Over 7000 Feet of Trenchless Sewer Lining in 6 Different Pipe Sizes Helps Update Milwaukee VA Campus
7, 000’ + of a combination of 6” 8”10” 15” 18” and 24” pipe connected to the historic building and under historic grounds we re-lined to provide an updated sewer system to a very old historic campus.
About Milwaukee Veterans Affairs
The West Side Soldiers Aid Society was one of the first groups to help returning Civil War Veterans and raised more than $100,000 to build a permanent place of respite.
On March 3, 1865, a month before the Civil War ended, President Abraham Lincoln signed the act that created the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. The West Side Soldiers Aid Society provided funding for the construction of a national home to be built in Milwaukee, one of the first three in the country. In May 1867, 60 Veterans moved into existing farm buildings on land that covered 425 acres.
The original domiciliary, affectionately known as Old Main, was completed in 1869. Using one building to serve all the Veterans’ needs was in keeping with the notion of living in a “home.” Old Main originally had a 500-bed capacity. Veterans received continuous care there through 1989.
The grounds saw a construction boom of new buildings in the late 1800s, including a hospital, library, chapel, theater and firehouse. Construction continued in 1923 with building 70, originally for tuberculosis patients; and building 43 in 1932 as a hospital annex. Many of these original buildings were designated as National Historic Landmarks in 2011.
The current 10-story hospital building opened in 1966. At the time, with 1,000 beds, it was one of the largest VA hospitals, with numerous modern features such as built-in oxygen, air conditioning and paging systems. In 1984, it was named after Milwaukee Congressman Clement J. Zablocki.
Almost the entire hospital has been modernized over the last few years. Most recent changes include a revamped and spacious East and South Entrance and Emergency Department.
We serve more than 64,000 Veterans annually. Our care continues on these grounds and in the community today.
Based on 14 reviews
18:53 22 Sep 22
Relining my main saved thousands of dollars and I did not have to rip up my front landscape. Very professional team,... very clean, and polite. Some confusion during the quote phase but in the end this company gets my highest recommendation.read more
21:39 11 Sep 22
American trenchless has a team of skilled experts that comprehend their skilled craft 100%. There are always unknown... variables when it comes to lining, but their experience gives them the ability to foresee the calculated risks any job may present. If they cannot fix, repair, or correct your problem pipes, then nobody can. I am a 20+ year veteran of the plumbing industry who began early in my career with residential new construction, but grew to supporting some of the largest healthcare facilities in the nation where I found myself needing experts in the lining industry. I used other lining companies before finding American Trenchless Industries, and soon found myself questioning why I didn't look further for them initially. No plumbing solution requiring lining is easy, so this makes every job its own monster, and we had some of the most monsterous sewer issues for anyone. We had deteriorating pipes within the main hub of this hospital facility that served OR Sterilization, Operating Rooms, Supply Chain, and many more intricate hubs of a hospital facility that required drainage piping repair. American Trenchless Industries provided 100% attention to a planned solution as our window for completion did not provide anymore than 12-15 hours for completion. This was a weight of stress that I cannot fully help one comprehend, but these professionals were able to grasp this attentive precision and performed as needed to completely repair the main arteries of this facility's main drainage system. I cannot thank these guys enough for the skill, precision, and understanding they brought to the table. Thank You for your support and excellence! I look forward to working with you all in the near future. No matter big or small, this is the only team of lining professionals I will ever call.read more
15:09 06 Jul 21
Our nearly 100 year old house’s sewer line needed replacing. We were told, by the City of Geneva, about a trenchless... option. The only digging was a 2’x 4’ hole in my basement. All roots & debris were cleared and steam was used to cure a new lining in the existing clay pipe. The team was extremely knowledgeable and professional, working very hard and completing the process in one day.Well done, American Trenchless.read more
23:48 17 Feb 21
Mark and his crew are the greatest! I would recommend them to anyone who has plumbing issues..Honest, prompt and treats... your problem like his own. Great crew of guys too!!!read more
21:27 02 Sep 20
They take pride in their work and it shows. Highly recommend.
23:01 07 Jun 20
A impressive company. My sewer is 50 plus years old and was blocked. I called and the service rep showed up quickly to... run a camera thru and give me an estimate. Tree roots had blocked approx 60% of the sewer in multiple locations. They scheduled someone to clean it out using a hydro jet and it was done quickly and professionally. A camera allowed me to see the before and after and everything was explained in detail. This put me back in business. A week later a crew of four arrived to line my sewer. They were very professional and helpful in explaining the process to me. There were two sections of of 30' clay pipe each that needed to be lined. It took most of a full work day and they worked hard. They used steam to cure the new lining and therefore everything was done by the end of the day. I would highly recommend the company and staff to anyone who asks.read more
21:40 22 Apr 20
American Trenchless was awesome to work with they gave me a great price compared to all the other estimates I... received to replace my old sewer pipe with the Trenchless technology.The installation guys were hard workers, very professional and courteous. Plus the clean up after the project was complete was very good I would recommend this company to anyone they were really good at what the do.read more
17:51 13 Sep 19
Always great service
17:16 01 Aug 19
We share a common sewer line with 3 other homes. We interviewed a number of local companies and none of them were... willing to take on the task of lining the sewer due to the difficulties involved with opening the very small pipes from each of our homes. We contacted American Trenchless out of Illinois and contracted with them. The owner and workers were extremely professional and worked really hard with all of the homeowners. What we really appreciated the most was that even though there were several glitches due to the difficulty of the project, the company stood behind its work and followed up immediately.read more
Csilla M. Fisher
23:47 07 Mar 19
Highly recommended. Mark and team (Omar, Derek, Tom) have been easy to work with, very reliable, professional and... thorough. I loved the fact that my yard didn’t need to be dug up - Trenchless is the way to go. Also, great back office support.read more
21:35 01 Feb 19
Mark was incredible to work with. He was extremely diligent in identifying and solving our sewer problem. We recommend... him explicitly!read more
22:40 06 Sep 18
The lead installers Jacob and Andy we're outstanding!! Highly professional!!
20:06 20 Aug 18
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