Meet the Team

Raul Avilez

American Waterworks

Title: Co-Foreman

Raul Avilez from American Waterworks

Raul has been with American Waterworks since March of 2017. Prior to joining our team, Raul gained experience in installing flooring and trim inside of homes. His day to day consists of installing our waterproofing and foundation repair systems. He likes working for American Waterworks because he gets to go to new places and learn new things every day. He also enjoys the people he works with.

In his spare time, he likes spending quality time with his family. It is a pleasure to have Raul on our team!

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Mark S.
    New Lisbon, WI

    "We are very happy with our project! The crew was very courteous and professional. They did a great job! "

    Customer Review

    By Mark S.
    New Lisbon, WI

    We are very happy with our project! The crew was very courteous and professional. They did a great job! 

  • By Debra H.
    Tomah, WI

    "The crew did a fantastic job. They were awesome. They swept everything when they were done and it looked like the place had never..."

    Customer Review

    By Debra H.
    Tomah, WI

    The crew did a fantastic job. They were awesome. They swept everything when they were done and it looked like the place had never been touched! We had waterproofing done by another company before but your professionalism, service and experience was a night and day difference. We wish we had gone with you in the first place!

  • By Carol P.
    Neillsville, WI

    "The crew is honest and hardworking. If I need any other projects done I will specifically request the same crew! Great job!"

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    By Carol P.
    Neillsville, WI

    The crew is honest and hardworking. If I need any other projects done I will specifically request the same crew! Great job!

  • By Bill D.
    Owen, WI

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    By Bill D.
    Owen, WI

  • By Kathy N.
    Caledonia, MN

    "Nice job! The project looks good. Quality work! Thank you. "

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    By Kathy N.
    Caledonia, MN

    Nice job! The project looks good. Quality work! Thank you. 

  • By Larry J.
    Houston, MN

    "Great job! The crew was very professional and cleaned up great! "

    Customer Review

    By Larry J.
    Houston, MN

    Great job! The crew was very professional and cleaned up great! 

  • By Frank F.
    Rochester, MN

    "They worked hard, and I believe did a good job. They were very professional about their work. You can give these guys a raise..."

    Customer Review

    By Frank F.
    Rochester, MN

    They worked hard, and I believe did a good job. They were very professional about their work. You can give these guys a raise. They have earned it! 

  • By Kenneth And Karen L.
    Rochester, MN

    "I appreciated the change in scheduling and the follow-up a month and a half later after the job was completed."

    Customer Review

    By Kenneth And Karen L.
    Rochester, MN

    I appreciated the change in scheduling and the follow-up a month and a half later after the job was completed.

  • By Lori J.
    Rochester, MN

    "Excellent work! We are very happy! "

    Customer Review

    By Lori J.
    Rochester, MN

    Excellent work! We are very happy! 

  • By Adam B.
    Rochester, MN

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    By Adam B.
    Rochester, MN

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "The office staff went above and beyond when there was a small misunderstanding. The Design Specialist..." Read Full Testimonial

    PJ B. of Wabasso, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              The office staff went above and beyond when there was a small misunderstanding. The Design Specialist explained everything very well. The installation crew was very efficient. They worked very hard and only took one day, when I thought it would take two. The cleanup was great! I'm so happy with the work, I can't wait until I have the funds to complete the rest of the project!
    PJ B.
    Wabasso, MN
Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Cracked Foundation Wall in Tomah, WI
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    Cracked Foundation Wall in Tomah, WI
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    Cracked Foundation Wall in Tomah, WI

    Jon V. of Tomah, WI had a cracked exterior foundation wall, causing him to worry about the structural support of his home. He saw an American Waterworks commercial on television, so he called our office line and scheduled a free inspection with our Design Specialist, Mac. Mac went to his home, thoroughly diagnosed the foundation cracks, and drew out a detailed solution that worked for Jon and his needs. After a clear and in-depth inspection, Jon was confident in Mac's plan, so he signed the contract and went ahead with the project. 

    Our Foreman, Raul, and his production team installed our GeoLock Wall Anchors, which is a special system that stabilizes foundation walls, providing it with the ability to straighten to its normal position. Because of the way it is designed, anchors can be installed on interior and exterior foundation walls. Each anchor is connected by a long, steel rod to a wall plate that gives the clamping pressure against the inside of the foundation wall. Over time, homeowners can tighten the anchors to ensure the system is sticking to its trusted design. The installation typically takes one to two days and can be installed year-round! 

