Sinkhole Problems and How to Solve Them
It’s not a surprise that sinkholes are becoming more common. With the increase in natural disasters, it is inevitable that there will be more sinkhole related damage to homes and businesses. Fortunately, with help from Foundation Repair Lehigh Acres, you can stay safe and don’t worry about sinkholes.
Sinkholes are a natural phenomenon that happen when water dissolves the rock under ground and creates caverns. These caverns cause the earth above it to sink and create holes in the surface of land. There is no way to prevent them from happening, but you can help reduce their impact by taking precautions such as: installing eight foot fences or landscape blocks where needed; avoiding building on top of weak areas like those with karst terrain; not dumping paint, chemicals or other additives into your drainpipes (this includes fat buildup); using only certified contractors for repairs; and scheduling regular inspections if you own an older home. While there’s nothing anyone can do about this problem once it starts causing problems, these steps will help keep damage to a minimum.
Sinkhole repair services involve excavating the affected area, stabilizing it with cement or epoxy resin, and then re-leveling the ground to make sure it’s safe for use again. There are several ways your property can be repaired depending on how extensive of damage is done by sinkholes. Some repairs only require digging up the hole that was created while others may need full foundation replacement if they’re found underneath floorboards. The best way to know what needs to be done at each site is through an inspection with trained eyes who understand where these holes occur most often and why.