Category Archives: Wall rebuilds and repair

Poured Wall Foundation Crack Repair for Milwaukee Homes

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Poured Wall With Cracks and Leaks

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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A Guide to Tuckpointing (And Why You Should Care)

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tuckpointing 300x225Bricks give a unique appearance to houses, buildings, and other structures. Yet, when homes are exposed to harsh weather conditions such as freezing temperatures and significant rain, nature’s elements can take their toll on the mortar between the bricks. Mortar joints can give way due to excessive moisture, and when this occurs, the moisture could weaken the structure and lead to waterproofing issues. For this reason, it’s important to contact a Milwaukee foundation repair specialist who can help to prevent the destruction or deterioration of the mortars in the bricks — a process known as tuckpointing.

What is Tuckpointing?

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Signs Your Basement Needs Repair

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stair step cracks in a block foundation

You may not give your home’s basement a thought until a problem develops. Then, moisture, odors and suspicious cracks in the walls may send up flags of alarm that something is not right with your foundation, and you had better call a basement repair professional before the problem gets worse.

Water Accumulation

If the rainy season brings problems of water accumulation in your basement, it’s time to contact a Milwaukee basement repair contractor to find the source of the problem to protect your home investment. Water accumulation can damage furniture, flooring or the items you store in your basement for later use, costing you thousands of dollars for replacement. A foundation repair contractor can provide waterproofing and other measures to ensure that rainwater stays outside your home.

Cracks in Basement Walls

Many basement walls have small cracks in the concrete foundation that don’t seem to cause a problem, but which may worsen over time to allow water or insects into the area. Your Milwaukee basement repair contractor can handle these minor repairs to ensure that they don’t become a more expensive problem in the future.

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Why Your Basement Might Need To Be Excavated and Have Its Walls Rebuilt

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Foundation wall repair by a Milwaukee basement contractor

Excavating a basement is a major undertaking, and you will need help from a Milwaukee basement contractor to complete quality work on this type of significant project. This is a process where the dirt around the exterior walls of the basement is removed to expose the full length of the walls. It gives a contractor access to the basement walls so that they can be repaired, restored or improved in some way. There are a number of instances when excavating the basement may be beneficial or even required, and these are a few of the more common reasons for this type of project to be completed. Continue reading

Four Facts Milwaukee Homeowners Need to Know about Foundation Wall Rebuilding and Repair

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Foundation wall rebuild by a Milwaukee basement specialist

For most homeowners, foundation problems may seem overwhelming and insoluble. Broken or buckling walls can allow water to leak into basements and may even reduce the overall integrity of the entire building. Retaining the services of a qualified Milwaukee basement specialist can provide added guidance and support in managing these serious issues. Here are four facts you need to know about wall rebuilding and foundation repair for your home.

1. Water Is Usually the Culprit

Hydrostatic force is usually responsible for bowing and buckling foundations. Water present in the soil expands and contracts as temperatures change, creating uneven pressure against foundation walls. This can cause excess weight to build up in certain spots and can force the wall inward, cracking and damaging your home’s foundation. As soil and water shift to these areas, other parts of your wall may bow outward into the space left vacant, causing even more issues for your foundation. Continue reading

Four Benefits of Steel Brace Wall Reinforcements for Your Wisconsin Home

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Basement Wall Reinforcement Beams

Foundation problems can seriously affect the value and livability of your home. Taking steps to address these issues quickly and effectively can help you to avoid critical damage to your home. Enlisting the help of a professional Milwaukee foundation repair company can provide you with fast and reliable solutions for your leaking basement, cracks in exterior or interior walls, uneven floors and other foundation-related problems. Steel brace wall reinforcement is one of the most effective ways to repair and restore basements and to protect homes against further foundation damage. Here are four of the most common reasons to invest in steel brace wall reinforcements for your Wisconsin home.

Buckling Basement Walls

Steel wall reinforcement braces are designed specifically to provide added support for older foundations that may be buckling inward due to the weight of soil and water on the outside. By installing these structural supports, your contractor can prevent the progress of foundation damage, allowing you to take further steps to repair existing problems and to perform any cosmetic repairs necessary in your home’s basement. Continue reading

Chris Mancuso Discusses Wall Rebuilds on Saturday February 28, 2015

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Chris Mancuso from Accurate Basement Repair was on The Redefined Realty Show on AM1130 WISN on Saturday February 28, 2015.

(Begin Transcript) Announcer: Good morning. This is the Redefined Realty Show. Join us every Saturday at 9 a.m. Get critical market updates, find out where interest rates are heading, and talk to our industry experts about the things happening right here in your neighborhood. This show is live and your phone calls are not just welcomed, but appreciated at 414-799-1130. Before we get started, just a quick message from our sponsors.

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Chris Mancuso on WISN radio

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Chris: Hi, Chris Mancuso here of Accurate Basement Repair. At Accurate Basement Repair, we fix your basement issues. Take a good look at your basement, check the walls for cracking, look down low for any signs of seepage. Don’t risk your biggest investment. Accurate Basement Repair is your resource for foundation restoration and waterproofing. Call Accurate Basement Repair at 414-744-6900. That’s 414-744-6900. Estimates are always free.

(2:05) Paul: Good morning and welcome to this time for the Redefined Realty Show at News/Talk 1130 WISN. Your host today is Craig Schmitz. We’re going to get right into the show, because we’ve got several guests here. Good morning, Craig. How are you?

Craig: Good morning.

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