Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing Contractor in Olathe, KS

Olathe Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing

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Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing Contractor in Overland Park, KS

Olathe Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing

Olathe is known for being a great place to live, and when most people move here they aren’t simply looking for a place to live. They are looking for a place that offers not only a wonderful place to become a homeowner, but also a place to make a considerable investment into an asset that will hopefully grow in value. However, in order for a home to increase in value, it needs to be well-maintained and kept in good repair. 

One of the biggest drivers in a home’s overall condition is the effectiveness of the foundation in keeping water out of the basement of the home. This not only keeps the structure sound, but it helps prevent dank smells, energy inefficiency, and even health hazards like mold. The best way to keep an Olathe home’s foundation in optimal condition is to partner with a trusted local company like KC Pier to keep your foundation solid and waterproof.

Olathe Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing

There are many different foundation types that are found in Olathe, and each one will require specific measures to keep it waterproof and effectively supporting the structure of the home. Old Olathe has mostly stone, block, and mortar, and newer areas of Olathe have mostly poured concrete foundations. 

The area itself has high degrees of settlement, due to the seasonal wet and dry cycles, which leads to piering being a very common solution for many different situations. This settlement is largely caused by the dry summers pulling all of the moisture out of the clay, which then rehydrates and swells later. The pressure of the swelling as well as the weight of the water can lead to foundation damage. 

Olathe Foundation Piering & Repair

With such a significant predisposition to foundation settling, homeowners in Olathe owe it to their homes to be familiar with what to do in the event that settling begins or accelerates. Contacting a local foundation piering expert can make sure the homeowner always has a repair solution ready in the event of foundation changes. Below are some frequent repairs that are made, and the signs that may indicate your foundation needs such repairs.  


Piering is adding additional support to a structure whose foundation has shifted, settled, or become damaged in some way. The pier is driven down to bedrock and used to support the foundation and the structure, keeping them as level and square as possible. This will often alleviate many of the signs or symptoms of having foundation issues.

Interior Drains

Interior drains are a way of controlling and rerouting water once it has reached the foundation and begun to enter the basement. The interior drain collects the water and is graded downward to a sump pit or similar area, where it can be pumped up and away from the foundation of the home. These can be costly, but they are also highly effective and can be customized much more than many people realize.

Crack Filling & Leak Stoppage

The cause, in many cases, of initial damage in the basement and foundations is cracks and similar leaks. These are often tiny cracks that grow over time, and if they aren’t fixed when they first appear they can allow significant quantities of water into the basement. Cracks can be filled and patched in many different ways, depending on how they were caused. 

Sump Pump Installation

Many older Olathe homes might not have a sump pit in their basement, while areas with newer construction may have them by default. This is a pit installed at the low-graded end of the basement that collects water for the sump pump. The sump pump is a powerful pump that can pump the water out of the pit and away from the home. 

Common Signs Your Home Needs Foundation Repair

1. Cracks In The Walls

Cracks in the plaster or drywall are some of the first indications that you might see that your foundation is shifting.

2. Sticky Windows & Doors

Doors and windows sticking more and more frequently or more severely, can be an indication of foundation movement. 

3. Patio & Porch Gaps

If you can see your patio or porch now has a gap between it and the house, your house has moved. 

4. Wall Bowing

If the soil load outside the basement is high enough, you may see your basement walls bowing inward with the pressure. 

Olathe Basement Waterproofing

The ability of the basement to repel water is what helps give the foundation and basement their longevity. To have your basement waterproofing inspected or updated, be sure you work with a local expert like KC Pier so you know it will be done right. Below are a few common signs that your waterproofing may be failing to keep your basement as dry as it should be. 

Signs Your Home Needs Improved Waterproofing

1. Standing Water

If you see puddles in your basement, it means not only is your foundation leaking, but that water is hanging around for a while.

2. Mineral Deposits On Basement Walls

A white, powdery mineralization residue called efflorescence can be left behind if your foundation is leaking into the basement.

3. Musty Smells

Dank, musty smells are an indication that somewhere there is mold or mildew growing, even if you don’t see it.

4. Visible Mold

Visible mold is an emergency situation. Many types are directly harmful to you and need professional remediation.

Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing in Olathe

Foundations aren’t something that a lot of newer homeowners give much thought to. Sometimes they have the foundation inspected prior to buying the home, but then never give it another thought. Having a professional inspection done periodically can help give you insight into the health of your foundation, and detailed solutions to any repair need it may currently have. 

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 mentioned here, it’s probably time to get some professional attention. No matter what you might need for your foundation, contact KC Pier today and we’ll help you keep your foundation in optimal condition. 

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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:


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.


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.


Schedule Work Date

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


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.

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

Recent Olathe, 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.