John Norris Foundation Repair LLC of Olathe, KS understands that a leaking or damp basement can cause damage to your home. A Leaky or damp basement is one of the most common problems that homeowners have to deal with.
Foundation wall cracks are a common reason why water gets into a house. First, water moves up from the perimeter of the foundation, or through cracks in the floor. Equally important, too much water can cause mold and mildew, allergies and smelly basements. As a result, large amounts of water can be caused by too much excess water retention at the footings.
Water seeping through floor cracks and perimeter wall areas can be corrected. We install a drain tile system along the perimeter of the foundation to fix this problem. This method collects and dumps the excess water into a sump pit and pump, which then pumps it outside and away from the home.
For instance, proper soil grading on the outside of the structure will help prevent this issue. Saturated soil can force groundwater to be pushed through porous concrete and cracks by hydro-static pressure causing leaky basement issues.
Clogged gutters are a prime source of surface water. Keeping gutters free of debris is important maintenance for homeowners to prevent the buildup of surface water. In fact, it is important to make sure the downspouts on the guttering system channel the water away from the home’s foundation in order to handle heavy rain.
John Norris Foundation Repair employees are trained basement specialists offering a wide variety of basement waterproofing methods in Missouri and Kansas. Call us today to eliminate your water problems.
Other services provided by Norris Foundation Repair LLC include foundation repair, foundation piering, yard grading for home foundations, wall straightening and excavating, wall bracing, DynaPier, basement waterproofing, drain tile systems, sump pump installation, foundation crack repair and mudjacking.