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Crawl Space and Foundation Repair in Montgomery, AL

Environmental factors like soil type and rain are to blame for your foundation problems, but AFS has been repairing homes like yours with permanent solutions for years. Let us show you how we can help.

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Montgomery Local Office

AFS Foundation & Waterproofing

445 Dexter Avenue, Suite 4050
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 326-1438



Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 6 am – 8 pm
Saturday: 7 am – 5 pm
Sunday: 9 am – 6 pm

Crawl Space and Foundation Repair in Montgomery, AL

THE AFS REPAIR PROCESS

Schedule Free Inspection

One of our contact center representatives will reach out to you to determine your problem and set the best time for one of our certified field inspectors to visit your home.

Consult with our certified inspector

Our certified field inspector will visit your home to observe the problems in your home and inspect other areas of your home that may have been impacted.

Installation of customized solutions

Our professional production crew installs patented, American-made solutions in each home with care and strives to leave the area better than we found it.

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Why Homeowners Choose AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists

Since 2000, AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists – A Groundworks Company – has specialized in helping homeowners permanently repair and protect their homes with quality solutions. Our basement waterproofing, foundation repair, crawl space repair and encapsulation, and concrete lifting and leveling services and solutions have been trusted by homeowners in Alabama, Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, and Mississippi for more than 20 years. 

Our highly trained, experienced, and friendly staff of more than 250 employees will treat your home as their own because we know how important it is to you, and we will help you protect your home for a lifetime. Experience our high-quality work and personalized service for yourself by contacting us today to book a free inspection and estimate. 

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OUR SERVICES FOR YOU

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Foundation Repair in Montgomery

Homeowners in Montgomery, the second most populated city in Alabama, are all too familiar with foundation damage. From cracks to uneven floors, the area’s soil and climate are to blame. Montgomery has “black belt” soil. This type of soil is not as strong as the name suggests. Its dark clay composition means it shrinks and expands easily, especially since Montgomery receives 51 inches of rain per year, that’s well above the national average of 38 inches. Look for gaps between the floor and wall, drywall nail pops, or bowing foundation walls. AFS has developed American-made products to tackle even the most complicated foundation problems. From our high-quality foundation pier systems to crawl space beam supports to wall stabilization, AFS has been the area’s number one foundation repair company for more than 20 years.

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Crawl Space Repair and Encapsulation in Montgomery

Your crawl space is open to the elements, and in Montgomery, this means heavy rainwater and muggy weather. Humidity in your crawl space, which enters through the dirt floor, open vents, or the foundation walls themselves, can be just as damaging as standing water. Humidity turns into condensation, causing mold, mildew, and attracting pests. These problems don’t stay in your crawl space for long. Because of the stack effect, mold spores and pest droppings are pulled up throughout your home before escaping through the roof. Even in the most insulated homes, 50 percent of the air you breathe comes from the crawl space. AFS can make sure you’re breathing clean, healthy air with encapsulation. By sealing out rainwater and humidity with a vapor barrier, thermal insulation, vent covers, and air-tight doors, you can ensure you and your family are safely breathing clean, conditioned air.

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Basement Waterproofing in Montgomery

While basements are less common in Montgomery, when problems do occur, they are usually very serious. Because of the area’s clay soil, which absorbs water easily, and a large amount of precipitation, more than 51 inches, water damage in your basement can be devastating. Look for water where the floor and the wall meet, efflorescence on foundation walls, floor and wall cracks, and basement condensation. The experts at AFS understand the unique soil and climate in Montgomery, and have developed high-quality solutions customized to your unique home. From a basement drain system to a wall vapor barrier to cutting-edge sump pumps, AFS creates a dry, healthy basement. Our products come with long-term, nationally backed warranties, so you can rest easy knowing your basement is protected.

Concrete Lifting and Leveling in Montgomery

As the capital of Alabama, Montgomery residents are proud of their homes. When cracked, sinking concrete slabs steal away value, they turn to AFS for solutions. Your concrete driveway and sidewalk slabs sink for the same reason as your foundation. The area’s “black belt” clay soil and 51 inches of rain each year wreak havoc on your concrete. Clay soil expands, causing cracks, while during dry periods, the soil shrinks creating voids and allowing slabs to sink. Polyurethane injections stabilize troublesome soil and gently lift and level slabs to their original position. Environmentally friendly and mess-free, installing PolyRenewal™ makes your concrete ready for normal use in just 15 minutes.

