Small cracks in foundation walls are common in Kansas City homes. Usually a side effect of the natural curing process of concrete, these cracks usually do not threaten the foundation. However, even small cracks in a foundation can be a major problem if they leak groundwater into your basement or crawl space.
The crack repair systems we use are based on time-tested best-practices in the industry. Several of our warrantied methods are award-winning techniques that have been used in thousands of homes worldwide.
By far the number one question our new customers ask is “Should I use epoxy or polyurethane foam to fix my basement crack?” The vast majority of cracks in a foundation wall that leak water should be repaired using a urethane foam.
Urethanes react with moisture in the crack to foam and expand inside the wall. This completely fills the void from top to bottom and all the way through. In fact, the urethanes can expand up to 30x their initial volume. Urethane foams are flexible and move with the expansion and contraction of a foundation wall from freeze/thaw cycles. Much less resin is needed with urethane foams since they expand in volume. That makes them much more economical than epoxies. Finally, urethane injection is relatively easier to do than an epoxy injection.
Epoxies weld the crack together and restore structural strength. The bond strength can be much higher than concrete. Movement is eliminated in the concrete wall during expansion and contraction cycles.
Foundations that are moving or have a continuing stress load on them may need additional repair methods to stabilize the wall and prevent further damage. The epoxy is stronger than the concrete, but the continued stress load may cause the concrete to crack again.
So you found a honest and trusted expert 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!
You don’t have to solve the problem alone! At KC Pier, we have a team of expert in-house Kansas City basement waterproofing and foundation experts that are here to help you identify and solve your issues with warrantied products and services. We provide foundation repair quotes throughout our Kansas City Kansas and Kansas City Missouri Metro Area.
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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.
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.
As soon as our proposal is accepted, we will schedule a work date and an estimated time for completion, weather permitting.
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.
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.