Sink Hole Repair Company Gainesville Fl
Solid Foundations provides experience and expertise in repairing sink holes to the residents of Gainesville Fl. We understand Gainesville’s terrain and provide special attention to ensure we fix your sinkhole problem correctly and safely the first time. Florida is susceptible to sink holes because of the states underlying terrain of carbonate rock.
What are Sink Holes
Sink holes are a cavity or hole in the ground, caused by water erosion. Some happen naturally while others are man-made. Tropical storms and heavy rainfall can contribute to the forming of a sink hole. While man-made sinkholes can be the result of drilling, excavation and heavy pumping of groundwater for agriculture.
Different Types of Sink Holes
Collapse Sink Holes – A hole is created in the limestone which leaves a funnel shaped sink hole. These sink holes can occur suddenly and are effected by human activity. They occur more frequently where there are caves.
Solution Sink Holes – These occur more slowly and gradually. The bedrock is exposed which subjects it to weathering and disintegration.
Subsidence Sink Holes – Bedrock is covered by soil and materials that are not closely knitted together. The sediment gradually flows into the cavity.
- Cracks in the concrete or sidewalks outside of your home
- Sediment in your water
- Uneven, sloping floors
- Water spots or stains
- Fence posts that slump
- Cracks in the exterior of your home or cracks in interior joint areas, windows and doors
- Hard to open doors or windows
- An actual cavity opening
Solutions to Sink holes
- Compaction grouting – Our professionals add a thick mixture of cement and grout deep into the soil. This erases the damage by filling the hole and seals the top layer of limestone to avoid future sink hole problems.
- Void Filling – Our professionals lift and repair the concrete slabs on your property. We use a polyurethane foam beneath concrete slabs or behind below grade concrete structures which seals any empty spaces steadies the concrete against outside forces.
Please call Gainesville Fl leading experts if you suspect a sink hole problem or are in need of a sink hole repair. Solid Foundations can be reached at (855) 227-0300 to provide you with the service you deserve. If you want more info on sink hole repair please click here.