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Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing Contractor in Gardner, KS

Gardner Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing

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Gardner Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing

Gardner is a diverse and beautiful place to live. Not only is it a great place to live and work in the general KC region, but it is a place where a homeowner can make a significant investment in their future. Buying a home in Gardner isn’t just finding a nice place to live, it’s investing in an asset that you can take pride in, and that should grow in value over time. 

However, to give that asset the best chance of increasing its value, that home will need to be cared for and kept in good condition, starting with the very foundation it rests on. To keep this foundation properly waterproofed and structurally sound, homeowners in Gardner should partner with a leading local expert in foundation repair, such as KC Pier.

Gardner Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing

Gardner has a variety of foundation types. KC Pier is ready to handle any issues you may have with stone foundations, block and mortar foundations, crawl space, slab foundations, and poured concrete walls. Newer Gardner homes frequently have poured concrete walls that end up buckling or cracking. This requires significant amounts of underpinning and piering, as well as crack sealing in the spring. 

Older Gardner has a significantly larger number of homes that utilize a crawl space than neighboring towns. This means much of our work in Gardner consists of crawl space encapsulation. That’s taking a musty, moldy crawl space and creating a dry area with active dehumidification, eliminating those damp, dank smells and potential health hazards. KC Pier is a local expert in crawl space service and maintenance. 

Gardner Foundation Piering & Repair

Since Gardner has such a wide variety of foundation types there are many different foundation repair methods that your repair partner may use. Here is a look at some of the common ways that a foundation or basement might be repaired, and some of the common signs that can indicate to a homeowner that those repairs are needed. 

Piering

Piering is setting a support pier into bedrock and using that to hold up the sagging or settling part of the foundation.

Exterior & Interior Drains

Exterior and interior drains can be constructed around the foundation and can provide significant additional drainage or water routing to a sump area.

Sump Installation

One of the keys to keeping your basement dry is getting rid of the water that eventually builds up. Installing a sump pump in your basement can give you that ability. 

Crack & Leak Repair

Repairing the cracks that allowed the early leaks to occur is a common way to control additional moisture. Cracks can be injected with waterproofing solutions, and the foundation can even be strapped in place to prevent the cracks from spreading. 

Common Signs Your Home Needs Foundation Repair

1. Cracks In The Walls

One of the earliest signs of foundation shifting or settling is the development of cracks in the drywall or plaster. If there are no other explanations for the cracks, the foundation should be checked for damage or settling.

2. Patio & Porch Gaps

For those with a patio or porch, noticing a gap developing between them can be a very solid sign that your foundation is settling. If there is no obvious movement in the porch, then it may ultimately be your foundation or home that is shifting. 

3. Wrinkled Wallpaper

Wallpaper that was once flat and is now wrinkled can be another significant sign that your home or foundation is shifting. 

4. Popped Nails

Later stages of shifting can cause more than cracks in the drywall, it can cause finishing nails to pop out of place. If you see nails popping out of trim or molding, your foundation may need repair. 

5. Wall Bowing

The additional weight and pressure of saturated soils and clay can cause your basement walls to bow inward. This is a serious symptom that needs immediate attention.

Gardner 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

If you notice your basement walls are damp, surprisingly, it won’t often be due to leaks, but condensation. If your home isn’t sealed well and is allowing humid air in, it will often condense on the basement walls because they are considerably cooler than other surfaces.

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.

Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing in Gardner

Keeping the foundation and basement of your home dry, and in good repair is crucial to your home’s overall health. That said, you might be surprised at how many homeowners only glance at the foundation inspection report when they are buying a home, and never think about it again. 

If you haven’t had your basement and foundation inspected in a while, or if you’ve seen one or more of the signs we’ve talked about here, it might be time for a professional to take a look at it. Whether you need an inspection, minor repairs, or major work done, reach out today to the experts at KC Pier, and let us know how we can help. 

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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!

Your Foundation Repair Service Questions Answered

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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.

Gardner, KS's Most Trusted Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing Company

Recent Gardner, KS 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.