Do you need foundation repair in St. Petersburg FL? If so, your search is over. We’re Foundation Professionals of Florida, and we’ve been busy fixing foundations in St. Petersburg, and the surrounding area, for the past 40 years. We’re 100% family-owned and operated.
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 St. Petersburg.
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 out customer reviews.
Common Foundation Problems in St. Petersburg
We can repair all foundation problems in St. Petersburg including…
Retaining wall failure
Beams and posts that have rotted
Wall, ceiling, or floor cracks
Doors and windows that stick
The structural integrity of your home – or any other building – is only as good as the soundness of its foundation. Even minor foundation issues can turn into big problems if they’re not repaired in a timely manner. The goal of all property owners should be to spot foundation issues early. If you’ve noticed any of the problems listed above, contact us today for a free repair estimate.
Foundation Repair Services in St. Petersburg FL
You might be surprised to learn that most foundation issues are caused by either too much water in the soil around and under your foundation, or too little. Either way, it can lead to soil erosion which can destabilize your home’s foundation and cause serious structural damage to the home itself.
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, 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.
In the not-so-distant past, sunken concrete slabs were fixed either by digging them up and replacing them, or via something called ‘’mudjacking’’. These weren’t the best solutions though.
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 serve as a barrier between land and water, and protect Florida’s beachfront homes from 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 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 St. Petersburg FL
Think your home might have a foundation problem? Fill out the contact form today to request a free foundation inspection and estimate.