Foundation & Concrete Lifting Repair in Orlando, FL
Orlando has sandy soil and humid air. This combination may call for Concrete and foundation repair services.
Crawl Space Encapsulation and Repair in Orlando, FL
Orlando’s humid environment can cause major moisture issues within your crawl space. When humid air enters your crawl space from the outside, moisture collects within the wooden beams and floor joists supporting your home. This can lead to wood rot, mold growth, and sagging floors – something that no homeowner wants to deal with.
Wood rot and sagging floors can lead to other structural issues throughout your home. Mold growth can cause health issues or breathing problems for those within your home. If you notice any signs of crawl space moisture, call Alpha Foundations immediately. We have plenty of solutions to waterproof your Orlando crawl space.
At Alpha Foundations, we use a combination of encapsulation, drainage, and dehumidification systems to completely waterproof your crawl space. Encapsulation separates your crawl space from Orlando’s humid air, creating a controlled environment. Drainage moves excess groundwater and drains it away from your crawl space into a nearby retention pond. Dehumidifiers keep your crawl space especially dry, so wood rot and mold have no chance of developing.
Foundation Repair in Orlando, FL
Orlando experiences more rainfall annually than the national average. Rain can come at any time in Central Florida, but summers tend to be the wettest months. On the days it’s not raining, the days are muggy and hot. These opposite weather patterns cause the sandy soils in Orlando to break down over time.
A foundation supports your Orlando home. Soil supports your foundation in much the same way. When soil becomes weak, so too does your foundation. Over time, weak soil leads to foundation settlement, and structural problems can occur inside and outside your home. Inside, you might notice cracked walls, stuck doors and windows, or uneven floors. Outside, you may notice a detached chimney or stair-step cracking along exterior walls. All of these indicate foundation damage due to settlement.
Alpha Foundations has the solution for weak soil and foundation settlement. We insert our galvanized steel piers into sturdy soils deep below the ground. In this way, they become unmovable even if surface soils weaken. On top of that, we offer wall anchors that are especially useful for bowing walls due to foundation settlement. Both options offer unwavering support even among the weakest surface soils.
Concrete Lifting Repair in Orlando, FL
Sandy soil and humid weather make concrete issues prevalent in Orlando. Sometimes rain can wash away soil beneath your concrete slab or driveway as well. When this happens, your concrete is bound to crack, sink, or become uneven.
Damaged concrete can become a tripping hazard, and a cracked driveway can damage vehicles. Plus, sinking or jutting concrete is an eyesore that can ruin the value of your home. If you are noticing cracked portions of concrete around your Orlando property, it’s time to call Alpha Foundations.
Our company uses PolyRenewal™, a polyurethane injection material that can support and stabilize any problematic concrete. In the past, companies would use mud jacking to level concrete. Unfortunately, this technique was messy and took a long time to complete. Plus, the mud would simply get washed away over time just like the problematic soil that caused the original issue. PolyRenewal™ is waterproof, so this won’t happen. Call us today for a FREE estimate so you can restore any concrete structure around your Orlando home.
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About Waterproofing, Crawl Spaces & Foundation Repair in Orlando, FL
Foundations are vulnerable to all kinds of moisture damage. For instance, the soil supporting your Orlando’s foundation is made of loose sandy soils that are susceptible to washout. Even just one large storm can easily wash away sandy soil and cause the foundation to begin sinking. The already loose nature of sandy soil does not help. In fact, loose soil can start even before your home has been built.
Basically, contractors need to dig a large hole in the area where they plan to lay down the concrete slab foundation or crawl space. After each component is secured, there will be some space left around them that the contractors will then backfill in with some of the soil they initially dug up. This leads to the clay bowl effect. When this occurs, the much looser fill soil is far more susceptible to washing out as a result of the contractors’ construction methods.
Another way your foundation becomes damaged is through hydrostatic pressure. Orlando’s consistent rainfall can lead to the soil absorbing far more water than it is realistically capable of holding at once. This can create immense pressure against the foundation and cause it to shift out of its original placement or even crack apart.
