Maryville, MO has a humid continental climate that translates to blustery cold winters and warm, toasty summers, with July averages soaring over 80° and January averages dipping into the 20s. The area also receives an average annual precipitation of 42 inches. Many homeowners are unaware that fluctuating temperatures and moisture content can wreak havoc on their home’s foundation.
Different types of soil are more sensitive to variations in weather conditions than others, and clay soil is one of the most fickle. Clay is expansive soil, meaning that it expands or contracts, depending on temperature and moisture content. When the soil shrinks or expands too much it begins to shift, bringing with it the foundation above. This results in an overall decrease in structural stability. Unfortunately, clay soil is prevalent in Maryville so homes are at an increased risk of damage.
To stop foundation failure in its tracks, inspect your home regularly and be on the lookout for the following signs of a compromised foundation:
For most foundation repair projects, we rely on helical piers or steel push piers to lift and stabilize the affected area. These piers are highly durable and are installed deep underground where they relieve any excess stress that may be causing the foundation to shift, settle, or sink. These piers can also be used in crawlspace repairs.
If your basement is not fully waterproofed, it is at risk of water damage. If neglected, wet basements can quickly turn into time-consuming and costly headaches. Become familiar with the most common signs of basement water damage and contact a waterproofing repair specialist if you notice any of the following:
We offer interior and exterior waterproofing systems that rely on drainpipes and the most energy-efficient sump pump systems in the business, and quality vapor barriers with our crawlspace encapsulation. All of our waterproofing products are manufactured by ECP to ensure the best repair possible.
Pro Foundation Technology is the area leader in concrete repairs for slabs, driveways, and more. Polyjacking is a method of concrete leveling that involves injecting polyurethane foam beneath the concrete to lift and level it. To learn more about this process or our other services in Maryville, MO, contact us today.