Foundation Repair: What It Is and How to Know When You Need It.
Foundation repair is a broad term that encompasses many services that improve the structure and stability of foundation walls or footings. Because damages to your foundation can be caused by a number of problems—be it settlement, plumbing leaks, or inadequate construction—there’s a number of solutions available when it comes to foundation repair. Unfortunately, this can make the process of restoring your foundation’s stability overwhelming, especially when you factor in the initial process of figuring whether or not you need a foundation repair in the first place.
At Foundation 1, it’s our goal to not only provide foundation repair services you can trust but give you peace of mind throughout the process. From your initial foundation inspection, we’ll help you stay educated as we guide you through the foundation repair process.
How Will I Know When I Need Foundation Repair?
Knowing when to call a foundation repair contractor can be difficult. There’s plenty of conflicting advice on the web, including questionable fix-it-yourself guides and lengthy lists of warning signs. At Foundation 1, we offer free foundation inspections, so if you’re suspicious of foundation problems—whether you’re certain professional repair is necessary or not—we’ll come to your home and check out the damage.
Signs of Foundation Damage:
That being said, we do have a few warning signs you can be on the lookout for that usually indicate foundation repair is needed:
- Cracking foundation walls
- Basement Leaks
- Cracking drywall
- Sticking windows
- Bowing Walls
Our Foundation Repair Services
If you notice any of the above warning signs, it might be time to call a foundation repair contractor. We understand that no one wants to call a foundation repair contractor, and we know foundation problems can seem daunting and stressful. That’s why we provide quality, honest foundation inspections to make your foundation repair experience as stress-free as possible. You’ll walk away with confidence knowing what is causing your foundation issues, as well as the best possible foundation repair method to address that cause. With years of experience and thousands of satisfied customers, you can “Rest Your Foundation on our Reputation.” We provide a variety of foundation repair services in the Kansas City area, including the following:
- Stratos Pier Piering Systems: Foundation settlement is corrected by lifting the footing that foundation walls rest on.
- Wall Straightening: Foundation walls that lean or bow more than 3″ are corrected by excavating the wall and moving it back to plumb. It is then restrained by using steel beams that either use the homes framing or the exterior soil to keep the wall from moving further.
- Wall Stabilization: Foundation walls that lean or bow are corrected by using steel beams that either use the homes framing or the exterior soil to keep the wall from moving further.
- Crack Repair: While many wall cracks are a sign of a foundation problem they are not always signs of a failed foundation. Let our engineer certified evaluators give you a free consultation.
To the new home builder, Foundation 1 can be a partner who provides Helical Piering, Waterproofing Membranes, and Drainage solutions. Differentiate your homes from the competition by addressing foundation and waterproofing issues at the time of construction!
Contact us today to set up a meeting to discuss how Foundation 1 can partner with you on new home construction.
“Everything was handled in a professional and timely manner for a very quick turnaround needed to close on my home sale.” – Tracy, KCMO
“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
“Excellent experience! The crew was friendly, efficient and kept the work area clean and organized.” – Michael, Independence
Our New Home Foundation Contractor Services
To the new home builder, Foundation 1 can be a partner who provides helical piering, waterproofing membranes, and drainage solutions. Differentiate your homes from the competition by addressing foundation and waterproofing issues at the time of construction!
What Our Clients Say
Worked a near miracle at my house. They knew what they were doing and did it well.-- Linda, Lee’s Summit
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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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Great company, great people! Go above and beyond.-– Donna, Kansas City