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Bridget in Ossian, IA was trying to sell her home that she had lived in for 25 years. The buyer was concerned about a cracked wall in the garage and wanted to have it inspected. Bridget’s realtor got her in touch with American Waterworks to help with her foundation problem. One of our Design Specialists, Rick Weber, went onsite to give her a FREE inspection and design a solution.
Rick recommended that she have us install PowerBraces along the damaged wall to permanently stabilize it. Bridget and the buyer agreed to have the project completed, so they scheduled the installation.
Our production team installed the four PowerBraces in the garage and left the homeowner with a tightening kit to continue straightening the wall over time. Our foundation repair systems are backed by a lifetime warranty, so she is confident in their decision to go with American Waterworks. The homeowner is pleased with the results and she is glad her foundation wall in now secure.
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Allen S. in Arcadia, WI had standing water in two of the corners of the basement, causing humidity problems. He was tired of trying to deal with this problem by himself and decided it was time to involve a professional . He saw a commercial for American Waterworks and decided to give us a call. Shortly after, we had one of our Design Specialists out to his home to give him a FREE onsite estimate.
Our Design Specialist built a personalized plan with Allen that would permanently waterproof his basement.. Our crew installed a full perimeter of WaterGuard, lateral feed lines through the middle of the basement to guide water to the WaterGuard, and a TripleSafe sump pump.
The WaterGuard drainage system directs any water seeping in to the sump pump. Once the water reaches the sump pump, it is then pumped through the discharge line and expelled to the outside of the home. Our waterproofing system is backed by a lifetime warranty, so Allen has peace of mind that he chose to protect his basement for the long-term. Allen no longer has the frustration of dealing with standing water in his basement.
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Vern K. in Plainview, MN noticed a musty smell coming from his crawl space. When he looked for what was causing the smell, he noticed that there was a lot of moisture in his crawl space. He was concerned about the air quality of his home and about the potential damage the moisture could cause.
He saw one of our advertisements on TV and saw that we are able to waterproof and encapsulate crawl spaces. He wanted to have a professional look at it so he gave us a call and we sent one of our Design Specialists, Dustin Loftus, to his home to do a free onsite estimate and create a solution to his problem.
Our production team installed a full perimeter of rim joist insulation which seals the rim joists and lowers Vern's energy costs. They also installed drainage matting and our CleanSpace vapor barrier. The combination of these crawl space waterproofing and encapsulation products turned Vern's crawl space into a dry, clean and energy efficient part of the house.
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Bill L. in Saint Ansgar, WI had a bowing wall in his basement, so he started looking into repair options. While researching foundation repair, he came across American Waterworks’ website. He contacted us to receive a free estimate, so we sent one of our Design Specialists, Pete Wangen, to his home to inspect his foundation and provide him with a solution. Pete recommended that we install wall anchors to permanently stabilize Bill’s foundation wall. Bill agreed and was pleased with the proposal that Pete developed, so he scheduled the installation.
Our production team drilled small holes in the wall and inserted long metal rods. The metal rods extend through the wall and into the soil outside of the home. Then, the rod is secured with metal plates on each end. They tighten the anchors and the wall starts to straighten and stabilize. The anchors can be tightened over time so that the foundation wall gradually becomes straighter and straighter. Our wall anchors are guaranteed for a lifetime, so Bill is glad he chose the right solution to secure his home for the long-term.
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Gordon H. in Hardwick, MN had cracks in two of his basement walls. He didn't think much of the cracks at first, but over time, the walls started bowing inward. Gordon knew how expensive replacing a foundation can be, so he started looking for a foundation repair contractor. While doing research online, he was directed to American Waterworks and he was pleased to see that we are foundation repair experts.
He contacted us to receive a FREE onsite estimate, so we sent our Design Specialist, Eric Hazelton, to his home to find a solution for him.
Eric recommended that we install 11 wall anchors along the two cracked walls in order to permanently secure the foundation. Gordon like Eric's proposal and felt it was a good fit for him, so we went ahead with the installation.
Our team dug holes outside of the home where the rods would be anchored to the soil. Next, they drilled the rods through the basement walls into the soil and then locked them in with the anchors from the inside and the outside. The anchor is then tightened, and the wall straightens. The anchor system ensures that Gordon's walls are now permanently secured and stabilized. Our anchor system is backed by a lifetime warranty, so Gordon has peace of mind that it will never be a concern again.
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