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If you are seeing signs of foundation problems there’s no need to panic, we offer free, no-obligation foundation damage assessments conducted by Certified Structural Technicians. If you don’t have a problem we will be happy to tell you.
In fact 20% of all homes we look at don’t require foundation repair at the time of our inspection.
If you do need foundation work we will provide a thorough and professional evaluation and written estimate — there’s no obligation.
Foundation Movement Affects Kansas City Homeowners at an Alarming Rate
Homeowners in Kansas and Missouri experience foundation problems at an extreme rate.
According to data from Google Trends, a service that tracks internet search volume over the past 10 years, Kansas City is the 3rd most active metropolitan area for “foundation repair” and “basement waterproofing” related search queries in the United States.
Soil is a big deal in Kansas and it’s the primary factor contributing to the state’s proud agricultural history.
According to the USDA, soil is Kansas’ most valuable resource, accounting for nearly $8.7 billion to the local economy each year.
Harney silt loam, a nutrient-rich soil ideal for agriculture is recognized as the official state soil.
What Causes Foundation Problems in Kansas?
Unfortunately, the soil conditions in Kansas City aren’t ideal for everyone. The expansive clay soils that are commonly found in the area can cause foundation problems, resulting in headaches for homeowners.
Expansive clay soils contain a high ratio of smectite clays which absorb water like a sponge. As the soil absorbs water it will begin to expand, sometimes increasing its size by as much as 10%! This can cause the earth underneath the foundation to shift.
Conversely, the soils can shrink when they dry out, eroding and leading to structural weakness. Ultimately, the constant contraction and expansion of the soils underneath the home lead to foundation problems.
Signs of Basement Foundation Damage in Kansas City
Aside from a small number of homes built in the 1950’s, most of the foundation types found in Kansas City homes are basement foundations. Basements are vulnerable to a variety of different structural issues caused by hydrostatic pressure excreted on basement walls. As the pressure builds, walls may become damaged.
Drainage problems also contribute to wet basements, leaks, strange odors and mold. To prevent this, it’s important to keep intrusive water away from the foundation. Exterior basement waterproofing and drainage systems are designed to accomplish this. Interior basement waterproofing is also effective and helps manage water away from the foundation after it enters the basement.
Due to a phenomenon known as the “stack effect”, the air found inside your basement or crawl space makes its way up into the living areas of your home. This results in strange odors, uncomfortable humidity and allergens.
Water, structural, and air quality problems that originate in the basement, crawl space or pier and beam foundation area have a tendency to get worse over time. Left untreated, these factors often begin to affect the rest of your home.
Here are a few of the common signs you may have a foundation problem:
- Water intrusion under & over the footer
- Sub-surface water
- Wall water intrusion from cracks and mortar joints
- Bleeding and sweating vents
- Excess moisture, humidity and odor
- Sagging crawl space floors
- Bowed or tilted basement walls
- Basement wall cracks
Olshan Offers Solutions for all Foundation Types
Cost of Basement Foundation Repair and Waterproofing
The cost of basement or crawl space repair in Kansas City depends on the size of the structure, extent of the damage and the goals of the homeowner. Minor basement leaks can be stopped with drainage repairs performed on the interior or exterior of the home.
Bigger structural repairs, like pilings, crawl space support posts and wall anchors are more complex and often cost a bit more.
Some homeowners may opt for air quality solutions like crawl space encapsulation, a repair that protects against moisture, mitigates mold and can help increase the resale value of a home.
There’s also exterior basement wall waterproofing, a repair method that leaves the inside of a finished basement untouched, reduces hydrostatic pressure and shields against leaks.
On average, a minor repair in Kansas City will cost between $500 – $3,000, with more extensive foundation repair and waterproofing services costing $3,500 – $7,000.
At Olshan, we understand that no two homes are alike. That’s why our experts thoroughly investigate the problems your home is experiencing before developing a repair plan unique to your home.
We refer to this comprehensive, investigative process as our Healthy Home Approach. To receive a free and accurate cost analysis, simply schedule a free, no-obligation assessment now.
- Available Lifetime Warranty
We stand by our work. Select repairs are backed by an Available Lifetime Warranty and hassle-free maintenance programs. We’re available well after the job is done to help make sure your systems maintain peak performance.
- Patented Technology
Our exclusive Cable Lock™ ST Plus System is the leading foundation repair system available anywhere. It offers significant improvements in quality of installation, cost efficiency and long term reliability.
- Certified Structural Technicians
All foundation assessments are performed by Certified Structural Technicians. Since no two homes are alike, our Technicians carefully investigate the problems affecting your home to identify the best possible solution for your home and budget.
- Free Estimates
Olshan provides FREE – NO OBLIGATION – ESTIMATES and structural damage assessments by trained structural technicians.
- Over 80 Years of Service
We measure our experience by generations; Since 1933 our reputation for integrity, honesty, and quality craftsmanship have set the standard in home structural repair services.
We’ve got your back
Our friendly team of foundation repair experts is always looking out for your best interests. All of our employees are upfront and forthcoming about ALL repair costs before you’re expected to make any decisions.
If any unforeseen problems arise during your foundation repair, you’ll be the first to know. We know you want your home repaired and back to normal as soon as possible so when we give you a deadline, we stick to it. To get started, fill out the quick contact form and we’ll be in touch.
Popular Foundation Services in Kansas City, MO include:
Complete foundation repair – assessment and lasting repair using Cable Lock™ technology
Fix basement leaks & crawlspace recovery – turn your wet basement into a usable space
Wall Repair – Olshan secures walls in place using wall anchors, carbon fiber strips, epoxy crack injections, adjustable wall braces and exterior wall waterproofing. Learn more about our wall repair services.
Olshan Kansas City Service Area – Find out more
Call 816-333-8888 today to find out more about Olshan foundation repair Kansas City and surrounding areas, including all of Kansas and Missouri, Belton, Excelsior Springs, Independence, Lawrence, Lees Summit, Liberty, Olathe, Overland Park, Raymore, Topeka, and Wichita. Address the problem now and avoid major repairs down the line.
If you’re looking for foundation repair and waterproofing by zip code, Olshan commonly serves the following regions: 64012, 64015, 64030, 64055, 64063, 64068, 64086, 64114, 64118, 64119, 64131, 64133, 64134, 64138, 64152, 64155, 66061, 66062, 66212, 66216.