Meet the Team

Pete Wangen

American Waterworks

Title: System Design Specialist

Hometown: Austin, MN

Pete Wangen from American Waterworks

I have worked with Basement Systems for over 10 years and am also a Basement Systems customer.  

American Waterworks saw what an asset I would be to the company with my experience and eagerness to help people, and brought me on board.  I am a trusted and valued member of the team and upholds the standards of the company.  I have been thoroughly trained and have earned the highly-esteemed titles of "Certified Waterproofing Professional" and Certified Foundation Professional".

American Waterworks Basement Systems is the exclusive regional dealer for the Basement Systems International Waterproofing Contractor Network - a group of over 360 of the best moisture control contractors in the world.  American Waterworks is also a member of the Foundation Supportworks Network of Dealers.  By being a member of these elite groups, American Waterworks is able to provide their customers with top of the line patented products, training, and support.

I enjoy meeting with homeowners and helping them solve their basement water problems, enabling them to get more out of their homes.  When I am not assisting homeowners, I enjoy playing the drums as a professional musician.

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Demetri T.
    Onalaska, WI

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    By Demetri T.
    Onalaska, WI

  • By Chad M.
    Monona, IA

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    By Chad M.
    Monona, IA

  • By Mary K.
    Lansing, IA

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    By Mary K.
    Lansing, IA

  • By Iva Jean K.
    Fayette, IA

    "The workers worked hard and fast."

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    By Iva Jean K.
    Fayette, IA

    The workers worked hard and fast.

  • By Iva Jean K.
    Fayette, IA

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    By Iva Jean K.
    Fayette, IA

  • By Ronald H.
    Ossian, IA

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    By Ronald H.
    Ossian, IA

  • By Duane And Linda M.
    West Union, IA

    "This system surely looks like it is the answer to our very serious water problem! "

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    By Duane And Linda M.
    West Union, IA

    This system surely looks like it is the answer to our very serious water problem! 

  • By Locust S.
    Decorah, IA

    "A very neat installation"

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    By Locust S.
    Decorah, IA

    A very neat installation

  • By Tom W.
    Decorah, IA

    "The crew was very informative, responsive, and competent. It was an impressive result."

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    By Tom W.
    Decorah, IA

    The crew was very informative, responsive, and competent. It was an impressive result.

  • By Theola H.
    Decorah, IA

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    By Theola H.
    Decorah, IA

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "SO impressed!!" Read Full Testimonial

    Heidi D. of Lanesboro, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              We are SO impressed with our basement in Lanesboro!!!!!! It went from a gross swamp to livable space. We never thought it would be this improved. Even halfway would have been worth the money, but now we have doubled our usable space! Thank you so much for saving the basement in our Victorian! The extensive renovation upstairs is definitely worth it now!
    Heidi D.
    Lanesboro, MN
Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Wet Basement Wall Restoration in Onalaska, WI
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    Wet Basement Wall Restoration in Onalaska, WI
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    Wet Basement Wall Restoration in Onalaska, WI

    A homeowner in Onalaska, WI was struggling with some flooding in a basement bedroom after it rained. The sheetrock had begun to rot and show signs of mold. 

    Pete recommended preventing any further water damage by installing our Waterguard basement waterproofing drainage system combined with a Triplesafe battery backup sump pump and SaniDry Sendona dehumidification system

     

  • Waterproofing and Wall Restoration in Stoddard, WI
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    Waterproofing and Wall Restoration in Stoddard, WI
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    Waterproofing and Wall Restoration in Stoddard, WI

    Leo S. in Stoddard, WI had water leaking through his wood foundation into his finished basement. Unfortunately, the water had caused damaged to his drywall and flooring. He contacted American Waterworks after seeing one of our commercials on TV, and we sent one of our Design Specialists, Pete Wangen, to his home to provide him with a free estimate and unique waterproofing plan. He liked the thorough plan that Pete developed, so he scheduled the installation.  

