Basement Repair Services

Are you having problems with water intrusion, biological growth or bowed or leaning walls? Take a look at our solutions for these common basement problems.

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Keeping a basement dry is no easy task. Select the problem you’re having with your basement to learn about our solutions.

Water Intrusion

Heavy rainfall or melting snow can cause basement leaks and flooding which result in weakness in the ground beneath your foundation. Foundation sinking, bowing basement walls, and other structural damage can occur as the supporting ground softens. In the process, you’re left with an ideal environment for the growth of mold and mildew.

How Water Enters Your Home

Basement leaks damage your belongings, produce mold & mildew, and cause extensive damage.

Water enters your home in three main ways:

Floor Cove Joint

Floor Cove Joint

Water can enter in via a floor cove joint.

Floor Cracks

Floor Cracks

Water can enter your home through cracks in the floor.

Wall Cracks

Wall Cracks

Water can enter your home through cracks in the walls.

 

How Do I Fix It?

Acculevel has a variety of solutions to prevent water intrusion and damage. Our systems effectively redirect water away from your basement using sturdy tracks, channels, and sump pumps.

Geochannel Water Redirection
Redirection with water tunnel

The Water Tunnel is a channel system used to relieve hydrostatic pressure build up surrounding a structure’s foundation. Holes on both sides of the tunnel allow water to be collected from the footing/wall joints and under the floor. The unique bottomless design allows water to flow away from your basement at a flow rate 140 gallons per minute.

Wayne Sump Pump
Water removal with a sump pump

All Acculevel waterproofing systems drain into a top-of-the-line sump pump system and include safeguards against power outages and pump failures. It is extremely important to have a second battery-operated pump in the sump liner in case of mechanical or power failure. Acculevel battery back ups are dependable and flexible.

Sump Pump Options

Biological Growth

Mold, mildew, and other biological growths can be damaging to even the healthiest members of your family.  The process of mold growth also can release byproducts like gases, chemical residue and particulate matter.

How mold forms in your basement

Humidity in the soil and air releases destructive water vapor, debris, contaminates, and pollen. This damp air carries mold spores and musty odors, providing the perfect environment for insects and other pests, as well as wood rot. These issues affect your home’s structure and the quality of air in your living spaces.

Moldy Basement Wall

How Do I Fix It?

Acculevel offers a variety of solutions to keep your basement mold and moisture free. Our systems effectively remove moisture from your basement, prevent mold growth, and make your home more energy efficient.

mold kill and seal
Mold kill & seal

Acculevel’s mold treatment and prevention coating is a water-based fungicidal coating which is applied to treat and prevent the growth of mold, mildew, fungi, bacteria, or other fungal organisms. This sealant coats and protects surfaces in unconditioned basements and is part of an ideal home waterproofing process.

Wayne Sump Pump
Water removal with sump pump

All Acculevel waterproofing systems drain into a top-of-the-line sump pump system and include safeguards against power outages and pump failures. It is extremely important to have a second battery-operated pump in the sump liner in case of mechanical or power failure. Acculevel battery back ups are dependable and flexible.

basement stairs w encap
Keep it dry with encapsulation

Encapsulation seals your basement with a barrier that traps water and sends it directly into the drainage system. The encapsulation material we use is a polyurethane membrane interlaced with high-density fibers. This is the strongest and most puncture-resistant material on the market, and is an inorganic material that does not support mold growth

Musty/Foul Odor

Humidity in the soil and air releases destructive water vapor, debris, contaminates, and pollen. This damp air carries mold spores and musty odors, providing the perfect environment for insects and other pests, as well as wood rot. These issues affect your home’s structure and the quality of air in your living spaces.

How Do I Fix It?

Acculevel offers a variety of solutions to keep your basement mold and moisture free. Our systems effectively remove moisture from your basement, prevent mold growth, and make your home more energy efficient.

basement stairs w encap
Create a barrier with encapsulation

Encapsulation seals your basement with a barrier that traps water and sends it directly into the drainage system. The encapsulation process keeps your basement clean and provides a safe space for storage or other uses.

Cracked Foundation Walls

All soil can expand and contract after a heavy rain or drought. When the soil supporting your foundation changes, it can cause your home to shift. During wet weather, water saturates surrounding soil, causing it to swell and push against subterranean walls. This lateral pressure can make basement walls bulge or leak, causing a wet and smelly basement.

What causes bowed/cracked basement walls?

Basement walls are designed to support the downward weight of your home. Unfortunately, these walls are not intended to resist significant lateral pressure produced by expansive soil. Over time, this pressure can cause the horizontal seam between rows of concrete clock to bulge – resulting in a bowing or cracking wall. Since basement walls are integral to a structure’s stability, a damaged wall can cause serious issues for your foundation and greatly decrease your home’s value.

Cracked Wall Forces Illustrated

How Do I Fix It?

Acculevel offers a variety of solutions for bowing or cracked basement walls. From carbon fiber straps for helical tiebacks or wall anchors. Acculevel has a solution that will best fit your specific problem.

Kevlar-Carbon Fiber Straps
Reinforce walls with carbon fiber straps

Acculevel uses carbon-fiber Kevlar straps in combination with incredibly rigid epoxies to reinforce basement walls with stronger-than-steel strength. These epoxies are designed to bond the carbon fiber straps directly to the structure by permeating both the foundation and carbon-fiber. After application, both materials harden into a permanently bonded structure.

This combination of bricks in staggered columns and strap-reinforced rows creates a strong “grid” ideal for combating exterior soil pressure. The repaired basement wall can also be painted leaving an almost invisible repair.

illustration of wall anchor and attachment to wall
Supplement lateral force with wall anchors

Wall anchors consist of metal plates and a steel shaft. These anchors provide supplemental lateral force to stabilize bowed and cracked walls. This installation is quick and requires minimal excavation or disturbance to the surrounding landscaping.

Tie-backs supporting a basement wall
Provide lateral support with tie-backs

Tie-backs are also long, screw-like shafts just like those used in helical pier installations. When installed at an angle instead of straight down, they can provide lateral stability to basement or retaining walls.

Decreased HVAC Efficiency

Fluctuating temperatures, humidity, and drafts can strain your home’s HVAC system. If your HVAC struggles to maintain temperature or runs more frequently than it used to, it may be due to unregulated humidity or a poorly insulated basement.

How Do I Fix It?

Acculevel offers several different options to address decreased utility efficiency. We can encapsulate your basement, install a high quality dehumidifier, and seal against drafts with spray foam insulation.

basement stairs w encap
Create a barrier with encapsulation

Encapsulation seals your basement with a barrier that traps water and sends it directly into the drainage system. The encapsulation material we use is a polyurethane membrane interlaced with high-density fibers. This is the strongest and most puncture-resistant material on the market, and is an inorganic material that does not support mold growth.

Aprilaire Dehumidifier
Control humidity with a whole-house dehumidifier

Acculevel installs large capacity Aprilaire dehumidifiers, which are ideal for regulating the humidity throughout your entire home. This results in cleaner air, which is easier for your HVAC to process and better for you and your family to breathe.

Basement Waterproofing Guide

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Basement Waterproofing Guide

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