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I started with Basement Systems in February 2014 and am a certified home inspector.
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 hunting, fishing, kayaking and working on anything with an engine.
Kevin L. in Galesville, WI had dealt with a wet basement for the last 40 years, and he was finally tired of it. He did his research and learned that American Waterworks has been the leading waterproofing contractor in the region for the last 30 years. He met with one of our Design Specialists, Eric Hazelton, who evaluated the situation and designed a unique solution.
Our Foreman, Cole Brinkman, and his production crew were able to successfully waterproof Kevin’s basement by installing 160 feet of our WaterGuard drainage system and our recommended TripleSafe sump pump. The WaterGuard French drain is designed to be installed below the floor slab, resting on top of the foundation footing. This keeps this drainage system out of the "mud zone", where drains can clog. Kevin is happy he found a permanent solution to protect his home.
Terri Z. in Rochester, MN had recently purchased a new home, but noticed some uneven floors and was concerned about the crawl space and structural integrity. She attended the Rochester Area Builders Home Show, saw our booth, and contacted our Customer Care Center to set up a FREE inspection. Terri met with one of our Design Specialists, Eric Hazelton, who worked side by side with her to construct a unique and permanent solution for her home.
Our Foreman, Juan Pena, and his production crew were able to successfully stabilize Terri’s crawl space by installing 18 SmartJacks throughout the space. The SmartJack Crawl Space Stabilizer is an adjustable supplemental support system used for sagging crawl spaces. The SmartJack can be installed year-round, and it’s portable size allows it to be installed in even the tightest of crawl spaces. Our foundation repair systems are backed by a lifetime warranty, so Terri can rest easy knowing her new home is protected.
Jason L. in Blooming Prairie, MN had dealt with water leaking through the block foundation walls in his basement for years. He knew it was time to have a professional take a look, so he contacted American Waterworks for a FREE estimate. He met with one of our Design Specialists, Eric Hazelton, who proposed a unique, permanent solution.
Our Foreman, Cole Brinkman, and his production crew started the installation by removing the concrete and laying 112 feet of the WaterGuard drainage system around the perimeter of the basement. Then, they installed our CleanSpace vapor barrier along the walls for a bright, clean look. CleanSpace is durable, washable, and has anti-microbial protection built right in. Jason is glad he made the investment to protect his home!
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Nick M. in Dennison, MN had learned about the dangers of radon gas and decided that he needed to get his home tested. The test results showed a high level of radon. Our Design Specialist walked him through the radon mitigation installation process and answered his questions. Nick wanted to act quickly and moved forward with an installation date.
Our radon mitigation specialists drilled a hole through the concrete basement to create a suction point for the gas. Then, a PVC pipe is inserted which goes up through the house and exits the home through the roof. A fan is installed at the top of the PVC pipe to ensure that the radon gas is being pushed away from the home. The post mitigation test results showed that his home is now a much safer environment. The installation took only one day to complete, and Nick is glad he took action to protect his and his family’s health.
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Loeub L. in Faribault, MN came across our booth at the Faribault Home and Garden Show and spoke with one of our Design Specialists, Eric Hazelton. Loeub had some bowing basement walls and was concerned about the structural integrity of his home. He was looking for a permanent, cost effective solution with minimal disruption to his basement space or outside landscaping. Eric recommended our PowerBrace Wall Repair System. Loeub approved of the plan and move forward with the project.
Our Foreman, Jose Castillo, and his production crew installed 11 PowerBraces along the bowing foundation walls. The steel I-beams stabilize the wall in its current position, and over time, can be tightened to make the walls straighter and more vertical. The PowerBraces can be installed with no disruption to outside soil. Loeub was impressed with the quick installation, and is worry-free, knowing his basement is now permanently stabilized.
Judy F. in Waseca, MN contacted American Waterworks after being referred to us by a previous satisfied customer. She wanted to finish the bedroom in the basement, but the current sump pump was unable to keep up after heavy rains. Water was pooling on the floor, and she needed a permanent solution. Our Design Specialist, Eric Hazelton, met with Judy and proposed our WaterGuard drainage system and provided her with our sump pump options.
Our Foreman, Cole Brinkman, and his production crew installed our WaterGuard drainage system, our SuperSump sump pump, and our CleanSpace vapor barrier along the walls. The combination of these products ensures that any water seepage will be guided through the WaterGuard, to the sump pump, and from there will be discharged from the home.
We received a request for a free estimate after this Blue Earth, MN homeowner noticed that his free-standing garage foundation was starting to shift and collapse. American Waterworks respected design specialist, Eric Hazelton, was able to craft a lasting solution using our Geo Lock Wall Anchor System. Four galvanized earth anchors were installed to straighten the foundation wall back to it's original position.
