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Hugo has been with American Waterworks since November of 2007. His day to day duties consist of making sure the crew is thorough with each job and that they complete the project in a timely manner. He takes pride in the professionalism of his co-workers and the quality of work they provide. He enjoys working for American Waterworks because the employees are great people to work with and he appreciates how our managers treat the team. He also likes that he is able to travel and meet new people every day.
In his spare time, he enjoys being with his family and playing soccer. We are thrilled to have Hugo on our team!
Michelle and Alexander H. of Monona, IA had cracked foundation walls in their garage, so they called American Waterworks to set up a FREE Estimate. Our Design Specialist, Brian Ramirez, went to their home to look at the issue and come up with a solution. After a thorough inspection, Michelle and Alexander were comfortable with Brian's offer, so they went ahead with the project.
Our Foreman, Hugo Sanchez, and his production crew began the installation by digging four holes outside of the garage wall, and installed our GeoLock Wall Anchor System. Our GeoLock Wall Anchors are made to help stabilize foundation walls and straighten them out overtime. Hugo and his crew replaced the outside soil and backhilled the holes. Michelle and Alexander were pleased with the completion, and were grateful we could help them at their time of need!
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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A client of American Waterworks in Decorah IA was experiencing water in her basement whenever it rained heavily. American Waterworks was able to design a system that will keep her basement dry and allow her peace of mind whenever heavy rains are in the forecast.
Tiffany S. in Winona, MN saw that water had started seeping into her basement through her walls and windows. The water that was pooling in her basement was creating a musty smell throughout the home and was starting to cause damage to her basement. While researching professional waterproofing contractors, she came across American Waterworks. She called us and set up a time for our Design Specialist, Rick Weber, to come onsite and give her a free estimate. Rick developed a thorough plan to fully waterproof her basement.
Foreman, Hugo Sanchez, and his crew installed a full perimeter of WaterGuard, a TripleSafe sump pump, 5 EverLast basement windows, our CleanSpace wall system, and a full perimeter of rim joist spray foam insulation. The combination of these waterproofing products created a dry, clean and livable space for Tiffany. Our waterproofing system is guaranteed for a lifetime, so Tiffany will always have peace of mind that her basement is completely protected from water.
Tiffany S. in Winona, MN was suffering from a wet basement. Her basement was humid, and the water had created a musty smell that spread through her entire house. She was concerned about the air quality, and the damage that the water was causing to her home, so she contacted us for a FREE estimate. We quickly sent our Design Specialist, Rick Weber, to her home so that he could inspect the situation and provide her with a solution. Rick developed a thorough waterproofing plan, specifically designed for her needs. She was pleased with the proposal, so she scheduled the installation.
Our Foreman, Hugo Sanchez, and his crew installed a full perimeter of our WaterGuard drainage system to drain the water to the TripleSafe sump pump. Then, they installed our CleanSpace vapor barrier to protect the walls from moisture and potential mold growth. Lastly, they sprayed the rim joists with our spray foam insulation to protect from water seeping in and to make it an energy efficient space. The installation only took a couple of days, but our waterproofing system is guaranteed for a lifetime, so Tiffany will benefit from her waterproofing system for many years to come.
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Dana and Carol S. of Lime Springs, IA were experiencing water leaking into their basement as well as cracking in their foundation walls. One of their contractors recommended American Waterworks to complete the job. They called our office line and scheduled a FREE Estimate with our sales manager, Eric Fox. Eric went to their home, inspected the problem, and came up with a solution. Dana and Carol were comfortable with Eric's proposal, so they went ahead with the project.
Our Foreman, Hugo Sanchez, and his production team began the project by breaking out the concrete perimeter of the basement floor with a jackhammer and formed a trench. In the trench, our team installed 142 feet of our WaterGuard System, which serves as an underground drain and collects water seepage from basement walls. Next, our team applied our CleanSpace Wall System around the wall perimeter, which prevents mold and humidity growth, and it acts as an extra wall protectant. It also gives basements a neat and clean appearance. Then, Hugo and his crew installed 21 of our PowerBraces on the CleanSpace. Our PowerBraces are made to stabilize failing basement walls and straighten them out over time. Lastly, our team applied spray foam around the ceiling perimeter to provide extra insulation and to keep heat inside the basement. To complete the project, our crew covered the open gaps with rock and replaced the concrete. Dana and Carol had a remarkable experience from appointment to installation, and their peace of mind has been restored!