Jammed doors and windows are a common sign of foundation settling. Foundation settling occurs when the soil layer under the foundation erodes and becomes uneven. Differential settling is the name given to foundation settlement that causes stuck doors and windows. When differential settling occurs, a house is settling sideways, and part of the foundation is breaking off from the rest of the house. Because the home is at an angle, door frames and window frames become warped and cause jammed doors and windows.
Sometimes this tilt lifts a home’s floor. If the floor is uneven and one part of it is raised enough to graze the bottom of your home’s doorframes, it can make doors difficult to open. Jammed doors and windows are a huge indicator that the settling has been going on for a while. Consider contacting Alpha Foundations for immediate foundation repair solutions.
Our team recommends helical and push piers that are installed deep underground in sturdy soils. The piers are also attached to the foundation so that they can transfer the weight of your home to these deep soils. Plus, the rods are made of galvanized steel to prevent corrosion. Both pier systems are permanent solutions to foundation settling, so they don’t require replacing every few years. Your doors and windows will be functional immediately and stay that way forever.
Alpha Foundations can offer your Orlando home a wide variety of foundation repair solutions such as SettleStop IntelliBrace™ I-beam system. Both can help to stabilize and brace your foundation against future moisture damage despite working in different ways.
Carbon fiber wall straps are mainly used to stabilize your foundation wall against bowing inward. Carbon fiber is actually 10 times stronger than steel. It can brace against the toughest pressure with ease. When applied to your foundation wall with our tough epoxy resin, it becomes that much stronger. Once these straps are firmly secured to your wall, you do not have to worry about any more future repairs.
Our SettleStop IntelliBrace™ system, on the other hand, will actively push back against any bowing damage your foundation may face. Each I-beam is attached to your wall via heavy braces along the top and bottom of each beam. The top braces are then slowly tightened over time to repair your bowed-in foundation wall and protect it from bowing in the future.
Mold is a microorganism that is capable of triggering allergies, illness, or in the worst case scenario, hazardous breathing problems. Long-term exposure to mold damages your respiratory system, so a moldy crawl space is a health hazard. Even if you don’t spend much time don’t in your home’s crawl space, mold can still cause health problems because of the stack effect.
This is because the air in your basement or crawl space rises into your home and pollutes the air. Mold releases spores in the crawl space, so the air that rises into your home is infected with spores and other particles from the crawl space. Breathing this poor air quality in for months on end can lead to health issues. Plus, your nose quickly becomes used to the smell of mold, which can make identifying it even harder. Stay alert.
Mold is so persistent that you need to get remediation specialists to remove it. Professional mold removal is guaranteed to remove all mold from your Orlando crawl space, even the mold in places you never considered. Next, you’ll want to waterproof your basement with the help of the experts at Alpha Foundations. If moisture can enter your crawl space, mold always has a chance to grow.
The majority of Florida is comprised of sandy soil, also referred to as Myakka – the Native American word for “big waters”. Southern Florida soil often contains more limestone due to the limestone bedrock below the surface. Meanwhile, Northern Florida soils in the panhandle contain small amounts of clay.
Both types have advantages and disadvantages. Central and South Florida soils are more susceptible to soil washout due to sandy soil’s loose properties. Northern Florida soils with small deposits of clay may absorb water a bit better, so they can avoid washout easier. However, clay is much more susceptible to shrinking when it becomes dry.
The hot Florida sun can cause North Florida soil to crack and shrink after a storm, potentially causing foundation damage. South Florida soils are less likely to be affected by shrinkage, but it can happen anywhere. Either way, all soil in Florida is sandy at its core. Florida’s regular rain and storms can cause foundation damage, so be aware of the soil in your area and take precautions accordingly.
Alpha Foundation’s drainage systems are very thorough and will completely waterproof your Orlando 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.
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 Orlando 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.
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3723 Hogshead Rd
Apopka, FL 32703
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Sunday: 12 pm – 8 pm