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Smith Lake, Alabama

If you live in the Smith Lake area, you know it's a beautiful area and we want to help you keep it that way. The soil around the area is susceptible to drought conditions and to too much rain. The clay will shrink or swell, depending on the moisture content. If we get too much rain, the soil will soak in the water, swelling and expanding under and around your foundation. If it is dry, the soil will shrink, causing cracks to form in your home's foundation. If you notice cracks or other damage, call Affordable Foundation and Home Repair to inspect your property and assess the situation. It is better to tackle a small problem before it can grow into a big problem. We have been serving the Smith Lake area for over 20 years and we know foundation repair.

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cracked foundation, Smith Lake, AlabamaHomeowners in Smith Lake need to be able to tell the signs of foundation damage in order to protect their home and family. Some indications of foundation failure that you need to keep an eye out for are:

  • Slab cracks
  • Wall cracks
  • Bowing walls
  • Bulging walls
  • Leaning walls
  • Sloping floors
  • Ceiling cracks
  • Exterior brick cracks
  • Sticking doors or windows
  • Leaning or tilting chimney
  • Crumbling or chipping foundation
  • Shifting or settling foundations

If you ever notice any of these signs around your Smith Lake home, call the helpful experts at Affordable Foundation and Home Repair as soon as possible. We can keep a small problem from becoming a large problem. Let us put our years of foundation repair experience to work for you, we can solve any soil problem you may be experiencing. Our company is proud to use the high-quality products such as push piers, helical tiebacks, helical piers and plate anchors. Our expertise, combined with these products will quickly restore your home's foundation to its original level.

Waterproofing in the Smith Lake, AL Area

Do you have standing water around your foundation or water in your basement? Water damage can be more than a nuisance, causing structural damage to your home. We can help you if you are already experiencing flooding or if you want to stop it before it occurs.

Her are some things that may be a cause of a wet basement:

  • Maturing tree roots
  • Heavy rainfall
  • Melting snow
  • Missing or improper downspouts
  • Clogged gutters
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Inadequate waterproofing
  • Poor drainage

A wet basement can allow mold and mildew to grow and can attract insects and other pests. Damage can occur to your furniture, walls and belongings. Left unchecked, water damage can impact the entire structure of your home, causing large amounts of damage. We can work with you to prevent serious issues from occurring by installing a quality waterproofing system in your home. We can install interior waterproofing systems, exterior waterproofing systems, sump pumps and pits, French drains and surface drainage systems.

Damp Crawlspaces in Smith Lake, AL

A wet crawlspace is in line with same amount of damage a wet basement can cause to your home. Affordable Foundation and Home Repair offers several options for crawlspace, such as encapsulation, piers, floor supports and crawlspace waterproofing. There are several problems that can arise from a wet crawlspace and they should be addressed as soon as possible. Some of the causes of a wet crawlspace are erosion, leaky pipes, poor soil compaction or pressure against your home's foundation.

If you suspect your home has any of these warning signs you should contact us immediately:

  • Buckling or warping floors
  • Condensation
  • Insect infestation
  • Mold or mildew growth
  • Rusty metal appliances
  • Wet or damp insulation

Our friendly and knowledgeable professionals can install sump pumps and vapor barriers, helping you get control over the humidity in your crawlspace. By doing this, you can reduce the allergens and bacteria in your home's air, protecting your family from health issues. If you are experiencing a sinking foundation, we can stabilize and lift it, using crawlspace piers, floor joists and floor supports. We want you to have a healthy home that is safe and dry. Contact us today for a free estimate.

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