If you live in Gaylesville, Alabama, then you have probably experienced drought-like conditions on your property. Because the soil in Alabama is clay soil, it will shrink and swell depending on moisture levels. When it rains, the soil will absorb water and expand under and around your foundation. This lifts the foundation and creates pressure against it. During hot and dry months, the soil shrinks and can cause cracks in the foundation. If you notice foundation cracks, call the professionals here at Affordable Foundation to assess your home before settlement gets worse.
It’s important for residents of Gaylesville to be able to identify the signs of foundation failure in order to protect your home from structural damage. Some common signs of foundation failure include:
- Wall cracks
- Bowing walls
- Leaning or tilting chimney
- Slab cracks
- Leaning walls
- Sloping floors
- Hard to close windows and doors
- Crumbling or chipping foundation
If you have noticed any of these signs in your Gaylesville home, give Affordable Foundation & Home Repair a call today. We have many years of foundation repair experience under our belt, and we can solve any soil issues on your property. Our company only uses the best products including helical tiebacks, helical piers, and plate anchors. Our foundation repair products are designed to lift, stabilize and restore your settling foundation back to its original level.
Crawlspace Repair & Mold Removal
Affordable Foundation & Home Repair in Gaylesville, AL also offers several options for crawlspace repair. We provide crawlspace encapsulation, crawlspace piers, floor supports and crawlspace waterproofing. Inspect your basement for the following signs of crawlspace damage such as insect infestation, mold growth, high humidity, and damp walls.
If your crawlspace is sinking, we can lift and stabilize it using crawlspace piers, floor joists, and floor supports. To get rid of existing mold problems in your crawlspace, we utilize mold soda blasting. We can eliminate excess moisture by installing a vapor barrier with crawlspace encapsulation services.
Basement Waterproofing & Other Services
Basement water is another common issue in some Alabama homes. If you have water seepage in your basement caused by any of the following factors, contact Affordable Foundation and Home Repair for professional waterproofing:
- Plumbing leaks
- Clogged gutters
- Improper downspout extensions
- Heavy rainfall
- Maturing tree roots
- Inadequate waterproofing
- Poor drainage
- Melting snow
Water seepage can allow mold and mildew to grow in your home. Eventually, water damage can destroy the entire structure of your home. Affordable Foundation & Home Repair are expert installers of interior waterproofing systems, exterior waterproofing systems, sump pumps, sump pits, French drains, and surface drainage systems. These systems will work together to keep water away from your home.
In addition to waterproofing, we specialize in crack repair, concrete repair, and polyjacking – our team is dedicated to protecting every area of your home. Contact Affordable Foundation and Home Repair to get a free estimate on any of these services.