    Are you experiencing foundation failure? Look no further and call us today to schedule your free estimate

  • Bowing Foundation Wall in La Crescent, MN
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    Bowing Foundation Wall in La Crescent, MN
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    Bowing Foundation Wall in La Crescent, MN

    Larry M. in La Crescent, MN had a bowing foundation wall in his basement. He was concerned that his wall was no longer stable and that it was putting pressure on the foundation of the home. He knew how expensive it can be to replace and entire foundation, so he decided he needed to have a professional take a look and see what his options were. One of our Design Specialists, Rick Weber, went onsite to give him a free estimate. Rick recommended installing 5 Geo-Lock wall anchors on Larry's bowing foundation wall. 

    Larry was pleased to discover that our wall anchors are backed by a lifetime warranty, which made him comfortable having them installed. Larry could already see the difference in stability of that wall once the anchors were tightened. Larry now has peace of mind knowing his wall has been permanently been secured and stabilized.

    If you have a bowing or cracked wall, contact us for your free estimate!

  • Sagging Crawl Space in Racine, MN
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    Sagging Crawl Space in Racine, MN
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    Sagging Crawl Space in Racine, MN

    Bridget M. in Racine, MN noticed that her floor had started sagging and realized that it was because her crawl space was not properly supported. She saw an advertisement for American Waterworks and was interested to learn more about our crawl space repair solutions. She contacted us for a FREE estimate, so we sent one of our Design Specialists, Dustin Loftus, to her home to inspect her crawl space and recommend a solution. Bridget was pleased with Dustin’s proposal, so she scheduled the installation.

    Our crew installed 12 SmartJacks and a supplemental beam in her crawl space to raise the floor back to its original position and provide permanent support. Our SmartJacks are guaranteed for a lifetime, so Bridget is confident that she chose the best long-term option to support her crawl space.

    Have you noticed your floors sagging? Click here to receive a FREE estimate!

  • Cracked Bowing Garage Wall in Oronoco, MN
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    Cracked Bowing Garage Wall in Oronoco, MN
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    Cracked Bowing Garage Wall in Oronoco, MN

    Shannon G. in Oronoco, MN had a large crack in the foundation wall on the back of his garage. He knew that he would be taking a large risk if he chose to wait to repair his foundation, because it could fail at any time, and become a much larger expense. He started researching foundation repair companies when he saw an advertisement for American Waterworks. He decided to call us for a FREE estimate, so we sent one of our Design Specialists, Rick Weber, to his home to inspect his foundation problem and find a solution. Rick talked him through his options and he developed a plan that was the most beneficial for him. After meeting with Rick and getting his questions and concerns addressed, Shannon felt that we were the best fit for him, so he scheduled a date for the installation.

    Our crew installed 4 wall anchors from the outside of his garage into the soil underneath the concrete in the garage. They drilled long rods through the brick until they hit supportive soil. They removed the concrete in the garage where they would need to put on the plates for the anchors. They installed the plates on either end of the rod and tightened the anchors. Lastly, they replaced the concrete and cleaned up their work area. The anchors secure and stabilize the wall. They continue to straighten the walls and can be tightened over time as the wall gradually moves back into place. Our foundation repair systems are guaranteed for a lifetime, so Shannon can rest easy knowing he chose a permanent solution to protect the foundation of his home.

    Do you have cracked or bowing walls? Don’t wait until it’s too late! Click here for a FREE estimate.

  • Waterproofing System Installed in Lyle, MN Basement
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    Waterproofing System Installed in Lyle, MN Basement
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    Waterproofing System Installed in Lyle, MN Basement

    Ann H. in Lyle, MN was suffering from a wet basement. She started looking for a local waterproofing company and she found American Waterworks’ website. After reading about our waterproofing services, she contacted us to receive a free estimate. One of our Design Specialists, Mac Cole, went to her home to inspect her basement and design a solution. Mac worked closely with Ann to design a personalized plan that was the best fit for her and her home. She was pleased with the proposal that Mac presented to her, so she set a date to have our waterproofing system installed.

    Our production team started the process by removing the carpet and the concrete for the WaterGuard drainage system and sump pump to be installed. The WaterGuard was laid on the perimeter of her basement and the sump pump was installed in the corner. The drainage system now properly drains water to the sump pump and from there, the sump pump pushes the water through the discharge line to be expelled from the home. Ann now has peace of mind that her basement will be a dry, clean space for years to come. Our waterproofing system is backed by a lifetime warranty, so Ann is confident that she chose the right solution to protect her basement.

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

  • Wet Crawl Space in Prescott, WI
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    Wet Crawl Space in Prescott, WI
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    Wet Crawl Space in Prescott, WI

    Lisa J. in Prescott, WI had water seeping into her crawl space. She noticed a musty smell and was concerned about the air quality as well as the potential damage it could cause to her home. A home inspector recommended using American Waterworks to help with her waterproofing needs. She gave us a call and we sent one of our Design Specialists, Chad Johnson, to her home to give her a FREE estimate. She felt that Chad's proposal fit her needs, so she scheduled an installation date.

