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When a little water in the basement turned into flooding, Ben knew that a fan and dehumidifier wasn't going to do the job this time. When the Lueders family...
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Radon awareness advocate and Omaha homeowner Laurie Staiert Westergaard shares her message about the importance of testing for radon, and what it was like...
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Are you looking for help with foundation repair, concrete leveling, basement waterproofing, or crawl space encapsulation in Douglas? Thrasher Foundation Repair is Nebraska's largest and most trusted home repair company. We specialize in repairing foundations, concrete, wet basements, and damp crawl spaces. Our motto is "There's only one right way" and we stand behind that with our highly-experienced inspectors and crews, proven products, transferable warranties and interest-free financing. You can trust that you're getting the best solution for your home or business, no matter what the problem.

Learn about the services we provide in Douglas and the surrounding area, or contact us today to schedule your free inspection and estimate!

Proven Residential & Commercial Foundation Repair Solutions in Douglas, NE

Thrasher Foundation Repair is trained and skilled in the latest foundation repair techniques. We can effectively repair any settlement-related problem, from foundation cracks, bowing basement walls, uneven floors, settlement sinking - you name it, we can fix it. Using patented products from Foundation Supportworks, we offer a fast, cost-effective, proven solution to your foundation and structural repair needs in Douglas, NE.

We offer a wide range of foundation, structural and concrete repair solutions, such as:

  • Helical/push pier systems
  • Wall anchors
  • Shotcrete
  • Crawl space jacks
  • Polyurethane concrete slab leveling

Most foundation repair jobs take less than a week to complete and our services include a detailed written estimate and many of our products include a written warranty. Call us today to request a free foundation inspection Douglas or the surrounding area.

Your Responsible Basement Waterproofing & Egress Window Contractor

If you have a damp, leaky basement or issues with basement flooding, Thrasher Foundation Repair is your expert for a proven, cost-effective basement waterproofing solution. No matter what's causing your wet basement problem, we can fix it! We'll inspect your home inside and out and design and install a waterproofing system to meet your needs.

Having a wet or leaky basement is not only an inconvenience, but the moisture, dampness and mold caused by the water can lead to health problems and added repair expenses. That's why we offer a full range of basement repairs and waterproofing solutions designed to tackle the problem:

  • Basement sump pumps
  • Interior perimeter drainage systems
  • Wall and floor crack repair
  • Basement dehumidifiers
  • Radiant & vapor barriers
  • Insulated basement wall panels

Our patented WaterGuard drainage system doesn't require excavation, can typically be installed in just two days and includes a transferable lifetime warranty! We also install and replace basement egress windows and window wells. Our RockWell™ egress window products help provide for a safer and more beautiful home while helping to keep your basement dry. Contact us to learn more and get a free basement inspection or egress window estimate.

PolyLevel Concrete Lifting & Leveling Services in Douglas

Is your sidewalk or driveway sinking and uneven? How about your patio or front porch steps? Uneven concrete not only looks bad, but it can also be a dangerous tripping hazard. Concrete leveling is faster, less disruptive and more cost-effective than tearing out and replacing the concrete.

Thrasher Foundation Repair uses a process called PolyLevel to permanently lift and stabilize sinking concrete slabs with a high-density polyurethane formula. PolyLevel concrete repair offers many advantages:

  • Lightweight - Won't add weight to existing soil
  • Waterproof - Won't wash out
  • High-capacity - Lifts heavy loads
  • Minimal disruption to your slab and property
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Great for leveling sidewalks, driveways, pool decks

If you have a slab foundation or concrete outside your home that you need re-leveled, Thrasher Foundation Repair is your expert contractor. Call today to schedule your free, no-obligation inspection and estimate!

Trusted Crawl Space Encapsulation & Repair

Do you have a damp, nasty crawl space below your home? How about musty odors inside your home or cold floors over your crawl space? Thrasher Foundation Repair solves these problems with our state-of-the-art CleanSpace crawl space encapsulation system.

We install the moisture barrier on the crawl space floor to eliminate excess moisture and musty smells. Crawl space insulation is added to the walls for added comfort and energy efficiency. What you get is a dry, usable crawl space and improved comfort and healthier air inside your home.

