Concrete Lifting & Foundation Repair in Pensacola, FL
Being a coastal city in Florida, Pensacola tends to experience humid weather and rainy summers. Heavy moisture can cause foundation damage. Here’s what you can do.
When high levels of moisture get into a crawl space, your foundation can experience many negative side effects. In a humid, coastal environment such as Pensacola, crawl space damage can be especially prevalent. Damages include wood rot, mold growth, sagging floors, or pest infestations below your home.
Waterproofing your Pensacola crawl space is not only important for preventing these issues, but it also prevents your home from structural disaster. Not to mention, mold can cause potential health issues if left unchecked. If you notice any signs of crawl space damage, don’t hesitate to contact AFS Repair for your crawl space needs to keep you, your home, and your family safe.
Our waterproofing solutions use a combination of encapsulation, dehumidification, and drainage systems. All of these tools work together to keep your crawl space dry and controlled. Encapsulation separates your crawl space from moist air and wet soil. Drainage systems and sump pumps remove and relocate water away from your crawl space. Dehumidifiers offer additional dryness that prevents humid air from collecting below your Pensacola home.
Keep your crawl space clean, safe, and dry with our waterproofing solutions today!
Pensacola receives around 64 inches of rain per year, while the national average is 38 inches. All of this rain can break down soil over time and cause it to become mushy, crumbly, and unsupportive. Much like your home is supported by its foundation, a foundation is supported by the soil it rests on. If the soil becomes unsupportive, your Pensacola home and foundation will experience settlement.
Settlement can cause multiple problems inside and outside your home. When indoors, look for cracking walls, uneven floors, or stuck doors and windows. When outdoors, look for stair-step cracking in exterior walls or a tilting chimney (if you have one). If you notice a potential sign of foundation settlement, don’t wait until the problem gets worse.
AFS Repair has the solutions you need for foundation repair. Using our galvanized steel pier systems, we can stabilize and support any sinking foundation. Piers are driven into the sturdy soils deep below the soil to ensure they will not move, not matter how rainy or wet the soil gets in Pensacola. Another option are our wall anchors, which are especially useful for walls bowing inward. Both options keep your Pensacola foundation well supported.
Concrete Lifting Repair in Pensacola, FL
Concrete can suffer many of the same problems as a sinking foundation if the soil below it becomes weak. Pensacola experiences humid summers and many inches of rain annually. With all this moisture, weak soil is inevitable. Eventually, concrete structures like sidewalks, patios, or driveways may begin to crack, sink, or become uneven atop weakened soils.
If any concrete structures around your Pensacola property are experiencing these issues, call a foundation expert immediately. Cracked or uneven concrete can become a tripping hazard, or potentially damage vehicles if left unchecked. Thankfully, AFS Repair has the answer for problematic concrete.
PolyRenewal™ is our state-of-the-art polyurethane injection material that securely levels your concrete structures. Unlike mud jacking, which is a tedious and messy process, PolyRenewal™ is installed quickly and dries in just 30 minutes. You can start using your driveway or patio the same day as installation and no longer worry about tripping or damaging a vehicle. Installation is minimally invasive and PolyRenewal™ is a durable waterproof substance that won’t weaken like soil. Call us today for a free inspection and keep your concrete secure.
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About Waterproofing, Crawl Spaces & Foundation Repair in Pensacola, FL
Concrete driveways, porches, and pool decks tend to sink because the soil on which they rest is settling. The soil can’t take on the weight of the concrete slab on top of them and they cave under pressure. This leads to the concrete being lowered as well and getting damaged in the process.
Signs That Water Has Damaged the Soil
In some cases, the sinking is caused by the water that’s washing the soil off. After a while, the soil density isn’t enough to support the concrete anymore and it ends up sinking. When this is the case, you’ll have to address the voids in the soil and fill them up so that the water can’t reach them.
