Florida has the largest amount of sinkhole activity in the entire United States. The soil in Florida is made up of limestone. When rainwater flows through limestone, it forms cavities. When this happens, the surface layer will sink into the cavities. Knowing some of the signs of sinkhole activity will help you catch the problem before it becomes a major issue in your home. Some of the signs to look for are:
- Dead spots on the ground surface
- Sloping or uneven floors
- Ceiling, floor, and wall cracks
- Driveway cracks
- Leaning fence
If you do see any of these signs, it is important to have an experienced team come and inspect your home and offer you the solutions you need. The experts at Foundation Pros of Florida have the experience needed to inspect your home and see if you are in danger of having a sinkhole form on your property. If we find that you do have sinkhole activity, we add stabilizing material such as compaction grouting and permeation grouting to increase density in the soil and fill the void.
Additional Services in Daytona Beach, FL
Signs of sinkhole failure resemble signs of foundation failure. It is important to have a professional inspect these signs and determine if it is foundation failure or sinkhole activity. If we find that it is foundation failure, we will get your foundation back to its original level. To repair your foundation, we use underpinning products, such as steel push piers and helical piers manufactured by ECP (Earth Contact Products), the leading supplier in the industry. With the experience of our team and with the best products available, you can be assured that your foundation repair will last for many years to come.
For Florida residents who live on the coast, beach erosion could become a major issue. Even if you have a seawall, damage to that seawall could result in the erosion of your yard. We offer seawall repair options to keep the structure stable and prevent issues from occurring in your home. Our team is experienced in both targeted grout injection to stabilize seawalls and helical seawall anchors, to pull them back into place. Whatever the issue that you are having with your Daytona Beach, FL foundation, contact Foundation Professionals of Florida for a free inspection today.