Kansas City Basement Wall Repair Services
Many of the homes in the United States have basements made out of brick, concrete, or masonry blocks, and Kansas City is no exception. These types of materials are subject to cracks when weather, stress, or movement become excessive. Therefore, many of the homes in Kansas City and the surrounding area are prone to basement cracks over time.
Sometimes they indicate minor problems, and other times they can be a sign of serious foundation damage. Basement walls that are cracked, bowing, or showing any other sign of deterioration should be inspected by a certified professional immediately before any damage negatively impacts the integrity of the home.
The basement in a home is located where the foundation is. The foundation of the home is one of the most important aspects of the home, and if damaged can create structural damage throughout the whole home. Due to this, it is important to have any basement wall cracks or other damage repaired right away. This is the best way for a homeowner to save money in the long run. If basement wall damage is left unrepaired, it could cost thousands of dollars, and lots of stress.
Olshan Foundation Repair in Kansas City has the expertise to identify the underlying cause of wall damage, deterioration, and structural issues in any basement or crawl space.
There are a variety of problems common to Kansas City that our basement wall repair technicians are well-versed in handling. Rest assured, when we are hired to look at a basement, slab, or crawl space foundation, the homeowner will be hiring specialists dedicated to identifying the cause of the problem and repairing the damage.
Fix Cracked, Bowing, Bulging, Leaking, and Collapsed Walls
Causes Of Basement Cracks And Other Damage
The best way to understand how basement cracks and other damage can wreak such havoc on the foundation, we must first understand the causes of various types of damage.
It’s possible for the soil to expand or for water to reach the foundation, causing a wall to crack or lose strength. This typically ends up resulting in sagging floors, shifting slabs, and issues with doors and windows not closing. When a homeowner discovers these issues, it’s important to have them diagnosed and fixed as soon as possible.
It is generally true that water that accumulates around the foundation will eventually find a way through the foundation or pool against the concrete. This could potentially cause damage to the structure over time and can cause leaks and deterioration as well as negatively affect indoor air quality. It’s important to have water issues, cracks, tilting, or bowing diagnosed immediately when you discover an issue.
The moisture content of the soil and the geography around Kansas City make it unique. When there is too much moisture in the soils that surround the basement, the walls may bow inward as a result of hydrostatic pressure.
As a result of this pressure and displacement, the load-bearing walls may crack and leak as the foundation may become unstable.
Basement Crack Repair
Depending upon the type of crack or damage, there are various repair options available to fix and stabilize the walls of a basement or crawlspace. An anchoring system can be used, which consists of two steel plates that are connected by a steel shaft. One plate is fixed on the inside of the basement wall, and one will be outside buried in the yard. This will help eliminate and prevent the walls from tilting or bowing.
We also use Carbon fiber straps or Crack Lock Concrete Repair to help fix and restore cracks that are otherwise unappealing to the eye or maybe even a new prospective homeowner.
These repairs are designed to work on both concrete block walls to support bowed or cracked walls. Due to the lack of excavation, and quick installation, this process is less invasive and disruptive to the landscaping surrounding the home.
We can use any of the solutions listed below to solve the unique problems of a foundation. Every basement crack or foundation issue requires a unique repair. Sometimes we may use a combination of the following:
- Wall anchors
- Wall braces
- Carbon fiber straps
- Epoxy crack injections
- Wall tie-backs
We also have a patented technology that can be used to repair foundation issues and basement cracks.
Olshan has developed and tested a patented Wall Lock™ system that can be applied to a wide range of basement wall issues. We have over 87 years of experience in repairing basement walls, so we decided to create the best technology using our experience.
Today, it is considered to be the most advanced Wall Anchoring system available.
- Anchors are pull-tested upon installation to ensure they are set
- Long-lasting galvanizing protects against corrosion
- Strong enough for industrial applications such as poles and sea walls
- Wall recovery is easier when used in conjunction with exterior excavation
Almost all of our designs for basement wall repair are made so that they can be painted over. Here are just a few of the issues we have repaired for homeowners in the Kansas City area with basement cracks:
- Bowed/bowing walls
- Cracked walls
- Leaking walls
- Bulging walls
- Walls collapsing
Basement Crack Repair In Kansas City Near You
Olshan Foundation Services has been servicing homeowner’s basements in Kansas City for over 87 years. It’s safe to say we have the experience and knowledge necessary to properly repair any basement crack or foundation problem.
