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Foundation Repair Contractors in Kansas City, MO

Foundation repair is a broad term that encompasses many services that improve the structure and stability of foundation walls or footings. Because damage 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 out whether or not you need a foundation repair in the first place.

At Foundation 1 in Kansas City, Missouri, it’s our goal to not only provide foundation repair services you can trust, such as basement waterproofing services, crawl space encapsulation, repair of basement walls, wall bracing, drainage systems, or sump pump installation, but also 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 repair process.

Ready to restore your peace of mind and the strength of your foundation? Call Foundation 1, your foundation repair contractors, today to schedule your FREE foundation inspection and FREE estimate with one of our foundation repair experts!

How Will I Know When I Need Foundation Repair?

Knowing when to call a foundation repair company 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. If you suspect that you may have foundation problems—whether you’re certain professional repair is necessary or not—we’ll come to your home and check out the damage. After your free foundation inspection, you’ll know with certainty what type of service is needed, be it foundation piering (helical pier installation), basement wall repair, simple cosmetic work, crawl space repair, complete foundation repair, or no service at all! We can provide you with quality work that will correct the issue in need of repair, improving the structural integrity of your home’s foundation. We’ll also help you diagnose what might be causing your foundation damage, or other potential foundation issues and causes, and offer solutions to prevent the problem from repeating itself in the future. Whether you need basement waterproofing from our expert basement contractors or serious foundation work, we will do a great job for you because happy customers are what we care about.

Signs of Foundation Damage

Our foundation repair company is more than happy to help you identify drainage problems or other foundation issues, but there are a few signs of foundation damage you can be on the lookout for.  If you notice any of these signs or symptoms occurring around your home, don’t hesitate to call and request that one of our foundation contractors come visit your home. ​We can address current foundation issues and help you identify problem areas that could lead to future needs. Here are some signs of foundation problems:

    • Foundation cracks
    • Cracks in garage floors
    • Cracking drywall
    • Basement leaks
    • Leaning interior walls
    • Bowing foundation walls
    • Sticking windows and doors
    • Bowing or gaps in walls
    • Tilting chimney
    • Collapsing retaining wall
    • Uneven floors
    • Flooding or water drainage issues

Keep in mind that even new construction homes can have foundation issues. If you live in a new home, you still need to examine your home for the above signs of foundation problems.

What Causes Foundation Damage?

It’s understandable for homeowners to become frustrated when they discover their home has flaws that need to be corrected. Especially those in a newer home can feel upset that their home is not 100 percent safe for their family, as that’s why some people buy new homes in the first place.

No one wants to deal with foundation repair issues. A little knowledge about what causes foundation problems could help you prevent some of these problems from happening to you. Nevertheless, sometimes foundation issues are not preventable, but they do need to be addressed as quickly as possible.

Additionally, a solid understanding of what causes foundation damage can not only help you choose the most effective foundation repair method, but it can help to ensure foundation damage doesn’t occur in the future. Foundation repair work may seem overwhelming, but with the right contractors, you can have your home back to the safe and sound haven you always want it to be.

Some of the primary causes of foundation failure we check for during our inspections include:

  • Poorly-compacted fill soil
  • Expansive soils
  • Inadequate water management and exterior drainage
  • Improperly channeled roof water
  • Hydrostatic pressure and water damage

Our Foundation Repair Services

If you notice any of the warning signs that your foundation could be failing, it might be time to call a foundation contractor. We understand that this is a call no one ever wants to make, as foundation problems can seem daunting and stressful. That’s why we provide quality, honest, and free foundation inspections to make your 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. For instance, basement waterproofing solutions like the installation of a sump pump can solve some drainage problems that damage foundations. An inspection can determine the proper solution for your foundation problem. With nearly two decades of experience and thousands of satisfied customers, you can “Rest Your Foundation on Our Reputation.”

Because there are several unique causes of foundation damage, we don’t offer a one-solution-solves-all foundation repair service. Whether you need foundation piering to address expansive soils or wall straightening to repair hydrostatic pressure damage, we’ll make sure that your solution is the best fit for your specific needs. We provide a variety of foundation crack repair services in the Kansas City area, including the following:

  • Stratos Pier Foundation 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 home’s 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 home’s framing or the exterior soil to keep the wall from moving further.
  • Foundation 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.

