Florida Sinkholes: What’s Your Risk?
Florida Sinkhole Risks by County
The state of Florida has more sinkholes than any other state in the nation. This is due to the fact that Florida is made up of limestone. When limestone stores water, a chemical process begins and dissolves the limestone, causing the formation of sinkholes.
CDS Business Mapping, LLC formed a list of the top ten sinkhole prone counties in Florida. This was based on information from RiskMeter’s sinkhole database. The top ten sinkhole prone counties are:
If you live in any of these counties with a high risk of sinkhole formation, it is important to contact an expert to help prevent a sinkhole. The experts at Foundation Professionals of Florida has the methods to help prevent sinkhole formation
Sinkhole Repair Solutions in Florida
Compaction grouting uses polyurethane foam that is injected into the loose soil layers. After injection, the foam expands rapidly and compact the surrounding soils and increases the load bearing capacity. The expansive forces of the foam combined with the injection pressure from the pump compacts the soil and fills the voids in the area immediately adjacent to the foam.
Permeation grouting uses liquid resin that is injected into the ground. This resin permeates the soil before reacting. Once reacted, the soil and resin form a strong, solid impermeable mass which increases the load bearing capacity of the soil. The resin is injected through small diameter pipes driven into the weak, unstable soil to a specific depth. A small electric pump pumps the resin into the pipes. These pipes, or probes, are raised at specific intervals as the resin is injected to form columns of stabilized soil.
When you hear about a sinkhole in the news, it is a large sinkhole. Most sinkholes aren’t as bad as the one on the news. However, even the smaller sinkholes can cause big headaches for homeowners. They show up as cracks in swimming pools, foundation cracks, wall cracks or cracks in your driveway.
If you live in Florida and are concerned about sinkhole forming or are in need of sinkhole repair, contact the experts at Foundation Professionals of Florida. We have established an outstanding reputation in Florida for sinkhole remediation and foundation repair. We have taken extra steps to become a fully qualified licensed Florida contractor. Contact us today!