Serving Kansas and Missouri

Commercial Waterproofing

Your building is critical to the success of your business. Whether you are a real estate owner, retailer, manufacturer, apartment complex, hospital or university, your building is literally the foundation of your business. Protect your business with our commercial waterproofing and commercial foundation contractors.

Foundation cracks and water in your facility can mean costly downtime and repairs. A lack of waterproofing can also lead to mold growth which can affect the health of your employees.

Commercial Foundation Repair

As your Kansas City commercial foundation repair contractor, we work hard to offer the services necessary to ensure a stable foundation for your business. Whether you are in an existing building that needs repair or you need to ensure your new build has a solid foundation well into the future, you’ve come to the right place.

There are two main types of cracks common in commercial buildings experiencing foundation issues:

  • Vertical foundation cracks: These types of cracks are the most common foundation problem, and they’re usually caused by uneven foundation settling. They may look wider at either the bottom or the top. If so, it’s advisable to have them looked at by a foundation repair specialist.
  • Horizontal foundation cracks: Horizontal cracks are a sign of localized support failure, and they are a serious concern because they indicate that the structure can no longer handle the pressure of the supported structure. Occasionally, horizontal cracks are connected to a plumbing issue, and in multi-story buildings, they can get worse the higher they occur.

Because of the urgency of foundational damage potentially disrupting business operations and causing lost revenue, it’s helpful to hire a company like Foundation 1 who is experienced in working with commercial businesses and property owners. Most often, commercial buildings experiencing foundation issues should consider several recommended services:

  • Regular foundation inspections: Foundation 1 offers free evaluations and consultations with our professional specialists, who have experience spotting major foundational problems, but who will also tell you if you have nothing major to worry about and can stick with repairing to minor cracks with polyurethane sealant, for example.
  • Pier installation: If you have a weak or damaged foundation, piers are the preferred method of strengthening your structure. In order to increase your building’s load-bearing capacity, piers are installed beneath the foundation.
  • Crawl-space repair: Commercial buildings typically have multiple crawl spaces to facilitate site maintenance, so crawl space repair is critical to preventing moisture build-up that can damage a building’s foundation. A sump pump can be used to remove excess water if there are pools of free-standing water inside crawl spaces.

Commercial Waterproofing

It’s obvious why it is important to waterproof your home basement, but many business owners fail to see the importance of waterproofing their building. A commercial building is just as vulnerable to flooding and the damages that water infiltration causes as someone’s home is. Turn to the commercial waterproofing contractors who know how to get the job done right so you have effective waterproofing solutions that will keep your business and your employees safe.

Like many things in life, we tend to underestimate how much impact this kind of problem can have on a business. So the problems are often ignored. With water and concrete, one thing is certain, and that is that things tend to NOT get better with time on their own. To the contrary, they tend to get worse. Moreover, leaky basements or walls are likely to become noticeable to residents or employees because of the air quality inside the building, which could be negatively affected by the presence of mold or mildew in damp areas like windowsills or storage spaces. If mold or mildew are found by residents or employees, it could become a liability issue: mold can cause upper respiratory issues, as well as sleep disturbances and even brain fog. 

This is why we suggest a rapid response to the early warning signs of foundation challenges and water in your business. Very often, early solutions are more effective and less costly than waiting for issues to become significant.

Here are a few highlights for our potential commercial clients

  • We know your downtime is extremely costly – we will work with you to get back up as quickly as possible
  • We will work with you to ensure your customers/tenants understand the repairs and keep inconveniences to a minimum
  • We will focus on appropriate solutions… meaning not “over” fixing things, or solutions that fail to address the underlying cause of your problem. This is important, not only from a cost control perspective but to ensure you have a solution that matches your business needs, today and into the future.

This kind of work means working with a business who understands yours. We will send out an experienced structural evaluator to assess your building’s needs, as well as understand more about you and your business. From there, we will design a repair plan (including in conjunction with a structural engineer as necessary), as well as provide an estimate for our services.

Depending on the scope of your project, we will work in conjunction with your facilities manager, contractor, architect, structural engineer, and/or geotechnical consultant. We will be a strong member of your team.

Our motto is to “rest your foundation on our reputation.” We will ensure to treat your business as we would treat our own.

What Customers are Saying....
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I felt SO CONFIDENT from the start that this project would be done in a timely matter and done the CORRECT WAY ! Let me tell you......IT WAS !!

"Dan, osawatomie
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What a surprise experience for a major home repair. Job well done. Exceptional customer service. I would absolutely use them again.

"Andrew, Blue Springs
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Foundation 1 made it their mission to leave me with a great customer experience and they really nailed it. Improved the whole look of the house.

"Josh, Brookside
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Fantastic to work with. Done under schedule and I would refer anybody. Very impressed by this company.

"Dan, Blue Springs
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In this day and age, service companies very rarely exceed your expectations. But Foundation 1 and their team did just that. Thank you for job well done.

"Jeff, Olathe
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Awesome. Professional and friendly. Went above and beyond our expectations.

