If you landed on this page because you’re looking for foundation repair in Tamarac FL, don’t hit that back button! We’re Foundation Professionals of Florida and for the past 40 years we’ve been repairing foundations – and more – in Tamarac.
Our family-owned and operated business offers foundation repair and concrete lifting for residential, commercial, industrial, and government properties. Whether you need underpinning to repair foundation settlement or simply have an uneven sidewalk, we can help you out.
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Common Foundation Problems in Tamarac
We can repair all foundation problems in Tamarac including…
Retaining wall failure
Beams and posts that have rotted
Wall, ceiling, or floor cracks
Doors and windows that stick
A building’s foundation is more important than most people realize. In fact, it is – without a doubt – the most important part of any structure. Foundation problems that aren’t fixed in a timely manner can lead to serious structural damage and thousands of dollars in repair costs. Therefore, you want to spot foundation problems early before they’ve had a chance to cause major damage. If you’ve noticed any of the foundation issues listed above, contact us today for a free repair estimate.
Foundation Repair Services in Tamarac FL
Believe it or not, a large percentage of foundation problems are caused by water. When there’s either too much or too little of it in the soil under a foundation it can cause serious structural damage.
At Foundation Professionals of Florida we offer a variety of foundation repair solutions including,
If you’ve ever tripped, fallen, and injured yourself on an uneven sidewalk, driveway, pool deck, or some other kind of concrete slab, you know that uneven slabs are a safety hazard. If you’re a property owner you don’t want someone else tripping, falling, and injuring themselves on a sunken slab. If that happens, you could find yourself facing a lawsuit. Therefore, this isn’t a repair to place on the back burner.
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:
Replacing an uneven slab means digging up the old one and pouring new concrete. This is a lot of work and a time-consuming fix. New concrete takes time to dry and harden, and that means you won’t be able to use the new slab right away. Also, if the old slab sunk because the soil under it was weak, pouring down a new slab isn’t going to do the trick.
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 an 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 from 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 Tamarac FL
Think your home might have a foundation problem? Fill out the contact form today to request a free foundation inspection and estimate.