WHAT WE DO
We are a foundation repair company that proudly serves home owners in Ottawa, IL. Our mission is to help address the root cause of home foundation issues by offering professional, affordable, permanent, foundation repair solutions throughout the Ottawa area. We look forward to the opportunity of helping you today with our foundation repair services. Fill out the short form below to get your no-obligation FREE estimate.
CRACKED OR BOWING FOUNDATION 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 hydrostatic pressure and expansive soil.
Over time, this pressure can cause the horizontal seam between rows of concrete block to bulge – resulting in bowing or cracking walls. 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.
Are there cracks in your drywall? Do you have doors or windows that stick? These are indications of uneven settling. The most common causes of uneven settling are soil erosion and poor soil compaction. Our skilled team of professionals can diagnose the cause and provide a solution.
When your foundation is unlevel, your home’s structure is pulled in opposing directions. Building components like wooden beams and concrete walls are not designed to bend or stretch- so they begin to twist or warp.
As the wooden components of your home warp, they move the window and door frames. Once the frame shifts in place, it prevents your door or window from moving smoothly, and cracks the drywall.
To fix this uneven settling, you need to stabilize and support the foundation that is settling too quickly.
Erosion and Settling are the most common causes for a leaning chimney. As water flows through soil, it can cause the earth beneath or around your home to erode, leaving your foundation on less stable ground.
Helical piers are the best repair option for a leaning chimney.
THE NEXT STEP
Request a free in-home assessment on our website or give us a call if you’d have concerns about the stability of your foundation or chimney.
Many homeowners experience bowing, leaning, or rotating basement walls that are symptomatic of a foundation problem, which may lead to the collapse of the foundation and/or home in that area.
Are you noticing doors or windows sticking, cracks in brick, stone, block or drywall or uneven floors? Most sagging floors can be fixed relatively inexpensively. Acculevel can evaluate if you would benefit from our permanent floor support system.
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.
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.