Gordon G. in Mankato, MN had a bowing foundation wall in his basement. He saw an ad for American Waterworks in the phone book and called us to see if we could help him. We were happy to send our Design Specialist, Eric Hazelton, to his home to do a free onsite estimate. Eric developed a plan to have our team install anchors along the bowing wall to secure and stabilize it.
The installation process took two days, and Gordon was pleased that he could see immediate results. Our crew left him with a tightening kit so that he could continue tightening the anchors over time until the wall is completely straightened.
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Homeowners James and Rachel D. of Mankato, MN had water leaking through the cracks of their foundation walls, causing them to worry about water damage and the stability of their home. They got in contact with our office staff and scheduled a FREE estimate with our Design Specialist, Jared. Jared went to James and Rachel's house, inspected their problems, and designed a solution that worked for them and their budget. They were confident in Jared's proposal and were comfortable with our products and their warranties, so he went ahead with the project.
Our Foreman, Juan, and his production team started the installation by breaking out the concrete floor perimeter, forming a waterway trench. In the trench, our team installed our WaterGuard Drainage System, which serves as an underground drain and collects water seepage from basement walls. Next, Juan and his crew installed our CleanSpace Wall System Vapor Barrier around the entire wall perimeter. Our CleanSpace is made to prevent mold and humidity and serves as an extra wall protectant while saving money on energy bills. Lastly, our team dug holes outside of the home beyond the foundation and inserted a long, metal rod from the inside foundation to each hole outside of the home. On the ends of the rod in the soil, our team installed an anchor plate, which holds the rod in place in the soil. Inside the basement, our team installed a GeoLock Channel Anchor on each rod to stabilize the wall. The combination of our production crew, the anchor plates, rods, and wall anchors work together to straighten the wall back into its original position. To complete the installation, our crew filled the open floor gaps with pea gravel and river rock and applied new concrete over them.
James and Rachel had a great experience with our team and their peace of mind is restored!
Not only do we provide work in basement waterproofing and foundation repair. We also perform services in radon testing/mitigation, crawl space repair/encapsulation, and concrete repair/lifting! Call us today or click HERE to learn more about our free estimates!
Matt T. of Mankato, MN had bowing foundation walls, causing him to worry about the structural support of his house. He called American Waterworks and scheduled a FREE estimate with our Design Specialist, Ryan, who went to his house, examined his walls, and drew out the solution of our Wall Anchor Foundation Repair System. Matt was comfortable with Ryan's presentation, so he went ahead with the project.
Our Foreman, Jose, and his production team began the project by digging small holes beyond the foundation, until they hit compact, undisturbed soil. While installing our anchor system, each anchor is connected by a steel rod to a wall plate that provides pressure against the inside of the foundation wall. Our wall anchors straighten the wall back into its original position by pulling it back to where it's supposed to be. Over time, homeowners can tighten their anchors to ensure the system is still sticking to its design. To complete the project, Jose and his team backfilled the holes, leaving the yard looking neater than when they found it.
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With many years of experience and access to the industry's best products, American Waterworks is here to serve all of your Blue Earth County home's basement waterproofing and crawl space encapsulation needs. We are a local, family-owned company dedicated to offering the best to our customers. If you have water in your basement or crawl space, you've come to the right place!
As a member of Basement Systems and CleanSpace, we use products designed to thrive in basement and crawl space environments. High-volume sump pumps, efficient dehumidifiers, complete drainage systems, and inorganic wall options are just some of the basement waterproofing products we have to offer. We'll leave you with a clean, dry basement space that you can make the most out of.
If you have a wet crawl space that's being affected by the elements, we offer crawl space encapsulation using an effective crawl space vapor barrier system. We also use crawl space versions of basement products, like sump pumps and dehumidifiers! Ultimately, a dry basement or crawl space will prevent mold, rot, allergies, and structural decay.
In addition to our basement expertise, we also excel at foundation repair and concrete leveling. We understand how crucial a foundation is to the integrity of your home, and we know how scary foundation cracks and bowing walls can be. Using a line of foundation repair products designed by structural and geotechnical engineers at Supportworks, we can solve these issues and more when you come to us with your foundation needs.
If concrete slab settlement is affecting your home, American Waterworks provides a selection of innovative concrete repair products including PolyLevel, NexusPro, and SealantPro. The PolyLevel injection is a lightweight polyurethane formula injected beneath your concrete slab. PolyLevel will restore your sunken concrete to its original position with minimal downtime. PolyLevel can lift and level your driveway, sidewalk, garage floor, sunken concrete steps, and more!
