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. But appreciating Kentucky’s natural beauty doesn’t mean bringing it inside and having it affect your home’s foundation. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happens to countless Kentucky homeowners every year. Water makes its way into a slab or basement, and the problems start popping up. It can feel like an unfixable problem, but we’re here to tell you that you can come out on top when you’re dealing with foundation damage. You just have to choose the right Kentucky foundation repair experts for the job. At Acculevel, we are those experts. Read on to learn more about how we can help you with a wide variety of foundation problems. And if you need expert help now, contact us.
Our Foundation Repair ServicesHere are some of the foundation repair services Acculevel has to offer.
Water RemovalSummertime 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; humid soil and air can bring water vapor and unwelcome contaminants like allergens and mold spores into your home; 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 a great 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.
Mold ControlIf the moisture from the Kentucky weather isn’t controlled, mold and mildew can grow in the 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 like 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. The Kentucky foundation repair professionals at Acculevel can apply a mold treatment and prevention coating to an unconditioned basement as part of basement waterproofing and home control. An inorganic encapsulation basement liner adds another level of cleanliness, dryness, and mold protection to basements and crawl spaces.
Structural SupportKentucky weather 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. Our Kentucky foundation repair experts offer a variety of support options, depending on which part of the foundation needs help:
- We can install, tighten, and adjust helical piers 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.
- We can add steel beams to reinforce existing overloaded beams to support the floor above a basement or crawl space.
Kentucky Foundation Repair FAQsIf you have a foundation repair question, you can find the answer by talking to the experts at Acculevel. Below are some of the most common questions we receive.
How Much Does It Cost to Fix Foundation Issues in Kentucky?The home services website HomeAdvisor estimates that foundation repair costs typically land somewhere between $2,137 and $7,427, with $4,641 being the average. From experience, we can tell you that the cost can vary a lot, depending on the type of foundation problem you’re dealing with. We do everything we can to keep foundation repair costs affordable for Kentucky homeowners. One way we do that is by providing free foundation repair estimates. That way, you only pay for the work performed and you know exactly what you’re getting into.
What Are the Signs of a Foundation Problem?Problems with your foundation may not always be immediately noticeable. Here are a few warning signs to look for:
- Cracks in drywall
- Cracks in your basement walls
- Cracks in the floor, particularly in the basement
- A leaning or tilted chimney
- Windows and doors will not close properly