    Our Foreman, Cory Sather, and his production crew removed the damaged portion of the drywall and then removed the concrete around the perimeter of the basement floor to create a trench for our WaterGuard drainage system. They laid the WaterGuard around the perimeter of the basement, so the water will be properly guided to the sump pump. Next, they filled back the gaps around the WaterGuard with rock and replaced the concrete. Then, they installed the EverLast half-wall restoration system. This wall system includes metal studs and an inorganic, mold-resistant wall product that replaces the bottom 32" of the drywall. This is a permanent solution for water-damaged dry wall! Leo’s peace of mind has been restored and he is enjoying a dry, healthier basement!

  • Basement Waterproofing in La Crescent, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in La Crescent, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in La Crescent, MN

    Kelly S. in La Crescent, MN contacted American Waterworks after being referred by another contractor. The home had an old sump pump that was unable to keep up with heavy rains and snow melt. She had water leaking into her basement, and she wanted a permanent solution. She met with Pete Wangen, one of our Design Specialists, who worked with Kelly to create a custom plan for her home. 

    Our Foreman, Matt Zeller, and his production crew began the project by removing the concrete around the perimeter of the basement and through the  middle of the floor, then laying our WaterGuard drainage system. Next, they hung our CleanSpace vapor barrier along the walls to further protect the space from moisture and mold. Then, they filled back the gaps in the floor with rock before replacing the concrete and cleaning up their work area. Kelly was pleased with the results and glad she made the investment to protect her home. 

    Interested in learning more about our waterproofing system? Click here

  • Basement Waterproofing in West Union, IA
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    Basement Waterproofing in West Union, IA
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    Basement Waterproofing in West Union, IA

    Duane M. in West Union, IA was suffering from a wet basement. Water was seeping into his home through the basement walls and had started to cause damage to his property. After being referred by a friend, he contacted American Waterworks for a FREE estimate. One of our Desgin Specialists, Pete Wangen, met with Duane, inspected his basement, and designed the best solution for his needs. He was pleased with the proposal and scheduled to have our waterproofing system installed. 

    Our Foreman, Kiko Pena, and his production crew started the installation by removing the concrete around the perimeter of the basement. Then, they laid the WaterGuard drainage system and installed our recommended TripleSafe sump pump. They also installed our CleanSpace vapor barrier along the walls. The combination of these waterproofing products has made Duan’s basement a dry, brighter and healthier space. Duane is happy he chose to protect his basement! 

    Do you have water leaking into your basement? Click here to learn more!

  • Cracked Foundation Restored in Decorah, IA
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    Cracked Foundation Restored in Decorah, IA
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    Cracked Foundation Restored in Decorah, IA

    Lloyd H. in Decorah, IA had cracked foundation walls in his basement. He was concerned about the pressure this was putting on his home and he wanted to take care of it before the problem got any worse. He contacted American Waterworks and we sent one of our Design Specialists, Pete Wangen, to his home to design the right solution. Lloyd was pleased with our proposal, so he scheduled for us to repair his foundation.

    Our Foreman, Jose Castillo, and his crew installed wall anchors along the cracked and bowing walls which immediately prevented the walls from further deterioration. As they tightened the anchors, the walls began to straighten. Lloyd is glad he chose to protect his home by installing wall anchors. He no longer has to worry about his foundation failing. 

    Do you have cracked or bowing walls? Click here to receive a FREE estimate!

  • Wet Basement and Failed Sump Pump Repaired in Decorah, IA
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    Wet Basement and Failed Sump Pump Repaired in Decorah, IA
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    Wet Basement and Failed Sump Pump Repaired in Decorah, IA

    Sarah F. in Decorah, IA was experiencing dampness in her finished basement, and her old sump pump was failing. She was concerned about the damage that it was causing to her home and was worried that the air quality was being compromised, so she contacted American Waterworks for a FREE estimate. We sent one of our Design Specialists to her home to evaluate the situation and propose a unique solution to fit her needs. Sarah approved of the plan and moved forward with an installation date. 

