Serving Kansas and Missouri

Kansas City Basement Walls

Wall Straightening

Foundation walls can move “laterally” which means to lean or bow during the seasonal changes here in the Midwest. Walls typically move inward during times when the soil is saturated from rain and then move back out during the dry season. In many cases the walls will not move out or “recover” as much as they moved in and you end up with a lean or even a bow in your wall.

General rules for repairing wall movement are based on the amount of movement, type of movement, and the way the structure is built.

  • Less than 1″: The wall can recover on its own, Do preventative maintenance like dirt, gutter drains, and concrete leveling.
  • More than 1″: The wall will no longer recover on its own, brace the wall and re bond all wall cracks.
  • More than 3″: Catastrophic failure of wall, excavate wall and straighten back to plumb or within the 1″ tolerance.

Foundation 1 has established itself as one of the top wall straightening companies in the Midwest. Whether your wall is bowing, leaning, or displaced, we can bring any wall back to plumb. Call today or fill out the form on this page to get you free consultation.


The quality of the workmanship was excellent. They left my basement much cleaner than they found it.  – Linda, Lee’s Summit

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

Everything was done professionally from the estimates, the scope of the work and the reminders before the work was started. – Emmeline, Leawood


Kansas City Basement Walls

beam 2

What Customers are Saying....

"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

"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."


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