If you have a home or business in Lawrence, Kansas, it is a good idea to look around your home or business for any signs of foundation failure. The soil in Lawrence, Kansas is an expansive soil which means that it expands when wet and shrinks when dry. This leads to the shifting of the soil along with the shifting of your foundation. Look for some of the signs of foundation failure such as:
These problems in your home are most likely due to shifting soil or rising or falling moisture levels in the ground around your home. If the soil around your foundation shrinks up due to lack of moisture, it will leave spaces under the concrete. These spaces lead to the foundation settling and/or shifting from a lack or proper support. A similar situation occurs when soil that supports the foundation is washed away due to erosion.
We use helical piers and steel push piers to get your foundation back to its original level. These piers are driven deep into the earth past the expansive soils to stable soil and then the structure is lifting onto these piers making the structure stable again. This can also be used with crawlspace foundations in crawlspace repair methods. These helical piers and steel push piers are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leader in foundation repair products in the industry. With the experience of our team along with the best products, you can be assured that the repair is done professionally.
If you have bowing walls, we will install helical tiebacks which are installed from inside the basement wall through a small hole then with exterior excavation, the wall is immediately pulled back to its original level.
Interior waterproofing includes the installation of a perforated drain pipe that is installed inside the perimeter of the footing. This pipe connects to a sump pump system that drains the water away from the foundation. The sump pump system that Pro Foundation Technology installs is the most efficient, safe and innovative designs available on the market today.
Exterior waterproofing stops water from collecting around the foundation. A 4″ perforated drain pipe is installed beneath the foundation and drains the water away from the foundation. This drain pipe has a superior crush resistance so it will hold up for many years to come. It also has exceptional water volume capacity.
Contact Pro Foundation Technology today for any of your waterproofing needs in Lawrence, Kansas.