Meet the Team

Cole Brinkman

American Waterworks

Title: Foreman

Hometown: Rochester, MN

Cole Brinkman from American Waterworks

Cole has worked for American Waterworks since August of 2017. Prior to joining our team, he worked as a farm hand for 3 years. His day to day duties include installing our waterproofing and foundation repair systems. He enjoys working for American Waterworks because he likes being able to make the customer happy by assuring them that they will no longer have water in their basement, or problems with their foundation. 

In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing and hanging out with his family. We are thrilled to have Cole as a part of our team!

Customer Reviews
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  • By Tom B.
    Tomah, WI

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    By Tom B.
    Tomah, WI

  • By Susan And Pat P.
    Cashton, WI

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    By Susan And Pat P.
    Cashton, WI

  • By Kurt L.
    Viroqua, WI

    "Pleased with the finished project. I cannot saw enough good things about Cole and Joe. They are a huge asset to your company!..."

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    By Kurt L.
    Viroqua, WI

    Pleased with the finished project. I cannot saw enough good things about Cole and Joe. They are a huge asset to your company! Please share this comment at a staff meeting. Their hard work and dedication to the company are excellent qualities to have in an employee today. 

  • By Terry Z.
    La Crosse, WI

    "I was very impressed with the entire process. Your crew was a joy to work with. Extremely hard working."

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    By Terry Z.
    La Crosse, WI

    I was very impressed with the entire process. Your crew was a joy to work with. Extremely hard working.

  • By Jason S.
    La Crosse, WI

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    By Jason S.
    La Crosse, WI

  • By Jason L.
    Cadott, WI

    "The guys did a great job. I was happily surprised that they were fast, efficient, worked clean and the job looked great! "

    Customer Review

    By Jason L.
    Cadott, WI

    The guys did a great job. I was happily surprised that they were fast, efficient, worked clean and the job looked great! 

  • By Beverly K.
    Peterson, MN

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    By Beverly K.
    Peterson, MN

  • By Patty M.
    Lanesboro, MN

    "The guys are very hard workers!"

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    By Patty M.
    Lanesboro, MN

    The guys are very hard workers!

  • By Weather Ridge Condo Association
    Chippewa Falls, WI

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    By Weather Ridge Condo Association
    Chippewa Falls, WI

  • By Earl E.
    Rochester, MN

    "Mitch, Cole, and Rene were all good to work with and took pride in their work. "

    Customer Review

    By Earl E.
    Rochester, MN

    Mitch, Cole, and Rene were all good to work with and took pride in their work. 

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "They did a wonderful job!! We had drain tile put in and they had to jack hammer the old stuff up. They were..." Read Full Testimonial

    Megan M. of Pipestone, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              They did a wonderful job!! We had drain tile put in and they had to jack hammer the old stuff up. They were very clean when they did their work. Very nice staff and wonderful to work with. Answered all our questions and then some!! They were in and out in 3 days. Highly recommend!!
    Megan M.
    Pipestone, MN
Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Cracked Foundation Repaired with Channel Anchor System
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    Cracked Foundation Repaired with Channel Anchor System
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    Cracked Foundation Repaired with Channel Anchor System

    Robert K. in Cashton, WI had several cracks in the walls in his basement and was concerned about the pressure that was being put on his foundation. He started looking into foundation repair contractors and was glad to learn that American Waterworks is the leading contractor in foundation repair in the region. We sent our Design Specialist, Rick Weber, to his home to evaluate the situation and propose a unique solution to fit his needs and goals. Robert approved of the plan and moved forward with an installation date. 

    Our Foreman, Cole Brinkman, and production crew got to work installing our Geo-Lock Channel Anchor System. They started the process by drilling small holes through the brick wall for long metal rods to be inserted. The rods are then stabilized on each end with a channel anchor. The Channel Anchor System provides a permanent solution for bowing, buckling, tilting, or inward-moving foundation walls that are demonstrating signs of extreme wall failure. This solution includes a channel anchor that mounts on the foundation floor and wall for optimal bracing and failure protection. Robert can rest easy knowing that his foundation is now permanently stabilized. 

    Do you have cracks in your foundation? Don’t wait until it’s too late! Click here  to learn more and to receive a FREE estimate!

  • Waterproofing in La Crosse, WI
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    Waterproofing in La Crosse, WI
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    Waterproofing in La Crosse, WI

    Beth K. in La Crosse, WI had been dealing with a wet basement for years. She had water seeping into her home where the floor met the wall, and it was creating a damp, and musty space. She was concerned about the damage to her home and the health implications. She did some research online and called American Waterworks for a FREE estimate. We sent one of our Design Specialists to meet with Beth and inspect her home. She approved of our products and the proposal 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 our WaterGuard drainage system. Next, they installed our SuperSump sump pump in the corner. Lastly, they filled back the gaps with rock, replaced the concrete, and cleaned up their work area. Water is now properly guided through the WaterGuard to the sump pump and is then discharged from the home. Beth is happy that her basement has since remained a dry and healthy space! 

