If you’re looking for foundation repair in Miami Gardens FL, you’ve landed on the right page! At Foundations Professionals of Florida, our family-owned and operated foundation repair services have been helping homeowners in Miami Gardens since 1980.
We do everything from underpinning settled foundations using push and helical piers, to lifting and leveling sunken concrete slabs. We offer our services to residential, commercial, industrial, and government properties in Miami Gardens.
Whatever your foundation problem, we can handle it. Before you leave, be sure to check out our customer reviews at the bottom of this page!
Your home’s foundation is, without a doubt, it’s most important feature. Even minor foundation issues can quickly turn into big problems that can affect your home’s structural integrity. That’s why it’s important to spot foundation problems early.
Most foundation problems are caused by water. Either too much or too little of it can destabilize a foundation and cause serious structural damage.
An uneven concrete slab is certainly an eyesore. However, it can also be dangerous. If someone trips and gets injured, you could find yourself facing a lawsuit. Therefore, this isn’t a repair you want to put on the back burner.
There were two “old school” methods for fixing uneven slabs: digging up and replacing the slab, or via a repair method called “mudjacking”. Both were less than perfect solutions though.
Replacing a slab is expensive and time-consuming. First, you need to dig up the old slab, and then you need to pour new concrete. Since freshly-poured concrete takes time to dry, that means you won’t be able to use the new slab right away. Also, most slabs sink because the soil under them is weak. If this is the case, the same thing will happen with the new slab.
Mudjacking involves drilling small holes in the slab, and then using them to inject a slurry (soil, water, cement) under it. The problem with this method is the weight of the slurry. Anything that contains cement is going to be heavy, and if the slab sank because the soil wasn’t able to support it, adding even more weight in the form of a cement slurry certainly isn’t going to do the trick. In fact, the slab could sink even deeper into the soil.
Today, the vast majority of sunken slabs are lifted using a technique called polyurethane foam injection. This fast, minimally-invasive technique involves drilling small holes in the slab (they’ll be covered up later), and then using them to inject the special polyurethane foam. Once the foam is injected under the slab, it immediately starts expanding, and this is what lifts the slab. Most jobs take no more than a few hours and then you can immediately start using the slab again. It’s also a green solution because the foam will not leach harmful chemicals into the soil.
If you own a Florida beachfront home, a seawall will help protect your property from erosion. The problem is, seawalls themselves are subject to erosion from things like extreme weather, tidal fluctuations, and a slowly rising sea level. If the seawall protecting your Florida beachfront home is starting to fail,