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Concrete Lifting & Foundation Repair in Gainesville, FL

Alpha Foundations provides expert concrete repair solutions for homeowners in Gainesville, FL and nearby areas.

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    Crawl Space Encapsulation and Repair in Gainesville, FL

    Gainesville experiences a ton of rain throughout the year, with July in particular receiving about 7 inches annually. In addition to Gainesville’s humid environment, your crawl space foundation is at risk of moisture damage. Alpha Foundations has the waterproofing solutions to keep your Gainesville home safe.

    Waterproofing your foundation involves more than just preventing water from entering your crawl space. Our solutions also protect your foundation from major issues like wood rot, mold growth, or sagging floors. High moisture levels in your Gainesville crawl space can also lead to more expensive energy bills and potential health problems – so it is important to contact a foundation expert quickly.

    Alpha Foundations uses a combination of encapsulation, drainage, and dehumidification systems to completely waterproof your crawl space. Encapsulation separates your crawl space from moist ground that can cause moisture, creating a controlled environment. Drainage takes any excess water from rain or humidity and drains it from your crawl space quickly. Dehumidifiers keep your crawl space especially dry, so wood rot and mold have no chance of developing.

    Using each of these tools, your crawl space will stay safe and dry even during the wettest Florida day!

    Foundation Repair in Gainesville, FL

    With Gainesville’s wet environment, the soil supporting your home’s foundation can weaken over time. This causes foundation settling and can potentially damage your Gainesville home as foundation issues arise both indoors and outdoors. Indoor signs to look for include cracked walls, uneven floors, or stuck windows and doors. Outdoor signs include stair-step cracking or a tilted chimney, as well as out-of-frame windows.

    If you recognize any of these signs, it could be time for foundation repair. When you choose Alpha Foundations, you’ll get a thorough inspection of your foundation and a free estimate with custom recommendations to resolve and prevent structural damage. We use various pier systems and wall anchors to keep your foundation secure.

    Since your foundation is settling because of shifting soil, our piers are inserted into the sturdy, unmoving soils deep below the ground to ensure maximum stability. Wall anchors provide even more stability to your home’s walls and foundation. With these tools, your Gainesville home and foundation stay rock solid throughout the year.

    Concrete Lifting Repair in Gainesville, FL

    The same way rain or humidity can cause foundation settlement, concrete structures can shift too. Weakened soils become a catalyst for sinking concrete, cracked driveways, or uneven concrete patios. Wherever you notice uneven concrete, Alpha Foundations has the answer.

    Using a method called polyurethane injection, your concrete can be stabilized quickly and efficiently with little mess. Out-dated methods such as slabjacking or mudjacking take days to dry. Plus, they rarely solve the actual issue – weakened soil below the concrete structure. Alpha Foundations uses PolyRenewal™, a waterproof, polyurethane material that stabilizes your concrete.

    PolyRenewal™ dries in just 30 minutes so you can get back to your daily routine the same day as installation. Don’t wait to have your concrete lifted. If it gets worse, it has the capacity to become a tripping hazard or damage vehicles. If your concrete is uneven or cracked, reach out to the concrete contractors at Alpha Foundations. Our team is experienced in repairing, stabilizing, and resurfacing concrete for commercial and residential properties.

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    About Waterproofing, Crawl Spaces & Foundation Repair in Gainesville, FL

    Alpha Foundation’s drainage systems are very thorough and will completely waterproof your Daytona Beach home from any moisture that tries to seep through. We can offer your home either an interior or an exterior drainage system. As their names imply, these systems are installed along the interior and exterior of your home respectively. The interior drainage system is installed in the floor and along the walls of your crawl space, which is where most water tends to gather when it floods. The exterior drainage system will be installed along the outside perimeter of your home and will collect any water that gathers out here instead.

    An interior drainage system will then redirect this water to the sump pump, which in turn will deposit this water out into a nearby storm drain or other drainage trench far away from your home.


    An exterior drainage system can benefit your home, as well. Rather than relying on a storm drain far from your home, exterior drains redirect water out onto your lawn. The cap over the drain prevents water from spilling back in and flooding your home. These systems are also guaranteed to never clog. Should any mud, dirt, or other debris flow inside, these drainage systems will then push it out along with any excess water that tries to get into your home.

    Many Fort Myers homeowners will often try to repair any damage they see around their home by themselves. While some projects like painting can be completed by homeowners, foundation repair is not something you should DIY. The foundation is perhaps the most crucial structure in your home; it holds up your entire home from the soil around it and ensures that it will not sway or tilt even during the harshest weather.


    This is why you need to leave these complicated repairs to the experts at Alpha Foundations. We can offer your home free foundation inspections and give our professional opinion on how to go about the repairs. Our experts will be able to pinpoint the exact cause of your foundation damage, offering free quotes on all our powerful repair solutions while we are there, too. Feel free to ask us any questions you may have about our various systems and solutions during this visit as well.


    We have plenty of foundation repair solutions that will tackle foundation damage in different ways. Our pier systems, for instance, can stabilize and even lift a settled foundation. They can also brace your foundation against any potential settling damage in the future. Our wall anchors work to stabilize and help repair bowing foundation walls.