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Alabaster

Foundation problems destroy your Alabaster home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Albertville

Foundation problems destroy your Albertville home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Anniston

Foundation problems destroy your Anniston home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Basement Waterproofing

A wet, leaking basement is more than a headache; it can lead to health problems and structural damage. Fix your musty basement before it leads to secondary issues. AFS can help. 

Bessemer

Foundation problems destroy your Bessemer home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Calhoun County

Foundation problems destroy your Calhoun County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Chelsea

Foundation problems destroy your Chelsea home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Crane Hill

Foundation problems destroy your Crane Hill home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Crawl Space Repair

Your Birmingham, AL, crawl space could be under attack from mold, mildew, and pests. AFS can help you understand how to permanently fix your crawl space and create a healthy living area for your family.

Foundation Repair

Discovering your Birmingham, AL, home has foundation damage can be scary. The experts at AFS have tools to put your home back on solid ground.

Greensboro

Foundation problems destroy your Greensboro home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Helena

Foundation problems destroy your Helena home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Hoover

Foundation problems destroy your Hoover home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Jasper

Foundation problems destroy your Jasper home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Jasper

Foundation problems destroy your Jasper home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Jones

Foundation problems destroy your Jones home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Lee County

Foundation problems destroy your Lee County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Leeds

Foundation problems destroy your Leeds home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Marion County

Foundation problems destroy your Marion County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Mc Calla

Foundation problems destroy your McCalla home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Montgomery County

Foundation problems destroy your Montgomery County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Montgomery, AL

Environmental factors like soil type and rain are to blame for your foundation problems, but AFS has been repairing homes like yours with permanent solutions for years. Let us show you how we can help.

Muscogee County

Foundation problems destroy your Muscogee County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Northport

Foundation problems destroy your Northport home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Odenville

Foundation problems destroy your Odenville home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Oneonta

Foundation problems destroy your Oneonta home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Oxford

Foundation problems destroy your Oxford home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Pelham

Foundation problems destroy your Pelham home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Pell City

Foundation problems destroy your Pell City home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Pinson

Foundation problems destroy your Pinson home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Prattville

Foundation problems destroy your Prattville home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Selma

Foundation problems destroy your Selma home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Shelby

Foundation problems destroy your Shelby home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Shelby County

Foundation problems destroy your Shelby County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Sterrett

Foundation problems destroy your Sterrett home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Talladega

Foundation problems destroy your Talladega home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Trussville

Foundation problems destroy your Trussville home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Tuscaloosa

Foundation problems destroy your Tuscaloosa home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Tuscaloosa County

Foundation problems destroy your Tuscaloosa County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Valley

Foundation problems destroy your Valley home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Walker County

Foundation problems destroy your Walker County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Warrior

Foundation problems destroy your Warrior home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Wetumpka

Foundation problems destroy your Wetumpka home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

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Basement Waterproofing

Your wet, leaking basement can negatively impact the rest of your Chattanooga home, as well as your family. Correct these problems for good with reliable basement waterproofing from AFS.

Benton

Foundation problems destroy your Benton home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Catoosa County

Foundation problems destroy your Catoosa County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Cleveland

Foundation problems destroy your Cleveland, AL home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Cleveland Basement and Foundation Repairs

Foundation problems destroy your Cleveland home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Collegedale

Foundation problems destroy your Collegedale home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Crawl Space Repair

The crawl space under your home could be teeming with bugs, mold, and other dangers. AFS has the crawl space repair and encapsulation solutions you need to keep your home healthy.

Dalton

Foundation problems destroy your Dalton home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Dunlap

Foundation problems destroy your Dunlap home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Etowah County

Foundation problems destroy your Etowah County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Fort Oglethorpe

Foundation problems destroy your Fort Oglethorpe home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Foundation Repair

Your foundation needs to support your house and its contents, but it will fail if it is cracking and settling. Ensure the safety, value, and longevity of your home and its foundation with trusted professional repairs.

Hixson

Foundation problems destroy your Hixson home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Lookout Mountain GA

Foundation problems destroy your Lookout Mountain home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Lookout Mountain TN

Foundation problems destroy your Lookout Mountain home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Mc Donald

Foundation problems destroy your McDonald home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Ooltewah

Foundation problems destroy your Ooltewah home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Ringgold

Foundation problems destroy your Ringgold home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Rising Fawn

Foundation problems destroy your Rising Fawn home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Rome GA

Foundation problems destroy your Rome home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Sequatchie

Foundation problems destroy your Sequatchie home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Signal Mountain

Foundation problems destroy your Signal Mountain home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Soddy Daisy

Foundation problems destroy your Soddy Daisy home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Spring City

Foundation problems destroy your Spring City home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

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Albany, GA

Crawl space moisture and foundation issues in your Albany home can be a pain as well as dangerous. Our certified team of experts is here to help you protect your greatest asset, your home.

