How Do I Know if my Home has Sinkhole Damage or Just Normal Settlement Cracks
Many of the signs of sinkhole damage and settlement damage are the same. Some of these signs that can either be from settlement or from a sinkhole forming on your property are:
- Foundation cracks
- Wall cracks
- Garage column cracks
- Leaning chimney
- Sloping floors
- Sticking doors and windows
- Ceiling cracks
- Floor cracks
Because the signs of foundation settlement and sinkhole formation are so similar, the only way to know if your home has sinkhole damage or foundation settlement is to have an expert in sinkholes examine your property and see if it is sinkhole damage or settlement.
The professionals at Foundation Professionals of Florida has 30 years of experience in geotechnical sciences. We will be able to tell if it is sinkhole damage or foundation settlement. When we do find the answer, we can offer you the solutions you need.
Sinkholes are very common in Florida due to the limestone in the soil. When the acid in the rainwater moves through the limestone, it will dissolve the limestone, creating voids which can form a sinkhole.
If we find that the damage in your home is caused due to a sinkhole forming, we have the solution. We use compaction grouting to firm up loose soil and close up the void. Compaction grouting also increases the density in the layers of the soil around your property. This will help prevent further sinkhole formation in the future.
Compaction grouting is done by installing pipes at various angles and then the grout is injected under high pressure. The structural movement and grout line pressure are monitored throughout the pumping process. After completion, the pipes are removed. This process requires qualified professionals that have significant training.
You can be assured that the team at Foundation Professionals of Florida has this extensive training and uses the best products and equipment for sinkhole repair. We take pride in the outstanding reputation we have built, and we plan on keeping it that way. When you contact Foundation Professionals of Florida, you know you are getting the best and will have peace of mind that your home will be safe from sinkholes.
If we find that you have foundation settlement, we have the solutions and products for that also. These products include:
All of the products we use are the best in the industry manufactured by Earth Contact Products.
Let the experts at Foundation Professionals of Florida give you a free inspection and see if you are in need of sinkhole repair or foundation settlement repair. We have the experience your are looking for in Florida. We take pride in our reputation and we intend to keep it that way. Don’t hesitate to contact us today!