Leawood is a unique area of the KC region, and those who live there aren’t just looking for a place to live, they’re looking for a strong investment in both the property and the community. The communities all have a solid sense of pride in their homes, which starts with ensuring each home is solid and structurally sound and ends with the finishing touches of their personal space. However, one of the biggest factors in keeping the home attractive and sound is focusing on the most important components first.
Without a doubt, one of the most important components of any Leawood home is the foundation. The foundation is essential for keeping the home dry and up out of the mud, as well as giving it stability on the constantly shifting soil and clay far beneath the surface. The foundation helps keep the home square and level, and even slight settling can change the entire look of the home.
We’re going to look at some of the common techniques used to repair damaged foundations, as well as how those repairs can help. We’ll also look at some of the most common indications that you may need foundation repair or basement waterproofing in Leawood.
Olson Foundation Repair is Leawood’s leading contractor for basement waterproofing and foundation repair for several reasons. Not only do we understand that keeping your home in the best shape possible helps maintain and increase the value of your investment, but we know how to provide professional solutions that are best for the Leawood area. This may be anything from piering your foundation to installing new window wells or simply reinforcing the waterproofing.
Our team has been a trusted expert in foundation repair for nearly 40 years. We are a licensed, trusted, local geotechnical company that has been serving Leawood homes and residences for decades while providing top-tier solutions for foundations, grades, retaining walls, and many more structural elements.
Leawood is one of the areas of Kansas that is well-known for the settling and shifting that can happen beneath foundations, over the course of many years. While most companies would be able to come up with more general solutions or approaches, Olson will make sure that your foundation repair is tailored to your specific home’s needs, and will ensure that the solution is also optimal for Leawood soil conditions. If you do need repairs, below are a few of the services we offer.
Drainage is a primary component of keeping a home and basement dry, but many homes simply have poor drainage. To remedy this, Olson can arrange to have interior drains, exterior drains, or even both, installed in your home, to help route excess water to where it can be dealt with easier. In some cases, this can eliminate the need for a sump pump.
If your foundation is sinking or shifting, we can help support it with piering. This is where solid supports are installed all the way down to the bedrock and are then used to help support or raise the foundation.
Crack filling is one of the most common repairs that are needed in Leawood foundations. Even the smallest hairline cracks can allow in excess water, and even the smallest amount of water can lead to making any existing problems worse. By filling gaps and sealing cracks, Olson can help your basement to keep the constant pressure of groundwater at bay.
Residents of Leawood know that there are periods of intense dry weather, as well as periods of torrential rains that seem to last for hours. Making the effort to ensure your basement waterproofing is still effective can go a long way toward keeping excess water out of your basement, and home in general. To stay on top of it, here are some of the most common signs that you need professional repairs:
It’s become a disturbing trend for many homeowners to only think about their foundation or waterproofing issues when it’s time to either buy or sell a home. Unfortunately, this leads to situations where small problems are left unaddressed for many years, eventually evolving into the need for major repairs, which are far more expensive.
If you haven’t had your foundation or basement inspected since you bought your home, or if you’ve started seeing one or more of the potential indications of damage that we’ve mentioned, there’s no better time to work with a local professional like Olson to get your foundation back in shape.