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How to Solve Your Basement Repair Issues

How to Solve Your Basement Repair Issues

“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.”

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All About Egress Windows for Milwaukee Homes

All About Egress Windows for Milwaukee Homes

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

Could Your Basement Be Helping the Ice Dams on Your Roof?

Could Your Basement Be Helping the Ice Dams on Your Roof?

Could Your Basement Be Helping the Ice Dams on Your Roof?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

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We Have A New Radio Ad

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Benefits of Urethane Injection for Basement Walls

Benefits of Urethane Injection for Basement Walls
Benefits of Urethane Injection for Basement Walls

Drilling process: 4” on either side of the crack, at a 45 degree angle, ensuring penetration to middle of poured wall.

Foundation issues can detract from your enjoyment of your home and can even reduce its value over time. Working with a qualified Milwaukee basement specialist can help you resolve foundation problems quickly to protect your home and your property against the negative effects of cracks and damage to this structural component. By addressing these issues quickly and effectively, you can ensure the safest and healthiest environment for yourself and your family.

Benefits of Urethane Injection Crack Repair

One of the most important services offered by your Milwaukee basement specialist is crack repair. Injecting urethane into these cracks can seal them and prevent water from intruding into your home. This can help you to avoid issues with mold, mildew and water damage that can have serious health effects for your family. Urethane treatments are designed to be permanent solutions for your foundation and can last for the life of your basement. These safe and nontoxic repair solutions are compliant with building codes throughout our area and can be used as soon as three years after initial construction of the building has been completed. Continue reading

Tips for Basement Waterproofing in Milwaukee

Tips for Basement Waterproofing in Milwaukee
Tips for Basement Waterproofing in Milwaukee

Drainage Around Structure

Severe storms like the ones we have had lately can put your Milwaukee basement waterproofing to the test. If the recent rainfall has left your basement in need of a little repair, the experts at Accurate Basement Repair can provide you with the right solutions for your specific situation. Here are some helpful tips that can help you deal with a wet basement effectively and can prevent additional problems in the future:

Call Right Away

At the first sign of water leakage or damage caused by moisture, call your Milwaukee basement waterproofing company to schedule an appointment. Left uncorrected, leaking basements can allow mold and mildew to build up in walls or floors, presenting a serious health risk to you and your family. By calling us right away to remediate any problems and to restore your basement to its former waterproof condition, you can be sure of the most practical solutions for your Milwaukee home. Continue reading

Join us at the 2017 Realtors Home and Garden Show

Join us at the 2017 Realtors Home and Garden Show

March 24 – 26 & March 29 – April 2 at the Wisconsin Expo Center and State Fair Park in West Allis.
Join us at the 2017 Realtors Home and Garden Show
Whether it’s adding a little curb appeal or reconfiguring your kitchen, the sky’s the limit to what the Realtors Home and Garden Show can help you imagine. With over 350 home and garden experts under one roof, you’ll find the best tools and inspiration to put the sparkle back in your nest.

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Join us at the 2017 Realtors Home and Garden Show

A Guide to Tuckpointing (And Why You Should Care)

A Guide to Tuckpointing (And Why You Should Care)

A Guide to Tuckpointing (And Why You Should Care)Bricks 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

Signs Your Basement Needs Repair
Signs Your Basement Needs Repair

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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