Foundation Repair in Greater Birmingham, AL

Foundation Repair in Alabama

Providing Foundation Solutions in Birmingham, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa & Huntsville Area

There are a variety of causes for foundation cracks or shifting for your home. Ox Foundation Solutions has seen them all and can advise you on the best method to stop and repair any type of foundation issue in Alabama.

Foundation repair solutions are a permanent way to remedy your foundation issues by utilizing a push pier and/or helical pier system. Ox Foundation Solutions installs piers along the foundation footings and grade beams as needed.

These steel piers are hydraulically driven into the ground until they reach competent soils and/or bedrock beneath the foundation. These repair solutions provide the very best option to repair your foundation back to level. All of our pier systems are hot-dipped galvanized to add additional corrosion protection and supply the product with extended life expectancy.

Foundation cracks from slab settlement can affect new and old structures alike. Whether you are dealing with a sinking slab in your basement, garage, driveway or patio, a common solution to repairing sunken concrete is to demolish and replace the entire slab. This method can be costly and time-consuming. Applying OxPoly®, a concrete-lifting technique is a cost-effective, expedient and less disruptive alternative that offers numerous advantages over other common slab raising methods.

We truly want this to be the only time you will ever have to worry about your compromised foundation again.

Here are a few of the most common types of foundation issues:

Evaporation

Hot and dry conditions cause clay soils to expand and contract, which in turn starts to compromise the integrity of the soil around and under the foundation and walkways. Settlement due to this foundation moisture imbalance can cause cracks to appear throughout the property.

Transpiration

Tree roots can dehydrate the soil beneath the foundation causing shrinkage and thus causing foundation issues. They can also grow beneath existing driveways and structures, which will cause a heaving effect of the area.

Plumbing leaks

Water from leaky plumbing is often a major contributor to foundation problems including heaving and effervescence becoming noticeable around the affected area.

Drainage

Improper drainage will lead to excess moisture build-up, which can erode or consolidate soils. Excessive moisture may cause heaving of expansive clay soils beneath your home or walkways.

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Site Preparation

Cut and fill situations, where soil is removed from part of the building site and stacked on another, needs proper soil stabilization before a structure is built; otherwise unexpected movements of the soils beneath the foundation may occur. This is very problematic in cities that allow building on slopes and hillsides.

If you are experiencing any of these issues with your foundation, contact Ox Foundation Solutions at 205-303-3404 or complete our contact form to schedule your complimentary foundation evaluation.

Recent Foundation Repair Jobs

Ox installing helical piers to stabilize home

In order to prevent further cracking and stabilize the home, Ox installed:

Empire Helical Pier - Underpin Support
Helical Piers permanently stabilize your foundation and in many cases bring your home back to level. Empire helical piers carry a LIMITED LIFETIME TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY!

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Large Crack caused by Bowing in Basement

Ox Hydro-Guard Basement Perimeter System
Ox Hydro-Guard in your basement will manage standing water and flooding in your home. OX Foundation Solutions backs our subfloor drainage with a LIMITED LIFETIME TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY!

Zoeller Pump System
Zoeller Pump 1/3 H.P. motor 1-1/2" NPT Discharge & Passes 2" spherical solids Non-clogging vortex impeller design Durable cast iron switch case, motor, and pump housing Automatic with float activated switch. RPM 1550 rpm

White Wall
White Wall manages any water that could come through the block or concrete wall and directs it into our HydroGuard system.

Structural Steel Wall Braces
Steel Wall Braces are custom fabricated to protect against horizontal wall movement. They are anchored into the floor joist and at their base. Wall Braces carry a lifetime year warranty against horizontal settlement.

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Stair stepping into vertical crack on exterior brick wall

In order to stabilize the building, Ox installed:

Floor Support Pre-Casted Footings
Install custom fabricated structural steel floor supports per graph. Floor supports will help to return the homes floor back to level but no guarantee is given that the home will be completely level due to possible faulty prior construction and other factors outside our control. As building settles adjustment may be needed. Ox to dig a set Pre-Casted concrete footings. 16''x16''x4''

Floor Support W/T Poured Footing
Install custom fabricated structural steel floor supports per graph. Floor supports will help to return the homes floor back to level but no guarantee is given that the home will be completely level due to possible faulty prior construction and other factors outside our control. As building settles adjustment may be needed.

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Stair Stepping to Horizontal Crack in Brick Exterior

To stabilize the home, Ox installed:

Empire Helical Pier - Underpin Support
Helical Piers permanently stabilize your foundation and in many cases bring your home back to level. Empire helical piers carry a LIMITED LIFETIME TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY!

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Area in need of leveling with Ox-Poly injection

OX Poly
Polyerethane Injection for lifting concrete slabs and or void filling for structural support. 2 Year Warranty for settlement up to 1/4". Ox Foundation Solutions intention is to achieve the best results and to lift concrete back to its original position but cannot always be guaranteed due to the compromising the structural integrity of the concrete.

Empire Helical Pier - Underpin Support
Helical Piers permanently stabilize your foundation and in many cases bring your home back to level. Empire helical piers carry a LIMITED LIFETIME TRANSFERABLE WARRANTY! Installation includes 2 Concrete patches on rear patio.

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