Title: Director of Sales & Marketing
We believe the customer experience can and should be remarkable.
Nick is proud to say he has helped hundreds of home and business owners achieve peace of mind by providing permanent solutions from Sure-Dry. By finding exactly what the problem is, exactly how we will fix it and exactly what it will cost, Nick can design a custom solution that addresses the issue while keeping in mind the homeowners budget and desired protection. While this Certified Waterproofing Professional and Foundation Repair Specialist has worked with all Sure-Dry products, his favorite is the Aprilaire Dehumidifier. "Controlling the interior environment is the most overlooked aspect in maintaining a healthy and safe living space," Nick says.
What keeps Nick motivated and energized? He has an affinity for outdoor and endurance sports such as downhill skiing, cross-country skiing and road biking. One event he participates in is the American Birkenbeiner - North America's largest cross-country ski race.
We are excited to have Nick as part of the Sure-Dry team as we work to redefine the industry and create positive, remarkable customer experiences.
Videos from projects I was involved with:
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Case Studies I've worked on:
Concrete Lifting in New Holstein, WI
The stability of any concrete surface is dependent on the soils beneath it. The weight of concrete and what it supports, combined with natural soil erosion, can lead to sunken and uneven concrete surfaces, like this concrete walkway at a home in New Holstein, WI.
Sure-Dry Basement Systems was able to lift and level the walkway of this New Holstein home using their PolyLevel® Injection Foam system. PolyLevel® is an expanding polyurethane foam that is injected beneath the concrete to fill the gaps caused by soil erosion and raise and stabilize the concrete surface.
If you have sunken concrete surfaces you need repair, call us today or contact us online to get started with a free estimate!
IceGuard System Installed in Sturgeon Bay, WI
In Sturgeon Bay, WI homeowners are annoyed with their long pipes hanging around their home. They know they need them because they discharge water out from their pump, but, they know they can't put it underground because otherwise, it will freeze. Out of ideas, they called Sure-Dry Basement Systems to come take care of the problem.
Our crew knew just what to do. We installed our IceGuard System which is extremely handy and good to have. Our IceGuard System fits right on top of their discharge line to provide water a second way out if the main line is frozen. If the main line is frozen when water tries to discharge out it will back up to your pump which will then cause flooding in your basement. But our IceGuard System allows water to escape through slotted openings in the drain pipe. Which then tells you, your mainline needs to be unfrozen.
Thanks to Sure-Dry, these homeowners now won't have pipes hanging all around their yard and they also know they won't have to worry about their basement flooding because of them being underground.
Concrete Lifting and Leveling in Malone, WI
The causes of concrete settlement and sinking are the same whether it's a driveway, walkway, patio, garage floor, or pool deck. As soil underneath a concrete slab shrinks, settles or washes away, this leaves empty space, or voids, beneath the slab. With the soil no longer supporting the slab, the concrete will sink, creating an uneven surface. This was the case for the concrete walkway of this home in Malone, WI.
To lift and level this home's walway, Sure-Dry Basement Systems installed their PolyLevel® Injection Foam system. PolyLevel® is an expanding polyurethane foam that is injected beneath the concrete to fill the gaps caused by soil erosion and raise and stabilize the concrete surface.
If you have sunken and uneven concrete around your home, contact Sure-Dry today for a free estimate!
Stabilizing Sagging Floors in Fond du Lac, WI
Having a stable and safe home is very important to many homeowners, especially homeowners in Fond du Lac, WI. The floor above their crawlspace was sagging in various locations and they were in desperate need for Sure-Dry's help.
The crew arrived with 21 SmartJacks and 15 Supplemental Beams to install in their crawlspace. These products made of galvanized steel will never rust or corrode. The heavy-duty SmartJacks permanently stabilize the floor, floor joists, and the new steel support beams. They work best in lifting the floor above to its correct level.
These homeowners are pleased to know the structure of their home is in good hands and that they can enjoy the home they've created for their family without any worries!
Removing Odor in Crawlspace in Menasha, WI
Over the past couple of years, homeowners in Menasha, WI have been experiencing a growing odor coming from their crawlspace. Not able to handle it anymore, they gave Sure-Dry Basement Systems a call.
In a couple of days, our team was over rescuing these homeowners from the awful odor. Our crew went into their crawlspace and completely encapsulated it in our CleanSpace Wall System. Our CleanSpace Wall System is extremely handy in getting rid of water, mold, and insects. From water sitting in their crawlspace mold had begun to grow and from there the odor began.
These homeowners are at peace of mind knowing they won't have to smell that awful odor anymore.
What's Hidden Can Never Be Hidden Forever
Homeowners in Menasha, WI after purchasing their new home, found out that the previous owner had covered up bowed foundation walls.
To resolve the problem, our team installed 6 GeoLocks on the foundation wall. These locks latch on to the hard compacted soil outside of the home. It then uses that compaction to pull the wall back to its upright position.
These homeowners were furious that they had to deal with these problems but after our team stepped in and helped, they couldn't be happier with the results.