NexusPro is a durable binding agent used to repair cracked concrete slabs on your Blue Earth County property. SealantPro seals concrete driveways and other concrete surfaces, restoring quality and protecting against UV, weather, oil, and water damage for 3 to 5 times longer than other concrete sealants. Repair your concrete and seal in quality with our concrete protection system.
Are you concerned about water in your basement or crawl space, or cracks in your foundation or concrete slabs? American Waterworks is your local expert in all of these services and more. We offer free estimates to all of our customers in St. Charles, MN and throughout the surrounding areas. Schedule yours today!
Matt C. in Amboy, MN had cracked and bowing walls in his basement. He was concerned about the amount of stress it was putting on his foundation and did not want to let the damage get any worse, so he contacted us to receive a FREE estimate. We were happy to send one of our Design Specialists, Jeremy Radtke, to his home to inspect the foundation problem and provide him with a solution. Jeremy assured him that we could repair his foundation walls by installing wall anchors. Matt liked Jeremy’s proposal and felt like we were a good fit for him, so he scheduled the installation.
Our production team drilled rods through the brick wall to the soil outside of the home. They secured the rods with anchor plates on each end. Once the plates were tightened, Matt was able to visibly see a difference in the stability of the walls. The anchors will continue to straighten the walls over time as well. Our wall anchor system is backed by a lifetime warranty, so Matt can rest easy knowing he chose to invest in the long-term protection of his foundation.
Anne L. and her husband in Mankato, MN had recently purchased a home and their realtor recommended that they have the home tested for radon before they move in. After learning that radon is the #1 cause of lung cancer for non-smokers and kills over 21,000 people each year, they started looking for a company to test their home, so they would not be putting their health at risk. Their realtor recommended using American Waterworks, so they gave us a call and we sent our one of our Design Specialists, Jeremy Radtke, to set up the test. 48 hours later, Jeremy came back to read the test results. He discovered that their house did in fact have high levels of radon. Jeremy recommended that they have our radon mitigation system installed as soon as possible and they agreed.
Our radon mitigation specialists drilled a hole through the concrete in the basement to create a suction point for the gas. Then, a PVC pipe is inserted which goes up through the house and exits the home through the roof. A fan is installed at the top of the PVC pipe to ensure that the radon gas is being pushed away from the home. The post radon mitigation test showed a drastic reduction in radon gas, and they were relieved that their health would not be compromised. The installation only took one day to complete, and now they can rest easy knowing that their home is protected.
Brandon S. in Madison Lake, MN discovered the adverse effects that radon gas has on people's health and he became concerned because his home had not yet been tested. He started looking for a company to test his home, and he came across American Waterworks’ website. He was glad to see that along with concrete repair, basement waterproofing and foundation repair, we also offer radon testing and mitigation. He gave us a call and we sent one of our Design Specialists, Dustin Loftus, to his home to set up the test. 48 hours later, Dustin returned to read the results. Dustin found that their radon gas was at 5.0 pCi/L. The EPA recommends that homeowners should take corrective action if their home tests at 4.0 pCi/L or higher. Dustin explained the health risks and Brandon knew he needed to have a mitigation system installed right away.
Our radon mitigation specialists drilled a hole through the concrete in the basement to create a suction point for the gas. Then, a PVC pipe is inserted which goes up through the house and exits the home through the roof. A fan is installed at the top of the PVC pipe to ensure that the radon gas is being pushed away from the home. The post mitigation test results showed that the radon was now at only 1.8 pCi/L. The installation took one day to complete, and Brandon is glad he took action to protect his and his family’s health.
Mike C. in North Mankato, MN had a cracked and bowing foundation wall in his basement. He contacted American Waterworks after seeing an advertisement because he was concerned about the pressure it was putting on his foundation. Our Design Specialist, Eric Hazelton, went to his home to provide him with a FREE onsite inspection and design a solution. Eric recommended that we install PowerBraces to stabilize his walls and protect his foundation. Mike liked the proposal that Eric presented to him, so he decided to move forward with repairing his foundation.
Our Foreman, Juan Pena, and his crew installed 7 PowerBraces along the bowing wall. The PowerBraces are designed to stabilize failing basement walls and provide the potential for the wall to straighten over time. The beams are covered with a zinc-coating to protect it from rusting or deteriorating. The process was less invasive than Mike thought it would be. Mike is glad he chose the right solution through American Waterworks to protect his foundation for the long-term.
No matter what is happening with your foundation- we can help. Don't wait until the problem becomes so severe that your foundation fails. Contact us to receive a free estimate!
