Solutions for every problem. If your foundation is cracked, buckling, or has other damage, our experts can restore your home to safe, functional condition.
Foundation problems can affect your home's safety, appearance, and value. The first step to repairing your home's foundation is to find the source of your problem. Repairing your foundation issue before it becomes a big problem is the most affordable and effective solution. American Waterworks can help.
All of our patented foundation repair solutions are custom designed for your home. As the authorized dealer in Southern MN, Northeast IA & Western WI and Minneapolis, we install warrantied products available nowhere else, and all of our foundation specialists are trained and certified.
Give us a call at 1-844-801-9520 or click below to schedule a professional inspection with one of our foundation repair experts.
Common foundation problem signs
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Sagging Crawl Space
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Client tried several alternatives to prevent foundation from sinking, but the home continued to do so. With a little help from American Waterwork's piering system, we were able to fix the problem and prevent any further damage to the home.
A homeowner in Tomah, WI noticed seapage through their drywall and called American Waterworks to investigate the issue. After a thorough analysis Tom noticed a crack in the homeowner's foundation that was causing the leak. American Waterworks was able to install The FlexiSpan system in which seals the wall crack as a first line of defense. But if any water should leak through the crack, a hidden, foam-lined channel transports this leakage to the waterproofing system. Peace of mind for a lifetime!
Larry M. in La Crescent, MN had a bowing foundation wall in his basement. He was concerned that his wall was no longer stable and that it was putting pressure on the foundation of the home. He knew how expensive it can be to replace and entire foundation, so he decided he needed to have a professional take a look and see what his options were. One of our Design Specialists, Rick Weber, went onsite to give him a free estimate. Rick recommended installing 5 Geo-Lock wall anchors on Larry's bowing foundation wall.
Larry was pleased to discover that our wall anchors are backed by a lifetime warranty, which made him comfortable having them installed. Larry could already see the difference in stability of that wall once the anchors were tightened. Larry now has peace of mind knowing his wall has been permanently been secured and stabilized.
If you have a bowing or cracked wall, contact us for your free estimate!
Heather B. had water leaking into her basement and multiple cracked and bowing foundation walls. She wanted to address these problems before they got any worse, so she contacted American Waterworks to receive a FREE estimate. One of our Design Specialists created a thorough foundation repair and waterproofing plan to restore her basement.
Heather chose to move forward with installing our systems, so our production crew installed our WaterGuard drainage system, our SuperSump sump pump, wall anchors and PowerBraces. The project took two days, and now Heather's basement is permanently protected, and her peace of mind is restored.
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Lloyd H. in Decorah, IA had cracked foundation walls in his basement. He was concerned about the pressure this was putting on his home and he wanted to take care of it before the problem got any worse. He contacted American Waterworks and we sent one of our Design Specialists, Pete Wangen, to his home to design the right solution. Lloyd was pleased with our proposal, so he scheduled for us to repair his foundation.
Our Foreman, Jose Castillo, and his crew installed wall anchors along the cracked and bowing walls which immediately prevented the walls from further deterioration. As they tightened the anchors, the walls began to straighten. Lloyd is glad he chose to protect his home by installing wall anchors. He no longer has to worry about his foundation failing.
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Ken H. in Osseo, WI had two walls in his basement that were cracked and bowing inward. He was concerned that the bowing walls were putting a lot of pressure on his foundation, and he wanted to have it taken care of before it got worse. He contacted the foundation repair experts at American Waterworks, and we sent one of our Design Specialists, Chad Johnson, to his home to give him a free estimate and provide him with a solution. Chad recommended that we install wall anchors to permanently stabilize his walls and Ken agreed, so they scheduled the installation.
Our production team installed 9 walls anchors along the two bowing walls. The anchors provide stability to the wall because they are drilled deep into the soil surrounding the home. The anchors also start to straighten the wall and the anchors can continue to be tightened over time, if need be. Our wall anchors are backed by a lifetime warranty, so Ken is glad he chose a permanent solution to protect the foundation of his home.
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Adam W. in Mabel, MN had a cracked basement wall that had gotten worse over the course of just a few months. His block foundation had a large horizontal crack and it was starting to bow. He was concerned about the pressure it was putting on the foundation of his home, so he gave American Waterworks a call for a FREE estimate.
