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Ryan has been on the American Waterworks team since May of 2018. He has been working in the basement waterproofing and foundation repair industry for over 16 years. He wanted to join the biggest and best company in the region, so he quickly decided that American Waterworks was the perfect fit for him. He enjoys helping homeowners maintain their property value, improve their quality of life, and restore their peace of mind. He specializes in our waterproofing, crawl space, and foundation repair division, but he's certified to perform inspections for all of our services. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys spending time with his son and two dogs, going fishing, camping, hunting, kayaking, and playing disc golf.
At American Waterworks, our mission is to improve the lives of our customers, team, and community through education and delivering a complete solution. We have over 30 years of experience solving problems for thousands of homeowners throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, western Wisconsin, and northeast Iowa. We are a dealer for the top home repair suppliers in the country including Basement Systems, Supportworks, and National Radon Defense. We are the most recognized dealer in our region, and we are committed to staying at the forefront of our industry with the support of these organizations. Our priority is to provide homeowners with lasting solutions for a wide array of problems. We firmly believe that working with a contractor shouldn’t be a painful experience and we strive to change that perception by providing top-notch customer service and ensuring that all employees are knowledgeable and thoroughly trained in order to best serve our customers.
Hometown: Lake Crystal, MN
Hobbies: Fishing, hunting, camping, playing disc golf, and kayaking
Tim B. of Rochester, MN had water leaking into his basement, making him worry about the value of his home. He called our office to set up a FREE Estimate with our Design Specialist, Ryan Powell. Ryan inspected the problem and came up with a solution. Tim got all of his questions answered so he moved forward with the project.
Our Foreman, Dylon VanCanneyt, and his production crew began the project by breaking out the concrete perimeter of the basement, forming a trench, and installing 24 of our CarbonArmor strips, which are made to reinforce foundation walls and repair cracks. Next, our team applied 100 feet of our CleanSpace Wall System over the Carbon Armor, designed as an extra protectant and made to prevent exposure to mold and humidity. Lastly, Dylon and his crew installed 108 feet of our WaterGuard in the formed trench. Our WaterGuard is made to collect water seepage from basement walls and prevent underground water clogs. To complete the work, our team covered the open gaps with rock and replaced the concrete. Tim said our guys worked diligently to complete the project, and he couldn't have asked for anything more!
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Donald R. in Rochester, MN contacted American Waterworks after he saw one of our commercials on TV. He had cracked and slightly bowing foundation walls, and he was concerned about the structural integrity of his house. He knew how much replacing his foundation entirely could be, and he wanted to fix the problem before it got any worse. We sent one of our Design Specialists, Ryan Powell, to his home to inspect the situation and develop a unique solution.
Our Foreman, Jesus Covarrubias, and his production crew installed 17 CarbonArmor straps along the foundation to reinforce the bowing walls. The CarbonArmor system utilizes epoxy and carbon fiber straps to strengthen and stabilize the foundation walls. The CarbonArmor reinforcement becomes part of the wall structure and can be hidden with a coat of paint. Donald’s foundation has been stabilized, and his peace of mind restored!
Bob E. in Mason City, IA had a sunken concrete driveway and was tired of dealing with the trip hazard and the large bump every time he drove in and out of his garage. He noticed one of our yard signs in his neighbor’s yard and was directed to the American Waterworks website. He was intrigued by our PolyLevel foam concrete solution, so he contacted us to receive a FREE estimate. We sent one of our Design Specialists, Ryan Powell, to meet with Bob and provide a solution. He was glad to hear that our concrete repair solution is affordable, durable and non-invasive, so he scheduled the installation.
One of our PolyLevel experts, Brandon Wiskow, drilled penny-sized holes into the concrete slabs where they needed to be raised. Then, he injected the PolyLevel foam until the concrete driveway was raised and level with the concrete garage. Lastly, he sealed the cracks with our Nexus Pro sealant and cleaned up his work area. Bob was thrilled to see the results immediately and is glad he chose American Waterworks to repair his concrete!
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Ken S. in Thorton, IA contacted American Waterworks after seeing one of our ads in the local newspaper. His home already had two sump pumps, but water was still seeping into the basement, and he was looking for more options. We sent one of our Design Specialists, Ryan Powell, to meet with Ken and evaluate the situation. Ryan recommended our TripleSafe sump pump and Ken approved.
Our Foreman, Matt Zeller, and his production crew were able to swap out the sump pumps and also installed our SaniDry XP dehumidifier to take care of any humidity in the basement. For normal functioning, the TripleSafe has a Zoeller ⅓ horsepower sump pump set at the lowest level. For heavy volumes of water or in case of primary pump failure, a second, Zoeller ½ hp pump will take over. In case of a power outage, our UltraSump battery backup sump pump, set at the highest level, will pump 11,500 gallons or more on a fully charged battery. Ken was impressed with the quick installation and is confident in his new TripleSafe sump pump!
