Beam and Post Problems


Leaning posts and beams Kansas CityFor many homeowners, the most troublesome part of the home is the basement.  This is especially true when the beams and posts that support the basement and the floor above become unstable. If the beams or posts in your basement begin to lean or bend, there is probably a problem with the foundation. These leaning posts are a serious issue that could indicate an overall unstable foundation. If this is a problem in your home, contact a foundation repair contractor immediately. The experts at Pro Foundation Technology, Inc. are always willing to help you with your foundation repair needs. Leaning or bent posts and beams in the basement can cause serious issues throughout the home:

  • Sagging or uneven floor: If the supporting beams begin to lean, they will take the floor with them, causing it to sag and become sloped or uneven.
  • Cracks: Because the lean will most likely result in the floor pulling away from the walls, it will cause cracks in both the floor and the walls.
  • Wet basement: Because cracks provide an entry point for moisture, it is possible that leaning support beams will allow water problems to develop in your basement.
  • Pest infestation: Cracks not only let moisture into the home, they also give insects and other pests an entrance into your home.

Leaning support beams are very hazardous. They compromise the structural integrity of your foundation. The underlying problem is probably the settling of the foundation so it is important to invest in the proper foundation repair services as soon as possible.

Solutions for Leaning Posts

beams and post problems in Kansas City MO and KSOne way to fix a settling or shifting foundation is to install steel piers. These piers are driven into the ground beneath the foundation until they reach the stable soils far below the layers of shifting soil. Next, the weight of the structure is transferred onto the piers and they are used to support the foundation and provide stability. Finally, the piers are used to lift the foundation back to its original level, relieving pressure that caused the beams or posts to bend or curve. The entire process is minimally invasive, and can be completed in nearly any type of weather.

In addition to offering our professional services to benefit your home, we also utilize foundation repair products from Earth Contact Products (ECP)s . ECP is the leading supplier in the foundation repair products industry. Their steel piers are designed to lift and support heavy loads and are durable enough to last for years to come.

If your foundation is in need of repair, it is time to call Pro Foundation Technology, Inc. We are the experts on foundation repair in northwest Missouri and northeastern Kansas including the cities of Kansas City, Raytown, Overland Park, and Columbia. Contact us today for more information!