Category: Basement

  1. My Basement/Crawl Space Only Gets Wet When it Rains

    Yes, dear reader, the title seems like something straight out of the Captain Obvious Logbook.  But it’s something we hear customers say regularly.  And it’s more helpful than you might think. Founded in 1996 by Andy Beery, Acculevel is a family-owned and operated...
  2. Will Anchors Straighten a Basement Wall?

    Walls in general are not meant to lean or curve.  They should be solid, upright, and holding firm at a 90° angle from the floor.  So if you have a wall in your home that doesn’t meet these criteria, you most likely have a problem.  And if that problem wall is part of...
  3. What is a Michigan Basement? Comparing Repair Methods to a Typical Basement.

    Have you ever gone into a basement, and noticed that there’s a concrete ledge all the way around the perimeter?  It’s usually about 3 feet below from the ceiling, and the walls below it sometimes slope towards the center of the room.  This is a “Michigan basement.”  ...
  4. The 3 Best Waterproofing Companies in Northwestern Ohio

    *Including Toledo, Lima, and Dayton   If you’re reading this, we know that you’re interested in waterproofing your basement or crawlspace.  We also know that you’re a smart consumer, because you’re researching the contractors in your area.  You want to be sure you...
  5. The Best Way to Finish Your Basement: Start with Encapsulation

    Originally posted 5/28/20, updated 11/26/20 When you go into your basement, what do you see?  Is it a dark, slightly damp place you can’t use- not even for storage?  A slightly creepy area where only your furnace and utilities live?  Or maybe you see raw, untapped...
  6. What is Hydrostatic Pressure? And Why Does It Matter to Homeowners?

    Simply stated, hydrostatic pressure is important to homeowners because it can damage your foundation.  Acculevel has been repairing foundations for more than twenty years, and we know firsthand what happens to a foundation when it’s struggling with water damage.  ...

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