Are you searching for foundation repair in Fort Lauderdale FL? If so, you came to the right place! At Foundation Professionals of Florida we’ve been working hard repairing foundations in Fort Lauderdale – and the surrounding area – for the past 40 years (since 1980).
We’re family-owned and operated, and can help you out with underpinning (push piers, helical piers), concrete leveling and lifting via polyurethane foam injection, and much more.
We offer our services to residential, commercial, industrial, and government properties in Fort Lauderdale. If you’ve got a foundation problem, we can handle it. Don’t forget to scroll down to the bottom of the page and check out our customer reviews.
Common Foundation Problems in Fort Lauderdale
We can repair all foundation problems in Fort Lauderdale including…
Retaining wall failure
Beams and posts that have rotted
Wall, ceiling, or floor cracks
Doors and windows that stick
Your home’s structural integrity is only as good as its foundation. Yes, a building’s foundation is that important. This is why even minor foundation issues should be taken seriously, and repaired in a timely manner. You don’t want them turning into big problems that will cost you a lot of money to fix. If you’ve noticed any of the foundation issues listed above, contact us today for a free repair estimate.
Foundation Repair Services in Fort Lauderdale FL
Did you know that most foundation problems are caused by water? It’s true. Either too much or too little water in the soil under and around your foundation can do a lot of damage. It can cause soil erosion which can cause the foundation to move, and this movement then causes structural damage.
At Foundation Professionals of Florida we offer a variety of foundation repair solutions including,
Sunken concrete slabs are both unattractive and dangerous. If someone trips and falls on your uneven sidewalk, you could even find yourself facing a lawsuit. Therefore, this isn’t one of those repairs you should put on the back burner.
Sunken concrete sidewalks, pool decks, driveways, and more, used to be repaired either by digging up and replacing the slab, or via a technique called ‘’mudjacking’’. Neither one was the ideal solution though.
Tearing up the old slab and replacing it with a new one takes time. It’s not a quick fix. Freshly poured concrete needs time to dry and harden. While you’re waiting for that to happen, you can’t use your new sidewalk (or driveway, pool deck, etc.) Also, if the soil under your old slab wasn’t strong enough to support it, it’s not going to support the new slab either, which will eventually start to sink as well.
Mudjacking involves injecting a heavy cement slurry(soil, water, and cement) under the slab in order to lift and level it. The problem with using this method is the weight of the slurry. It’s heavy because there’s cement in it. If the soil wasn’t able to hold up the slab before, adding even more cement isn’t going to help.
Today, polyurethane foam injection is the most popular way to lift and level a concrete slab.
Polyurethane foam injection is a minimally-invasive procedure that involves injecting an ultra-lightweight and rapidly-expanding foam under the slab in order to lift it back up. From start to finish the procedure usually takes no more than 2-3 hours, and as soon as it’s complete, you can begin using the slab again.
Seawalls are highly effective at protecting your Florida beachfront property from erosion. Unfortunately, over time seawalls themselves can suffer erosion caused by – among other things – extreme weather and tidal fluctuations. If your seawall is starting to fail, contact us today and we’ll come out for an inspection and free estimate.
Signs Of Foundation Problems
Common signs your home might have a foundation problem include,
Trouble opening and closing windows and doors. This happens because as the foundation shifts, the windows and doors fall out of alignment.
Walls that are leaning or bowing
A leaning or tilting chimney
Stairstep cracks in brickwork
Walls that are separating from the ceiling and/or the floor
Wall-to-wall floor cracks
A crack that goes across the ceiling and then down a wall. Also a crack that goes down a wall and then across the floor
Free Foundation Repair Inspection and Estimate in Fort Lauderdale FL
Think your home might have a foundation problem? Fill out the contact form today to request a free foundation inspection and estimate.