If you live in Columbia, Missouri, you are familiar with the snowy winters and rainy spring and falls along with the dry summers. Because the soil in Columbia, MO is made up of mostly clay, which is an expansive soil, it will shrink in times of dry weather and swell when extremely wet. This shifting of the soil beneath your foundation will also cause it to move and settle. When this happens, your foundation becomes unstable and can cause other severe damage to your home.
If you have these soil-related issues, then knowing the signs of foundation failure is important. Some common signs of settling foundations include floor cracks, bowing walls, and leaning chimneys.
If you notice foundation problems, we have underpinning products such as helical piers and steel push piers to level and stabilize your foundation. These piers are driven deep into the soil until they reach stable soil and then the entire structure is lifted onto the piers. The products we use for underpinning are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leaders in foundation repair products in the industry. If you have new construction, we can install helical piers before the concrete is poured, keeping foundation problems from ever happening.
Wet basement floors are usually caused by poor drainage around the foundation, high water tables, clogged gutters, and improper downspout extensions. All of these conditions can cause water to buildup around your foundation and cause water seepage into your basement. Look for signs of water intrusion in your Columbia, Missouri home, such as damp carpet, wet floors, musty odors, leaky windows, and wet drywall.
We offer the following basement waterproofing methods to keep your foundation dry:
If you notice sinking or cracking concrete, we can get your concrete back to its original level and seal the cracks. We offer polyjacking, a polyurethane foam, that completely fills voids and lifts the concrete back to its original level. This polyurethane foam will also seal the cracks and strengthen the soil so that the soil won’t be affected by the changing moisture content in the future. Due to the polyurethane foam’s fast curing time, the cement can be used immediately after the repair is completed.
For all of your repair needs in Columbia, MO, contact Pro Foundation Technology. We are here to serve you!