  • CarbonArmor and WaterGuard in La Crescent, MN
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    CarbonArmor and WaterGuard in La Crescent, MN
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    CarbonArmor and WaterGuard in La Crescent, MN

    Brian O. in La Crescent, MN contacted American Waterworks after being referred to us by a previous satisfied customer. He was interested in our foundation repair and waterproofing products, so we sent one of our Design Specialists, Rick Weber, to meet with him and present our services. Brian was impressed with Rick’s evaluation and proposal, and he moved forward with the project. 

    Our Foreman, Cole Brinkman, and his production crew were able to successfully stabilize Brian’s basement walls by installing 32 of our CarbonArmor strips along the perimeter of the foundation. The CarbonArmour system utilizes epoxy and carbon fiber strips to strengthen the foundation walls. Next, the crew began the waterproofing project by removing the concrete around the perimeter of the basement and through the middle of the floor to install the 140 feet of our WaterGuard drainage system and feed line. Then, the crew filled back the gaps with rock, replaced the concrete, and cleaned up their work area. Brian is happy with the results and confident that he chose the best solution for his home! 

  • WaterGuard and TripleSafe Keep Galesville, WI Basement Dry
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    WaterGuard and TripleSafe Keep Galesville, WI Basement Dry
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    WaterGuard and TripleSafe Keep Galesville, WI Basement Dry

    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. 

     

  • Wet Basement Restored in Peterson, MN
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    Wet Basement Restored in Peterson, MN
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    Wet Basement Restored in Peterson, MN

    Beverly K. in Peterson, MN had water seeping through the walls into her basement which was starting to cause serious damage to the foundation and creating a musty smell. She was concerned about the air quality of her home and started to do some research. She learned that American Waterworks is the leading contractor in basement waterproofing and gave us a call. We sent our Design Specialist to her home to evaluate the situation and propose a unique solution to fit her needs and goals. She approved of the plan and moved forward with the installation date. 

    Our Foreman, Cole Brinkman, and the production crew got to work. They started the installation by removing the concrete and laying 119 feet of the WaterGuard drainage system around the perimeter of the basement. Then, they installed the sump pump and our CleanSpace vapor barrier along the walls. The drainage system now properly guides water to the sump pump, and from there the water is pushed through the discharge line and expelled from the home. Beverly also had a SaniDry XP Dehumidifer installed to ensure her basement was protected from excess moisture. The SaniDry XP removes up to 109 liters of water per day and is more powerful and energy efficient than ever! Beverly is glad she made the investment to protect her home. 

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

  • Crawl Space Transformed in Maiden Rock, WI
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    Crawl Space Transformed in Maiden Rock, WI
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    Crawl Space Transformed in Maiden Rock, WI

    Anna H. in Maiden Rock, WI noticed that the moisture in her crawl space and was interested in encapsulation. She did her research and chose to contact American Waterworks to receive a FREE estimate. We sent one of our Design Specialists, Mike Radosevich, to her home to inspect his crawl space and design a solution. 

    Mike recommended our crawl space vapor barrier, TerraBlock insulation, and also having SmartJacks installed in the crawl space to support the old, sagging beam. Our production crew installed 3 SmartJacks and 15ft of supplemental beams. Our crawl space structural support jacks, called SmartJacks, are made of galvanized steel for corrosion resistance and can support loads of more than 60,000lbs! Our SmartJacks are the ONLY crawl space support jacks that address problem soils, so the SmartJacks provide a permanent solution for rotting, sagging floor beams. Anna was pleased with the transformation and glad she made the investment to protect her home! 

    Does your foundation need attention? Do you have a water in your crawl space? Contact us here for a free estimate!

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

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

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

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

  • WaterGuard and CleanSpace Protect Basement in Blooming Prairie, MN
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    WaterGuard and CleanSpace Protect Basement in Blooming Prairie, MN
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    WaterGuard and CleanSpace Protect Basement in Blooming Prairie, MN

    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! 

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

  • Waterproofing in Owatonna, MN
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    Waterproofing in Owatonna, MN
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    Waterproofing in Owatonna, MN

    Bill S. in Owatonna, MN had water leaking into his basement where the floor met the wall. It had started to create a musty smell, and he wanted a permanent solution. After a friend recommended American Waterworks, he gave us a call and set up an appointment to meet with Chad Johnson, one of our Design Specialists. Chad worked side-by-side with Bill to design a unique solution for his home. Bill was impressed with the plan and moved forward with an installation date. 

    Our Foreman, Cole Brinkman, and his production crew began the project by removing the concrete around the perimeter of the basement and laying our WaterGuard drainage system. WaterGuard is our recommended and most widely used drain system. It's popular because of its resistance to clogs, its easy-to-access service ports, and its ability to also collect leaking water from the basement walls. Then, the crew connected the WaterGuard to a SuperSump sump pump and hung our CleanSpace vapor barrier along the walls for a bright, clean look. Bill was pleased with the results and glad he no longer has to worry about a wet, unhealthy basement! 

