Do you have large or growing cracks in your foundation? Does your foundation seem to be unlevel or developing a slant? Does your block foundation have cracks larger than normal hairline cracks? If so, your foundation issues may be early warning signs of a bigger problem, such as a sinkhole.
Sinkholes have become something of a fact of life in Florida’s “sinkhole alley”, including Pasco, Hernando, and Hillsborough Counties, where more than 2/3 of sinkhole claims reported to the Office of Insurance Regulation between 2006 and 2010 occurred. That means that not only should foundation problems be taken seriously, they should be addressed as quickly as possible by a qualified sinkhole repair & remediation specialist, like the licensed, bonded, and insured foundation repair professionals at Advanced Pier Technology.
Common Issues Requiring Foundation Repair
Structural damage to your home’s foundation is not always immediately obvious, however, there may be other warning signs throughout your home indicating that there is a foundation problem. If you notice any of these issues, it is best to contact a sinkhole foundation repair expert right away to help prevent further damage, including possible complete loss of your home.
Foundation problem warning signs include:
- Large or growing cracks in concrete slab foundation
- Larger than normal cracks in concrete block foundation
- Stairstep cracks in concrete blocks or bricks
- Home seems unlevel or developing a slant
- Bulging or sagging floor sections
- Separation between walls and floors or ceilings
- Cracks in grout between floor tiles or cracked tiles
- Cracks in interior walls or sheetrock
- Cracks around window or door frames
- Windows and doors becoming more difficult to open
All homes are subject to settling over time, and any of these signs could exist without a sinkhole being present. However, the only way to be certain that your home is not in danger is to speak with an experienced sinkhole foundation repair specialist who will perform diagnostic evaluations and tests to determine if your foundation issues are sinkhole related.
Sinkhole Foundation Repair Services
If you have damage to your foundation, have experienced the signs noted above, or simply would like to have your home or property inspected for signs of a potential sinkhole, we can help. Our licensed, certified, and bonded sinkhole foundation repair specialists can help save you from the immediate and devastating impacts a sinkhole can bring. Advanced Pier Technology and The Sinkhole Guy® offer complete sinkhole remediation services, including foundation repair, to return your home to its original condition or better.
Free Foundation Repair Consultation
If you have a damaged foundation, or signs indicating foundation damage may be present, we can help determine the root cause and perform needed foundation repairs. Call (352) 805-1088 for a Free Consultation with The Sinkhole Guy®!