Lenexa is a beautiful part of the larger KC metro, and those looking to move to the area know that it’s more than just a nice place to raise a family and live, in general. Lenexa represents a place where potential residents can find their dream home, and make an investment only in that property but in their surrounding community as well. Just like any investment, ideally it will retain its value initially and grow its value over time. But to reach those goals, homeowners need to ensure they keep their homes looking great, and structurally sound.
The biggest component to waterproofing your home and protecting it in general, is the home’s foundation. The foundation is the only thing that stands between the homeowner’s investment, and the shifting, often sinking, sand and clay beneath it. The foundation helps keep the home dry, while simultaneously giving the home a strong, level foundation on which to face the oncoming years. If the foundation is damaged or fails in any way, it can lead to significant effects in the home itself, ranging from wrinkling your wallpaper to allowing one side of the home to sink over time.
Let’s take a look at what kind of damages a foundation can sustain, and what methods of repair are commonly available from local foundation experts. We’re also going to give you a short list of the most frequently-spotted signs of foundation or waterproofing damage.
You made a substantial investment in your Lenexa home, and we understand that, which is why it’s so important to take care of its foundation by working with an experienced professional. That’s where Olson Foundation comes in. We understand how important your home is to you and your family, which is exactly why we’re driven to provide a wide range of services that help keep your home healthy, including new window wells, waterproofing, and structural repairs.
We have been servicing the Lenexaf area for nearly 40 years and are a highly trusted geotechnical contractor that can provide customized and individualized foundation solutions for any foundation issues you’re experiencing. We also have specialties in foundation issues, retaining walls, grades, piering foundations, and much more. In addition to having an unmatched level of experience, we also offer a level of professionalism and safety that you can’t find anywhere else. Your project will be completed professinally, and will exceed all of your expectations.
The Lenexa area offers unique risks of settling and sinking for area homes. Our area withstands some signifcant dry spells, after which we inevitably get a period of intense rain that can sometimes last all day, or more. This causes the ground under the foundationi to contract and create voids, while the rehydration causes shifting and can lead to the need for foundation repair. Here are some ways that we can help you manage your home’s moisture.
The smallest issues can turn into the biggest repairs if not addressed quickly, and cracks are the perfect example of this. A tiny leak left to get worse, absolutely will, and will take more time, effort, and money to fix.
If the foundation of your home is sinking, Olson can use piers to support it and stop the shifting. These are supports driven down to bedrock, that are used to stop and sometimes even reverse the sinking.
Excess water needs to go somewhere, and in many cases, Lenexa homes do not have the drainage capacity to facilitate that. By installing extra drainage, water can be rerouted to less problematic areas.
Basement waterproofing is just as essential as having a solid foundation, since poor waterproofing can lead to the home becoming unihabitable. One of the most serious side effect of ineffective waterproofing is the dramatically increased risk of dangerous molds taking hold. Look for signs in your basement, such as damp walls, mineral depostis on the walls, and even obvious puddles of standing water in the basement.
There is a growing trend among Lenexa homeowners to only worry about their foundational health or waterproofing effectiveness when buying or selling a home, after which they tend to give it very little attention. This is bad for two reasons. First, it keeps homeowners in the dark about their own homes foundation condition, and second, it allows problems that are relatively minor to grow and become more substantial issues over time.
If it’s been a while since you’ve thought about your foundation or waterproofing, it’s probably time to have a professional come out for an inspection. If you’ve started to see signs that your foundation needs repairs, it’s definitely time to call a professional. Reach out to Olson Foundation Repair today and trust us to keep your home safe.