American Waterworks offers clients multiple foundation repair and basement waterproofing solutions to the problems that below-grade construction may present.
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Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) February 7, 2011
American Waterworks has launched a new website focusing on its Basement Systems basement waterproofing and repair services. The site, at http://www.american-waterworks.com, also provides detailed information on the causes of common basement problems and the types of repairs available to correct them.
The new site is very extensive and features details of the services provided by American Waterworks. It includes several methods of contacting the company and a map of its service area, so it’s easy for potential customers to see whether they’re within its range. The website’s informational pages include detailed illustrations of various types of basement issues and how they are prevented or repaired.
Founded in 1989, American Waterworks offers its clients multiple solutions to the problems posed by construction below the grade of the earth. According to its site, changes in the soil around a home are the greatest source of basement difficulties. Therefore, many of its services focus on mitigating the issues presented by soil that shifts over time.
Some methods of foundation repair done by the company are basement wall anchoring and footing repair. Anchoring prevents the house from shifting along with the soil around it, and is necessary when such shifting is responsible for the leaks in the basement. Following such procedures, waterproofing is implemented to prevent further damage. In 1993, American Waterworks was chosen to do the wall anchoring and waterproofing for a Minnesota Frank Lloyd Wright house.
Sometimes, the wetness of the soil is the cause of problems. In these cases, sump pump installation is done to facilitate the ongoing removal of water from around the house. The company also specializes in installing the Basement Systems WaterGuard system, a piping system made especially for mitigating basement water problems caused by wet soils. This system is clog-proof, making it great in situations where other systems would fail.
American Waterworks also has expertise in fixing crawl space problems. As it does with basements, the company works to repair the cause of the problem at the root level. “Encapsulation,” a process that separates the bare earth from the bottom of the house, stops the cycles of humidification that are the cause of rotting timbers, mold, and other such crawl space issues. This service not only prevents damage, it makes heat-requiring systems much more efficient. Water heaters and furnaces are much more effective when they don’t have to work against the frigid winter air of the Midwest. This alone can make it worthwhile to have crawl spaces treated to stop seasonal fluctuations in both temperature and humidity.
American Waterworks has served homeowners, businesses, and government agencies in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa since 1989. It is a certified member of the Basement Systems dealer network – the world’s largest network of waterproofing contractors. It is also a member of the Better Business Bureau. The company offers its clients multiple solutions to the many problems that below-grade construction may present, as well as free estimates.
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