Independence, Missouri

Foundation repair Independence Missouri Independence, Missouri is made up of expansive clay soils that absorb water that causes it to expand.  As the soils dry out, they shrink, leading to structural damage to your foundation. Clay soil swells as the moisture increases, causing homes to lift and become uneven. It shrinks during hot, dry summers. The inconsistency of clay soil can cause cracks to form under foundations. The most common causes of settlement are caused by the following soil-related issues:

  • Evaporation: Drought-like conditions cause clay soil to pull away from the foundation. This leaves voids and spaces beneath the foundation.
  • Tree roots: Maturing tree roots can dehydrate the soil under the foundation, causing settlement over time as they push on the foundation, causing the concrete to move and settle.
  • Broken pipes or Leaky Plumbing: Water in the ground can increase the hydrostatic pressure in the soil, push in on the foundation, and cause it to shift and crack.
  • Poor Soil: Soil that contains debris or organic components may lead to foundation failure.

Our Services in Independence, MO

Basement waterproofing Independence MissouriPro Foundation Technology can install an interior drainage system, an exterior drainage system, along with a sump pit and sump pump, and crawlspace encapsulation.

Interior waterproofing consists of a perforated drain pipe that is installed inside the perimeter of the footing, which drains the water away from the foundation. Exterior waterproofing stops the water from collecting around the foundation where it causes problems. Water or moisture is transferred from the outside of the building to the inside of the structure due to several causes:

  • Water flow – water takes the path of least resistance. If this is in your basement, that is where it will flow.
  • Porous Concrete – as concrete sets in water, the water is absorbed by the concrete until it is completely saturated and then disperses the moisture inside of the home.

concrete repair independence missouri

The experts at Pro Foundation Technology use polyjacking to repair concrete in Independence, MO. This method uses a polyurethane foam that is injected through a small 5/8″ hole that is drilled through the damaged concrete. This polyurethane foam will expand to over 20 times its liquid volume and fill any voids beneath the concrete. This will lift and
level your concrete and seal the cracks. Polyurethane foam has a quick drying time so the concrete can be used immediately after the repair is completed. It is much less invasive than replacing your concrete.

Contact us today and we will help you with your commercial foundation repair, residential foundation repair, basement waterproofing needs or concrete repair needs.