Judy P. of Clear Lake, IA had water leaking through the cracked walls of her basement, making her question the stability of her home. After doing some research online, she came across American Waterworks waterproofing and foundation repair products. She called our office and set up a FREE Estimate with our Design Specialist, Ryan Powell. Ryan went to her home, inspected the problem, and came up with a solution. Judy was comfortable with Ryan's proposal, so he went ahead with the project.
Our Foreman, Jeromy Anderson, and his production crew began the project by breaking out the concrete perimeter of the basement, forming a trench. Next, our team applied 102 feet of our CleanSpace Wall System around the wall perimeter, which prevents mold, mildew, and humidity build-up, and gives the room a clean and bright appearance. Then, our crew installed 11 of our foundation repair PowerBraces around the wall perimeter, which are made to stabilize basement walls and straighten them out over time. Lastly, our crew installed 102 feet of our WaterGuard System in the formed trench. Our WaterGuard acts as an underground drain and transports water to the sump pump. To complete the installation, Jeromy and his crew covered the open gaps with rock and replaced the concrete. Judy had a remarkable experience from start to finish and was grateful we were able to assist her and her home repair needs!
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!
The representatives at Stadheim Properties in Owatonna, MN contacted American Waterworks after being referred by another contractor. The building had two foundation walls that were cracked and bowing. They were remodeling the building at the time and wanted an estimate and the work done as soon as possible. We sent one of our Design Specialists, Ryan Powell, to meet with the representatives, evaluate the situation, and propose a solution for the building. Ryan recommended our Geo-Lock Channel Anchors to permanently stabilize the walls.
Our Foreman, Matt Zeller, and his production crew got to work installing the 26 Geo-Lock Channel Anchors. They began the project by excavating the soil outside of the building and drilling small holes through the foundation wall that correspond to each anchor location. The steel anchor rods were driven through the holes, extending all the way to the earth anchor holes where an anchor plate was securely attached. After fastening the earth anchor outside, the crew mounted the steel channel anchors to the foundation wall on the inside and secured the channel anchors to the floor for optimal bracing and failure protection. The Geo-Lock system stops the foundation walls from moving inwards and also provides the opportunity to straighten the walls over time. The representatives at Stadheim Properties were happy with the results and glad they chose to invest in a long-term solution.
Christina M. in Forest City, IA noticed some cracking and bowing of her basement wall and was concerned about the pressure that was being put on her foundation. We sent one of our Design Specialists, Ryan Powell, to inspect her home and provide her with the best solution. Ryan developed a thorough, unique proposal to permanently restore her foundation. Christina approved of the plan and scheduled the installation.
Our Foreman, Jesus Covarrubias, and his production crew drilled small holes through the failing block foundation and into the soil surrounding the home. They secured each end of the metal rods with anchor plates and tightened them as far as they would go. Wall anchors should be tightened over time to continue the process of straightening the damaged wall. Having wall anchors installed saved this foundation from failing completely and now Christina’s peace of mind is restored knowing her foundation is permanently stabilized.
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Charlotte H. in Saint Paul, MN already had a sump pump, but it was no longer working properly, and she was concerned about the damage the water seeping into her basement was causing. She contacted American Waterworks, and we sent our Design Specialist, Ryan Powell, to her home to evaluate the situation.
Our Foreman, Hugo Sanchez, installed our recommended TripleSafe sump pump and our SaniDry dehumidifier. The TripleSafe is equipped with three levels of protection; a main pump, backup pump, and a backup battery to ensure the basement stays dry all the time. Charlotte now has peace of mind knowing her basement is protected.
Bill S. in Saint Paul, MN contacted American Waterworks after being referred to us by a previous customer. His driveway and patio were sunken and uneven. We sent one of our Design Specialists, Ryan Powell, to inspect the concrete and give Bill a FREE estimate. Bill was impressed with Ryan’s proposal and our PolyLevel concrete repair solution, so he moved forward with the project.
One of our PolyLevel experts, Trevor Ellingson, began the project by drilling small, penny-sized holes into the concrete and injected the polymer foam until the concrete was raised and level. Then, he sealed the cracks with our NexusPro sealant which protects the concrete and gives it a beautiful, finished look. Bill loved the results of the project, and he is glad he chose American Waterworks to help restore his driveway.
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Jamie and Pat B. of Prior Lake, MN had water leaking into their unfinished basement, causing them to feel nervous living in their own home, so they went to their local home show to find contractors that could help them. They came across our booth and talked to our Design Specialist, Ryan Powell, about our waterproofing products. Jamie and Pat decided to have Ryan come out to their home for a FREE Estimate. After a thorough inspection, Jamie and Pat were comfortable with Ryan's proposal, so they went ahead with the project.
