Ryan Van Cleave
Thrasher Foundation Repair
Title: System Design Specialist
Hometown: Sioux City, IA
Ryan is certified in designing solutions for our customers’ concrete repair, waterproofing, wall support, settlement, egress window, crawlspace and radon needs. Prior to joining Thrasher, Ryan spent 13 years in the National Guard and 16 years in Law Enforcement. Additionally, he brings over seven years of sales and construction experience to the Thrasher team. Born and raised in Laurel, Neb., Ryan spends his free time camping, boating, playing hockey in the winter and staying busy with his children’s activities.
At Thrasher, we work every day to deliver a wow experience and challenge the status quo. One way we do that is by walking alongside the best in the industry. In Ryan’s words, “I’m proud to work for a company who is a leader in their industry and to work alongside employees who are supportive and push you to be your very best.” We’re thrilled to have Ryan as a part of the Thrasher team as we work to redefine our industry.
Settling Driveway Leveled and Sealed in Milford, IA
Leslie W. has only lived in her home a few years. Last year there was a water break causing her driveway to sink. After falling on the driveway, she was worried that it would become a trip hazard for others, she decided to give us a call.
System Design Specialist Ryan Van Cleave went out to the home and was able to identify that one third of the driveway had settled. We were able to use PolyLevel to lift and level the sunken concrete effectively eliminating the trip hazard. To keep water from entering the rest of the control joints in the driveway and sidewalk leading up to the house we used NexusPro to seal up all the control joints giving Leslie the peace of mind that the rest of the concrete will not settle.
Pavement in Emerson, NE is lifted and leveled
Janice R. lives in the small town of Emerson located in Northeast Nebraska. In a small town like this people are helping their neighbors especially people like Janice. She called because her driveway was sinking in a few spots. This caused problems when others were doing snow removal for her. Not just because of the snow removal but Janice just wants her property kept up the right way and to replace her huge driveway would be very expensive.
Thrasher was able to resolve her problem by leveling the concrete with PolyLevel. We then sealed the joints with NexusPro. Lastly, CompressionGuard was installed to help prevent street creep.
Failing walls in Winside, NE fixed with PowerBraces, Wall Anchors, and ShotLock
Shane F. could see the walls in his basement bowing in. Shane’s grandfather built this house and has been in the family for many years. Shane wanted to restore the home to keep the house in his family. He wanted to fix his failing foundation and called Thrasher Foundation Repair.
Basement Wall Repair in Wausa, NE
Houseowner Debra K. recently moved to Wausa, NE where she would settle in her forever home. She chose to remodel the entire house except for the basement after noticing the foundation walls were beginning to fail. Familiar with Thrasher and the quality of work we do, she made the right choice and gave us a call.
One of our System Design Specialists, Ryan Van Cleave, arrived in Wausa, NE to perform a complete inspection of the home. Ryan indicated there was stage-two wall failure in three different walls, and over time would continue to move inward. During the inspection Ryan also noticed the support beams beneath the floor were severely cracked and lacked the structure the floor would need for years to come. In order to make her forever home a reality, Debra made the decision to follow through with both solutions.
To combat the failing foundation walls, the team installed our PowerBrace wall support system and wall anchors to stabilize them permanently without any invasive drilling or digging. Then, SmartJacks were installed to replace the existing support beams to give her flooring the structure it needs to last. These Thrasher solutions gave Debra the confidence she needs to begin remodeling her basement.
In addition to the outcome, Debra was more than pleased with our efficiency throughout the duration of the project. Her basement is now a usable space, and ready for her to complete her forever home.