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Foundation Repair

Simple, permanent solutions to your foundation Issues like stair-step foundation cracks, buckling walls, and sagging floors.

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Is Foundation Repair the right solution for me?   

Alpha Foundations have extensive experience in repairing all kinds of foundation damage, including weakened piling foundations. 

The solid wood poles used in piling foundations are pressure-treated with a powerful preservative. But over time, this treatment loses its ability to withstand the harsh marine environment. Decay and damage from marine organisms are often concentrated along the waterline, splash zone, or topsoil area where both moisture and oxygen are present. When the base of a pile is weakened by rot, the house is threatened by a serious structural failure. 

Alpha Foundations has developed a proven 4-step process to repair and restore wood or concrete piles. The repair procedure we use is quick and affordable, thanks to high-tech materials and our highly trained technicians. Instead of replacing a damaged piling, we can restore its structural integrity through the 4-step process that involves excavation, reinforcement, jacketing, and encapsulation.  

FAQ

It’s best not to delay repairs once the damage is identified. The longer you wait, the more likely it is that the required repairs will become more extensive (and expensive).

Foundation repairs will have some impact on your lawn and landscaping. The extent of the impact depends on the type of damage and the required repairs. In most cases, the impact is minimal and easily repaired.

The majority of foundation repairs require one to three days to complete. Before starting work, our team will tell you how long we estimate the project to take. In most cases, you can stay in your home throughout the duration of the process.

Why Is Foundation Repair Needed  

Repairing your home’s foundation issues is vital because your home is only as stable as the foundation it sits on. Learn why it’s important to address foundation concerns as soon as they are identified.  

Structural Integrity  

Your home’s foundation has a big job to do. It is responsible for supporting everything above in your home. If just one section of your foundation shows signs of stress, your home is at risk. If you’re noticing cracks in your foundation walls, bowing or bulging walls, or sinking, uneven floors, your home’s structural integrity is in jeopardy.   

Steals Value From Your Home  

In today’s real estate environment, both realtors and potential homebuyers are savvy enough to know the problem signs of a damaged foundation. If you have symptoms of foundation damage, not only will your home be less desirable, but the price will reflect upon the fear foundation problems bring to buyers. However, if potential buyers are met with foundation repairs that come with a long-term, transferable warranty, homeowners can rest assured they are getting quality work done right.   

Waiting Costs More  

In addition to repair costs increasing as damage is allowed to sit unchecked. Secondary problem signs also start to add up in cost. For example, when your foundation is sinking unevenly, the items above you are not left unscathed. You may need to replace your flooring, bathroom tile, or countertop since they are prone to cracking from not having the proper support beneath them. A supportive foundation is vital to the health and longevity of your home.   

Common Foundation Repair Tips & Mistakes 

Foundation problems can leave you feeling frustrated and helpless, but luckily Alpha Foundations has been repairing homes in Florida and Georgia for more than 20 years. Our crew has seen it all and have created a list of tips and mistakes they’ve noticed during their years of field experience. 

Foundation Repair Tips  

  • Continual Maintenance

It’s well worth it to take a stroll around your foundation at least once a year. Look for indications of foundation damage (cracks and bulging bricks) and other signs of trouble. Look for insect trails or evidence pests have been digging near your foundation. Both are signs too much moisture is pooling near your foundation walls.   

  • Watch Out For Tree Roots  

Not only can tree roots growing too close to your home’s foundation threaten the walls, but they also remove more than a hundred gallons of water per day from the soil. This is fine during wet months, but removing this water means soils are shrinking and offering less support for foundation walls during wet, hot, dry weather.   

  • Be Proactive  

It’s a good idea to be proactive when it comes to foundation damage. Regular maintenance and ensuring a consistent moisture level around your foundation is key. Ensuring the soil never gets too dry or too wet means the soil won’t have dramatic shrinking and swelling movements. Evaluating your landscaping grade and watering your grass during the dry season will help.   

Foundation Repair Mistakes  

  • Filling Cracks  

It’s normal to attempt to patch a foundation crack as soon as it is discovered, the problem being the solution is only just that…a patch. Putting epoxy on a crack won’t stop or prevent future foundation damage. It will just make the crack look marginally better while the soil causing the crack remains unchanged. 

  • Walking Away From A House With Foundation Damage 

It’s understandable you may not want to deal with foundation damage in your new home but be aware most foundation problems can be solved in a relatively short time. With today’s cutting-edge solutions, repairs are usually able to be completed in a day or two and can be more reasonable than you may think.  

  • Blaming the Builder  

When a foundation problem is discovered, homeowners instantly blame the builder. Although there are definite situations where the homebuilder’s errors resulted in foundation damage, the much more prominent reason for foundation damage is the soil surrounding your home. Learning about how the soil impacts your foundation is the first step to deciding on the proper solution.   

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    Fort Myers, FL

    Fort Myers, FL

    Fort Myers is known for its beaches, but it also experiences a lot of rain and moisture. This can be a problem for your foundation.

    Gainesville, FL

    Gainesville, FL

    Gainesville tends to be wet all year round. This can cause serious problems for your crawl space. Read on for solutions.

    Panama City, FL

    Panama City, FL

    Panama City is close to the gulf. Its sandy soil can be weakened by high moisture, and your foundation is at risk.

    Pensacola, FL

    Pensacola, FL

    Being a coastal city in Florida, Pensacola tends to experience humid weather and rainy summers. Heavy moisture can cause foundation damage. Here’s what you can do.

    Tallahassee, FL

    Tallahassee, FL

    Tallahassee experiences long humid summers, and short chilly winters – both of which can impact your foundation. Here’s how to prevent damage.

    Tampa, FL

    Tampa, FL

    Residents of Tampa know that it can sometimes be a stormy place. When it’s not raining, it can be quite humid. Either way, your foundation is at risk – here’s how to protect it.

    Valdosta, GA

    Valdosta, GA

    Valdosta has sandy soil and high moisture year-round. This combination can damage your foundation.

    West Palm Beach, FL

    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.

    Miami, FL

    Miami, FL

    Miami’s tropical climate make it a popular vacation hub. But the sandy soils and humid air can cause some problems for your foundation. Here’s what you can do.

    Jacksonville, FL

    Jacksonville, FL

    Like much of Florida, Jacksonville is often hot and humid. Your foundation is at risk.

    Orlando, FL

    Orlando, FL

    Orlando has sandy soil and humid air. This combination may call for foundation repair.

    Alpha Service Map

    PROUDLY SERVING FLORIDA & GEORGIA

    Fort Myers

    1755 Benchmark Ave.
    Fort Myers, FL 33905

    Gainesville

    309 NE 1st St.
    Gainesville, FL 32601

    Jacksonville

    55 North Industrial Loop
    Orange Park, FL 32073

    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 33401