Kentucky is a great place to have a home. It’s a beautiful state with all four seasons, great countryside, and plenty of things to do outdoors. Appreciating Kentucky’s natural beauty doesn’t mean bringing it inside and having it affect your home’s foundation: here are the foundation repair services Acculevel has available to Kentucky homeowners.
Summertime humidity, wintertime snow and ice, and springtime rain can cause a lot of problems for a home’s foundation. Wet soil can push on basement walls and weaken the ground underneath your foundation; humidf soil and air can bring water vapor and unwelcome contaminants into your home like allergens and mold spores, and water that gets into your home through floor cove joints or cracks in the floor or walls can cause serious damage.
Water removal with a sump pump is an option for Kentucky homeowners. All of Acculevel’s waterproofing systems, including Geo Channel, drain into a top-of-the-line sump pump system that can be set up to alert you in the event of failure.
If the moisture from the weather isn’t controlled, mold and mildew can grow in your foundation and your home. Damp air can carry in mold spores and musty odors, and once it settles on materials like wood or cloth mold can start growing. Water intrusion not only creates a moldy environment ideal for other pests and fungi, but it can affect the air quality in your home, which can trigger health problems such as allergy attacks or asthma.
Once water is removed from the area, steps can be taken to kill the mold and seal the area so it doesn’t come back. Acculevel has a mold treatment and prevention coating that can be applied to an unconditioned basement as part of basement waterproofing and home control. WhiteCap encapsulation basement liner adds another level of cleanliness, dryness, and mold protection to Kentucky basements and crawl spaces.
Kentucky puts a lot of home foundations to the test. Foundations can settle when the soil becomes very wet or very dry, which can create pressure that bows or cracks basement walls, shifts and cracks concrete slabs, and causes chimneys to lean. Moisture in a crawl space, damaged floor supports, or over-expanded floor joists can make floors sag.
Foundation repair experts offer a variety of support options depending on which part of the foundation needs help. Helical piers can be installed, tightened, and adjusted to lift settling foundations and support leaning chimneys. Lateral tie-backs are a similar option for basement walls, which can also be reinforced with carbon fiber straps and wall anchors. Uneven concrete can be lifted back into place with slabjacking. Steel beams can be added to support existing overloaded beams to support the floor above a basement or crawl space.
Acculevel Foundation Repair Experts
Your foundation is the most important part of your home, and homeowners have been trusting Acculevel foundation repair experts for years. Kentucky home foundations face a lot of unique challenges that our experts are prepared to face. Your home’s foundation is worth the investment, and repair costs can vary depending on the size of your home and what needs foundation services. Get a free home inspection and basement reconditioning or waterproofing estimate by contacting Acculevel.