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  • By Demetri T.
    Onalaska, WI

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    By Demetri T.
    Onalaska, WI

  • 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 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 Tom H.
    Fort Atkinson, IA

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    By Tom H.
    Fort Atkinson, IA

  • By Pamela S.
    Calmar, IA

    "I thought the crew did an excellent job. They were all nice and worked very hard/efficiently! I was very impressed."

    Customer Review

    By Pamela S.
    Calmar, IA

    I thought the crew did an excellent job. They were all nice and worked very hard/efficiently! I was very impressed.

  • By Kathryn S.
    Winona, MN

    "The brochure sent before hand helped.  He did a good job of pointing out areas that would be fixed and explaining what would..."

    Customer Review

    By Kathryn S.
    Winona, MN

    The brochure sent before hand helped.  He did a good job of pointing out areas that would be fixed and explaining what would be involved.

Pete Wangen from 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.

Case Studies I've worked on:

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Wet Basement Wall Restoration in Onalaska, WI
    Before
    Wet Basement Wall Restoration in Onalaska, WI
    After

    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

     

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

    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
    Before
    Wet Basement and Failed Sump Pump Repaired in Decorah, IA
    After

    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
    Before
    Damp, Musty Basement Transformed in Calmar, IA
    After

    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!

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

    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
    Before
    Wet Basement Transformed in Fountain, MN
    After

    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!

  • Sunken Concrete in Osage, IA
    Before
    Sunken Concrete in Osage, IA
    After

    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!

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

    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!

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

    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
    Before
    Wet Basement Restored in Austin, MN
    After

    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
    Before
    Cracked and Bowing Foundation Repaired in Austin, MN
    After

    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!

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

    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
    Before
    Wet Basement Restored in Wanamingo, MN
    After

    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!

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

    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
    Before
    Sunken Driveway Causing Safety Hazard in Clarks Grove, MN
    After

    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!

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