Living in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the foundation of your home may become damaged due to the fact that the entire state of Florida has soil that is composed of limestone. Because limestone is porous, when the acid in rainwater runs through it, it causes the limestone to dissolve, creating voids beneath the foundation. This will cause the foundation to sink and settle into these voids, causing foundation failure. Look for the following signs to see if your foundation has shifted or settled:
- Sloping floors
- Cracks in the foundation
- Leaning chimney
- Bowing or leaning walls
- Floor cracks
- Wall cracks
- Sticking doors and windows
If you notice any of these signs, it is important to contact a professional with knowledge in foundation repair. The experts at Foundation Professionals of Florida can come and give you a free inspection and offer you the best solutions for your repair needs. If we find that your foundation is in need of leveling and stabilization, we use underpinning products such as helical piers and steel piers.
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If you live on the coast, beach erosion may be another issue that threatens to cause foundation problems in your home. As water laps at the shore, it can erode the ground near your foundation, leaving it unstable and susceptible to foundation issues such as settlement and sinking. In order to protect your home from this fate, ensure that you have a seawall and that it is sturdy.
If you find that the seawall has become damaged, you may want to invest in seawall repair services from the professionals at Foundation Professionals of Florida. We offer both seawall anchors and targeted grout injection to repair and stabilize seawalls and keep erosion at bay.
Sinkholes are common in the state of Florida due to the high levels of limestone and soluble ground materials found in the state of Florida. Foundation Professionals of Florida can inspect your property for warning signs of sinkhole activity. Some of the signs that we look for when looking for sinkholes are:
- Fence posts that are leaning
- Circular patches in yard
- Sloping floors
- Indentations in your yard
- Deep cracks and separation of concrete
- Cracks in walls
A sinkhole is a natural depression or hole in the ground caused by the collapse of a soil layer. It is important to stop a sinkhole from forming before it becomes a bigger issue. We have the products and equipment to fill any voids to strengthen the soil and repair the sinkhole or stop it from forming. Let Foundation Professionals of Florida repair your sinkhole before it causes more damage.
Call now for sinkhole, seawall, and foundation repair in Fort Walton Beach, FL.