Jefferson City, Missouri, has soil that is made up of mostly clay. This type of soil, also referred to as expansive soils, will heave when it gets wet and shrink when it is dry. The summers in Jefferson City can get really dry and the winter, spring, and fall can be extremely wet. Because of this, the soil beneath your home’s foundation continuously shifts and moves. Because your foundation is sitting on top of this constant shifting soil, it will also start to shift and move. This movement of your foundation can cause severe damage to your home and make it unsafe.
Some of the signs that your foundation may be in need of repair are:
Any of these signs could indicate that you are in need of foundation repair. We use underpinning products such as helical piers and steel push piers. We also install helical piers for new construction to stop foundation problems before they can even start, and offer crawlspace repairs. The products we use for foundation repair are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the best in the industry.
Both piers are driven deep into the ground until they reach stable soil, then the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto the piers, lifting and stabilizing the structure. This will keep it structurally sound for years to come.
Not only does a wet basement cause damage to personal items, it can cause mold and mildew which is a health hazard for you and your family. A wet basement also causes structural damage to your home.
We offer both interior and exterior waterproofing along with the most energy efficient sump pump systems, and crawlspace encapsulation services available in the industry.
The interior waterproofing system consists of a perforated drain pipe installed inside the perimeter of the footing. Placing the drain pipe beneath the slab, it drains the area to a lower level. This drain pipe is connected to the sump pump system and drains it away from the foundation.
The exterior waterproofing system stops the water from ever collecting around the foundation. The ECP drain pipe is installed along the perimeter of the exterior of our home. It is designed to withstand the crushing forces of the soils and concrete while maintaining a smooth shape for maximum water flow.