Crack Repair with NexusPro in Oshkosh, WI
In Oshkosh, WI our team sealed up these homeowners large cracks in their garage with our NexusPro Joint Sealant. This durable, thick glue holds the concrete together and will not let water seep through. After our crew finished the job, we could reassure the homeowners they had no reason to fear future cracks in their garage.
Sealing Up Cracks in Marinette, WI
To seal up a large crack in this homeowners garage floor in Marinette, WI, our team at Sure-Dry applied our NexusPro Crack Repair. This seals up even the biggest cracks and holds them together from splitting any further. Also, it levels out the crack in the concrete to eliminate any tripping hazards that may come about it.
PolyLevel Injection in Appleton, WI
After receiving a call from homeowners in Appleton, WI about sunken and uneven slabs of concrete on their sidewalk, our crew knew just what to do.
We applied our PolyLevel Injection, which inserts polyurethane foam under the concrete slab and raises it back up to its original location. Even better the foam is waterproof so unlike soil it won't wash out!
Replacing the Bad with the Good in Appleton, WI
Homeowners in Appleton, WI have been trying to find a good support product for their home's foundation for a long time now, however, every attempt has failed until now.
We installed 5 GeoLocks to their basement walls. These anchors use the hard compacted soil outside to firmly hold the wall in place. In fact, these anchors can be tightened over time to pull the wall back to its correct standing location.
Now that they have a guaranteed product to work, these homeowners are at peace of mind!
Supporting A Sunken Kitchen Floor in Lena, WI
When homeowners in Lena, WI heard of the great work Sure-Dry provides, they decided it was best to give us a call and see if we had a solution to their sunken kitchen floors and we did. Over time, the lumber can begin to deteriorate due to mold and rot, which is exactly what happened in this situation.
However, our team knew just what to do. We installed 3 SmartJacks and 1 Supplemental Beam to their basement ceilings right below their kitchen. Both of these products are made of galvanized steel and will not mold and rot. They work to straighten and strengthen the sagging floor above.
With a kitchen floor back to normal, these homeowners couldn't be happier!
Crawlspace Water Removal in New London, WI
Homeowners in New London have been experiencing excess water in their crawlspace. Worried at what can come about of having water in their crawlspace; like getting sick through mold growth, they decided to call Sure-Dry Basement Systems to have us come in and have a look at their problem.
We noticed right away how moist the room was and in some areas, puddles of water have formed. To remove the water and keep it permanently out of their crawlspace, we installed our CleanSpace Wall Protection. Our wall protection completely wraps around the walls and floor of the crawlspace acting as a thick and durable liner to keep water out from the inside of your home. We even feel so confident in it that it won't rip or tear we have a 25-year warranty on it!!
Sure-Dry leaves another home and happy customers!
Foundation Wall Repair in Pine River, WI
While there are a number of potential causes of cracked and bowing foundation walls, the most common reason is pressure from foundation soils. When clay soils get wet, they can expand and put tremendous pressure on a wall. When this force exceeds the wall's ability to resist it, the wall begins to fail in different ways. Cracking, bowing and tilting are the most common symptoms of foundation wall failure.
The block foundation wall of this home in Pine River, WI is an example of how pressure from the wet soil surrounding the foundation can cause bowing and cracking.
To permanently stabilize this block foundation wall, Sure-Dry Basement Systems installed their Geo-Lock™ Foundation Wall Anchor System. The Geo-Lock™ Foundation Wall Anchor System permanently stabilizes your basement walls, offering the best opportunity to straighten the walls without the cost and disruption of foundation replacement. Heavy-duty, galvanized earth anchors are embedded in stable, undisturbed soil outside your foundation wall. Each anchor is connected by a steel rod to a wall plate that provides clamping pressure against the inside of the foundation wall. This method also offers the potential to straighten the wall back to its original position.
Water Control in Neshkoro, WI
Water was finding its way into the basement of this home in Neshkoro, WI between the foundation walls and footing, damaging the wood storage shelves and other things the homeowners had stored on the basement floor.
To protect the basement from any future water damage, Sure-Dry Basement Systems installed their WaterGuard® system. The WaterGuard® system collects water that seeps through basement walls and drains it to your sump pump. The system installs quickly and has a clean finished appearance, meaning you don't have to worry about having an unsightly drain around the basement.
If you have water issues in your basement, contact Sure-Dry today for a free estimate!
Crawl Space Encapsulation and Dehumidification in Athelstane, WI
This crawl space in Athelstane, WI was in rough shape. Because this crawl space was not properly sealed, excess moisture was getting in, causing moisture damage, mold, and a musty smell wafting into the home.
To protect the crawl space from moisture, Sure-Dry installed their CleanSpace® Crawl Space Vapor Barrier. This durable, bright white crawl space liner installs on the walls and floors, preventing water vapor and humidity from passing through. By keeping your crawl space dry, you protect your structure and insulation from mold and rot.
