New Market, Alabama
The first step in repairing them is figuring out what is causing them:
Temperature Changes – Changes in temperature cause the soil to swell or contract, pushing on the foundation and leading to cracks, heaving, and settlement.
Outside Soil Pressure – When there is too much moisture in the soil, it increases the hydrostatic pressure and puts stress on the foundation of your home.
Soil Movement – This can be the result of soil shrinkage, erosion, or settlement. The foundation moves and becomes unstable, resulting in cracks and other problems.
We solve these issues with foundation underpinning devices like steel resistance piers, helical piers, and soil anchors. These are quality steel devices that support and lift your foundation, making sure it is in place and solid.
Crawlspace Repair & Mold Removal
Because wet and damp crawlspaces are a common issue in the area, we provide crawlspace encapsulation. If you see these signs, you may be in need of crawlspace waterproofing:
- Excessive humidity
- Musty odors
- Mold or mildew formation
- Damp walls or insulation
- Condensation on pipes
- Wood rot or rust
Encapsulation with a vapor barrier removes moisture from the area and prevents the water from weakening the supports in the crawlspace.
Basement Waterproofing & Other Services
Another important service for your home is waterproofing. Ensuring the home is waterproofed will protect the foundation by keeping pooling water from eating away at the concrete and lowering the hydrostatic pressure around the home. Here at Affordable Foundation and Home Repair we offer a variety of waterproofing systems.
We offer exterior waterproofing solutions to make sure that groundwater does not seep into your home through the porous concrete. Surface drainage and French drain systems keep puddles from forming near your home. Interior drainage with a sump pump system can remove any water that finds its way into your home and floods your basement.
For these and more home and foundation repair services in New Market, AL, call the team at Affordable Foundation and Home Repair.