The entire state of Florida has soil that is composed of limestone and other soluble materials. This type of soil means that when water runs through it, it will dissolve and create voids beneath your foundation. This shifting of the soil and voids will create foundation damage and possible foundation failure. Keep an eye out for the following signs of failure in your home:
Having a professional team like the one at Foundation Professionals of Florida come and repair your foundation before it becomes an even bigger and costlier repair issue is important. If we find that you are in need of foundation repair, we use underpinning products such as helical piers and steel push piers to lift and stabilize the foundation. The products we use for foundation repair are the best in the industry, manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP).
Florida makes the news headlines from time-to-time because of sinkholes. Florida has the most sinkhole activity than any other state in the US. This due to the high levels of limestone and soluble ground materials. When the acid rainwater runs through this type of soil, it dissolves the soluble material and collapses the soil layer, creating a sinkhole. Getting a sinkhole repaired before it becomes an even bigger issue is important. Many signs of sinkholes are similar to signs of foundation failure – be sure to have a professional inspect your property to find out if the issue is sinkhole-related. We use cement grouting and polyurethane to fill any voids that are found and to also strengthen the soil so that voids don’t form in the future. Let Foundation Professionals of Florida inspect your home and property and repair any sinkholes and voids that are found.
We also offer methods to repair seawalls that have become damaged or ineffective due to various issues. Keeping your seawall healthy helps to prevent erosion from causing foundation issues in your home. Some of the most common problems that may occur in seawalls include:
If you notice these signs, let us inspect the seawall and determine the best solution. We can stabilize the seawall with our targeted grout injection services or install a helical seawall anchor to reposition the seawall and counteract bowing or leaning.
Call us right away if you see signs of a damaged seawall, foundation problem, or sinkhole on your Ferry Pass, FL property.