Lee’s Summit, Missouri, has four seasons with hot summers, cold winters, and rainy springs. The soil in Lee’s Summit is made up of expansive clay. So as the weather changes so does the soil beneath your foundation. Clay soil expands as it absorbs water and shrinks during times of dry weather. When the soil beneath your foundation shifts, this causes structural damage to your home or business.
Look around your home for some of the signs of foundation failure. Some of these signs are floor cracks, foundation cracks, sloping floors, and gaps between floors and walls. Also, look for stair-step cracks in the masonry joints, horizontal cracks or cracks wider than 1/4 inch. This is usually an indication of serious cracks.
For any sign of foundation settlement or failure, it is important to call in a professional to examine the foundation and recommend the best repair solution for your Lee’s Summit, Missouri home or business.
We use helical piers and steel push piers for foundation settlement along with helical tiebacks for bowing walls. These products are made by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the best in the industry. Helical piers and steel push piers are installed deep in the earth until they reach stable soil and then the structure is lifted onto the piers, to stabilize the foundation. We also offer crawlspace repairs to keep your crawlspace well supported and sturdy.
Water takes the path of least resistance, and if this is into your basement through cracks in your basement floors or walls, then that is where it will go. Also, concrete is porous, so as concrete sets in water, the concrete becomes completely saturated and disperses the water into the inside of your home or business.
Unexpected water in your basement can damage walls, floors, carpeting, furniture and can lead to mold growth. Don’t let water entering your basement ruin some of these treasures; invest in crawlspace encapsulation from PFT. We also offer interior waterproofing and exterior waterproofing which includes an energy-efficient sump pump.
When you contact Pro Foundation Technology for your basement waterproofing needs, you are getting the experience and best products used in the industry.