Spring thaw brings basement flooding to southeastern Minnesota

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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – With the spring thaw, many homeowners are also facing unwanted water levels.

That water has to go somewhere and unfortunately, that somewhere could be in your basement.

It’s not an easy task to keep anything below ground dry, but American Waterworks is a company that aims to do just that.

On Wednesday they were at Adam Kramer’s home, checking in on an installation from a few weeks ago.

Kramer has experienced flooding and mold in his home almost every year since moving in. It’s gotten to the point where he had to un-furnish his finished basement. He was even experiencing sickness from mold.

This year, with the record amounts of snow, he decided to do something about it.

“It’s just a terrible feeling, it’s really stressful and the worst thing about it is that there’s not a lot you can do,” Kramer said.

American Waterworks account manager Nate Erickson says with more snow still to melt, their busy season is just getting started.

“I think it’s going to be a real problem in the next couple weeks,” Erickson added.

Kramer says since waterproofing his basement, he hasn’t had any issues.

“Normally this time of year for sure, especially with the snow, I would have a ten foot circle of water in the middle of the basement,” Kramer said. “And so far its been completely dry.”

If you do install with American Waterworks and the system fails, they guarantee a lifetime warranty.

“Don’t wait, give us a call. We can call out and see exactly what’s going on. We give free estimates so you know exactly what needs to be fixed, but the more you wait, the more water that’s going to come into your basement,” Erickson said.

Kramer hopes his problems will soon be behind him.


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