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    KC’s Foundation Repair Experts

    The Kansas City Foundation Repair Experts, Established in 2001, Foundation 1 has created a reputation based on honesty, quality, and fair pricing. Working in the metro, on both the Kansas and Missouri sides of the state line, we have risen to the top as one of the most elite foundation repair companies in our industry. In the beginning, Foundation 1 made its mark by being one of the top “Wall Push” contractors by straightening bowing and leaning walls back to their original positions. We found ourselves at the forefront of our industry due to our innovative designs, and by creating new systems that revolutionized our trade.

    Since 2009 we have risen to the top again as one of the top Pier Installers in the Midwest. We can and will stabilize or even lift any structure, returning integrity to the home, and peace of mind to the homeowner.

    Our consultants are Engineer Certified. We have a proven track record here at Foundation1 with over 1,500 happy customers, and hundreds of great reviews to back it up. We offer free evaluations to all of our customers and the best warranties in the industry on all of our services.

    Call today to schedule your free evaluation on your structural, waterproofing, drainage, or grading issues, and we will show you why you should “Rest Your Foundation, On Our Reputation”

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  • Services Offered

    Stratos Pier® Foundation Pier
    Piling or piering is the technique of driving steel pipe pilings below a structures foundation to correct foundation settlement. Piers can be used to stabilize the structure to prevent further sinking or used to raise the structure back to a suitable level.

    Installation: Initial evaluation taken. Expose foundation footing. Drive Stratos Pier® System. Lift / Stabilize foundation. Back-fill / Replace concrete.

    Stratos Pier® Foundation Pier
    When a foundation wall cracks do to movement, it must be repaired. Carbon fiber straps or epoxy are an appropriate repair to regain structural integrity. Polyurethane can be used to prevent water from penetrating the wall. Cracks wider than 1/8 inch are cause for concern.

    Installation: The crack is first evaluated and cleaned out. Then either an epoxy or polyurethane is injected in the crack, Or carbon fiber is installed over the crack.

    Stratos Pier® Foundation Pier
    Many times a leaning or bowing wall can simply be braced in its current state. Using this method eliminates the need to excavate on the outside, and lowers the cost of the repair significantly. When bracing the wall, the I-beams are used in the same manner as when straightening the wall. The braced wall will not be straighter than it was, but it cannot ever get any worse.

    Installation: Steel I-Beams are installed upright along with Joist brackets which will in return stabilize and or improve the integrity of the wall.

    Stratos Pier® Foundation Pier
    Have a basement that just won’t dry out? or have 100 year-old foundation? Leaks can be stopped with an interior or exterior drain tile systems.

    A drain tile system is a collection of pipes installed around your foundation and discharged to a sump pump or daylight. The pipes are perforated to allow water to drain into them. They are designed to keep the water table far below the bottom of the basement floor, this controls the capillary action or wicking of water or water vapor on to the basement floor.

    Stratos Pier® Foundation Pier
    One of the first steps in ensuring you have a dry basement is diverting the water away from the basement. Surface water can be defined as water that collects on the ground usually as a result of precipitation. Surface water can often be diverted away from your home to help protect the foundation. Keeping as much water away from the foundation as possible is always a good idea.

    This is accomplished by grading and extending out the leaders and downspouts. Drainage swales, french drains, and collection basins are typically used to divert surface water.

    Stratos Pier® Foundation Pier
    How do you know if you need a sump pump?

    You live somewhere that experiences large accumulation of rain or snow.
    You live in a flat or low-lying areas that hold and trap water.
    Your basement has water intrusion from cracks and floor joints.
    Mineral deposits showing on walls and floors from excess moisture.
    You have a finished basement that contains costly items you want to protect against water damage and subsequent mold growth.

    Stratos Pier® Foundation Pier
    50% of the air you breathe in your home is the same air contained in your crawlspace from a phenomenon called the stack effect. Crawlspace encapsulation significantly cuts down mold, mildew, and allergens. And has been known to help asthma sufferers have less symptoms at home.

    Installation: Before any plastic or vapor barrier product is installed, it is very important to check for any other issues. Once the vapor barrier is in place it can hide these issues.

    Stratos Pier® Foundation Pier
    A wall leaning or bowing more than 2 inches, should be pushed back into place. Restoring the integrity of the foundation. This can be accomplished by using wall anchors or steel i-beam braces.

    Installation: The wall is excavated over the span of the damaged area. The wall is then pushed or pulled back to plumb. The trench is then filled with clean gravel and soil.

    Stratos Pier® Foundation Pier
    Is your front porch stooping? Your sidewalk slouching? Concrete leveling (also called mud jacking or slab jacking) may be the answer. It is highly recommended concrete leveling is performed when concrete has settled a half inch or more.

    Installation: A mixture of limestone dust and Portland cement is pumped under pressure through holes drilled into the concrete. When the void is filled the sidewalk, driveway or porch begins to lift.

