The town of Olathe is one of the most beautiful areas in the entire KC region, and this is because the residents in the area go above and beyond to make sure they have gorgeous homes. This includes making sure they are in peak structural condition, and tackling repairs as soon as they come up.
This is particularly true for the home’s foundation, which keeps it safe from moisture and shifting clay subsoils. We’re going to look at some of the foundation repair techniques that are frequently used, as well as some signs that you may need those repairs.
We know that your home is vitally important to you and your family, not only as an investment but as a refuge and a sanctuary. That’s why Olson Foundation Repair strives to provide a wide range of foundation repair services for Olathe homeowners to use to keep their homes looking and functioning great.
We’ve been providing top-tier service to Olathe residents for nearly 40 years, and we truly understand the many unique challenges that area homes can face. Our expertise and knowledge are unmatched, and our commitment to safety and professionalism make us one of the most trusted companies in the entire region.
For Olathe homeowners, knowing our area’s unique challenges with home foundations can make it easier to find foundation repair companies that are familiar with them as well. Olathe has a substantial amount of clay in the subsoil, which contracts and expands with each passing year’s wet & dry cycles, and this expansion and contraction cause voids around the foundation that facilitate settling. This is relatively normal, but if the sinking is left unaddressed for too long, it can lead to more serious problems. Below are some of the common repair solutions that Olson can implement with homeowners.
Any foundation movement such as sinking or shifting can stress the concrete to the point of fracture. These fractures can be nearly invisible hairline cracks, or they can be substantial gaps that spread each year. Sealing them helps prevent intruding water from worsening the issues.
The reason foundations sink is the lack of support from beneath, which can be solved with piering. Piers are driven down to bedrock, then used to stop or even reverse the sinking effect.
Since water is a major contributing factor to foundation sinking and water intrusion, moving that water effectively to another location is one of the most effective ways of keeping the foundation dry. Drains that reroute water, and pumps to pump it away from the home are common solutions for many issues.
Basement waterproofing is another essential component of a dry and structurally sound foundation. Olathe gets plenty of rain, and that rain combined with the local water table can lead to immense amounts of water pressure behind your foundation. Without the proper waterproofing maintenance, eventually, this moisture will push or seep its way into your basement. This moisture can cause odors, mold, mildew, and more, which can all stop you from getting full use of your basement space. Below are some signs that you can keep an eye out for, that can indicate you may have waterproofing issues to address.
The easiest way to make sure you know exactly what’s going on with your foundation is to schedule an annual inspection with Olson Foundation Repair. We’ll give you a detailed inspection report, and we’ll go over all of the items in that report with you so that you can ask any questions you need answers to, and you can schedule repairs if you wish. Reach out today for more information or to schedule your inspection.