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A.C.C.L Waterproofing provides a broad range of solutions to meet specific waterproofing needs. We offer a comprehensive line of waterproofing and moisture protection products and our services include any or all of the following:
- Foundation Repair (Brick, Concrete & Stone)
- Repair of Weeping Tile (Inside & Outside)
- Window Well Installation, Drains and Repair
- Leaky basement waterproofing
- Waterproofing of Basement (inside work)
- Crawlspace waterproofing
- Repair of Concrete Cracks
- Inspection & Repairs of Storm Drains
- Foundation wall repair
- High Water Table Resolution
- Installation and Repair of Sump Pump
All work performed by A.C.C.L Waterproofing Systems is done with the utmost respect for your home. Although, the services we offer by their very nature are disruptive we make every attempt to keep your home as clean as possible. We make great effort to protect any items we may encounter during the operation and we place protective coverings throughout your home in any location that dust or traffic may occur. A.C.C.L Waterproofing Systems makes every attempt to keep your home clean and the dust low by utilizing dust containment methods and negative air pressure machines.
Foundation interior drainage systems are one of the most important aspects of residential construction. Drain tile systems are also one of the most misunderstood aspects. Because these systems are buried and cannot be easily modified or corrected, it is vitally important that they are installed correctlyFoundation drainage systems, which are installed properly, can serve a dual role.
Foundation drain tile systems are the means by which groundwater can be transported away from your basement. If you want a dry basement and a sound foundation, you must have an adequate foundation drainage system. The water content in the soil surrounding your house can fluctuate seasonally. There is always a point at which you can dig and hit water. Geologists often refer to this as the water table. This water table rises and falls in response to the amount of precipitation in any given time period. The water table in many parts of the country can rise to within a few feet of the surface during wet spells. Water will take the path of least resistance. If there is no exterior waterproofing water can go sideways through a crack in your foundation, or it can go down alongside your foundation into a pipe. I’m sure that you will agree that it is a better idea for the water to go down into the pipe.
Interior drainage systems work extremely well for many customers. Depending on your circumstances, this may be an effective solution. Many water control system companies claim to be waterproofers and offer this method as a solution to every basement water problem. If a company proposes opening the floor on the inside for any reason, they are offering an interior drainage system. Only an exterior excavation to the footer or bottom of the foundation accomplishes waterproofing. Never contract for a water control system if dampness, seepage, and or cracking on the walls are your concern, as this may result in further damage to your foundation.
Basement waterproofing should begin outside your home. Look for areas that contribute to the collection of water next to your foundation. Fill low areas so water flows away from your foundation. Check gutters for debris, and downspouts should extend at least 8 feet from the house. Service walks that settled and slope back to the house should be adjusted to flow away from your foundation.As the soil around your foundation becomes water-saturated, hydrostatic pressure forces water through the joint where your floor and wall meet.Water may affect your basement in various forms, either as a vapour or as a liquid. Water, as a liquid, does not always mean that you will see glaring evidence of water. The basement structure can retain a high moisture content prior to water becoming evident. The damage is slow, subtle and detrimental to your basement. This high moisture content is decaying the building. A.C.C.L Waterproofing permanently solves wet basement problems internally or externally. The method we recommend depends on the circumstances and the condition of your building.
Exterior waterproofing requires excavation to the foundation footing, or the bottom of the foundation.
Regardless of your circumstances, whether you are experiencing seepage or dampness through the walls, exterior waterproofing will always solve your problem. If anyone suggests otherwise, they are trying to sell you a stand-alone interior water control system, this method of de-watering does not waterproof a basement and only prevents floor water.
Never contract for a water control system if dampness, seepage and or cracking on the walls are your concern, as this may result in further damage to your foundation.
Waterproofing the exterior of a foundation completely eliminates water and moisture penetration through the walls into a basement. For a basement to be absolutely waterproof, it needs to have protection from sub-surface water for all of the below-grade walls.