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Matt has been with American Waterworks since September of 2001. He gained a strong work ethic from growing up on a farm. Matt has been a part of many trainings put on by American Waterworks over the years and he has gained valuable experience from the many jobs he has completed. As a Foreman, his day to day duties include, leading his crew on projects and making sure jobs get completed correctly and in a timely manner. He also trains and develops his crew members.
Matt likes working here because he enjoys the type of work he does each day. He also enjoys the people he works with and he loves the family environment at American Waterworks. In his spare time, he likes to hunt, fish, camp, and spend time with his family. He has three daughters that keep him very busy!
Matt is an asset to our team and we are thrilled to have him!
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Diane B. in Sparta, WI contacted American Waterworks after seeing one of our commercials on TV. She noticed her garage floor was uneven, and she feared the problem was only going to get worse. We sent one of our Design Specialists, Brian Ramirez, to meet with Diane and evaluate the situation. After his inspection, Brian recommended our Foundation Push Pier System to provide a permanent solution to her settlement issue.
Our Foreman, Matt Zeller, and his production crew started the installation by excavating the soil surrounding the home where the foundation had started settling until they reached the bottom of the footings. Then, they secured brackets under the footings and inserted the piers until they hit competent, supportive soil. The piers transfer the weight of the home to the supportive soil, preventing further settlement. The crew wrapped up the project with installing our frost protection system to protect against frost damage. Then, they replaced the soil and cleaned up their work area. Diane was happy she chose to invest in the stability of her home, and we are glad we could restore her peace of mind!
Kay H. in La Crescent, MN had water leaking into her basement. She was concerned about the high humidity and the damage it was causing. She saw advertising on one of our vehicles in her area and decided to give us a call. She met with one of our Design Specialists, Rick Weber, who inspected the home and proposed a permanent solution.
Our Foreman, Matt Zeller, and his production crew began the waterproofing project by first removing the concrete around the perimeter of the basement and installing our WaterGuard drainage system. Then, they installed our recommended TripleSafe sump pump, which is backed by three levels of protection. Any water is now guided through the WaterGuard to the sump pump, and from there, is expelled from the home. Lastly, our SaniDry dehumidifier was put in place to take care of any humidity. Kay was happy with the project and glad her basement is now a dry, clean space.
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.
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Alyssa R. of Decorah, IA had a deteriorating foundation wall, causing the cracks and holes to get bigger and bigger. She wanted a professional to come and take a look at it, so she got in contact with our office staff and she scheduled a FREE estimate. Our Design Specialist, Rick Weber, went to Alyssa's home, inspected her issues, and proposed our ShotLock System for the repairs. Our ShotLock is a special spray-on solution that rebuilds deteriorating walls and is twice as strong as standard concrete. Alyssa was confident in the product and its features, so she got a date scheduled for the installation.
Our Foreman, Matt Zeller, and his crew applied 28 feet of our ShotLock around the foundation wall perimeter. The job took about two days and Alyssa was thrilled with the completed work!
If you are looking for foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space repair/encapsulation, radon testing/mitigation, or concrete lifting/repair, get in contact with American Waterworks and schedule your FREE estimate!
Gary M. of Winona, MN had an inward bowing wall in his basement and he wanted to get it repaired before it got too late. He had previous work done by American Waterworks and had a good experience, so he decided to have work done by us again. Our Design Specialist, Mac, sold him our PowerBrace Foundation Wall Repair System, which is designed to stabilize failing basement walls, giving them the ability to straighten over time. Gary moved forward with our project and got a date scheduled for the installation.
Our production Foreman, Matt, and his production crew installed our PowerBraces against the bowed foundation wall and completed the project in one day. Gary was happy with the repairs and his peace of mind was restored!
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Roger L. owned a home in Strum, WI that he was using as an income property. He decided that he wanted to sell the house, so he didn’t have to deal with renting it out anymore. He knew that before he could put it on the market, he would have to make some repairs to the home, including repairing the foundation. He had two cracked walls in his basement, one of which had started bowing inward. Over the years he noticed it gradually getting worse and worse and he decided it was time to call American Waterworks to learn more about our foundation repair solutions and get a FREE estimate.
One of our Design Specialists, Rick Weber, went onsite to inspect his walls and develop the right solution for his specific needs. Rick concluded that the best repair option would be to install wall anchors, and Roger agreed. A couple of weeks later, our production crew arrived at the home to start the installation. They drilled small holes through the damaged block foundation and inserted long metal rods through the wall and into the soil surrounding the home. They secured both ends of the metal rods with anchor plates and tightened them as far as they could go. Once the anchors were tightened, the walls began to straighten and stabilize. The anchors should continue to be tightened over to time to continuously improve the strength of the foundation.