    Service Area

    KC’s Foundation Repair Experts Service Area

    The list below is the cities in Missouri and Kansas, KC’s Foundation Repair Experts services.

    Atchison, Baldwin City, Belton, Blue Springs, Bonner Springs, Butler, Camden Point, Cameron, Chillicothe, Clay Center, Clearmont, Clinton, De Kalb, De Soto, Dearborn, Easton, Edgerton, Excelsior Springs, Ferrelview, Fort Leavenworth, Fort Riley, Fort Scott, Gardner, Gladstone, Gower, Grain Valley, Grandview, Harrisonville, Higginsville, Holt, Independence, Junction City, Kansas City, Kearney, Kickapoo Township, La Cygne, La Due, Lake Lotawana, Lansing, Lathrop, Lawrence, Leavenworth , Leawood, Lee's Summit, Lenexa, Liberty, Louisburg, Manhattan, Marysville, Maryville, Mayetta, McLouth, Merriam, Mission, Mosby, New Market, North Kansas City, Northmoor, Oak Grove, Olathe, Osborn, Ottawa, Overland Park, Paola, Parkville, Pinhook, Platte City, Pleasant Hill, Pleasant Valley, Prairie Village, Raymore, Raytown, Riverside, Rockford, Shawnee, Sibley, Smithville, St. Joseph, Stewartsville, Tonganoxie, Topeka, Trimble, Warrensburg, White Cloud

    Stratos Pier® System

    Stratos Pier®

    Stratos Pier®

    The Stratos Pier® System is a concentrically loaded, unicentrically driven pier that has revolutionized the piering industry. Our patent pending technology makes the Stratos Pier® System the only truly adjustable pier on the market. The Stratos Pier® adjusts to meet the footing even if the footing is not level, without losing any contact surface or integrity of the pier. The load will always be carried precisely on the rim of the pier pipe for perfect distribution from the footing all the way to bedrock or stable strata.

    The Stratos Pier® System has been engineered tested to meet or exceed ASTM standards, it has been installed under thousands of homes without incident or failure of any kind. All the Stratos Pier® parts are machined and assembled using the latest technologies and are held to the highest standards in the industry. The Stratos Pier® comes with a Lifetime Warranty by both the installer and the manufacturer, and is backed by our Stratos Trust Guarantee.

    Stratos Pier® System Guarantee

  • Manufactures Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Stratos Piers® are Engineer Certified
  • Stratos Pier® testing meets or exceeds ASTM Standards
  • Stratos Piers® can handle all Residential needs
  • Stratos Piers® can handle Light Commercial needs
  • Stratos Piers® are built with American Steel
  • Stratos Piers® are always inspected before they are shipped
  • Stratos Piers® Installers are all Thoroughly Trained
  • Stratos Pier® System is a Unicentric Pier
  • Stratos Piers® are made in the USA

  • KC’s Foundation Repair Experts : Photo Gallery

    KC’s Foundation Repair Experts
    Photo Gallery

    Here are a few pictures from projects by Foundation 1 in Kansas City, Missouri. You will find pictures of structural repairs that we offer like foundation piering using the Stratos Pier System, crack repair, epoxy injection, wall bracing, carbon fiber, and tie backs. You will also find pictures of waterproofing and drainage repairs like sump pumps, interior footing drains, french drains, gutter drains, surface drains, channel drains, drainage channels, soil grading, and terrain correction. Thank you for looking, let us know how Foundation 1 can help you.

  • Signs of Foundation Failure

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  • Cracks in drywall on walls and ceilings
  • Separation in flooring and broken grout lines
  • Cracks in foundation walls and slab floors
  • Sticking or non latching doors and windows
  • Leaning or bowing foundation walls
  • Chimneys that lean or tilt away from home
  • Stair step cracks in brick siding and chimneys
  • Mantels, counters, and cabinets that slope
  • Cracks in drywall on walls and ceilings
  • Causes of Foundation Failure

  • Evaporation caused from heat and drought
  • Transpiration from tree roots and vegetation
  • Improper working or poorly designed drainage
  • Building on back fill and poorly compacted soil
  • Poor local soil conditions and organic debris
  • Un-maintained and overflowing gutters
  • Flooding and washout from creeks and rivers
  • Earthquake and other seismic activity
  • Lack of water on foundation during dry conditions

  • Foundation 1 : Customer Reviews

  • 5 Star Review
  • I could not have asked for a better experience. Everyone I spoke to or worked with at Foundation 1 was extremely friendly and professional.

    - Cheryl, Gardner
  • 5 Star Review
  • They exceeded the scope of work and were done on time. I was allowed to approve each stage of the process and felt like I was given excellent service.

    - George, Excelsior Springs
  • 5 Star Review
  • They showed up when promised and worked all day until the job was finished. I would use Foundation 1 again.

    - Joseph H., Overland Park, KS