Sinkhole Repair Alachua, Florida
Sinkholes are a common, yet dangerous feature on the Florida landscape. The entire state has limestone beneath the surface. How do they form? Limestone is a type of rock that is slowly dissolved by natural acids found in rain. As a result, large cavities are created in the limestone causing the ground to collapse. This forms a sinkhole. Since some sinkholes aren’t easily spotted, residents should contact a professional to inspect your property for sinkhole activity.
Sinkhole activity can affect your home’s structure. Inspect your home’s interior and exterior for gradual changes. Some warning signs may include:
- Driveway Cracks
- Leaning Fences
- Wall Cracks
- Foundation Cracks
- Interior Wall Separation
- Floor Cracks
- Window and Door Frame Cracks
Homes with noticeable sinkhole activity may show any of these symptoms. Let us assist you with sinkhole repair if you encounter problems within your home. Foundation Professionals of Florida specializes in compaction grouting to firm-up the loose soil that causes sinkholes, while it closes-off the entry point to the sinkhole. If you notice any signs of a sinkhole, contact us immediately. Watch for cracks in your slab, foundation, pools, driveways, and steps. Watch for wall cracks, holes in your yard, problems growing vegetation in your yard as well. Florida homeowners have to be extra vigilant because of the high levels of soluble limestone in the ground. Let us help you protect your home. Not all sinkholes are big ones, but even the small ones can do a lot of damage, so call Foundation Professionals of Florida for sinkhole repair help today.