Serving Kansas and Missouri

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...

Remodeling? Fix Your Foundation First
 
Tue Dec 8

Planning a room addition or kitchen/bath remodel is exciting and fun but, before you get started, I would urge you to have your foundation examined before moving forward. On top of finding and fixing current foundation issues, you want to consider how remodeling could affect your foundation in the future....

Update Your Basement with Egress Windows
 
Wed Oct 7

Picture this: You just got married to the most amazing individual!  You and your two preteen boys have moved into their two bedroom, one bath, bungalow along with their two cats and two dogs...You all of a sudden realize you need more space! Lets walk through your options.  You can sell...

My Sump Pump Malfunctioned!
 
Tue Mar 24

I've always wanted a pool...just NOT in my basement!  How did this happen?  I keep the gutters clean, they drain away from the foundation walls and my yard is properly graded.  We are just coming out of Winter and we haven't had very much rain...I didn't even think to check my...

SPRING DIY TO HELP YOUR HOME’S FOUNDATION!
 
Mon Mar 9

After a boring and uneventful Winter we can all breathe a sigh of relief because Spring has finally sprung!  If you are like any of us here at Foundation1, you've been itching to throw open your windows, breakout the 4-wheeler, clean out the gutters and check your grading.  I just...

Exterior Concrete Repair: Pour New or Mudjack It?
 
Thu Feb 5

  Problem: Your concrete patio, porch, sidewalk, or driveway is settling and needs repair. Question: Do you tear it out and pour new or can it be mudjacked? First, I have included an informative article, written by Steve VandeWater, that details for us why concrete cracks. I know there are...