We offer a full range of crawl space repair & encapsulation solutions in Douglas, including:

  • Crawl space dehumidifiers
  • Crawl space sump pumps
  • Vapor barriers
  • Access doors and access wells
  • Crawl space structural supports
Before and After Pictures from Douglas County
Concrete Driveway Joint Sealant Adds Protection Against Future Damage

Concrete Driveway Joint Sealant Adds Protection Against Future Damage

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Concrete Driveway Joint Sealant Adds Protection Against Future Damage Concrete Driveway Joint Sealant Adds Protection Against Future Damage

Our silicone-based sealant, NexusPro, looks great, and works better than traditional, off-the-shelf caulking to protect your concrete from the elements.

NexusPro driveway sealant

Why should you seal your joints on your concrete?

When it rains, the moisture can wash away the soil or leave it so saturated and soft that it cannot support the concrete above it. Sometimes this is due to improper drainage, or other times it is a matter of unusual amounts of water getting to the soil underneath the concrete. Lines in the concrete are called control joints because they are supposed to control the cracking patterns when the concrete was initially poured. These control joints will eventually crack through the slab after the concrete is poured in place. This is a perfect path for water to flow down and under the concrete slab. This creates more erosion and more wet, weak soil. When this happens, the soil shifts, and there becomes unsupported areas of concrete, which will result in additional cracks in the concrete or unlevel concrete. Another type of movement that could occur in the concrete if the joints are not sealed is heave. Heave is caused by the ground's expansion and is usually associated with clay soils that swell when they get wet. If you get too much moisture underneath your slab, that soil will expand and cause the concrete to become uneven in portions, in parts. This can also occur during the winter months. If there is moisture in the expansive clay soil and it freezes, it will swell. Similar to a pop bottle in the freezer. Sealing the joints between the concrete slabs that make up your driveway or sidewalk is a crucial step to preventing future damage like sinking and cracking.

Urethane or polyurethane caulks adhere well to concrete. This material provides an impermeable adhesive to prevent moisture, air, and debris from entering cracks. The downside to urethane caulk breaks down and degrades when UV light is present. This is not ideal for outside concrete, and we expect to replace it every few years. 

Our silicone-based sealant, NexusPro, not only looks great but works better than traditional, off-the-shelf caulking material to protect your concrete - and the soil it rests on - from the elements. It remains highly flexible regardless of the weather conditions. It will not de-bond, and it is UV resistant so that it won't crack or breakdown. NexusPro has a quick curing process, so you only must wait for hours instead of days to drive or walk on the sealed areas.

Expert installation is vital. Our technicians will carefully prep and clean the existing joints and cracks. Then several passes are made with a spatula spoon to make sure there is a perfect result. The final touch of sand is then applied to help blend in the color of the concrete.

By preventing water from seeping through concrete slabs, the soil below is less prone to erosion and settlement, which is the root of almost every issue related to concrete sinking and cracking.

Check out a before and after photo from one of our recent concrete repair projects in Omaha, NE.

 

Waterproofing an Older Home with a Brick Foundation in Omaha

Waterproofing an Older Home with a Brick Foundation in Omaha

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Waterproofing an Older Home with a Brick Foundation in Omaha Waterproofing an Older Home with a Brick Foundation in Omaha

Having a home that is 100 years old means that the homeowner must handle problems with unique solutions, especially repairing the foundation and waterproofing.

For Michael and his mother, this was the case for the foundation of their home in Omaha, Nebraska. The foundation was made of brick and had been DIY-repaired several times with concrete patches. Still, water continued to fill the basement during snow melts or when it rained.  

Over a year ago, Michael had several contractors give estimates to repair the foundation. While Thrasher Foundation Repair provided a proposal, another contractor was awarded the job. That contractor did some work to replace part of a wall but left Michael with a mess and a basement that still flooded when it rained. While Michael was fighting the previous contractor to get his money back, he decided to reach back out to Thrasher Foundation Repair to get another opinion.

A Permanent Solution for a Wet Basement and Damp Crawlspace

System Design Specialist Wyatt Simon visited the home and inspected the entire foundation to make recommendations. Michael’s desire was for a permanent solution that would allow for the basement to be used as a recreation space in the future. He and his mother also have allergies and were hoping to improve the air quality in the home as well. Wyatt was able to identify three primary issues. One, there were portions of the foundation wall that needed to be shored up. Two, the basement needed a waterproofing system to keep it dry. Three, the dirt crawlspace needed sealing to prevent humidity from continuing to cause air quality issues.

