Commercial property needs to withstand added weight and industrial application that can cause structural damage. Foundation shifting, foundation sinking, foundation settling, foundation buckling, and unleveled floors are just a few of the signs a commercial property has structural damage.

Look for the following signs of foundation stabilization issues:

  • Cracks in walls, ceilings, floors, or openings
  • Uneven flooring
  • Sagging or shifted walls
  • Leaks
  • Bowing basement walls
  • Sinking
  • Crumbling or cracking foundation
  • Doors that won’t close properly

If you notice any of these, the commercial foundation repair may be more than just what you see, you need a foundation specialist who can look at the root of the problem. The faster foundation repairs are attended to, the more cost effective they can be. If left unattended, foundation repairs could result in major structural damage.

Cracks Most cracks are visual and easy to fix, but if your crack is 1/8” wide or bigger, odds are you have structural or foundation problems. It’s time to consult with structural engineers. For those under 1/8” wide, the repair is to inject and epoxy or poly foam in it. If the crack is wet of shows signs of water damage, water sealing may be necessary.

Leaks Your roof is not the only culprit to look at when trying to find the source of a leak. Water can seep in through cracking in the foundation, walls or even floors. Foundation leaks can require foundation sealing or wrapping.

Settling or Sinking Many times, this is just a process homes go through as they age. Most often cracks will develop over doors or windows. These can be repaired with an epoxy or poly injection. In Florida, this can be a much bigger identifier, they can forewarn of a sinkhole formation. Foundation settling or foundation sinking can also warn of cracks or damage to the buildings’ foundation. One of the most popular remedies for a foundation settling or foundation sinking that is not a sinkhole is leveling. This can be done through the process of mudjacking, foundation leveling or by installing foundation piers.

As a fully certified general contractor, Poly Foundation Solutions (PFS) is capable of working on nearly any commercial structure anywhere throughout Florida. Whether you need sinkhole damage remediated in Hudson, or a foundation leveled in Miami, our company is up to the task. Our unique ability to develop innovative solutions for nearly any foundation stabilization problem has earned PFS recommendations from insurers and geotechnical engineering firms throughout the state. In fact, many of the tools and procedures used by companies throughout the industry for work in limited access areas were originally developed by our knowledgeable staff.