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With an extensive background in home building, and as a former small business owner of a construction company, I understand the importance of a dry basement and solid foundation and the impact it can have on the family that owns it. American Waterworks has given me the opportunity to use my existing skills and tailor them to the needs of homeowners with a uniqe problem. More importantly, I believe in educating every customer and providing solutions that they feel are best for them. The customer has to be comfortable and completely satisfied for me to be happy. I’ve been thoroughly trained and have earned the highly esteemed titles of “Certified Waterproofing Professional” and “Certified Foundation Professional”.
American Waterworks is a certified member of the Basement Systems network of dealers. Basement Systems is the world’s largest affiliation of basement waterproofing contractors. American Waterworks is also a proud member of National Radon Defense and Foundation Supportworks. All our representatives are fully certified to preform inspections and repairs. We have over thirty products to solve the problems that yesterday’s systems presented. We at American Waterworks help our customers with problems ranging from groundwater seepage to basement dehumidification, from bowed or cracked basement walls, to foundation and concrete slab settlement, as well as radon testing and mitigation.
I enjoy meeting with homeowners and helping them solve their foundation and basement water problems, enabling them to get more out of their homes. In my free time, I like to work in the yard and barbecue with my wife, Kayla, and our friends and family.
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Our crew was installing a WaterGuard waterproofing system for a homeowner in West Salem, WI. The crew did such a great job on the discharge line that the homeowner wouldn't even know we were there.
Mary S. in Whitehall, WI was suffering from water leaking into her basement. She was tired of dealing with a wet basement every time they had a heavy rain, so she started looking into long-term repair options. During her research, she discovered American Waterworks and was pleased to see that we have almost 3 decades of experience with waterproofing. She contacted us to receive a FREE estimate, so we sent a Design Specialist to her home to inspect her basement and develop a solution. We recommended that we install WaterGuard, a lateral line, and a TripleSafe sump pump. She was pleased with our design and the proposal, so she scheduled to have our waterproofing system installed.
Our production team started the installation by removing the concrete around the perimeter of the basement and laying the WaterGuard drainage system and a lateral liner. Then, they installed the sump pump in the corner of the basement and filed back the gaps of the drainage system and sump pump with rock. Lastly, they replaced the concrete, The WaterGuard now properly drains water to the sump pump, which then discharges it from the home. Mary was happy with the result and she is thrilled she can now enjoy a dry basement!
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Allen S. in Arcadia, WI had standing water in two of the corners of the basement, causing humidity problems. He was tired of trying to deal with this problem by himself and decided it was time to involve a professional . He saw a commercial for American Waterworks and decided to give us a call. Shortly after, we had one of our Design Specialists out to his home to give him a FREE onsite estimate.
Our Design Specialist built a personalized plan with Allen that would permanently waterproof his basement.. Our crew installed a full perimeter of WaterGuard, lateral feed lines through the middle of the basement to guide water to the WaterGuard, and a TripleSafe sump pump.
The WaterGuard drainage system directs any water seeping in to the sump pump. Once the water reaches the sump pump, it is then pumped through the discharge line and expelled to the outside of the home. Our waterproofing system is backed by a lifetime warranty, so Allen has peace of mind that he chose to protect his basement for the long-term. Allen no longer has the frustration of dealing with standing water in his basement.
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Myron S. in Peterson, MN was experiencing water seeping into his basement. The water had started pooling and had nowhere to go. He was concerned about the damage this could cause and that water would keep coming in with each rainfall. He came across an advertisement for American Waterworks in the local newspaper and was pleased to find that we are experts in waterproofing.
He contacted us to set up a FREE estimate, so we sent a Design Specialist to his home to evaluate the situation and create a solution specific for him. Our Design Specialist determined that Myron would benefit from our WaterGuard drainage system and our SuperSump sump pump. Myron felt that our recommendation was the best plan for him, so he decided to move forward with the installation.
