In Basehor, Kansas, local residents have noticed that summers are getting progressively warmer and drier, while winters are colder and snowier than ever before. What many residents are unaware of is how these constantly fluctuating conditions wreak havoc on the foundations of area homes and businesses. Soil is a critical component in home construction and stability, and some varieties are more sensitive than others. Expansive soils like clay are the most fickle, as they are prone to shrinking or swelling when subjected to sudden changes in temperature or moisture content. When clay routinely contracts and expands it begins to move, simultaneously shifting any structure above it. Unfortunately for Basehor homeowners, clay soil problems are prolific throughout the area, so local foundations are at elevated risk of sinking or settling.
Pay attention to the following indicators of foundation failure:
If any of these issues mentioned above have manifested themselves in your Basehor, Kansas home or business, it is time to call our experts. Underpinning is the most reliable and effective method of foundation correction. In this process, we install highly durable ECP-manufactured helical piers or steel push piers into the soil beneath the damaged structure, where they provide lift and support.
To stop foundation failure and settlement in its tracks or to prevent it entirely, we offer new construction piers. These piers are installed before the concrete is poured and offer additional support and stability. Another service we provide is crawlspace repairs, to keep crawlspace foundations stable and solid.
Most homeowners will be confronted with water damage at some point in their lives, but you can prevent this problem altogether with interior and exterior waterproofing systems.
Our interior waterproofing system centers around a perforated drain pipe used to drain the affected area to a lower level. The drainage pipe is then connected to one of our energy efficient ECP-manufactured sump pumps, which are the best available on the market.
To eliminate the possibility of water pooling around the foundation altogether, invest in exterior waterproofing. This system relies on a weather-resistant ECP drain pipe to facilitate the proper flow of water in a predetermined direction.
No matter the extent of water damage you are experiencing, our team can inspect your home for free and work with you to determine the ideal course of action.