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Patrick C. in Cresco, IA had water leaking into his basement. He was concerned about the damage that it was causing to his home, so he contacted American Waterworks to receive a FREE estimate. We sent one of our Design Specialists, Rick Weber, to his home to inspect his basement and design a solution. Rick worked closely with Patrick to create the right waterproofing plan for his home. Patrick approved of the proposal that Rick presented to him, so he scheduled the installation.
Our Foreman, Matt Zeller, and his crew installed 127 feet of our WaterGuard drainage system around the perimeter of the basement. Then, they installed a SuperSump sump pump. 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 Patrick has peace of mind that he chose the right solution to protect his basement for the long-term.
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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.
Valerie S. of Chippewa Falls, WI wanted her crawl space encapsulated and she saw an American Waterworks advertisement in her local newspaper, so she gave our office line a call and got a FREE Estimate scheduled with our Design Specialist, Rick Weber. Rick went to her home, inspected her crawl space, and drew up a couple of solutions that could suit her needs. Valerie was confident with one of Rick's proposals, so she signed his contract, wrote out a deposit, and went ahead with the project.
Our Foreman, Matt Zeller, and his production team installed 751 square feet of our CleanSpace Encapsulation Moisture Barrier, which is made to protect the crawl space from mold and rot, seal away odors, save money on energy costs, and provide more storage space. The project took less than a day and Valerie was thrilled with the work that was done!
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Loren and Emily N. of Eau Claire, WI had deteriorating and cracked foundation walls in their basement, making them feel nervous about the safety and stability of their house. They went on Google and searched for foundation repair in their service area. They came across American Waterworks and called our office line to schedule a FREE Estimate. Our Design Specialist, Charles Haldeman, went to their home, carefully inspected their problems, and came up with a solution that would solve their problem. Charles proposed out Shotcrete Restoration Wall System called ShotLock. Loren and Emily got all of their questions answered and were comfortable with the product, so they went ahead with the project.
Our Foreman, Matt Zeller, and his crew sprayed our ShotLock around the entire basement wall perimeter. Our ShotLock is a strong alternative that demolishing and rebuilding a deteriorated foundation. Not only is ShotLock fast and effective, but it is also an attractive solution. Loren and Emily were very grateful they chose American Waterworks to rebuild their foundation and restore their peace of mind!
Gerald B. of Durand, WI needed foundation repair work as soon as possible before it got worse. He did some research online and came across American Waterworks. He called our office line and set up a FREE Estimate with our Design Specialist, Charles Haldeman. Charles went to his home, inspected his foundation and came up with a solution that fit his needs and budget. Gerald went ahead with the proposal and scheduled an installation date.
Our Foreman, Matt Zeller, and his production team installed our ShotLock around the entire wall perimeter of the basement. Our ShotLock is a spray-on solution made to demolish and rebuild a deteriorating foundation. It is faster and less expensive than a foundation replacement, it restores the safety and property value with minimum disturbance to the home, and it is a fully warrantied repair. Gerlad was thrilled with the work and had a remarkable experience!
Nick E. of Menomonie, WI had cracked and bowing foundation walls, causing him to worry about the stability of his home. He got in contact with our office staff and scheduled a FREE estimate with our Design Specialist, Chuck. Chuck went to Nick's home, carefully inspected his walls, and determined a solution that would work for him and his needs. Chuck proposed our ShotLock Repair System and our PowerBraces Foundation Repair System, both of which are designed to repair foundation structures. Nick was confident in our systems, so he followed through with the project and got a date scheduled for the installation.
Our Foreman, Matt, and his production team applied our ShotLock solution along the entire backside wall. Our ShotLock is a special spray-on solution that rebuilds deteriorating foundation walls and is twice as strong as standard concrete. It also gives the wall a smooth, polished finish. Next, Matt and his team installed our PowerBraces along the east and west foundation wall. Our PowerBraces are made to stabilize failing basement walls and give them the potential to straighten them over time. After a two-day completion, Nick said he had a great experience with Matt and his crew!
At American Waterworks, we provide services in basement waterproofing, foundation repair, crawl space repair/encapsulation, radon testing/mitigation, and concrete repair/lifting. Call us today or click HERE to request and schedule your FREE estimate!