Jessi G. in Madison Lake, MN had a cracked and bowing wall in her basement. Water had started seeping through the cracks, so she knew she needed to repair the wall and she needed to act quickly before the situation got any worse. She saw a commercial on television for American Waterworks, so she contacted us to receive a FREE estimate. One of our Design Specialists, Eric Hazelton, went to her home to inspect her foundation and design a solution. Eric recommended that we install wall anchors along the bowing wall to secure and straighten it. Jessi liked the proposal that Eric developed, so she moved forward with repairing her foundation.
Our production team installed 5 wall anchors along the wall by drilling long metal rods through the brick and into the soil. Then, they secured and tightened the rod with anchor on each end. As the wall began to straighten, the crack started to close, and water is no longer able to seep through her wall. The anchors can continue to be tightened over time, so that the stability of the wall continues to improve. Our wall anchors are backed by a lifetime warranty, so Jessi has peace of mind that she chose the best solution for her basement for the long-term.
Ardis S. in Lake Crystal, MN contacted American Waterworks to have his home tested for radon. He had learned that radon is the #2 leading cause of lung cancer and that it kills over 20,000 people each year. One of our Design Specialists, Shane Nephew, went to his home to set up the test kit and he returned 48 hours later to read the results. They discovered that his home did in fact have high levels of radon, so Shane walked Ardis through the process of having a radon mitigation system installed and provided him with a proposal. Ardis was pleased with Shane’s plan, so he scheduled to have our system installed.
Our radon mitigation specialists installed the PVC pipe through the sump pump which creates a suction point for the radon. They ran the PVC pipe up the wall and out through the roof. There is a fan near the top of the PVC pipe which ensures the radon gas is being pushed out of the home. The installation only took half a day, and now Ardis has peace of mind that his health is no longer being compromised.
Robert D. in Good Thunder, MN was experiencing very high humidity in his basement. While he was visiting a local home show, he stopped at the American Waterworks booth to discuss his humidity challenges. One of our Design Specialists talked to him about his options and highly recommended having the SaniDry Upright put in his basement. Robert felt this was the most appropriate solution for his problem, so he set a time for an installer to come out.
The SaniDry uses a powerful blowing motor that circulates dry air throughout the space, aggressively drying out the basement. Collected water is then drained into a sump pump pit, a section of your perimeter drains, or away via a condensate pump. It can remove up to 109 liters of water per day. After Robert had the SaniDry installed in his basement, he noticed the humidity in his basement had dramatically decreased. He was pleased with his purchase and is glad his basement is protected from humidity.
Bill and Betty L. of Eagle Lake, MN had a sunken and cracked patio concrete and wanted it taken care of before the warm summer months. They called American Waterworks to schedule a Free Estimate. We sent out our Design Specialist, Kyle Hofschulte, to inspect the problem. After an in-depth inspection, Kyle proposed our PolyLevel and NexusPro to take care of the issue. Bill and Betty were comfortable with the project, so they went ahead and scheduled the installation date.
Our foreman, Dylon Mish, and his installation crew began the installation by injecting 108 pounds of PolyLevel underneath the concrete to fill the gaps and to even out the sunken concrete. To complete the installation, our crew fixed the cracks with 80 total feet of NexusPro. NexusPro is made to provide long-term flexibility, lasts throughout bad weather conditions, and protects the concrete from any further soil damage. Bill and Betty were very happy with their new and improved concrete and were glad they chose American Waterworks to complete the project!
A homeowner in Pemberton, MN had cracked foundation walls in her basement, making them nervous to live in their own home. After doing some research on the American Waterworks website, they called us to set up their FREE Estimate. Our Design Specialist, Jeremy Girgen, went to their home to inspect the cracked walls and come up with a solution. The homeowner was confident with Jeremy's proposal, so they followed through with the project.
Our Foreman, Hugo Sanchez, and his production crew began the project by digging 16 holes around the sides and backyard of the home. Our crew installed a long, medal rod in each hole from the exterior soil to the interior foundation wall and screwed on a GeoLock Wall Anchor on the ends of each rod. Our GeoLock Wall Anchors are made to stabilize and straighten foundation walls back into their normal positions. Hugo and his team backfilled the holes and replaced the existing soil, leaving the yard looking cleaner than when they found it. The homeowner was very impressed with the work and no longer has to worry about the life and stability of their home!
