How to Control Erosion in Florida

Erosion Control in Florida Erosion can cause a lot of damage to property and shorelines in Florida. Controlling soil erosion is an extremely specialized field. That is why it is important to contact a professional to come and get the soil erosion taken care of before it causes costly damages to your home. Foundation Professionals […]

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Let Foundation Pros of Florida be your Florida Leak Locator

 Locating Leaks Beneath your Pool and Yard The entire state of Florida is classified as having a karst landscape which means that it is formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks. This includes limestone which is what the soil in Florida is made of. This is why Florida has more sinkhole activity than any other […]

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Sinkholes are a Concern for Waterfront Homes in Florida

Sinkholes Concerns for Waterfront Homes in Florida The view of living in a waterfront home in Florida can be very inviting. There can also be the constant struggle of trying to save the property from a devastating sinkhole. Florida is infamously known for sinkholes. That is because of the limestone terrain. Limestone is very porous […]

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Common Florida Soil Problems: Shrinking, Swelling, & Subsiding Soils

Florida Soil Problems The soil beneath homes and businesses in Florida contain earth materials that can cause these structures to become damaged. Soil in Florida shrinks and swells depending on the moisture content. When the soil becomes wet, it will swell and when it is dry, it shrinks. With this fluctuation of the water table […]

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What is a Geotechnical Engineer?

When it comes to sinkhole repair, geotechnical engineers are extremely useful. They have the skills and expertise in sinkhole forensic investigations that analyze decaying organic material, expansive soils, loose fill, construction defects, and much more. Geotechnical engineers are fully trained to inspect and test your property for sinkhole activity by examining soil and rock conditions. […]

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What are the Most Common and Effective Solutions for Sinkholes in Florida?

Florida sits on top of a layer of limestone which makes the entire state vulnerable to sinkholes. Sinkholes are extremely common, causing major damage to homes, buildings and other structures. That’s why it is important to inspect the interior and exterior of your property for sinkhole activity. Look for telltale signs such as: Cracks in […]

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Foundation Crawl Space Leveling in Orlando, FL

Do you have a settling or sinking crawl space in Orlando, FL? If your crawl space has mold, wood rot or structural damage, eventually these issues could affect the entire home. To maintain a healthy home, your crawl space should be dry. Wet, damp crawl spaces can damage foundation walls, making your home dangerous for […]

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What is Florida’s Sinkhole Alley and How can You Protect Your Home if You Live There?

What is Sinkhole Alley? Sinkhole Alley is located in the counties of Pasco, Hernando and Hillsborough in the west central area of Florida. It accounts for more than two-thirds of sinkhole insurance claims between 2006 and 2010. According to recent incidents in Florida, sinkholes seem to be occurring more frequent even though they have always […]

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What is Sinkhole Insurance and What Does it Cover for Your Florida Home?

Sinkhole Insurance in Florida Florida experiences more sinkhole activity than any other state. There is a Florida Statute that requires every insurer to also provide coverage for catastrophic ground collapse. However, this may not cover sinkhole damage. The law defines sinkhole damage differently than catastrophic ground collapse. The law defines a sinkhole as “a landform created […]

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What Kind of Sinkholes are There?

Types of Sinkholes Florida is known to have sinkholes due to the limestone that makes up the soil. When the acid from rainwater mixes with the limestone, it dissolves the limestone causing voids to form. These voids can eventually lead to a sinkhole. There are three general types of sinkholes. They are: Subsidence Solution Collapse […]

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