Located southwest of Birmingham, AL in Jefferson County, Bessemer is a city of approximately 27,000 people. undoubtedly, many of these people have experienced some sort of foundation problem or water problem in their homes. Fortunately, the crew at Affordable Foundation and Home Repair is able to find the best solution for all of your foundation repair and basement waterproofing needs in the Bessemer, Alabama area.
Because much of the soil in Alabama contains a high amount of clay, it is prone to expanding and contracting with changes in moisture and temperature. The more water that the soil absorbs, the more that it expands. This can cause it to push against your foundation, leading to cracks, shifting, and other issues. On the other hand, dry soil is also a problem. When soil dries out, it shrinks and compacts. This soil movement can form voids in the ground that lead to settlement, cracks, uneven foundations. Look for the following symptoms of foundation failure in your home:
- Bowing or leaning walls
- Foundation settlement or shifting
- Wall, floor, or ceiling cracks
- Sloped or uneven floors
- Water in crawlspace or basement
- Sticking windows or doors
If you do notice any of these problems in your home, our expert foundation repair team can help. We use steel piering products to support the foundation from beneath and lift it to its original level. Our team can determine which product is the right solution for you – helical piers, plate anchors, etc. – and reverse foundation settlement and movement in no time.
Crawlspace Repair & Mold Removal
Even if you have foundation cracks and other problems repaired, a wet crawlspace may persist. This is a serious problem, as damp crawlspaces lead to wood rot, musty odors, rust, ruined insulation, and mold growth.
We want to ensure that every part of your home is safe and secure. That is why we also offer crawlspace repair services. First, we can use mold blasting to remove mold in the crawlspace and ensure any air circulating through the crawlspace is safe for you and your family to breathe. Next, we can use one of our crawlspace waterproofing methods to ensure your crawlspace stays dry. These methods include encapsulation with a water-resistant vapor barrier and installing a sump pump to remove moisture directly from the crawlspace.
Basement Waterproofing & Other Services
Basement water issues are a hassle for any homeowner and should be fixed as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more damage the water will do – this means more complicated and expensive repairs in the long-run. Examine your home for the following signs of a water problem:
- Rust or wood rot
- Musty odors
- Damp insulation
- Visible puddles
- Mold growth
- Condensation on pipes
- Soft spots on walls
If you notice any of these problems, call Affordable today. We offer exterior waterproofing, interior waterproofing, and sump pumps to take care of water issues no matter what is causing them.
We also specialize in a number of different services: crack repair, concrete repair, radon testing and mitigation, and polyjacking. No matter what the problem is in your home, contact us now. We offer repair solutions for the zip codes 35022 and 35023 in Bessemer, AL.