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A homeowner in Saint Clair, MN had water leaking into their basement due to excessive rainfall. They went to their local home show to look for a contractor who could help them. They came across American Waterworks and visited with our Design Specialist, Eric Hazelton, to learn more about our basement waterproofing repair products. The homeowner signed up for a FREE Estimate, so Eric went to their home the next day to inspect the water problems and come up with a solution. Eric spent a couple of hours talking to them and discussing what waterproofing options would fit their needs best. The homeowner got all of their questions answered and felt comfortable with the warranties, so they went ahead and scheduled an installation date.
Our Foreman, Austin Lucas, and his team began the installation by breaking out the concrete floor perimeter, forming a trench. In the trench, our crew installed 120 feet of our WaterGuard Drainage System. Our WaterGuard serves as an underground drain, it collects water seepage from basement walls, and it prevents water clogs. Next, our team installed our TripleSafe Sump Pump System. Our TripleSafe solves all three water problems in one system, comes with a battery back-up, and keeps basements bone-dry for extensive periods of time. To complete the project, Austin and his crew covered the open gaps with rock and applied new concrete.
Wesley O. from Mankato, MN had several problems with the foundation of his home. His foundation was experiencing cracks that we caused by the bowing of the walls in his basement. Wesley was worried that this problem may worsen over time and called the Appointment Center at American Waterworks to schedule his FREE estimate with one of our Design Specialists. Once the appointment was set and ready to go, our Design Specialist then attended Wesley's home and began to conduct a thorough home inspection to provide a solution that is best for the foundation of the home and prevent any other issues from arising. Our Design Specialist recommended Wesley to invest in our PowerBrace and our GeoLock Anchor System which both are wall and foundation repair systems that help stabilize the home and provide potential straightening of the bowing walls over time. Wesley liked the proposal and proceeded to set a date of installation.
Our Foreman, Juan Pena, along with his production crew then went to Wesley's home and began the installation process. To begin the production crew start by taking measurements to strategically place the PowerBraces and GeoLocks along the problem walls. For the GeoLocks Anchor System, there are holes that are dug along the exterior of the house, alongside the problem wall. Once this part of the process is done, the crew proceeds by drilling a metal rod through the wall into these designated holes. Attached to the end of the rod is an anchor plate which helps keep the wall from further bowing. Once the Anchor system is placed the homeowner may tighten these plates to straighten the wall. Wesley was satisfied with the installation and happy that we were able to improve the quality and the structural integrity of his home!
A homeowner in Mankato, MN had excess water build-up in their basement and was worried about potential flooding and water damage to the foundation of the house and home appliances such as water heaters as well as the washer and dryer. They called the Appointment Center here at American Waterworks to set up their FREE estimate, which entittles them to a free home inspection by one of our design specialists. Once an appointment was scheduled, our Design Specialist then attended to his home and began a full thorough house inspection to get a proper diagnosis of the issue the homeowner was experiencing. Once completed, our Design Specialist proposed to the homeowner that the best solution was to invest in our TripleSafe Sump Pump System. The homeowner was confident in the product and warranty, so they proceeded with the project by scheduling the date of installation.
Our Foreman and his team then proceeded to begin the project by breaking out the concrete at the lowest part of the basement, forming a suitable hole for the sump basket. Following the installation of the sump basket, that team then proceeded by installing two pumps as well as the battery backup. The TripleSafe Sump pump is the best pump we provide her at American Waterworks which triples the protection of one's home and helps solve all water issues in one system keeping the basement dry and clean in severe weather storms. To complete the job the team covered the gaps around the sump basket river rock to prevent soil from affecting the pumps and apply new concrete around the sump basket to give a finishing look.
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Virginia from Mankato, MN got in contact with us when she began to notice her main level floor was beginning to sag. She was afraid that if she left the issue unresolved, she would run the risk of severely compromising the structural integrity of the home. When she came across our services, she decided to give us a call. When we spoke with her, we set her up with our FREE estimate, entitling her to a thorough, no-obligation inspection by one of our System Design Specialists in the Waterproofing and Foundation division. Once the appointment was scheduled one of our Design Specialists, Dylan W., headed out to the property. Once he completed his walkthrough, he informed Virginia that she was experiencing the issue because of instability from the foundation below. He suggested our SmartJack reinforcement system to correct the issue. He explained that our SmartJacks provide a solid support for sagging and undersized beams, restoring stability and straightness to sagging floor joists. He went on to say that, because of their design, the SmartJacks can be adjusted over time to provide additional straightening and leveling action as the house continues to settle over the years, ensuring constant support. Virginia agreed with the recommendation and work began shortly after.
Our Foremen for the project, Kiko, and his crew ended up installing 5 of our SmartJacks throughout the basement of the home. Once the job was completed, Virginia was happy to know that she had found a solution that was going to give her peace of mind for many years to come!
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