Foundation Settlement


foundation settlement Kansas CityFoundation settlement is the downward movement of a building to below its original position. It is usually caused by the shifting or compaction of the underlying soil due to many reasons. A few of the more common causes of foundation settlement are:

  • Weak bearing soils: Some soils are not capable of supporting the weight or pressure exerted by the building’s foundation
  • Poor compaction: When soils are not adequately compacted, it can compress under a foundation load resulting in settlement
  • Changes in moisture content: Excess moisture content within foundation soils leads to weakening of the soil reducing the ability of the soil to support the load.
  • Maturing trees: Maturing trees and bushes in close proximity to a home can draw moisture from the soil beneath the foundation.
  • Soil consolidation: When the weight of a structure compresses the newly-placed fill soils to weak clayey soils, this consolidation results in the downward movement of the overlying structure.

Foundation settlement in Kansas City can be a major problem, and there are several different ways that it can occur. Whether your home is new or old, it  may be in danger of settlement and sinking. That is why it is important to the health of your home to inspect the foundation regularly for signs that it has started to settle.

Foundation Settlement Solutions

We stabilize failing or settling foundations with helical piers, push piers and wall anchoring. The products we use are made by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading manufacturer of foundation repair products made in the industry. Knowing the signs of foundation settlement is the first step in getting your foundation settlement repaired and keeping in structurally sound.

foundation settlement and repair Kansas CityINTERIOR

  • Crack in drywall
  • Doors and windows that stick
  • Misaligned doors and windows
  • Water leakage through cracks

EXTERIOR

BASEMENT

  • Foundation seepage
  • Cracks in walls
  • Bowed walls
  • Sinking foundation

If you notice any of these signs of foundation settlement, contact Pro Foundation Technology today and let us examine your foundation.

We serve Missouri and NE Kansas including the cities of Overland Park, Kansas City, Jefferson City, and Columbia.