This home's sunken concrete slab was raised using PolyLEVEL injections in order to meet the home's foundation.
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Water around the perimeter of a basement can be prevented with our waterproofing system.
Known as the River City, Decatur's climate and geography can create fun times for the family on the one hand, but also structural difficulties for homes on the other. Frequent severe thunderstorms have the capability to put stress on foundation and basement walls and other areas, leading to leaky basements and crawl spaces. If you're looking for a contractor to help with basement waterproofing or crawl space repair, you've come to the right place.
AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists has been serving homeowners in Decatur ever since we opened our doors in 2000. As a member of the Basement Systems dealer network, we have access to the industry's most trusted products that have been proven to work in any home. We carry everything from sump pumps to drains, dehumidifiers, vapor barriers, and additional products including water heater flood protection rings, durable washer hoses, downspout extensions, and much more! We also offer similar products sized to fit in a crawl space environment.
Does your basement leak during heavy rain, or does it just feel humid or musty? No matter how big or small of a problem you think your home has, it's always a good idea to call in a professional to assess the situation and prevent long-term complications, such as mold growth or structural decay. Wet, hazardous homes will be a thing of the past when you call in AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists to waterproof your basement!
Foundation settlement has caused this shower to come apart from the wall.
There are many potential causes of foundation trouble, but the most common always have something to do with the soil around your home - which you as a homeowner don't have much control over. Certain types of soils are more porous than others, allowing for water absorption, soil expansion and shrinking, and foundation shifting or settlement. These foundation problems can present themselves in many ways around your home, but they all require a professional for dependable foundation repairs.
AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists uses Foundation Supportworks products to resolve all of the root causes of these symptoms. Foundation piering, wall anchors and braces, and crawl space support jacks are just some of the ways we will fix your home. If concrete slab settlement is the issue, we're trained in the revolutionary PolyLevel method, a high-performing alternative to mudjacking. Our professionals will perform a thorough examination of your property so we're sure to use the right solution for you.
Do you know how much radon is in your home? Since radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US, if your home contains more than the level of radon deemed safe by the Environmental Protection Agency, it's crucial to have a radon mitigation professional help your home as soon as possible. When we remove radon from your home, we ensure it cannot re-enter. Our mission is to keep your family safe for the years to come.
Any kind of problem with your home can seem overwhelming, especially when it comes to something as fundamental as your foundation or basement. The specialists at AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists have decades of training to provide permanent solutions and give you the peace of mind you deserve. Schedule a free estimate in Decatur or nearby today!
Decatur, AL homeowners John & Lisa F. one day found that their floors above their crawl space were sagging. Wanting to know if they had a bigger problem on their hands, the couple began looking contractors up in the yellow pages. After noticing an ad from AFS that advertised free estimates, the couple decided to call them.
Shortly after, the couple was met by crawl space repair specialist Adam Hampton from AFS. After going under their house and evaluating their situation, Adam told the couple their floors were indeed sagging, but reassured them he knew exactly how to stabilize the crawl space. Adam called in primary foreman Lawrence Richey and his crew to help him fix the crawl space, and they installed Smart Jacks. Smart Jacks are a supplemental support system for crawl spaces which are placed under a sagging pier or used as a replacement for a column. The Smart Jack is set above a well compacted crushed stone or recycled base and used as an efficient support system.
After a fast 2 day installation process, John and Lisa’s crawl space no longer has to bear the weight of the entire home, and thanks to the professionals at AFS, the Smart Jacks will keep the homes floors straight and the house stabilized in the future!
One of the biggest problems homeowners face is water seepage in their basement. Without sufficient waterproofing products, a basement could go from dry to flooded during any storm. When Decatur, AL homeowner Ralph B. found that after a particularly heavy storm his basement was taking in water, he knew he needed immediate help. Knowing Ralph needed help; a close family friend referred him to AFS, whom he contacted immediately.
Shortly after being contacted, AFS sent out basement waterproofing specialist Reid Cox to evaluate Ralph’s basement. While evaluating the basement, Reid noticed water was soaking up from the ground into Ralph’s basement. Luckily for Ralph, Reid had the perfect products to fix Ralph’s basement water troubles. Reid recommended the installation of a SuperSump sump pump and a WaterGuard XL interior drainage system. The combination of these two products working in harmony will drastically change the situation of the basement from soaking wet to dry. The WaterGuard XL is a drainage system installed around the perimeter of the basement. It effectively displaces seeping water to its sump pump counterpart, which is in this case the SuperSump sump pump. The SuperSump is a top of the line sump pump, as it can pump 2220 gallons an hour and has a built in alarm to alert the homeowner of pump failure.
With the recommendations agreed upon, Reid called in primary foreman Andres Perez and his crew to install the waterproofing products. After a quick two day installation process, Ralph’s home was ready to take on heavy storms and groundwater with confidence, knowing that the professionals at AFS have waterproofed a long lasting basement!
The brick home of Mike S. was in need of care. There was a big crack stretching the whole length of the house. After Mike attended some Home Shows he called Alabama Foundation Specialist Tim West. Expert Tim always deals with cracks, so he knew exactly what to recommend. He suggested our Helical Piers system.
Helical Piers system uses rugged steel galvanized helical piers advanced deep into the earth’s soil to transfer the weight of your home onto competent, load-bearing strata or bedrock.
Homeowner Mike has no fear knowing that his foundation is now fixed and stronger then
After homeowner Stephen C. realized that his crawl space was in desperate need of help he called Alabama Foundation Specialists Tim West. Tim came out to the home to see what the problem was. Upon looking at the crawl space he knew Stephen needed 5 SmartJacks.
SmartJacks system is a supplemental system for crawl space homeowners. The SmartJack effectively and efficiently supports sagging beams and floor joists from collapsing.
Homeowner Stephen C. can now live in ease know that he has 5 brand new SmartJacks.