With 18 years of experience, we’re not just good, we’re Accurate! Our goal at Accurate Basement Repair is to provide top-quality foundation repair and basement waterproofing services in a professional and efficient manner. We are known as the “real estate transaction repair specialists” and are the #1 referred foundation repair company by professional engineers, basement consultants, realtors, municipal building inspectors, home inspectors, lenders, property management companies and most importantly, our past customers. Our dedicated and educated staff of long-term employees treats each of our customer’s homes as if they were their own. In addition to working year-round, we also maintain a fleet of equipment with some of the newest technologies in the industry, enabling us to continually provide our customers with the best care possible. Waterproofing is rarely a do-it-yourself job. Professionals at Accurate Basement Repair repair drain tile, install dehumidifiers, optimize sump pumps and otherwise provide complete foundation waterproofing services. Our skilled technicians and nationally certified structural repair and waterproofing specialists have been serving Milwaukee homes and businesses since Bon Jovi was headlining Summerfest. We are a local business with an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. We use a synergistic approach of continually educating our staff and in turn, educating our homeowners. If you are looking for a certified professional to help you with foundation repair, look no further! Call us at (414) 744-6900 today for your FREE estimate! We’re not just good, we’re Accurate!
Foundation Repair Specialists
Poured Concrete Foundation Walls
Poured concrete foundation walls are considered the way to build in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area because of the heavy clay soils we have. Clay, when wet, expands and exerts a lot of pressure on the basement walls. Because poured walls are a monolithic structure (one solid piece), they resist the pressure that can cause cinder block walls to bow or the mortar joints to crack, allowing water into the basement. Poured concrete walls, while resisting this ground pressure, do crack from shrinkage and settling. While not affecting the strength of the wall, these cracks may leak water.
The Crack Injection Process
Most active leaking cracks are repaired using a moisture-cured urethane, two package grout. This material reacts with water causing it to foam.
- Injection holes are drilled 4 inches from the crack at a 45 degree angle (this causes the holes to hit the crack in the center of the 8 inch wall.)
- Holes are drilled every 8 to 10 inches and injection ports are placed in the holes.
The injection process is started from the bottom and wAs the urethane grout meets the water, a chemical reaction takes place, generating carbon dioxide, which causes the material to foam and be forced up the crack. The resin forms a high density, closed cell structure that is resistant to water, most chemicals and insects.The excess material is cleaned off the wall, the injection ports are broken off and the holes are patched with concrete. The leak is now stopped. The urethane injection process is safe and is used in treating concrete water tanks and water lines to prevent ground water contamination. This is also a recognized foundation crack repair method for satisfying building codes and passing home inspections up the wall.
Facts About Racine, WI
Racine is a city in and the county seat of Racine County, Wisconsin, United States. It is located on the shore of Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Root River. Racine is located 22 miles south of Milwaukee and is part of the Greater Milwaukee Area. As of the 2010 U.S. census, the city had a population of 78,860, making it the fifth-largest city in Wisconsin. Its median home price of $103,625 makes it one of the most affordable cities in Wisconsin to buy a home. In January 2017, it was rated “the most affordable place to live in the world” by the Demographia International Housing Affordability survey.
Racine is the headquarters of a number of industries, including J. I. Case heavy equipment, S. C. Johnson & Son cleaning and chemical products, Dremel Corporation, Reliance Controls Corporation time controls and transfer switches, Twin Disc, and Arthur B. Modine heat exchangers. The Mitchell & Lewis Company, a wagonmaker in the 19th century, began making motorcycles and automobiles as Mitchell-Lewis Motor Company at the start of the 20th century. Racine is also home to InSinkErator, manufacturers of the first garbage disposal. Racine was also historically home to the Horlicks malt factory, where malted milk balls were first developed, and the Western Publishing factory where Little Golden Books were printed. Prominent architects in Racine’s history include A. Arthur Guilbert and Edmund Bailey Funston, and the city is home to several works by Frank Lloyd Wright. It has several immigrant communities and is among the most diverse cities in Wisconsin. Native Americans inhabited the area of Racine for thousands of years. Artifacts that have survived include the burial mounds in what is now Mound Cemetery. Historians separate the natives living in the Root watershed at that time into Woodland people and Hopewell people. After European contact, the Miami and later the Potawatomi expanded into the area, taking part in the French fur trade.
In November 1674, while traveling from Green Bay to the territory of the Illinois Confederation, Father Jacques Marquette and his assistants, Jacques Largillier and Pierre Porteret, camped at the mouth of the Root River. These were the first Europeans known to visit what is now Racine County. Further expeditions were made in the area by René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle in 1679 and by François Jolliet De Montigny and Jean Baptiste Bissot, Sieur de Vincennes in 1698. Nearly a century later, in 1791, a trading post would be established along Lake Michigan near where the Root River empties into it.
WHERE TO FIND US:
Accurate Basement Repair
3125 E Allerton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53235
Call us at (414) 744-6900