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

Sinkhole Repair & Filling

Sinkhole Fill

American Foundation & Basement Repairs, LLC offers sinkhole repair & filling solutions as part of our foundation repair services. Individuals who live in regions of karst topography know all too well the impact of sinkholes, but most are not really prepared to face the challenge of finding a sinkhole developing inside their own yard, and that's why we offer professional sinkhole filling services in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Asheville, Johnson City, and Cookeville. Figuring out the best steps in confronting a sinkhole is rather tough, but it always begins with contacting a trained professional to help with locating the cause of the sinkhole.

Normal & Dangerous Sinkholes To Look For

Home in Sinkhole

The only sinkholes which homeowners have the ability to independently repair are not really sinkholes at all. They are really soil which happens to move because of stump removal, rotting wood underneath the ground, foundation collapse, old wells, groundwater movement, drainage problems or poor soil quality. In these situations, the homeowner can simply fix the root problem without any trouble. This can be done by filling in the sinkhole with dirt, gravel, and sod.

Locating the correct proportions of these 'sinkhole enabling' ingredients demands careful research, but the problem is usually resolved without a lot of assistance from professionals. True sinkholes, however, really are a completely different story.

How Are True Sinkholes Formed?

A true sinkhole is understood to be a natural depression or hole in that is created in the surface of the Earth through karst processes. Karst processes basically means that carbonate rocks, like sandstone or limestone, are steadily dissolved through erosion processes. The important distinction between this and more manageable yard issues is that the erosion is taking place inside the rock many feet underneath the soil.

An ordinary homeowner can't even see the rock which is dissolved, so it is definitely not possible to repair the problem without professional assistance. If a real sinkhole is suspected, then a homeowner should contact us immediately. The problem is great enough that it may very easily ruin an entire home, but only an expert can know the exact prognosis linked to the sinkhole.

As A Sinkhole Filling Company, We Have A Solution

If it is fixable, the general process our sinkhole filling company uses calls for excavating at least the whole yard, but might require excavating the yard's of neighbors, also. Once we have determined the scale of the sinkhole, we can implement one of our two fixes. The first is driving micro or mini piles into the area around the sinkhole to provide physical support for the home. The second is using compaction grouting to pump the soil full of a concrete mixture to create a manmade bedrock layer. Dealing with a task this massive is only possible with the help of a professional, so it is important to speak to a specialist if there is any chance that a sinkhole is developing.

Please call American Foundation & Basement Repair at 877-784-5636 today for more information about our sinkhole filling services. We look forward to helping you soon!

  • Sinkhole Repair

    Many properties are affected by sinkholes. Have AFBR provide you with professional sinkhole repair before the problem gets worse, destroying your home's structure.

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    Fill Sink Hole
  • Micro / Mini Piles

    Our micro piles and mini piles are specially-designed to be more compact than regular piles and can be used in all varieties of soil for sinkhole repair.

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    Helical Piles
  • Compaction Grouting

    Compaction grouting is also known as soil stabilization and involves the use of concrete being pumped into gaps below ground level.

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    Compact Grouting
  • What is a Sinkhole?

    A sinkhole is generally seen as a large hole in the ground which can swallow up anything above it. These need to be repaired immediately before serious damage is done.

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