If you own a home or business in Gladstone, MO, your foundation is sitting on expansive soils. This type of soil expands when it absorbs water and shrinks when it is dry. This can cause the shifting of your foundation. When the soil expands, it moves the foundation and causes damage to the footings. When it shrinks, it creates voids beneath the foundation and the foundation will sink into these voids.
Look for signs of foundation failure or settlement such as foundation cracks, water seepage, and ceiling cracks. We can inspect your home or office and offer the best solution for your home’s needs.
We use helical piers and steel push piers to get your foundation back to its original level. Helical piers are ideal for applications where there is a need to resist a tension or compressive force or both. Steel push piers penetrate the soil beyond the expansive soil then a hydraulic manifold lifting system lifts the structure onto the piers recovering the lost elevation. All of the products we use for foundation repair are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in the underpinning industry.
We can also repair your bowing basement walls by installing helical tiebacks. They are installed from the inside the basement wall through a small hole then with exterior excavation, the wall can be immediately pulled back to its original level.
Water takes the path of least resistance so it gets inside your basement, that is where it will flow. Keep your basement dry by investing in a basement waterproofing system. We offer interior drainage systems, exterior drainage systems, crawlspace encapsulation, along with sump pits and sump pumps.
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When the moisture content changes in expansive soil, the soil and concrete will shift and move. This creates cracks, gaps, and uneven concrete.
We offer polyjacking to repair concrete. Polyjacking uses a polyurethane foam that is injected through a 5/8″ drilled hole. The polyurethane foam expands to over 20 times its liquid volume to fill the voids beneath the concrete. It also strengthens the soil, which will prevent any future concrete problems.
For any of your repair needs in Gladstone, Missouri, contact Pro Foundation Technology.