The fluctuation of very dry weather and very wet weather causes foundation problems for homes and businesses in the Destin, FL area. As the ground becomes overly saturated, it erodes the limestone and forms voids beneath the foundation. This causes the soil to shift and move, creating foundation problems such as wall cracks. If you suspect foundation issues, it’s important to know what to look for so you can avoid further problems and costly repairs. The most common foundation failure signs include:
- Sloping floors
- Floor cracks
- Leaning chimney
- Doors and windows that stick
- Bowing walls
- Spaces between wall and ceiling or floor
Any of these signs is a cause for concern regarding your foundation. After our inspection, we will decide if you are in need of foundation repair and will offer you the best solution for your foundation repair needs. We use underpinning products, such as a steel push piers and helical piers, to lift and stabilize the foundation. Foundation Professionals of Florida uses only the best foundation repair products on the market. Our products are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in foundation repair products in the industry.
Additional Services in Destin, FL
Destin area homeowners who live right on the coast know how important it is to have a structurally sound seawall. Meant to keep coastal erosion from affecting the beach or yard in front of your home, these seawalls can protect your foundation and home from soil movement, sinking, and other issues. However, if the seawall itself develops a problem, it may not offer enough protection to keep erosion at bay. This is why it is vital to have seawalls repaired as soon as you notice any problems. Here at Foundation Professionals of Florida, we use seawall helical anchors or targeted injection grouting to pull the walls into place and stabilize the ground around them.
In Destin, FL, sinkholes are making headline news. You may have a developing sinkhole on your property and not even know it. In fact, Florida has the highest number of sinkholes in the United States due to the land being made up of limestone. Because limestone is porous, the acidic rain erodes the soil and creates a cavity. The surface layer of the limestone collapses into the cavity, creating a sinkhole. There are some signs to look for when identifying sinkhole activity. Some signs include:
- Circular patches in yard
- Trees start to lean
- Sagging fence posts
- Doors and windows won’t close properly
- Neighbors have had sinkholes form
- Indentations in the yard
- Sloping floors
If you suspect sinkhole activity on your property, contact Foundation Professionals of Florida. We offer sinkhole repair and remediation, such as compaction grouting and permeation grouting, to strengthen the soil and prevent sinkholes.