    Our production crew got to work and installed our recommended TripleSafe sump pump. Our TripleSafe is backed by three layers of protection and is our most reliable sump pump. Then, the crew installed our SaniDry XP Dehumidifier to control the humidity. Sarah is glad she made the investment to protect her basement for the long-term. 

    Do you have a wet basement? Click here to receive a free estimate!

  • Damp, Musty Basement Transformed in Calmar, IA
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    Damp, Musty Basement Transformed in Calmar, IA
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    Damp, Musty Basement Transformed in Calmar, IA

    Noland H. in Calmar, IA had an unfinished basement with a dirt floor. He had water seeping up through the soil and through the limestone foundation. It was his goal to remodel the home, but he knew he needed to waterproof his basement before doing so. A few of his neighbors recommended that he contact American Waterworks, so he called us for a FREE estimate. One of our Design Specialist, Pete Wangen, went to his home to inspect his basement and design a solution. Noland liked our waterproofing products and enjoyed working with Pete, so he decided to move forward with the installation.

    Our production team installed a full perimeter of our WaterGuard drainage system, a TripleSafe sump pump, and our CleanSpace vapor barrier along the basement walls. The combination of these waterproofing products has made Noland’s basement a dry, brighter and healthier space. Noland is happy he chose to protect his basement before starting the remodel.

    Do you have water leaking into your basement? Click here to learn more!

  • TripleSafe Sump Pump Installed in Lawler, IA
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    TripleSafe Sump Pump Installed in Lawler, IA
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    TripleSafe Sump Pump Installed in Lawler, IA

    Dale C. in Lawler, IA contacted American Waterworks because he was interested in learning more about our TripleSafe sump pump system. He already had a sump pump in his basement, but it was not able to keep up with water from heavy rains and snow melt. We sent one of our Design Specialists to his home to evaluate Dale’s situation and propose a solution to fit his needs.

    Our production crew successfully installed our TripleSafe sump pump and battery backup system. Our TripleSafe is our most reliable sump pump system, providing three levels of protection, and the battery backup provides additional peace of mind. In case of a power outage, the backup with pump 11,500 gallons or more of water on a fully charged battery. Dale is glad he made the investment to protect his basement! 

  • Wet Basement and Foundation Repair in New Hampton, IA
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    Wet Basement and Foundation Repair in New Hampton, IA
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    Wet Basement and Foundation Repair in New Hampton, IA

    Mr. Geerts was experiencing cracked foundation walls as well as water seeping into his basement. Our Design Specialist Pete Wangen developed a plan to solve both problems. Foreman Matt Zeller and his crew installed our Wall Anchor System to fix the cracked foundation and our Waterproofing System to transform Mr. Geerts basement into a dry, functional space.

  • Wet Basement Transformed in Fountain, MN
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    Wet Basement Transformed in Fountain, MN
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    Wet Basement Transformed in Fountain, MN

    Scott R. in Fountain, MN had water leaking into his basement through the crack where the wall meets the floor. He decided to start looking for a waterproofing contractor and that’s when he found the American Waterworks website. He was impressed that we have been waterproofing experts for almost 30 years, so he decided to contact us for a FREE estimate. One of our Design Specialists, Pete Wangen, went to his home to inspect his basement and he developed a thorough waterproofing plan. Scott was happy with the proposal, so they scheduled the installation. 

    Our production team removed the concrete around the perimeter of his basement floor and laid our WaterGuard drainage system. Then, we installed a TripleSafe sump pump in the corner of the basement. The WaterGuard guides water to the sump pump and then the water is pumped out of the home through the discharge line. Lastly, they replaced the concrete and installed our CleanSpace vapor barrier system which protects the basement from moisture and potential mold growth. Scott was very pleased with the result and it happy that he can now enjoy a dry, healthier basement!

    Interested in learning more about our waterproofing system? Click here!

