The soil in Leavenworth, Kansas is expansive soil which means it is subject to changes in volume with the changing in moisture conditions. When the soil gets too saturated, it swells and when it gets too dry, it shrinks. This changing and moving of the soil also affects the foundation of your home or business in Leavenworth, Kansas. The heaving soil from saturation will push up into your foundation and the shrinking of the dry soil will create voids beneath the foundation allowing it to sink into these voids. These conditions cause the foundation to fail and settle. Different parts of the home can move at different rates, causing the foundation to crack.
When you look around your home and see some of the signs of foundation failure, it is time to call Pro Foundation Technology to come and inspect your home or business. Some of these signs are:
When you first notice any signs of foundation failure, you need to call an expert to decide the best repair method for your needs. Helical piers and steel push piers are used to get your foundation back to its original level. These piers are driven into the earth past the expansive soil to a more stable soil then using a hydraulic lift, the foundation is lifted onto the piers making it stabilized.
Another foundation repair option, one that can help repair bowing and leaning walls resulting from foundation movement, is the installation of helical tiebacks. Helical tiebacks are not all that different from helical piers. The tiebacks are installed from the inside of the basement wall. They are then driven into the ground beside the foundation to anchor the leaning wall in the soil outside. This helps to put pressure on the wall to pull it back to the proper position.
Interior waterproofing consists of a 4″ perforated drain pipe that is installed along the interior footings of the basement. The pipe is connected to a sump pump system that drains the water away from the foundation. The sump pump system that we install is the most efficient, safe and innovative design made.
Exterior waterproofing is true waterproofing because it keeps water from ever collecting around the foundation. The drain pipe used for both the exterior and interior waterproofing is engineered to withstand the crushing forces of soils and concrete.
Protect your investment in Leavenworth, Kansas with basement waterproofing by Pro Foundation Technology. We serve Leavenworth, KS including Kansas City, Jefferson City, and Columbia.