Ocala, FL, is a city in Marion County, Florida with a population of approximately 56,945. It is the county seat of Marion County. In the last decade of the twentieth century, Ocala had one of the highest growth rates in the country for a city its size. Much of the growth is attributed to the growing popularity as a retirement destination. It also began rapid growth in the 1970s with the development of Interstate 75 and the founding of Disney World. Ocala has two distinct seasons: the dry season is October-May and the wet season is June-September. The dry season has very little rainfall. During the wet season, an afternoon thunderstorm is a daily occurrence. Some of these storms are often severe. With this type of dry and wet climate, it can cause foundation issues for homes and businesses. Foundation Professionals of Florida has the solutions for your foundation repair in Ocala, Florida.
During the wet season, when a lot of rain comes in a short time, the ground becomes saturated around your home. Saturated soil can place hydrostatic pressure on the home’s foundation. When this pressure surpasses the load, your foundation can begin to show signs of foundation failure. Some of the signs to look for are:
If you see any of these signs of foundation failure, contact the experts at Foundation Professionals of Florida for a free inspection. For foundation repair, we use underpinning products such as helical piers and steel push piers. These products are made by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in the manufacturing of foundation repair and basement waterproofing products.
Steel push piers are the most common repair product used for underpinning. These are an end-bearing pier that does not rely upon nor require skin friction to product support. Each pier is field load tested after it is installed. They are driven into the ground to load-bearing soil and the entire structure’s load is transferred by hydraulic jacks onto the piers.
Helical piers, also known as helical anchors are deep foundation solution used to secure foundations. Their ease of installation makes them one of the most commonly used solution for foundation repair. They thread into the ground and don’t require large excavation work. There is little soil disturbance and they transfer the weight of the structure to load bearing soil.
Foundation Professionals of Florida are a fully licensed Florida contractor. We strive to bring the best quality of work and use the best products for foundation repair. Contact us for an inspection and we will find the best solution for your foundation repair needs.
A sinkhole is a depression in the ground that is caused when a surface layer collapses. Because Florida’s land is made of limestone, it has the highest number of sinkholes in the country. There have been many examples of sinkholes in the news lately. The acid in rainfall dissolves the limestone and creates cavities which causes the surface layer to collapse into the void. Being aware and educated on what to look for will help you get the problem repaired before it puts you or your home in danger. Signs to look for are:
At the first signs of a possible sinkhole, call the experts at Foundation Professionals of Florida We will inspect your home for sinkholes, and if we determine that there is one, we have the solutions to get the sinkhole repaired. We use compaction grouting and cement grouting for sinkhole repair and remediation in Ocala, Florida.
Compaction grouting is a type of grout that uses controlled displacement to increase the density of loose soils. This stiff mortar-like grout is injected to displace and compact the surrounding soils.
Cement grouting is the injection of a sand-cement mixture into the soil to improve its strength and reduce the ability of water to penetrate the soil and create voids. These injections are performed by drilling metal casings through the weak soil, voids, and cracks. Then the cement grout mixture is pumped under pressure at the strategic locations. This will prevent sinkhole damage and keep your foundation structurally sound.
The products we use for sinkhole repair are made by Earth Contact Products, the best in the industry.
For any of your foundation repair or sinkhole repair needs in Ocala, FL, contact the experts at Foundation Professionals of Florida. We have solutions to your foundation repair and sinkhole repair needs.