"Pam, Overland Park
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The best experience I’ve had with a contractor. This was a large project, and I researched many pier options, different companies, and installation methods.

"Nicolas, Leawood
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Their price for 10 piers was on par with other bids we received. The work was finished within the time frame we were given and we are very pleased with their work.

"Rita, Kansas City
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The quality of work is evident and I believe I received a great value for money spent. 5 STAR RATING!!!!!!!

"Mitch, Gladstone
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Very professional, work was done as promised and on time.

"Rebecca, Smithville, MO
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We could not have had a better experience. Do yourself a favor and use Foundation 1.

"Jesse, Roeland Park, KS
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The work was done quickly, professionally and they were very informative and forthcoming when I had questions and concerns. The result is amazing!

"Jeffrey, Independence
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I would recommend Foundation1 without reservation. A Five-Star Company, Plus!

"Peggy, Olathe
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Cannot recommend Foundation 1 enough. After years of stress, moving walls, cracking drywall, sinking footings, and water in the basement, Foundation 1 gave me my house back, relieved the stress.

"Brian, Lenexa
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The crew leader every day explained what they would be doing. They left that part of the basement cleaner than when they first started.

"Ken, Kansas City
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The sump pumps, crack repair, water proofing and wall stabilization method were completed with top of the line equipment and techniques. Would not hesitate to use them again.

"Jeffrey, Independence
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A 5-star review for a 5-star (major) job, both interior and exterior on my home's foundation.

"Barbara, Overland Park
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Staff are professional, competent and thoroughly assess what needs to be done, then the work crew accomplishes the fixes In a timely and efficient manner.

"Rich, Kansas City
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What a great experience from start to finish. If you need this work, don't look any further. Thanks a million for the work well done.

"Dale, KCMO
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Great to work with. The two associates who did the job were fantastic! I highly recommend the Foundation 1 team!

"Geoff, Parkville
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They came up with a better plan and followed through ahead of schedule and on budget. I could not recommend this team of people more.

"Jason, KCMO
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The foreman kept me updated & informed on the progress & process throughout the project. I have used them twice before on other areas of my home with great reviews from the structural engineer that I hired to evaluate my home’s needs.

"Karen, Overland Park, KS
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We are very pleased with all the work done. The foreman was always willing to talk with me for any concerns or question I had.

"John, Independence
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Great staff, great work, I couldn't be happier with the work.

"Chad, Olathe
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I can't say enough good things about this foundation repair company! They had a very reasonable quote. Highly recommended!

"Brian, Lee’ Summit
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I appreciated that they communicated with me along the way as the project was underway, through completion. This is a company that keeps its promises for a job well done.

"Charlene, KCMO
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Thank you so much! Will call on them if ever needed for this type of work again!

"Tracy, KCMO
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Very happy with the job the team did waterproofing my basement and installing a sump pump.

"John, Overland Park
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Now that I know exactly what the techniques entail, I understand why this is such expensive work!

"Cydney, Mission
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Installed in 2 days at a fair price. Highly recommend them for any looking to solve a leaky basement issue.

"Joseph, Overland Park
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I have very high expectations for contractors and am willing to pay for higher quality work. They met all of my expectations and I would highly recommend them.

"Nicolas, Leawood
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Now, during even a very heavy rain, the house is dry!

"Margaret, Mission
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Foundation work is expensive. It takes highly skilled crews, large equipment, time, planning, etc. I priced many companies over many years and Foundation 1 offered an excellent price point for the job. Don't do what I initially did and pay some guy in a pick-up to install a couple of wall braces. It will just cost that much more later when you have the job done correctly.

"Brian, Lenexa, KS
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Foundation 1 sent a great team out to my residence to replace a failed sump system and solve some drainage issues.

"Joseph, Overland Park
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They exceeded the scope of work and were done on time. I was allowed to approve each stage of the process and felt like I was given excellent service.

"George, Excelsior Springs
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Put it off too long, and too many sleepless nights squeegeeing water into my inadequate existing sump pump to keep it from ruining my finished living space and fearing the worst when the rains came. I'm very pleased with the results and the cost.

"Jeffrey, Independence
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I cannot tell you how exciting it is to look out and see no water running over my front sidewalk. I was able to remove the snow without it icing over for the first time in years. This is all because of your firm.

"Michelle, Kansas City
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We are glad that we went with this company and would recommend them to others needing a waterproofing solution. Customer service also responsive and efficient.

"Alice, Independence
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The crew that did the work were a quality bunch. The crew chief kept me informed of their progress and actually finished one day early.

"Barbara, Overland Park
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F1 did a very good job. They arrived as scheduled, did the work as promised, cleaned up before departing. I would recommend them.

"Kevin, Stilwell
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The prices were better than others I had contacted. The work turned out great and I have every confidence that my basement problems are over.

"Jeff, Liberty
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Professional and courteous employees, by far the most reasonably priced!

