Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Muscle Shoals has homes as beautiful and eclectic as the music the area is famous for. The homeowners here are aware of the change in the weather that happens: dry, hot summers and wet, cold winters. The clay soil in the area shifts greatly over the year, shrinking and expanding with the changing water conditions. During dry spells, the soil contracts, causing cracks to appear and settling to occur. If it rains a lot, the soil soaks in the water, expanding and putting pressure on your walls and foundation. If you’ve noticed cracks in your foundation, call the experts at Affordable Foundation and Home Repair to come and inspect your property. We’ll assess the situation and use our 20 plus years of experience to work with you on the best solution.

Foundation Repair

You should look around your property and keep an eye out for any of the following warning signs:

  • Shifting or settling foundation
  • Ceiling cracks
  • Bulging or bowing walls
  • Slab cracks
  • Leaning walls
  • Tilting or leaning chimney
  • Sloping floors
  • Wall cracks
  • Foundation cracks
  • Crumbling or chipping foundation
  • Stair-step cracks in bricks
  • Sticking windows or doors


Cracked Brick

If your Muscle Shoals home is showing any of these indications, you need to call Affordable Foundation and Home Repair. Let our friendly professional staff work with you to solve any foundation problems you may have. We use the high-quality Earth Contact Products for our foundation work. We use such items as plate anchors, helical piers, and helical tiebacks. Our foundation repair products are top of the line and will quickly restore the structural integrity of your home.

Crawlspace Repair & Mold Removal

Maybe you don’t have a basement; don’t worry, we still have your crawlspace covered. We can repair any damage your crawlspace has, including encapsulation, waterproofing, piers or floor supports. You want to make sure you tame any mold or mildew growth before it can sicken your family.

Excess moisture in your Muscle Shoals crawlspace can be due to several causes, such as soil erosion, poor soil compaction, hydrostatic pressure or leaky pipes. Any of these situations can cause the soil to shift, allowing your foundation to settle or crack.

Here are some common indications of too much moisture in your crawlspace:

  • Buckling or warping floors above the crawlspace
  • Mold growth
  • Wet, damp insulation
  • Insect infestation
  • Rusty metal appliances or fixtures
  • Condensation
  • Musty odor

By installing a sump pump and vapor barrier, we can control the moisture and humidity in your crawlspace. By doing this, you can reduce bacteria, allergens, and mold and increase the air quality in your home.

If you discover your situation is a settling foundation, then we can lift and stabilize your crawlspace back to its original height. We’ll use crawlspace piers, floor joists or floor supports, whatever the situation calls for.

Mold on Crawlspace Joist

Basement Waterproofing & Other Services

Contact our experts immediately if you have puddles or standing water around your home so we can begin working with you on a waterproofing solution.

There are many causes of water leaking into your basement:

  • Clogged or damaged gutters
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Maturing tree roots
  • Poor drainage
  • Heavy rainfall
  • Melting snow

Some common signs of water damage are peeling paint, wet walls, and mold and mildew. Those can be nuisances, but water damage can impact the structural integrity of your home. Let our team of experts check out your situation and determine what is causing the water leak and put an end to it.

We have the best waterproofing solutions available, such as interior waterproofing, French drains, exterior waterproofing, sump pumps, and surface drainage. No matter what the solution is, the result is the same: keeping your home dry, safe and comfortable.

Affordable Foundation and Home Repair has proudly served the Muscle Shoals area for over 20 years. We have focused on delivering quality workmanship and outstanding customer service. We want you to be happy with your home repairs. Contact us today if you need any waterproofing or crawlspace or foundation repair.

Water in Basement