Thrasher Foundation Repair Before & After Photos

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PolyLevel and NexusPro Joint Sealant level driveway in Blue Springs, MO

About 7 years ago Elaine H. had her driveway mudjacked, she started to notice the same area that was mudjacked was starting to settle. After having a bad experience with a previous contractor, she was hesitant to bring another one out. Her neighbor had work done with us and recommend she give us a call.

System Design Specialist Ryan Galt went out to the home and was able to identify a solution. The joints in the driveway where to wide, which was allowing water to go under the slab and cause it to sink in the same spot that the mudjacking had occurred. We used PolyLevel and NexusPro Joint Sealant to seal up the joins and life the concrete back up, so it was all smooth and level

Concrete Repair in Lee's Summit, MO

Longtime homeowners Cathy and Bruce needed some concrete repair on their home in Lee's Summit, MO. Over the last couple of years, cracks formed and gotten worse over time. System Design Specialist Tom Studer went out to their home and, he noticed that the driveway and sidewalk control joints were exposed. The crew was able to use PolyLevel and NexusPro Joint Sealant to level and fill the exposed joints. Cathy and Bruce were thrilled with the final results! 

French Drain or Curtain Drain Installation

Installing French drains, also known as curtain drains, is one way to handle water in a yard with grading issues.  Here is an example from our customer in Lee's Summit, MO.

Installing French drains is an option in circumstances where excessive surface water must be managed.

Water management can take on many forms.  In most cases, a home is built so that the yard can be graded to properly drain water away from the foundation.  Swales are even graded into the landscape to provide a path for water to drain away from structures and toward storm drains.  In some cases, though, grading is not correct or has to be changed.  Sometimes a neighboring property will change their landscape and change the original drainage that was planned for the neighborhood.

When grading is done well, and gutters and downspouts are installed correctly, water will shed away from the foundation helping to prevent wet basements and bowing basement walls.  When those problems persist, and interior French drain, draintile, or another form of interior drainage is the usual recommended solution.  However, if there are major grading issues, they must be addressed outside.  Not addressing the pooling water can lead to extreme flooding or excessive pressure that can push a foundation wall in causing cracks and other structural issues.

The best approach to solving grading issues is to regrade in a way that water can runoff of the yard naturally and without pooling in the yard.  Unfortunately, there are rare cases where that isn’t possible.  That is when a change in landscape design should be considered.  One tool in the landscape toolbox is the exterior French drain or curtain drain.

For this customer in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, Thrasher was able to work with them on both their yard drainage issues and dealing with the water that was already getting into the basement.  An exterior interceptor drain was installed in this home’s back yard.  Since the yard was not naturally sloped to move water away from the home, it was collecting in areas close to the foundation.  While an interior waterproofing drainage system may have kept the basement dry, the pooling water still had a chance to cause structural damage.  The homeowner also did not like having a muddy mess in their backyard after ever rainfall and even after watering the lawn.

Thrasher Foundation Repair prides itself on working with homeowners to find the best solution for their circumstances.  Even in situations where we cannot perform all the work ourselves, we will make recommendations to the homeowner that they can do themselves or hire a landscaper to perform.  If you aren’t sure what you need to do to solve your problem, we are happy to provide a free inspection to help you figure it out.

“From start to finish, I received total professionalism and up-to-date progress. The crew respected my property and cleaned up after the job was completed. Thrasher Foundation Repair came highly recommended to me and I see why. My neighbors are interested in having work done. My brother and mother have also used Thrasher. Top notch company. In today’s world, it is hard to find great customer service.” – R. R., homeowner

Pool Deck Repair in Independence, MO

Lew is a homeowner in Independence, MO that needed concrete repair for the pool deck. Water would come into the home from the pool deck and the problem needed to be fixed before the problem became worse.  System Design Specialist Daryn Britton went out to the home and recommended filling the voids underneath the concrete slabs to prevent water from moving the concrete. The crew lifted and stabilized the affected concrete with PolyLevel and then filled the joints with NexusPro Joint Sealant. Lew was thrilled by the outcome! 

Leaking basement fixed in Independence, MO

A homeowner in Independence, MO noticed a water issue in her basement. It was coming through the walls and along the base of the walls as well. She was worried about the problem getting worse and was frustrated because it was a finished basement.

We were able to suggest and solution that she was happy to move forward with. The paneling had to be removed and the carpet pulled back before we were able to start the project. We installed a perimeter waterproofing system called Waterguard. We also installed a vapor barrier system called CleanSpace. Lastly, we installed a sump pump to prevent future water problems. The customer was very pleased with the outcome of the project.

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