Homes in Panama City, FL are prone to foundation problems due to the limestone soil that they sit on. Limestone is porous so when water flows through the limestone, it dissolves the limestone, creating voids beneath the foundation. This shifting of the soil beneath the foundation will cause the foundation to shift and move. There are several signs that may indicate that your foundation has shifted or settled. Some of these signs are:
- Bowing walls
- Cracks in walls
- Cracks on floors
- Doors and windows that stick
- Chimney that is leaning or pulling away from the home
- Stair-step pattern cracks in the mortar joints
- Porch and stoop problems
If you notice any of these signs, it is important to have a professional come and inspect your home. Foundation Professionals of Florida has the experience and products to get your foundation back to its original level and stabilize it. We use underpinning products such as helical piers and steel push piers for foundation repair. These piers are driven deep into the ground through unstable soil layers until they reach a solid soil layer. Then the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto the piers to get it stabilized.
If you have bowing walls, we use helical tiebacks. These are installed by drilling a small hole in the interior of the wall, then with exterior excavation, the wall is pulled back to its original level. These helical tiebacks will strengthen the wall so that they won’t bow or lean in the future.
The products we use for foundation repair are manufactured by Earth Contact Products, the leader in the manufacturing of foundation repair and basement waterproofing products in the industry.
We also offer chemical grouting using polyurethane foam to strengthen the existing soils and fill the voids beneath your foundation. By strengthening the existing soil using polyurethane foam, it can prevent the shifting of the soil beneath your foundation. For foundation repair in Panama City, Florida, contact the experts at Foundation Repair Services today.
Sinkhole Remediation and Repair
Florida has the most sinkhole activity than any other state in the United States. Florida sits on a limestone base and limestone easily washes away from the natural acids within rainfall. You may not be aware that you have sinkhole activity on your Panama City, Florida property. Here are some of the signs that you may be in danger of a sinkhole forming on your property:
- Circular patches in yard
- Sloping floors
- Fence posts that are leaning
- Indentations in your yard
- Deep cracks and separation of concrete
- Cracks in walls
Foundation Professional of Florida can inspect your property for signs of sinkhole activity. If we detect any voids, we will inject a grout mixture to fill the voids. This grout mixture will stabilize the loose soil to prevent a sinkhole from forming. We inject the grout mixture through small holes that are drilled into the affected area.
Stopping a sinkhole from forming before it becomes a bigger issue will save you money in the long run. Keeping your home and property safe from a sinkhole will give you peace of mind. Let Foundation Professionals of Florida offer you the sinkhole remediation and repair solutions you need in your Panama City, FL home.
Cement Grouting and Polyurethane Solutions
Foundation Professionals of Florida uses both permeation grouting and compaction grouting to increase the load bearing capacity of soil.
Permeation grouting is where a liquid resin is injected into the ground to that the resin permeates the soil before reacting. Once it is reacted, the soil and resin form a strong, solid, impermeable mass. Prime Flex 910 is a rigid hydrophobic foam that is used for permeation grouting.
Compaction grouting uses a fast settling polyurethane foam that is injected into the loose soil. The foam expands rapidly forming balls or columns of dense structural foam. This expansion compacts the surrounding soil and increases the load bearing capacity.
For all of your foundation repair, sinkhole repair or cement grouting needs, let Foundation Professionals of Florida help. We are a fully qualified licensed Florida contractor. To become a licensed contractor, it takes good business practice, dedication, and quality work. Contact us today and let us use our experience and products to get your foundation repair or sinkhole repair done so that you won’t have to ever worry about it again. Contact us today!