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Foundation Repair

What Causes Foundation Problems?

When a home is constructed, the soil plays a major role in the structural soundness of the foundation. Over time, water, heat and other acts of nature can cause a foundation to sink or shift. Let the experts at Affordable Foundation & Home Repairs examine your foundation and offer free advise on a permanent solution.

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Soil

  • There are many variables that can contribute to foundation failure. One of the main causes for a foundation to settle in the Southeastern region of the United States, is the soil. In this region, the soil is referred to as Ultisols. This soil is found in humid regions and is composed of many particles that form a clay like texture. Soil that is clay-like allows for movement, shrinking and expansion. Thus, when a homes foundation is built on ever changing, clay-like soil, changes in moisture levels and other Earthly components, cause the soil to move and re-form. When a foundation is built on top of soil that has shrank or expanded, the foundation is forced to move/settle.

Water

  • Plumbing leaks 
  • Improper gutters
  • French drain failure

Other Acts of Nature 

  • Maturing tree roots 
  •  Trees and shrubs planted too closely to the homes’ foundation 
  • Poor soil conditions 

Foundation Failure Warning Signs:

  • Sticking doors and windows
  • Leaning or tiling chimneys
  •  Cracks on concrete surfaces
  • Crumbling, chipping or flaking foundations
  • Wall cracks
  • Brick and masonry cracks
  • Ceiling cracks
  • Floor cracks
  • Sloping or uneven floors
  • Shifting or moving foundations
  • Porch settlement
  • Cracks in stairs/stoops

Foundation Repair Solutions We Offer:

Helical Piers: Helical piers are composed of galvanized steel piles with a helical plate on each lead section, seven foot extension piles and a bracket that is installed under the footer to lift the structure. For more information about our helical piers or the installation, click the green button below. 

Samson Floor Supports: Each Samson Floor Support is custom built to exact measurements of each home. Each custom, steel, floor support is made up of 3” tubular steel with support weight of 80,000 lbs (per support). The support has a 1” steel adjustable rod with a 1/4 thick, steel top and bottom plate. The support is seated on a 20 x 20 square – 12” thick concrete pad.

Contact Affordable Foundation & Home Repair today if you need foundation repair services in Tennessee and Alabama. Professional products. professional installation. Contact us today for a free estimate.