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As a homeowner, Mike understands the importance of creating a healthy and livable space that the entire family can enjoy and be comfortable in. Mike’s experience with horticulture, landscaping, and maintenance, along with his strong interest in home development, is what drove him to become an American Waterworks Team Member. Mike enjoys meeting with homeowners and helping them solve their basement/foundation or crawl space problems, enabling them to get more out of their homes. In his spare time, he enjoys going to sporting events and spending time with family and friends.
At American Waterworks, our mission is to improve the lives of our customers, team, and community through education and delivering a complete solution. We have over 30 years of experience solving problems for thousands of homeowners throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, western Wisconsin, and northeast Iowa. We are a dealer for the top home repair suppliers in the country including Basement Systems, Supportworks, and National Radon Defense. We are the most recognized dealer in our region, and we are committed to staying at the forefront of our industry with the support of these organizations. Our priority is to provide homeowners with lasting solutions for a wide array of problems. We firmly believe that working with a contractor shouldn’t be a painful experience and we strive to change that perception by providing top-notch customer service and ensuring that all employees are knowledgeable and thoroughly trained in order to best serve our customers.
Tim C. in Tomah, WI was tired of the water seeping into his basement causing damage to his property. He contacted American Waterworks for a FREE estimate and met with one of our Design Specialists to create a unique solution for his home.
Our production crew got to work and installed 78 feet of our WaterGuard drainage system and our SuperSump sump pump. The WaterGuard system is an award-winning, patented below-floor drain that rests in a bed of drainage stone on top of the foundation footing. Tim is glad his basement has been transformed into a dry, functional space!
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Residents of Strawberry Point, IA wanted an interior drainage system installed in their basement, so they called American Waterworks to tackle the project. Our Design Specialist went to their home for a FREE estimate, inspected the space they were working with, and determined a price. After a clear inspection and estimate, the homeowners decided to move forward with the project.
Our Foreman and his crew installed our WaterGuard Below Floor Drain, which serves as an underground drain that prevents mud clogs and catches water leakage from basement walls. Once the product was installed, our team filled the open gaps with river rock to prevent dirt from invading the WaterGuard and applied a new layer of concrete over them.
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Martin D. in Lansing, IA has a two-story home with a walk-in basement built into a steep hillside. His home was built right next to the Mississippi River. They have had problems with their basement flooding for several years, especially during heavy rains. They were tired of dealing with a wet basement, so they contacted American Waterworks to receive a FREE estimate. One of our Design Specialists, Mike Radosevich, went to the home to inspect the basement and provide them with the right solution. After meeting with Mike, Martin felt confident in our company and our products, so he chose to have our waterproofing system installed.
Our Foreman, Hugo Sanchez, and his crew installed our WaterGuard drainage system around the perimeter of the basement floor, a TripleSafe sump pump in the corner, and a SaniDry dehumidifier, which keeps the humidity in the basement under control. The drainage system guides water to the sump pump, and from there the water is expelled from the home through the discharge line. Martin is happy with the outcome and has been able to enjoy a dry, healthier basement since the installation!
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Beth K. in La Crosse, WI had been dealing with a wet basement for years. She had water seeping into her home where the floor met the wall, and it was creating a damp, and musty space. She was concerned about the damage to her home and the health implications. She did some research online and called American Waterworks for a FREE estimate. We sent one of our Design Specialists to meet with Beth and inspect her home. She approved of our products and the proposal and moved forward with the project.
Our Foreman, Cole Brinkman, and his production crew began the project by removing the concrete around the perimeter of the basement and laying our WaterGuard drainage system. Next, they installed our SuperSump sump pump in the corner. Lastly, they filled back the gaps with rock, replaced the concrete, and cleaned up their work area. Water is now properly guided through the WaterGuard to the sump pump and is then discharged from the home. Beth is happy that her basement has since remained a dry and healthy space!
Tami A. of Postville, IA had water leaking through the walls of her basement so she called American Waterworks for a FREE Estimate. We sent out our Design Specialist, Mike Radosevich, to inspect the problem and come up with a solution. After an in-depth diagnosis, Tami trusted the process, so she scheduled an installation date.
Our Foreman, Kiko Pena, and his production crew installed our WaterGuard System by breaking out the concrete to form a trench. Next, our crew applied our CleanSpace Wall System to prevent any further mold or humidity. Our crew covered the open trench gaps with rock and replaced the concrete.
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Tammy E. in Houston, MN had water seeping into her basement through cracks in the floor. She also noticed a foul smell and some rust-colored stains. She contacted American Waterworks, and we sent our Design Specialist, Mike Radosevich, to her home to evaluate her situation. He discovered that Tammy had a buildup of iron ochre in her old sump pump. He explained that it is not a known health hazard but can quickly clog a French drain system. He presented her with our WaterGuard IOS Perimeter Drain Channel, which is ideal for managing this problem. Tammy was impressed with Mike’s presentation and our products and moved forward with an installation date.
