The city of Huntsville, AL is home to four major historic districts: Twickenham, Old Town, Five Points Historic District, and Texas A&M University Historic District. The first three of these districts all fall into the 35801 zip code. Chances are, if you live in the 35801 zip code, you live in an older home. You probably already know that older homes tend to have their own sets of benefits and issues.
Older homes are beautiful and have a rich sense of history that newer homes lack. They can be a beautiful place to raise a family or seek out your lifelong passion. However, they also come with their own unique set of problems. Older homes tend to be drafty, they might have unfinished basements, and the room layout might be choppier than in newer homes. Usually, you can fix a lot of these problems with renovation or you can choose to leave them as is to add to the character of the home.
Old homes also come with their own susceptibility to certain structural, foundation, and water problems:
Fortunately, Affordable Foundation and Home Repair offers a range of different services that can help repair problems in your historic Huntsville home. Our team is dedicated to making your home good as new. We also offer free estimates and financing options to fit your budget.
If your home is suffering from a structural issue such as foundation settlement, wall movement, or uneven floors, our foundation repair techniques can help. We offer pier installation to lift and support sinking unstable foundations.
If your older home has a crawlspace with a moisture issue or a termite problem, we can help. We offer floor supports, floor joist repair, and crawlspace piers to stabilize your home from underneath. We also offer crawlspace encapsulation with a vapor barrier to protect the crawlspace from moisture.
Some problems in older homes might extend to areas beyond the house, such as the chimney or the patio. In addition to piering, we offer polyjacking to lift concrete slabs and close cracks that might have opened up.
If there are cracks in your home, we are the experts. We can fix both interior and exterior cracks with one of our repair techniques. Whether we need to raise concrete with polyjacking to close basement cracks or straighten bowing walls to fix wall cracks, we can handle the necessary repairs.
If your home has poor drainage or a lack of adequate waterproofing systems, we can help. We offer surface drainage as well as exterior and interior waterproofing system installation. From sump pumps to French drains, we can handle waterproofing.
Mold and mildew in your home is another serious issue that we can tackle. We specialize in mold soda blasting to remove mold from your basement or crawlspace and leave the area sparkling clean.
Contact us right away for help with problems in an older home in Huntsville, AL and get a free estimate on repairs.