Why Florida Sinkholes Should be Repaired ASAP
Sinkholes are a major issue for Florida homeowners. If one opens up, it could swallow part of your home, your car, your garage, or even yourself. Sinkholes pose a serious risk to both life and property.
Sinkholes also significantly lower the property value of your home. If one opens up beneath or near your foundation, it could cause serious structural damage to your home, and may lead to foundation sinking or settlement. Therefore, sinkholes need to be stabilized immediately as soon as they’re detected.
Sinkhole remediation is a complex procedure that only professionals should attempt. The sinkhole repair team at Foundation Professionals of Florida has the necessary expertise and equipment to make sure your sinkhole vanishes forever, and not your home.
Which is the Best Florida Sinkhole Repair Method?
The location and size of a sinkhole determines which repair solution is chosen. The main sinkhole repair method in Florida is pressure grouting with either a cement grout solution or a polyurethane grout solution. However, in some cases, underpinning with foundation piers is used along with grouting to stabilize foundations affected by sinkhole formation.
In most cases, the sinkhole will be filled using some kind of pressure grouting technique. However, whether or not piers are needed to stabilize the foundation depends on where the sinkhole is located and what kind of damage it has caused the foundation. If you have a sinkhole in your yard or driveway, grouting alone may fill in the void and stabilize the surrounding soil. However, if the sinkhole is underneath your foundation, you may need underpinning services as well in order to lift the foundation.
Our team at Foundation Professionals of Florida is skilled in both underpinning and grouting techniques, and will help you choose the right one. To learn more about the benefits of grouting or underpinning for sinkhole repair and stabilization in Florida, see Grout vs. Underpinning: Which Is Right For You?
Are you worried about a possible sinkhole on your property? Contact us today for a free estimate.