Concrete Lifting & Foundation Repair in West Palm Beach, FL
West Palm Beach is hot but beautifully sunny. However, it also rains quite a bit, and this causes issues for your foundation, crawl space, and seawall.
Crawl Space Encapsulation and Repair in West Palm Beach, FL
Moisture damage can devastate a crawl space in many ways. In turn, your entire home can be negatively affected as well. If you notice standing water in your West Palm Beach crawl space, or other signs of crawl space damage such as sagging floors, you shouldn’t hesitate to act. These issues will only get worse over time.
If you wait, West Palm Beach’s tropical beach climate will cause high levels of moisture in your crawl space. The humid, tropical air will seep into the space below your home and cause even more issues such as wood rot, or mold spores. West Palm Beach also tends to experience a lot of rainfall annually, which makes the moisture levels in your crawl space even higher.
Contact Alpha Foundations as soon as you notice moisture problems in your crawl space. We offer a free inspection and can provide the service necessary to fix your West Palm Beach crawl space issues. We use a combination of encapsulation, dehumidification, and drainage systems to keep your crawl space moisture free, so you won’t have to worry in the future.
Foundation Repair in West Palm Beach, FL
West Palm Beach receives around 63 inches of rain every year, while the national average is around 38 inches. Rain and moisture break down sandy soil over time and cause it to become unsupportive. Much like your home is supported by its foundation, a foundation is supported by the soil it rests on. If the soil becomes unsupportive, your West Palm Beach foundation will begin to settle. This leads to multiple issues inside and outside your home.
When indoors, look for cracking walls, uneven floors, or stuck doors and windows. When outdoors, look for stair-step cracking in exterior walls or a tilting chimney. If you notice any of these potential signs of foundation settlement, don’t wait until the problem gets worse or your home might become at risk for major structural damage.
Alpha Foundations has the solutions you need for foundation repair. Using our galvanized steel pier systems, we can stabilize and support any sinking foundation. Piers are driven into the sturdy soils deep below the soil to ensure they will not move even during the rainiest seasons. Our wall anchors are recommended for bowing walls, and they offer additional support for your West Palm Beach foundation.
Concrete Lifting in West Palm Beach, FL
The same way rain or humidity can cause foundation settlement, concrete structures can shift in the same way. Again, weakened soils become a catalyst for sinking concrete, cracked driveways, or uneven concrete patios. Wherever you notice uneven concrete, Alpha Foundations has the answer.
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 eye sore. Whatever arises due to an uneven concrete surface on your West Palm Beach 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 West Palm Beach
Crawl space vents can actually cause moisture damage, even though they were designed to prevent it. With this new information, crawl space vent covers are often purchased by homeowner’s looking to seal their vents and improve the health of their crawl space. While this can provide some protection, it isn’t enough to keep moisture out of your crawl space completely.
Water vapor can still seep through the concrete walls and raise humidity levels in your crawl space. When moisture enters the crawl space, condensation occurs since the air in your West Palm Beach crawl space is usually cooler than the humid Florida air. If there are enough condensation droplets that form in your foundation, water can begin to pool on the ground and cause even more moisture issues. This becomes dangerous as temperatures cool outside in the winter, because the moisture in your crawl space can expand and displace the soil – causing further structural problems such as cracked walls or uneven floors.
Besides a vent cover, you should consider contacting Alpha Foundations to install a vapor barrier, dehumidifier, and sump pump to keep your crawl space completely dry. Since crawl spaces sit close to the ground, which is susceptible to groundwater during storms, they are easily exposed to water no matter the weather conditions. Keeping a crawl space dry is key to keeping your home functioning properly. Consider more options beyond crawl space vent covers.
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 electriWest Palm Beach 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.
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.
Foundations are vulnerable to all kinds of moisture damage. For instance, the soil supporting your West Palm Beach’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. West Palm Beach’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.
Alpha Foundations can offer your West Palm Beach home a wide variety of foundation repair solutions such as SettleStop IntelliBrace™ I-beam system. Both can help to stabilize and brace your West Palm Beach 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.
West Palm Beach’s soil is mostly sandy, which also means that it is more likely to wash out in a storm or hurricane. In Florida, your home will also face plenty of rain and wet weather which can drastically affect your soil and foundation.
When sandy soil around your home attempts to absorb far more water than it is actually capable of holding it creates huge pressure that presses up against the foundation. This phenomenon is called hydrostatic pressure, and it can cause your foundation to shift out of its original alignment or even crack into pieces.
Additionally, the soil may have been loosened by the clay bowl effect. This phenomenon occurs when builders construct a new home. They will dig up a large hole in order to lay down the concrete slab foundation or crawl space. Once these structures are set, there is typically a little space left around them that the builders then will backfill with the soil they dug up. This makes the already loose sandy soil even more susceptible to washing out and causing foundation damage.
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