  • Sump Pump Replaced in Rochester, MN
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    Sump Pump Replaced in Rochester, MN
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    Sump Pump Replaced in Rochester, MN

    Connie S. in Rochester, MN already had a sump pump in her home, but it was unable to keep up with average rainfall. Water was seeping into her basement and causing her headaches! She had heard about American Waterworks in the past and decided to give us a call. Our Design Specialist was happy to inspect Connie’s home and provide her with our sump pump options. Our production team easily replaced the old sump pump with our SuperSump and battery backup. Connie has had a dry basement ever since, and she is glad she gave us a call! 

  • Sunken Concrete in Osage, IA
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    Sunken Concrete in Osage, IA
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    Sunken Concrete in Osage, IA

    A homeowner in Osage, IA was dealing with the frustration of sunken concrete. Our PolyLEVEL expert, Jared Wroblewski, used a PolyLEVEL injection to raise the concrete and make it level. PolyLEVEL is a more efficient, effective and affordable way to raise settled concrete. 

    Experiencing a similar issue? Click here  for a free estimate!

  • WaterGuard and TripleSafe Keep Basement Dry in Rockford, IA
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    WaterGuard and TripleSafe Keep Basement Dry in Rockford, IA
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    WaterGuard and TripleSafe Keep Basement Dry in Rockford, IA

    Rita H. in Rockford, IA was tired of dealing with a wet basement after every heavy rain and snow melt. It was starting to cause damage to her home, and she knew she needed to find a permanent solution. She contacted American Waterworks, and we sent one of our Design Specialists, Pete Wangen, to meet with her and propose a unique solution for her home. 

    Our Foreman, Austin Lucas, and his production crew installed 112 feet of our WaterGuard drainage system around the perimeter of the basement, and our recommended TripleSafe sump pump in the corner. Water is now properly guided through the WaterGuard to the sump pump, and from there, it is expelled from the home. Rita was happy with the results, and glad she chose to invest in the long-term protection of her home. 

  • Cracked Foundation in Saint Ansgar, IA Basement
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    Cracked Foundation in Saint Ansgar, IA Basement
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    Cracked Foundation in Saint Ansgar, IA Basement

    Bill L. in Saint Ansgar, WI had a bowing wall in his basement, so he started looking into repair options. While researching foundation repair, he came across American Waterworks’ website. He contacted us to receive a free estimate, so we sent one of our Design Specialists, Pete Wangen, to his home to inspect his foundation and provide him with a solution. Pete recommended that we install wall anchors to permanently stabilize Bill’s foundation wall. Bill agreed and was pleased with the proposal that Pete developed, so he scheduled the installation.

    Our production team drilled small holes in the wall and inserted long metal rods. The metal rods extend through the wall and into the soil outside of the home. Then, the rod is secured with metal plates on each end. They tighten the anchors and the wall starts to straighten and stabilize. The anchors can be tightened over time so that the foundation wall gradually becomes straighter and straighter. Our wall anchors are guaranteed for a lifetime, so Bill is glad he chose the right solution to secure his home for the long-term.

    Do you have a cracked or bowing wall? Click here to receive a FREE estimate!

  • TripleSafe and Basement Waterproofing in Red Wing, MN
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    TripleSafe and Basement Waterproofing in Red Wing, MN
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    TripleSafe and Basement Waterproofing in Red Wing, MN

    Phillip W. in Red Wing, MN contacted American Waterworks after being referred by another contractor. He had water leaking into his basement through his foundation, and he was concerned about the health implications and damage it could cause. We sent one of our Design Specialists, Jeremy Radtke, to meet with him and propose a permanent solution for his home. Phillip was impressed with the products and design and moved forward with the project. 

    Our Foreman, Cory Sather, and his production crew began the project by removing the concrete around the perimeter of the basement to make a trench for our WaterGuard drainage system. Then, they installed our recommended TripleSafe sump pump in the corner. They finished the project by filling back the gaps with rock, replacing the concrete, and cleaning up their work area. Phillip was pleased with the results and hasn’t had a drop of water in his basement since the installation! 