    Our production team installed CleanSpace, Terra Block, SilverGlo, rim joist insulation around the perimeter of the crawl space, a SaniDry dehumidifier and a SmartDrain sump pump. This combination of crawl space waterproofing products ensures that Lisa is now protected from any water or critters coming in. Her crawl space is now a dry, clean and healthy space. 

    Do you have a wet crawl space? Click here for a free estimate!

  • Inward Bowing Basement Wall in Hollandale, MN
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    Inward Bowing Basement Wall in Hollandale, MN
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    Inward Bowing Basement Wall in Hollandale, MN

    Chad M. in Hollandale, MN noticed that a wall in his basement had cracked and was bowing inward. He was concerned about the pressure this was putting on his foundation and the potential damage it could cause, so he started looking for a foundation repair contractor. He saw a commercial for American Waterworks and was glad to see that we specialize in foundation repair. He contacted us and set an appointment for a FREE onsite estimate.

    We sent a Design Specialist to his home to evaluate the situation and find a solution. While onsite, our Design Specialist noticed that another wall in his basement was also bowing. In order to protect his foundation, our Design Specialist recommended that we install 5 wall anchors and 9 wall braces. Chad knew how costly it can be to replace a foundation, so he decided it was in his best interest to permanently stabilize his walls.

    The installation took a few days, however, our foundation repair products are backed by a lifetime warranty, so Chad will never again have to worry about the stability of his foundation. Chad is glad he chose to protect his home for the long-term.

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

  • Foundation Repair and Waterproofing in Albert Lea, MN
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    Foundation Repair and Waterproofing in Albert Lea, MN
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    Foundation Repair and Waterproofing in Albert Lea, MN

    Lori K. in Albert Lea, MN had an older home, and she was concerned about the stability of the foundation and the water leaking into her basement. She found American Waterworks in the phone book and gave us a call. We sent one of our Design Specialists, Ryan Powell, to meet with Lori, evaluate the situation, and propose the best solution. Lori was impressed with Ryan’s presentation, and she moved forward with the project. 

    Our Foreman, Jesus Covarrubias, and his production team were successfully able to stabilize Lori’s foundation with the installation of 10 Geo-Lock Wall Anchors around the deteriorating foundation. They began the waterproofing project by removing the concrete around the perimeter of the basement and installing 100 feet of our WaterGuard drainage system. Next, they installed the SuperSump sump pump with a battery backup and the CleanSpace vapor barrier along the walls to further protect the space from mold and moisture. Lastly, they installed the SaniDry dehumidifier to take care of any humidity and cleaned up their work area. Lori was pleased with the entire process and is glad she made the investment to protect her home! 

  • Foundation Repair in Jordan, MN
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    Foundation Repair in Jordan, MN
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    Foundation Repair in Jordan, MN

    Rebekah M. of Jordan, MN had a basement wall that was bowing and she wanted to get it repaired before it got any worse. She got in contact with American Waterworks and scheduled a FREE, no-obligation estimate. Our Design Specialist, Shane Nephew, went to Rebekah's home, carefully examined her bowing wall, and came up with a solution that would work for her and her home repair needs. After a thorough walkthrough, Rebekah was confident in Shane's proposal of our Wall Anchor System, so she scheduled a date for the installation. 

    Our Foreman, Raul Avilez, and his production crew began the installation by digging small holes beyond the foundation. Next, from the interior foundation, our crew inserted long, metal rods through the wall to each hole. In this process, each anchor is connected by the steel rod to a wall plate that provides pressure against the inside of the foundation wall. This process also gives it the potential to straighten back to its original position. To complete the installation, Raul and his team tightened each anchor, backfilled the holes, and ensured the soil was compacted. 

    At American Waterworks, we provide services in foundation repair, basement waterproofing, crawl space repair/encapsulation, radon testing/mitigation, and concrete repair/lifting. Call us today or click HERE to schedule your FREE estimate! 

  • Bowing Foundation Wall in Mankato, MN
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    Bowing Foundation Wall in Mankato, MN
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    Bowing Foundation Wall in Mankato, MN

    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.

    Are you experiencing issues with your foundation? Click here for a FREE estimate!

  • Sump Pump Installation in Mankato, MN
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    Sump Pump Installation in Mankato, MN
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    Sump Pump Installation in Mankato, MN

    Nick L. of Mankato, MN had a sump pump that was not working properly and was in need of a new one. He got in contact with our office staff and got a FREE inspection scheduled with Shane, one of our Design Specialists. Shane went to Nick's home, inspected his sump pump, and proposed our TripleSafe Sump Pump System, which is three pumps in one unit. Nick was confident in our TripleSafe, so he signed Shane's contract and went ahead with the project. 

