Parkville, Missouri

The most common type of soil in the Midwest is clay soil. Clay soil is the major cause of foundation failure in Parkville, MO. It expands and swells in response to increased moisture conditions, causing unlevel foundations. During hot, dry summers, it shrinks and creates foundation cracks. These two characteristics of clay soil cause cracks in the structure of your home. If you notice settlement in your home, such as sloping floors or foundation cracks, then hire Pro Foundation Tech to inspect your home. Cracks and water leaks shouldn’t be ignored because they usually indicate foundation problems that require immediate attention.  Common issues that cause foundation problems are:

  • Slopes Toward the Home: Water that flows toward the home can enter foundation walls. Make sure your yard has proper grading that is at least 6 inches in 10 feet so the soil slopes away from the foundation.
  • Improper Downspout Extension: If you don’t have the proper downspouts, water will accumulate around the home and into your basement. Downspouts should be at least 5 to 10 feet away and drain into a curb or a storm drain.
  • Maturing Tree Roots: Tree and shrub roots can dehydrate the soil during droughts.
  • Water Issues: During drought-like conditions, avoid letting the soil on your property dry out. Run a soaker hose at least 6 inches from the foundation to prevent soil shrinkage and expansion.
  • Plumbing Leaks: Water leaks from broken underground pipes can lead to foundation problems especially in slab on grade foundations. Repair all plumbing leaks to avoid soil erosion around your foundation.

Foundation Repair

foundation repair Parkville, MOIf you have any of these soil-related conditions, inspect the exterior and interior of your home for foundation failure. Some common warning signs include:

  • Floor cracks
  • Leaning or tilting chimney
  • Sloping or uneven floors
  • Crumbling, chipping, and flaking foundation
  • Foundation cracks
  • Wall cracks

Don’t let settlement compromise the structural integrity of your home. Get help by our skilled foundation repair contractors when you first notice foundation damage.

Our Other Services in Parkville, Missouri

basement waterproofing parkville moBasement Waterproofing

Even the smallest amount of water can lead to water damage, causing costly repairs and expensive foundation repairs. That’s why it’s important to contact a waterproofing contractor if you notice any signs of water intrusion such as:

At Pro Foundation Tech, we offer interior and exterior waterproofing systems that include efficient heavy-duty sump pumps. Our waterproofing products are designed to prevent water from pooling around your home.

Concrete Leveling & Repair

Concrete in Parkville, MO is susceptible to cracking and sinking due to clay soils. We use polyjacking to lift and level concrete back to its original height. We can repair sidewalks, driveways, walkways, foundations, and more.