Are you on the hunt for foundation repair in Lakeside FL? If so, you’re in the right place! We’re Foundation Professionals of Florida – a family-owned and operated business – and we’ve been busy fixing foundations in Lakeside for the past 40 years now.
Whatever your foundation problem, we can help you out. We offer full-service foundation repair including – but not limited to – concrete leveling and lifting, seawall repair, basement waterproofing, and crawlspace encapsulation. We service residential, commercial, industrial, and government properties in Lakeside.
If you’ve got a foundation problem, we can handle it! Don’t forget to check out our customer reviews at the bottom of this page.
Common Foundation Problems in Lakeside
We can repair all foundation problems in Lakeside including…
Retaining wall failure
Beams and posts that have rotted
Wall, ceiling, or floor cracks
Doors and windows that stick
The structural integrity of any building is only as good as its foundation. Even minor foundation issues can turn into big problems that will cost a lot of money to repair if they’re not fixed in a timely manner. Although you might be tempted to put it off, don’t allow a minor foundation issue to fester. Serious structural damage can lower your home’s value and you don’t want that. Catch foundation problems early, while they’re still small. 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 Lakeside FL
You may be surprised to hear that most foundation problems are caused by water, either too much of it or not enough. If the soil around your home’s foundation is saturated with water, it can lead to soil erosion or soil expansion. Both will cause your foundation to move, and this could lead to structural damage. On the other hand, not enough water in the soil around your foundation is also a problem, and can lead to structural damage.
At Foundation Professionals of Florida we offer a variety of foundation repair solutions including,
If you’ve got a sunken walkway, pool deck, driveway, or some other kind unlevel concrete slab, we don’t need to tell you they’re ugly. You already know. However, they’re more than just an eyesore. They’re also a trip hazard, and if you’ve ever tripped and fallen on an uneven slab, you already know this. If someone else trips, falls, and gets injured, you could find yourself facing a lawsuit. So, it’s not a repair you want to put on the back burner.
Traditionally, uneven concrete slabs were repaired either via a procedure called ‘’mudjacking’’, or via digging up the old slab and replacing it with a new one. Both these methods have problems though…
It’s very common for a concrete slab to sink because the soil under slab isn’t able to hold it up. Mudjacking involves drilling small holes in the slab and then injecting a slurry made up of soil, water, and cement, under the slab in order to lift it again. The problem with this method is the weight of the slurry. It’s heavy because it contains cement. If the soil wasn’t able to hold up the slab to begin with, adding more weight to it via a cement slurry isn’t going to help. In fact, the cement slurry could make it sink even more.
The other way sunken concrete slabs were traditionally repaired, was by digging up the sunken slab and pouring a new one. This fix is time-consuming and expensive though. When you pour fresh concrete you need to wait for it to dry and harden. So, there’s going to be some downtime before you can use the new slab. Also, if the soil wasn’t able to hold up the old slab, it won’t be able to hold up the new one either.
Today, most sunken concrete slabs are repaired using polyurethane foam injection. This is a minimally-invasive procedure that’s similar to mudjacking, but uses an extremely lightweight foam to lift the slab instead of a heavy cement slurry. It’s a quick repair – usually no more than 3 hours – and after the repair is done, you can immediately start using the slab again. It’s also a green solution because the polyurethane foam won’t leach into the soil.
Seawalls are highly effective at protecting your property from erosion, and form a barrier between land and water. However, they can erode over time due to variety of factors including extreme weather – hurricanes and tropical storms – tidal fluctuations, and a sea level that rises very slowly. 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 Lakeside FL
Think your home might have a foundation problem? Fill out the contact form today to request a free foundation inspection and estimate.