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Door and Window Problems

door and window problems alabamaDo you have a door or window in your home that is difficult to open or close? If so, you might think the solution is just a matter of getting a new door or window. You may even blame the problem on humidity. However, this problem might actually be the result of foundation failure.

When the foundation that supports your home sinks or settles, it can cause cracks to form around your window or door, preventing it from fitting in the wall properly. The window or door may also develop gaps or spaces around it as foundation movement pulls the walls away from the floor or ceiling. This can put pressure on the window or door and prevent it from opening or closing correctly. If you notice this happening in your home, call the foundation repair team at Affordable Foundation and Home Repair immediately. We offer free estimates for door and window problems related to foundation issues in Alabama.

Fixing Sticking Doors and Windows in Alabama

In most cases, fixing door and window issues caused by settlement or other kinds of foundation failure involves some sort of underpinning. This is a process by which steel piers are installed under the foundation and anchored in deep layers of soil. These piers are then used to lift the foundation, providing it with support and reversing settlement. We offer a few different kinds of foundation piers for Alabama homes and businesses:

  • Push Piers: This kind of pier is the standard in most foundation lifting situations. Push piers are strong enough to support various residential and commercial foundations and can be adjusted for specific load capacities. The installation process involves driving the pier into the ground below the foundation and then using these piers (anchored in stable soils far underground) as a means to lift the above foundation and provide it with support to prevent future issues.
  • Slab Piers: Slab piers are a lot like push piers, but are designed for use with concrete slab foundations. If your home does not have a basement or crawlspace, slab piers may be the best lifting option.
  • Helical Piers: This type of pier also works to lift and support foundations in the same way that push piers do. The main difference between push piers and helical piers is that push piers are driven into the ground while helical piers are screwed into the ground. The threads on the helical piers provide an added level of stability to ensure the foundation does not sink or settle again.

These are the main types of piering products that we use to correct sticking or separated doors and windows in Alabama homes and businesses. Call us today to see which product is right for your foundation repair needs.

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