The clay soil around Athens, AL is susceptible to weather changes and that takes a toll on your home. Drought conditions can cause the clay to shrink, creating cracks and voids. Too much rain, and the clay swells, lifting the foundation and creating pressure against the walls. If you come across any cracks in your foundation, you need to call our professionals to inspect your property and assess the situation, before a small problem becomes a big one.
Due to the clay soil in the Athens, AL area, it is fairly common to find foundation problems. Some red flags are:
- Bowing/bulging/leaning walls
- Ceiling, wall, or floor cracks
- Crumbling or chipping foundation
- Exterior brick cracks
- Foundation/slab cracks
- Shifting or settling foundation
- Sloping floors
- Sticking doors or windows
Give Affordable Foundation and Home Repair a call as soon as you see any of these problems. We have the knowledge to handle any foundation repair problem that you may have and to return your settling slab to normal using quality products including helical tiebacks, helical piers, and plate anchors.
Crawlspace Repair & Mold Removal
There are several causes for excess crawlspace moisture, such as soil erosion, hydrostatic pressure, leaky pipes, and poor soil compaction. This crawlspace moisture can weaken the entire structure and may also lead to mold growth.
If you see signs such as a buckled or warped floor, condensation, mold growth, musty odors, or rusty metal, you may have a crawlspace water problem.
By installing sump pumps, dehumidifiers, and vapor barriers, we can lower the moisture content of your crawlspace. If there is mold growing in your crawlspace, we can take care of it with a process called mold soda blasting or soda blasting.
Basement Waterproofing & Other Services
Contact our experts, if you have standing water or leaking cracks in your home. By assessing the situation, we can install the latest waterproofing techniques to give you a dry home again.
Here are some causes for a wet basement:
- Clogged gutters
- Heavy rainfall
- Improper or missing downspout extensions
- Inadequate waterproofing
- Maturing tree roots
- Plumbing leaks
- Poor drainage
Excess water can rot the wood and rust the metal supporting your home, causing structural damage. Our methods include interior waterproofing, sump pumps and pits, surface drainage and exterior waterproofing.
In addition to waterproofing, mold removal, crawlspace repair, and foundation repair, we offer a variety of other services to keep your home and family safe and increase the value of your home. These services include radon testing and mitigation, crack repair, concrete repair, polyjacking, and home repair or remodeling.