Sinkholes are a serious problem in Florida. The soil in Florida is made up of porous limestone. As groundwater flows through limestone, it forms a landscape called karst, which contains known features like caves, springs, and sinkholes. A sinkhole will form when the top surface layer caves in. There are some signs that there is sinkhole activity around your home and property.
- Windows and doors that stick
- Sloping, holes, dead spots, or very soft soil on the ground surface.
- Leaning fence
- Wall, ceiling, floor, and driveway cracks
If you see any of these signs, it could indicate that your home may be impacted by sinkhole activity. It is important to be aware of these signs and to contact an expert that has experience in preventing sinkholes from forming. Foundation Professionals of Florida has the solution to preventing sinkholes from forming. We add compaction grouting to firm up loose soil and increase the density of the layers in the soil.
Additional Services in Largo, Florida
Because some of the same signs of sinkhole activity are associated with foundation failure, it is important to have your foundation inspected by a professional and determine if it is foundation failure or sinkhole activity. Foundation problems such as settlement or crack formation may cause wall bowing, floor cracks, and other issues. Foundation Professionals of Florida can give you a free inspection and offer you the repair solution you need.
If we find that you are in need of foundation repair, we have products such as steel piers and helical piers to get your foundation back to its original level and keep it stabilized for many years to come. The products used for foundation repair are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the best in the industry.
For homes located on the coast, it is important to have a seawall to protect the foundation from beach erosion. If this erosion gets too close to your home, it can cause the ground under your home to become unstable and lead to major foundation issues or even collapse. Keep an eye on the following issues in your seawall to ensure it is strong and stable:
- Bowing or leaning
- Deterioration and crumbling
- Crack formation
- Outward movement
These are all issues that can compromise the structural integrity of your seawall. Invest in seawall repair options such as helical anchor installation or targeted grout injection methods to keep the seawall stable and prevent erosion from causing foundation issues in your coastal Largo, FL home.
Contact us today for a free estimate on foundation repair, seawall repair, and sinkhole repair in Largo, FL.