Not only do we have multiple patented technologies that are some of the best in the industry, but we also offer free video or onsite evaluations, to ensure all homeowners have the ability to at least know what they’re dealing with.
We believe in fair, correct, and long-lasting work, and we at Olshan pride ourselves on our ability to provide those things to homeowners like you. We also have payment plans and warranty options available for our clients so that they do not have to dig themselves into a deeper and deeper hole while trying to save up money.
If you have any questions concerning basement cracks or may think your foundation is compromised, we recommend calling us at (816) 333-8888 or contacting us today for your free evaluation!
Why Choose Olshan for Help with Basement Wall Repairs?
Since 1933, Olshan has been repairing foundations to the highest standards of quality.
We don’t just tackle the symptoms of the problems—we focus on comprehensive solutions. All of our solutions are backed by worry-free warranties and maintenance programs that are among the best in the industry.
When you depend on Olshan, you get access to a highly qualified team that’s dedicated getting your foundation project done right.
Contact us today for your free inspection in our around Kansas City.
Raytown, MO 64133
Reviews of Olshan’s Basement Wall Repair Services
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”Olshan did a great job for me! Bryan was careful in his explanations of how the repairs to a cracked and leaning basement wall could be addressed during the estimate. The timing of the repairs accommodated my schedule. The team of Cody, Martin, Carlos, and Micah did a great job! Cody previewed the job site the evening before work started to understand the situation. The team arrived on time. They were friendly, efficient and careful in their work. They left the job site as orderly as possible after this type work. The team went above expectations in taking care of my property! Thank you!”
Gayle Grotjan – May 20, 2022 on Google
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”My mom had SO many issues with water in her basement. We called Olshan, and it was a GREAT decision. From the initial evaluation with Venson, to the installation with Gabriel and his team. Everyone in this company is EXTREMELY responsive. That’s important, and not found in many businesses these days. Venson contacted me by phone and email prior to our consultation to confirm the date and time. On the day of the consultation, he called when he was on his way and gave us an ETA. After a quick evaluation, he reviewed a few options with us and gave us the pros and cons of each option. He also discussed payment methods with us. Paying cash or credit is simple. Or, if you prefer to finance, the application process is quick and easy. He scheduled the installation of our water lock system and sump pump, but remained available by phone and text to answer any questions we may have between that time and the installation.
On the day of installation, the same courtesy was extended by Gabriel and his team. Prior to their arrival, they called and gave us their ETA. Gabriel walked me through the project before his team got started. Gabriel and his team, Gerardo, Raul, and Jose, got right to work. We had failed to remove some sheetrock prior to the installation, but Gabriel and his team spoke with me about that. I was ready to get a hammer and clear it out for them, but they neither hesitated, nor complained about adding that task to the list. I felt bad, but, they just got to work and got the job done. The team worked diligently throughout the day, and they kept me informed. During various phases of the project, they gave me the opportunity to check the work and see what the process was. Upon completion, Gabriel reviewed the entire project with me and demonstrated the operation of the sump pump. The crew cleaned up the work space very nicely and took great care in making sure that the space was wiped down and cleaned up when the project was complete. They even pulled their truck forward a bit before leaving and picked up a few rocks in the driveway that had come from the gravel bags on the truck. No stone was left unturned, and I am confident that we made the right choice for our repair.
Start to finish, the process was flawless. Venson, Gabriel, Gerardo, Raul, and Jose were punctual, efficient, and professional. I highly recommend this company!”
Emily White – May 10, 2022 on Google
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”Olshan performed foundation repair work on my parent’s home that my siblings and I had to coordinate from start to finish due our parents being elderly and limited by several medical conditions. From the consultation and estimate provided by Heath to the actual completion of the work provided by Jose, Irbin, Chinchilla and Gabriel, my siblings and I were both impressed and appreciative of Ohlshan’s professionalism, patience and willingness to explain things to us (sometimes more than once) so we could pass the information to our parents clearly and answer each and every one of their questions along the way. The carbon fiber strips, wall shield, water lock and J-drain have all seemed to stop the water from entering my parent’s basement and arrested the cracks we found in their foundation. Thanks Olshan for the great work and for being a trustworthy company to work with!”
Jonathan Madison – Oct. 10, 2021 on Google