Foundation Repair

Eliminating the Threat to Safety with Sinkhole Remediation in Tampa FL

The landforms and sunshine in Florida is an attractive feature of the state. With that, there is one inconvenience many people face. Sinkholes are depressions created in soil at which there is a large hollow space. Weathering of soluble bedrock, mainly limestone, causes surface layers of soil to collapse. Sinkholes can form when groundwater dissolves rock and displaces granulated particles in the dirt. The primary reason sinkholes develop in Florida is because the terrain is predominately limestone rock. Limestone rock is vulnerable to acidic rain and breaks down much more easily than other types of rock formations. Sinkholes can be dangerous forming near building structures in which Sinkhole Remediation in Tampa FL would be required.

Sinkhole Remediation in Tampa FL can interrupt descending soil when the signs are found early. Action must be taken when early signs appear. The evidence of a forming sinkhole varies depending on the type. It is good to know the hallmark signs of every type of sinkhole. Sinkholes forming near buildings may show cracks in sidewalks and driveways. The yard or street might have areas that aren’t level with the rest of the ground. Parts of the foundation may start to sink down in some areas. Cracks in jointed parts of interior walls may be visible. There may be areas where floors are slightly caved in.

A trained sinkhole restoration crew has extensive knowledge of Florida’s physical features and how to keep soil in stable condition. Compaction Grouting secures voids in soil with fillers. A blend of ingredients with cement and paste are drilled into the soil with minimal disturbance to the land. The mixture increases density levels in the weakened part of the soil. The void filling is for concrete slabs. A high-grade polyurethane foam is pushed under the concrete slabs. The voids are filled and reinforced in the appropriate areas. Void filling is capable of filling multiple voids in different locations on the concrete. Sinkholes can put people in mortal danger when it is not reversed and gets really bad. These naturally occurring changes in the soil have taken in buildings before. Public safety is at stake when these problems go untouched. Contact Solid Foundations to schedule service.

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