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Foundation Repair and Basement Waterproofing Contractor in St. Joseph, MO

St. Joseph Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing

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St. Joseph Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing

St. Joseph is a gorgeous place to live, and nobody understands that like the residents and homeowners. People who purchase homes in St. Joseph aren’t simply looking for a comfortable place to live, they are making a substantial real estate investment as well. Just as with any investment, you hope that the asset you hold gains value over the years, but to do that, it must be well taken care of. This is where foundation repair and waterproofing are essential to St. Joseph homes.

The foundation is what supports your entire home, all of your possessions, and everyone who lives there or visits. It is what keeps your home level, square, and structurally sound, and if it’s neglected, it can lead to significant and expensive damage to your home, as well as a considerable decline in general property value. The best way for St. Joseph homeowners to keep their foundation in good repair is to partner with a local expert like KC Pier.

St. Joseph Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing

St. Joseph has a wide variety of foundations, including a large number of newer, poured concrete walls. However, the foundations that are most frequently in need of service are stone foundations, block and mortar foundations, crawl spaces, and even brick foundations from the turn of the century. These are where our crews tend to spend most of their time, especially recently with the significant dryness that has caused considerably more settling than in past years.

Settling occurs with all foundations, when the clay becomes dry and contracts, pulling away from the foundation. This creates gaps and these gaps are where the shifting and settling occur when the soil becomes rehydrated and the clay expands. All foundations are susceptible to damage from settling, and while each type will be affected in different ways, there are only a handful of repair types that will be used to correct the wide range of potential problems. This is why it’s important to work with a local expert, like KC Pier.

St. Joseph Foundation Piering & Repair

If you have a foundation that has begun to settle or shift, you may need professional foundation repair. Here are some of the signs you might see in your home that indicate your foundation may require repairs.

Piering

Piering is driving support down into the bedrock, and using that to support the foundation. In some cases, it can even be used to raise a foundation to reverse other signs of settling.

Interior Drains

Interior drains can be a highly efficient way to redirect water to a more suitable area of the basement, such as a sump pit. They are installed next to the foundation and can be customized to a great degree.

Crack Filling & Leak Stoppage

As water is the most common cause of damage, and the most common reason existing damage gets worse, sealing leaks and cracks is an incredibly frequent repair that homeowners require.

Common Signs Your Home Needs Foundation Repair

1. Cracks In The Walls

One of the earliest signs that your foundation is moving is the appearance of small cracks in plaster and drywall.

2. Sticky Windows & Doors

If your foundation has settled or is no longer level, there is a good chance that you’ll begin to experience sticky windows and doors or doors that creak when in use.

3. Sinking Foundation

If your foundation is visibly lower in one area, you need to call a professional.

4. Patio & Porch Gaps

Another sign your foundation may have shifted is if you have started to see a gap between your porch and the entry to your home.

5. Wall Bowing

When the clay in the soil outside your foundation rehydrates, it can often create enough pressure to bend your basement walls inward. Seeing this is a sign that you need help quickly.

St. Joseph Basement Waterproofing

Basement waterproofing is essential for St. Joseph homes, and homes in surrounding areas. Water is the leading cause of damage, and the leading reason that damage gets worse when left unaddressed. Below are some common signs that your waterproofing solution may need some professional attention.

Signs Your Home Needs Improved Waterproofing

1. Damp Walls

Basement walls are usually much cooler than the rest of the home, which makes them the first place that excess humidity is going to condense. Seeing damp or moist basement walls is a sign that waterproofing somewhere else in the home is letting humid air into the basement.

2. Standing Water

Standing water is not only an indication that your basement leaks, but that it leaks badly enough to leave puddles or other standing water. This can create the danger of mold, electrocution, and more.

3. Mineral Deposits On Basement Walls

Much of the KC area has limestone, which makes mineral-rich groundwater. If this water seeps through your foundation or basement walls and evaporates, it leaves a powdery substance behind. This substance is a sure sign that you have a water issue.

4. Musty Smells

Musty smells are an indication that there may be excess moisture contributing to mold or mildew. If you have a musty smell but cannot locate the source, it may be time for professional help.

5. Visible Mold

VIf you can see visible mold anywhere in your basement or on your foundation, you need immediate professional intervention. Mold can be very dangerous to the health of those living in the home.

Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing in St. Joseph

If you had your home’s foundation inspected before you bought it, but haven’t had it looked at since you may be missing out on significant repairs that could threaten your entire home. Scheduling an inspection today can give you a comprehensive, transparent look into the health and condition details of your foundation. It can also give you the peace
of mind of knowing that your foundation is performing exactly as intended.

Whether it’s simply been a while since you’ve had your foundation inspected, or if you’ve started to see some of the signs of damage we discussed here, KC Pier can help you meet your foundation’s needs. Reach out today to speak with a member of our trusted local team about your home and its foundation.

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!

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.

St. Joseph, MO's Most Trusted Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing Company

Recent St. Joseph, 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.