Wasana T. in Rochester, MN had been struggling with a wet basement and water-damage to her home. She wanted to find a permanent solution, so she contacted American Waterworks. Wasana met with Dustin Loftus, our Design Specialist, who designed a unique solution for her basement.
Our Foreman, Matt Zeller, and his crew installed 72 feet of our WaterGuard drainage system and our SuperSump sump pump. 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. Wasana is pleased with the results and glad her basement is now a dry, healthy space.
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Lori B. in Rochester, MN contacted American Waterworks after realizing that the foundation of her home was failing. She wanted to receive a FREE estimate, so we sent one of our Design Specialists, Dustin Loftus, to inspect her home and provide her with a solution. Dustin developed a thorough plan to permanently restore her foundation.
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. Having wall anchors installed saved this foundation from failing altogether and saved the homeowner from the expenses of a full foundation replacement.
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Julie L. in Rochester, MN started noticing the squeaky, uneven floors in her home and was concerned about the stability of her crawl space and foundation. She researched foundation repair contractors and was happy to see that we are a local company and experts in crawl space repair. She contacted us for a FREE estimate, and we sent our Design Specialist, Rick Weber, to meet with her and evaluate her situation. She approved of the proposed solution and scheduled an installation date.
Our production crew installed 9 SmartJack Crawl Space Stabilizers and a supplemental beam throughout the crawl space to stabilize and level the sagging beams. The SmartJacks provide supplemental support to failing structures and can lift failing floor joists back to their original position. The crawl space support system can be installed year-round and in the tightest of crawl spaces! Julie’s peace of mind has been restored, knowing she’ll no longer have to worry about the structural integrity of her crawl space.
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Nathan U. in Rochester, MN had our waterproofing system installed in his home. During one of his annual maintenance appointments our Senior Service Technician, Ben McKee, noticed his garage floor was uneven, and he feared the problem was only going to get worse. After a thorough inspection, he was able to recommend our Foundation Push Pier System to provide a permanent solution to the settlement issue. Nathan was impressed with Ben’s evaluation and the products presented, and he moved forward with the project.
Our Foreman, Matt Zeller, and his production crew started the installation by digging out the soil surrounding the home where the foundation was settling. Then, they installed heavy-duty steel brackets below the footing of the foundation. Next, rugged, interlocking steel pier sections are hydraulically driven through the bracket until bedrock or stable soil is reached. The weight of the home is then transferred through the piers to load-bearing soil. Lastly, the crew installed our SentrySeal membrane to seal off any cracks and prevent water from entering the basement. They replaced the soil and cleaned up their work area. Nathan is glad he chose to invest in the stability of his home, and we are glad we could restore his peace of mind!
Brad S. of Saint Ansgar, IA had a deteriorating foundation wall, causing him to worry about the structural stability of his home. He got in contact with our office line and scheduled a FREE estimate. Our Design Specialist, Rick, went to his home, carefully inspected the deteriorating wall, and determined a solution. Brad was confident in Rick's proposal of our Wall Recovery System, so he went ahead with the project and got a date scheduled for the installation.
Our Foreman, Matt, and his production team installed our Wall Recovery System around the entire wall perimeter. This system is designed to prevent any further deterioration or foundation problems. While it prevents foundation failure, it also gives the basement a neat and clean appearance. Brad would recommend our company to his peers!
Is your foundation showing signs of failure or have questions about our Wall Recovery System? Call us today or click HERE to request your FREE, no-obligation estimate!
One of our Pine Island, MN neighbor's contacted American Waterworks with concerns about their unlevel driveway and cracked concrete garage apron. More specifically, Britt & Julie's garage door would not seal completely when closed, allowing water to seep into their parking space. American Waterworks used our trusted PolyLevel system to lift and level the concrete driveway slabs back to their original position and replaced the concrete garage apron to prevent any further water damage.
Melissia T. in Mason City, IA was suffering from a flooded basement and a severely damaged foundation. Melissia called American Waterworks in hopes that we could come to her home soon and install our waterproofing system and repair her foundation. We sent one of our Design Specialists, Dylan Woitas, to her home to develop the best solution for her home and provide her with a FREE estimate. She enjoyed working with Dylan and she was pleased with his plan to restore her basement, so they scheduled the installation.
Our Foreman, Matt Zeller, and his crew started installing our waterproofing system by removing the concrete around the perimeter of the basement and laying our WaterGuard drainage system. Next, they installed our TripleSafe sump pump and our CleanSpace vapor barrier system along the walls. The combination of these waterproofing products ensure that water will be properly discharged from her basement and that it will remain a dry and healthier space. Then, they installed 5 PowerBraces along the damaged foundation wall to halt any further movement and stabilize it. PowerBraces also provide the potential to straighten the wall as they are tightened over time. Melissia was pleased with the results and is glad she chose to invest in the protection of her home.
