Birmingham, does your largest asset have the symptoms of a failing foundation? 5 reasons to repair your home’s foundation.


Most homeowners don’t give much thought to their home’s foundation. Until one day, it’s failing, causing a host of problems such as cracked walls or uneven floors. Here are a few tips from our friends at AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists, A Bayless Company, about what to look for and why you should address foundation problems sooner rather than later.

“In our experience there are typically five main reasons why you should repair your foundation, basement or crawlspace now, instead of waiting for the problem to get worse,”

Cody Brakeman, Regional Manager at AFS Foundation & Waterproofing Specialists.
AFS Technician using a pier to fix a cracked wall
AFS – A Bayless Company – can raise your foundation through various types of Settle Stop Piers (Photo via AFS)

Not sure if your foundation is in good shape? Here’s a list of symptoms:

  • Cracked exterior or interior walls
  • Tilting chimney
  • Windows and doors that are hard to open
  • Cracks in floor
  • Inward bowing walls
  • Uneven or sloping floors
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Do you have a sloping floor? Might be time to call AFS, A Bayless Company (Photo via AFS)

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If you spot any of these issues in your home, it might be time to call in a professional. AFS- A Bayless Company, will conduct a free inspection if you suspect any problems.

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The Settle Stop Floor Support System can lift and stabilize your floors, Call AFS – A Bayless Company (Photo via AFS)

5 Reasons why you should repair your foundation now:

1. Preserve the Value of Your Home

Why wait until you put your home up for sale to take care of foundation and waterproofing problem? Instead of adding it to the list of closing tasks, enjoy the benefits right now. There’s no downside to preserving the value of your home as your largest asset!

2. Prevent Future Damage

If you wait around to fix that slightly sagging floor, chances are the problem will get worse and become costly and invasive to fix. Catch the problem before it drains your bank account!

Cracked Brick Wall
Save your home from further foundation damage by calling AFS-A Bayless Company. Here, you can see a crack in this home’s brick caused by an unstable foundation. (Photo via AFS)

3. Preserve the Visual Appeal of Your Home

Have you ever seen a picture of a crooked house or tilting chimney in a magazine? Me either. Foundation problems lessen the visual appeal of your home. Instead of having to do more costly repairs in the future, get them taken care of now!

4. Keep your Home Safe

You want to know your home is safe, especially considering this is where your family lives. Settlement and movement of your home’s structure can lead to structural failure down the road, obviously causing serious safety issues for you and your family.

Repaired Brick Wall
After the foundation repair is complete using the AFS Settle Stop Helical Pier System,, it’s like nothing ever happened! (Photo via AFS)

5. Have Peace of Mind

By taking care of these problems as they arise, you’ll have a peace of mind knowing your home is on stable ground.

Get an expert opinion from AFS- A Bayless Company

AFS-A Bayless Company has repaired and waterproofed tens of thousands of homes in the Birmingham area over the past 20 years they’ve served the Magic City. Visit their website or give them a call at 877-340-8479 to set up your free inspection.

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