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Foundation damage can be a serious problem for your Athens home or business, threatening the building's structural integrity, destroying property value, and putting your safety at risk. AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists is your authorized foundation repair company serving Athens and nearby cities and towns, locally owned and operated since our beginning in 2000. We have access to internationally-backed, industry-leading, warrantied foundation repair and waterproofing products. We also hold an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau for superior customer service and high-quality workmanship. Whether you need foundation wall stabilization for your home or are in need of a major foundation repair project for a commercial property, we can help!
Using wall anchors, foundation slab piers, helical deck piers, I-Beam wall braces, and more, we can fix the following foundation issues:
If you're ready to boost your home's comfort and get rid of the stress that comes with a wet crawl space, don't hesitate to contact a crawl space repair expert like AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists! We will perform a thorough on-site inspection and come up with a unique design that's customized for your specific needs and budget.
This Athens, AL crawl space had moisture damage, fungus, and pests. Now, with CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation, it will stay safe and dry!
If you have a damp or moldy crawl space, installing our CleanSpace crawl space vapor barrier system will permanently seal and protect the area from water, mold, rotting, condensation, and pests. We also offer a complete line of basement waterproofing products, specifically designed to keep your basement clean, dry, and warm for years to come. If your crawl space or basement is damp, moldy, or rotting you and your family could be exposed to health risks. A properly sealed crawl space keeps your crawl space dry. We use the CleanSpace® Crawl Space Encapsulation System which can provide moisture control for a crawl space of any size. Our team of certified experts and access to top notch products can lead to a waterproofed basement that will stay dry for years to come.
Athens, AL is home to hot, humid summers, and these high humidity levels can result in moisture problems for your basement. As your certified basement waterproofing contractor serving Athens and nearby areas, AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists has over 15 years of experience helping homeowners just like you with all of their wet basement needs. Due to our dedication to customer service and our high standards in everything we do, we hold an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. We are also an authorized basement waterproofing contractor in the Basement Systems international network, which means that we have exclusive access to patented and proven basement and crawl space waterproofing products.
We also offer PolyLevel concrete leveling, the best method of concrete lifting and sunken concrete restoration. Unlike traditional methods such as mudjacking, PolyLevel concrete leveling is fast, efficient, and causes minimum disruption to your property. Our concrete lifting & leveling services can fix the following issues and more:
A crawl space is a very important part of a person’s home. When Athens, AL homeowner Tom G. found a musty smell coming from his crawl space, he knew it could affect his entire home. After using AFS for a previous problem, Tom decided to call on them again to diagnose the problems in his crawl space.
That same week, AFS sent out waterproofing specialist Adam Hampton to the home. After a careful analysis, he concluded that the crawl space was taking in an excessive amount of moisture, causing mold to grow and a musty smell throughout the house. Adam recommended the Cleanspace 20 mil vapor barrier, which is installed along the walls and floor of the crawl space to prevent outside moisture from penetrating. Adam also recommended the installation of a SuperSump sump pump, SaniDry CX dehumidification system and EZ Flow. The combination of these products would relocate all excess water out of the crawl space and far away from the foundation. It will also keep the crawl space moisture-free and incapable of growing mold.
With the recommendations agreed upon, Adam called in primary foreman Alan Jobin and his crew to complete the installation. After a quick installation process, Tom’s crawl space was ready to take on the elements once again. The goal at AFS is to never leave a customer unsatisfied, and now Tom’s crawl space will stay moisture and odor-free in the oncoming years.
Foundation stability is one of the most crucial aspects of a home, so when Athens, AL homeowner Elmer P. found that his foundation was settling he knew he needed to take action! After noticing a commercial for Alabama Foundation Specialists, Elmer decided to call them to check out his foundation.
A few days after making the call, Elmer was met by foundation repair specialist Tim West. After careful evaluation of Elmer’s foundation, Tim confirmed that Elmer’s foundation was settling and that he had the most effective and long lasting solution available. Tim recommended the installation of helical piers along his foundation. Helical piers are specialized poles that are inserted into settled soil to transfer the weight of the home from to the piers. Along with the piers, Tim recommended the installation of Smart Jacks, which are a supplemental support system utilized in the crawl space. Smart Jacks are used wherever an existing column or pier foundation has settled. Primary foreman Jared Bayless and his crew were called in to complete the installation process.
Now, Elmer no longer has to worry about the stability of his home thanks to the professionals at AFS.
One of a homeowner's worst nightmares is the discovery of mold growing in their home. With an unsavory smell and hazardous effects on one’s health, getting rid of mold is a necessity to ensure healthy living. When Athens, AL homeowners Cassius and Susie found an infestation of mold growing in their basement, they immediately begin looking for professionals to eliminate their problem. They started researching companies, and came across Alabama Foundation Specialists whom they contacted for a free inspection and estimate.
Mold remediation specialist Phil Teetor met with the couple at their home shortly after being contacted. After a thorough evaluation of the basement, Phil concluded that the mold infestation was more severe due to a slight leak in the basement. He called in primary foreman Lawrence Richey and his crew to help with the mold remediation and product installation process.
Phil recommended that the entire basement be soda blasted. Soda blasting is a process where sodium bicarbonate is applied against the surface using compressed air. This process, combined with Mold-X, is incredibly effective as it kills the mold and cleans and deodorizes the surface as well. Next, Phil had Lawrence install a comprehensive waterproofing and mold system which included an UltraSump sump pump and a SaniDry CX system. The UltraSump is a sump pump that has a built in battery backup pump to allow for drainage even during a power outage. The SaniDry CX dehumidification system will ensure that the basement stays dry and below the temperature in which mold grows. Other products installed included EZ Flow and SuperSump floor alarms.
After a four day remediation and installation process, the couple’s basement was finally free of mold. Thanks to the professionals at AFS, mold is no longer an issue and they can utilize their basement without worry or concern.