Fayette County, located in the northern part of Alabama, has a population of about 17,241. Many of these people, whether homeowners or business owners, have had to deal with some sort of foundation problem. Foundation problems are not uncommon in this part of Alabama due to the expansive nature of the clay soils throughout the area. Expansive soils shrink when they lose moisture and expand when they gain moisture. This movement can put pressure on concrete foundations, causing them to shift or crack.
Fortunately for residents of Fayette County, Affordable Foundation and Home Repair provides various foundation repair methods for structures in northern Alabama. The first step in fixing foundation problems is determining the cause of the problem. Foundation cracks and heaving are often caused by moisture in the soil, while settlement and shifting may be a result of dry soils or erosion. Examine your home for the following symptoms of a settling or shifting foundation:
If you notice these signs, invest in foundation repair immediately. Our team provides several pier underpinning solutions to lift and stabilize Fayette County, AL foundations. We also offer helical tiebacks and wall plate anchors to straighten bowed basement walls. Call us before your foundation issues worsen.
Another service that we offer for Fayette County residents is crawlspace repair. If your home or business is suffering from foundation settlement or cracks, there may be issues in the crawlspace as well. Foundation cracks can allow water to enter the crawlspace, causing wood rot, rust, and mold growth. We offer crawlspace structural repair with floor supports, floor joist repair, and crawlspace piers. We also offer encapsulation with vapor barrier to keep moisture out.
If you already have a moisture problem in your crawlspace, there may be a mold problem as well. Our team not only seals crawlspaces with encapsulation, but we offer mold removal with mold soda blasting as well. This technique thoroughly removes mold from all surfaces, leaving the crawlspace clean and fresh.
If your Fayette County home has a basement instead of a crawlspace, we can solve moisture issues there as well. Our team specializes in both surface drainage and exterior waterproofing using French drains, waterproof membranes, and other techniques to keep water away from your foundation. We also offer interior waterproofing with a sump pump system to remove water that may be pooling in your basement and protect your home during storms.
Affordable Foundation and Home Repair wants to offer complete protection and repair for your home. That is why we also offer concrete repair, crack repair, and polyjacking services. To find out more about our solutions for Fayette County, Alabama, call today.