SYMPTOM CHECKER

Find out what could be causing problems in your home and what we recommend to fix it.

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Water Intrusion

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Sagging Floors

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Windows/Doors Stick

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Leaning Chimney

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Cracked Interior Walls

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Cracked Foundation Walls

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Biological Growth

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Musty/Foul Odor

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Decreased HVAC Efficiency

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Foundation
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Cracked Concrete

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Sunken Concrete

How Mold Forms In Your Basement

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.

How Water Enters Your Home

Basement leaks damage your belongings, produce mold & mildew, and cause extensive damage.

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Floor Cove Joint

Floor Cracks

Floor Cracks

Wall Cracks

Wall Cracks

What Causes A Leaning Chimney?

Several factors are at play when a home’s flooring begin to sag. Overall, it is an indication of compressed soil and changes to the home’s foundation including:

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.

What Causes Bowed / Cracked Basement 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.

What Causes Sagging Floors?

Several factors are at play when a home’s flooring begin to sag. Overall, it is an indication of compressed soil and changes to the home’s foundation including:

Moisture below the floor:

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Improper floor support:

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Overexpanding floor joists:

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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

Water Washing Out

Poor Compaction

Poor Compaction

Soil Overload

Soil Overload

How Do I Fix It?

Create A Barrier With White Cap Encapsulation

Create A Barrier With White Cap Encapsulation

Encapsulation is a durable, professional grade crawlspace and basement liner that serves as a vaport barrier with poly-cord reinforcement and an anti-microbial additive manufactured directly into the material. The encapsulation process leaves your crawlspace or basement clean and provides a safe space for storage or other uses.

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Kill Mold And Seal Area From Moisture

Kill Mold And Seal Area From Moisture

Our mold treatment and prevention coating is a water-based fungicidal which is applied to treat and prevent the growth of mold, mildew, fungi, bacteria or other fungal organisms. The sealant coats and protects surfaces in unconditioned crawlspaces or basements.

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Lift Concrete To Original Position With Slab Jacking

Lift Concrete To Original Position With Slab Jacking

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 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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Provide Lateral Support With Tie Backs

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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Provide Structural Support With Helical Piers

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.

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Redirect Water With Geo-Channel Water Redirection

Redirect Water With Geo-Channel Water Redirection

The Geo Channel is a system that can be place on top of or next to the foundation footing. It’s purpose is to direct water away from the floor/wall joint and under the center of the floor. A layer of unwoven fabric filters soil and other debris from the flowing water, which prevents clog and allows for optimal water flow.

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Redirect Water With Water Channel Water Redirection

Redirect Water With Water Channel Water Redirection

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 the footing/wall joints and under the floor. The unique bottlomless design allows water to flow away from your basement at a rate of 140 gallons per minute.

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Reinforce Flooring With I-Beams & Jacks

Reinforce Flooring With I-Beams & Jacks

Metal beams supported with adjustable steel posts offer an easy, cost effective solution in a crawlspace or basement. After installation, the system can be tightened and adjusted appropriately to secure, support and sometimes lift the floor above

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Reinforce Wall With Carbon Fiber Straps

Reinforce Wall With Carbon Fiber Straps

We combine carbon-fiber kevlar straps 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.

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Repair And Provide Joist Support

Repair And Provide Joist Support

Crawl space floor support and floor joist repair costs vary greatly depending on the size of the structure and location of trouble areas.

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Supplement Lateral Force With Wall Anchors

Supplement 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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Water Removal With Sump Pumps

Water Removal With Sump Pumps

All Acculevel waterproofing systems drain into a top-of-the-line sump pump system and include safeguards against power outages 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.

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