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Gulf Breeze Home Saved from Massive Storm Because of Foundation Underpinning


April 29, 2014 marked the most rainfall ever recorded by the city of Pensacola when nearly 22” of rain fell over a span of about 24 hours, causing extreme flooding that wiped out roadways and completely destroyed entire neighborhoods.  A home located in Gulf Breeze, Florida was nearly swept into the ocean after the torrential rain storm swept through the Florida panhandle.  Fortunately, the home had undergone a remediation project by Alpha Foundations of Tallahassee, FL in July of 2013.

The remediation project by Alpha Foundations involved the installation of 24 helical piles that were used to stabilize and level the home.  Because the foundation was underpinned and supported on a deep foundation with helical piles, the home and its belongings were salvaged from a complete collapse while other homes in the neighborhood were completely destroyed.

Helical piles are commonly used on both residential and commercial structures to resolve the ongoing damages, inconveniences, and stability concerns caused by foundation settlement. The Gulf Breeze home repaired by Alpha Foundations was left standing because of the helical piles installed just last year.  After the storm, the piles were visible from the road and could be seen holding up the home’s foundation.

If you have noticed a compromised foundation, then contact Alpha Foundations today for a free inspection of your home’s foundation. Emergency inspectors and crews are in the field and are servicing Pensacola, Cantonement, Gulf Breeze, Milton, Navarre, Crestview, Niceville, Ft. Walton Beach, Destin, Panama City and all surrounding areas. Call today: 800-714-3020.

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Foundation underpinning repair made by Alpha Foundations in July 2013

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Alpha Foundations underpinning repair that kept house from collapse

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