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Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing Contractor in Belton, MO

Belton Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing

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Belton Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing

Belton homeowners understand that Belton isn’t just a great place to live or raise a family, but buying a home there also represents a considerable financial investment. The value of this investment should generally increase, but this requires that the homeowner keep up on inspections, maintenance, and repairs.

Among the most important components to keep in good condition is the foundation. The foundation supports the entire structure and helps keep it level and square, so not only is the building safe and structurally sound, but things like doors and windows work effortlessly.

To keep the foundation of a Belton home in the best condition possible, homeowners should partner with an expert local foundation repair company, like KC Pier, and arrange for an inspection. Your foundation and basement professional will provide a detailed report of the overall health and condition of your foundation, as well as information on potential repair processes. Here’s a closer look at why keeping the foundation of your home is crucial.

Belton Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing

Homes in Belton feature a lot of block-and-mortar foundations, whether it’s a crawl space or a full basement. There are
also smaller percentages of poured walls, and even stone foundations, but the most common type of foundation is definitely block and mortar.

One of the most common ways this foundation will react to stress or movement is the standard “stair step” crack that happens when the walls begin to get pushed in. In the summer when the clay subsoil dries out and pulls away from the foundation, there is also the opportunity to repair those cracks with injections or piering.

KC Pier is made up of local residents who are familiar with the area’s foundation types and the best solutions to repair
each one. There are several different types of repairs that may be needed, and our teams will be able to adapt & overcome any repair challenges that your home may provide.

Belton Foundation Piering & Repair

Belton is subject to the same ongoing wet and dry cycles as other towns in the general KC area, and over time this continuing shrinkage and expansion of the high levels of clay in the soil cause significant settling for foundations of local homes. Below are some common indications that you may need professional foundation repair, as well as some of the repair techniques that may be used.

Piering

PIering is the term for using external equipment to support a sagging or settling part of a foundation. The pier is sunk down to bedrock, beneath the foundation, and is then used to prevent any further settling or shifting. In some cases, the pier can be used to raise the sunken foundation, though this cannot be done with stone foundations.

Interior Drains

Interior drains, as well as exterior drains, are a way for homeowners with interior or exterior drainage issues to find and leverage a solution that will work for them. These drains are used to collect and redirect water that accumulates, often directing it to a sump pit.

Crack Filling & Leak Stoppage

Fixing the small problems when they appear is one of the best ways to prevent them from getting worse and becoming much more costly. Filling cracks or injecting them with waterproofing agents is the leading way to prevent leaks entirely, and to stop the damage that’s already started.

Sump Pump Installation

Many older homes weren’t constructed with a sump pit, and having a pit and pump installed can give your foundation a fighting chance against the occasional downpour and standing water. A sump pump is a powerful way to evacuate a lot of water, very quickly.

Common Signs Your Home Needs Foundation Repair

1. Cracks In The Walls

Cracks in the plaster, drywall, or paint can be a very early indicator that your foundation is shifting. Getting repairs early can maximize savings.

2. Sticky Windows & Doors

Doors and windows cannot operate smoothly unless the frame that they are installed into is square and level. If this isn’t the case, they will start to stick or creak and will become increasingly difficult to operate

3. Crown Molding & Ceiling Gaps

If you glance at your ceiling and notice that your molding isn’t flush with the ceiling, you may have a settling problem that needs to be addressed

4. Patio & Porch Gaps

There should only be a fraction of an inch gap between your porch and your home, and that should be sealed with caulk. If you see that the two have separated and are no longer caulked together, one or the other must have moved.

5. Wrinkled Wallpaper

Wallpaper isn’t hung with bubbles and wrinkles in it, and if you have started to notice that the wallpaper in your space is looking more dimpled than usual, you may have started to see another early sign of your foundation’s settling.

Belton Basement Waterproofing

In addition to making sure the foundation is structurally sound, the foundation and basement area will also need to be effectively waterproofed. Failing to keep your basement waterproofing functional and effective can lead to new damage, as well as to the worsening of existing damage. If you notice any of the following symptoms in your home, reach out to a professional as soon as possible. 

Signs Your Home Needs Improved Waterproofing

1. Damp Walls

Foundation walls and basement surfaces are generally cooler than others, which can cause excess humidity to condense on them, making them feel damp or even slimy.

2. Standing Water

Seeing puddles or any form of standing water in your basement is a sign that you need repairs urgently. This can lead to structural damage and dangerous mold colonization.