  • Exterior Foundation Deterioration in Austin, MN
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    Exterior Foundation Deterioration in Austin, MN
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    Exterior Foundation Deterioration in Austin, MN

    This Austin, MN homeowner contacted American Waterworks after noticing the north-side of his exterior foundation was crumbling and failing. American Waterworks was able to prevent any further deterioration and restore the foundation with a process called Wall Restoration.  Now the wall is strong, smooth and attractive.

  • Wet Basement Restored in Austin, MN
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    Wet Basement Restored in Austin, MN
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    Wet Basement Restored in Austin, MN

    Jordan P in Austin, MN was suffering from water leaking into his basement during heavy rains. He wanted to have his basement repaired as soon as possible, so he started looking for a waterproofing contractor. He found the American Waterworks website and was happy to see that we offer FREE estimates. We sent one of our Design Specialists, Pete Wangen, to his home to inspect his basement and provide him with a solution. Pete designed a thorough plan that was specific to Jordan’s waterproofing needs, and Jordan decided to move forward with the installation of our waterproofing system.

    Our production crew installed a full perimeter of our WaterGuard drainage system into the concrete floor and connected it to a TripleSafe sump pump, which is our most reliable sump pump. The TripleSafe is backed by three layers of protection which includes a battery backup that can pump out 11,500 gallons of water on a full charge. The water leaking into Jordan’s basement is now properly guided through the WaterGuard drainage system into the sump pump. From there, the water gets pushed through the discharge line to the outside of the home. Jordan is glad he chose a system that will protect his basement for the long-term.

    Interested in learning more about our waterproofing system? Click here!

  • Cracked and Bowing Foundation Repaired in Austin, MN
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    Cracked and Bowing Foundation Repaired in Austin, MN
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    Cracked and Bowing Foundation Repaired in Austin, MN

    Angel F. in Austin, MN had some cracks in her basement walls that were getting larger over time and putting pressure on the foundation. She was concerned about the bowing walls and the potential damage it could cause. She knew how costly it could be to replace her foundation entirely, so she started researching foundation repair contractors and was glad to see that we are experts. She contacted American Waterworks for a free estimate, and we sent one of our Design Specialists to evaluate her situation. She was impressed with the proposed solution and moved forward with an installation date. 

    In order to fully stabilize the damaged foundation wall, our production crew installed 4 Geo-Lock Wall Anchors along the basement wall. The anchor rods were drilled deep into the soil outside of the home and wall plates installed on each end of the rod to secure the anchor. Then, they tightened the anchor to start the process of straightening the wall. Angel is happy she chose to permanently stabilize her home! 

    Do you have cracked or bowing walls? Click here for your FREE estimate!

  • Waterproofing in Rockwell, IA
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    Waterproofing in Rockwell, IA
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    Waterproofing in Rockwell, IA

    Les K. in Rockwell, IA was concerned about the amount of water seeping into his basement after heavy rains and snow melt. It started causing serious damage to his home and making it a musty, unhealthy space. He contacted American Waterworks for a FREE estimate, and our Design Specialist, Pete Wangen, proposed a permanent solution. Les approved of the plan and moved forward with the installation date. 

    Our Foreman, Dylon VanCanneyt, and his crew started the project with installing 42 feet of our WaterGuard drainage system and our SuperSump sump pump. Our waterproofing system is backed by a lifetime warranty, so Les has peace of mind that he chose the right solution to protect his basement. 

    Do you have a wet basement? Click here to receive a free estimate!

  • Wet Basement Restored in Mason City, IA
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    Wet Basement Restored in Mason City, IA
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    Wet Basement Restored in Mason City, IA

    Billy K. in Mason City, IA contacted American Waterworks because he had water leaking through his foundation walls, and he was interested in installing a sump pump and a water drainage system. We sent one of our Design Specialists, Pete Wangen, to meet with him, evaluate the situation, and propose a custom solution for his home. 

