Alex was in the Marine Corps before joining the HomeSpec team as a project manager. He says being in the military helped him become a better person overall.
His workday is full of helping homeowners understand what happened to their concrete and then providing solutions for them. His favorite parts about his job are his coworkers, meeting new people, and helping customers get what they need.
In his free time, Alex enjoys playing softball and playing golf with his league.
This Harsens Island homeowner wanted to build over his old garage and renovate it, but he had a problem. The interior and exterior blocks walls were covered in stair-step cracks and the structure was in bad shape. He wanted these repaired, so he called the experts at HomeSpec.
Our foundation specialists took a road trip (and then a ferry) up to Harsens Island to inspect the problem and provide a proposal. They ended up discovering that the cracks were a result of something more serious - foundation sinking. The problem would only get worse, and only fixing the cosmetic issues wouldn't solve anything.
This happens because the soil under the foundation is too unstable/loose to support it. Helical piers were needed to stabilize the structure. The piers are screwed deep into stronger, more competent soil. They anchor into the ground and the weight of the foundation is transferred to prevent further sinking. They can even lift the foundation to its original position!
Now that the garage is stabilized, the homeowner is excited to continue with his renovations!