“I have been with Alpha for seven years. I first heard about Alpha Foundations through a friend, Rick Malphurs. He started working for Alpha and was so happy and excited about being there, that I wanted to see if there was an opportunity for me to come and work with them. I was later hired to work the east market - Jacksonville, Gainesville and Valdosta. Since getting hired I have had the opportunity to be a small part of the company’s growth. The last seven years have been the most fun I have ever had while at work! I love everything about my new role as a Trainer. I get to help spread the excitement, positive energy and professionalism we have here at Alpha, all while helping homeowners design repair solutions for one of the biggest investments they have. Fixing someone’s home and seeing how this alleviates stress and overall fears is the best part of the job. Never have I worked for a company that cares and focuses on helping people as much as Alpha!” Chris Hornbaker, DT Field Trainer
Chris Hornbaker brings over 14 years of customer service and diagnostic experience to Alpha Foundation Specialists. Prior to joining the team, Chris worked in construction and telecommunications as a business account executive.
Chris has been the recipient of multiple customer service awards and has been acknowledged as a leader in business development. His new role as DT Field Trainer includes, but is not limited to, developing and implementing training programs for field staff, establishing orientation programs for our newest hires, and executes successful onboarding procedures and protocol to set our newest team members up for success.
Concerned homeowners in Lake Park, Georgia called Alpha Foundations because the floor in their house was not level due to a sagging crawlspace. Our solution was to install 13 Smart Jack units which lifted and leveled the foundation. Several Smart Jacks are pictured in the After photo to illustrate how they use the house's existing foundation to fight back against a sagging crawlspace.
A homeowner in Macclenny, Florida was concerned about her house's foundation. The house is over one hundred years old and the foundation problems were causing the door jams to become misaligned.
Our solution was to install 17 Smart Jack units which lifted and leveled the house's foundation.
Alpha Foundations received a call from a homeowner in Lawtey, Florida hoping to raise a front porch concrete slab which had sunk about half an inch. This settlement had caused a stairstep crack in the brick. Our solution was to install 145 pounds of PolyLevel to lift and level the front porch and exterior wall which closed the cracks.
Alpha Foundations originally inspected this home after the homeowner noticed extensive exterior cracks in the brick. We installed helical piers to the footing and were able to lift the home back to a level position which also resulted in closing many of the cracks.
A homeowner in High Springs, Florida called Alpha Foundations because their settling crawlspace foundation was beginning to cause the middle of their house to sag. There was also fallen insulation in the crawlspace area. Our solution was to install 6 Smart Jack crawlspace supports to lift and level the house. A CleanSpace encapsulation system was also installed to keep out moisture, mold, and pests.
We installed 12 SmartJacks in the crawlsapce of this home in order to stabilize the foundation.