    The crawl space is important for one very simple reason: it contains many of your home’s most important structures and systems. This includes your HVAC system, electrical wiring, plumbing, insulation, your floor’s support beams, and your foundation. None of these items can stand to be so much as splashed with water, much less submerged in a flood.


    Protecting the crawl space should be your primary goal when maintaining your Tallahassee home. Your home relies on the many systems installed inside to keep running. If even one of these systems becomes damaged through neglect, then it can quickly spell trouble for the rest of your home, too. For instance, if constant flooding causes the foundation to gradually break down over time, you will notice the other structures in your house starting to be negatively impacted, too. Your crawl space supports your entire home.

    The encapsulation process consists of four key components: waterproofing with an interior drainage system and a sump pump, vapor barrier, vent covers, and dehumidifiers. Having all four of these systems combined can ensure that this space will never face moisture issues again. The interior drainage system and sump pump will cut off any leaks or floods from infiltrating this space, instead redirecting it far away from your home. The vapor barrier will encompass the entire crawl space, preventing any groundwater, mold, mildew, or pests from getting inside. The antimicrobial additive this barrier is coated in will also prevent mold or mildew from growing along the outside surface as well.

    Contractors once believed that leaving open vents around a home’s crawl space would help to circulate dry air around this space. Unfortunately, it also lets in more moisture, mold, pests, and other issues into the crawl space as well. Therefore, you need to seal off your crawl space after all other repairs are implemented. Our sturdy vent covers will completely cover up any open vents.

    Before we close off your crawl space completely, however, we recommend installing one of our powerful dehumidifiers first. These dehumidifiers can keep the air inside circulated, drier, and fresher than before. With our sump pumps handling any large floods, the vapor barrier and vent covers blocking off moisture, and the dehumidifier taking care of any humidity, you can count on this process to keep your Tallahassee crawl space totally dry!

    The SettleStop PolyRenewal™ system utilizes a very innovative foam that is incredibly effective for concrete lifting and stabilization. The foam, made from polyurethane, is very lightweight, so it will not exacerbate soil and concrete settlement, and is also waterproof, so that it can protect the soil underneath concrete slabs against the humid and rainy Tallahassee summers. The material can also protect chemicals from leaking through into your home, such as weed killer or fertilizers. Furthermore, SettleStop PolyRenewal™ foam cures within 15 to 30 minutes, so you can reap the benefits in less than a day.


    What makes the SettleStop PolyRenewal™ so effective, aside from the fact it is lightweight, yet strong, waterproof, and cures quickly, is its ability to expand upon injection. Once the installation experts have drilled a hole into the problem area, the foam is injected and expands within minutes. This allows the foam to lift sunken concrete slabs from below and keep it lifted for years to come. Because this foam expands, it is also able to fill in any voids that exist within the concrete due to soil erosion by the rain. Experts only need to drill a very small hole in order to install it. The process is minimally invasive to your property.

    The sump pump is a major part of the entire Alpha Foundations drainage system. All the water that the system collects will flow into the sump pump. The float system installed inside the sump pump will detect when enough water has entered its system and thus activate the pump on its own. The pump will then redirect this water out the exit pipes down to a nearby storm drain or trench that lies far from your home.


    The fact that our sump pumps also have optional back-up battery packs on hand may also be some relief for you. These pumps will not significantly raise your electricity bill, nor will they shut down in the middle of any particularly bad storm. Its comprehensive alarm system will sound to let you know when it has turned on and when it is running low on battery as well. Our powerful pumps can pump out thousands of gallons of water from your home.


    Another great benefit to our sump pumps is the fact that it is encased in a solid cast-iron. Many cheaper sump pumps are made of plastic and tend to burn out and even melt when they are the least bit overworked. Our sump pumps will continue to pump away thousands of gallons of water without any trouble whatsoever, even during a harsh Florida storm. You can rely on our sump pumps to keep your basement or crawl space completely dry no matter the weather conditions.

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    Alpha Foundations

    3115 Leon Rd.
    Jacksonville, FL 32246

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    Saturday: 8 am – 3 pm
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    Fort Myers

    1755 Benchmark Ave.
    Fort Myers, FL 33905

    Gainesville

    309 NE 1st St.
    Gainesville, FL 32601

    Jacksonville

    3115 Leon Rd.
    Jacksonville, FL 32246

    Miami

    66 West Flagler St.
    Ste. 949
    Miami, FL 33130

    Orlando

    3723 Hogshead Rd
    Apopka, FL 32703

    Pensacola

    89 W Hood Dr.
    Pensacola, FL 32534

    Pompano Beach

    3200 W Copans Rd.
    Pompano Beach, FL 33069

    Sarasota

    1680 Fruitville Rd.
    Ste. 516
    Sarasota, FL 34236

    Tallahassee

    66 Industrial Park Dr.
    Monticello, FL 32344

    Valdosta

    100 N Patterson St.
    Valdosta, GA 31601

    West Palm Beach

    515 N Flagler Dr.
    Ste. P-300
    West Palm Beach, FL 3340