Prevention of Foundation Problems

Water is a blessing in many situations, but when it comes to a home’s foundation, water can be a curse. If runoff water is not properly managed, it can lead to wet basements, expensive damage to your home’s foundation, deterioration of basement walls, mold and mildew growth, excess moisture in your home, and many other problems.

While we can correct foundation problems after they occur, it’s usually better to stop damage before it starts. One way to prevent foundation damage is to address water drainage issues.

Foundation 1 addresses inadequate water drainage in a few ways:

  • Sump Pumps and Interior Drainage Solutions: We can install a sump pump system in the basement. These systems can suck excess water out of your basement before it can damage your foundation or foundation walls.
  • External Waterproofing and Drainage Solutions: We can install external waterproofing or drainage solutions, such as French drains. These solutions can guide water away from your home.
  • Crawl Space Encapsulation and Vapor Barriers: Crawl space encapsulation and other vapor barriers can be installed. These methods keep moisture from seeping into your home through the ground.
  • Dehumidifiers: The installation of dehumidifiers could be performed, which can improve air quality. These are heavy-duty dehumidifiers that can increase air circulation throughout your home and keep your air at the proper humidity level.

Whether you need Foundation 1 to handle the installation of interior drainage systems or you need other types of repairs to correct or prevent a foundation issue, we offer free quotes so you can learn about the foundation solutions that are best for your situation.

Foundation Repair FAQs

When your home develops a serious foundation problem, you are going to have a lot of questions. The foundation repair experts at Foundation 1 in Kansas City can answer all of your questions during a free consultation. We can come out and examine your home to determine what type of foundation issues you have, what your options are for repairs, and how much repairs will cost. We outline everything for you, so you will understand exactly what is going on with your home’s foundation, what the risks are, and how we can fix the problem.

Call for answers today, or read through some of our commonly asked questions to learn more about our company, services, and the foundation repair process.

What are helical piers?
Helical piers are anchors used as part of an anchoring system intended to stabilize and strengthen foundations. Helical piers are installed deep into the ground to provide support of a new foundation or repair an existing structure.
How can I minimize foundation repair costs?
One way to minimize the cost of foundation repairs is to address issues as soon as you identify them. If you notice water pooling around your home or drainage problems, don’t wait to get the problem fixed. Water can do tremendous damage to your home’s foundation faster than you may realize. Minimize foundation costs by obtaining professional help right away.
What are Foundation 1’s service areas?
Foundation 1 is pleased to provide foundation repair services and basement waterproofing solutions to Raytown, Liberty, Independence, Olathe, Lee’s Summit, Lenexa, Belton, Overland Park, and other cities in the Kansas City metropolitan area in both Kansas and Missouri.
Can you help me obtain a dry basement?

Water drainage issues can cause wet soil conditions that lead to a host of issues for your basement. In addition to foundation repair, Foundation 1 proudly offers basement waterproofing solutions. We can help you get a dry basement by installing water drainage systems, sump pumps, vapor barriers, crawl space encapsulation, dehumidifiers, and more. Avoid all the issues of a wet basement, such as structural damage, mold and mildew, foul smell, and poor air quality by partnering with Foundation 1.

Can damage to a concrete foundation really cause structural issues?
Yes, your foundation and foundation walls are important to the structural stability of your home. If your walls are bowing out of position or you have cracks in your foundation, these are signs of a dangerous situation. Foundation 1 uses helical piering and other repairs to correct structural issues, so you can sleep soundly at night, knowing your home is safe for your family.
What do my foundation cracks say about my home?
Horizontal cracks are the most serious cracks to look out for as they are strong indicators that there is a problem with your home’s foundation. Vertical cracks can go straight up and down or appear in the direction of a 30-degree angle. These cracks could simply be caused by foundation settling and may not be cause for concern, but it’s probably best to have all foundation cracks examined by an expert.

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! Contact us today to set up a meeting to discuss how Foundation 1 can partner with you on new home construction.

Ready for Foundation Stability? Call Foundation 1 Now

When you have a foundation problem, Foundation 1 is ready to help. Whether you need helical piles, basement repair, basement crack repair, water drainage solutions, crawl space encapsulation, or sump pump installation, we have you covered. We even provide commercial foundation repair services! Give us a call for a free inspection and estimate. We are happy to serve the entire Kansas City metro area.

 

“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 timeline.” – Barbara, Overland Park

“Excellent experience! The crew was friendly, efficient and kept the work area clean and organized.” – Michael, Independence