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Signs of Foundational Damage Caused by Flooding

For nearly five decades, Restoration Specialists has helped families and businesses recover following various types of property damage, including wind and water damage. In addition to its headquarters in Ocala, Florida, Restoration Specialists maintains offices in Brooksville, Gainesville, Lake City, Lecanto, and Leesburg that serve clients in 19 counties.

The vast majority of homes in Florida are built without basements due to the region’s high water table. However, buildings throughout the state still suffer from flood damage. Among other problems, floods can create serious foundational issues due to the force of rapidly moving water colliding with and moving through a home. Furthermore, floodwaters often seep deep into the earth, where they can move or break foundation pilings.
Following a flood, homeowners should be vigilant for signs of structural damage. Common signs of this kind of damage include windows and doors that do not properly shut and cracks in walls, ceilings, and floorboards. More severe signs of foundational damage range from sloping floors to visible gaps between walls and the ceiling or floor. A homeowner who suspects his or her foundation has been impacted by floodwaters should immediately contact a local restoration specialist.

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