Mr. Conner's foundation walls are cracking and pushing inward due to the expansive soils and hydrostatic pressure on the walls from outside his home. We recommended installing eleven Geo-Lock Wall Anchors along the bowing wall to stabilize and restore the wall back to its original position. The soil anchors were placed in the ground outside his home. Steel rods attached to soil anchors extend through the foundation wall and wall plates. Wall plates distribute clamping pressure. Tightening nuts on the threaded ends of the rods stabilize the wall for a permanent solution.
Gordon G. in Mankato, MN had a bowing foundation wall in his basement. He saw an ad for American Waterworks in the phone book and called us to see if we could help him. We were happy to send our Design Specialist, Eric Hazelton, to his home to do a free onsite estimate. Eric developed a plan to have our team install anchors along the bowing wall to secure and stabilize it.
The installation process took two days, and Gordon was pleased that he could see immediate results. Our crew left him with a tightening kit so that he could continue tightening the anchors over time until the wall is completely straightened.
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Dave C. in Mankato, MN had two bowing foundation walls in his basement. He had heard about American Waterworks and the foundation repair that we do, so he contacted us to get a FREE estimate.
Our Design Specialist, Eric Hazelton, went onsite to inspect his foundation problem. Eric developed a plan to install 11 wall anchors throughout his basement to ensure his foundation would be permanently stable. Dave agreed that was the best option, so an installation date was set.
The installation process only took one day. Dave was pleased that he could already see a drastic improvement once the anchors were tightened. Wall anchors are a permanent solution that are backed by a lifetime guarantee, so Dave can rest easy knowing that his foundation is stable.
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Mike C. in North Mankato, MN had a cracked and bowing foundation wall in his basement. He contacted American Waterworks after seeing an advertisement because he was concerned about the pressure it was putting on his foundation. Our Design Specialist, Eric Hazelton, went to his home to provide him with a FREE onsite inspection and design a solution. Eric recommended that we install PowerBraces to stabilize his walls and protect his foundation. Mike liked the proposal that Eric presented to him, so he decided to move forward with repairing his foundation.
Our Foreman, Juan Pena, and his crew installed 7 PowerBraces along the bowing wall. The PowerBraces are designed to stabilize failing basement walls and provide the potential for the wall to straighten over time. The beams are covered with a zinc-coating to protect it from rusting or deteriorating. The process was less invasive than Mike thought it would be. Mike is glad he chose the right solution through American Waterworks to protect his foundation for the long-term.
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Bill L. in Nicollet, MN noticed some cracking in his basement wall that was getting larger over time and putting pressure on the foundation. He was concerned about the bowing walls and the potential damage it could cause. After doing some research online, he came across our website and was happy to learn that we have been restoring foundations for over 30 years! We sent one of our Design Specialists, Eric Hazelton, to evaluate the situation and propose the best, cost-effective solution. He was impressed with our products and Eric’s presentation, and he chose to move forward with the project.
Using wall anchors, our production crew drilled small holes through the failing block foundation and into the soil surrounding the home. In order to straighten the wall, they had to dig out the soil pushing against the foundation. They secured each end of the metal rods with anchor plates and tightened them as far as they would go. This process gradually straightened the foundation wall, and permanently secured it. Bill was pleased with the entire process and is glad he made the investment to restore the value of his home!
Richard H. in Lewisville, MN was tired of dealing with the frustration of his sunken driveway. It had sunk 2-3 inches below the concrete floor of the garage and created a large bump when driving in and out.
He started looking for concrete repair experts and found American Waterworks. He was interested to learn more about our PolyLevel concrete repair solution, so he gave us a call. Our Design Specialist, Eric Hazelton, went to his home to give him a free onsite estimate. Richard was pleased to learn that we would be able to raise his concrete and make it level with the garage again.
Our PolyLevel expert drilled penny sized holes into the concrete slabs to inject the foam. Once the foam is injected it takes only 30 minutes to cure, so Richard was able to see the results almost immediately. Richard was happy he found an affordable and efficient concrete repair option through American Waterworks. He will no longer have the frustration of uneven concrete for years to come!
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Roger D. in New Ulm, MN had two bowing foundation walls in his basement. He was concerned about the damage it could be causing to his foundation, so he decided it was time to have a professional inspect his situation. He began researching foundation repair contractors and came across American Waterworks' website. He contacted us, and we sent one of our Design Specialists, Eric Hazelton, to his home to evaluate the situation and provide him with a solution. Eric addressed Roger’s questions and was able to develop a thorough plan to stabilize his walls. Roger felt that Eric’s proposal was a good fit for him, so he set a date for the installation.
