Foundation issues largely stem from fluctuating soil conditions caused by erosion. What is erosion? Erosion is a continual, natural process that wears away topsoil. It is often associated with negative outcomes, such as landslides and poor soil conditions. In Florida, expansive clay soils are more readily to absorb water, creating erosion and foundation issues. Unfortunately, soil is not immune to erosion, therefore certain factors can accelerate the process making it more problematic for homeowners. It often leads to foundation issues, such as cracks and voids under the slab. While there are many factors for soil erosion, the main causes include:
If you have erosion around your foundation, don’t wait until it causes water damage. Foundation issues can plague older homes, as well as existing homes. We can repair foundation damage by installing the latest underpinning methods, such as steel piers, helical piers and wall anchors.
For homeowners that live along seawalls, a seawall is designed to protect the property against water damage. But when it erodes due to surges and tidal fluctuations, it needs to be repaired to prevent further damage. Our seawall erosion repair involves injecting polyurethane resin into the soil to fill voids and stop leaks.
Contact Foundation Pros of Florida, if you have erosion problems on your property. We offer erosion control in Florida to protect your home for many years to come.