Alexander City

Foundation problems destroy your Alexander City home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Andalusia

Foundation problems destroy your Andalusia home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Auburn, AL

Protect your Auburn home from foundation issues and crawl space moisture.
Our team of certified specialists are here to help.

Chilton County

Foundation problems destroy your Chilton County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Clanton

Foundation problems destroy your Clanton home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Crawl Space Encapsulation

There may be several threats, including mold and insects, in the crawl space under your Columbus, GA, home. AFS has repair options to meet the needs of you and your home. Our American-made products come with long-term, transferrable warranties.

Dothan

Foundation problems destroy your Dothan home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Elmore County

Foundation problems destroy your Elmore County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Foundation Repair

Every home in Columbus depends on its foundation to stay standing. If this important structure ever gets damaged, AFS has foundation repair services that keep your home secure.

Macon, GA

Foundation issues can be dangerous and destroy your home’s value. Let our experts help!

Opelika

Foundation problems destroy your Opelika home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Phenix City

Foundation problems destroy your Phenix City home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Tallapoosa County

Foundation problems destroy your Tallapoosa County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Troy

Foundation problems destroy your Troy home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Tuskegee, AL

Foundation repairs and crawl space moisture can cause long term damage to our home. Let our certified specialist help you protect your Tuskegee home.

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Arab

Foundation problems destroy your Arab home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Basement Waterproofing

The condition of your basement can make or break your home’s health and safety. Ensure it will stay permanently waterproof with professional assistance from the local experts at AFS.

Boaz

Foundation problems destroy your Boaz home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Colbert County

Foundation problems destroy your Colbert County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Crawl Space Repair

A wet, humid crawl space is a haven for mold and pests. Clean up this area so your home will be healthier and safer for your family with the help of permanent, professional encapsulation and repair solutions.

Cullman

Foundation problems destroy your Cullman home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Cullman County

Foundation problems destroy your Cullman County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Decatur

Foundation problems destroy your Decatur home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Elkmont, AL

Foundation problems destroy your Elkmont home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Fayetteville

Foundation problems destroy your Fayetteville home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Florence

Foundation problems destroy your Florence home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Fort Payne

Foundation problems destroy your Fort Payne home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Foundation Repair

A solid foundation is needed for the value, health, and safety of your home. Fix any problems and protect its longevity with trusted permanent repairs from the experts at AFS.

Fyffe

Foundation problems destroy your Fyffe home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Gadsden

Foundation problems destroy your Gadsden home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Guntersville

Foundation problems destroy your Guntersville home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Gurley

Foundation problems destroy your Gurley home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Hamilton County

Foundation problems destroy your Hamilton County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Hartselle

Foundation problems destroy your Hartselle home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Hazel Green

Foundation problems destroy your Hazel Green home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Jackson

Foundation problems destroy your Jackson home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Jackson County

Foundation problems destroy your Jackson County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Lauderdale County

Foundation problems destroy your Lauderdale County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Limestone County

Foundation problems destroy your Limestone County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Lynchburg

Foundation problems destroy your Lynchburg home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Marshall County

Foundation problems destroy your Marshall County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Meridianville

Foundation problems destroy your Meridianville home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Morgan County

Foundation problems destroy your Morgan County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Moulton

Foundation problems destroy your Moulton home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Muscle Shoals

Foundation problems destroy your Muscle Shoals home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Rainbow City

Foundation problems destroy your Rainbow City home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Rainsville

Foundation problems destroy your Rainsville home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Red Bank

Foundation problems destroy your Red Bank home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Rogersville

Foundation problems destroy your Rogersville home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Russellville

Foundation problems destroy your Russellville home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Scottsboro

Foundation problems destroy your Scottsboro home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Somerville

Foundation problems destroy your Somerville home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Toney

Foundation problems destroy your Toney home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Trion

Foundation problems destroy your Trion home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Tuscumbia

Foundation problems destroy your Tuscumbia home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Winchester

Foundation problems destroy your Winchester home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

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Basement Waterproofing

Basements are important for any home, as the extra space can be used in any number of ways. AFS is here to keep your basement protected from moisture and other risks with professional basement waterproofing.

Coffee County

Foundation problems destroy your Coffee County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Crawl Space Encapsulation

Crawl spaces are extremely vulnerable to moisture, and this leads to hazards below and within your home. AFS experts can keep your crawl space protected with our various solutions!

