Although Sheffield is called the “City of Senators” it won’t take an act of Congress to get your foundation repaired. Just call Affordable Foundation and Home Repair for a free estimate. The soil in Alabama is clay, which is highly susceptible to changes in the weather. Dry conditions will cause it to shrink, whereas wet conditions will cause the ground to swell. This fluctuation in the soil will eventually cause your foundation to crack or worse, fail. We have been serving the Sheffield area for over 20 years and are confident that we can fix any foundation problem you may be having.
The experts at Affordable Foundation and Home Repair know you take care of your home already, so if you see any of the following signs occurring, you need to contact them immediately:
- Cracks in walls
- Walls bowing or leaning
- Stair-step cracks in masonry
- Cracks in concrete slabs
- Bulging walls
- Foundations that are moving or settling
- Cracks in the ceiling
- Sloping floors
- Sticking windows or doors
- Crumbling or chipping foundations
Any one of these indications in your Sheffield home is cause for concern, more than one is urgent. Contact our helpful staff today for an inspection and free estimate. We are proud to use the high-quality products including helical piers, plate anchors, and helical tiebacks. Our foundation repair products are designed to lift, stabilize and secure your settling foundation.
Crawlspace Repair & Mold Removal
No one really likes to think about their crawlspace and who can blame them? It’s dark, smelly and cramped. Unfortunately, in this case, ignorance is not bliss. Your crawlspace plays an integral part in the health not only of your home but your family, too. Wet crawlspaces can cause many issues affecting the structural integrity of your home and mold, bacteria and other irritants can cause health issues for the people in your home. There are many causes of excess moisture including soil erosion, hydrostatic pressure, leaky pipes or poor soil compaction.
You should check your home and crawlspace for any of these signs of damage:
- Buckling or warping floors above the crawlspace
- Insect infestation
- Rusting metal appliances or fixtures
- Wet or damp insulation
- Musty odors
- Mold growth
You can get tame the crawlspace humidity by installing sump pumps and vapor barriers. Affordable Foundation and Home Repair can install the correct product for your situation, reducing allergens and mold, which will improve the air quality of your home. If your problem is a sinking crawlspace, we can return it to its normal level using crawlspace piers, floor supports, and floor joists.
Basement Waterproofing & Other Services
Your basement doesn’t have to be flooded for it to be detrimental to your home. A little water can widen cracks, and it doesn’t take much moisture to encourage mold, mildew or insect infestations. More water can damage furniture, belongings and the structural integrity of your Sheffield home.
There are several causes of water seepage:
- Plumbing leaks
- Melting snow
- Clogged, damaged or missing gutters
- Poor drainage
- Improper downspouts
- Inadequate waterproofing
- Heavy rainfall
- Maturing tree roots
Prevent serious water damage to your home by having the right waterproofing installed by the experts at Affordable Foundation and Home Repair. We will assess the situation and apply a waterproofing system that fits the situation, such as interior waterproofing, exterior waterproofing, French drains, sump pumps, and pits or surface drainage systems. Installing a waterproofing system will keep your home safe, dry and comfortable.
Affordable Foundation and Home Repair, a family owned company, has served the Sheffield area for over 20 years. We pride ourselves on performing a quality job while giving you stellar customer service. We use quality tools that match our high level of expertise. Although we specialize in foundation repair and waterproofing, we also provide services including cabinet restorations, flooring installation, wall painting and roof repair. Contact us today to learn more and schedule a free estimate.