COMMON FOUNDATION PROBLEMS

Your home is only as stable as its foundation. Changing soil conditions, age, or improperly compressed soils often result in uneven distribution of weight leading to significant structural damage and several of the symptoms below.

BOWED
WALLS

Many homeowners experience bowing, leaning, or rotating basement walls that are symptomatic of a foundation problem, which may lead to other structural issues in the basement and throughout the rest of the home.

CRACKED
WALLS

Are you noticing furniture leaning the center of the room, or 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.

LEANING
CHIMNEY

A leaning chimney can be caused by several different factors, all of which indicate a significant problem that homeowners should take seriously and seek to repair sooner rather than later.

UNEVEN
CONCRETE

Concrete slabs around their home often shift or begin to crack. This is normally caused by slab settlement, which refers to concrete movement a when the soil below can no longer support the weight of it.

WHAT CAUSES BOWED 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 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.

Reinforcement 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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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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WHAT CAUSES CRACKED 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.

Reinforcement 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.

FREE ESTIMATE

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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WHAT CAUSES A LEANING CHIMNEY?

There are several common causes for leaning chimneys. Our skilled team of professionals can diagnose the cause and provide a solution.

Water Retention / Hydrostatic Pressure:

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.

Erosion / Washout:

As water flows through soil, it can cause the earth beneath or around your home to erode, leaving your foundation on less stable ground.

Plumbing Leaks or Improper Drainage:

Even a small crack in underground plumbing can lead to a massive amount of water retention in soil near your home. Poor drainage traps rainfall or underground water in surrounding soil causing substantial pressure against foundation walls.

Poorly Compacted Soil:

If a pre-construction site isn’t correctly prepared, the soil can compress under the weight of the structure and cause unstable foundation.

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 UNEVEN CONCRETE AROUND THE HOME?

Uneven or cracked concrete around the home usually means that the soil beneath it has shifted and that it can no longer support the weight above it. This is commonly caused by changes in the soil composition due to excess moisture.

Water Washing Out

POOR COMPACTION

soil overload

HOW DO I FIX IT?

Acculevel has a variety of solutions to improve the soil conditions below your concrete and restore slabs to their original position. Our minimally invasive slabjacking system moves concrete slabs back into place without tearing up the area around it.

Lift Concrete to Original Position
With SlabJacking

Slabjacking is a process where discreet holes are drilled through a sunken concrete slab so that stabilizing foam material can be injected underneath. The stabilizing foam is completely safe and can lift concrete back into it’s original position by filling voids caused by erosion. The holes are then patched, leaving a more refined finish compared to other techniques such as
mudjacking.

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HOW IT WORKS

The polyurethane foam makes use of the concrete slab itself in order to deliver the poly foams that fill voids, raise the concrete, and stabilize the underlying soil. A 5/[email protected] hole is first drilled into the concrete slab, then a delivery post is installed into that hole. An injected material expands rapidly within seconds, compressing any loose soil and raising the concrete.

Precise And Fast

The process is achieved throught incremental injections, observing and monitoring the expansion of the foam for a few seconds before continuing to inject any additional material. Our method is precise, fast, and effective, with a fast clean up compared to alternative methods such as mudjacking.

MATERIALS USED

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POLYURETHANE FOAM

Polyurethane Concrete Raising Foam

  • Only requires a discrete 3/8” hole for injection
  • Completely safe and can be driven on almmost immediately
  • Allows for precision lifting on various applications
  • Fully expands to fill voids within 15-20 seconds
  • Materials weighs 15-25 times less than traditional mudjacking
  • Faster and more cost effective than replacing concrete

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RESULTS

Benefits of Concrete Raising

  • Approximately 1/2 the cost of replacement
  • Minimal color change in concrete
  • Minimal damage to grass or landscaping
  • Work done in hours (not days)
  • Walk on immediately. Drive on in 30 minutes.

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  • The foam is environmetally safe and extremely durable
  • Lifting is very controlled due to quick expansion
  • Resists washout better than traditional mudjacking
  • Operation of the equipment is relatively quiet
  • It’s cured as soon as it’s hardened.
  • Work done in hours (not days)
  • Walk on immediately. Drive on in 30 minutes.

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