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Customer Reviews
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  • By Iva Jean K.
    Fayette, IA

    Customer Review

    By Iva Jean K.
    Fayette, IA

  • By Jim W.
    La Crescent, MN

    "Dakota and Lane are great. They were efficient, friendly and did a wonderful job!"

    Customer Review

    By Jim W.
    La Crescent, MN

    Dakota and Lane are great. They were efficient, friendly and did a wonderful job!

  • By Bonnie G.
    Spring Grove, MN

    Customer Review

    By Bonnie G.
    Spring Grove, MN

  • By Locust S.
    Decorah, IA

    "A very neat installation"

    Customer Review

    By Locust S.
    Decorah, IA

    A very neat installation

  • By Mel And Mardell S.
    Cresco, IA

    Customer Review

    By Mel And Mardell S.
    Cresco, IA

  • By Daniel And Chris M.
    Harmony, MN

    "Mike is great! Dakota and Austin were super fast, efficient, and nice! "

    Customer Review

    By Daniel And Chris M.
    Harmony, MN

    Mike is great! Dakota and Austin were super fast, efficient, and nice! 

  • By Ron G.
    Harmony, MN

    Customer Review

    By Ron G.
    Harmony, MN

  • By Mike G.
    Eau Claire, WI

    "The crew called ahead of time and arrived when they said they would. They answered all of my questions, explained what they were..."

    Customer Review

    By Mike G.
    Eau Claire, WI

    The crew called ahead of time and arrived when they said they would. They answered all of my questions, explained what they were doing and why. They didn't mind me hanging around to watch. Very nice young men. They worked efficiently, safely and assured quality compliance. I am very happy with the appearance of the final project. 

  • By Harold B.
    Ladysmith, WI

    "Good people and willing to take suggestions on placement of the exhaust pipe. Very good! "

    Customer Review

    By Harold B.
    Ladysmith, WI

    Good people and willing to take suggestions on placement of the exhaust pipe. Very good! 

  • By Sharon R.
    Spring Valley, MN

    "Dakota seemed very knowledgeable. He was a good Foreman. Both guys worked hard to get a dirty job done and done well. Made sure..."

    Customer Review

    By Sharon R.
    Spring Valley, MN

    Dakota seemed very knowledgeable. He was a good Foreman. Both guys worked hard to get a dirty job done and done well. Made sure it was cleaned up when it was done. 

Dakota Merchlewitz from American Waterworks

Title: Foreman

Hometown: Goodview, MN

Dakota Merchlewitz from American Waterworks

Dakota has been with American Waterworks since August of 2017. Prior to joining our team, Dakota gained experience with welding and carpentry. His day to day duties include installing our radon mitigation system into our customers’ homes. He makes sure that each installation experience is positive for the customer and ensures that they get all of their questions answered. He enjoys working for American Waterworks because he likes being able to travel and he likes the great people he works with.

In his spare time, he loves spending time outdoors whenever he gets the chance. He enjoys hiking, fishing, hunting and camping in new places. He also values spending quality time with his friends and family. We are thrilled to have Dakota as a part of the team!

Case Studies I've worked on:

Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • High Levels of Radon in Lewiston, MN
    Before
    High Levels of Radon in Lewiston, MN
    After

    Brandon R. in Lewiston, 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. So our Design Specialist, Mac Cole, walked Brandon through the radon mitigation installation process and answered his questions. Brandon wanted to act quickly so his family's health would no longer be compromised, so he had the system installed as soon as possible. 

    Our crew drilled a hole through the floor in the basement to insert a PVC pipe and create a suction point for the radon gas. Then the gas is vented through the pipe and out of the home. A fan is also installed at the top of the PVC pipe where the gas is vented out to ensure that the gas is pushed away from the home. Brandon now has peace of mind knowing that his family is protected from this dangerous gas.

    According to the World Health Organization, radon causes 15% of the world's lung cancer cases and kills over 20,000 people each year. If you have not gotten your home tested for radon, click here to set up an appointment!

