Foundation & Concrete Lifting Repair in Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee experiences long humid summers, and short chilly winters – both of which can impact your foundation. Here’s how to prevent damage.
Crawl Space Encapsulation and Repair in Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee is no stranger to rainfall, hurricanes, and humidity. All of these can cause excess moisture in your crawl space. When this happens, the space below your home is prone to wood rot, mold, or a pest infestation.
This can cause a plethora of issues such as sagging floors, increased energy bills, uneven flooring, and poor air quality throughout your home. At Alpha Foundations, we offer comprehensive crawl space services that easily waterproof the area below your home.
We can encapsulate your crawl space to protect it from mold spores, moist air, and pests. We can also install a drainage system and sump pump to move excess groundwater away from your crawl space. Our dehumidifier provides even more protection from humidity, which can make a huge difference in such a muggy place like Florida.
With our tools, your crawl space becomes a well-controlled environment safe from the moist outside air and changing temperatures. Plus, in the event of heavy rain or hurricanes (something every Floridian knows well) you can rest easy knowing your crawl space is highly protected from the elements – no matter how severe.
Foundation Repair in Tallahassee, FL
In order for your home to function properly, it relies on its sturdy foundation. However, your foundation is only as good as the soil it sits on. Unfortunately, storms, hurricanes, and air moisture can break down the soil below your home, and your foundation itself. This can cause many problems for your foundation such as sinking, cracking, or becoming uneven.
Thankfully, Alpha Foundations has the foundation repair tools to keep you and your Tallahassee home well-protected. Using our warrantied pier systems, we can keep your foundation supported far into the future. Our piers don’t just keep your home supported, they also stabilize and straighten a cracked or sinking foundation. The best part is, our piers simultaneously close foundation cracks caused by sinking, and prevent them in the future.
We also use wall anchors to stabilize your home, but in a slightly different way. Generally, these are used if your foundation walls are bowing inward. However, this solution requires a large enough yard due to the wall anchor’s specific placement pattern.
Either way, Alpha Foundations has the solution to your foundation problems and can keep your Tallahassee home well supported for years to come.
Concrete Lifting Repair in Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee is mostly made up of sandy soils, with a bit of clay mixed in here and there. In the wet summers and cold winters, the soil can often expand and contract multiple times. All of this soil movement can cause your concrete driveway or other concrete surfaces to become cracked or uneven.
Eventually, a cracked concrete patio or driveway can turn into a tripping hazard for those living in your home. Cracked concrete might even damage a vehicle. If nothing else, it’s certainly an eyesore. Whatever arises due to an uneven concrete surface on your property, Alpha Foundations has the means to fix it.
Using PolyRenewal™, our modern polyurethane injection material, we can lift uneven concrete surfaces quickly and efficiently. Other concrete repair companies use outdated methods like mudjacking, which is a messy and slow process that takes days to dry (and rarely fixes the problem). With PolyRenewal™, there’s virtually no mess and the drying process is finished in just 30 minutes so you can get back to your regular routine without any hassle.
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About Waterproofing, Crawl Spaces & Foundation Repair in Tallahassee, 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 Tallahassee 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. This is why 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 are capable of pumping 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.
When you have these types of problems with your foundation, the last thing you need is a contractor adding additional issues or stress. We recieved A1 service starting with the represenative Austin who came out, offered a resolution and the price on…View review Read The Yeomans Family's review for Alpha Foundations
Micha did a very thorough job, very knowledgeable and respectful, really liked the time he took explain everything to us, excellent.View review Read Richard D. Kerns's review for Alpha Foundations
These guys Garrett, Darius, and Chris did such a great job at repairing my foundation. It is miserable crawling around under mobile homes. I know because I have been under mine. They spent 1 1/2 hours under there. I now have a well supported home.…View review Read Theresa Wellert's review for Alpha Foundations
Brandon and Drew from Alpha Foundation did a great job filling in voids under our cement Patio. They were both professional and answered all of our questions. Communicated with us every step of the way. Would highly recommend 👌View review Read Jean Anderson's review for Alpha Foundations
Ethan and their team were wonderful! They were helpful, super polite and just lovely! Elliot was a straight shooter and didn’t try to sell us more than we needed. The communication throughout was phenomenal, everything was explained in detail and…View review Read Elisabeth Cardiello's review for Alpha Foundations
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Monticello, FL 32344
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