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#FeaturedJobFriday: Soil Erosion Leads to Problems in Pensacola, FL

This week we feature a job from Foundation Professionals of Florida. Obviously rain has been an issue across much of the country, and Florida and the Gulf are no exception. Changes in soil conditions lead to soil erosion and soil erosion leads to foundation settlement. It can cause voids to form under the foundation of a structure as well. It can result in symptoms such as cracks in your foundation, drywall, ceiling, and floors. In Florida, voids are common due to the limestone in the landscape there. Foundation Professionals of Florida is an expert in the state of Florida for foundation stabilization and was able to plan a perfect solution for this home in Pensacola, FL.

Foundation Settlement Solution: Galvanized Steel Piers for Underpinning

As you can see in the photos below, Foundation Professionals of Florida was able to us galvanized steel piers to lift and level the home. Galvanization or the galvanizing process is the process of applying a protective coating of zinc to steel or iron. This helps to prevent rust. The most common method is hot-dipped galvanizing, in which the parts are submerged in a bath of molten zinc which coats the whole pier.

The piers are installed deep into the ground beneath the structure to soil that is stable. The piers are then lifted to raise the foundation to it’s original position. This is a long lasting, proven solution that will last for years and years to come.

In this case Foundation Professionals of Florida also used cement grout to fill the voids that had formed due to the soil erosion. The cement grout is pumped into the void using a pressure grouting technique that compresses the soil around the voids to compact it and prevent further movement of the soils.

Congratulations to our partners Foundation Professionals of Florida for a job well done!

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