Has the expansive soil in the Boaz, AL area caused foundation problems in your home? As soil swells and contracts with the changing amount of water in the ground, it pushes on the concrete. This causes the foundation to heave, settle, and develop cracks.
Any foundation issues in your Boaz, AL home can be solved by installing foundation support piers from Affordable Foundation and Home Repair. These piers, the most common of which are steel piers and helical piers, are installed under the foundation. Once installed the piers lift the foundation and offer it the support it needs to remain stable. We also offer wall anchors and helical tiebacks to straighten walls that are bowing or leaning due to shifted foundations.
Watch for signs that you are in need of foundation repair. Signs in the interior include: leaning or bowing walls, sloped or uneven floors, sticking doors or windows, floor cracks, wall cracks, and ceiling cracks. Signs on the outside of the home include foundation cracks, sinking or settlement, porch or stoop issues, and brick or masonry cracks.
For the crawlspace, we provide a method to keep moisture locked outside. This method is called crawlspace encapsulation. With this technique, sheeting made of plastic or foil, known as a vapor barrier, is used to cover the interior crawlspace walls so that vapor cannot seep inside.
This vapor barrier traps moisture outside so that mold cannot grow and infect the air in your home. Trapping moisture outside also lowers the chances of wood rot and rust that would weaken the structural integrity of your home.
We also remove mold from crawlspaces and other areas of the home to ensure that the air inside is safe for you and your family to breathe. We do this using a method called mold soda blasting, which utilizes baking soda blasted at high pressures to remove mold and effectively clean the area.
Because of the expansive soil in the area, Boaz, Alabama homes are often subject to water problems. Wet soil expands, pushing on the concrete and causing cracks that let water in. Waterproofing the home outside and inside can help keep these leaks at bay. We provide the following options for waterproofing:
Surface drainage and exterior waterproofing keep water outside your home by directing it away from your foundation both above the surface and below. Interior waterproofing and the sump pump prevent basement water from forming puddles by removing it from your Boaz, Alabama home and pumping it away.
Here at Affordable Foundation and Home Repair, we provide the necessary solutions for all of your foundation and home repair needs in Boaz, AL.