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About Alpha Structural, Inc.
Alpha Structural, Inc. is a recognized leader in the engineering and construction of foundation and hillside repairs. Having built many custom hillside homes in the 1980s, David Tourjé, the Owner and Chief Executive Officer of the company, decided to specialize in foundation and hillside repairs due to the increasing demands for this type of work.
Our goal: To engineer and build the most precise, practical and responsible repair for our customer’s property, in conformance with State and Local Building Codes and with their budget in mind, so that they may realize THEIR goals concerning the correction of their property.
David Tourjé began in the construction trade in 1978. His focus was, from the beginning, on hillside construction and structural repair - becoming a journeyman carpenter and formsetter. Dave constructed many high difficulty hillside homes during the 1980s and has underpinned or repaired over 5,000 damaged structures and slopes, inspecting and evaluating over 10,000 properties.
Linda Tourjé is the Owner and Chief Financial Officer of Alpha Structural, Inc. and is responsible for establishing the administrative structure of the company. Linda currently oversees all financial and administrative functions of the company and ensures smooth administrative operations.
Mark Schlaich is Vice President Engineering of Alpha Structural, Inc. and has been with the company since 2001. Mark began in the construction trades in 1974. Mark’s experience prior to Alpha Structural, Inc. runs from expert carpenter through general contracting; having experience with structural concrete, custom homes, high-end restaurants and large commercial buildings. Since being with Alpha Structural, Inc. Mark has personally inspected over 5,000 properties. Mark’s job is to inspect properties, and to delineate and design all repairs and to ensure they get completed to the utmost customer satisfaction.
Charlie Rosenkranz is Vice President Engineering of Alpha Structural, Inc. He has over a dozen years’ experience in custom home building, hillside excavation and retaining walls, caissons and grade beam construction, remodeling and foundation replacement. He is uniquely qualified to determine what the customer needs and wants and to identify the exact problem and the best solution for the property and the customer. Charlie’s job is to assess our customers’ concerns, provide recommendations and devise solutions for any necessary repairs. Charlie oversees the design of all repairs for the properties he inspects to ensure all projects are executed and constructed to utmost customer satisfaction.
Dave Schlaich is Alpha Structural, Inc.’s Vice President Production, and schedules all of our projects directly with our crews, which ensures a quality job with minimal delays. All of his foremen and carpenters have been personally trained by Dave, Mark and David Tourjé, and are specialists in this difficult trade. Dave is directly responsible for the supervision and completion of all Alpha Structural, Inc. projects.
Maggie Carrera is the Director of customer Service for Alpha Structural, Inc. With over 10 years of experience in Office Administration and customer Service, Maggie strives for the utmost customer satisfaction and quality service. She is knowledgeable in the field of foundation repair, structural upgrades and construction in general – harnessing that knowledge to better service our customers.
Mortimer Margolin, Principal Structural Engineer for Alpha Structural, Inc. With decades of experience in structural engineering, and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Mr. Margolin has been applying his advanced and expert knowledge and skill in the field of foundation repair, structural upgrades, hillside repair, etc. to Alpha Structural, Inc.’s residential and commercial projects since 1994. Mr. Margolin was the author of a technical paper on foundation engineering, was the Project Engineer for the upgrade of Graumann's Chinese Theatre, is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology, he was selected to be a member of the Chi Epsilon Honorary Society and engineers structures in three medias; concrete, steel and timber. Mr. Margolin is a registered Structural Engineer in the State of California.
Douglas V. Alderete, Director of Planning and Engineering for Alpha Structural, Inc. has an Associates degree in Computer Drafting & Design and a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management. In addition, throughout the years he’s gained experience in building design, residential construction, home improvement, estimating, land development, home inspection, and many other field related trades. Douglas manages the planning, engineering, and permitting process for all of our projects working closely with our VP Production and Structural Engineers.
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Concrete Slab Foundation Repair for Los Angeles
Cracked walls, doorways that will not close, and protruding flooring might be signs and symptoms of layer of concrete foundation problems. Foundation settlement can result in major structural problems in your home. But you will find methods to repair a layer of concrete foundation without needing to tear it and begin on your own.
Foundation settlement and movement needing foundation repair could be triggered because the structure was built on expansive clay, compressible or incorrectly compressed fill soils, or improper maintenance around fundamentals. Regardless of the cause, settlement can destroy the need for structures as well as render them unsafe.
There are two common techniques for lifting a sunken concrete foundation: piering and slabjacking. Piering fixes concrete fundamentals by placing supports below the earth that lift and offer the concrete. While, slabjacking fills the area underneath the slab having a grout mixture that floats the building blocks to its original position.
When you notice signs and symptoms of foundation distress, don't delay to get the issue solved. The more you wait, your foundation will sink more and cause further pricey damage.
The experts at Alpha Structural will have the ability to asses which repair technique is best suited to your layer of concrete foundation issues. Whether your house has sunk only a couple of inches or nearly a feet, the concrete floor and foundation repair contactors at Alpha Strucrural can offer some type of underpinning among their layer of concrete foundation repair services.
Some of the Foundation and
Hillside Problems We Can Fix: