If you are a homeowner in North Lauderdale, FL, and need foundation repair today, you’re in the right place! At Foundation Professionals of Florida, we provide the best foundation repair service you’ll ever find. Operating for over 40 years, family-owned, we put our customers first as if they were our own family.
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 North Lauderdale, FL.
If you have a foundation problem, rest assured knowing that we can handle it. If you’re short on time, scroll down to the bottom of this page and check out our customer reviews.
Common Foundation Problems in North Lauderdale
We can repair all foundation problems in North Lauderdale 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 rests, quite literally, on the soundness of its foundation. This is why every property owner should know the signs of foundation trouble so they can spot issues early before they turn into big problems. If you’ve noticed anything we’ve listed above, contact us today for a free repair estimate.
Foundation Repair Services in North Lauderdale FL
Most foundation problems are caused by either too much water in the soil under your foundation or too little. This can eventually lead to soil erosion, the destabilization of your home’s foundation, and 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.
Traditionally, there were two ways of dealing with uneven concrete: replacing the slab, or repairing it via a technique called ‘’mudjacking’’. Both were less than ideal though for the following reasons:
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 involves injecting a cement slurry – made up of water, soil, and cement – under the slab in order to raise it back up. The problem here is the weight of the slurry. It’s heavy because it contains concrete. In other words, mudjacking means adding even more weight to the soil holding up the slab. That’s not what you want to do because it could cause the slab to sink even deeper into the soil.
These drawbacks are why, today, polyurethane foam injection is the most common method used for lifting and leveling a concrete slab.
Polyurethane foam injection – also referred to as‘’slabjacking’’ – uses ultra-lightweight polyurethane foam to lift and level the slab. The procedure involves drilling small holes in the concrete(they’ll be filled in later) and then pumping the foam under the slab. The foam expands immediately and as it does, it lifts the slab. Most slabjacking repairs take no more than a few hours, and as soon as they’re done, you can use the slab again. No downtime.
One of the drawbacks of beachfront property is the risk of erosion. Seawalls prevent this from happening by forming a barrier between the land and the water. The problem is that seawalls themselves can erode. This happens over time as a result of exposure to things like extreme weather and tidal fluctuations. 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 North Lauderdale FL
Think your home might have a foundation problem? Fill out the contact form today to request a free foundation inspection and estimate.