WHAT WE DO
We fix damp, musty basements in Ottawa, IL and prevent it from happening again. Our mission is to help address the root cause of damp basements and we can do it at an affordable cost. We look forward to helping solve your damp, musty, moldy basement problems once and for all. If you would like a FREE, no-obligation estimate on the cost for one of our contractors to repair your damp basement for good, fill out the short form below.
Keeping your basement from getting damp, musty and moldy is no easy task. Find out what issues your basement might be susceptible to.
Heavy rainfall or melting snow can cause basement 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
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.
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 flooding, 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 flooding damages your belongings, produce mold & mildew, and cause extensive damage.
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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.
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.