  • Failed Sump Pump Replaced in Lake Mills, IA
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    Failed Sump Pump Replaced in Lake Mills, IA
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    Failed Sump Pump Replaced in Lake Mills, IA

    Wayne R. in Lake Mills, IA had a sump pump that was unable to keep up with the amount of water that was leaking into his basement. He was hoping to find a sump pump that was able to handle the water, so he contacted American Waterworks to receive a FREE estimate. We sent Dylan Woitas, one of our Design Specialists, to his home to inspect the problem to first hand and recommend a solution. Wayne enjoyed working with Dylan and was pleased with his solution, so he scheduled the installation.

    Our Foreman, Cole Brinkman, and his crew installed a TripleSafe sump pump in place of the old sump pump. The process only took half a day. Our TripleSafe is our most reliable sump pump with three levels of protection. Wayne now has peace of mind that his basement is protected by our durable sump pump system.  

    Do you have a sump pump that is not working properly? Contact us here to learn more and receive a FREE estimate!

  • Wet Crawl Space in Farmington, MN
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    Wet Crawl Space in Farmington, MN
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    Wet Crawl Space in Farmington, MN

    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.

    Do you have a wet crawl space in your home? Click here for your FREE estimate!

  • Water Seeping into Saint Paul, MN Basement
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    Water Seeping into Saint Paul, MN Basement
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    Water Seeping into Saint Paul, MN Basement

    Douglas P. in Saint Paul, MN had a crack in his foundation where water was leaking in. Any time he experienced a heavy rain, water would start to pool in his basement with no where to go. He started looking for a waterproofing company, and he found American Waterworks on Home Advisor. He got in touch with us to receive a FREE estimate, so we sent one of our Design Specialists, Chad Johnson, to his home to inspect his basement and design a solution. While Chad was there, he noticed that the support beams in his basement had started to sag, which was causing the cracks in the foundation. Chad recommended that we install SmartJacks as well as our waterproofing system to ensure that his basement would permanently be a dry space. Douglas agreed, and he liked the proposal that Chad presented, so he decided to move forward with the installation.

    Our production team installed the SmartJacks first to hold up the beams and provide permanent support. Then, they removed the concrete around the perimeter of the basement and installed the WaterGuard drainage system and SuperSump sump pump. Lastly, they installed the CleanSpace vapor barrier to keep mold and moisture out of the basement. Water is now guided through the drainage system and led to the sump pump, where it is then discharged from the home. The combination of these foundation repair and waterproofing products have created a dry, clean, and stable basement for Douglas. Both our waterproofing and foundation repair products are backed by warranties, so Douglas can rest easy knowing he chose a reliable, long-term solution.

    Are you experiencing a water in your basement? We can help! Click here to receive a FREE estimate!

  • Waterproofing in Waseca, MN
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    Waterproofing in Waseca, MN
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    Waterproofing in Waseca, MN

    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. 

  • PowerBraces Stabilize Foundation in Lonsdale, MN
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    PowerBraces Stabilize Foundation in Lonsdale, MN
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    PowerBraces Stabilize Foundation in Lonsdale, MN

    Debbie D. in Lonsdale, MN had an older home with a severely cracked foundation and inward bowing walls. She was concerned about the structural integrity of her foundation and worried that it would negatively influence the value of her home. She started doing some research online and was happy to learn that American Waterworks has been the leading foundation repair contractor in the region for 30 years! We sent one of our Design Specialists, Shane Nephew, to inspect her home and propose the best, cost-effective solution. Debbie was impressed with the presentation and our products, and she moved forward with the installation. 

    Our Foreman, Cole Brinkman, and his production crew were able to successfully stabilize Debbie’s foundation with the installation of 13 PowerBraces along the deteriorating foundation walls. The team started the installation by securing brackets into the floor as well as the rim joists. Then, they installed the PowerBraces into the brackets and tightened them as far as they could go. PowerBraces do not require outside excavation, so it is less invasive than other foundation repair options. Debbie is happy with the results, and she is glad she made the investment to protect the foundation of her home!  

  • 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

    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.

    If you are experiencing problems with you foundation, click here for a free estimate!

  • Basement Transformed in Howard Lake, MN
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    Basement Transformed in Howard Lake, MN
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    Basement Transformed in Howard Lake, MN

    Kayti H. in Howard Lake, MN was tired of dealing with water in her basement. It was starting to do damage to her property, and she was ready to contact a professional. She contacted American Waterworks after doing some research online, and we sent one of our Design Specialists, Shane Nephew, to evaluate the situation and propose the best solution to fit her needs. After his inspection, Shane was able to recommend our waterproofing system and also suggested our foundation repair products to help restore Kayti’s basement. Kayti was impressed with Shane’s presentation and our products, and she chose to move forward with the project. 

    Our Foreman, Cole Brinkman, and his production crew were able to successfully stabilize Kayti’s basement by installing 9 PowerBraces and 4 SmartJacks. They started the waterproofing project with removing the concrete around the perimeter of the basement and installed our WaterGuard drainage system. Next, they installed our recommended TripleSafe sump pump in the corner and our CleanSpace vapor barriers along the walls. The combination of these products transformed Kayti’s basement into a stable, dry, and healthy space. She was impressed with the installation process and glad she made the investment to protect her home! 

  • Basement Waterproofing in Pipestone, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Pipestone, MN
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    Basement Waterproofing in Pipestone, MN

    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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