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Dakota Merchlewitz

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!

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Todd R.
    Prairie Du Chien, WI

    "As a whole, American Waterworks as been great!! Solving our home issues in a timely manner with great results! "

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    By Todd R.
    Prairie Du Chien, WI

    As a whole, American Waterworks as been great!! Solving our home issues in a timely manner with great results! 

  • By Cal B.
    Stoddard, WI

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    By Cal B.
    Stoddard, WI

  • By Jean G.
    West Salem, WI

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    By Jean G.
    West Salem, WI

  • By Iva Jean K.
    Fayette, IA

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    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!"

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    By Jim W.
    La Crescent, MN

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

  • By Kevin L.
    Ettrick, WI

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    By Kevin L.
    Ettrick, WI

  • By Bonnie G.
    Spring Grove, MN

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    By Bonnie G.
    Spring Grove, MN

  • By Locust S.
    Decorah, IA

    "A very neat installation"

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    By Locust S.
    Decorah, IA

    A very neat installation

  • By Gary G.
    Winona, MN

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    By Gary G.
    Winona, MN

  • By Mel And Mardell S.
    Cresco, IA

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    By Mel And Mardell S.
    Cresco, IA

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "I've had American Waterworks come twice in the last year for different services. Each time the guys who come..." Read Full Testimonial

    Danielle J. of Albert Lea, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              I've had American Waterworks come twice in the last year for different services. Each time the guys who come to do the work are super nice and professional. Yes ma'am no ma'am, clean up after themselves and super quick workers. I will be having American Waterworks works come back if I need it in the future.
    Danielle J.
    Albert Lea, MN
Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • Radon Mitigation in Dodge, WI
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    Radon Mitigation in Dodge, WI
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    Radon Mitigation in Dodge, WI

    Jen S. in Dodge, WI was selling her home and needed a radon mitigation system installed. Her realtor recommended American Waterworks, and we sent our Design Specialist, Kevin Kreofsky, to design a system that was unique to her home.

    Our Foreman, Dakota Merchlewitz, started the installation process by drilling a hole in the slab foundation of the home and connected a PVC pipe. The radon gas is drawn upward, and the pipe guides it to the fan. The fan draws and vents radon safely above and away from the home. 

  • TripleSafe Sump Pump Installed in Lawler, IA
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    TripleSafe Sump Pump Installed in Lawler, IA
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    TripleSafe Sump Pump Installed in Lawler, IA

    Dale C. in Lawler, IA contacted American Waterworks because he was interested in learning more about our TripleSafe sump pump system. He already had a sump pump in his basement, but it was not able to keep up with water from heavy rains and snow melt. We sent one of our Design Specialists to his home to evaluate Dale’s situation and propose a solution to fit his needs.

    Our production crew successfully installed our TripleSafe sump pump and battery backup system. Our TripleSafe is our most reliable sump pump system, providing three levels of protection, and the battery backup provides additional peace of mind. In case of a power outage, the backup with pump 11,500 gallons or more of water on a fully charged battery. Dale is glad he made the investment to protect his basement! 

  • High Levels of Radon in Lewiston, MN
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    High Levels of Radon in Lewiston, MN
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    High Levels of Radon in Lewiston, MN

    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
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    Radon Mitigation in Lake City, MN
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    Radon Mitigation in Lake City, MN

    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!

  • Radon Detection and Mitigation in Lake City, MN
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    Radon Detection and Mitigation in Lake City, MN
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    Radon Detection and Mitigation in Lake City, MN

    Mark K. in Lake City, MN had his home tested for radon. When the results came back with high levels, he gave American Waterworks a call. Our Design Specialist, Kevin Kreofsky, met with Mark and proposed a radon mitigation system unique to his home. 

    Our Foreman, Dakota Merchlewitz, started the installation process by drilling a hole in the slab foundation of the home and connected a PVC pipe. The radon gas is drawn upward and the pipe guides it to the fan. The fan draws and vents radon safely above and away from the home. Mark is glad he took the necessary steps to protect himself and his family. 

  • Radon Detection and Mitigation in Oronoco, MN
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    Radon Detection and Mitigation in Oronoco, MN
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    Radon Detection and Mitigation in Oronoco, MN

    Heather J. in Oronoco, MN received high results after testing for radon in her home. She was concerned about her health and safety, so she contacted American Waterworks for more information on our Radon Mitigation System. She chose to have our Mitigation System installed as soon as possible. 

    Our Foreman, Dakota Merchlewitz, installed our radon mitigation system in less than one day! The U-tube manometer indicates the vacuum pressure inside the radon system. This will let you know if the radon fan is working or not. If the tops of the red liquid are equal, the fan may not be working or may have been turned off. The U-tube is designed to indicate that the system is actually on and at what pressure. Only a radon test can indicate the levels of radon. 

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

  • Radon Detection and Mitigation in Red Wing, MN
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    Radon Detection and Mitigation in Red Wing, MN
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    Radon Detection and Mitigation in Red Wing, MN

    Dan M. in Red Wing, MN already had our waterproofing system installed in his basement, but when his test results for radon come back high, he contacted us about having a radon mitigation system installed.  The EPA recommends mitigation if the radon levels of a home are at or above 4 pCi/L, and Dan wanted the problem taken care of as soon as possible. 

