In Olathe, KS, most foundation problems are caused by the movement of the soil beneath the foundation. Soil movement often results from varying moisture levels. If there is an excess amount of moisture in the soil, it can lead to an increase in hydrostatic pressure, which pushes on the foundation, causing it to shift or crack. Water can also erode the soil beneath the foundation, forming voids that cause foundation settlement. The same type of voids can also be formed during drought conditions when the dry weather causes the soil to shrink and shift.
Fortunately, the expert team at Pro Foundation Technology, Inc. has the necessary know-how and equipment to get your home or business back to normal.
Foundation repair options include helical piers, steel push piers, and helical tiebacks. We also provide new construction piers to prevent future foundation problems in all your new construction projects. When it comes to foundation settlement, piers are used to lift and stabilize the foundation. If you have leaning or bowing basement walls, it may be time for helical tiebacks. These devices anchor into the ground adjacent to the bowing foundation wall and apply opposite pressure to straighten it out.
It is also important to keep an eye on not just your basement but the exterior of the home. Look for cracks in your garage columns or sinking patios.
Many Olathe homeowners are not sure whether or not their home is in need of waterproofing. There are a few common signs that indicate the need for waterproofing:
If you notice any of these symptoms, your home is likely in need of waterproofing. The first step in any waterproofing job is to make sure that the surface drainage system and exterior drainage systems are functioning properly. these are your first line of defense against water seepage. These drainage systems work to prevent water from pooling around the foundation and to collect it and re-route it before it can find its way into your basement.
The next waterproofing essential is the interior waterproofing system. This is a drainage system that catches water that has seeped into the basement and directs it out and away from the home. The interior drainage system consists of the water channels, floor drains, and sump pump system. The water channels collect water under the footings or at the base of the basement walls and carry it to the sump pit, which stores the water until there is enough to kick on the sump pump. The sump pump then begins to pump the water out of the basement, carrying it away from the foundation.
For all of your foundation repair, crawlspace repair, and waterproofing needs, contact us today!