Our homes are only as solid as their foundations. Shifting, sinking, settling, buckling, and unlevel floors can lead to structural problems if not corrected.
Look for the following signs of foundation stabilization issues:
- Cracks in walls, ceilings, or openings
- Uneven flooring
- Sagging or shifted walls
- Bowing basement walls
- Doors that won’t close properly
If you notice any of these, the foundation repair may be more than just what you see, you need a foundation specialist who can look at the root of the foundation problem. The faster these foundation repairs are attended to, the more cost effective they can be. If left unattended, house 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 problems. It’s time to consult with structural engineers. For those under 1/8” wide, the cracked foundation repair is to inject and epoxy or poly foam in it. If the home foundation 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 cracks in the foundation, walls or even floors. Structural leaks can require foundation sealing or wrapping.
Settling or Sinking Many times, this is just a process homes go through as they age. Most homeowners will see cracks 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 homes’ structural integrity. One of the most popular remedies for foundation settling or foundation sinking that is not a sinkhole is foundation leveling. This can be done through the process of mudjacking, foundation jacking or by installing foundation piers.
As a fully certified general contractor, Poly Foundation Solutions (PFS) is capable of working on nearly any structure anywhere throughout Florida. Whether you need sinkhole damage remediated in Ocala, or a foundation leveled in Jacksonville, 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.