We sent one of our Design Specialists, Michael Radosevich, to inspect Adam’s foundation problem and to design a solution. Michael answered Adam’s questions and addressed his concerns before designing a unique proposal that would best fit his needs. Adam was pleased with the proposal that Michael presented to him, so they scheduled a date for the installation.
Our production team installed 4 wall anchors through the cracked wall in his basement. The anchor rods are drilled deep into the soil out side of the home and wall plates are installed on either end of the rod to secure the anchor. Then, they tighten the anchor which begins the process of straightening the wall. Our wall anchors permanently stabilized Adam’s foundation wall, and our anchors are backed by a lifetime warranty, so Adam can rest easy knowing that he chose the right solution to repair his foundation.
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Roger L. owned a home in Strum, WI that he was using as an income property. He decided that he wanted to sell the house, so he didn’t have to deal with renting it out anymore. He knew that before he could put it on the market, he would have to make some repairs to the home, including repairing the foundation. He had two cracked walls in his basement, one of which had started bowing inward. Over the years he noticed it gradually getting worse and worse and he decided it was time to call American Waterworks to learn more about our foundation repair solutions and get a FREE estimate.
One of our Design Specialists, Rick Weber, went onsite to inspect his walls and develop the right solution for his specific needs. Rick concluded that the best repair option would be to install wall anchors, and Roger agreed. A couple of weeks later, our production crew arrived at the home to start the installation. They drilled small holes through the damaged block foundation and inserted long metal rods through the wall and into the soil surrounding the home. They secured both ends of the metal rods with anchor plates and tightened them as far as they could go. Once the anchors were tightened, the walls began to straighten and stabilize. The anchors should continue to be tightened over to time to continuously improve the strength of the foundation.
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No two foundation problems are alike. We use only warrantied foundation repair products that have proven to be effective for repairing issues like cracks, sinking, bowing walls, and more. We ensure the best solution for your home's specific needs. Mudjacking, stabilizing concrete, wall stabilization, and push piers are just a few of our common solutions.
You don't have to live with stressful foundation problems. American Waterworks will conduct a thorough inspection of your home, and we'll let you know exactly what steps need to be taken to permanently stabilize your foundation -- restoring value to your greatest investment. Contact us today to request your free foundation repair estimate in Mason City, La Crosse, Eau Claire, Zumbrota, Oronoco, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie or nearby.
Foundation walls begin to bow and buckle inward when the force against them exceeds their ability to withstand this pressure.
Failing foundation walls will crack and leak, and if you have a finished basement, they can lead to cracks in the finished walls. Bowing walls may eventually collapse and should be addressed right away.
We repair bowing walls from the outside with our Geo-Lock Foundation Wall Anchor System.
When outside access is not possible, we recommend our PowerBrace™ I-Beam System.
Our solutions will do more than simply stop inward movement -- they can also be used to straighten the walls back to their original position.
Learn more about bowing, buckling walls.
Foundation settlement occurs when the soils underneath a foundation are unable to support the weight of the structure that's resting on them.
A settling foundation will mean a great deal of damage to your home -- including cracked foundation walls, cracked drywall, doors and windows out of square, and tilting chimneys. As foundation damage goes unaddressed, it will become more difficult to repair.
Supportworks' line of foundation piers are a great option for repairing sinking structures of all types.
These sturdy, corrosion-resistant piers can stabilize and lift your foundation back to a stable position -- permanently!
Learn more about foundation settlement.
Floors over crawl spaces begin to sink in three scenarios: When there are too few supports, when the supports begin to sink into the ground, and when the structural wood holding up your floor begins to rot and grow mold.
When crawl space structures experience settlement, the entire home above can begin to show damage. Drywall will crack, doors will stick and floors will become uneven. If the crawl space is damaged by mold, there may also be moldy, musty odors upstairs.
Rugged steel supports like Supportworks' SmartJack® Crawl Space Support System can quickly restore your structure. If your structure was sinking due to mold and rot, your crawl space should also be dehumidified and encapsulated to prevent further damage.
Learn more about sagging crawl spaces.
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