Foundation Repair Products

Foundation Repair Products in Southeast MN, Northeast IA & Western WI

Whether your home is experiencing structural damage from foundation settlement, hydrostatic pressure, soil washout, frost, or some other force, we have the products that you need to permanently solve your problem and restore value to your home.

Each of our foundation repair products comply with the strictest industry standards, and have been tried and tested by more than 100 major structural repair contractors throughout North America. With each installation we include a written manufacturer's warranty, as well as our own in-house performance warranty.

We'd like to meet with you to explain how our products can solve your unique structural issue. To prepare a free foundation repair quote, we inspect your damaged areas, identify the causes, and create a written proposal that outlines all work to be done. If you live in Southeast MN, Northeast IA & Western WI and would like to schedule your free foundation inspection and quote, call or e-mail us today!

We have the products your home needs!

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At American Waterworks, we have exclusive access to Foundation Supportworks' industry-leading structural repair products in our Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin service area.

Foundation Supportworks is the only manufacturer that maintains an in-house staff of both structural and geotechnical engineers. These experts focus on product design and quality, while also providing technical support to other engineers, architects, building departments, and general contractors in the field.

To help you decide if our products are the best ones for you, we offer free on-site inspections and consultations. We'll help you learn what caused your unique foundation problem, which options are best for repairing the problem, and what measures will prevent future issues. To schedule your free structural repair quote, call or e-mail us today!

We're proud to serve Rochester, Minneapolis, Saint Paul, nearby localities such as Mason City, La Crosse, Eau Claire, Zumbrota, Oronoco, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, and the surrounding areas.

 

Compressed Expansion Joints

The existing expansion joint between the driveway and garage is fully compressed.

Even when the joint appears wide enough at the surface, the concrete may still be in contact underneath. This means that when the street expands with heat, your driveway is being pushed into the rest of your home.

street creep symptoms in a driveway in Chaska

Garage Wall Damage

The foundation walls on either side of the garage door are being pushed inwards by the driveway slab.

This is a sign that when the concrete pavement expanded and lengthened, pushing into the concrete driveway, there was insufficient compression space within the expansion joints. The only place for the driveway slab to go was through your garage walls.

garage walls cracking due to street creep

Gaps Behind The Foundation Walls

Gaps have formed behind the foundation walls on either side of the garage door as the garage slab is pushed rearward.

Installing new expansion joints in the driveway and installing wall anchors will restore your foundation walls to structural stability.

foundation wall cracks due to street creep in Prior Lake

Foundation Damage

Basement walls or foundation walls are pushed out by the garage slab.

At this stage, the damage caused by street creep has lead to a potentially serious foundation issue. It's important to address this soon -- before the damage becomes any more significant.

inward rotation of a foundation wall damaged by street creep in a garage in Chanhassen

Wall Anchor Systems

Foundation walls are designed to support loads from above, not from the side. When side pressure on your walls exceeds their ability to withstand the force, they will begin to crack, bow, slide in at the bottom, and/or tilt in at the top. Rebuilding damaged walls may seem like the obvious (and expensive) answer, but even new walls will fail if the soil conditions are not changed.

Wall anchors can counteract soil pressure by anchoring walls to stable, undisturbed soil outside your home. Thanks to threaded rods that extend through the wall, wall anchors can even be used to straighten walls in many cases!

foundation wall anchor system installation diagram

I-Beam Systems For Foundation Walls

When it isn't possible to anchor walls in the soils outside the foundation due to properly line restrictions, we recommend repairing your damaged foundation walls with the PowerBrace™ Wall Repair System.

The PowerBrace™ is an adjustable steel I-beam system with two important benefits: stabilizing bowed or tilting walls, and (over time) forcing bowed or tilting wall sections back to their original position. All PowerBrace™ components are manufactured to exacting standards, with an anti-corrosion zinc coating that will keep them looking like new for decades to come!

foundation wall I-beam system installation illustration

Foundation Piers & Slab Piers

When soils are unable to bear the load of the structure on top of it, that structure must sink downwards into the ground. This is true with homes, concrete floors, chimneys, and many other structures.