    Our Foreman, Dylon VanCanneyt, and his crew got to work and removed the concrete around the perimeter of the basement and through the middle of the floor for the feed line. Next, they laid our WaterGuard drainage system and our recommended TripleSafe sump pump in the corner. Then, they installed our CleanSpace wall vapor barrier along the walls to protect the space from moisture and mold. Billy was impressed with the project, and glad he can now enjoy a dry, clean basement! 

     

  • Waterproofing in Mason City, IA
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    Waterproofing in Mason City, IA
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    Waterproofing in Mason City, IA

    Wilma S. in Mason City, IA contacted American Waterworks after being referred by a previous satisfied customer. Wilma had water seeping into her basement where the floor met the wall. It was starting to cause damage to her property, and she wanted a permanent solution. She met with one of our Design Specialists, Pete Wangen, who evaluated the situation and developed a unique plan to keep Wilma’s basement dry. She approved of the presentation and moved forward with the project. 

    Our Foreman, Kiko Pena, and his production crew began the project by removing the concrete around the perimeter of the basement and laying 104 feet of our WaterGuard drainage system. Our WaterGuard system is made with an anti-clog design, collects leaking water from walls, and includes a written lifetime warranty. Next, the crew installed our recommended TripleSafe sump pump. Wilma is happy with the finished project, and glad she chose a permanent solution. 

  • Wet Crawl Space in Dodge Center, MN
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    Wet Crawl Space in Dodge Center, MN
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    Wet Crawl Space in Dodge Center, MN

    Pat N. in Dodge Center, MN has a large crawl space under her home. She noticed that the pipes had started freezing in the winter and that pests were getting in through that space. She saw that American Waterworks can waterproof and encapsulate crawl spaces on one of our commercials, so she decided to contact us and see how we could help her.

    We sent one of our Design Specialists, Pete Wangen, to her home to look at her crawl space and give her a FREE estimate. Pete was able to develop a solid plan to waterproof and encapsulate her crawl space, so she would not have to deal with these frustrations again. She was pleased with Pete's proposal, so an installation date was set. 

    Our production team installed a SmartDrain crawl space sump pump, SilverGlo, our TerraBlock vapor barrier, CleanSpace and an EverLast crawl space door. The combination of these crawl space repair products created a clean, dry and energy efficient space for Pat. She no longer has the frustration of dealing with critters getting into her home or freezing pipes in the winter. She also is enjoying savings on her energy bill. Pat is glad she made the investment to protect her home by repairing her crawl space. 

    Does your crawl space need attention? Click here for a FREE estimate!

  • Wet Basement Restored in Wanamingo, MN
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    Wet Basement Restored in Wanamingo, MN
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    Wet Basement Restored in Wanamingo, MN

    Steve P. in Wanamingo, MN 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 compromised, so he contacted American Waterworks for a free estimate. We sent one of our Design Specialists, Pete Wangen, to his home to evaluate the situation and propose a unique solution to fit his needs and goals. Steve approved of the plan and moved forward with an installation date. 

    The production crew got to work and installed WaterGuard around the perimeter of the room and a 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. Steve is glad he made the investment to protect his basement for the long-term. 

    Do you have a wet basement? Click here to receive a FREE estimate!

  • Damaged Foundation and Wet Basement Restored in Claremont, MN
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    Damaged Foundation and Wet Basement Restored in Claremont, MN
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    Damaged Foundation and Wet Basement Restored in Claremont, MN

    Desiree S. was suffering from a wet basement and a damaged foundation wall. The wall had multiple cracks, was bowing inward, and water was seeping through. She did her research and was glad to learn that American Waterworks has been the leading foundation repair contractor in the region for 30 years! She contacted us to receive a FREE estimate, so we sent a Design Specialist to her home to evaluate the situation and propose a permanent solution to fit her needs. 