Our Foreman, Austin Lucas, and his production crew were able to permanently waterproof Tammy’s basement by installing 209 feet of our WaterGuard IOS System. The wide-open design of the drain helps it resist clogs, while a removable lid allows for easy access and maintenance. Then, the crew installed our recommended TripleSafe sump pump. The WaterGuard properly drains water to the sump pump and from there, the water is pumped through the discharge line and expelled from the home. Tammy was impressed with the installation, and is happy knowing that her problem is solved and her basement is dry!
William and Joan M. of Trempealeau, WI had water leaking into their basement through their walls, causing them to worry about water moisture and damp mold growth. They had American Waterworks do work for them before, so it wasn't a tough decision for them regarding what contractor to go with. Our Sales Manager, Mike Radosevich, went to their home to inspect their basement and come up with a solution. William and Joan were both confident in Mike's proposal and got all of their questions answered, so they moved forward with the project.
Our Foreman, Raul Barroso, and his production team began the project by breaking out the concrete floor perimeter with a jackhammer, forming a trench. In the trench, our team installed our WaterGuard System, which collects water seepage from basement walls, prevents water clogs, and serves as an underground drainage system. Next, our team installed our CleanSpace Wall Vapor Barrier around the wall perimeter, which is made to prevent mold growth and serve as an extra wall protectant. To complete the project, Raul and his crew covered the open gaps with rock and applied new concrete. William and Joan had a remarkable experience from start to finish!
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Adam W. in Mabel, MN had a cracked basement wall that had gotten worse over the course of just a few months. His block foundation had a large horizontal crack and it was starting to bow. He was concerned about the pressure it was putting on the foundation of his home, so he gave American Waterworks a call for a FREE estimate.
We sent one of our Design Specialists, Michael Radosevich, to inspect Adam’s foundation problem and to design a solution. Michael answered Adam’s questions and addressed his concerns before designing a unique proposal that would best fit his needs. Adam was pleased with the proposal that Michael presented to him, so they scheduled a date for the installation.
Our production team installed 4 wall anchors through the cracked wall in his basement. The anchor rods are drilled deep into the soil out side of the home and wall plates are installed on either end of the rod to secure the anchor. Then, they tighten the anchor which begins the process of straightening the wall. Our wall anchors permanently stabilized Adam’s foundation wall, and our anchors are backed by a lifetime warranty, so Adam can rest easy knowing that he chose the right solution to repair his foundation.
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This crawlspace had standing water and a lingering odor throughout the basement. American Waterworks installed Cleanspace liners to keep the moisture out and reduce the relative humidity in the crawlspace.
Heather M. in Ionia, IA had a sump pump that was unable to keep up with the amount of water that needed to be discharged from her basement. Water had started pooling on her basement floor and she knew she needed to seek help from a professional waterproofing company before more damage occurred. She found American Waterworks’ website and was happy to see that we offer free estimate. We sent our Design Specialist, Mike Radosevich, to her home to evaluate her situation and find a solution for her. Mike discussed her needs, answered her questions, and developed a thorough plan to waterproof her basement. She was happy with the proposal Mike developed, so they set a date for the installation.
Our team installed our WaterGuard drainage system around the perimeter of her basement, which led to the new TripleSafe sump pump that we installed. The TripleSafe has three layers of protection, so Heather can rest easy knowing that her sump pump will not fail her this time. Once the water is guided to the sump pump, it is then pumped through the discharge line and expelled from the home. Our team also installed our CleanSpace vapor barrier which protects the walls from water seeping in and the potential growth of mold. The combination of these waterproofing solutions ensure that Heather’s basement will now be a clean, dry and livable space for many years to come!
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Richard R. in Floyd, IA had water leaking into his basement. He started searching for waterproofing contractors and he found the American Waterworks website. He was glad to see that we are waterproofing experts, so he contacted us for a FREE estimate. One of our Design Specialists, Mike Radosevich, went to his home to inspect his basement and design a solution. Mike developed a waterproofing plan that best fit Richard’s needs, so Richard scheduled the installation.
Our production team started the installation process by removing the concrete around the perimeter of the basement floor. They laid a partial perimeter of our WaterGuard drainage system around the basement floor. Then, they installed our SuperSump sump pump and filled the void around the sump pump and WaterGuard with rock. Lastly, they replaced the concrete over the WaterGuard and around the sump pump. The drainage system now properly drains water to the sump pump, and from there the water is pushed through the discharge line and expelled from the home. Richard can rest easy knowing that water will no longer be in his basement. He is glad he chose to invest in protecting his home for years to come.
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A homeowner in Rochester, MN had previously used our services to install their waterproofing system. They noticed their wall was bowing in their basement and they looked up American Waterworks right away.
