Blue Springs is a city in the greater KC metro that has more than just homeowners or residents. It’s an area whose homes inspire pride in their owners and neighborhoods, and those who invest in these homes are driven to see their homes’ values grow. To do this, they go to great lengths to ensure their homes are attractive as well as in good repair.
Keeping a home in good repair starts with the foundation. The foundation is what provides structural support for the home, as well as what keeps it out of the mud and ever-changing clay and sand beneath it. When properly supported, the foundation of a home helps keep it level and structurally sound, but if that foundation begins to shift or settle, it can create significant changes in the appearance and even the stability of a structure.
We’re going to take a look at what exactly foundation repair is, as well as some of the techniques used to solve various problems or perform various repairs. We’ll also tell you what signs to look for in your own home that may indicate the need for repairs.
Olson Foundation Repair is one of the leading foundation repair & basement waterproofing companies servicing Blue Springs. We understand that your home is more than an investment, it’s your sanctuary and your retreat, and it should look good as well as be structurally sound. We’ve been helping Blue Springs residents keep their foundation in the best shape possible, by providing ideal solutions for their foundation issues.
For nearly 40 years we have been providing world-class foundation waterproofing and repair services in Blue Springs, as well as the greater KC area. Our geotechnical specialties include foundations, retaining walls, changes in grade, piering, and more. With our team of experts, you can be sure that your project will be completed with industry-leading professionalism and expertise, with all of your expectations being exceeded.
Since Blue Springs homes are all susceptible to foundation settling to some degree, due to the yearly expansion and contraction of the soil with the wet/dry cycles, being able to count on an expert to be able to correct those issues is invaluable. Olson can help keep your foundation solid, no matter what types of foundation repairs are needed. Below are some of the more common repair solutions that we offer.
Many of the older homes in Blue Springs were built without sump pits, they also lack sump pumps. A sump pump is a high-volume pump that can remove water quickly from one area and route it to another, to prevent damage to the home. We can help you get a sump pump installed so that you never have to worry about flooding again.
Pumps work well, but the water needs to be able to collect somewhere for it to be pumped out, and sometimes that simply isn’t an option. In cases like these, it may be beneficial to have an exterior or interior drain installed to route the water around the home and where it needs to go.
Small cracks that continually allow water to infiltrate your foundation or home are small problems that will undoubtedly get bigger with time. Sealing these cracks as soon as possible can stop that damage in its tracks. For proactive homeowners, crack sealing can be one of the most effective ways to prevent water damage.
There are periods where Blue Springs can be incredibly dry, but then we could get torrential rains that last all day. This is rarely a thought for those local, but for those coming to live here from other climates can be caught off guard. This is one of the biggest reasons basement waterproofing is essential for Blue Springs homes. Waterproofing can stop water damage from getting worse nearly instantly, but waterproofing also can prevent other issues like the potential for mold or continued structural damage.
Some of the biggest signs that you need to have your basement waterproofing inspected include:
For many homeowners, the state of their foundation is something they only think about when it’s time to either buy or sell a home, and unfortunately, that can mean major problems have years to set in before being seen and addressed, and by then the problems can become much more extensive and far more costly. Whether you’ve already started to see some signs of damage, or just want to get ahead of the problem, Olson Foundation is here to help. Contact us today to talk about your project needs.