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HOW AMERICAN FOUNDATION & BASEMENT REPAIRS IS RESPONDING TO THE CORONAVIRUS

American Foundation & Basement Repairs, LLC has continued to follow the data about the coronavirus, or COVID-19. We are committed to ensuring that procedures are in place to effectively defend against transmission to the best of our ability.

In relation to COVID-19, American Foundation echoes recommendations from OSHA and CDC, which include:

  • Employees practicing proper infection control and sterilization measures
  • Employees are required to frequently wash hands with soap and water. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching their eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid shaking hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when they are sick, and see a doctor immediately to be evaluated for COVID-19
  • If an employee becomes infected, we insist that he or she fully recovers before returning to work, and any employees who have traveled to areas with heightened levels of exposure are required to self-quarantine for 14 days

At this time, American Foundation & Basement Repairs, LLC is proceeding with inspections and projects as previously scheduled. We will continue to follow all government updates, guidance and reports, as well as local officials' and health departments' reports. Our clients and the general public will be provided updates to our operational status as necessary.

We are aware that some of our clients may experience financial hardship as a result of the Coronavirus. If you are impacted, please contact us to discuss how we can assist you in obtaining financing options.

Rest assured that the health and safety of our client's, their homes and the communities we serve are of paramount importance to all of us at American Foundation

Visit the CDC website for more information on the Coronavirus
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Concrete Backfill

Wall Restoration System from Foundation Supportworks

American Foundation & Basement Repairs, LLC provides comprehensive concrete backfill options to the Knoxville, Chattanooga, Asheville, Johnson City, and Cookeville areas. One of the most tricky decisions to make with concrete is determining when it's truly ready to endure extra pressure, whether from cars being driven over it, additional floors being constructed, or adding concrete backfill. While concrete may seem dry pretty quickly, its strength might not be completely developed until some time later. Get a free estimate with our professionals today.

Foundation Pouring with Shotcrete

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Many people are familiar with concrete and its numerous benefits when constructing a home's foundation, but many people have not heard of shotcrete. It is essentially concrete that is projected into an area. It was first used to project concrete into molds in the early 20th century. Over the years, contractors began to see the many other ways that this material could be used, such as with filling in or patching over areas in a horizontal or vertical facing, such as with a foundation.

Shotcrete can be used when pouring a foundation, or it can be used to fill in areas where there are cracks in foundation walls that could potentially let water seep inside and cause a waterproofing issue. The shotcrete can also be used in the construction of sidewalks, landscaping features, garage floors, patios, porches, and so on. It is widely used because of its durable nature, and for the fact that it is designed to last in nearly all applications.

The shotcrete technique makes use of compressed air in the "dry" method and ready-mixed concrete with the "wet" method. With both applications, steel mesh is used to help reinforce and stabilize the surface where the material is being used. These shotcrete patches, facades, or foundations tend to last much longer than other building or repair techniques.

Perfect For Basement Finishing Projects

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As mentioned above, shotcrete can be used to fix cracked foundation walls. Cracks in the foundation that pose a threat to the structural integrity of a home will need to have their initial cause diagnosed and taken care of. However, if you have cracks in the walls because of the normal shrinking and curing process with concrete, these are areas that you need to get filled in and patched over before you get the basement finished. The reason for doing so is because cracks in the foundation will eventually let moisture seep inside. This seepage can get stuck behind drywall or whatever kind of basement wall panels you choose to get installed.

This product is perfect for remodeling and finishing a basement because it can be applied quickly, and it will be effective at keeping moisture out where it belongs.

Please contact American Foundation & Basement Repair at 877-784-5636 to understand more about our concrete backfill services.