Jennifer E. in Rochester, MN had water leaking into her basement. She was concerned about the damage that it was causing to her home and she was worried that their air quality was compromised, so she contacted American Waterworks to receive a free estimate. We sent one of our Design Specialists, Mike Radosevich, to her home to inspect her basement and design a solution. Mike worked closely with Jennifer to create the right waterproofing plan for her home. Jennifer liked the proposal that Mike presented to her, so she scheduled the installation.
Our Foreman, Hugo Sanchez, and his crew installed our WaterGuard drainage system around the perimeter of the basement. Then, they installed a SuperSump sump pump and our CleanSpace vapor barrier along the wall. The drainage system now properly guides water to the sump pump and from there, the sump pump pushes the water through the discharge line and expels it from the home. Our waterproofing system is backed by a lifetime warranty, so Jennifer has peace of mind that she chose the right solution to protect her basement for the long-term.
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Robert P. in Rockford, IA found that one of the foundation walls in his crawl space had started settling and bowing inward. He had read about our foundation repair services in the newspaper and decided to contact us to see if we would be a good fit. We sent our Design Specialist, Michael Radosevich, to his home to do a free estimate. Robert was pleased to find out that we could stabilize the wall by installing four wall anchors.
The project took only one day to complete, and Robert was able to see the change immediately after installation. He is glad he made the investment to protect the foundation of his home.
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Anna H. in Maiden Rock, WI noticed that the moisture in her crawl space and was interested in encapsulation. She did her research and chose to contact American Waterworks to receive a FREE estimate. We sent one of our Design Specialists, Mike Radosevich, to her home to inspect his crawl space and design a solution.
Mike recommended our crawl space vapor barrier, TerraBlock insulation, and also having SmartJacks installed in the crawl space to support the old, sagging beam. Our production crew installed 3 SmartJacks and 15ft of supplemental beams. Our crawl space structural support jacks, called SmartJacks, are made of galvanized steel for corrosion resistance and can support loads of more than 60,000lbs! Our SmartJacks are the ONLY crawl space support jacks that address problem soils, so the SmartJacks provide a permanent solution for rotting, sagging floor beams. Anna was pleased with the transformation and glad she made the investment to protect her home!
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A homeowner in Byron, MN contacted American Waterworks after noticing their cement pad in front their 3 stall garage needed to be lifted about 2.5 to 3 inches.
Our client in Mason City, IA discovered her basement would flood after it rained. After a free inspection by American Waterworks, we discovered that the water was entering through their Egress Window. We replaced their old window with a Everlast windows, which not only stopped the water from entering the basement but is more energy efficent then the old one.
A homeowner in Clear Lake, IA reached out to us after noticing water in her basement after heavy rains. We waterproofed the area and installed one of our sump pump systems to avoid any basement flooding in the future. Our sump pumps have a backup battery system, so if your power goes out during a storm, your basement will still stay dry!
Dennis O. in Hayward, MN had water seeping into his basement that was causing damage to his home and it was making the space unlivable. Dennis decided it was time to seek help from a professional waterproofing contractor, so he began to research local companies. He came across American Waterworks and was pleased to see that we offer FREE onsite inspections, so he set an appointment.
One of our Design Specialists, Mike Radosevich, went to his home to evaluate the situation and find a solution. Mike developed a thorough plan to waterproof his entire basement for a lifetime. Dennis felt that Mike’s plan was the best fit for his needs, so he moved forward with the installation.
Our production team removed the concrete perimeter of his basement to install our WaterGuard drainage system. Then, the TripleSafe sump pump was installed. Any water seeping into his basement will now properly drain to the sump pump, which will then be discharged from the home. Dennis also chose to have our CleanSpace vapor barrier installed, which prevents leaks and mold growth. The CleanSpace brightened his basement and made it a more welcoming space. Dennis is pleased that he chose the option that protects his basement for a lifetime. He can now enjoy a dry, livable basement!
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Randy G. in Ventura, IA had water leaking into his basement. He was concerned about the damage that it was causing to his home and was worried that the air quality was being compromised, so he contacted American Waterworks for a free estimate. We sent one of our Design Specialists to his home to evaluate the situation and propose a unique solution to fit his needs. Randy approved of the plan and moved forward with an installation date.
Our Foreman, Hugo, and his production crew got to work and installed 178 feet of our WaterGuard drainage system around the perimeter of the basement and our recommended TripleSafe sump pump in the corner. Our TripleSafe is backed by three layers of protection and is our most reliable sump pump. The WaterGuard properly drains water to the sump pump and from there, the water is pumped through the discharge line and expelled from the home. Randy is glad he made the investment to protect his basement for the long-term.
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Mr. Abrams' home in Northfield, MN tested high for radon at 20.0 pCi/L. The EPA recommends for homeowners to take corrective action if your radon level is at 4 pCi/L or higher. Our Design Specialist, Michael Radosevich developed a solution to mitigate Mr. Abrams' high level of radon. Foreman Dakota Merchlewitz installed our radon mitigation system and now Mr. Abrams' radon level reads 0.7 pCi/L. He now has peace of mind knowing that he is keeping his home and family safe.
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