Welcome! You’ve landed on this page because you’re looking for foundation repair in Largo FL. We’re Foundation Professionals of Florida – a family-owned and operated business – and we’ve been repairing foundations in Largo since 1980.
We offer foundation repair services to residential, commercial, industrial, and government properties in Largo. We do everything from underpinning to concrete leveling and lifting via slabjacking(polyurethane foam injection).
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 Largo
We can repair all foundation problems in Largo including…
Retaining wall failure
Beams and posts that have rotted
Wall, ceiling, or floor cracks
Doors and windows that stick
The most important part of any building is its foundation, and an unsound foundation will jeopardize a building’s structural integrity. So, you don’t want to ignore a foundation problem, even if it’s minor. Your goal should be to catch any foundation issues early, before they have a chance to turn into a big problem that will cost you a lot of money to repair. If you’ve noticed any of the foundation issues listed above, contact us today for an inspection and free repair estimate.
Foundation Repair Services in Largo FL
Most foundation trouble is caused by either too much or too little water in the soil under the foundation. Too much water under a foundation can lead to soil expansion or soil erosion. Too little water, and the soil will dry out and shrink. Both cases can cause serious structural damage.
At Foundation Professionals of Florida we offer a variety of foundation repair solutions including,
Unlevel concrete sidewalks, driveways, pool decks, and other slabs are eyesores. However, if you’ve ever tripped and fallen because of an uneven slab you know that they’re also a safety hazard. If someone trips on your uneven sidewalk and gets injured, you could even find yourself facing a lawsuit. Therefore, this isn’t a repair you want to put off.
Historically, unlevel sidewalks and other slabs were repaired using one of two techniques: tearing up the old slab and replacing it with a new one, or via a procedure called‘’mudjacking’’. Both aren’t the best solution though and here’s why…
Digging up the old slab and replacing it with a new one is costly and time-consuming. Freshly poured concrete needs time to harden (cure) and dry. That means there will be a certain amount of downtime where you won’t be able to use the slab. Also, if the soil under the unlevel slab wasn’t able to hold it up, it won’t be able to hold up a new slab either.
Mudjacking involves injecting a slurry made up of water, soil, and cement under the slab in order to lift it back up. The main problem with this technique is the weight of the slurry. It’s heavy because it contains cement. If the soil wasn’t able to support the slab before, adding even more weight to it isn’t going to help.
This is why today, polyurethane foam injection is the most common solution for lifting and leveling a concrete slab.
Polyurethane foam injection involves drilling small holes in the slab and then pumping a lightweight foam under it in order to raise it back up again. It’s less expensive than pouring a new slab and usually takes no more than a few hours. Fifteen minutes after the repair is complete you can start using the slab again. It’s also a green solution because the polyurethane foam will not leach into the soil.
Seawalls are a necessary barrier between land and water and protect your property from erosion. However, seawalls themselves are susceptible to erosion caused by extreme weather (tropical storms and hurricanes), tidal fluctuations, and a very slowly rising sea level. 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 Largo FL
Think your home might have a foundation problem? Fill out the contact form today to request a free foundation inspection and estimate.