Residential Foundation Repairs

Residential Foundation Repair Kansas CityIf you live in the Kansas City, MO or KS area and are experiencing foundation problems in your home, contact the residential foundation repair experts at Pro Foundation Technology right away. We use quality foundation repair products from ECP (Earth Contact Products) to make sure that your home’s foundation is taken care of. Because the foundation is what supports your entire home, it is important to make sure that any issues are fixed as soon as possible.

Settlement and sinking home foundations can lead to several severe structural issues in your home, and the longer you wait, the worse the problem will become. This only leads to further structural damage in your home, which is dangerous for you and your family. More severe foundation problems also require more expensive repairs – save money and keep your family safe by investing in foundation repair from Pro Foundation Tech today.

Normally, foundation issues are caused by shifting soil or problems related to soil moisture around your home. Some factors that often contribute to a sinking or settling foundation in Kansas City homes are:

  • Erosion: If heavy rains and snowmelt occur, the excess water that ends up in the soil can cause soil around and under your foundation to be washed away, leaving behind voids that cause the foundation to settle into the ground.
  • Soil Shrinkage: Foundation settlement and sinking due to void and hole formation under the concrete can also be the result of soil shrinkage during very dry weather.
  • Hydrostatic Pressure: Water that has been absorbed by the soil around your home can also cause increased hydrostatic pressure. This pressure puts stress on the foundation, pushing it and causing it to crack and shift.
  • Poor Compaction: Some foundation problems begin right when your home is built. If the ground that your foundation rests on was not packed down well enough, the soil will eventually settlement. This will cause the foundation on top of the ground to settle as well.

Residential Foundation Repair Solutions Kansas City, MOThese are some of the things that cause foundation problems in your home. Most of the structural damage is caused by shifting or sinking foundations. As the concrete shifts or sinks, the home becomes less stable and cracks may start to form. Some of the problems you may notice include:

  • Bowing or Leaning Walls
  • Floor or Wall Cracks
  • Sticking Doors or Windows
  • Sloped or Uneven Floors
  • Gaps and Spaces
  • Basement Water Issues

Residential Foundation Repair Solutions

Fortunately, Pro Foundation Technology specializes in providing you with effective and affordable foundation repair solutions for your home. The first of these solutions is to install helical piers or steel push piers. These piers are used to stabilize and lift foundations that have started to settle into the ground. The piers are driven into the ground under the foundation until they are anchored in stable soil deep beneath the surface. Then, the foundation’s weight is transferred onto the piers so that the home can be lifted back to the proper level.

For shifting foundations, which are normally the cause of bowing or leaning basement walls, helical tiebacks can be used to pull the walls back into place and reverse the shifting of the foundation. The tiebacks are a lot like helical piers, except they are screwed into the ground horizontally instead of vertically. This allows them to counteract pressure on the foundation to straighten foundation walls.

For these and other residential foundation repair options in Missouri and Kansas, contact Pro Foundation Tech right away! We serve Overland Park, Raytown, Columbia, and the rest of the Kansas City area as well.