Serving Kansas and Missouri

Freeze / Thaw Cycle Impact on Foundation Damage
 
Mon Oct 30

Being in Kansas City, a factor to consider relating to the health of your foundation is the freeze / thaw cycle. This is one reason that small basement cracks tend to become large ones. In addition to many other weather related impacts, water tends to move into cracks. With the...

Mudjacking – The Delicate Balance
 
Wed Oct 11

  We’ve all heard the children’s story about Goldilocks and the Three Bears where the porridge is “too hot” and “too cold” then “just right.” We can relate this to many things in life where we are looking for the correct balance. Not too much, not too little, but that...

TieBacks vs. Bracing
 
Wed Sep 27

TieBacks vs. Bracing Contrasting two approaches to wall stabilization in foundation repair Wall straightening / stabilization is an extremely important part of foundation repairs. Often this is required when there is vertical movement on foundation walls (bowing or leaning), typically caused by hydrostatic pressure pushing in on the foundation walls....

Scheduling a Foundation Repair Project
 
Wed Jul 26

  Top 4 Things You Need to Consider     Scenario: You have finally made it to the basement to go through those boxes you have been meaning to get to for a while. That is when you discover a rather large crack in your foundation wall that you hadn't...

Checking Up On that Old Sump Pump
 
Fri Jun 2

Just because you have a sump pump, does not always mean it is working properly. Very often we are in homes where the original sump pump (over 30 years old, etc) are still being used. It is important to understand that sump pumps do have a life cycle and that...

Diagnose Your Own Foundation Problems
 
Tue Apr 4

While nothing replaces the expertise of a structural engineer, or a consultant from Foundation 1, where your foundation and waterproofing needs are concerned, it is possible for you to learn what to look for as signals that your foundation is (or is not) healthy. To help with this, Foundation 1...