"Rhonda, Overland Park
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Foundation 1 was great to work with from the beginning. They were very prompt with bidding the job, scheduling and doing the work. I would recommend them highly.

"Mary, Grandview, MO
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We were very impressed with our experience with Foundation 1. We received quick responses to my multiple calls with questions.

"Geoff, Parkville
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I could not have asked for a better experience. Everyone I spoke to or worked with at Foundation 1 was
extremely friendly and professional.

"Cheryl, Gardner
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The entire organization was very friendly and professional. They showed up consistently, worked hard and explained everything that was being done and answered any questions I had.

"Angela, Spring Hill
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The whole crew did an amazing job. We got 4 estimates, and they were the most qualified AND had the best rates.

"Sadie, Raymore
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Foundation1 was professional from the start to the finish. I felt like they had my back on this project.

"Chris, Olathe
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Excellent experience! The crew was friendly, efficient and kept the work area clean and organized.

"Michael, Independence
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They were punctual and professional. The foreman, in particular, went the extra mile to ensure that I was happy with the drainage solution.

"John, Overland Park
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Compare all the other guys to this firm, start to finish.

"Scott, KCMO
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In short I am truly beyond extremely pleased with the results. It was a very pleasant experience.

"Michelle, KCMO
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Excellent experience with this company. Highly recommended.

"Rich, KCMO
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Foundation 1 exceeded my expectations.5 STAR RATING

"Michael, Independence
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Everything was handled in a professional and timely manner for a very quick turnaround needed to close on my home sale.

"Tracy, KCMO
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I would recommend Foundation 1, from the smallest repair to one as large as mine was. Much care and consideration was exhibited throughout all of their work.

"Chris, Olathe
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The workers were very friendly and professional. I highly recommend Foundation 1.Their quality and cooperation and communications are very good.

"Norman, Shawnee, KS
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I have confidence that my basement is repaired correctly and completely from the problems I've had for too many years. The cost was less expensive than others I contacted and who had looked at the issues.

"Jeffrey, Independence
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At each point in our experience, from the estimate to the completion of the work, they were professional, courteous and answered all our questions.

"Erika, Overland Park
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The project spanned 5 days and the project manager explained what work would be performed daily. The end result far exceeded by expectations.

"Mitch, Gladstone
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As an investor I always add an egress window to the homes I buy. It instantly adds more value to the home than the initial investment. Its a no-brainer for me and Foundation 1 is my go to contractor.

"Chris, Olathe
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I can’t believe how much light the window lets in. The room actually feel larger than before. Foundation 1 did a great job and would definitely refer them or use them again.

"Steve, Leawood
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Great for the cost, went with the basic well package and I love it. I wish I had room for one more but this one made a huge difference. Great work, Great price.

"Angela, Kansas City
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Gave a timely quote with great explanation of what was needed.

"Tracy, KCMO
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The estimator was so professional and knowledgeable. He arrived on time and explained the process so I understood the proposed process, pricing, and time line.

"Barbara, Overland Park
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They were extremely hard workers and showed up on time every day and dug through frozen ground during snowfall and maintained a great attitude the entire time.

"Nicolas, Leawood
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I was worried about losing landscaping I had recently planted and they took into consideration the aesthetics of how the area would look after the job was done. I was very happy with how they cared for the plants and ensured the landscaping looked better when they left.

"Geoff, Parkville
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The quality of the workmanship was excellent. They left my basement much cleaner than they found it.

"Linda, Lee’s Summit
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The estimator, the crew, and the office staff couldn't have been more helpful and informative in the explanation and execution of the work. Very professional service from all involved.

"Jeff, Liberty
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Everything was done professionally from the estimates, the scope of the work and the reminders before the work was started.

"Emmeline, Leawood
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What a great crew! The gentlemen who were sent to do the job were fantastic.

"Michelle, KCMO
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Overall, we are very satisfied with the results and recommend them fully.

"Angela, Spring Hill
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Most surprising of all was the clean up. They even cleaned my garage floor and large crawl space with a sponge and bucket to clear the mud tracks. Are you kidding me?

"Andrew, Blue Springs
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EXCELLENT!!!! The work was completed about one week before originally scheduled.

"Mary Jean, Kansas City
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It was amazing how quickly they got the work done and cleaned everything up. You will not be disappointed!

"Sadie, Raymore
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Were knowledgeable and responsive. All questions were answered.

"Jan, Kansas City
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I was afraid of what it was going to look like afterwards and I was surprised to see everything put back. It was great! They went above & beyond to accommodate a very tight schedule.

"Pam, Overland Park
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Very well! Courteous, friendly, professional service.

"Mike, Leawood
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Great company, great people! Go above and beyond.

"– Donna, Kansas City
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Courteous, responsive, adaptable, respectful, honest, professional, friendly, clean, quality work. Should I go on? I am a believer in balanced reviews, but there's just nothing shy of exceptional to say about this company.

"Brian, Lenexa
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Worked a near miracle at my house. They knew what they were doing and did it well.

"- Linda, Lee’s Summit