Serving Kansas and Missouri

FAQs

Peruse through our FAQs and give us a call if you don’t find what you are looking for.

What areas do you service?

We service both the Overland Park, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri areas.

Do you offer free estimates?
Foundation1 offers free evaluations and estimates to all home owners and business owners.
When is Foundation Repair Needed?

Foundation repair can be tricky to determine what is needed. At Foundation 1, we offer free foundation inspections where we assess the damage and determine if professional repair is needed.

How do I know if I have a foundation problem?
The most obvious sign for a homeowner is often cracked sheetrock around door and window frames on the interior, and windows and doors that don’t fully close or lock. On the exterior of the home, the best indications are “stair step” cracks in brick lines, separation of caulk from edges of a window or doorframe, and a brick freeze that has separated where brick walls meet the soffit.
What Causes Foundation Damage?

There are many things that cause foundation damage. A few that we check for during our free foundation inspection are the soil conditions, drainage systems in place, and hydrostatic pressure

What are the advantages of an interior waterproofing system?

Interior waterproofing is fairly inexpensive and is faster to install.

What are French Drains?

French drainage systems are systems that guide excess groundwater away from your home’s foundation through a perforated pipe.

How long does it take to conduct an inspection?
This depends on the scope and severity of what we are looking at. On average you can expect an hour, with less time for mudjacking or exterior drainage and more time for foundation evaluations. Consultants email project bids typically within 24 hours.
Are you licensed and insured?
Foundation 1 carries a 2 million dollar liability coverage, workers compensation on employees, and is licensed in both Kansas and Missouri.