The crew at Affordable Foundation and Home Repair has all of the experience and tools needed to take care of foundation problems in the Langston, AL area. We use ECP (Earth Contact Products) devices to fix settlement, cracks, sloped floors, bowing walls, and more.
One of the most common problem we encounter is a settling foundation. This can be fixed by installing steel piers or helical piers in the soil beneath the foundation. These piers support and raise the foundation from underneath, fixing issues and preventing future failure.
Another common issue is shifting foundations and bowing basement walls. This is a problem that can be fixed with helical tiebacks. These devices are inserted into the ground horizontally through basement walls to pull them into place. We can also use wall anchors, which are anchors in the ground near your home attached to the wall with a rod. As the rod is tightened, the wall is straightened out.
Waterproofing your Langston, Alabama home can also help keep foundation issues from occurring. Because water gathering near the foundation may seep through and lessen the structural integrity, it is important to reroute water near your home away from the foundation.
This can be done in several ways:
These solutions can help to promote a clean, dry, and healthy basement and overall home.
The crawlspace of your home should be kept free of water. Too much moisture in the crawlspace will lead to mold growth, high humidity, and wood rot or metal rust. Not only do these issues raise health concerns for you and your family, they can weaken the supports that hold up your home.
That is why it is vital to invest in crawlspace encapsulation. This service utilizes a plastic or foil vapor barrier installed along crawlspace walls to seal out moisture. If you are in need of crawlspace repair, foundation repair, or basement waterproofing in Langston, AL, let us know right away.