Clermont Sinkhole Blocks Homes
A sinkhole opened up in a neighborhood in Clermont, FL collapsing the road and leaving residents in 15 homes stuck in their subdivision. The sinkhole was in the middle of the road so the 15 homes in the cul de sac behind the sinkhole were unable to come in or leave their neighborhood. There was no other way in or out. The hole was 15 feet wide.
This was the second time time a hole opened up in the same neighborhood in two years. Sinkholes are common in Florida due to the soil is made up of mostly limestone. This limestone dissolves over time from the acid that is created from the oxygen in water, creating voids underneath the limestone roof. When the dirt, clay or sand gets too heavy for the limestone roof, it will collapse and form a sinkhole.
Sinkholes can also be triggered by certain human activity such as:
- Pumping of groundwater during freezes to pump on oranges and strawberries to keep them from being damaged
- Well drilling
- Creating landfills
- Leaking broken water lines
- Pounding or blasting from constructions
Since this neighborhood has been experiencing sinkholes close to their homes, it is a good idea for the residents to have a professional come and inspect their property and see if they are in need of sinkhole remediation. It is a good idea for all of the residents of Florida to have their property inspected and see if they may have a sinkhole forming beneath their property. The professionals at Foundation Professionals of Florida have the solutions for sinkhole repair in Florida.
Solutions for Sinkholes in Florida
Foundation Professions of Florida have over 30 years of experience in geotechnical sciences. We use compaction grouting to fill the voids beneath the soil, preventing sinkholes. The compaction grouting will firm the loose soil and close the hole. Another advantage of compaction grouting is it will increase the density in the layers of your soil preventing further sinkholes in the future.
Some of the things to look for around your home to know if a sinkhole has started to form are:
- Cracked walls
- Unlevel or sloping floors
- Leaning chimney
- Cracked floors
- Windows and doors that don’t close properly
- Tilting trees
- Tilting fence posts
- Dying patches of grass or shrubs
If you see any of the signs that you may have a sinkhole forming around your property, contact the experts at Foundation Professionals of Florida.
Compaction grouting fills voids and pushes into loose, weak soil, strengthening it. This method involves drilling pipes at various angles and after the pipes are installed, the grout is injected under high pressure. The movement and grout line pressures are monitored throughout the pumping process. After completion, all pipes are raised and removed.
Don’t wait until a sinkhole forms. Let Foundation Professionals of Florida give you peace of mind and repair your property before a bigger issue comes up.
The experts at Foundation Professionals of Florida will inspect your property and answer any questions you have. We have the knowledge, experience, and best products for sinkhole remediation. We can prevent a sinkhole from forming and repair a sinkhole before it becomes a bigger issue.
Don’t hesitate, contact the professionals at Foundation Professionals of Florida today for all of your sinkhole repair needs!