    We were able to restore Desiree’s basement by installing Geo-lock wall anchors along the damaged foundation, which immediately halted the deterioration and began to straighten the wall. Then our production crew installed a full perimeter of our WaterGuard drainage system and our recommended TripleSafe sump pump. These waterproofing products work together to keep her basement a dry and healthy space. Desiree is happy she made the investment to protect her home. 

  • Failing Sump Pump Replaced with SuperSump in Clear Lake, IA
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    Failing Sump Pump Replaced with SuperSump in Clear Lake, IA
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    Failing Sump Pump Replaced with SuperSump in Clear Lake, IA

    Mark S. in Clear Lake, IA had an old, failing sump pump that was unable to keep up with the water seeping into his home. He was concerned about the air quality of his home, and he knew that he needed to address the problem. As a previous satisfied customer, Mark knew that American Waterworks was more than capable of the job. 

    Our production crew installed our SuperSump sump pump and our SaniDry dehumidifier. The SuperSump includes a powerful Zoeller ⅓ horsepower cast-iron sump pump, capable of pumping 2,220 gallons of water per hour out of the basement. The SaniDry has a powerful blowing motor that circulates dry air throughout the space, aggressively drying out the basement and controlling humidity. Mark was happy with the process, and glad his basement is now a dry and healthy space. 

  • Cracked Walls Stabilized in Albert Lea, MN
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    Cracked Walls Stabilized in Albert Lea, MN
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    Cracked Walls Stabilized in Albert Lea, MN

    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.

    Do you have cracked or bowing walls? Contact us here to receive a FREE estimate!

  • Sunken Driveway Causing Safety Hazard in Clarks Grove, MN
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    Sunken Driveway Causing Safety Hazard in Clarks Grove, MN
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    Sunken Driveway Causing Safety Hazard in Clarks Grove, MN

    Suzanne P. in Clarks Grove, MN was struggling with her sunken driveway. It had become a challenge for her to get in and out of the garage with her wheelchair because of the large bump. She stopped by the American Waterworks booth at a local home show and was pleased to learn about our concrete repair solutions. Our Design Specialist, Pete Wangen, went to her home to inspect her concrete, develop the right solution for her situation and provide her with a FREE estimate. She enjoyed working with Pete and was eager to have her concrete raised so, she scheduled to have our crew come out as soon as possible.

    Our concrete repair experts drilled small holes into the concrete slabs where the driveway needed to be raised. Then, they injected a polymer foam called PolyLevel, until it was raised to be even with the garage floor. Lastly, they filled the holes with concrete and sealed the cracks in the driveway with our NexusPro sealant. The sealant helps to protect the concrete and also gives it a nice, finished look. The process only took a couple of hours, and Suzanne was amazed with the finished product! She was impressed with how polite our crew was and how quickly they completed the project. She is very happy she chose American Waterworks to repair her concrete!

    Want to learn more about concrete repair? Click here!

  • Waterproofing at Jaguar Communications in Owatonna, MN
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    Waterproofing at Jaguar Communications in Owatonna, MN
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    Waterproofing at Jaguar Communications in Owatonna, MN

    John J. noticed the basement of the Jaguar Communications Building in Owatonna, MN was leaking water. He was using this space as an office area and knew that he needed a permanent solution. He contacted American Waterworks for a FREE estimate and met with Pete Wangen, one of our Design Specialists. Pete designed a thorough plan that was specific to John’s waterproofing needs, and John decided to move forward with the installation of our waterproofing system.

    Our Foreman, Jose Castillo, and his production crew removed the concrete around the perimeter of the room and laid our WaterGuard drainage system. This system guides water properly to the SuperSump sump pump, which then discharges the water to the outside of the building. Then, the crew installed our CleanSpace wall vapor barrier to protect the walls from any water seepage and prevent mold growth. John was pleased with the results and glad he made the investment to protect his building. 

    Do you have water seeping into your basement? We can help! Click here to get a FREE estimate.

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