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Stephen S. in Rochester, MN found that his deck had started settling and putting pressure on their home. He was worried about the damage that it was causing to the structure of his home, so he contacted American Waterworks for a FREE estimate.
We sent one of our Design Specialists to his home to inspect the situation and to find a solution for him. We recommended installing a helical pier under each deck post to support the weight of the deck and raise it back to its original position. Stephen agreed that that was the best solution to his foundation problem, so we scheduled an installation as soon as possible.
Our crew installed 3 helical piers to support the deck and relieve the stress that it was putting on their home. The project took a couple of days, but since our piers are backed with a lifetime warranty, Stephen will reap the benefits of this project for years to come. He is pleased with the work was done and he is glad that he made the investment to protect the foundation of their home.
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Laurie N. in Rochester, MN was aware of the cracked and bowing walls in her basement, and she was concerned about the pressure this was putting on the foundation along with the potential damage it could cause. She was ready to start looking for a foundation repair contractor and was glad to see that we specialize in foundation repair. She contacted us and set an appointment for a FREE onsite estimate.
We sent a Design Specialist to her home to evaluate the situation and find the right solution. In order to protect her foundation, our Design Specialist recommended that we install 12 Geo-Lock Wall Anchors around the foundation of her home. She knew how costly it could be to replace a foundation entirely, so she decided it was in her best interest to permanently stabilize the walls.
The installation took a few days, however, our foundation repair products are backed by a lifetime warranty, so Laurie will never again have to worry about the stability of her home.
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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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Bob J. in Lansing, MN was experiencing water leaking into his basement. He wasn't quite sure where the water was coming from so he decided to contact a professional to inspect his basement. He called American Waterworks and we sent a Design Specialist to his home to provide him with a solution and a free estimate. During the inspection, we discovered that his basement walls had started to crack and bow inward. This was one of the entry points for the water. We also found water seeping up through the floor in one of the corners of the basement. Bob was pleased with the thorough plan that our Design Specialist developed, so he chose to move forward with the installation.
Our production crew installed our WaterGuard drainage system around the basement floor, a SuperSump sump pump in the corner and 3 wall anchors to repair the damaged foundation wall. The process took two days to complete, but now Bob's peace of mind is restored. His basement is now a dry, healthier space, and he is confident that the walls of his home are stable. He is glad he found a solution to repair his home for the long-term.
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Jonathan P. in River Falls, WI had bowing walls in his basement. He was concerned about the pressure this was putting on his foundation, and he wanted to have his walls repaired before the problem got any worse.He started looking into foundation repair options and he came across the American Waterworks website. He contacted us for a FREE estimate, so we sent a Design Specialist to his home to inspect his foundation and provide him with a solution. We recommended installing PowerBraces along the shifting foundation to halt any further movement and start to move the foundation back into place. Jonathan felt that our plan was the most efficient, durable, and cost-effective option, so he chose to move forward with the installation.
Our production team started the installation by securing brackets into the floor as well as the rim joists. Then, they installed the PowerBraces into the brackets and tightened them as far as they could go. PowerBraces do not require outside excavation so it is less invasive than other foundation repair options. The installation took a day to complete, but now Jonathan’s foundation is permanently restored, and he no longer is concerned about the stability of his walls.
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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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Alton in Albert Lea, MN had large cracks throughout his basement walls. He was concerned about the pressure that was being placed on his foundation and wanted to secure his walls before the damage became any worse. He contacted American Waterworks and we sent one of our Design Specialists, Pete Wangen, to his home to inspect his situation and provide him with a FREE estimate. Pete determined that we would be able to permanently repair his foundation by installing PowerBraces, which is a much more cost-effective solution compared to replacing the foundation. Alton was pleased with Pete’s solution, so they scheduled the installation.
Our Foreman, Hugo Sanchez, and his crew installed 7 PowerBraces against the walls. PowerBraces are strong steel I-beams that have a special rust-resistant zinc coating to ensure that your system will look and perform like new for years to come. By installing the PowerBraces, we immediately halted the inward movement of the foundation walls. The PowerBraces should be tightened over time, which can gradually straighten the walls. Alton was pleased with the end result and he is glad he chose to permanently restore his foundation.
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Danielle B. in Geneva, MN contacted American Waterworks as a returning customer after being satisfied with some of her previous projects with us. She was interested in our SentrySeal and SilverGlo products to help with some of the insulation and moisture issues around her foundation.