To eliminate moisture in the air of the crawl space, Sure-Dry installed an Aprilaire Dehumidifier. Aprilaire Dehumidifiers protect furnishings and belongings from warpage, mildew and rot. The Aprilaire is also the perfect defense against mold growth and eliminates that musty smell.
CleanSpace and SmartJacks in Hardwood, MI
After living in their home in Hardwood, MI for a couple of years they had recently taken a peek into their crawl space and realized how nasty and unhealthy it was. Eager to fix the problem they gave Sure-Dry a call and in just a couple of days we were out to check the problem.
As soon as, our crew got a good look they started to notice how damp and smelly their crawl space had gotten. The water that had started to collect in there had begun to saturate and started to rot some of the wooden beams. This can affect the health and well-being of the homeowners so the issue needed to be addressed immediately.
Our crew totally encapsulated the entire crawl space with our CleanSpace liner, which is very thick and acts as a waterproof shield to keep water out completely, also giving it a much cleaner look. Since the issue of the rotten beams was also dangerous our crew removed the wooden beams and applied our Supplemental Beams in place for the wooden beams and attached to our Supplemental Beams are our SmartJacks. Our SmartJacks supports the weight of the floor and is made of galvanized steel and will never rot.
These homeowners now have a dry, clean, healthy crawl space and will never have to worry about rotting beams again thanks to Sure-Dry.
Old Crawlspace to New Storage Room in Hardwood, MI
When homeowners in Hardwood, MI called about wanting to turn their crawlspace into a storage room we had just the solution.
We removed all debris in the crawlspace and then completely encapsulated it in CleanSpace Wall System. This wall system blocks out all water and anything that could ruin their belongings. It is thick and durable enough to avoid any rips or tears.
These homeowners now have an entirely new room for storage!
Crawl Space Waterproofing in Laona, WI
Moisture entering this crawl space in Laona, WI was causing all kinds of damage: mold, mildew, and a musty smell that was extending to other parts of the home.
To solve these homeowners' crawl space problems, Sure-Dry Basement Systems installed their CleanSpace® Crawl Space Vapor Barrier System.
This durable, bright white crawl space liner installs on the walls and floors, preventing water vapor and humidity from passing through. By keeping your crawl space dry, you protect your structure and insulation from mold and rot.
With a 25-year warranty against rips and tears, this durable 20-mil poly-reinforced crawl space liner converts your crawl space into a usable storage area. And with its mold-resistant additive "UltraFresh", CleanSpace® will never support mildew or mold growth on its surface.
If your home's crawl space has moisture issues, contact Sure-Dry today for a free estimate!
Basement Waterproofing in Stevens Point, WI
In Stevens Point, WI homeowners gave us a call about needing some waterproofing done to their basement.
These homeowners had a repetitive amount of water seeping through their basement walls then damaging and rotting their walls. To remove the water that had been settling on their basement floor, we installed the DryTrak System. We installed this system because of their monolithic foundation. Now when water seeps through their walls it will collect in the DryTrak and be drained to the sump pump to be discharged out.
With a new waterproofing system installed, these homeowners will not need to worry about any more water damage being done to their basement.
Guaranteeing No Flooding in Nekoosa, WI
Discharge pipes laying around your lawn can look messy and result in a tripping hazard. However, underground discharge pipes aren't any better because they can freeze during winter and can back up water in your sump pump and cause flooding. This was the problem for these homeowners in Nekoosa, WI. Every winter their pipes would freeze and water would back up into their basement.
Immediately our team knew just what to do to put these homeowners at ease. We installed our Iceguard System, this is attached right to the house where the discharge pipes come out. Located at the top of the IceGuard are small slits to release water out if your pipes are frozen, letting the homeowners know their pipes need to be thawed out.
Drying Up Crawlspace in Crandon, WI
In Crandon, WI homeowners noticed puddles of water accumulating in their crawlspace.
To fix this problem, we completely encapsulated their crawlspace in CleanSpace Wall System. It acts as a waterproof liner completely blocking out all water while simultaneously clearing up and giving their crawlspace a newer, cleaner look.
Supporting Bowed Basement Walls with GeoLocks in Wisconsin Rapids, WI
We received a call from homeowners in Wisconsin Rapids, WI about their basement walls bowing in and cracking.
To fix this problem, the crew installed 4 GeoLocks to their basement walls. The GeoLocks work by anchoring walls to stable, undisturbed soil outside of their home. Over time, the threaded rods will work to pull the wall back to their original location.
With the structure of their home in good hands, these homeowners are at peace of mind.
Helical Piers Installed In Tomahawk, WI
Homeowners in Tomahawk, WI were experiencing dangerous foundation problems. Immediately, they called the experts at Sure-Dry.
We arrived at their home shortly after they called and began working. Their foundation problem was caused by the soil below, it couldn't bear the weight of the home any longer and the home began to sink. To resolve this issue, we installed our Helical Piers. Our Helical Piers are dug way down to strong, competent soil. The homes weight is then transferred on to this strong, sturdy soil.
These homeowners are relieved to know their home is safe and sturdy and isn't in any more danger of sinking.