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Is your home experiencing foundation settlement, hydrostatic pressure, soil washout, frost, or other structural issues? American Waterworks provides permanent solutions to help solve your foundation problems and restore value to your home. Our products comply with the strictest industry standards and have been tested by hundreds of major foundation repair contractors throughout North America. We even include a written manufacturer's warranty and our own in-house performance warranty with each installation.
To learn more about our reliable foundation repair services call 1-844-801-9520 or click below today. We can inspect foundation damage, identify the cause, and create a written proposal that outlines all work to be done. We proudly serve Fargo, Minneapolis, Rochester, and areas nearby throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin.
American Waterworks provides a wide range of permanent foundation repair products proven to last – this includes foundation piers, foundation wall repair solutions, crawl space support posts, and more. Each of our foundation repair products come complete with a written manufacturer's warranty and our very own performance warranty.
So whether your home has a cracked foundation, sagging floors above the crawl space, bowing walls, or other foundation issues, American Waterworks can help. Contact us to schedule a foundation inspection and a free foundation repair estimate. We serve homeowners throughout Saint Paul, Bismarck, Saint Cloud, and areas nearby.
Our Foundation Products
I-Beam Wall Brace
Foundation & Slab Piers
Crawl Space Jack Posts
CarbonArmor® Wall Reinforcing System
WallDefense™ Brackets & Straps
At American Waterworks, we have exclusive access to Supportworks' industry-leading structural repair products in our Minnesota, North Dakota, Iowa, and Wisconsin service area.
Supportworks is the only manufacturer that maintains an in-house staff of both structural and geotechnical engineers. These experts focus on product design and quality, while also providing technical support to other engineers, architects, building departments, and general contractors in the field.
To help you decide if our products are the best ones for you, we offer free on-site inspections and consultations. We'll help you learn what caused your unique foundation problem, which options are best for repairing the problem, and what measures will prevent future issues. To schedule your free structural repair quote, call or e-mail us today!
We're proud to serve Fargo, Minneapolis, Rochester, nearby localities such as Saint Paul, Bismarck, Saint Cloud, Maple Grove, Eau Claire, Eden Prairie, Burnsville, and the surrounding areas.
The existing expansion joint between the driveway and garage is fully compressed.
Even when the joint appears wide enough at the surface, the concrete may still be in contact underneath. This means that when the street expands with heat, your driveway is being pushed into the rest of your home.
The foundation walls on either side of the garage door are being pushed inwards by the driveway slab.
This is a sign that when the concrete pavement expanded and lengthened, pushing into the concrete driveway, there was insufficient compression space within the expansion joints. The only place for the driveway slab to go was through your garage walls.
Gaps have formed behind the foundation walls on either side of the garage door as the garage slab is pushed rearward.
Installing new expansion joints in the driveway and installing wall anchors will restore your foundation walls to structural stability.
Basement walls or foundation walls are pushed out by the garage slab.
At this stage, the damage caused by street creep has lead to a potentially serious foundation issue. It's important to address this soon -- before the damage becomes any more significant.
Foundation walls are designed to support loads from above, not from the side. When side pressure on your walls exceeds their ability to withstand the force, they will begin to crack, bow, slide in at the bottom, and/or tilt in at the top. Rebuilding damaged walls may seem like the obvious (and expensive) answer, but even new walls will fail if the soil conditions are not changed.
Wall anchors can counteract soil pressure by anchoring walls to stable, undisturbed soil outside your home. Thanks to threaded rods that extend through the wall, wall anchors can even be used to straighten walls in many cases!
When it isn't possible to anchor walls in the soils outside the foundation due to properly line restrictions, we recommend repairing your damaged foundation walls with the PowerBrace™ Wall Repair System.
The PowerBrace™ is an adjustable steel I-beam system with two important benefits: stabilizing bowed or tilting walls, and (over time) forcing bowed or tilting wall sections back to their original position. All PowerBrace™ components are manufactured to exacting standards, with an anti-corrosion zinc coating that will keep them looking like new for decades to come!
When soils are unable to bear the load of the structure on top of it, that structure must sink downwards into the ground. This is true with homes, concrete floors, chimneys, and many other structures.
Piers can solve settlement problems by transferring a structure's weight to strong, competent supporting soils at greater depth. Piers can effectively stabilize a settling structure and can even provide jacking points to lift the structure upwards to its original, level position.
Floors over crawl space foundations sag due to many reasons, including inadequate or shifting supports beneath floor joists and lumber deterioration due to mold and rot.
As a floor sags, this problem is often associated with other issues, including cracking drywall, skewed door and window openings, and a potentially moldy, musty odor in the house. Our SmartJack® system is designed to straighten and strengthen sagging floors over crawl space foundations. We also have other products that can eliminate crawl space moisture problems like rot and corroded metal surfaces.
CarbonArmor® straps are a quick, affordable way to stabilize block and poured concrete walls that have cracked and that are showing signs of bowing. Our installers determine the number of straps required, depending upon the pressure being exerted and the length of the affected wall. The super strong carbon fiber straps are then attached to the wall with epoxy.
While this method does not restore a bowed wall to its original plumb state, it will halt further movement and cracks. And because the straps don’t protrude from the wall the way I-beams do, the repair can be easily covered with mortar, paint, or light wall panels.
WallDefense™ brackets offer a permanent solution for stabilizing poured concrete foundation walls. The steel brackets attach the top of the wall to the floor joists to prevent wall movement, including tipping. WallDefense protects foundation walls even if there's an increase in the pressure or load on the wall.
WallDefense™ straps protect block foundation walls from inward movement and bowing. The carbon-fiber reinforced polymer straps are stronger than steel, adding strength without bulk. The low-profile design of WallDefense straps won't affect your basement finishing project.
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