Your house is only as stable as its foundation. One large fracture can send cracks and fissures all the way up your walls. Don’t panic yet, though! Foundation problems can often seem devastating, but there’s likely an easy fix if caught early enough. Our team at Alpha Foundations wants to make sure you can recognize the signs that point to foundation issues to catch them early.
If your windows and doors are sticking or have gaps, chances are your home is experiencing foundation settlement. Learn more.
If your foundation or soils cannot support the weight of your chimney, it could begin to tilt and ultimately collapse. Learn more about what causes tilting chimneys.
The soil underneath your home is responsible for supporting the weight of your foundation. When it fails, your foundation will sink further into the ground.
Cracks in your walls or floors can be sign of a serious foundation problem, learn more.
Most floor cracks are normal and occur during settling. Other causes can include shrinkage of the concrete, stress, and improperly poured concrete.
Severe drought can be the downfall of your Florida or Georgia foundation, causing differential settlement or water problems down the line. Alpha Foundations is here to help.
Learn more about how the soils underneath your Florida and Georgia homes affect your foundation.
The loose, backfill soil that surrounds your foundation could spell out trouble if it becomes oversaturated. Learn more about expansive soils and your home.
Just like any foundation repair solution, it’s important to consult with an expert to find out which type of repair is the best solution for your home.
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When you hire Alpha Foundations, you can expect high-quality, long-term warranties and excellent workmanship every step of the way. We want to ensure you’re provided with the best solutions to give you peace of mind about your home’s foundation. We adhere to strict quality standards at every stage. We utilize the highest-quality products and adhere to all building codes and industry best practices. When you hire Alpha Foundations, you can depend on our award-winning team to deliver superior service and quality backed by a national powerhouse.
If your home is experiencing foundation settlement, it may benefit from our helical pier solution, used to stabilize your foundation it its original position.
If you need a solution for your settling foundation, push piers may be the answer. They work to lift your home back to its original place with minimal disruption to your landscape.
If your home is suffering from sunken concrete slabs, our slab pier system is the solution. It will lift your concrete back to its original position and eliminate any tripping hazards.
The IntelliJack™ system provides solid support for sagging and undersized beams, restoring stability and straightness to sagging floor joists in a crawl space.
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.
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.
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.
Find your service area
Fort Myers, FL
Fort Myers is known as a vacation destination, but foundation problems are no day at the beach. If your home’s foundation, crawl space, or concrete is damaged, Alpha Foundations can help permanently repair and protect these essential structures with the best solutions.
Gainesville homeowners take pride in their homes. It’s important to fix foundation problems as soon as possible before they get worse. The experts at Alpha can help.
Panama City, FL
Beautiful beaches and warm breezes draw many to Panama City, but the area’s wet, humid weather and sandy soils can lead to damage that impacts your entire home. Alpha Foundations provides the best solutions that permanently repair and protect your property.
Humid and wet Tallahassee weather coupled with sandy soil creates problems for homes’ foundations, concrete, and crawl spaces. Combat the damage from these forces with trusted, customizable, long-lasting repairs from our local experts at Alpha Foundations.
While Tampa is a beautiful Gulf city, its humid, wet, hurricane-prone weather and unstable sandy soil can lead to significant damage throughout your home. Repair the damage and protect your home for good with Alpha Foundations’ customizable permanent solutions.
Valdosta has sandy soil and high moisture year-round. This combination can damage your home causing cracks and structural issues in your home's foundation.
West Palm Beach, FL
West Palm Beach boasts beautiful Atlantic views and tropical breezes, but often volatile weather and soil conditions threaten home stability. Repair and protect your foundation, concrete, and crawl space with professionally engineered and installed solutions.
Miami is a tropical oasis getaway for many, but the humidity, rain, and unstable soil in the area are problematic for homes. Ensure your home is properly prepared to weather the storm with permanent solutions available from Alpha Foundations.
Humidity, year-round rain, and unstable soil are common culprits behind crawl space, foundation, and concrete damage in homes throughout Jacksonville. Alpha Foundations has the reliable solutions your home needs for permanent stability and protection.
If you live in the muggy, sandy environment that Orlando, Florida has to offer, there is a good chance that the foundation, the concrete, and the crawl space of your home will experience some type of damage.