The soil in Florida is made up of limestone, which means that the entire state is in danger of sinkholes. Florida has the largest amount of sinkhole activity in the entire United States. Rainfall is acidic and when it flows through limestone, it forms cavities which cause the surface layer to sink into these cavities. Sinkholes also form when water is being pumped out of the ground.
To determine if there is sinkhole activity around your property, it is important to know some of the signs. Some of these signs are:
- Driveway cracks
- Ceiling cracks
- Leaning fence
- Sloping floors
- Floor cracks
- Dead spots on the ground surface
- Windows and doors that stick
- Wall cracks
If you notice any of the signs of sinkhole activity around your property, it is important to have an expert come and inspect your home. The experts at Foundation Professionals of Florida are experienced in knowing what to look for in and around your home to see if there may be a chance that a sinkhole is forming. We will give you a free inspection and if we find that there is sinkhole activity, we can offer you the best solution for preventing a sinkhole from forming.
Foundation Professionals of Florida adds stabilizing material to firm up loose soil and increase the density of the soil layers surrounding your structure. We have two methods for stabilizing soil – permeation grouting and compaction grouting.
Permeation grouting is the method of liquid resin is injected into the ground and permeates the soil before reacting. Once reacted, the soil and resin form a strong, solid, impermeable mass in the ground to increase the load-bearing capacity of the soil.
Compaction grouting is the method where fast setting polyurethane foam is injected into the loose soil. The foam expands rapidly forming balls of dense structural foam. This increases the load-bearing capacity of the soil.
Both of these methods will make for a stronger soil base so that water cannot permeate the soil, causing sinkholes. These sinkhole repair solutions will ensure that you won’t have to be concerned that a sinkhole will cause major damage to your home or property.
Foundation Repair in Leesburg, Florida
Some of the same signs of sinkhole activity are signs that you may have foundation failure. To determine if it is foundation failure or sinkhole activity, the experts at Foundation Professionals of Florida have the experience and knowledge to know the difference. If we find that it is foundation failure, we have underpinning solutions to get your foundation back to its original level and stabilized.
The underpinning products we use are steel piers and helical piers. These piers are driven deep into the ground around your foundation until they reach a solid soil layer. Then the entire structure is lifted onto these piers, to get your foundation back to its original level. Each pier is individually load tested using the maximum weight of the structure as the reaction force.
Let Foundation Professionals of Florida inspect your home or business and determine what the best solution is for your repair needs. You can be reassured that not only are you getting a company that has the experience, but you are getting the best products available for your sinkhole or foundation repair needs.
Don’t let sinkhole repair or foundation repair needs go unattended. Contact the experts at Foundation Professionals of Florida for a free inspection and get the repair done before any major damage occurs. We are committed to providing our customers with the best solutions. We take pride in our outstanding reputation and we intend to keep it that way. Don’t hesitate, contact us today!