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Accurate Basement Repair
 

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 satisfyingbuilding codes and passing home inspections up the wall.

Facts About Wisconsin

The history of Wisconsin encompasses the story not only of the people who have lived in Wisconsin since it became a state of the U.S., but also that of the Native American tribes who made their homeland in Wisconsin, the French and British colonists who were the first Europeans to live there, and the American settlers who lived in Wisconsin when it was a territory. Since its admission to the Union on May 29, 1848 as 30th state, Wisconsin has been ethnically heterogeneous, with Yankees being among the first to arrive from New York and New England. They dominated the state’s heavy industry, finance, politics and education. Large numbers of European immigrants followed them, including German Americans, mostly between 1850 and 1900, Scandinavians (the largest group being Norwegian Americans) and smaller groups of Belgian Americans, Dutch Americans, Swiss Americans, Finnish Americans, Irish Americans and others; in the 20th century, large numbers of Polish Americans and African Americans came, settling mainly in Milwaukee. Politically the state was predominantly Republican until recent years, when it became more evenly balanced. The state took a national leadership role in the Progressive Movement, under the aegis of Robert M. La Follette, Sr. and his family, who fought the old guard bitterly at the state and national levels. The “Wisconsin Idea” called for the use of the higher learning in modernizing government, and the state is notable for its strong network of state universities.

The history of Wisconsin encompasses the story not only of the people who have lived in Wisconsin since it became a state of the U.S., but also that of the Native American tribes who made their homeland in Wisconsin, the French and British colonists who were the first Europeans to live there, and the American settlers who lived in Wisconsin when it was a territory. Since its admission to the Union on May 29, 1848 as 30th state, Wisconsin has been ethnically heterogeneous, with Yankees being among the first to arrive from New York and New England. They dominated the state’s heavy industry, finance, politics and education. Large numbers of European immigrants followed them, including German Americans, mostly between 1850 and 1900, Scandinavians (the largest group being Norwegian Americans) and smaller groups of Belgian Americans, Dutch Americans, Swiss Americans, Finnish Americans, Irish Americans and others; in the 20th century, large numbers of Polish Americans and African Americans came, settling mainly in Milwaukee. Politically the state was predominantly Republican until recent years, when it became more evenly balanced. The state took a national leadership role in the Progressive Movement, under the aegis of Robert M. La Follette, Sr. and his family, who fought the old guard bitterly at the state and national levels. The “Wisconsin Idea” called for the use of the higher learning in modernizing government, and the state is notable for its strong network of state universities.

griculture was a major component of the Wisconsin economy during the 19th century. Wheat was a primary crop on early Wisconsin farms. In fact, during the mid 19th century, Wisconsin produced about one sixth of the wheat grown in the United States. However, wheat rapidly depleted nutrients in the soil, especially nitrogen, and was vulnerable to insects, bad weather, and wheat leaf rust. In the 1860s, chinch bugs arrived in Wisconsin and damaged wheat across the state. As the soil lost its quality and prices dropped, the practice of wheat farming moved west into Iowa and Minnesota. Some Wisconsin farmers responded by experimenting with crop rotation and other methods to restore the soil’s fertility, but a larger number turned to alternatives to wheat.

In parts of northern Wisconsin, farmers cultivated cranberries and in a few counties in south-central Wisconsin, farmers had success growing tobacco, but the most popular replacement for wheat was dairy farming. As wheat fell out of favor, many Wisconsin farmers started raising dairy cattle and growing feed crops, which were better suited to Wisconsin’s climate and soil. One reason for the popularity of dairy farming was that many of Wisconsin’s farmers had come to the state from New York, the leading producer of dairy products at the time. In addition, many immigrants from Europe brought extensive knowledge of cheese making. Dairying was also promoted by the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s school of agriculture, which offered education to dairy farmers and researched ways to produce better dairy products. The first test of butterfat content in milk was developed at the university, which allowed for consistency in the quality of butter and cheese. By 1899, over ninety percent of Wisconsin farms raised dairy cows and by 1915, Wisconsin had become the leading producer of dairy products in the United States, a position it held until the 1990s. The term America’s Dairyland appeared in newspapers as early as 1913 when the state’s butterfat production became first in the nation. In 1939 the state legislature enacted a bill to add the slogan to the state’s automobile license plates. It continues to be the nation’s largest producer of cheese, no longer focusing on the raw material (milk) but rather the value-added products. Because of this, Wisconsin continues to promote itself as “America’s Dairyland”, Wisconsinites are referred to as cheeseheads in some parts of the country, including Wisconsin, and foam cheesehead hats are associated with Wisconsin and its NFL team, the Green Bay Packers.

WHERE TO FIND US:
Accurate Basement Repair
3125 E Allerton Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53235
Call us at (414) 744-6900