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Joe L. of Mason City, IA had his home built in 1893 with a bowing basement wall. He wanted to get it repaired by removing the old bricks and replacing them with concrete. Thankfully, he saw an American Waterworks commercial on television and was interested in our foundation repair products. He called our office line and scheduled a FREE estimate with our Design Specialist, Dylan. Dylan went to his home, carefully inspected his bowing wall, and proposed our ShotLock. Joe was confident in the product and its warranty, so he went ahead with the installation.
Our Foreman, Matt, and his crew installed 20 feet of our ShotLock System. Our ShotLock is a special spray-on solution that rebuilds a deteriorating foundation. It is twice as strong as standard concrete and it is compatible with some of our other foundation repair systems. The installation took a couple of days, and Joe was amazed by the difference that it made.
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Ken S. in Thorton, IA contacted American Waterworks after seeing one of our ads in the local newspaper. His home already had two sump pumps, but water was still seeping into the basement, and he was looking for more options. We sent one of our Design Specialists, Ryan Powell, to meet with Ken and evaluate the situation. Ryan recommended our TripleSafe sump pump and Ken approved.
Our Foreman, Matt Zeller, and his production crew were able to swap out the sump pumps and also installed our SaniDry XP dehumidifier to take care of any humidity in the basement. For normal functioning, the TripleSafe has a Zoeller ⅓ horsepower sump pump set at the lowest level. For heavy volumes of water or in case of primary pump failure, a second, Zoeller ½ hp pump will take over. In case of a power outage, our UltraSump battery backup sump pump, set at the highest level, will pump 11,500 gallons or more on a fully charged battery. Ken was impressed with the quick installation and is confident in his new TripleSafe sump pump!
A homeowner in Clear Lake, IA reached out to us after noticing water in her basement after heavy rains. We waterproofed the area and installed one of our sump pump systems to avoid any basement flooding in the future. Our sump pumps have a backup battery system, so if your power goes out during a storm, your basement will still stay dry!
Dennis O. in Hayward, MN had water seeping into his basement that was causing damage to his home and it was making the space unlivable. Dennis decided it was time to seek help from a professional waterproofing contractor, so he began to research local companies. He came across American Waterworks and was pleased to see that we offer FREE onsite inspections, so he set an appointment.
One of our Design Specialists, Mike Radosevich, went to his home to evaluate the situation and find a solution. Mike developed a thorough plan to waterproof his entire basement for a lifetime. Dennis felt that Mike’s plan was the best fit for his needs, so he moved forward with the installation.
Our production team removed the concrete perimeter of his basement to install our WaterGuard drainage system. Then, the TripleSafe sump pump was installed. Any water seeping into his basement will now properly drain to the sump pump, which will then be discharged from the home. Dennis also chose to have our CleanSpace vapor barrier installed, which prevents leaks and mold growth. The CleanSpace brightened his basement and made it a more welcoming space. Dennis is pleased that he chose the option that protects his basement for a lifetime. He can now enjoy a dry, livable basement!
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Ms. Eastland had discovered her home was exposing her to high levels of radon gas, almost 3x the acceptable limit. In order to properly mitigate the gas from her home, American Waterworks needed to seal off the dirt crawlspace located on the North side of her basement. By combining our CleanSpace vapor barrier and SilverGlo wall insulation systems, American Waterworks was able to create a suction point in the crawl space to pull the radon from within the home and expel it outside the house.
Amanda S. of Albert Lea, MN had a deteriorating foundation wall in her basement, making her feel scared and nervous to live in her own home. She got in contact with American Waterworks to schedule a FREE Estimate with our Design Specialist, Ryan Powell. Ryan went to her home to inspect the wall and come up with a solution. Amanda got all of her questions answered and was comfortable with Ryan's proposal, so they went ahead with the project.
Our Foreman, Matt Zeller, and his production team applied 26 feet of our ShotCrete Wall Restoration System to rebuild the foundation wall and restore Amanda's peace of mind. This spray-on solution is twice as strong as standard concrete, it is a fully warrantied repair, and it's much less costly than foundation replacement. Amanda was thrilled with the work and had a remarkable experience with Ryan and Matt!
