If your home needs foundation repair, AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists uses only the best warrantied products to fix the problem.
At AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists, we specialize in foundation repairs of all kinds — including those related to tilting, leaning chimneys.
Foundation wall anchors can repair many bowing wall problems. Soil anchors are placed in the ground outside.
Around houses, retaining walls make sloping areas usable by creating level space for gardens, driveways, terraces, and walkways.
How Foundation Problems Can Lead To Floors That Are Sinking Or Uneven
Here are some ways the soil can impact your home and its foundation:
Water passes through sandy soils rather than being absorbed. This fact makes sandy soils very stable. Instead of expanding as they absorb moisture and contracting as they dry out, sandy soils maintain a fairly consistent volume and density.
Because of their stability and good load-bearing qualities, sandy soils are less likely to shift and settle, so they rarely cause foundation problems. Unfortunately, sandy soils are less commonly found than other more problematic soil types.
Soils rich in clay and silt have the greatest potential to damage a foundation. Clay absorbs water easily, expanding in volume as it becomes more saturated. So-called “expansive clays” can cause foundations to crack, heave and shift.
When clay soils dry out, they shrink and crack, leaving gaps around a house where water from the next storm can penetrate easily and deeply to repeat the expansion cycle. Clay-rich soils usually cause more foundation damage by expanding than by contracting.
Loamy soils are usually a very stable soil that shows little change with the increase or decrease of moisture temperature.
The primary concern with foundations built on loamy soils is erosion. When soils underneath your foundation erode, they may begin to be inappropriate strata for sustaining the weight of a foundation and home structure.
Trust us to help protect your home’s safety, appearance, and value – have our foundation experts provide a free inspection of your foundation and offer an affordable and effective solution customized for you.
SettleStop Channel Anchors For Extreme Wall Problems
Secure your foundation. Wall anchors will prevent walls from bowing and cracking.
Correcting Tilting Foundation Wall Problems Quickly To Allow For Basement Finishing.
Warrantied Steel Pier Systems for Problems with Settling Foundations