Our Foreman, Hugo Sanchez, and his production crew started the installation by digging out the soil surrounding the home. Then, they were able to install our SentrySeal Waterproofing Membrane to the exterior foundation and our SilverGlo Insulation System to hold back moisture and ensure energy-efficient insulation. SilverGlo combines highly effective graphite-impregnated insulation with a built-in radiant heat barrier surface. This gives the foundation walls an unbroken plane of R-11 insulation. Danielle was impressed with the quick installation, and his happy she chose American Waterworks for her foundation wall repair needs!
Roger R. in Hastings, MN was experiencing cracks in the concrete slabs of his garage and two corners of his garage had started sinking. He also noticed a stair step like crack on the outside of his garage foundation wall. He realized it was time to get a professional to inspect the situation and go over what his options were. One of our Design Specialists, Mac Cole, went onsite to give Roger a free estimate. Mac discovered that his entire garage had started sinking and recommended that we install piers around the perimeter of his garage and wall anchors on the external side wall of the garage to secure the foundation. Roger knew how costly replacing the entire foundation could be, so he was glad to find a solution that would permanently repair the foundation.
Foreman, Hugo Sanchez, and his crew installed 15 piers underneath the foundation of the home and 4 wall anchors on the external wall to ensure that the foundation would be fully supported and permanently stabilized. Roger can rest easy knowing that he took necessary action to permanently stabilize and protect his foundation from failing.
John of Conger, MN had water leaking through his bowing foundation walls and needed repair done right away. After seeing American Waterworks on channel 3 KIMT TV News, he called our office to schedule a FREE Estimate. Our Design Specialist went to his home to inspect the problems and come up with a solution. John felt comfortable with the proposal so he went ahead with the project and scheduled an installation date.
Our Foreman, Hugo Sanchez, and his production team began the project by breaking out the concrete perimeter of the basement floor, forming a trench. In the trench, our team installed our WaterGuard, which is an underground drain that collects water seepage from basement walls. Next, our team installed our SuperSump Sump Pump which is designed to keep basements dry for long periods of time. Next, our crew applied our CleanSpace Wall System around the basement walls which is a plastic vapor barrier that prevents mold and humidity build-up and serves as an extra protectant. Lastly, Hugo and our team installed our GeoLock Wall Anchors to stabilize and straighten the walls back into their normal positions. To complete the project, our team filled the open gaps with rock and replaced the concrete. John's peace of mind was restored and he felt much more safe and comfortable living in his own home!
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Michael C. in Rosemount, MN realized that their deck had started sinking and it was putting stress on the home. He could see the brick landscaping buckling, which is a symptom of settling foundation. A friend recommended that he should get in touch with American Waterworks to help with his foundation repair needs. He gave us a call and we sent one of our Design Specialists, Jeremy Radtke, to his home to give a FREE estimate. Jeremy recommended that he should have our helical piers installed to level the deck and prevent any further damage to the home. Michael agreed that that was the best option, so we sent our production crew to do the installation.
Our crew installed 4 helical piers under the deck posts to support the weight of the deck and raise it back to its original position. The piers now relieve the stress that the settling deck was causing to the home. Our piers are backed by a lifetime warranty, so Michael can rest easy knowing he invested in a permanent solution that provides the necessary support for his deck.
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Bev H. of Morristown, MN had bowed foundation walls so she called American Waterworks for a FREE Estimate. Our Design Specialist, Jeremy Girgen, went to her home to inspect the problem and come up with a solution. Bev was comfortable with the proposal so she got an installation date scheduled.
Our Foreman, Hugo Sanchez, and his production team began the installation by digging two holes outside of the left side of the home. In each hole, our team installed a long, metal rod from the exterior soil to the interior foundation wall. On each end of the rod, our crew installed our GeoLock Wall Anchors, will tighten and straighten the foundation walls back into their normal position. To complete the installation, Hugo and his team replaced the exterior soil and backfilled each hole. Bev was thrilled with the outcome and couldn't believe the project only took one day!
Charlotte H. in Saint Paul, MN already had a sump pump, but it was no longer working properly, and she was concerned about the damage the water seeping into her basement was causing. She contacted American Waterworks, and we sent our Design Specialist, Ryan Powell, to her home to evaluate the situation.
Our Foreman, Hugo Sanchez, installed our recommended TripleSafe sump pump and our SaniDry dehumidifier. The TripleSafe is equipped with three levels of protection; a main pump, backup pump, and a backup battery to ensure the basement stays dry all the time. Charlotte now has peace of mind knowing her basement is protected.
