Sinkholes are likely to spawn in places that are built on foundations of sediment that contain gypsum, limestone rock, and salt beds. When enough moisture sifts its way through the topsoil and gets into the sediment, these types of foundations are known to dissolve. Large sinkhole problems take a great deal of time before they start impacting anything. When many people think about sinkholes, they think about colossal abysses that swallow cities, but some sinkholes can be much smaller. Smaller sinkhole problems can be resolved if you get the help of a professional contractor. There are many reasons only a professional should handle problems regarding a sinkhole.
They Will Have the Proper Equipment to Deal With a Sinkhole
This doesn’t always occur, but a sinkhole can cause damage to the walls, foundations, or even exterior stairs of a building. For example, a sinkhole that forms underneath a sidewalk can tip the concrete, causing it to either keep sinking or break.
Resolving these problems requires tools that most people don’t have readily on hand. Professional help will often be a necessity because they will have the tools needed to address a sinkhole safely and effectively.
A sinkhole is able to form nearby structures that are incredibly delicate, including sewer pipes and both electrical and water lines. When working near these sensitive areas, it can be tough to fill in the holes in a safe manner. By getting the assistance of a professional contractor, you would have someone in your court who is able to get everything done without causing harm to the structure. They know what procedures to follow to ensure the safety of the infrastructure, assessing all angles of the problem before taking action.
Working With a Sinkhole is Dangerous
Some sinkholes can be easy to fix. Sometimes, filling in the hole and compacting it the right way is all that has to be done. However, it’s not always this simple. Some sinkholes can be incredibly dangerous to address without experience. When looking at sinkholes, you always see them from the surface first, but there could be more problems than you initially see. People with experience dealing with sinkholes will be extra careful when working around them so that nobody ends up getting injured.
Concrete Visions Will Get The Job Done Right
Concrete Visions has been working with clients for over 25 years. Our G&M Services installers are certified with the industry’s major firestop product manufacturers. As part of our firestop service, we can assess abnormal field conditions and, with the manufacturer’s technical support assistance, provide engineering judgments in a timely fashion to comply with contract specifications. Our Field Mechanics undergo ongoing training, including mandatory monthly safety meetings, weekly Toolbox Talks where safety and equipment information is shred, and trainings on safe work standards and safety best practices.