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American Foundation & Basement Repairs, LLC provides expert foundation repair solutions for even the most difficult foundation problems. The foundation of your home is actually the building block on which your home is standing, and that's why foundation repair is so crucial. Without a functional foundation, your home might sink into the soil or, in worst case scenarios, fall in on itself. We have been repairing the foundations of homes in the Knoxville, Asheville, Chattanooga, Johnson City, and Cookeville areas for over 20 years. Problems associated with your property's structure will significantly endanger your home's structural integrity, and that's why it is vital to have foundation repair carried out at the earliest opportunity whenever it's necessary. When the supporting structure of your basement is jeopardized, there is a pretty good possibility that the walls of your basement might not be capable of supporting the weight of your property.
Contracting For Your Foundation Needs
Our contractor services meets the standards of all customers in the Knoxville & Tri-City areas. We provide a variety of products and services based off the condition or foundation problem you may be experience. Rest assured knowing that no matter which foundation issue that is ruining your home, we have the tools and foundation systems to get them repaired. And not just any ordinary repair method- we work with only the best products, manufacturers, and installers in the industry. Our repairs are proven effective and make sure your home is left looking as if nothing had ever happened. We understand visual aesthetics is just as important as the repair itself and strive to hide these damages by fixing them the correct way.
You could discover that your walls may begin to develop wall cracks due to the pressure and in the worst case; your whole basement may collapse from the weight of the entire home. This problem is really a huge safety concern, particularly if you have your family with you when this incident occurs. You need to take preventive steps to stop this disaster from taking place.
There are a variety of possible reasons why your home's supporting structure could become weak. Pinpointing these causes will help you understand what type of foundation repair solutions you will need for your foundation wall crack repair.
Walls which are cracked, bowed, or leaning are actually indications that you might be in need a basement wall repair which will strengthen your basement wall and keep it from getting any more serious.
Some popular basement wall crack and bowed wall repair methods include the use of: wall anchors, I-beams or wall reinforcement beams, carbon fiber straps, and also helical anchors. All of these options could be an effective basement wall repair solution, and that's why it is crucial that you have an examination completed by a well-trained foundation repair contractor from AFBR who will recommend the appropriate solution for the situation in your house.
If you are living with foundation settlement, bowing, or leaning foundation walls, or cracks in brick, masonry, or drywall, your house may require a foundation pier system which will re-establish property value and provide you with peace of mind.
American Foundation & Basement Repair utilizes Foundation Supportworks patented foundation repair systems which were specially-designed to strengthen your foundation and permanently repair your house's foundation.
Home foundation repair is a significant issue and something that our certified installers work with every single day, so you can feel comfortable knowing that our network of installers can repair your home's foundation problem the first time.
Foundation settlement can be brought on by:
- Drying or Shrinking Soil
- Wetting and Softening of Soil
- Improperly Compacted Fill Soil
Bowing basement walls is a common basement problem that evolves from softened soil that surrounds your basement walls. Eventually water can put enough pressure to bow the basement wall underground, caving inward and causing leaking wall cracks. This is a very dangerous problem that left unchecked can destroy your home as an unstable foundation.
Foundation Slab Repair
Foundation slab repair is usually needed whenever settlement has occurred due to changes in moisture content and density of the dirt underneath the slab. For example, soils underneath a concrete slab can dry and shrink with time because of prolonged drought-like conditions or leaking HVAC systems. Loosely compacted fill soils may also combine underneath a slab triggering floor cracks, tripping hazards, and wall cracking and settling throughout a house or building.
Crawl Space Structural Repair
Settling columns, sagging beams, and loose floor joists inside a crawl space can result in substantial cosmetic and structural damage in a house if crawl space structural repair isn't carried out quickly. Signs and symptoms including sloping floors and cracks in the drywall are common whenever more support systems are required inside a crawl space.
Settling of columns in a crawl space is frequently caused by weak foundation soils. Over time, these types of soils shift and settle with changes in moisture content and density, triggering movement of the columns and the beams above. This can be very detrimental to your home and cause a various amount of additional problems over time. Even if this structural problem were to hold, it can and will start to influence other key points of your homes structure that will slowly deteriorate over time. It's a domino effect beginning from the ground up.
Sagging beams and floor joists are usually a result of improper spacing of existing pier columns, effectively overloading the beams and causing them to bend and droop. Excess moisture and wood rot may also make beams and cause joists to weaken over time.
Please call us at 877-784-5636 to learn more about our foundation repair services or to schedule a time for a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you soon!