Karen E. of Pemberton, MN had water leaking through the windows of her basement and needed them replaced with more protection. After doing some research on the American Waterworks website, she called and got her FREE Estimate scheduled. Our Design Specialist, Jeremy Girgen, went to her home to inspect the windows and come up with a solution. Karen was confident with the proposal, so she scheduled the installation.
Our Foreman, Hugo Sanchez, and his production crew broke out the concrete around the existing windows and installed our EverLast Basement Windows, which provide much more protection and energy efficiency. Hugo and his crew applied new concrete around the windows to complete the project. Karen was very happy, and the project was done within a day!
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Robert C. of Brooklyn Park, MN had cracked foundation walls, so he called American Waterworks for a FREE Estimate. Our Design Specialist, Jeremy Radtke, went out to his home to inspect the problem and come up with a solution. Robert felt confident in Jeremy's proposal, so he scheduled an installation date.
Our Foreman, Hugo Sanchez, and his production team began the installation by digging holes outside of the home to install our GeoLock Wall Anchors from the outside soil to the interior foundation wall. Our crew tightened them on each side, permanently stabilizing and straightening the wall. To complete the work, our crew filled the holes with soil and replaced the dirt, leaving the home better than the way they found it. Robert's peace of mind was restored, thanks to Hugo and his crew!
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Roger B. in Spring Park, MN noticed that the roof of his crawl space was sagging, and he had a crack on the exterior wall of his home where the crawl space is. He also noticed that he had a lot of moisture in his crawl space and he thought he might be losing energy through that space because he was dealing with high energy costs. He found American Waterworks and was pleased to see that we offer both waterproofing and foundation repair.
We sent one of our Design Specialists, Shane Nephew, to his home to find a solution and give him a FREE estimate. Roger was pleased with the proposal that Shane developed so he scheduled a date for the installation.
Our production crew removed the debris and installed our crawl space waterproofing system which consisted of, drainage matting along the floor, SilverGlo, CleanSpace and a Sedona dehumidifier. Then we installed 5 SmartJacks in the crawl space to support the beams of the flooring. To stabilize the home, we installed 10 push piers under the foundation.The entire process took a couple of days, but Roger and his family will benefit from this permanent solution for a lifetime. Our waterproofing and foundation repair systems are backed by a lifetime warranty, so Roger can rest easy knowing his home is protected.
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Bruce A. in Le Sueur, MN noticed that the apartment he was living in was starting to sink. After further investigation, he realized the foundation was settling, so he asked his property manager what the best course of action would be. They got in touch with American Waterworks to learn more about foundation repair and receive a FREE estimate. We sent one of our Design Specialist's to inspect the apartment complex and he determined that installing piers was the best option to repair the foundation.
Our crew removed the concrete in the garage and under specific areas in the home and dug out the soil. They placed piers under the foundation and drilled them deep into the soil until they hit competent, supporting soil. The installation took a couple of days, but now the property management company will never have to worry about that foundation failing.
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Sander L. in Lake Crystal, MN had a tilting foundation wall that he was concerned about. He wanted to have a professional look at it before the wall failed altogether. He contacted American Waterworks and we sent one of our Design Specialists, Shane Nephew, to his home to provide Sander with a solution. He was pleased to learn that we could permanently restore his wall by installing 3 wall anchors.
Our production crew drilled 3 small holes through the foundation wall and into the dirt behind it. Next, they placed anchors on each end of the metal rods and tightened them as far as they could go. Sander was happy that he could see immediate improvement in the stability of the wall. He is glad he chose to invest in the protection of his home.
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Jerry R. in Luverne, MN noticed the cracks in his foundation were only getting larger over time. He was concerned about the structural integrity of his home, so he started doing some research online. He was happy to learn that American Waterworks has been restoring foundations for 30 years! We sent one of our Design Specialists, Jeremy Radtke, to meet with Jerry and propose the best, cost-effective solution for his home.
Our Foreman, Hugo Sanchez, and his production crew were successfully able to stabilize Jerry’s foundation with the installation of 12 of our Geo-Lock Wall Anchors. The wall anchor system permanently stabilizes the foundation by anchoring the walls to the hard-packed soil beyond the foundation. The anchors can be tightened over time to further straighten the walls and pull them back to their original position. Jerry was impressed with the quick installation, and we are happy we could restore his peace of mind!
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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