I am buying a house with a repaired sinkhole under the foundation. Is this safe?
Foundation Professionals of Florida is not the only sinkhole company around. It is possible that another company has fixed the sinkhole underneath a home you are looking to purchase. Different foundation repair companies use different techniques for filling sinkholes, it would be wise to talk to the current owners or real estate agent and inquire about the hole. They should be able to tell you if the repair was certified by a structural engineer and if the insurance company found it to be satisfactory. If this is the case then you can rest assured that the repair is a legitimate one. This isn’t to say that you can forget about the problem ever existing. Sinkholes are very hard to predict, it is possible that years down the road it could open up again.
Sinkholes can pose serious threats to the stability of soil and the integrity of foundation. It is important to ask about past issues, in case the home is or was damaged by holes. The foundation plays a key role in the well being of every structure, it disperses the weight of the building to the ground below. When it is unable to perform this function, the house will begin to settle or sink into the ground. This results in a multitude of additional problems, including bending and cracking walls, sticking windows and doors, and water leakage.
Foundation Professionals of Florida have the ability to fix your faulty foundation and attack the problem at the source. If your home is settling, we will use helical and steel piers to provide additional support. If there is a sinkhole causing these issues, we will fill it with our all natural grout formula. You can count on us to provide you with the service you need and deserve. Your home is your biggest investment, let us take care of you.