Our production team installed 30 feet of WaterGuard along the perimeter of his basement floor, which guides water to the SuperSump sump pump. The sump pump then pumps the water from the home through the discharge line to the outside, keeping his basement dry. Myron also chose to have a battery backup installed to give him even more peace of mind. Myron can rest easy knowing that he chose a permanent waterproofing solution to protect his home.
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Mac C. had a dirt crawl space that was causing a musty smell through his home because of the moisture in that space. He also noticed that his energy bill was high, and he felt that he was losing energy from that space. He contacted American Waterworks to learn more about our crawl space encapsulation services. We sent a Design Specialist to inspect the crawl space and design the best solution. He was pleased with our proposal, so he scheduled the installation.
Our production team installed drainage matting, TerraBlock and SilverGlo along the dirt floor and the walls. Then, they covered the crawl space with our CleanSpace vapor barrier, which keeps moisture out. After the installation, Mac noticed a reduction in his energy bills and was pleased that there was no longer a musty smell in his home.
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Don in Nashua, IA contacted us regarding a concrete issue at his business. He had two large garage doors on each end of his shop, and the concrete slabs right outside the garage doors had sunken and caused a trip hazard. We sent a Design Specialist out to his shop to inspect the concrete and provide him with a FREE estimate.
Don was impressed with our PolyLevel concrete repair solution, so he chose to move forward with the project. Our concrete repair experts drilled small holes into the concrete slabs and injected the polymer foam. Once the slabs were completely raised, they filled back the holes with concrete and sealed the cracks with our NexusPro sealant. The sealant protects the concrete and gives it a nice, finished look. Don was thrilled with the results and is glad he chose American Waterworks to repair his concrete!
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A homeowner in Elk Mound, WI wanted to stablize the floor joist and increase the efficiency of the home by encapsulating the crawlspace.
The customer was concerned about water problems and a bowing foundation wall. American Waterworks was able to straighten the wall, waterproof the foundation, and apply a vapor barrier.
A homeowner in Mazeppa, MN was experiencing moisture and high humidity in his crawl space. Our team installed a vapor barrier system that transformed the homeowner's crawl space into a drier, healthier and more energy efficient space.
A Church in Mason City, IA had battled with moisture and mold for year's in their dirt crawlspace. They contacted the experts at American Waterworks for a permanent solution, backed by a lifetime guarantee.
Marlene B. in Manly, IA had water leaking into her basement and she was tired of dealing with a big mess each time they experienced a heavy rain. She started researching permanent solutions to waterproof her basement and she discovered the American Waterworks website. She contacted us to receive a FREE estimate, so we sent one of our Design Specialists went to her home to inspect her basement and design the right solution that was unique to her basement. She was impressed with our products and the design, so she scheduled the installation.
Our crew started the waterproofing process by removing the concrete around the perimeter of her basement floor. Then, they laid the WaterGuard drainage system and installed the SuperSump sump pump in the corner. Next, they installed ZenWall along the basement walls which keep moisture out and heat in. Marlene is confident that her system will keep her basement dry and now her peace of mind has been restored!
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Mike S. in Nerstrand, MN had water seeping into his basement from the ground and the walls. It had caused damage to his home and made the basement an unlivable space. He decided it was time to get help from a professional waterproofing contractor. A friend of his had previously worked with American Waterworks and recommended us to Mike, so he gave us a call to set up a FREE onsite inspection.
Our Design Specialist determined that the best option to permanently waterproof Mike’s basement would be to install a full perimeter of WaterGuard, a TripleSafe sump pump and a full perimeter of CleanSpace. Mike agreed that was the right plan for his needs, so they set a date for the installation.
Our crew removed the concrete perimeter of the basement and laid the WaterGuard drainage system. This system guides water properly to the sump pump, which then discharges the water to the outside of the home. Then, our CleanSpace barrier was installed, which protects the walls from any water seeping and from mold growing. The installation process took a couple of days, but Mike and his family can now enjoy a clean, dry and livable basement for a lifetime.
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The Stewarts upgraded their basement to include a RockWell egress window. They can now enjoy a more attractive window alternative that is code-compliant and backed by a 5 year warranty.
