Sinkhole Damage at Resort
A 60-foot wide sinkhole at Summer Bay Resort in Clermont, FL collapsed one three-story building forcing 35 people to be evacuated. Luckily, the guests called for help before the collapse after hearing loud noises and windows cracking. A quick-thinking guard who witnessed a window blowing out evacuated everyone and saved lives and injuries.
Florida is notorious for sinkholes due to the fact that the ground is made up of limestone. This limestone dissolves when acidic rainwater goes through it. This leaves voids that collapse when it is no longer able to support the weight of what is above it. Because the guard and the guests noticed the windows cracking and making noise, they could act on it. Some of the other signs that a sinkhole may be forming around your property and what to look for are:
- Cracked walls
- Unlevel or sloping floors
- Leaning chimney
- Cracked floors
- Windows and doors that don’t close properly
- Tilting trees
- Tilting fence posts
- Dying patches of grass or shrubs
If you have noticed any of the signs that sinkhole may be forming on your Florida property, the professionals at Foundation Professionals of Florida has the solutions to prevent or repair sinkholes.
Solutions for Sinkholes in Clermont, Florida
Foundation Professionals of Florida uses compaction grouting for void filling. This compaction grouting will firm the loose soil and close the void. Another advantage of compaction grouting is that it will increase the density in the layers of your soil. preventing future sinkholes.
The method of injecting compaction grout uses pipes that are drilled at various angles. After the injection pipes are installed, the grout is injected under high pressure. Structural movement and grout line pressures are monitored through the process. The compaction grout fills the voids and creates a strong layer beneath your property. After completion, all pipes are raised and removed.
We use the best products available for compaction grouting. We have over 30 years of experience in geotechnical sciences. We are experts in stabilizing a variety of Florida soil types, especially high limestone content soils like the soil found in Florida. Don’t let a sinkhole damage your investment. We will inspect your property and answer any of your questions and give you the solution you need for sinkhole remediation.
Don’t wait until a sinkhole suddenly forms beneath your home or business and causes a lot of damage. Prevent it from happening by contacting Foundation Professionals of Florida. We pride ourselves on our reputation and we tend to keep it that way. Don’t hesitate, contact us today!