Since it takes time for the soil to settle and the concrete to sink, a careful homeowner will notice the problem before it becomes a burden. Small cracks and slight slopes and slants are a good indicator that there’s a problem with your yard and it’s best to react right away.
Aesthetic and Curb Appeal
Sometimes sinking concrete can be an actual source of harm, since it’s easier to slip on it and especially so during the winter when the sinking is less noticeable. For most homeowners, however, this is first and foremost an aesthetic issue. Curb appeal is a big part of how the home is perceived and therefore how it’s valued.
These small cracks, sunken areas, and other aesthetic problems with the yard aren’t that difficult to fix, but they can lower the price of your home with potential buyers. It often happens that bigger, more substantial issues are missed by the buyers. However, signs of poor maintenance tend to lower the price.
Getting to the Bottom of the Problem
It’s useful for a homeowner to figure out what’s causing the sinking in the first place. This is about more than just curiosity. Knowing what the underlying issue is will help you choose the best and least expensive solution.
A lot of the time, homeowners fix the concrete but don’t go into the reason for why it sunk. That may mean that you’ll have to fix the concrete once the soil beneath it settles after a while. A long-term fix ends up being less expensive when additional repairs are considered.
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.
Whether you have just bought a home with open vents or wooden crawl space doors, or started to become concerned about the health of the property you have been living in for years, there really is no time like the present. Acting quickly could save you a lot of money as well as additional problems down the road.
Waiting Can Cause Problems
We urge you not to wait when it comes to your crawl space. Covering your crawl space vents and encapsulating the space is a relatively small task that any professional can undertake in a brief period at a relatively low cost. Waiting, however, can be very expensive indeed.
Once dampness has taken root in your crawl space, it is likely to develop at an alarming speed. Homes with damp crawl spaces are far more likely to experience issues with pest infestation, mold, wood rot, and appliance breakdowns. All these issues are avoidable with the proper crawl space encapsulation.
Prevent Damage with Speedy Action
The benefits of crawl space encapsulation are incredible when you consider how easy and cost-effective the process is. Acting quickly when you notice issues with your property’s crawl space is one of the best things that you can do to minimize and prevent damage. In fact, it could even protect your health and well-being by preventing toxic fungal spores from spreading through your home.
While wood rot will lead to sagging floors and walls, black mold is virulently toxic and durable. This fungal growth could cause migraines, headaches, dizziness, fainting, respiratory issues, infections, and even seizures. As is generally the case with these things, those who are already vulnerable are the most at risk of serious side effects when it comes to mold exposure. If you have young children or elderly in your home, encapsulation should be a priority.
Unless your house was installed with push piers from the moment it was built, foundation settling is inevitable. This is because no matter how much you try to stop it, soil will become displaced. External factors like soil quality and weather are what determine soil displacement, so there isn’t much homeowners can do. However, there are certain changes you can make to make sure the soil degradation process is as slow as possible.
Outdoors, you should talk to a landscaping expert to determine the grade of your yard. A negative grade means that water flows toward your foundation whenever it rains. If needed, you can regrade your lawn so that water drains away from your home. Downspouts should be extended so that they drain water as far from your home as possible and no water gets the chance of saturating the soil.
During the rainiest time of year, make sure to continuously check your drainage systems for any debris. You don’t want water flowing down the side of your home because of clogged gutters. During the winter, shovel the snow out of your yard as often as you can, especially during the beginning and end of winter, when the temperature isn’t cold enough to keep snow from melting. You don’t want any water from the melted snow seeping into your soil.
Indoors, you need to set up a proper drainage system for your foundation. This means installing an interior drain system and a sump pump if you don’t already have one. Keeping your foundation dry is just as important as keeping the soil outside dry as well. Water is an erosive element that can damage the materials your foundation is made of. The more cracks and breakage in a foundation, the faster it will settle.
Consider getting a second sump pump, especially if you live in Alabama. Sump pumps get overworked during rainy seasons and often malfunction as a result. A second sump pump will guarantee that your foundation stays as dry as possible no matter how severe the weather is.