Our Foreman, Cory Sather, and their production team started the installation by breaking out the concrete perimeter of the basement, forming a trench. In the trench, our team installed 42 feet of our WaterGuard System, which is designed to collect water seepage from basement walls and act like an underground drain. Next, we applied 42 feet of our CleanSpace Wall System around the wall perimeter, which is made to prevent mold and humidity and acts as an extra support system. To complete the project, Cory and his team filled the open gaps with rock and replaced the concrete. Jamie and Pat could not believe the installation only took a day. They had a remarkable experience from start to finish!
Joel S. in Montgomery, MN contacted us because his front stoop and the corner of his driveway had sunk and one of the slabs of concrete leading to the stoop was also sinking. He heard about our PolyLevel injection foam and was intrigued to find out more. After speaking with one of our Design Specialists and finding out that PolyLevel is a durable, faster and more affordable solution for concrete repair, he decided it was the right option for him.
One of our PolyLevel experts, Brandon Wiskow, successfully raised and leveled the concrete on his front stoop. Then, he sealed the cracks with our Nexus Pro sealant and cleaned up his work area. Joel was pleased with how quick and non-invasive the process was.
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Donna S. in New Prague, MN contacted American Waterworks after seeing our advertisement in the newspaper. She was concerned about the water that was leaking through cracks into her basement, and she wanted someone to look at her crawl space. She met with one of our Design Specialists, Ryan Powell, who assured her that we could permanently waterproof her basement with our WaterGuard and TripleSafe waterproofing system.
Our Foreman, Jesus Covarrubias, and his production crew began the project by removing the concrete around the perimeter of the basement and installing our WaterGuard drainage system and recommended TripleSafe sump pump. Water is now guided through the WaterGuard to the sump pump, and from there is expelled from the home. Next, they removed debris from the crawl space and laid the drainage matting. Then, they completed the project by encapsulating the crawl space with our CleanSpace vapor barrier to protect the space from moisture, mold, and pests. Donna was happy with the results, and glad she can enjoy a dry, clean basement and crawl space!
Bill L. in Eagle Lake, MN had a sunken concrete patio. His deck was on top of the patio, and the uneven concrete made his deck slanted and regrettably unenjoyable. He was interested in our PolyLevel concrete repair option, so he contacted American Waterworks for a FREE estimate. We sent one of our Design Specialists, Ryan Powell, to evaluate the situation and propose a solution. Bill was happy to learn that PolyLevel is a more durable and less-invasive alternative to traditional concrete replacement or mudjacking, so he scheduled the installation.
Our Foreman, Dylon Mish, drilled pencil-sized holes into the concrete slabs where the foam needed to be injected to effectively raise and level the patio. Then, he injected the foam until the slabs were a completely level surface. Lastly, he filled the cracks in the concrete with our Nexus Pro sealant. Bill was amazed at the transformation, and he is glad he will now be able to enjoy an even patio and deck for many years to come.
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Jeff S. of Minnetonka, MN had cracked concrete by her front porch, making her worry about the value of her home. After doing some research on HomeAdvisor, he called American Waterworks to set up a FREE Estimate with our Design Specialist, Ryan Powell. Ryan inspected the concrete and came up with a solution. Jeff was comfortable with Ryan's proposal, so they went ahead with the project.
Our Foreman, Trevor Ellingson, and his crew member injected 48 pounds of our PolyLevel underneath the concrete to raise and stabilize the surface. Our PolyLevel is a dense foam that cures concrete within minutes. Next, our crew applied 30 feet of our NexusPro to seal the cracks. NexusPro provides long-term flexibility, stands up to harsh weather conditions, and gives off a clean appearance. Jeff was happy with the project and had a great experience from start to finish!
Paul F. of Isanti, MN had water leaking into his basement so he called American Waterworks to set up a FREE Estimate! Our Design Specialist, Ryan Powell, went to his home to inspect the issue and come up with a solution. After a thorough inspection, Paul was confident with the proposal so he set up an installation date.
Our Foreman, Raul Barroso, and his production team began the project by cutting out the concrete down the middle of the basement to form a feed line. They connected the feedline to the installation of our TripleSafe Sump Pump System. Our TripleSafe provides three levels of protection and is the best sump pump we offer for our customers. Raul and his team covered the open gaps with rock and replaced the concrete. Paul's peace of mind is restored and is grateful we were to save the life of his basement!