Our production crew installed 11 wall anchors along the two walls. Once the anchors were tightened, Roger was able to visibly see the difference in the stability of the walls. Roger was glad he chose a permanent solution to repair his foundation. Our wall anchor system is backed by a lifetime warranty, so Roger will always have peace of mind that his home is protected.
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Marcus D. in Storden, MN had two cracked foundation walls in his basement and he also had water seeping in. Marcus began to seek advice and one of his friends recommended us since they previously enjoyed the work we did for them. Marcus trusted his friend’s opinion, so he called us to come out for a FREE estimate.
Our Design Specialist, Eric Hazelton, went to his home to evaluate the problem and find a solution for him. Eric developed a thorough plan to waterproof his basement and to stabilize his foundation. Marcus was pleased with the proposal, so they scheduled the installation.
Our crew installed 12 Geo-Lock wall anchors along two walls in the basement. Once the anchors were in place and tightened, the walls were straightened and permanently stabilized. To waterproof his Marcus' basement, our team installed a full perimeter of our WaterGuard drainage system which guides water to his SuperSump sump pump. From there, the water is pumped through the discharge line and expelled from the home. Our wall anchors and our waterproofing system are backed by a lifetime warranty, so Marcus has peace of mind that his basement is permanently protected.
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Richard K. in Redwood Falls, MN had a cracked and bowing foundation and water seeping into his basement. He started to do some research online and was happy to learn that American Waterworks has been the leading waterproofing and foundation repair contractor in the region for 30 years! We sent one of our Design Specialist, Eric Hazelton, to meet with Richard, evaluate the situation, and propose a unique solution that fit his needs. Richard approved of the plan and moved forward with the project.
Our Foreman, Jose Castillo, and his production crew were able to permanently stabilize the damaged walls by installing 6 Geo-Lock Wall Anchors along the foundation, which immediately halted the deterioration and began to straighten the walls. Next, the crew installed a full perimeter WaterGuard drainage system and our recommended TripleSafe sump pump. These products work together to ensure Richard’s basement is solid and dry! Richard was pleased with the process and glad he made the investment to protect his home.
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This concrete patio slab has sunk nearly 3" over time, causing water to pool near the home's foundation and a 3 inch void between the concrete and landscaping block of the attached staircase. Our Team was able to raise the concrete patio slab over 4 inches with our trusted PolyLEVEL System to allow for proper drainage after it rains and raised the staircase enough to fill the initial void.
Gordon H. in Hardwick, MN had cracks in two of his basement walls. He didn't think much of the cracks at first, but over time, the walls started bowing inward. Gordon knew how expensive replacing a foundation can be, so he started looking for a foundation repair contractor. While doing research online, he was directed to American Waterworks and he was pleased to see that we are foundation repair experts.
He contacted us to receive a FREE onsite estimate, so we sent our Design Specialist, Eric Hazelton, to his home to find a solution for him.
Eric recommended that we install 11 wall anchors along the two cracked walls in order to permanently secure the foundation. Gordon like Eric's proposal and felt it was a good fit for him, so we went ahead with the installation.
Our team dug holes outside of the home where the rods would be anchored to the soil. Next, they drilled the rods through the basement walls into the soil and then locked them in with the anchors from the inside and the outside. The anchor is then tightened, and the wall straightens. The anchor system ensures that Gordon's walls are now permanently secured and stabilized. Our anchor system is backed by a lifetime warranty, so Gordon has peace of mind that it will never be a concern again.
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Audrey S. in Jasper, MN had some severe cracks in the walls in her basement 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. She was glad to see that American Waterworks has been the leading contractor in foundation repair for nearly 3 decades! She contacted us for a free estimate, and we sent one of our Design Specialists, Eric Hazelton, 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, our production crew installed 6 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. Audrey is happy she made the investment to protect her home.
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Marge, U. in Pipestone, MN heard about the services we offer from one of our Design Specialists, Eric Hazelton. Marge called Eric because she was concerned about the water leaking into her basement. She had an old sump pump that was not able to keep up after heavy rains and snow melt. Eric met with Marge, evaluated the situation, and designed a unique solution for her home. Marge approved of the plan 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 104 feet of our Waterguard drainage system. Next, the crew installed our UltraSump sump pump and battery backup system and 2 feet of our Cleanspace vapor barrier along the walls. Any water seepage coming through the wall will be directed down into the drainage system, guided to the sump pump, and then expelled from the home through the discharge line. Marge is happy with the project and her peace of mind has been restored, knowing her basement will remain dry!
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