Wyatt proposed a structural repair to the failing portions of the brick foundation. 

Thrasher recommended a perimeter drainage system specially designed for old stone foundations to control the water.

Perimeter Drainage System Sump Pump InstallAfter- A TripleSafe Sump Pump System was installed in the corner, and the drainage system directs all water from under the floor to be pumped outside.  This system prevents the three most common sump pump failures: mechanical failure, power interruption, and pump capacity.

 Parts of the basement floor were broken up and replaced as part of installing that system. The system drains to a sump pump system, with Michael choosing to add a battery back-up pump to ensure the basement stays dry during power outages. Lastly, Wyatt suggested a liner to encapsulate the crawlspace and seal the dirt off from the rest of the house. The liner provided a barrier between the damp earth and the dry indoor air. We used the same CleanSpace product on the brick walls to prevent moisture from seeping through the brick.

Cleanspace Installed on walls next to drainage systemAfter- Once all the systems are installed, you can see the possibilities for next steps in refinishing the basement.

Michael had Wyatt out several times to make sure he understood the project and because he didn’t want any of the issues that he had with his previous contractor to be a problem again. It’s one of the reasons Thrasher is so devoted to redefining the contractor – customer experience. We see a world where the contractor does it right the first time, uses the highest quality materials, trains their employees to deliver the best customer experience, and offers a permanent solution that they stand behind. We believe the bar for an exceptional customer experience can be set so high that mediocrity in the contracting world is simply no longer accepted or tolerated.

Michael then moved forward with the project, and the Thrasher team was able to complete all the work in a few days. Michael and his mother gave rave reviews of the project and are grateful to have a 25-year warranty on all of the work performed. 

When you’re ready to move forward with a fix-it project in your home, we hope that you will give us the opportunity to have a free inspection. With more than 45 years fixing foundations, leveling concrete and waterproofing basements, we’ve seen it all. Give us a call to schedule an appointment or fill out the form, here.

 

Foundation in Omaha, NE Completely Stabilized with Push Pier System

Foundation in Omaha, NE Completely Stabilized with Push Pier System

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Foundation in Omaha, NE Completely Stabilized with Push Pier System Foundation in Omaha, NE Completely Stabilized with Push Pier System

Mark and Linda S. had been doing home improvements and started to notice cracks appear on the drywall, the new front door was also sticking. So, they decided that it was time to call foundation repair company.

We sent System Design Specialist Eric Wulf out and he evaluated the home. He was able to identify that the soil under the footing had washed out and caused the home to settle, causing the cracks to form.

We removed sections of the concrete slab in the garage and front door stoop slab. We then installed push piers 43’-46’ feet deep to load the bearing strata, 1.5 to 2 times the weight of the home was put on the piers to push them that deep. We were also able to lift the foot door to stop it from sticking. The home is now completely stabilized. 

Settled Concrete in Omaha, NE Lifted and Repaired

Settled Concrete in Omaha, NE Lifted and Repaired

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Settled Concrete in Omaha, NE Lifted and Repaired Settled Concrete in Omaha, NE Lifted and Repaired

Berenice S was growing frustrated with the concrete on her back patio. Last year she had hired a concrete contractor and within a year, the entire patio was cracked up. She wanted to protect the space from further damage, so she decided to give up a call.

We sent System Design Specialist Mike Hoffman out to the home. He was able to identify that the soil underneath the concrete was unstable, which was causing the concrete to crack. To lift the concrete, we used PolyLevel to get the concrete back to the originally pour level as well as stabilize all of the concrete to prevent further settling. We then applied NexusPro to seal the joins and repair all of the cracks and to prevent pathways for water getting under the concrete.  

Case Studies From Douglas County
Void
The Elkhorn River in Western Douglas County did its share of damage, washing away chunks of Q Street and the sub-base that supported a 2-year-old...
Leavenworth
A building was razed southwest of the intersection of Leavenworth Street and 14th Street for the construction of a new apartment building. Removal of...
Farm
A four-story office building was planned directly west of and across the road from the existing Farm Credit Service of America (FCSA) building in...
Verizon
Thrasher was contracted to assist with an addition for the existing Verizon Data Center building in Omaha, Neb. The addition would be located within...

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