Gardner is one of the most beautiful cities in Kansas, and as such, potential residents or families hoping to move here are often looking not only for a new home but for a long-term investment into the home as well as the neighborhood. Homeowners in the area are known for going the extra mile to make sure their homes are beautiful and their foundations are solid.
Keeping any home in good shape starts with the foundation, out of necessity. The foundation is the primary barrier between the home and the constantly shifting sand, clay, and soil. When a foundation is well maintained and kept in good repair, the function of the foundation is to provide uniform support for the structure, which allows it to remain level, and to earn.
We have been servicing the residents and families of Gardner for nearly 40 years, providing foundation and basement waterproofing services that are unmatched. Your home is more than just a place to sleep and keep your stuff, it’s your refuge, and your palace, which means it’s important to keep it looking good as well as bring structurally sound.
Our world-class service level has been improving lives and homes for decades, and our commitment to the best service and results you can imagine means that in the greater KC area, our skills are unbeatable. With the team of experts we have, we’re able to handle complex geotechnical specialties like piering, grade changes, foundations, retaining walls, and more, while still exceeding all expectations.
One of the factors that determine a particular home’s foundation needs is the stability of the ground beneath. For the most part, Gardner is relatively quiet, however, beneath the surface, there’s a lot going on. The yearly wet/dry cycles bring a considerable amount of settling. This settling creates a void for potential foundation sinking and requires professional foundation repair. If you think you may need foundation repair, check out the services that we are able to provide to help, below.
There is simply no way to ignore that it may be the most prolific cause of more serious foundation issues, which if present, can cause minor damage to become much more extensive, which costs much more money to fix. The best way to prevent this is by having a professional come by and inspect your foundation for leaks, then patch or seal them to prevent any additional water intrusion.
Having an interior or exterior drain installed is another highly effective way that Olson can help your basement, and home, stay dry. By installing a drain that fits the existing grade of the plot, significant amounts of water can simply be diverted to other areas where it can be used more effectively. These drains are often combined with sump pumps to evacuate the water to a better location.
Gardner is known for having a large number of older homes, many of which were built in a time before sump pumps, and so they have neither the pump nor the pit that’s needed to collect the water for the pump to remove. If you would like to know if a sump pump is right for your project, be sure you consult with a trained professional, like the ones at Olson Foundation Repair.
Waterproofing is critical for basements in the Gardner area because while most of the time the weather is exactly what you want, there are times when it seems like it’s been a downpour all day. This means that keeping your home’s basement waterproofing in top shape is more important than ever when dealing with our regional moisture. Waterproofing doesn’t just stop excess water from coming in, it helps keep the humidity out of your home in the summer months as well. This means without waterproofing you may be at risk of developing mold or other water-related issues.
Here are some of the leading signs that your home has a moisture or humidity problem:
It’s a shame, and it nearly always leads to more substantial repairs and additional costs, but many homeowners will only think about their basement waterproofing and foundation health when buying or selling a home. This means that the majority of the rest of the time they’re potentially ignoring issues that may be developing into serious repair needs. Contact Olson Foundation today to hear about how we can help protect your foundation and home, for many years to come.