sinkhole repair

We’ve all seen and heard stories of sinkholes throughout the state. Sinkholes are a fact of life in Florida and Foundation Technologies is ready to help. We have been We have been repairing sinkholes throughout Florida since 1991.

The most common solution for sinkhole remediation is compaction grouting, and one of the newer innovations in sinkhole repair is chemical grouting, which is usually done after the cement grouting has been completed. Have a sinkhole problem? We are ready to help. 

The typical soil profile in Florida has a layer of lime rock usually between 30 and 60 feet. This layer weakens causing “swiss cheese holes” in the limestone. Over time, soils migrate downward through these holes and depressions form causing foundation stress and damage.

The most common solution for sinkhole remediation is compaction grouting. This process begins with the installation of steel pipes around your home. Grout is then injected to lay a “blanket” of grout around and under your home. The next step is to continue pumping grout while extracting the pipes. This step fills voids in the soil column and strengthens any weak zones in the soil column.

Another method of soil stabilization is chemical compaction grouting. Compaction grouting is a method where fast setting polyurethane foam is injected into loose soil. The foam expands rapidly forming balls or columns of dense structural foam. The expansion compacts the surrounding soils and increases the load-bearing capacity. 
Compaction grouting can be applied to the following subsurface conditions.

  • Sinking or settling structures
  • Voids
  • Sinkholes
  • Loose or weak soils
  • Poorly compact fills
  • Collapsible soils
  • Above or below water tables
  • Constricted areas

Contact us for help with your home or business. We are the trusted choice for foundation repair solutions. 

 

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