3. Mineral Deposits On Basement Walls

Known as efflorescence, a powdery mineral residue is often left behind when slow leaks evaporate and leave behind the dissolved minerals. This is a sign that your waterproofing has failed or is in the process of failing.

4. Musty Smells

Smelling mold or mildew, even if you can’t find the source, is a sign that you need some waterproofing help from a professional.

5. Visible Mold

Smelling mold and mildew are bad enough when you can’t find it, but seeing visible mold is often a sign that the problem has grown considerably worse and needs to be addressed promptly.

Belton Basement Waterproofing

With the amount of rain that Belton gets, making sure your basement has a robust waterproofing solution in place can save countless thousands on repairs and water damage recovery efforts. Below are some common symptoms that your basement waterproofing is failing, or has already failed.

Signs Your Home Needs Improved Waterproofing

1. Damp Walls

Foundation walls and basement surfaces are generally cooler than others, which can cause excess humidity to condense on them, making them feel damp or even slimy.

2. Standing Water

Any visible standing water in your basement needs professional help immediately.

3. Musty Smells

Being able to smell mold or mildew, but not being able to see it, is a good indication that your basement or crawl space
needs updated waterproofing.

Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing in Belton

While many homeowners essentially ignore the foundation and basement until it’s time to buy or sell a house, maintaining a regular inspection and repair schedule can help prevent costly and extensive repairs later. Whether it’s been a few years since your foundation or basement was inspected, or you’ve started to notice one or more of the symptoms we’ve discussed here, KC Pier is ready to be your trusted, local foundation repair partner. Reach out today to discuss your foundation’s needs.

Recent Expert Foundation Repair Service

Expert Foundation Repair Service

At first glance, a foundation problem may seem like an extreme problem. However, if you identify the damage before it becomes too advanced, most foundation issues have simple, permanent solutions.  The key is to recognize the problem early and make sure you call in a foundation repair specialist with the tools and expertise to effectively tackle the problem.  

Foundation Problems Unfortunately Do Not Solve Themselves

At KC Pier, we have effective, warrantied solutions for foundation problems of all types, and we have the training, techniques, and top-quality products you need to permanently solve your problem.

The KC Pier Difference

Searching for foundation repair contractors in Overland Park, KS? Our Pier – There is a Difference! So, what is to support the immense weight of your home and ultimately your families peace of mind?  As an exclusive DynaPier® Dealer,  we offer our patent pending DynaPier® system which combines galvanized steel and high-strength concrete making it one of the strongest foundation piers in the industry. We encourage all our clients to compare our pier side by side to any in the market and see the difference! 

ASK The PRO’s!! Check the DynaPier Difference and Independent Engineers opinion of our DynaPier pier. 

Our Service – Lifetime Warranty. 

Our DynaPier® system is located centrally and directly beneath the load of your foundation.  ALL parts are connected to form a single unit without shims or chance of slippage. Centrally placed support structures are the most effective way to level the house. We firmly believe this.   In fact, we not only guarantee our work for life, we even make that guarantee transferable to future owners should you move from your home. 

The Affordable Difference in Overland Park

So you found a honest and trusted expert Overland Park foundation repair service.  You found the best foundation pier in the industry.  You found the lifetime warranty for you and future health of your home.  Are we the cheapest?  Probably not, but maybe!  We absolutely promise to be the most cost effective solution and provide the best value for your dollar when comparing service, quality, terms and cost!

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Our Process

We make it as easy as possible for you:

1

Schedule an In-Home Consultation

We will diagnose your foundation issue and explain the best solution(s) available for your time frame, budget and goals. We will never sell you on services you don't need.

2

Provide You an Estimate

One of our foundation repair experts will provide you with a fair, written estimate (including financing options) for a professionally installed foundation repair or waterproofing solution customized for your home.

3

Schedule Work Date

As soon as our proposal is accepted, we will schedule a work date and an estimated time for completion, weather permitting.

4

Complete On Time and In-Budget

All of the work will be performed by professionally trained KC Pier employees - not subcontractors. We will complete the work on your home with the same level of care, courtesy and professionalism as we would for our own family members.

Belton, MO's Most Trusted Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing Company

Recent Belton, MO Foundation Repair Testimonial

What an amazing team they are! Always striving for every customer to exceed their expectations. Also very responsive, informative, & attentive upon calls. Always going to be my first choice when it comes to this line of work, especially since I can trust them.

Alexis D.