Piers can solve settlement problems by transferring a structure's weight to strong, competent supporting soils at greater depth. Piers can effectively stabilize a settling structure and can even provide jacking points to lift the structure upwards to its original, level position.

foundation push pier, helical pier, and slab pier system drawing

Crawl Space Jack Posts

Floors over crawl space foundations sag due to many reasons, including inadequate or shifting supports beneath floor joists and lumber deterioration due to mold and rot.

As a floor sags, this problem is often associated with other issues, including cracking drywall, skewed door and window openings, and a potentially moldy, musty odor in the house. Our SmartJack® system is designed to straighten and strengthen sagging floors over crawl space foundations. We also have other products that can eliminate crawl space moisture problems like rot and corroded metal surfaces.

graphic render of a crawl space support post system

CarbonArmor® System for Affordable Wall Stabilization

CarbonArmor® straps are a quick, affordable way to stabilize block and poured concrete walls that have cracked and that are showing signs of bowing. Our installers determine the number of straps required, depending upon the pressure being exerted and the length of the affected wall. The super strong carbon fiber straps are then attached to the wall with epoxy.

While this method does not restore a bowed wall to its original plumb state, it will halt further movement and cracks. And because the straps don’t protrude from the wall the way I-beams do, the repair can be easily covered with mortar, paint, or light wall panels.

CarbonArmor® Wall Stabilization System Installed

PolyLevel® Concrete Leveling System

PolyLevel® uses high-density polyurethane expanding foam to raise settled concrete foundations and slabs. The state-of-the-art polymer injection is a fast-acting, affordable alternative to mudjacking and concrete slab replacement.

Installers use specially-designed equipment to inject structural-grade polymer into penny-sized holes bored in the slab. After the void underneath the concrete slab is filled, the expanding foam will lift and level the slab. PolyLevel® is a quick-curing solution and the polymer is waterproof and will never wash away.

PolyLevel® Concrete Lifting and Leveling

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our service area

We serve the following areas

Iowa
  • Alta Vista
  • Arlington
  • Calmar
  • Castalia
  • Clermont
  • Cresco
  • Decorah
  • Denver
  • Dorchester
  • Elgin
  • Elma
  • Fayette
  • Fort Atkinson
  • Fredericksburg
  • Harpers Ferry
  • Hawkeye
  • Highlandville
  • Ionia
  • Janesville
  • Lansing
  • Lawler
  • Lime Springs
  • Maynard
  • Nashua
  • New Albin
  • New Hampton
  • North Washington
  • Oelwein
  • Ossian
  • Postville
  • Protivin
  • Randalia
  • Readlyn
  • Ridgeway
  • Spillville
  • Sumner
  • Tripoli
  • Wadena
  • Waterville
  • Waucoma
  • Waukon
  • Waverly
  • West Union
  • Westgate
Minnesota
  • Brownsville
  • Caledonia
  • Canton
  • Chatfield
  • Dakota
  • Eitzen
  • Fountain
  • Harmony
  • Hokah
  • Homer
  • Houston
  • La Crescent
  • Lanesboro
  • Lewiston
  • Mabel
  • Minnesota City
  • Peterson
  • Preston
  • Rollingstone
  • Rushford
  • Spring Grove
  • Stockton
  • Utica
  • Winona
Wisconsin
  • Alma
  • Arcadia
  • Bangor
  • Blair
  • Chaseburg
  • Cochrane
  • Coon Valley
  • De Soto
  • Dodge
  • Eastman
  • Eau Claire
  • Eleva
  • Ettrick
  • Ferryville
  • Fountain City
  • Galesville
  • Genoa
  • Hixton
  • Holmen
  • Independence
  • La Crosse
  • Melrose
  • Mindoro
  • Mondovi
  • Onalaska
  • Osseo
  • Stoddard
  • Strum
  • Taylor
  • Trempealeau
  • West Salem
  • Whitehall
Our Locations:

American Waterworks
829 Rolling View Lane SE
Pine Island, MN 55963
1-507-200-2737
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