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The representatives at Stadheim Properties in Owatonna, MN contacted American Waterworks after being referred by another contractor. The building had two foundation walls that were cracked and bowing. They were remodeling the building at the time and wanted an estimate and the work done as soon as possible. We sent one of our Design Specialists, Ryan Powell, to meet with the representatives, evaluate the situation, and propose a solution for the building. Ryan recommended our Geo-Lock Channel Anchors to permanently stabilize the walls.
Our Foreman, Matt Zeller, and his production crew got to work installing the 26 Geo-Lock Channel Anchors. They began the project by excavating the soil outside of the building and drilling small holes through the foundation wall that correspond to each anchor location. The steel anchor rods were driven through the holes, extending all the way to the earth anchor holes where an anchor plate was securely attached. After fastening the earth anchor outside, the crew mounted the steel channel anchors to the foundation wall on the inside and secured the channel anchors to the floor for optimal bracing and failure protection. The Geo-Lock system stops the foundation walls from moving inwards and also provides the opportunity to straighten the walls over time. The representatives at Stadheim Properties were happy with the results and glad they chose to invest in a long-term solution.
Bryan A. in Forest City, IA was tired of dealing with a wet basement after heavy rains and snow melt. The water had started to cause damage to his property and was creating a musty, unhealthy space. He heard our advertisement on the radio and decided to give us a call. We sent one of our Design Specialists, Dylan Woitas, to meet with him and evaluate the situation. Dylan designed a thorough plan and assured Bryan that our waterproofing system would provide a permanent solution.
Our Foreman, Matt Zeller, and his production crew were able to successfully waterproof Bryan’s basement by first removing the concrete around the inside perimeter of the basement and through the middle of the floor. Next, they installed 164 feet of our WaterGuard drainage System and 36 feet of lateral line. Then, they installed our SuperSump sump pump in the corner, filled the gaps with rock, and replaced the concrete. Water is now guided through the WaterGuard, to the SuperSump, and is quietly, and efficiently discharged from the home. Bryan was pleased with the results, and glad he made the investment to protect his home.
Thomas F. in Farmington, MN was suffering from the burden of a wet crawl space. He was concerned that their air quality was compromised and that the water was going to start causing damage to their home. He started researching contractors that could help him with his problem, and he came across American Waterworks.
He was pleased to see that we offer top of the line waterproofing products and that we have great customer reviews, so he decided to give us a call. We sent one of our Design Specialists, Chad Johnson, to his home to give him a FREE estimate. Chad developed a plan for our team to permanently waterproof his crawl space. Shortly after, a date was set for our team to install our waterproofing system.
Our production crew laid Terra Block matting on the entire dirt floor, a SmartDrain sump pump, and then installed CleanSpace over the top of it and along the walls. We also sprayed our rim joist insulation to protect his entire crawl space. Thomas was so happy with the work we did, and he has peace of mind that his crawl space is protected. His crawl space is now a clean, healthy space that will remain that way for years to come.
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John and Teri K. of Hugo, MN had cracked foundation walls in their basement garage, causing them to worry about the structural support of their home. They heard about American Waterworks and scheduled a FREE Estimate with our Design Specialist, Ryan Powell. Ryan went to their home, inspected their problems and came up with a solution that fit their needs and budget. They were confident in Ryan's proposal of our PowerBraces and ShotLock, so they went ahead with the project.
Our Foreman, Matt Zeller, and his production team installed 13 of our PowerBraces around the wall perimeter. Our PowerBraces are designed to stabilize failing basement walls and provide the potential to straighten them out over time. Next, Matt and his team applied our ShotLock around the basement wall perimeter and over the PowerBraces. Our ShotLock is made to stabilize and rebuild foundation walls that have deteriorated excessively. John and Teri were happy with the repairs and could not believe the transformation!
Jeff H. in Minneapolis was concerned about his retaining wall that was severely cracked and bowing. Jeff started seeking out help to solve his foundation problem, and a trusted contractor recommended that he contact American Waterworks to get a FREE estimate.
He contacted us, and we sent our Design Specialist, Shane Nephew, to his home to assess his retaining wall and provide him with a solution. Shane worked with Jeff to design a plan that was the best fit for his needs. Jeff liked the proposal, so he scheduled a date for us to repair his foundation.
Our production team installed two helical anchors through the retaining wall and into the soil. They tightened and secured the anchors, which permanently stabilizes the foundation. The installation only took one day, and now Jeff will never have to worry about that wall giving out. Our foundation repair systems are backed by a lifetime warranty, so Jeff is confident that he chose the right solution for his home.
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