Summer at the lake is amazing — until this happens


Lake home porch needed repairs
Nothing compares to summer lake days. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

Imagine you’re spending the summer at your lake home. The kids are running around, the grandparents are in town, and boom—you notice a big problem that needs to be fixed ASAP.

That’s exactly what happened to Steve Payne and his family while enjoying summer at their Smith Lake house. Read on to learn what happened and how they got the problem fixed super fast.

Safety for the family

Talking to the homeowner
Steve Payne (left) wanted to ensure his grandchildren were safe while visiting his lake home. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

One day, Steve walked out the front door of his lake home to find that his porch was lower than normal. A porch sinking down a few inches doesn’t sound like much until you step out of the door and lose your footing. Especially when it comes to having kids or elderly folks around, you want your home to be as safe as possible.

Steve had tried to get several crews out to fix his lake home porch, but he had a hard time finding anyone reliable. But then, he find out about AFS Foundation Repair + Waterproofing Specialists—a Groundworks company—and his problem was solved in a matter of hours.

“Nowadays, it’s hard to get people to even answer the phone. But AFS had great communication, immediately scheduling a day to come by and offering me a five-year warranty. I felt like I could trust them because they’re a reputable company who’s been around for a while.”

Steve Payne, Homeowner

Want to ensure your home is safe for the whole family? Check out the awesome services AFS offers!

Reliable crew

Two AFS (foundation repair experts) employees
If your lake home porch sinks, you call the experts. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

Steve works over an hour away from the Smith Lake area, and he stays pretty busy. He needed a crew who could get the job done fast. AFS had his porch fixed in just a couple of hours, allowing him to get back to enjoying summer lake days with his family.

We got to talk to one of the specialists who worked on Steve’s home, and he explained what makes AFS different from its competitors.

“Unlike other companies, we’re actually able to save the concrete. With our techniques, you can use your porch again after a couple of hours instead of having to wait several weeks. Our goal is to take care of the project from start to finish so people can enjoy their homes again.”

Gavin Dendy, PolyLevel Foreman, AFS Foundation Repair + Waterproofing Specialists

Having work done on your house can be stressful, but you can rest easy when working with AFS—check out how they can transform your home today.

Common problem at lake + Huntsville-area homes

Smith Lake home
This gorgeous home is now ready to go for summer lake days. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

A lot of homes on Smith Lake and in the Huntsville area are built into the mountainous landscape. This can cause some foundational shifting when the rainwater drains down beside the house and erodes the foundation.

That’s why AFS Foundation Repair + Waterproofing Specialists are the go-to experts in the Huntsville area. Take a look at how they leveled out these side walks, making them safer and more visually pleasing.

Check out AFS’s other services

Working on the porch
Let AFS make your home safer today. (Lacey Spear / Hville Blast)

The amazing specialists at AFS transformed Steve’s lake home porch, but that’s not the only thing they can do. Take a look at the other top-notch services they offer:

  • Foundation Repair
  • Basement Waterproofing
  • Crawl Space Encapsulation
  • Concrete lifting
  • Gutters

Do you live in the Huntsville area and need foundation repair or waterproofing work? Call the experts at AFS today!

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