subpump installed. Level floor. Egress window placed.
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I have a basement that was finished before it flooded. I still have water coming in from different places of the basement. Either windows or foundation. I would like to get the leaks taking care of before I start redoing it
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Would like to install a new sump pump. Currently do not have one however there is a hole for it.
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Basement wall bowing.
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Like a quote on an egress window for my basement bedroom.
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The smell,cold and warm . My electric bill is sky high.
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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
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A leak in the basement Wall. need to check walls for leaks
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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.
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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.
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Need repair/replacement of our sump pump that just went out.

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