How to identify issues with your home's foundation
Foundation problems come in all shapes and sizes and can affect homes and businesses of any age. The key to a lasting repair is to identify the source of the problem. Here are the most common reasons you may be experiencing foundation problems.
- Poor soil conditions caused by expansive clay soils and seasonal weather changes
- Interior and/or exterior drainage issues resulting in standing water near or underneath your home
- Hydrostatic pressure damaging your basement walls over time
- Trees and tree roots near your foundation
- Hidden leaks underneath your home
- Intrusive water leading to increased humidity and moisture underneath your home
These factors can cause a home built on a slab, basement or crawl space foundation to shift, settle or crack.
Do you think your property could be experiencing foundation problems? Keep an eye out for these red flags.
The first step in determining whether you have a problem with your home’s foundation is to look for these key warning signs.
- Stair-step cracks in interior and exterior walls or near windows
- Uneven floors
- Sagging floors
- Doors or windows that stick and become difficult to open
- Basement walls that bow inward
- Basement walls that leak
- Moisture in the basement
- Moisture or pooling water in your crawl space
- Mold in your basement or crawl space
- High levels of humidity inside your home
- Musty smells from the crawl space
If you notice any of these issues in your home, it’s important to act fast, as foundation problems only get worse over time. The good news is, by catching and addressing emerging foundation problems early, you may be able to avoid expensive structural repair altogether. With the help of our dedicated Project Planners, many of our worried customers are able to easily solve minor water-related issues before serious foundation damage occurs.
SoDry Recommends Piering to support your foundation in Alabama
There are a lot of ways to repair foundation damage and some work better than others. Considering the expansive clay soils found here in Alabama, the choice is clear, Helical Piers are the best solution period. Helical Piers, often recommended by Structural Engineers offer durable, long-term support. Other options to underpin your home’s foundation include:
- steel piers
- concrete piers
- hybrid piers
- pressed pilings
- polyurethane foam
For crawl space homes, damaged support posts can be repaired using adjustable support jacks. We make ours right here in Alabama.
When it comes to affordable helical pier installation in Alabama, SouthernDry will get the job done right. We stand by the work we do. Helical pier foundation repair from SouthernDry is supported by a Lifetime Warranty and ongoing customer support.
When you get the job done with SoDry, you join the family. We have your back.
When it comes to Slab, Basement or Crawl Space Foundation Repair in Alabama, Nobody Spends More Time on Your Home (or business) than SouthernDry
If you believe you may need foundation repair and live in the Alabama area, you can count on the team here at SouthernDry to provide you with a free and honest evaluation.
A lot of the customers we visit are glad when we tell them they do not need foundation repair (and it shows in our Google Reviews) but for those that do, you will receive a custom-designed Project Plan on the same-day. You are free to review this Project Plan at your leisure. No pushy sales tactics. Just expert information.
Already have a quote for foundation repair?
Our team would be glad to review your existing quote or provide you with a second opinion.
In fact, we recommend getting at least 2 quotes when considering foundation repair.
We also highly recommend working with local Alabama foundation repair companies that have an A+ BBB rating.
Repairing Your Foundation with SouthernDry is truly a high-end experience from start to finish
We do things a little differently here at SoDry. We are a family company that believes in honesty, integrity and hard work. We also love helping our customers upgrade their homes and lifestyle.
We really enjoy what we do, for us, foundation repair is anything but boring and it shows. Finally… a cool foundation repair company!
The SoDry Advantage
We are not a big box franchise – we focus on our home state of Alabama.
We do not run ads on TV – we rely on word-of-mouth for business and pass those savings on to our customers.
We do not rush through hundreds of jobs each month – we offer a limited number of appointments, which allows us to spend more time on your project.
Get the job done right.
If you suspect that you are experiencing any of the above issues with your home, a professional foundation repair, crawl space or basement evaluation is the best way to put your mind at ease. SouthernDry is a full-service foundation repair contractor serving most of Alabama, including; Birmingham, Montgomery, Huntsville, Auburn Pell City, Hoover, Bessemer, Anniston, Jacksonville, Cullman, Gadsden, Albertville, Jasper, Talladega, Tuscaloosa, Oxford, and the surrounding areas. Don’t delay, complete a contact request form or call us today!
Piering Stabilizes Sinking Foundations
If a home or commercial building has been built on soil that is too weak, it may lead to potential issues with the foundation such as cracking, shifting or settling.
If you see cracks in your poured concrete basement or crawl space walls, , that is a red flag that something isn’t right with your home’s foundation.
Basement Wall Repair
Bowing or cracked basement walls? We recover damaged basement walls affordably.
If your basement windows aren’t protected from debris, a window well from SouthernDry is a great option for your home.
Carbon Fiber Straps
Foundation problems occur when hydrostatic and lateral earth pressures exceed the strength of your concrete block, masonry or brick walls.
Helical Tieback Anchoring Systems are used to horizontally reinforce and stabilize permanent and temporary structures that are subjected to lateral loads from earth and water.
Underpinning Helical Piers
Is your home sinking, settling or shifting? An underpinning Helical Pier System is your solution for structures that are starting to shift due to the shifting ground beneath a residential or commercial building.
SouthernDry recommends Slab Piers as the solution for solving the cracking and shifting problems associated with homes built on a concrete slab foundation.
Resistance Piers are our solution for solving your foundation settlement and movement problems around your home or business.