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Danielle O. in Excelsior, MN had water leaking into her basement causing damage to her carpet, floors, and home. She tired of dealing with a wet basement and was concerned about the health implications it could cause, so she contacted American Waterworks to receive a FREE estimate. One of our Design Specialists, Ryan Powell, went to her home to inspect her basement and design a unique solution to fit her needs. Danielle was pleased with the proposal and was eager to have the waterproofing system installed, so she scheduled the installation.
Our Foreman, Matt Zeller, and his crew installed 61 feet of WaterGuard around the perimeter of the room and a SuperSump sump pump in the corner. They also installed our CleanSpace vapor barrier along the walls to protect the room from moisture and potential mold growth. The WaterGuard properly drains water to the sump pump and from there, the water is pumped through the discharge line and expelled from the home. Danielle is pleased that her basement is now a dry, healthier space and she is glad she chose to invest in the long-term protection of her home.
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Linda M. in Gibbon, 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 started researching foundation repair contractors and was glad to run into our booth at the New Ulm Home and Health Show. She set up an appointment to have our Design Specialist, Ryan Powell, evaluate the situation. She was impressed with the proposed solution and moved forward with an installation date.
In order to fully stabilize the damaged foundation walls, our Foreman, Juan Pena, and his production crew installed 6 Geo-Lock Wall Anchors and 3 PowerBraces along the basement walls. 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. Linda is happy she chose to permanently stabilize her home, and her peace of mind has been restored!
A homeowner in Jeffers, MN had a cracked foundation wall in their staircase so they did some research on our website. They called our office to schedule a FREE Estimate with our Design Specialist, Ryan Powell. Ryan inspected their problem and came up with a solution. The homeowner got all of their questions answered so they followed through with the project.
Our Foreman, Juan Pena, and his production team installed one of our GeoLock Wall Anchor foundation repair products, which is designed to pull walls back into their original position. The homeowner was happy how quick everything was completed and had a great experience!
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Nancy S. in Currie, MN contacted American Waterworks after being referred to us by a previous customer. She had been struggling with a wet basement and water-damage to her home. She wanted to find a permanent solution, so we sent one of our Design Specialists, Ryan Powell, who designed a unique solution for her home.
Our Foreman, Cory Sather, and his crew installed 84 feet of our WaterGuard drainage system, 30 feet of feed line, and our SuperSump sump pump. Then, they replaced the concrete and cleaned up their work area. The drainage system now properly guides water to the sump pump and from there, the sump pump pushes the water through the discharge line and expels it from the home. Nancy is pleased with the results and glad her basement is now a dry, healthy space.
Laura W. in Rochester, MN noticed a slight bow and some cracking throughout the walls in her basement. While researching foundation repair options, she contacted American Waterworks for a FREE estimate. We sent our Design Specialist, Ryan Powell, to her home to inspect the foundation and provide Laura with a solution. She was happy with Ryan's proposal and the CarbonArmor® Wall Reinforcing System that we offer. She set a date with our production crew to install the project!
Our Foreman, Jesus Covarrubias, and his crew installed the series of 13 straps along the foundation walls to halt further movement and cracks. CarbonArmor® straps are a quick, affordable way to stabilize block and poured concrete walls that have cracked and that are showing signs of bowing. And because the straps don’t protrude from the wall, the repair can be easily covered with mortar, paint, or light wall panels. The installation process moved quickly, and Laura was happy with the result. She is glad she made the investment to protect the foundation of her home.
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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!
Derek G. in Dawson, MN was concerned about his wet basement and cracked foundation walls. He had inward bowing walls and water was seeping through. He contacted American Waterworks to receive a FREE estimate, and we sent one of our Design Specialists, Ryan Powell, to his home to evaluate the situation. Derek approved of the proposed solution and moved forward with an installation date.
Our Foreman, Jose Castillo, and his production team removed the concrete around the perimeter of the basement floor. They installed 22 PowerBraces and secured them to the walls before laying the WaterGuard drainage system. Once the WaterGuard was laid, they installed our SuperSump and CleanSpace wall vapor barrier, filled back the gaps in the concrete with rock, and replaced the concrete. The installation took a couple of days to complete, but Derek is now confident in the stability of his home, and he has peace of mind that his basement will remain dry.
Ron and Patricia S. of Barrett, M had cracked walls in their family room, so they called American Waterworks to schedule a FREE Estimate. Our Design Specialist, Ryan Powell, inspected the problem and came up with a solution. Ron and Patricia moved forward and scheduled an installation ate.
Our Foreman, Matt Zeller, and his production team dug eight holes outside of the home and inserted a long, medal rod in each hole from the exterior soil to the interior wall. Our team tightened on a GeoLock Wall Anchor to each rod, making the walls pull back to their original position. Matt and his crew capped the anchors and made sure Ron and Patricia were happy. To complete the installation, our crew back filled the holes and replaced the soil.
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