    Our Foreman, Raul, and his production team began the project by breaking out the concrete floor around the pre-existing sump pump and replaced it with our TripleSafe Sump Pump. Our TripleSafe is our best sump pump that we provide for homeowners because of its ability to solve all three water problems in one system and it comes with a battery back-up, which keeps the pump running in case of power failure. To complete the project, Raul and his team filled the open gaps with rock and replaced the concrete. Nick was happy with the job and his peace of mind was restored! 

    Interested in our sump pump systems and other basement waterproofing products? Call us today to schedule your FREE, no-obligation estimate

  • Foundation Wall Repair in Mankato, MN
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    Foundation Wall Repair in Mankato, MN
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    Foundation Wall Repair in Mankato, MN

    June L. of Mankato, MN had cracks halfway up her foundation wall, causing her to worry about the structural build of her home. She saw one of our trucks driving around, so he called our office line and scheduled a FREE estimate with our Design Specialist, Shane. Shane went to June's home, inspected her foundation, and determined the solution of our Wall Anchor System, which is the most versatile foundation repair product that we provide for homeowners. June got all of her questions answered and felt comfortable with the product, so she went ahead with the project. 

    Our Foreman, Raul, and his production team installed 20 of our wall anchors around the entire foundation wall perimeter. Our wall anchors are made to stabilize basement walls and provide the best opportunity to straighten them without the cost of replacement. Our wall anchors are warrantied for 25 years and can be installed year-round. June was thrilled with the work that was completed, and had a great experience! 

    Are you looking to get your foundation repaired? Give American Waterworks a call today! 

  • Wall Anchors Stabilize Foundation in Gaylord, MN
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    Wall Anchors Stabilize Foundation in Gaylord, MN
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    Wall Anchors Stabilize Foundation in Gaylord, MN

    Penny P. in Gaylord, MN was referred to American Waterworks by a previous customer. She had cracked and bowing basement walls, and she was concerned about the structural integrity of her foundation. We sent one of our Design Specialists, Jeremy Radtke, to meet with Penny, evaluate the situation, and propose the best, cost-effective solution. Penny was impressed with Jeremy’s presentation, and she moved forward with the project.

    Our Foreman, Jesus Covarrubias, and his production crew were able to successfully stabilize the basement walls by installing 7 Geo-Lock Wall Anchors along the damaged foundation. 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. Penny’s peace of mind has been restored, and she is glad she made the investment to protect her home! 

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

  • Bowing Basement Wall Repaired in New Ulm, MN
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    Bowing Basement Wall Repaired in New Ulm, MN
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    Bowing Basement Wall Repaired in New Ulm, MN

    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.

    Do you have signs of a damaged foundation? Contact us here for a FREE estimate!

  • Geo-Lock Anchors Installed in Maple Grove, MN
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    Geo-Lock Anchors Installed in Maple Grove, MN
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    Geo-Lock Anchors Installed in Maple Grove, MN

    Jon A. in Maple Grove, MN had some severe cracking in his foundation walls. He visited our booth at the Minneapolis Home and Remodeling show and spoke with our Design Specialist, Jeremy Radtke. Jon approved of what American Waterworks has to offer, and Jeremy set up an appointment with him to propose the best, cost-effective solution for his home. 

    Our Foreman, Jesus Covarrubias, and his production crew were able to stabilize Jon’s foundation by installing 8 of our Geo-Lock Wall Anchors around the deteriorating foundation. They drilled long rods through the brick until they hit supportive soil. They removed the concrete in the garage where they would need to put on the plates for the anchors. They installed the plates on either end of the rod and tightened the anchors. Lastly, they replaced the concrete and cleaned up their work area. The anchors secure and stabilize the wall. They continue to straighten the walls and can be tightened over time as the wall gradually moves back into place. Our foundation repair systems are guaranteed for a lifetime, so Jon can rest easy knowing he chose a permanent solution to protect the foundation of his home.

  • SmartJacks Stabilize Sagging Support Beams in Truman, MN
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    SmartJacks Stabilize Sagging Support Beams in Truman, MN
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    SmartJacks Stabilize Sagging Support Beams in Truman, MN

    Lynda U. from Truman, MN contacted American Waterworks after doing some research online. The floors in her home were sagging and the crawl space was in need of some supports. She was happy to learn that American Waterworks has 30 years of experience and was glad to meet with Ryan Powell, one of our Design Specialists. Ryan evaluated the situation and proposed our SmartJack Support System and supplemental beams to stabilize and level the sagging beams.  

    Our Foreman, Jesus Covarrubias, and his production crew were successfully able to strengthen and stabilize the crawl space with the installation of 14 SmartJacks. The support system can be installed year-round, provides supplemental support, and can often lift failing floor joists or beams, restoring them to their original position. It is made with strong, corrosion-resistant, galvanized steel and remains adjustable for years, should it need future adjustment. Lynda was impressed with the installation process, and her peace of mind has been restored! 

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