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Ryan Powell

American Waterworks

Title: System Design Specialist

Hometown: Lake Crystal, MN

Ryan Powell from American Waterworks

I have been working in the basement/foundation industry for 16 years. I wanted to work with the biggest and best company in my industry and that is American Waterworks. I enjoy helping people to maintain property value, improve their quality of life and restore peace of mind.

American Waterworks saw what an asset I would be to the company with my experience and eagerness to help people and brought me on board. I have been thoroughly trained and have earned the highly-esteemed title of “Certified Concrete Repair Specialist” through Foundation Supportworks International Contractor Network.

American Waterworks is a certified member of the Basement Systems network of dealers. Basement Systems is the world’s largest affiliation of basement waterproofing contractors.  American Waterworks is also a proud member of National Radon Defense and Foundation Supportworks.  All our representatives are fully certified to preform inspections and repairs.  We have over thirty products to solve the problems that yesterday’s systems presented.  We at American Waterworks help our customers with problems ranging from groundwater seepage to basement dehumidification, from bowed or cracked basement walls, to foundation and concrete slab settlement, as well as radon testing and mitigation.

I enjoy meeting with homeowners and helping them solve their Radon, Foundation, Concrete problems, enabling them to get more out of their homes. I also enjoy spending time with my son and 2 dogs, fishing, hunting, camping, disc golf, and kayaking.

Customer Reviews
About Me
  • By Dan With Village On The Green
    Rochester, MN

    "I was very happy with everything! "

    Customer Review

    By Dan With Village On The Green
    Rochester, MN

    I was very happy with everything! 

  • By Armin B.
    Rochester, MN

    "Trevor and his co-worker were very professional, respectful, and did a great job raising my driveway."

    Customer Review

    By Armin B.
    Rochester, MN

    Trevor and his co-worker were very professional, respectful, and did a great job raising my driveway.

  • By Josh O.
    Rochester, MN

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    By Josh O.
    Rochester, MN

  • By Dale H.
    Rochester, MN

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    By Dale H.
    Rochester, MN

  • By Richard A.
    Rochester, MN

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    By Richard A.
    Rochester, MN

  • By Michael A.
    Rochester, MN

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    By Michael A.
    Rochester, MN

  • By Larry D.
    Mason City, IA

    "Prompt and polite people. Enjoyed having them as they worked through a disappointing time for us. "

    Customer Review

    By Larry D.
    Mason City, IA

    Prompt and polite people. Enjoyed having them as they worked through a disappointing time for us. 

  • By Bob E.
    Mason City, IA

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    By Bob E.
    Mason City, IA

  • By Dale H.
    Ellsworth, WI

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    By Dale H.
    Ellsworth, WI

  • By Ken S.
    Thornton, IA

    "Very satisfied! "

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    By Ken S.
    Thornton, IA

    Very satisfied! 

Testimonials
from customers I've helped!
  • "I have been a customer for 10+ years. I've had multiple projects completed including waterproofing, concrete..." Read Full Testimonial

    Ed M. of Rochester, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              I have been a customer for 10+ years. I've had multiple projects completed including waterproofing, concrete work, and radon mitigation, and I am very satisfied with ALL work done by American Waterworks!
    Ed M.
    Rochester, MN
  • "Our project was done December 3-4, 2018 in Blue Earth, MN. We actually live about 2.5 hours away, and it is..." Read Full Testimonial

    Frank S. of Blue Earth, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              Our project was done December 3-4, 2018 in Blue Earth, MN. We actually live about 2.5 hours away, and it is difficult for us to get to Blue Earth often. We were not able to be on-site during the basement update, consisting of powerbraces and anchor. However, the project Foreman, Dylon VanCanneyt, did a great job calling us and advising us as the project was being worked. 1. He told us in advance of potential problems with venting and floor coverings in the areas being worked. No special efforts were needed. 2. He called us when the project was completed. 3. He told me the location of the powerbrace wrench, and gave me instructions on how to use it, along with some more helpful information. We made the trip to Blue Earth in mid-March, and the reinforcement braces and anchor look great! The installation crew did a good job of clean-up, and we are really happy with the work! We researched American Waterworks on the company website, and that was the factor in contacting your company. The Design Specialist, Ryan Powell, we talked with in October prior to the project was professional - no pressue. He was willing to spend several hours with us as we looked at the project needs. We had a discount for signing the day he gave us the estimate - nice savings, and we thought the price was competitive. Thank you!!
    Frank S.
    Blue Earth, MN
  • "The office staff went above and beyond when there was a small misunderstanding. The Design Specialist..." Read Full Testimonial

    PJ B. of Wabasso, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              The office staff went above and beyond when there was a small misunderstanding. The Design Specialist explained everything very well. The installation crew was very efficient. They worked very hard and only took one day, when I thought it would take two. The cleanup was great! I'm so happy with the work, I can't wait until I have the funds to complete the rest of the project!
    PJ B.
    Wabasso, MN
  • "Things went very well right from the start. They phoned when they were en route what time they would arrive..." Read Full Testimonial

