Father-son team Ross and Keith Johnson started Innovative Basement Authority (IBA) in 2005. Keith led the growth of the business and expanded to multiple offices in Minnesota and North Dakota. In 2019, IBA partnered with Groundworks, the nation’s leading and fastest-growing foundation and water management solutions company to invest more into their business and their employees. Innovative Basement Authority is a A+ accredited business with the BBB, a 2022 winner of the Minneapolis Top Workplaces award, and the 2021 Angi Super Service Award. Their reputation and history in the community has led to thousands of satisfied customers and repaired homes.
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Services We Provide
Innovative Basement Authority (IBA), A Groundworks Company, helps homeowners with their foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space encapsulation, and concrete needs. Our top priority is providing high-quality home repair solutions and personalized service throughout North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Montana, and Wisconsin. With fully trained technicians, industry-leading products, and nationally backed warranties, Innovative Basement Authority is here to restore your foundation or basement.
Do you know how well your home is standing up to the test of time? Is it strong and sturdy or does it feel like it’s on shaky ground? Whether you interpret this figuratively or literally, it’s so important for your home to have a strong foundation.
Crawl Space Repair & Encapsulation
Normally these areas are empty, but you never know what creepy conditions you’ll find there – mold, pest infestation, wet insulation, and much more.
If you have sinking concrete around your home, Innovative Basement Authority can lift and restore your concrete to help eliminate trip hazards and pooling water problems.
Water is essential, but other than coming out of faucets for specific needs, you do not want water in your house. This powerful element and force of nature can wreak havoc on your home.
Innovative Basement Authority service areas
Cold conditions in Bismarck create a challenging environment for your foundation, but working with Innovative Basement Authority allows you to protect your home with world-class solutions.
Unstable home foundations and wet basements are common in Fargo, but Innovative Basement Authority has the best solutions to combat these problems and keep your home permanently stabilized, dry, and safe for your family.
Grand Forks, ND
Snowy winters and hot, humid summers are all too common for Grand Forks homeowners. These conditions, plus the area's soil, put your home at risk.
Minot receives a lot of snow every year and a moderate amount of rainfall. While local soils are well-draining, surface runoff can be a problem for your home’s foundation. IBA has solutions designed to keep your home protected from moisture.
Saint Cloud, MN
Water damage and foundation issues can happen in Saint Cloud homes, especially after heavy rains and snowmelt. Innovative Basement Authority will help your home weather the storm and stay permanently dry with our trusted repair solutions.
Sioux Falls, SD
Foundation damage and water intrusion plague many Sioux Falls homes because of the area’s precipitation and unstable soils. Keep your home protected with reliable repair solutions only available from Innovative Basement Authority.
As you know, living in Duluth brings freezing, snowy, and windy winters. This causes problems for your foundation that extend through the seasons but working with Innovative Basement Authority provides you with world-class foundation solutions.
Heavy winter snow and summer rain in Minneapolis can lead to basement water intrusion and foundation damage. Innovative Basement Authority will ensure your home can weather the storm with our trusted repair solutions.
Located in Southeast Minnesota, Rochester receives heavy rainfall and bouts of flooding. Without proper protection, these weather conditions put your home’s foundation at risk. But IBA has industry-leading solutions designed to withstand Rochester’s wet environment.
Ratings & Reviews
David Graham was informative in his bid process. He had a strong level of expertise around the repair job at hand. Would recommendView review Read Mike's review for Innovative Basement Authority
From Dan to Lahens and his onsite team they did what they promised,very professional yet friendly, answered my many questions, completed the work and cleanup in less time than expected. Excellent communication throughout. Highly recommend! February…View review Read Susan Van Duyn's review for Innovative Basement Authority
Our in home inspection was performed by Kendall Vetter. He was extremely thorough and very informative when questions were asked. The condition of our foundation didnt need any immediate action today, but it’s a possibility it will need some…View review Read Robyn Gullickson's review for Innovative Basement Authority
Hunter Pauly was our Inspector today. He was professional, on time and completely knowledgeable of the issue. He fixed our immediate issue and provided fantastic feedback to help mitigate future sump pump issues.View review Read Lynn Vevea's review for Innovative Basement Authority
Travis Harper was very helpful and professional, we will ask his help again!View review Read Oyuna Luvsan's review for Innovative Basement Authority
Very professional, congenial, cooperative, in every way.View review Read Carolee Hanks's review for Innovative Basement Authority
Nick, Shane and Dominic were very responsive and helpful.View review Read Thomas Desutter's review for Innovative Basement Authority
Bryce Bohenekamp came out to inspect a problem we have and was very helpful in deciding what way we can fix this issue Thanks Bryce!View review Read Linda Alley's review for Innovative Basement Authority
Innovative Basement Authority were great. Super fast response to my request for a quote, super helpful and polite in answering all my many questions. Erik and Junior were excellent and outstanding crew leads for the project. They were quick,…View review Read Andy Erickson's review for Innovative Basement Authority
Kendall provided us with a quote for our basement repairs.Kendall was very informative and knowledgeable, I appreciate his help and the quote was fair. I’ll share everything with the family and I expect that we’ll be contacting with IBA.View review Read Tom Ross's review for Innovative Basement Authority
Dave was great. Very prompt and professional!View review Read Jakehaag89's review for Innovative Basement Authority
Kendall Vetter came out and did an inspection of our basement wall that’s having issues. He was very polite, professional, friendly and knowledgeable about his company’s products. Despite the unfortunate reason for his visit it was a pleasure…View review Read Roan Mestan's review for Innovative Basement Authority
Waterproofing and installation was done professionally by our service men Steven, Brandon S, and Andrew.View review Read Laura Kolzow's review for Innovative Basement Authority
Jan was very informative giving us an estimate. Josh, Ken, Immanuel did a great job. Very personable and friendly. We’ll satisfied with job they didView review Read Todd Falcon's review for Innovative Basement Authority
Shane, Dominic and Adam did a great job, they finished in the amount of time that was planned even after some extra work was required on our super old kasota stone foundation. The finished work looks really sleek and they left the place super clean…View review Read Kat Baumann's review for Innovative Basement Authority
Marcus, Joseph K., and Nate H. were conscious, knowledgeable, and neat-cleaning up after their projects. They patiently answered our questions, so we understood. Their work looks great.View review Read Pam Anderson's review for Innovative Basement Authority
I would highly recommend Innovative Basement Authority out of Rush City, MN. Logan provided me with a clear understanding of what the issues were at my home and what the pathway was to fix it. Adam, Cory, and Colin were the team that executed the…View review Read Bree Ryan's review for Innovative Basement Authority
Casey inspected our house and provided a possible solution for our basement water problem. Zack and his crew came to address the issue. After starting some preliminary work, Zack informed me that what we planned on doing would not solve our problem.…View review Read Solo Bears's review for Innovative Basement Authority
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