De Kalb County, AL

Foundation problems destroy your De Kalb County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Foundation Repair

Keeping your foundation protected keeps your entire home safe. Experts at AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists defend your Nashville home from foundation damage with permanent solutions!

Houston County

Foundation problems destroy your Houston County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Houston, AL

Foundation problems destroy your Houston home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Madison

Foundation problems destroy your Madison home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

Madison County

Foundation problems destroy your Madison County home’s value and can be dangerous. Our in-house team of structural and geo-technical engineers are here to help.

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Cantonment, FL

When you need quick and reliable home improvement solutions, AFS Repair is the company to call. We provide professional foundation repairs, crawl space repairs, concrete repairs, and more in Cantonment, FL.

Century, FL

When you need quick and reliable home improvement solutions, AFS Repair is the company to call. We provide professional foundation repairs, crawl space repairs, concrete repairs, and more in Century, FL.

Concrete Lifting

The safety and attractiveness of your home depend greatly on the state of the concrete on your property. With a special repair from AFS, make sure it is protected and durable.

Crawl Space Repair

Mold, humidity, bugs, and other unsanitary nuisances that negatively affect your house and family may be present in your home’s crawl space. These problems will be accurately diagnosed and permanently fixed by AFS.

Crestview, FL

When you need quick and reliable home improvement solutions, AFS Repair is the company to call. We provide professional foundation repairs, crawl space repairs, concrete repairs, and more in Crestview, FL.

Destin, FL

When you need quick and reliable home improvement solutions, AFS Repair is the company to call. We provide professional foundation repairs, crawl space repairs, concrete repairs, and more in Destin, FL.

Escambia County, FL

When you need quick and reliable home improvement solutions, AFS Repair is the company to call. We provide professional foundation repairs, crawl space repairs, concrete repairs, and more in Escambia County, FL.

Fort Walton Beach, FL

When you need quick and reliable home improvement solutions, AFS Repair is the company to call. We provide professional foundation repairs, crawl space repairs, concrete repairs, and more in Fort Walton Beach, FL.

Foundation Repair

Although foundation issues are prevalent, it is crucial to treat them before they cause major harm and safety risks. When you need help with foundation repair, turn to AFS.

Gulf Breeze, FL

When you need quick and reliable home improvement solutions, AFS Repair is the company to call. We provide professional foundation repairs, crawl space repairs, concrete repairs, and more in Gulf Breeze, FL.

Jay, FL

When you need quick and reliable home improvement solutions, AFS Repair is the company to call. We provide professional foundation repairs, crawl space repairs, concrete repairs, and more in Jay, FL.

Mary Esther, FL

When you need quick and reliable home improvement solutions, AFS Repair is the company to call. We provide professional foundation repairs, crawl space repairs, concrete repairs, and more in Mary Esther, FL.

Milton, FL

When you need quick and reliable home improvement solutions, AFS Repair is the company to call. We provide professional foundation repairs, crawl space repairs, concrete repairs, and more in Milton, FL.

Molino, FL

When you need quick and reliable home improvement solutions, AFS Repair is the company to call. We provide professional foundation repairs, crawl space repairs, concrete repairs, and more in Molino, FL.

Navarre, FL

When you need quick and reliable home improvement solutions, AFS Repair is the company to call. We provide professional foundation repairs, crawl space repairs, concrete repairs, and more in Navarre, FL.

Niceville, FL

When you need quick and reliable home improvement solutions, AFS Repair is the company to call. We provide professional foundation repairs, crawl space repairs, concrete repairs, and more in Niceville, FL.

Okaloosa County, FL

When you need quick and reliable home improvement solutions, AFS Repair is the company to call. We provide professional foundation repairs, crawl space repairs, concrete repairs, and more in Okaloosa County, FL.

Santa Rosa County, FL

When you need quick and reliable home improvement solutions, AFS Repair is the company to call. We provide professional foundation repairs, crawl space repairs, concrete repairs, and more in Santa Rosa County, FL.

Shalimar, FL

When you need quick and reliable home improvement solutions, AFS Repair is the company to call. We provide professional foundation repairs, crawl space repairs, concrete repairs, and more in Shalimar, FL.

Valparaiso, FL

When you need quick and reliable home improvement solutions, AFS Repair is the company to call. We provide professional foundation repairs, crawl space repairs, concrete repairs, and more in Valparaiso, FL.