    Dave S. of Luverne, MN

    Customer Testimonial

              Things went very well right from the start. They phoned when they were en route what time they would arrive and once they did it took them a very short time to assess the job and they went to work. We were amazed at how fast and methodical the men worked explaining along the way how the work would progress and were happy to answer any questions we had and to address one small change that had to be made. After the job was done they did make a great effort to clean the area and asked us to do a walkthrough to make sure everything was done correctly or if there was anything more that could be done. We are extremely pleased with the work they did and would recommend American Waterworks to anyone with basement water problems. Thanks to Ryan for drawing up the plans and Tremaine and his two excellent co-workers for a job well done.
    Dave S.
    Luverne, MN
Before and after photos from jobs I've worked on:
  • CarbonArmor Stabilizes Foundation in Rochester, MN
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    CarbonArmor Stabilizes Foundation in Rochester, MN
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    CarbonArmor Stabilizes Foundation in Rochester, MN

    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! 

  • Sunken Driveway Raised in Mason City, IA
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    Sunken Driveway Raised in Mason City, IA
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    Sunken Driveway Raised in Mason City, IA

    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!

    Do you have uneven or sunken concrete? We can help! Click here for a FREE estimate.

  • TripleSafe Sump Pumps Installed in Thornton, IA
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    TripleSafe Sump Pumps Installed in Thornton, IA
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    TripleSafe Sump Pumps Installed in Thornton, IA

    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! 

  • Foundation Repair and Waterproofing in Albert Lea, MN
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    Foundation Repair and Waterproofing in Albert Lea, MN
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    Foundation Repair and Waterproofing in Albert Lea, MN

    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! 

  • Channel Anchors Stabilize Foundation at Stadheim Properties in Owatonna, MN
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    Channel Anchors Stabilize Foundation at Stadheim Properties in Owatonna, MN
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    Channel Anchors Stabilize Foundation at Stadheim Properties in Owatonna, MN

    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. 

  • Cracked Foundation Repaired with Wall Anchors in Forest City, IA
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    Cracked Foundation Repaired with Wall Anchors in Forest City, IA
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    Cracked Foundation Repaired with Wall Anchors in Forest City, IA

    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. 

    Do you have cracked or bowing walls? Don’t wait until it’s too late! Click here for a FREE estimate.

  • TripleSafe Sump Pump Installed in Saint Paul, MN
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    TripleSafe Sump Pump Installed in Saint Paul, MN
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    TripleSafe Sump Pump Installed in Saint Paul, MN

    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. 

     

  • PolyLevel Lifts and Restores Concrete in Saint Paul, MN
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    PolyLevel Lifts and Restores Concrete in Saint Paul, MN
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    PolyLevel Lifts and Restores Concrete in Saint Paul, MN

    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.

    Do you have sunken or uneven concrete? Click here to receive a FREE estimate!

  • Sunken Concrete Raised in Montgomery, MN
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    Sunken Concrete Raised in Montgomery, MN
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    Sunken Concrete Raised in Montgomery, MN

    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. 

    If your concrete is sinking, click here for your free estimate!

  • Crawl Space Encapsulation and Waterproofing in New Prague, MN
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation and Waterproofing in New Prague, MN
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    Crawl Space Encapsulation and Waterproofing in New Prague, MN

    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! 

  • PolyLevel Lifts and Restores Uneven Patio in Eagle Lake, MN
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    PolyLevel Lifts and Restores Uneven Patio in Eagle Lake, MN
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    PolyLevel Lifts and Restores Uneven Patio in Eagle Lake, MN

    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.

    Does your concrete need attention? Click here to receive a FREE estimate!

  • Wet Basement Restored in Excelsior, MN
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    Wet Basement Restored in Excelsior, MN
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    Wet Basement Restored in Excelsior, MN

    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.

    Are you suffering from a wet basement? Click here to receive a FREE estimate!

  • Cracked Block Foundation Repaired in Gibbon, MN
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    Cracked Block Foundation Repaired in Gibbon, MN
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    Cracked Block Foundation Repaired in Gibbon, MN

    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! 

  • WaterGuard and Super Sump Protect Basement in Currie, MN
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    WaterGuard and Super Sump Protect Basement in Currie, MN
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    WaterGuard and Super Sump Protect Basement in Currie, MN

    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. 

  • Carbon Fiber Wall Protection in Rochester, MN
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    Carbon Fiber Wall Protection in Rochester, MN
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    Carbon Fiber Wall Protection in Rochester, MN

    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. 

    Click here if you would like to schedule your free foundation inspection and quote today! 

  • SmartJacks Stabilize Sagging Support Beams in Truman, MN
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    SmartJacks Stabilize Sagging Support Beams in Truman, MN
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    SmartJacks Stabilize Sagging Support Beams in Truman, MN

    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! 

  • Foundation Repair and Waterproofing in Dawson, MN
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    Foundation Repair and Waterproofing in Dawson, MN
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    Foundation Repair and Waterproofing in Dawson, MN

    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. 

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