Serving Jacksonville, Tallahassee, St. Augustine & Northern and Southern Florida
Friday, March 25th, 2011 by Samantha Walton
Tallahassee, FL – Alpha Foundation Specialists (AFS) is featured in the March 2011 Compact Equipment trade magazine for their commitment to repairing buildings that fall prey to foundation settlement. The article capitalizes on the company’s founder who has sought to successfully bring helical support and services to northern Florida.
The feature describes the priorities of AFS, their products and services, as well as the company’s history.
For the past ten years, AFS Owner Matt Shanley has been envisioning the ways he could change the foundation industry in northern Florida. As fate would have it, he came in contact with a man experienced with helical anchors. The dream began to quickly take shape as Shanley acknowledged the local need for helical services due to the soil’s composition.
Expansive soils, common to northern Florida are unstable and a large contributor to much of the area’s reported foundation issues.
“In this area, we have something commonly called pipe clay — it’s an expansive soil — when it gets wet, it swells and when it gets dry it contracts,” explains Shanley.
Although many homeowners avoid fixing cracks or other foundation/structural issues, Shanley reminds homeowners the importance foundations have to the building’s overall health and stability. If the cause of the problems aren’t identified and repaired, the foundation will continue to worsen until it’s completely settled or dysfunctional.
Shanley manages two three-person teams that repair commercial, residential and industrial jobs ranging from $3,000 - $300,000. In just over a decade’s time, AFS has repaired hundreds of structures that gross about $1 million a year. The teams use track loaders and mini excavators as well as helical piers and piles to lift settling foundations.
About Alpha Foundation Specialists
AFS is a full service foundation repair expert that offers residential, commercial, and industrial repairs. They offer free estimates for sinking foundations in Tallahassee, FL.
They’ve been in service since 2002 and repair buildings from northern Florida to southern Georgia, specifically: Tallahassee, Pensacola, Perry,Marianna, Colquitt, Cottonwood, Sparks, Thomasville, GA.
About Compact Equipment Trade Magazine
Compact Equipment is one of seven trade magazines published by Benjamin Media, Inc. otherwise known as BMI. This publisher has been in business since 1999 and publishes information from construction to water infrastructure.