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Common Foundation Problems

If you suspect that your home is experiencing some of the common signs of foundation problems, call us today at 256-773-2002 to set up your FREE inspection or click the green button below and someone from our scheduling department today. 

  Above are some of the common foundation problems many homeowners experience in Northern Alabama. If you see any of these structural issues, contact the professional repair team here at Affordable Foundation Repair. We will examine your symptoms of common foundation problems and providing affordable, top-notch industry solutions.

Causes of Foundation Problems and Their Solutions

Most foundation problems are caused by shifting of the soil underneath your foundation. This can occur for many different reasons. If the moisture content of the soil is higher than normal, it leads to an increase in the hydro-static pressure, pushing against the foundation and causing it to shift and crack. Moisture in the soil can also lead to erosion, washing away soil under the foundation to form voids that cause the above foundation to settle and sink down. Similar voids can form when the soil shrinks and shifts due to a lack of rain. Another cause of foundation failure may be poor soil compaction. If the ground under the foundation floor was not properly prepared and packed down, it could eventually settle, the foundation above settling along with it. Trees and shrubs growing close to the foundation can also cause issues. During especially dry periods, the roots of these plants will grow under the foundation in their search for water, pushing on your homes foundation and cause it to shift. Assessing foundation problems as soon as possible is the only sure way to ensure that they do not cause even further damage. Contact us right away to find out more about our solutions for the foundation problems in your Alabama home. We proudly serve Birmingham, Huntsville, Decatur, AL and surrounding cities.