FAQ

If you are looking to encapsulate your crawl space, we recommend that you contact a professional to undertake the process on your behalf. This is far more effective and efficient. Trying to go it alone could have disastrous consequences. 

DIY Encapsulation Can Go Wrong 

Waterproofing and encapsulation are straightforward processes, but that doesn’t mean this is an easy task that should be undertaken by just anyone. This process can go wrong very quickly and will cause serious issues when it does. One of the biggest mistakes that can be made is to skip the inspection phase or to fail to inspect homes thoroughly. In order for encapsulation to be successful, it is important that you diagnose all damage and repair it. 

If you do not notice and repair all structural and internal damage, you will either cover up the warning signs or create an environment that traps moisture and incubates any spores that find their way inside. When this happens, the process of things like wood rot will be accelerated. Worse still, the signs of structural damage or underlying issues will be covered up until they cause some form of collapse in the wider structure of your home. 

Professionals Have the Right Skills 

As well as having the ability to diagnose all underlying and co-occurring issues, professionals have the tools and skills to repair things like foundation damage and wood rot in a safe and effective manner. This means that by the time they start encapsulating your crawl space, your home will be in better condition than before they arrived. This guarantees that your waterproofing and encapsulation will be more durable in the long run.

Along with a good gutter and downspout system, there are other things you can invest in to improve your home’s drainage. Downspout extensions at least 10 feet long should be attached to the bottom of downspouts to properly move water away from the foundation. Extensions also can be placed in the ground to improve safety and appearance. 

The slope or grade of the soil and landscaping around your home also is extremely important. There must be a positive grade so water moves down and away from the foundation. Otherwise, with a negative grade, water will move down and towards the foundation and then lead to problems like leaks and wall cracks.

If you have started to notice a lean, tilt, or buckling in some of your basement walls, then there are several issues that could be at work. Broadly speaking, however, the most common causes of bowing walls in any basement are hydrostatic pressure and foundation damage. 

Hydrostatic Pressure 

Hydrostatic pressure is a natural phenomenon caused by the weight of the water in the soil around a property. All homes are subject to hydrostatic pressure, and all homes are designed to withstand it. Of course, even the best designed property has a threshold for pressure. When hydrostatic pressure becomes too great for a home, it can cause bowing walls. This happens because of how it exerts lateral pressure. 

Most basement walls are made of concrete, and concrete has a low tensile strength when compared to its compressive strength. Hydrostatic pressure tests its tensile strength by exerting lateral pressure, which is the main cause of a bowing wall. Many things can increase hydrostatic pressure around a home including poor drainage, heavy rainfall, underground water sources, and localized flooding. 

Foundation Damage and Movement 

Alternatively, bowing walls can be caused by foundation damage and movement. When this happens, it occurs because of the direct connection between basement walls and a property’s foundation. Any sinking, lateral movement, or fragmentation in the foundation can lead to an excess of pressure or a lack of support to the basement walls. This will then cause bowing, leaning, or buckling over time. Foundation movement and damage are also highly influenced by soil saturation. 

Sudden flooding, heavy storms, or poor perimeter drainage can all contribute to foundation movement by making the soil unstable, marshy, or weak. In the cases of serious and dramatic flooding (for example, during a storm surge), the force of water hitting a home can also cause foundation movement. Any movement in your property’s structure poses a risk of cracking, fragmentation, and destabilization over time. 

If you’re a handy person and you’ve fixed many things around your home by yourself, you might look at a settled slab and think you’re up for the challenge. However, concrete lifting isn’t a simple repair job—It requires a lot of knowledge and specialized tools to do the job right. The first thing you have to understand is that it’s not a one-man job. Concrete slabs are heavy, and you’ll need assistance in order to lift them enough to fill them with material. Handling heavy concrete is very difficult and dangerous and you can either seriously injure yourself or simply break the concrete and have to replace it anyway.

The second thing you should realize is that you won’t be able to obtain the right materials to do the job properly. Traditionally, contractors use cement to lift concrete slabs. Buying and making a cement mixture is pretty easy, but it’s not the best way to lift concrete slabs. Cement is too heavy and compresses the soil even further, eventually making the settling worse. What you need is polyurethane injections to put an end to the settling.

Polyurethane foam that’s used in concrete lifting is better than mudjacking because polyurethane foam is an inert material that neither places pressure on soil or erodes with water. It cures in 15 minutes and most concrete lifting jobs with the foam can be done in less than a day. AFS contractors are the only ones who can inject this specific foam with the care and expertise your slab requires. As tempting as it may be to try to do it all yourself, you should sit back, relax, and let us do the heavy lifting for you.

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