The state of Florida has the largest amount of sinkhole activity in the entire United States. This is due to the fact that the soil in Florida is made up of limestone. When groundwater flows through limestone, if forms cavities which causes the surface layer to sink into the cavities. There are some signs to look for that will help you know if a sinkhole if forming:
If you do see any of these signs, it is important to have an expert inspect your home and property to see if you may need sinkhole repair before it becomes a major issue. The experts at Foundation Pros of Florida will give you a free inspection.
If we find that you do have sinkhole activity, we add stabilizing material such as compaction grouting to firm up the loose soil and increase the density of the layers surrounding your structure. Let us repair your sinkhole before it causes major damage.
Foundation failure has some of the same signs as sinkhole activity. Foundation Professionals of Florida can inspect your home and determine if it is foundation failure or sinkhole activity. If it is foundation failure, we use underpinning products such as steel piers and helical piers to lift and stabilize your foundation.
These piers are driven deep into the ground through unstable soil until they reach a solid soil layer. Then the entire structure is lifted onto the piers. All of the products we use for foundation repair are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in foundation repair products in the industry.
Because many Sarasota, FL homes are located on or near the coast, we also offer seawall repair. The seawall is a vital structure in keeping your home and foundation from becoming damaged by coastal erosion. If your seawall becomes damaged, the ground under your foundation could start to wash away, leading to sinking and settlement. If your seawall is damaged, you might see these issues:
If you notice these issues, our team can help by installing helical seawall anchors or using targeted grout injection for seawall repair. Seawall anchors pull bowing seawalls into place, which targeted grout injection stabilizes sinking seawalls. Our team will find the right solution for your Sarasota home.
If you are concerned with sinkhole activity or foundation failure in your Sarasota, FL home, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at Foundation Professionals of Florida.