    Our production crew started the installation by creating a suction point through the sump pit for the PVC pipe. Then, they ran the piping up the basement wall, to outside of the home, and up to the roof. We installed a fan in the piping to ensure the radon gas is pushed out and away from the home. Our radon mitigation system is compatible with Dan’s current waterproofing system and was easily installed. The installation only took a couple hours, and Dan’s peace of mind has been restored. 

  • Radon Detection and Mitigation in Mason City, IA
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    Radon Detection and Mitigation in Mason City, IA
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    Radon Detection and Mitigation in Mason City, IA

    Louis A. in Mason City, IA previously had some waterproofing work done by American Waterworks and was impressed with the process and the results. After hearing that we also offer radon mitigation, he decided to have his home tested. Unfortunately, the radon levels in his home came back high. The EPA recommends mitigation if the radon levels of a home are at or above 4 pCi/L. Louis wanted to take care of the issue as soon as possible and moved forward with the radon mitigation system proposed to him by our Design Specialist, Dustin Loftus

    Our Foreman, Dakota Merchlewitz, installed the radon mitigation system by creating a suction point through the concrete floor in the basement and inserting a PVC pipe. The pipe runs up the basement wall and out of the home. Then, he installed a fan along the pipe to ensure the radon gas is pushed up and away from the living space. The gas is then expelled from the home above the roof. Louis was impressed with the quick installation, and his glad he took the necessary steps to protect his health! 

  • Radon Mitigation and Waterproofing in Clear Lake, IA
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    Radon Mitigation and Waterproofing in Clear Lake, IA
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    Radon Mitigation and Waterproofing in Clear Lake, IA

    Sheral A. from Clear Lake, IA contacted American Waterworks after seeing one of our yard signs in her neighbor’s lawn. Water was leaking into her basement creating a damp and unhealthy space. She was concerned about the health implications and wanted a professional opinion. We sent our Design Specialist, Dylan Woitas, to meet with Sheral and inspect her home. Dylan recommended our waterproofing system and was also able to set Sheral up with a radon test while he was there. Unfortunately, the results came back high, but we assured her that our radon mitigation system can easily be installed alongside her waterproofing project with no need to contact another contractor. 

    Our production crew began the waterproofing project with installing our WaterGuard drainage system and our SuperSump sump pump. Next, they installed the Foamax Insulation Panels on the walls for energy bill savings and moisture protection. Then, our Foreman, Dakota Merchlewitz, successfully installed the radon mitigation system by creating a suction point through the sump pit and running the piping up and out of the home. A fan is installed to ensure the radon gas is pushed up and away. Sheral was impressed with the installation, and her peace of mind has been restored! 

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

    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 System Installed in Albert Lea, MN
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    Radon Mitigation System Installed in Albert Lea, MN
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    Radon Mitigation System Installed in Albert Lea, MN

    Sandra N. in Albert Lea, MN had her home tested for radon. When the results came back with high levels, she gave American Waterworks a call. Our Design Specialist, Reed Hudson, developed a plan that was unique to her home. 

    Our Foreman, Dakota Merchlewitz, started the installation process by drilling a hole in the slab foundation of the home and connected a PVC pipe. The radon gas is drawn upward, and the pipe guides it to the fan. The fan draws and vents radon safely above and away from the home. Sandra is glad she took the necessary steps to protect herself and her family. 

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

  • Radon Mitigation in Dennison, MN
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    Radon Mitigation in Dennison, MN
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    Radon Mitigation in Dennison, MN

    Nick M. in Dennison, MN had learned about the dangers of radon gas and decided that he needed to get his home tested. The test results showed a high level of radon. Our Design Specialist walked him through the radon mitigation installation process and answered his questions. Nick wanted to act quickly and moved forward with an installation date. 

    Our radon mitigation specialists drilled a hole through the concrete basement to create a suction point for the gas. Then, a PVC pipe is inserted which goes up through the house and exits the home through the roof. A fan is installed at the top of the PVC pipe to ensure that the radon gas is being pushed away from the home. The post mitigation test results showed that his home is now a much safer environment. The installation took only one day to complete, and Nick is glad he took action to protect his and his family’s health.

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

  • Radon Mitigation in Northfield, MN
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    Radon Mitigation in Northfield, MN
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    Radon Mitigation in Northfield, MN

    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
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    High Levels of Radon Mitigated in Minneapolis, MN
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    High Levels of Radon Mitigated in Minneapolis, MN

    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 Lynd, MN
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    Radon Mitigation in Lynd, MN
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    Radon Mitigation in Lynd, MN

    Cassidy B. in Lynd, MN  had her home tested for radon. When the results came back high, she started doing some research. She was happy to learn that American Waterworks can easily give an estimate and install a radon mitigation system. We sent one of our Design Specialists, Reed Hudson, to meet with Cassidy, inspect her home, and design a customized system. 

    Our Foreman, Dakota Merchlewitz, started the installation process by drilling a hole in the slab foundation of the home and connected a PVC pipe. The radon gas is drawn upward and the pipe guides it to the fan. The fan draws and vents radon safely above and away from the home. Cassidy was impressed with the quick installation and is glad she took the necessary steps to protect her family. 

  • Radon Mitigation in Ivanhoe, MN
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    Radon Mitigation in Ivanhoe, MN
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    Radon Mitigation in Ivanhoe, MN

    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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