Kirksville, Missouri has fluctuating temperatures that impact foundations of area homes and businesses. Soil plays a critical role in home construction and in maintaining structural stability. One particularly fickle type is clay, an expansive variety inclined to shrink or swelling when faced with an influx or absence of moisture from rain or snow. When clay contracts and expands too frequently, it starts to move and simultaneously shift anything above it.
To keep foundation failure at bay, inspect your home regularly and be on the lookout for the most common signs of damage:
If any of the symptoms mentioned above have materialized in your Kirksville, Missouri home, it is a telltale indicator of foundation problems.
With over 35 years of experience in Missouri and NE Kansas, we are familiar with problems caused by clay-based soils. In most scenarios, we believe underpinning to be the most reliable and effective method of foundation correction.
We offer durable ECP-manufactured helical piers or steel push piers. Once firmly secured in the stable soil far beneath the affected foundation, these piers relieve the foundation of excess tension, providing continued support and security. We also offer new construction piers, which are installed before the concrete is poured and offer additional support and stability.
Any home lacking proper waterproofing is at risk for damage. To ensure the constant safety and functionality of your home and basement, waterproofing should be a top priority.
One popular option is our interior waterproofing system, which relies on a perforated drain pipe to drain infiltrated moisture. The drainage pipe connects to one of our energy-efficient ECP-manufactured sump pumps, which are the best available on the market. Crawlspace encapsulation may also help keep water out of your home by sealing out moisture with a vapor barrier.
To eliminate pooling water around the foundation, you will want to invest in exterior waterproofing. This system uses a weather-resistant ECP drain pipe to facilitate the proper flow of water to a non-disruptive location.
No matter the extent of water damage your basement has incurred, Pro Foundation Technology can eradicate your water problems once and for all.