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AFS was our third opinion on some minor cracking in our foundation. We were definitely impressed with Alex’s knowledgeable explanation about what our issues are and a logical plan to move forward. He was definitely the most thorough and answered…View review Read Natalie Diaz's review for AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists
Wade Siler is the field inspector that came to do a free estimate on our house. Wade was an absolute pleasure to work with. No high pressure. Just facts and photos to back what he was saying. He told us what could wait and what was most important…View review Read Dawn Kidwell's review for AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists
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Very pleased with the crew that worked on my home. Big thanks to William Jameson, Earle Gamble, and Noah Cruz. Great job guys! Very professional.View review Read Steven Gordy's review for AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists
We were very pleased with the work that Kenneth, Jose, and Javier did on our encapsulation. They were professional, clean, and efficient.View review Read Andrew Wheeler's review for AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists
Chase Leatherwood did a fantastic job for my mother-in-law and for me. He was very knowledgeable, professional an courteous. He gave us a thorough inspection and explained everything at both houses. I appreciate all he did and am very pleased with…View review Read John Withers's review for AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists
Encapsulated crawlspace and installed dehumidifier. Ben Worsham, Isaiah Dibias, Colin Ledwell and Nicolas Armour were all courteous and informative throughout the process. They were on time and stayed until the project was completed. They cleaned up…View review Read William Creighton's review for AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists
Jacob Wattenbarger was so helpful and informative when he performed an inspection. Very friendly and courteous!!View review Read Shelby Green's review for AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists
Got a quote from AFS that was very reasonable. Highly recommend Wade Siler, he was very professional and thorough, and answed all the questions I had. My house has an extremely tight crawl space, and he was able to access all areas and give me good…View review Read Bethany Harding's review for AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists
Jesus, Caleb, Sean, and Chris repaired the foundation on one corner of my house. They were courteous and conscientious to the needs and methods used to repair my home. The location needing repairs was in a tight spot so they decided not to use the…View review Read M L's review for AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists
Tyler Smith with AFS Nashville came to my home to assess the foundation problem I am experiencing. He provided me with solutions and an estimate to fix the problem with great attention to detail. He explained everything thoroughly and was very…View review Read Sherry Mckinzey's review for AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists
Forrest was very patient and detailed oriented. He was extremely knowledgeable and took time to educate my family and I on the issue and provided a thorough solution. He was professional and provided the ultimate customer service experience.View review Read Joy Stanley's review for AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists
The guys at AFS did a great job working on my foundation. Edward and his team were great. Very knowledgeable and answered any questions I had! I’d recoment AFS to anyone.View review Read Cameron Lee's review for AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists
Tanner, Jake and Darian were very professional and did an excellent job of encapsulation of my crawl space. Their communication skills were excellent and they kept me informed of their progress and of any potential delays. They were very…View review Read Jeffery Longaker's review for AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists
Arrived when they said and introduced themselves to me. The work was done in one day with no issues. Very professional and very pleased with the work.View review Read Marty Mosley's review for AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists
AFS is a great company that has helped me with Crawlspace encapsulation, and structural wall stabilization. I have been working with AFS for 4 years and I’m a very satisfied customer. I met another service technician today who diligently addressed…View review Read Mark Brown's review for AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists
Travis Satterfield was super nice and professional. He walked me through the process throughly and got everything setup. Gavin Dendy called me when his crew was on the way to give me an eta. Gavin and Aaron Geinert arrived on time and got right to…View review Read Bill Jenkins's review for AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists
Awesome job by all involved. Josh and John were great.View review Read Dan Mcclary's review for AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists
John and Josh were very professional. Explained the entire process. Completed the work in a timely manner. This process prevented any damage to the house and insured a stable safe structure. Thanks for a job well done!View review Read Valerie Mennen's review for AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists
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89 W Hood Dr.
Pensacola, FL 32534
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