Foundation settlement not only adversely affects the value of your home, but it can also result in unsafe structural conditions. Pier Masters offers services that help ensure the safety and structural integrity of your foundation and property for years to come. Foundation piering is one approach that can be used to correct problems caused by foundation settlement. Resistance and helical piers are commonly used in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area.
Bowed Walls/Pushed In Walls
When external pressure on foundation walls becomes too great, walls can begin to bow in the middle, tilt along the top or slide along the bottom. The soil in the Kansas City area is made up predominantly of expansive clays – they swell or heave when inundated with water and shrink when dried. Swell pressure can occur when the soil becomes over-saturated, weakening the wall and pushing it inward.
Foundation Crack Repair
Cracks in foundation walls have a variety of causes, including foundation settlement, bowed walls, concrete shrinkage, improper drainage and subsoil heaving and/or shrinkage. Foundation cracks can have serious effects on the integrity of your home or building, requiring immediate foundation repair.
Depending on the root cause and severity of the cracks, Pier Masters will identify and employ the correct method for long-term repair. These methods may include epoxy or urethane injection, installation of carbon fiber reinforcement, or installation of foundation piers or helical wall tiebacks (or both) in the affected area.