Looking for foundation repair in Lake City FL? If so, we have what you need. We’re a family-owned and operated foundation repair business that has been fixing foundations in Lake City for the past 40 years.
Whatever type of foundation problem you’re dealing with right now, we can help you solve it. Our foundation repair solutions include steel push piers, helical piers, concrete leveling and lifting, seawall repair, basement waterproofing, and crawlspace encapsulation. We repair foundations for residential, commercial, industrial, and government properties in Lake City.
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Common Foundation Problems in Lake City
We can repair all foundation problems in Lake City including…
Retaining wall failure
Beams and posts that have rotted
Wall, ceiling, or floor cracks
Doors and windows that stick
A building’s structural integrity rests – quite literally – on the integrity of its foundation. If a foundation isn’t sound, it can lead to serious structural damage that could cost a lot of money to fix. While you might be tempted to put off a foundation repair, you shouldn’t because a foundation problem will lower your home’s value. Your goal as a homeowner should be to catch foundation issues early before they have a chance to become big problems. If you’ve noticed any of the foundation issues listed above – or even something we haven’t mentioned – contact us today for a free repair estimate.
Foundation Repair Services in Lake City FL
The majority of foundation problems are caused by too much water in the soil under and around a foundation. This causes the foundation to shift, and can lead to serious structural damage if the problem isn’t fixed.
At Foundation Professionals of Florida we offer a variety of foundation repair solutions including,
If you’re struggling with an unsightly sunken concrete slab like a sidewalk or driveway, you’ll be happy to know that they can be easily repaired, usually in just a few hours using a technique called polyurethane foam injection.
Traditionally – in the not-so-distant past – sunken concrete slabs were repaired by either digging up the old slab and pouring a new one, or via ‘’mudjacking’’. Both were far from the perfect solution though.
Digging up the sunken slab and replacing it with a brand new one is both expensive and time-consuming. Newly poured concrete takes time to dry and harden (cure). This means that you’re going to have to wait before you can start using the new slab. That’s pretty inconvenient. Also, if the old slab became uneven because the soil under it wasn’t able to support it, the same thing is going to happen with the new slab. In other words, you haven’t solved anything.
Mudjacking is a repair procedure that involves pumping a slurry under the slab in order to lift it back up. The problem here is the weight of the slurry, which is a combination of water, soil, and cement. Cement it heavy. If the soil already wasn’t supporting the slab, adding even more weight to it in the form of a cement slurry isn’t going to help. In fact, the slab could sink even more.
Today, polyurethane foam injection is the number one solution for repairing sunken concrete slabs. The polyurethane injection procedure involves injecting a rapidly-expanding polyurethane foam under the slab in order to raise it back up. Usually, the repair takes no more than a few hours to complete, and after it’s done, you can immediately start using the slab again. Because the polyurethane foam won’t leach into the soil, it’s also an environmentally-friendly solution.
Seawalls – which create a barrier between land and water – are extremely effective at protecting property from erosion. The problem is, the seawalls themselves can erode. Extreme weather (hurricanes and tropical storms), tidal fluctuations, and a slowly rising sea level, can all take their toll. 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 Lake City FL
Think your home might have a foundation problem? Fill out the contact form today to request a free foundation inspection and estimate.