All buildings and homes need a strong, stable foundation. Cracks in walls, uneven floors or other structural problems may compromise the integrity of your foundation. If you suspect changes in your home’s structure, you may need to contact the experts at Foundation Pros of FL. Our experts will determine if your home needs underpinning in Florida.
What is underpinning? Underpinning your Florida home is a method that is designed to repair and restore unstable or settling foundations so they can be become strong again. It is a process that should be performed by a professional to eliminate the problem for good. Our team will dig under the footing to find the source of the problem, then place new concrete in certain areas under and around the foundation. This helps strengthen the foundation and restore the foundation back to its original state.
It’s important to identify early warning signs of foundation failure. You may need underpinning if you notice the following:
If you notice any of these warning signs, your home may need underpinning services. Cracks that are wider than .25 inch indicate foundation problems and need immediate attention. Make sure you look at your home’s exterior for cracks in the brickwork or a leaning chimney. There can also be settlement in the garage such as concrete floor cracks or cracks in the garage column. Don’t ignore these signs! Homes with foundation failure need underpinning to avoid structural damage. It can be applied to existing homes as well as new construction homes. If you’re in the process of constructing a new home, look for the following issues:
Your home or building can benefit from underpinning. It is a necessary process to support and stabilize your home’s structure. Underpinning supports foundation issues such as shifting, bowing or leaning walls. It also creates a new, safe living space in your basement without moisture exposure and water intrusion.
The products that we use for underpinning are made by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading manufacturer in foundation repair and waterproofing. Our products include steel push piers, helical piers, wall anchors, helical tieback anchors, helical seawall anchors, and crawl space repair.
If your home needs underpinning, contact Foundation Professionals of Florida. We’ll stabilize, level and support your foundation with quality underpinning. Our Florida cities include Brookesville, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Live Oak, Lake City, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa, Tallahassee, and the surrounding area. We provide free estimates for each project, so call us today! We’ll be happy to serve you.