Friday, May 11th, 2018 by Abby Hanson
If you have concerns about the safety or condition of your home and the safety of your family, it may be a good idea to protect it before it goes into further disrepair.
Cracked and uneven concrete can be unsightly and become a tripping hazard. If you are concerned that this may happen to your concrete, let us know! We can use the PolyLevel system to fill any voids under your slabs that may cause them to sink later on. This is a state-of-the-art system that is lighter and more effective than mudjacking. PolyLevel has a five-year warranty, so if anything begins to sink or crack during that time where the work was completed, we will come out and fix it for free!
If you simply replace your concrete, this will not fix the problem. Replacing concrete only disturbs the soil underneath and leads to more voids that will allow the concrete to sink again. This is why the PolyLevel system is a better method at preventing cracking and sinking than replacing concrete. We can use the system on sidewalks, porches, driveways, pool decks, and more!
Have you noticed small cracks on your interior or exterior walls? What about sticking doors and windows? These are both signs of foundation settlement. If you catch it soon enough, Florida Foundation Authority can permanently repair your foundation issues and provide a lifetime warranty.
These repairs will prevent the problem from worsening – for example, having a wall collapse into your home. A collapsed or more severely cracked wall would be costlier to repair or rebuild than one with minor, hairline cracks.
If you have a damp, dirty, or open crawl space, this can lead to several problems in your living space. A damp environment can lead to rotting and breaking floor joists which will them lead to sagging floors and need to be replaced. This type of environment is also ideal for mold growth and this unhealthy air can travel throughout your home! The CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system and our crawl space waterproofing solutions can block out all moisture, dirt, and mold from entering your home through the crawl space. It’ll keep critters out too!
Coinciding with sagging floors, if you are experiencing this problem, but do not have cracked or damaged floor joists, we can prevent further issues for this as well. We can use SmartJack supports to transfer the weight of your home from the floor joists to jacks that can hold over 60,000 pounds. These will uphold your home and prevent floors from sagging further or falling inward.
If you are experiencing any of these problems with your home, don’t hesitate to call Florida Foundation Authority. Home repair needs like these only get worse with time, which will make them more dangerous and more expensive to repair.
Don’t wait until it’s too late – contact us today to schedule a free inspection and quote!