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Glossary

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Porous concrete wall

Concrete walls are porous, which means water can get through them and damage your basement. To fix this, have a drainage system in place.

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Weep Holes

Weep holes are usually found in foundations made of CMU blocks. They remove water from the walls and direct it toward the drainage system.

high water table

Hydrostatic Pressure

The soil around your foundation can retain water, resulting in hydrostatic pressure on your foundation walls. This can cause all kinds of damage.

soil layers under homes

Soil Layers

When building or remodeling your home, it’s essential to understand the kinds of soil beneath its foundation. Here’s what you need to know.

crawl space humidity measurement

Relative Humidity

Not controlling the indoor levels of humidity can affect the health of your family and your home. Here is everything you need to know about relative humidity.

rotting crawl space wood

Wood Rot

Wood rot can compromise the structural stability of your home. Keeping your eyes open for the signs of rot can help you detect the problem in time.

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Underpinning

Underpinning is used by contractors to fix settling foundations. But will it get the job done?

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Class A Fire Rating

Class A fire-rated materials are fire resistant and can prevent the transfer of hot gases and heat in case of fire.

settling foundation crack

Differential Settlement

Differential settlement is something you must keep an eye out for. It can cause serious structural damage.

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Soil Types

Without strong and stable soil beneath your foundation, the integrity of your home will be put into question by numerous problems.

AFS Service Areas

Our Locations

Birmingham AL

130 Interstate Commerce Crt. Bldg. 100 & 200
Alabaster, AL 35007

Chattanooga TN

214 Industrial Park Dr.
Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379

Columbus GA

2701 Opelika Road
Phenix City, AL 36870

Dothan AL

1909 Montgomery Hwy, Suite 322,
Dothan, AL 36303

Florence AL

118 E Mobile St
Florence, AL 35630

Huntsville AL

2415 Jordan Road
Huntsville, AL 35811

Knoxville TN

3028 E Governor John Sevier Highway
Knoxville, TN 37914

Louisville KY

1904 Watterson Trail, Suite 130
Louisville, KY 40299

Mobile AL / Biloxi MS

3131 Hamilton Blvd.
Theodore, AL 36582

Montgomery AL

445 Dexter Avenue, Suite 4050
Montgomery, AL 36104

Nashville TN

1519 Heil Quaker Blvd.
LaVergne, TN 37086

Pensacola FL

89 W. Hood Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32534