Living in Margate, FL, and need foundation repair? With over 40 years of experience, Foundation Professionals of Florida offers the best solutions around. Our foundation repair solutions include push piers, helical piers, concrete leveling and lifting, and much more. We offer our services to residential, commercial, industrial, and government properties in Margate, FL.
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Common Foundation Problems in Margate
We can repair all foundation problems in Margate including…
Retaining wall failure
Beams and posts that have rotted
Wall, ceiling, or floor cracks
Doors and windows that stick
A building’s foundation may not be the most glamorous part of the structure, but it is, without a doubt, its most important part. In fact, it’s so important that it’s no overstatement to say that a building’s structural integrity is only as good as the foundation it sits upon. If you’ve noticed any of the foundation issues listed above, contact us today for a free repair estimate.
Foundation Repair Services in Margate FL
The vast majority of foundation problems – large and small – are caused by water. If there’s too much water under and around your foundation, you’ll have problems. If there’s not enough water under and around your foundation, you’ll have problems. Either too much or too little water and you could end up with serious structural damage.
At Foundation Professionals of Florida we offer a variety of foundation repair solutions including,
Sunken concrete sidewalks, pool decks, and driveways are pretty unsightly. However, they’re more than that. They not only lower your property value, but they’re also a safety hazard. If someone trips and breaks an arm, you could find yourself facing a lawsuit. So, this isn’t a repair you want to postpone.
The old-school method of fixing sunken concrete was to either replace it, or repair it using a technique called mudjacking. However, these weren’t the best solutions.
Digging up and replacing a sidewalk – or any other concrete slab – is a time-consuming fix. When you pour new concrete, you need to wait for it to dry and harden. While you’re doing that, you can’t use the slab. It’s ‘’out of commission’’. Also, if the old slab was sinking because the soil under it was weak, and unable to support it, the same thing is going to happen with the new slab.
Mudjacking is a repair technique that involves injecting a slurry – made up of soil, water, and cement – under the slab in order to lift it back into position. The problem with this repair method is the weight of the slurry. It’s pretty heavy because it contains cement. If the soil under the slab was already struggling to support it, placing a cement slurry on top of it certainly isn’t going to help.
Today, most concrete slabs are lifted and leveled via polyurethane foam injection. This involves injecting a super lightweight polyurethane foam under the slab in order to raise it. It’s a quick, minimally-invasive procedure that usually only takes 2-3 hours, and as soon as the repair is complete, you can start using the slab again. It’s also an environmentally-friendly solution as the polyurethane foam will not leach into the soil.
Seawalls are very important for Florida’s beachfront homes, serving as a barrier between land and water, preventing erosion. However, seawalls themselves can erode over time. This is caused by tidal fluctuations, hurricanes and tropical storms, and a slowly rising sea level. If your seawall is starting to fail, contact us today and we’ll be 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 Margate FL
Think your home might have a foundation problem? Fill out the contact form today to request a free foundation inspection and estimate.