If you have noticed that your commercial building’s foundation has settled, it is important to have an expert come and inspect your commercial foundation. The experts at Foundation Professionals of Florida has the experience in commercial foundation repair. We will inspect your commercial foundation and offer you the best solution for your commercial foundation repair.
Jacksonville, Florida is made up of limestone. When water runs through the limestone beneath your foundation, it dissolves and creates voids. These voids will cause your foundation to sink into the voids, causing foundation damage. There are some signs that you can look for that may indicate that you are in need of commercial foundation stabilization. Some of the signs to look for are:
- Uneven or sloping floors
- Cracks in walls
- Cracks in floors
- Bowing or leaning walls
- Doors and windows that stick
- Spaces between wall and ceiling
If you see any of these signs, contact Foundation Professionals of Florida. We have experience in commercial foundation stabilization. Some of the commercial buildings that we have stabilized are:
- Automobile Dealerships
- Parking Garages
With the experience of our team and with the products we use, your commercial foundation will be stabilized for many years to come.
Foundation Professionals of Florida uses underpinning products, such as steel piers and helical piers to lift and stabilize your commercial foundation. These piers are driven deep into the ground through the unstable soil layers until they reach a solid soil layer. Each pier is then individually load tested. After load testing, the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto the piers to stabilize the foundation.
We also use compaction grouting to strengthen soil and increase the load bearing capabilities of the soil. Compaction grouting is the method of injecting fast settling polyurethane foam into loose soil. The foam expands rapidly forming columns of dense structural foam. This compacts the soil to increase its load-bearing capacity.
Foundation Professionals of Florida has a parent company Cal-Tech Testing, Inc. that was established in 1980. Cal-Tech Testing, Inc. is a leader in providing geotechnical engineering and consulting services throughout the southeast and US Virgin Islands. They have assisted with countless landmark construction projects, including commercial structures.
Because Cal-Tech Testing, Inc. is a leader in the geotechnical industry, soils engineering is a principal specialty of Foundation Professionals of Florida. This has been a major factor in our success over the past three decades. We have taken the extra steps to become fully qualified licensed Florida contractors. It takes quality work and good business practice to become a fully licensed Florida contractor.