COMMON PROBLEMS

Keeping a basement dry is no easy task. Find out what issues your basement might be susceptible to.

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, your’re left with an ideal environment for the growth of mold and mildew

BIOLOGICAL GROWTH

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.

BOWED OR
LEANING 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.

HOW WATER ENTERS YOUR HOME

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

FLOOR COVE JOINT

FLOOR CRACKS

WALL CRACKS

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.

Redirection With Water Tunneling

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 te 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.

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Water Removal with Sump Pump

All Acculevel waterproofing systems drain into a top-of-the-line sump pump system and include safeguards against power outgages 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.

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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.

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 & 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.

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Water Removal with Sump Pump

All Acculevel waterproofing systems drain into a top-of-the-line sump pump system and include safeguards against power outgages 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.

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Geo Channel Water Redirection

The Geo Channel is a system that can be place on top of our next to the foundation footing. It’s purpose is to direct water away from the floor/wall joint and under the center of the floor. A layer of unwoven fabric filters soil and other debris from the flowing water, which prevents clog and allows optimal water flow.

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Keep It Dry With White Cap Encapsulation

WhiteCapTM is a durable, professional grade basement liner that serves as a vapor barrier with poly-cord reinforcement and an anti-microbial additive manufactured directly into the material. WhiteCapTM encaosulation process leaves your basement clean and provides a safe space for storage or other uses.

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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 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 decrese your home’s value.

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.

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 pair.

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Reinforce Flooring Above with I-Beam and Jack

Metal beams supported with adjustable steel posts offer an easy, cost-effective solution in a crawlspace or basement. After installation, the system cab tightened and adjusted appropriately to secure, support and sometimes lift the floor above.

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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

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Supplemental Lateral Force With Wall Anchors

Wall anchors are comprised 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.

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