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Because of the expansive clay soils in Alabama, residents of the McCalla, AL area may be subject to foundation problems or basement water issues at some point in their lives. Here at Affordable Foundation and Home Repair, we offer professional foundation repair and waterproofing solutions for homeowners in the 35111 zip code area.
Expansive clay soil is prone to expand with increasing moisture levels and shrink with decreasing moisture levels. As the soil expands and shrinks, it repeatedly puts pressure on the foundation above and can cause shifting, heaving, and sinking. If you notice sloped floors, bowing walls, sticking doors and windows, or foundation cracks in your home, this could be happening to your property.
The best way to fix these issues is to lift and stabilize the foundation from below using steel piers. We offer the following piering products for foundation repair purposes:
If you see foundation problems beginning to show in your home, do not hesitate to get in touch with our team of experts today. We will provide you with a free estimate and come up with the best possible solution.
The crawlspace of your home may also develop structural or moisture-related issues. If you have seen bowed or leaning beams and posts in your crawlspace or if you have noticed sloped floors, you may be in need of floor joist repair to stabilize your crawlspace and home.
In addition to structural instability, moisture and mold issues are also prominent in many crawlspaces. In order to remove mold from your crawlspace, we use mold blasting, which utilizes baking soda blasted at high pressures to strip mold from surfaces without causing damage. Mold removal can then be followed with crawlspace encapsulation using a plastic or foil vapor barrier to trap moisture out of your crawlspace.
Waterproofing your home is a good way to protect it from mold and water damage. Interior waterproofing systems are designed to remove water that has already infiltrated your home. The exterior drainage system is designed to prevent water from entering your basement in the first place. The waterproofing team at Affordable specializes in both interior and exterior waterproofing to keep your home safe from potential moisture damage.
In addition to waterproofing, we offer a variety of services aimed at making your home a safer and more secure place: radon testing and mitigation, concrete repair, crack repair, and polyjacking. Call us today for expert foundation repair, waterproofing, and more.