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Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing Contractor in Leawood, KS

Leawood Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing

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Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing Contractor in Overland Park, KS

Leawood Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing

Leawood is known as a beautiful place to buy a home, and residents know that it’s not just an attractive and historic place to live, but one that has gorgeous homes and high property values. Residents of Leawood haven’t simply chosen a great place to live, they’ve made a significant financial investment into that home in many cases. To make sure that investment grows over time, it will need to be kept in optimal shape.

A major contributor to the health of a home is the health of its foundation. The foundation not only keeps the home stable, level, and square, but it keeps the home from suffering the effects of water intrusion. This water intrusion can cause significant damage to the home, as well as create health hazards like mold. Homeowners who partner with a leading foundation repair company are able to maintain the upper hand in keeping their structures sound.

Leawood Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing

Leawood has a high percentage of stone foundations, and while there are block and mortar, poured, and even crawl space foundations, the stone foundation type is the most common in the Leawood area. These foundations present unique challenges in many ways to the foundation repair process, and while our options may be more limited due to the nature of stone foundations, we welcome the challenge. 

These are common scenarios when interior drains may be used to great effect. There is also a high degree of piering that is used, to help create more even and consistent results than other methods. The most important thing is to make sure the foundation is properly supported without creating further damage, which will become much more costly. This also means that problems should be addressed as soon as they are noticed, otherwise they can grow and become far more costly.

Leawood Foundation Piering & Repair

Since stone foundations are so common in the Leawood area, it can take some considerable extra care to ensure that homes and foundations are repaired properly without incurring additional damage to the foundation. By working with a local expert in foundation piering, homeowners can support their home’s foundation and prevent future sinking or shifting. Here are some of the ways that the foundation may be repaired, as well as some signs that those repairs are needed.  

Piering

Piering is the term for installing a pier, or additional support, underneath part of the foundation footing. This pier is driven down to stable bedrock and is then used to support a portion of the foundation structure that needs additional support. Stone foundations, in particular, cannot be raised, but they can be supported so no further settling happens. 

Interior Drains

Interior drains are a way to control water intrusion by installing a drain that collects and routes the water away from the foundation. In most situations, the route will be an area graded lower than the rest of the foundation that will end in a sump pit where a pump can evacuate the water. 

Sump Pump Installation

In some homes, sump pits were never initially installed, as they simply weren’t part of the construction plan. Now, however, they are relatively standard to include in new construction, but older homes will need to have them installed separately. This involves digging the pit and installing the pump and discharge line so that the water can be pumped far away from the foundation.

Crack Filling & Leak Stoppage

Crack filling and stopping leaks are some of the most common repair types that are performed in the Leawood area. We can address cracks and leaks in a variety of ways, including the injection of sealants, to prevent water from infiltrating through those cracks again. Sealing existing cracks can be one of the best ways to prevent more costly damage in the future.

Common Signs Your Home Needs Foundation Repair

  1. Cracks In The Walls

An early indicator of foundation movement is shifting in the construction materials of your walls. Cracks in drywall and plaster can indicate such shifting.

  1. Patio & Porch Gaps

If you can see a gap between your home and your porch, your home may have settled. 

  1. Popped Nails

When drywall shifts it can pop out nails, indicating there’s been movement. 

  1. Wall Bowing

After lots of pressure from wet soil and expanding clay, you may see your basement walls bowing in.

Leawood Basement Waterproofing

Anyone who lives in Leawood knows that while the summer has some brutal dry spells, there are also some very significant rainfall events that we get each year. This wet & dry cycling is one of the biggest reasons that it’s vital to get your basement waterproofing done correctly, by a local expert like KC Pier. Here are a few signs that you should reach out sooner, rather than later. 

Signs Your Home Needs Improved Waterproofing

  1. Damp Walls

Excessive condensation is a sign of excess moisture.

  1. Standing Water

Standing water or puddles constitute an emergency situation.

  1. Mineral Deposits On Basement Walls

Leaky walls allowing mineral-rich water to enter and evaporate will leave a powdery residue.

  1. Musty Smells

Smelling a moldy or musty smell in your basement means you may need better waterproofing.

  1. Visible Mold

Mold can be dangerous to your health, visible mold is a visible danger.

Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing in Leawood

Homeowners that only have their basements inspected during the home buying or selling process are leaving themselves open for potentially catastrophic foundation repair costs in the future if minor problems go unchecked. By having a professional foundation inspection done, you can get detailed information about the condition and status of your foundation, as well as information about any repairs that may be needed or recommended. 

If it’s been a while since your foundation was inspected, or if you’re seeing some of the signs we’ve talked about here, it’s important that you reach out today and speak to one of our local experts about your needs. If repairs are left ignored for too long, they can make your home uninhabitable and even put your health in danger. 

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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!

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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.

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

Recent Leawood, 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.