Glass block windows can provide added light along with welcome privacy for your basement. This can ensure the most comfortable surroundings for you and your family inside your Milwaukee home. If these windows become damaged, however, they can allow water and cold air to creep inside, reducing your home’s energy efficiency and diminishing your ability to stay comfortable indoors. If you are planning a Milwaukee basement repair in the near future, it may be worthwhile to schedule glass block window repair or replacement at the same time to ensure the best possible results from your project.
The Benefits of Glass Block Windows
Glass block windows were developed and patented in the early part of the 20th century by a German firm called Deutsche Luxfer. These blocks of glass were used to create skylights to allow natural light into darker areas of homes, office buildings and industrial facilities. Today, glass block windows are used in a similar way to allow light to shine into basements without losing privacy. These windows can provide solid insulation benefits and improved security for your home’s basement, making them a great investment for you and your family. Continue reading →
Drain tile testing can help you determine the source of moisture in your basement and can provide you with the information you need to resolve these issues quickly. Working with an established Milwaukee waterproofing company can provide you with the right options for restoring your foundation and preventing leaks from damaging your basement area. Here are some key facts about drain tile testing and how it can help you protect your foundation and enjoy a drier basement now and in the future:
Understanding Your Drain Tile System
Your basement’s drain tile system allows water to flow away from your home and your foundation. This can prevent damage caused by prolonged exposure to moisture and seepage. Your drain tile system usually includes pipes with small perforations that lie atop a gravel bed. Channels and bleeders direct water from inside your foundation to the outside. If moisture is a consistent problem, a sump pump can be connected to your drain tile system to remove water from under your foundation on a continuing basis. Be sure to visit our Drain Tile Gallery to see pictures of this process. Continue reading →
Making sure your basement is watertight and protected against leaks can help you make the most of these living spaces. Left unrepaired, water leaks can promote the growth of mold and mildew that can cause health issues for you and your family. Here are some of the most important points to remember about basement waterproofing in the Milwaukee area.
Look for the Warning Signs
In some cases, the symptoms of water leaks in your basement may be immediately evident. Some of the most common warning signs of leaks include the following: Continue reading →
Cracks in your foundation can result in serious damage to interior spaces of your Milwaukee home. Addressing these issues as quickly as possible by calling a Milwaukee foundation repair company can help you protect the value of your property. Here are some of the most important things you should know about the foundation crack repair process.
Not All Cracks Leak
Cracks in the early process of formation may not leak or seep. This can create a false impression that these cracks are not serious and need no professional attention. Calling on an expert in Milwaukee foundation repair can allow you to determine if your cracks require immediate repair or whether they can be addressed at a later point in their development.
The Crack-Injection Method
Most foundation repair process begin with a thorough evaluation of the condition of your interior and exterior walls and a good look at any cracks that may be forming in your foundation. If large cracks are present, your foundation expert will generally begin the repair process by drilling carefully placed injection holes that angle in directly to the area of the crack. Injection ports are then placed in these drilled holes to deliver the chemical mixture precisely where it belongs. The crack-injection method is strictly for poured wall repairs, not for block walls.
How Does the Process Work?
Once the holes have been drilled, your foundation repair team will inject a moisture-activated urethane mixture into the ports, starting from the bottom and working their way upward to the top. This chemical mixture will react with water to expand, filling in any cracks and increasing the overall stability and strength of your basement walls and foundation. When the curing process is finished, any leaks in your poured wall foundation should be eliminated.
The Milwaukee foundation repair experts at Accurate Basement Repair can provide you and your family with the most practical and cost-effective solutions for all your foundation cracks and repair needs. We have the experience and the proven know-how to get the job done right and to provide you with outstanding customer support. Call us today at 414-744-6900 to schedule an appointment for waterproofing or restoration of your basement. We look forward to the chance to serve you.
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March 23-31, 2018 at the Wisconsin Expo Center at State Fair Park
Sweep aside your outdated and overgrown home and garden spaces and get inspired at this year’s REALTORS® Home and Garden Show presented by Unilock®. There’s no better place to learn about all the hottest home improvement tips and trends. (see coupon below) Continue reading →
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In an effort to support the local community, Menards® has invited local contractors, like your favorite Milwaukee foundation repair contractor, into the store to educate our Guests on how they can assist with home improvement ideas and projects. It’s a chance to meet with contractors face-to-face and essentially get the ball rolling on that project you’ve been putting off, or didn’t know could even start.
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“Today I’m joined by Chris and Roger with Accurate Basement Repair to talk a little bit about a basement excavation project they are doing and how they’re making sure things are done the right way.”
“According to Roger, when a basement wall has cracked, failed, and moved too far, it can’t really be braced. It has to be straightened and braced instead. If a wall has moved more than one inch off of the foundation, excavation repairs are going to be necessary.”
Egress windows are intended to provide a point of rescue for bedrooms and other areas inside your home if a fire or other emergency situation should arise. These exit windows are required in all residences under the International Residential Code (IRC 2015). This code is updated every three years and provides guidelines on maintaining safety and ensuring quality in the residential construction and remodeling industry. Enlisting the help of a qualified Milwaukee basement contractor can ensure that these windows are installed properly and according to all applicable codes for their construction.
What Are Egress Windows?
Egress windows are intended to provide emergency exits from your home and must be easily operated from inside the home without keys or tools. Making sure your home’s egress windows are in compliance with all codes and regulations can help you ensure that your family members are safe and can be extricated from your home easily. Rooms that have doors leading directly to the outside do not require an egress window. Continue reading →
Does what occurs in one part of your home have an impact on what happens elsewhere? Although the idea may seem counter-intuitive, your building is a complete system, and everything rests on its foundation. Problems beneath the soil can eventually cause issues at higher levels. Here’s what you need to know about your Milwaukee foundation repair options and the ice dams that are destroying your property from the top down.
Ice Dams Explained
An ice dam occurs when ice accumulates around your roof’s edges. As water freezes, it expands, and this process can form a dam that actually pushes its way beneath your roof’s shingles and into the membrane layers below. When it later melts, the resulting water has an open pathway into your home. Continue reading →