Bibb County, located in central Alabama, contains a lot of clay soil. This soil is expansive, which means that it will swell as it soaks in more water and the hydrostatic pressure in the ground increases and that it will shrink when it loses water and the hydrostatic pressure decreases. Because of this soil, it is common for residents of Bibb County, AL to notice foundation problems appearing in their homes. Fortunately, Affordable Foundation and Home Repair has the experience and tools to deal with foundation issues and the failure that they cause.
As the moisture content of the soil changes, the soil moves, either forming underground voids or pushing on the concrete of your foundation. If voids form, it can cause your foundation to settle, causing cracks and structural failure. If the soil pushes against your foundation, it can cause concrete to heave and crack. If you see the following signs of failure in your home, call our foundation repair team right away:
These are all signs you may be in need of professional foundation repair. Here at Affordable, we specialize in the installation of foundation piers - steel piers, helical piers, and slab piers - as well as polyjacking to lift and stabilize foundations and repair cracks. Call us to learn more.
Another common issue that the expansive soils in Bibb County can cause is crawlspace failure. When cracks form in your crawlspace, they cause the structure to lose stability and can allow moisture entry as well. In turn, wet crawlspaces lead to mold formation, reducing the air quality in your Bibb County home.
Fortunately, Affordable Foundation and Home Repair provides crawlspace repair, crawlspace encapsulation, and mold removal services - everything you need to fix crawlspace issues. We can jack up sinking floors with floor supports or floor joist repair, prevent damp crawlspace with vapor barrier installation, and remove mold with mold soda blasting.
If your home has a basement instead of a crawlspace, you may experience a basement water issue. If this is the case, it is important to have it fixed as soon as possible. The longer you let a moisture problem in your basement remain, the more damage it will do to your structure and the higher chance that a mold issue will develop. We offer the following basement waterproofing solutions for Bibb County, Alabama homes:
At Affordable Foundation and Home Repair, we make the health of your home our business. That is why we offer a range of other services to keep your home in top condition, including crack repair and concrete repair. To get a free quote, call today.