About Us

About Northern States Basement Systems

Basement, Crawl Space, and Foundation Solutions Since 1991

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Bob Vila
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  • "Just made me feel very comfortable w such a big decision I had to make. Thank you very much!! I'm so happy." Read Full Testimonial

    Mary A. of Duluth, MN

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              I loved the crew that did my basement....Jake and Shaun. So nice, both of them! Jake answered all my questions, he was always happy, smiling, friendly. Explained things, took his time in doing so. Expressed a number of times he wanted me to be happy. He took pride in his work, told me he loved his job. I feel fortunate he was the one to do my house. He was proud of how well he cut and trimmed the sheeting as was I!! I thought my basement stayed very clean during the process and upon finishing and leaving. Dave, the salesman was also great. Although it was sort of a tough decision on which company to choose because pricing was close actually competition was going to be slightly less, but I liked Dave because he did the labor for 16 years, plus on the estimation side of things now, so has done it all. Just made me feel very comfortable w such a big decision I had to make. Thank you very much!! I'm so happy.
    Mary A.
    Duluth, MN

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Our intelligent, proven approach to the design and installation of permanent solutions results in dry below grade spaces.

We provide lifetime of the home warranties on all qualified basement solutions. We provide 25 year warranties on all qualified crawlspace solutions. Our warranties go with the home and are fully transferable to all future homeowners. If you have a nasty wet crawlspace, a wet basement, musty odors, high humidity in your home, rodents and falling insulation in your crawlspace, cold floors over your crawlspace, mold in the crawlspace, cracked or leaking foundation walls, drafty old basement windows, a basement that looks like a dungeon, or if you simply want to finish your basement and protect the investment BEFORE you begin you've come to the right place!

About the Owners

Owner of Northern States Basement Systems

Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace and Dwight Gruetzmacher are co-owners of Northern States Basement Systems. They are dedicated to the Basement Systems philosophy and approach to controlling water, moisture, humidity, and other crawlspace and basement problems.

Their mission is to provide high quality custom designed systems and total service to each customer within the communities they serve.

Nancy Grace and Dwight have worked with the City of Duluth and Proctor on their I & I program for many years, installing many sump pump systems to keep the water from going into Lake Superior. They are currently working with the City of Eveleth installing Sump systems for their homeowners.


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our service area

We serve the following areas

  • Barronett
  • Birchwood
  • Brule
  • Cable
  • Comstock
  • Couderay
  • Cumberland
  • Cushing
  • Danbury
  • Drummond
  • Exeland
  • Foxboro
  • Frederic
  • Gordon
  • Grand View
  • Grantsburg
  • Hayward
  • Herbster
  • Hertel
  • Iron River
  • Lake Nebagamon
  • Luck
  • Maple
  • Mason
  • Milltown
  • Minong
  • Poplar
  • Port Wing
  • Radisson
  • Rice Lake
  • Sarona
  • Shell Lake
  • Siren
  • Solon Springs
  • South Range
  • Spooner
  • Springbrook
  • Stone Lake
  • Superior
  • Trego
  • Webster
  • Beaver Bay
  • Finland
  • Grand Marais
  • Knife River
  • Lutsen
  • Schroeder
  • Silver Bay
  • Tofte
  • Two Harbors
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Northern States Basement Systems
4746 Rice Lake Rd
Duluth, MN 55803
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