Problems with Your Foundation or Concrete at Your Home?
These South Kansas City pros have sensible remedies for most types of house structure, sinking concrete slab or wet basement conditions.
If you think your home has a problem in one of these categories, just call and talk about it.
Once they examine your scenario, they will offer a plan on ways to get it fixed.
I’m Not Really Sure What The Problem Is
Quite often it is just clear that you have a big problem.
Other times, the symptoms are not so easy to find.
These conditions can show up at any kind of building, from a newer home to an older one.
Symptoms To Be On the Lookout For:
• There are gaps around doors, often an exterior or garage door
• You have rain water in your basement
• There is a gap between a wall and your floor or a wall and ceiling
• Doors or windows are sticking to their frames whenever you try to open or close them
• Your basement always seems humid and wet
• You notice separated wood molding pieces, usually it’s the door or crown molding
• You see a crack in a solid surface exterior wall
• You have rain water pooling around your home or in your crawlspace after a rain
• There are any cracking in exterior or interior brick and mortar walls
• There’s an irregular or sloped interior floor
• Your drywall has a vertical crack, maybe between the ceiling and a door frame
• You notice large cracks in your basement floor or concrete blocks
• There is a gap between meeting exterior walls or wall and chimney
Aren’t Structure Issues Hard to Repair?
Some house structure problems seem like they could be impossible to correct, but nearly every one can be fixed.
A lot of the repair jobs are somewhat basic; some of the jobs are very hard.
Certainly, these types of building repairs require a trained and experienced foundation repair contractor and work crew, working with the right equipment, to correct a sinking home foundation, complete a building leveling process or other substantial structural situation.
Lee’s Summit Basement Waterproofing Contractor
If you are discovering water in your basement after a steady rain, they can put together a sound strategy to stop it from happening.
Nobody wants a wet basement.
Your Missouri basement waterproofing strategy may not even call for any labor inside your basement itself, but rather just on the ground and lawn surrounding the house.
Your contractor will have a strategy to fix the situation.
South Kansas City Area Slab Jacking Services
A different service offered is cement slab lifting.
Some people call this process mudjacking or slabjacking.
If you’ve got a piece of your concrete driveway, sidewalk or courtyard which has sunk down in the soil so it is no longer even with the other sections, they can lift it back up to the right level.
Slabjacking is a neat process.
It involves squeezing a thick mud-like material under the part of concrete which has sunk low.
The amount of this thick liquid beneath the cement deliberately drives the slab up to the position it initially was at.
Concrete slab lifting improves the look of walkways by making each section the same height and also helps to prevent unexpected trips on uneven segments.
How Does This Situation Come Up?
Well, it’s basically science.
The soil right below your house gently changes, transforms and moves around.
It may expand or contract in line with exposure to water and heat or cold.
This expansion and later contraction of the ground puts tremendous stress on even a newer house.
Sure, you might not be able to manage the weather or the soil makeup here in western Missouri, there are several variables you can manage.
First, your yard needs to be graded to push rain water away from your house.
Second, you need a first rate rain gutter system to stop the rain that hits your home from gathering around it.
The physical composition of the soil around and below your home is another significant contributing variable as well.
Some types of soil will swell up more than other types do when they get in contact with water.
Luckily for us, in the Kansas City metro, the soil isn’t usually as absorbent as soil in some other parts of the USA.
Having a big old tree too close to your home could even cause a problem in some instances.
Your hefty tree might have extensive roots that might reach underneath your house and adds force on your structure, and might even interfere with sewer and water pipes.
Now and again, the expansive roots from a sizable tree could even suck up an excessive amount of moisture from the soil underneath your building during our really dry summers.
These are forms of environmental stress which can result in starting minor cracks in your home’s foundation.
And then all these small cracks allow in moisture, and those small cracks get bigger each year.
Can’t I Wait?
If you or someone else has a sense that you might have an issue at your house, just call and have it checked out.
At least then you will know whether or not your house has a problem and if it has to be corrected immediately or not.
The check up itself is not something you should postpone.
A cement problem will never improve over time.
It will typically stay the same or get worse.
You may be able to wait on having the corrective repairs undertaken, yet it could be to your advantage to tackle it right now.
Rain water regularly dripping into a basement may cause complications including mold.
And mold doesn’t get any better on its own.
It only gets worse.
If you believe you can just put up your house for sale before correcting the problem, that probably won’t work.
Signs of structural faults or wet basements will discourage nearly every buyer except for the most qualified property flipper.
Additionally, if you know your home has a crucial structure issue, you are obligated to inform the buyer about what it is.
You don’t want the buyer to come back after you with a complaint after the sale is over.
Lots of situations that seem to the homeowner as being impossible to solve can typically be corrected.
Some may involve a complicated and sometimes difficult procedure, however they can get done.
Local MO House Repairs
They’re one of those companies that have been repairing houses for some time.
These trained contractors have the experience necessary to perform extensive foundation inspections and successfully clear up your predicament.
Do They Work in Your Area?
These pros work on jobs all over Jackson County.
They can handle most jobs around the south suburb neighborhoods.
Most jobs occur near Lee’s Summit, Jackson County Parks and Rec, James Reed Memorial Wildlife Are, Grandview, Raymore, Belton, Greenwood, Lake Winnebago, Minor Park and Longview Lake.
Just make a quick call and you can go over the situation you’re going through.
Happy to Help Here:
- Lee’s Summit MO
- Jackson County Parks and Rec
- James Reed Memorial Wildlife Area
- Grandview MO
- Belton MO
- Lake Winnebago
- Minor Park
- Longview Lake
- Any south Kansas City neighborhood