Due to porous limestone, sinkholes are a serious problem in Clearwater, Florida. As groundwater flows through limestone, it forms a landscape called karst, which is present in caves, springs, and sinkholes. Sinkholes form when the top surface layer caves in. This can be caused by heavy rain or when water gets pumped out of the ground. Some of the things to look for that will help you spot a sinkhole forming include:
Structures that have any of these signs may be impacted by sinkhole activity. It is important to be aware of these signs and get an expert in to repair the sinkhole before it causes major damage. To prevent sinkholes from becoming a major issue, we add stabilizing material with compaction grouting to firm up loose soil and increase the density of the layers in your soil that surround your structure. Contact the experts at Foundation Professionals of Florida today.
Some of the signs of sinkhole activity are the same as foundation failure. To know the difference, it is important to contact an expert to inspect your home and find our if these signs are from sinkhole activity or foundation failure. The professionals at Foundation Professionals of Florida have the knowledge and experience to help determine the difference between the two. If we find that your foundation has started to settle or fail, we use products to level and stabilize your foundation back to normal. All of the products we use for foundation repair are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the very best in the foundation repair industry.
We even offer repair services for the seawalls in the Clearwater, Florida area. If you live on the coast, you know how important a seawall is. Seawalls can keep your yard from washing away due to beach erosion. However, a damaged seawall is not effective enough to protect your home. If there are cracks in your seawall or if it is leaning, invest in seawall repair from Foundation Professionals of Florida today. We can repair the seawall using targeted grout injection or helical seawall anchors to return it to a stable condition. Contact us right away to fix all of the issues related to soil movement, seawall erosion, or sinkholes in your Clearwater, FL home.