COMMON CRAWL SPACE PROBLEMS

Like basements, crawl spaces can be difficult to keep dry and are susceptible to problems related to moisture. Other issues in the home can be symptomatic of crawl space issues as well.

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.

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.

FOUNDATION
SETTLING

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.

SAGGING
FLOORS

Are you noticing furniture leaning toward the center of the room, do your floors have excessive bounce? Most sagging floors can be fixed relatively inexpensively. Acculevel can evaluate if you would benefit from our permanent floor support system.

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 Geo Channel

The Geo-Channel Tunnel is not hydrostatic pressure. It collects water pressing into the sides. Soaks up moisture and runs it to the sump pump. Dimple board that allows moisture to pass through and redirects it.

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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 CRAWL SPACE

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.

Kill Mold & Seal The Area

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

WhiteCap™ 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. WhiteCap™ encaosulation process leaves your basement clean and provides a safe space for storage or other uses.

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WHAT CAUSES FOUNDATION SETTLING?

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 decrease 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.

Provide Structural Support With
Helical Piers

Helical piers are long, screw-like shafts that can be drilled down to deep, stable soil. By leveraging the resulting resistance, the piers lift your foundation to a level state using heavy duty brackets.

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

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WHAT CAUSES SAGGING FLOORS?

Several factors are at play when a home’s flooring begin to sag. Overall, it is an indication of compressed soil and changes to the home’s foundation including:

Moisture below the floor:

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Improper floor support:

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Overexpanding floor joists:

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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.

Provide Structural Support With
Helical Piers

Helical piers are long, screw-like shafts that can be drilled down to deep, stable soil. By leveraging the resulting resistance, the piers lift your foundation to a level state using heavy duty brackets.

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

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Transfer Home’s Load To Metal Beams

Mid-span crawl space support jacks transfer the load of a house from the original weak or overloaded beams to metal beams. Steel is our first choice because it’s more durable, stronger, cleaner, and faster to install than concrete beams. Acculevel uses 6” I-Beams and a 18” x 18” pre-cast footing. Most competitors rely on a much smaller 8” x 18” footing and 4” I-Beams. We use the very best materials to ensure a longer possible. Additionally, they’re fully compatible with a crawl space encapsulation system.

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Repair and Provide Joist Support

Crawl space floor support and floor joist repair costs vary greatly depending on the size of the structure and location of trouble areas.

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