Pell J. in Madison Lake, MN had water leaking into his basement. He was concerned about the air quality in their home and the damage that the water was causing. He saw an advertisement in his local newspaper for American Waterworks, so he decided to call us for a free estimate. One of our Design Specialists went to his home to inspect his basement and design a solution. We recommended that he have our full waterproofing system installed in his basement to ensure that his basement would be permanently waterproofed. Pell liked the proposal that we presented to him, so he scheduled the installation.
Our production team started the installation by removing the concrete around the perimeter of the basement. Then, they laid the WaterGuard drainage system and installed the sump pump. The drainage system now properly guides water to the sump pump, and from there the water is pushed through the discharge line and expelled from the home. The installation took our crew one full day, and Pell will now be able to enjoy a dry basement for many years to come. He is glad he chose to invest in the protection of his home.
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Dean D. in Good Thunder, MN contacted us when he noticed that he had two severely bowing walls in his finished basement. We sent a Design Specialist to his home to inspect his walls, develop the right solution for his situation and provide him with a FREE estimate. We recommended installing wall anchors because they would permanently stabilize and start to straighten his walls and it would be far more cost-effective than replacing the foundation. He liked our solution and enjoyed working with our Specialist, so he scheduled the installation.
In order to get to the block foundation, we had to remove the drywall. We excavated the soil around the sides of the home with the bowing walls. This helps up straighten the walls back to their original position. Then we drilled small holes through the block foundation walls into the soil. We inserted long metal rods, and once the rods were in place, we secured each end with anchor plates. We tightened the anchors as far as they could go, and the wall started to straighten. Dean's basement walls have been permanently stabilized with the installation of the wall anchors. He is glad he chose to protect the foundation of his home.
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Andrew in Winthrop, MN had water leaking through his block foundation where the wall meets the floor. He had a working sump pump already in place, but without a drainage system the water had no way to reach the pump. He contacted American Waterworks to receive a FREE estimate, so we sent a Design Specialist to his home to develop a solution for Andrew. Our Specialist recommend having our WaterGuard drainage system installed and connected to the sump pump.
Andrew agreed with this solution, so our production crew started the installation by removing the concrete around the perimeter of the floor to create a trench for the WaterGuard. Then, they laid the WaterGuard drainage system and filled back the gaps with rock. They connected the drainage system into the existing sump pump and then replaced the concrete. This process only took a day to complete, and now Andrew is enjoying a dry, healthier basement.
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This beautiful crawlspace transformation took place in a residence in Windom, MN. The homeowner contacted us after experiencing a wet basement almost a year earlier and wanted to ensure that they would never have to experience that horror again.
American Waterworks installed a complete waterproofing package in this home including our WaterGuard waterproofing system, a SmartSump and SuperSump Sump Pumps, two Everlast Basement Windows, spray foam insulation, TerraBlock crawlspace floor insulation, SilverGlo foam wall insulation and CleanSpace vapor barrier system.
You will not find a home more energy efficient and moisture free than this one folks. This homeowner can now laugh at the weather man when he calls for rain.
Dallas K. in Hills, MN was suffering from a wet basement. Water was seeping through his block foundation and his sump pump was old and overdue for maintenance. He contacted American Waterworks to receive a FREE estimate for basement waterproofing. We sent one of our expert Design Specialists to his home to inspect the basement and develop the proper solution. After the inspection, our Design Specialist determined that Dallas would best benefit by having our full waterproofing system installed and Dallas agreed.
Our production crew started the installation by removing the concrete around the perimeter of the basement floor and laying our WaterGuard drainage system. Then, they installed our TripleSafe sump pump in place of the old sump pump and replaced the concrete over the drainage system and around the sump pump. Since water was also leaking into the basement through the block foundation, we installed our CleanSpace vapor barrier system along the basement walls. This protects the basement from moisture and potential mold growth. The installation took a few days to complete, but now Dallas and his family are enjoying a dry, bright, and healthy space!
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