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Signs Your Foundation May Need Steel Pier Installation

Have you been noticing a bunch of cracks in your house? Have your doors or windows suddenly become exceedingly difficult to open? These are all potential signs that your foundation is sinking and is in need of structural support. No one wants to think that their foundation is sinking because it sounds expensive and it is if you let it go for too long. If you keep on top of it and get problems fixed as soon as you notice them, it will be a lot cheaper and your foundation problem will barely make a dent in your pocketbook. When there is a problem with your foundation, you’ll have a number of options available to you. One of the most highly recommended of those options will be to have a steel pier installation done to correct the problem. read more

Common Causes of Foundation Wall Cracks

Seeing a crack in your foundation is one of the most unpleasant and frightening sights that you will ever see. Regardless of the size of the crack in your foundation, it screams money. When you see a crack in your foundation, it means that it’s time to call a professional contractor pronto! Before you call, you might want to learn more about these cracks so that you will know what kind of questions you should ask. read more

What does a Vertical Wall Crack Mean & What Should You do about it?

There’s nothing like moving into a brand new home only to see a vertical crack appear in the wall a few months later, except perhaps seeing a large vertical crack appear in the house you’ve already been living in for years! Some folks panic upon seeing a sudden striation in the wall, and with good reason. It means that there is a problem, one that you shouldn’t try to fix yourself lest it become an even bigger problem. read more

Foundation Crack Repair for Your Kansas City Home

Several times a year, you should conduct a short survey of your Kansas City home to make sure that there are no issues which may need foundation crack repair or other types of basement waterproofing or drainage solutions. When you…

Kansas City House Settlement Repair

When your home was built, there were a few things that your contractor should’ve made sure to do to avoid future Kansas City house settlement repair problems. These include making sure that the soil is compacted, making sure that the…

Leaning Chimney Repair in Kansas City

A leaning chimney is a common problem that many homewoners have in Kansas City. However, many times people do not take the issue as seriously as they should. A leaning chimney means in most cases that there are foundation repair…

Common Foundation Problems in Kansas City

WATER IN THE BASEMENT 90-95% of water issues are due to poor drainage or improper guttering The obvious signs of water problems is water running down foundation walls Cracks in basement floor slabs (heaving) is normally a sign of water…