  • Radon Mitigation in Lake City, MN
    Before
    Radon Mitigation in Lake City, MN
    After

    Larry V. in Lake City, MN had learned about the dangers of radon gas when he visited our booth at a local home show. One of our Design Specialists, Mac Cole, explained to Larry that radon exposure causes 15% of the world's lung cancer cases and kills more than 20,000 people each year. Larry didn't know that the effects of radon gas exposure could be so detrimental to your health. He set an appointment right away to have his home tested. 

    The test results showed that Larry did in fact have high levels of radon in his home. Mac explained the process of installing our radon mitigation system and Larry decided he wanted it to be installed as soon as possible. During the installation process, our crew drilled a hole through the floor in the basement to insert a PVC pipe and create a suction point for the radon gas. Then the gas is vented through the pipe and out of the home. Larry is relieved that he took the necessary steps to make sure his family's health is no longer compromised. 

    Has your house been tested for radon? If not, click here to set up an appointment!

  • Crawl Space Waterproofing in New Richmond, WI
    Before
    Crawl Space Waterproofing in New Richmond, WI
    After

    Dave G. in New Richmond, WI noticed moisture in his crawl space, with a musty smell coming from within. He was concerned that he was wasting energy through the crawl space because it was not insulated. He decided it was time to have a professional take a look, so he contacted American Waterworks for a FREE onsite estimate. Our Design Specialist, Shane Nephew, went to inspect the situation and he developed a plan to fully waterproof his crawl space. 

    Our crew installed drainage matting, a SmartDrain sump pump, CleanSpace, rim joist insulation and the Sedona dehumidifier. The combination of these waterproofing products ensured that Dave's crawl space would now be a clean, dry and energy efficient space. Dave has peace of mind that he has improved the air quality in his home and lowered his energy costs. 

    Does your crawl space need waterproofing? Click here for a FREE estimate. 

  • Radon Mitigation in Dennison, MN
    Before
    Radon Mitigation in Dennison, MN
    After

    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 was 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.

    Have you had your home tested for radon? Click here to set up an appointment!

  • Radon Mitigation in Northfield, MN
    Before
    Radon Mitigation in Northfield, MN
    After

    Mr. Abrams' home in Northfield, MN tested high for radon at 20.0 pCi/L. The EPA recommends for homeowners to take corrective action if your radon level is at 4 pCi/L or higher. Our Design Specialist, Michael Radosevich developed a solution to mitigate Mr. Abrams' high level of radon. Foreman Dakota Merchlewitz installed our radon mitigation system and now Mr. Abrams' radon level reads 0.7 pCi/L. He now has peace of mind knowing that he is keeping his home and family safe. 

  • High Levels of Radon Mitigated in Minneapolis, MN
    Before
    High Levels of Radon Mitigated in Minneapolis, MN
    After

    Josh L. in Minneapolis, MN discovered the adverse effects that radon gas has on people's health and he became concerned because his home had not yet been tested. He started looking for a company to test his home, and he came across American Waterworks at a local home show. He was glad to see that along with concrete repair, basement waterproofing and foundation repair, we also offer radon testing and mitigation. He gave us a call and we sent one of our Design Specialists, Shane Nephew, to his home to set up the test. 48 hours later, Shane returned to read the results. The results showed that Josh did in fact have unsafe levels of radon in his home. Shane explained the risks of not having a radon mitigation system  installed and he walked Josh through the installation process. Josh wanted to have the system installed as soon as possible, so they scheduled the project. 

    Our radon mitigation specialists drilled a hole through the concrete in the 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 installation took only one day to complete, and Josh is glad he took action to protect his and his family’s health.

    Has your home been tested for radon? Don't compromise your health any longer! Contact us here to schedule an appointment.

  • Radon Mitigation in Ivanhoe, MN
    Before
    Radon Mitigation in Ivanhoe, MN
    After

    Dan R. in Ivanhoe, 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. Dan wanted to act quickly and moved forward with an installation date.

    During the installation process, our Foreman, Dakota Merchlewitz, drilled a hole through the floor in the basement to insert a PVC pipe and create a suction point for the radon gas. Then the gas is vented through the pipe and out of the home. Dan is relieved that he took the necessary steps to make sure his family's health is no longer compromised. 

    Has your house been tested for radon? If not, click here to set up an appointment!

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American Waterworks
829 Rolling View Lane SE
Pine Island, MN 55963
1-507-200-2737
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