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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
- 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
Concrete Repair in Omaha, NE
Meghan is a new homeowner in Omaha, NE, and noticed the driveway settled and sloped toward the garage and caused water to flow towards her foundation Her parents had used Thrasher for work on their home and after hearing about their great experience with us, she felt confident that we could provide her with the same great experience.
System Design Specialist Mike Lutmer went out to Meghan’s home for a free inspection and explained how our concrete solution would help her driveway and prevent water from pooling. First, we used PolyLevel and lifted the concrete as much as 5 inches in some spots. Then we used NexusPro Sealant to seal the cracks and joints so no more movement would occur.
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.
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
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.
After- 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.
After- 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
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.
Mark and Linda S. started to notice that cracks were appearing on the walls. They started patching up the cracks themselves but found that the cracks would reopen. So, they decided to call us to have a look.
We had System Design Specialist Eric Wulf, go out to their home and evaluate the foundation. He was able to identify the soil and washed out and caused the home to settle, which caused the cracks to develop.
In the garage we removed sections of the concrete slab and front door stoop slab. Then installed push piers 43’-46’ feet dep to load the bearing strata. 1.5 to 2 times the weight of the home was put on those piers. completely stabilizing the home.
This homeowner in Omaha, NE liked to entertain but friends would always tell her about how big the last step on the stoop was. Worried about safety and the concrete getting worse, she decided it was time to give us a call.
System Design Specialist Ben Hawley went out to her home. The team used PolyLevel to lift the step back up to the normal height. The homeowner was very pleased with the project and quality of work.
A homeowner in Valley, NE had major concerns about concrete that had settled. The concrete had created multiple tripping hazards and he wanted to get concrete fixed before it became worse.
Thrasher lifted and leveled the front step and two slabs on the driveway. We used PolyLevel to lift the steps and slabs back up to the original spot and then sealed off the joints with NexusPro Joint Sealant.
Homeowners Bill and Miriam B. have lived in their Omaha home for over 22 years and have plans in place to continue living there in the future. However, over years their driveway and sidewalks have settled and even cracked in areas of high usage. Bill brought this concern to our attention when one of our teams was performing an annual inspection on their waterproofing system.
System Design Specialist Jeremy Haynes arrived at the Omaha home to address their concrete needs. Bill and Miriam opted to have Thrasher install the 3-part concrete protection system (CPS). To start, the crew applied our PolyLevel foam to lift and level the settled areas. They followed that up with SealantPro in order to prevent further deterioration and stains on the surface. Lastly, NexusPro was used to seal all expansions, control joints, and seal all cracks that had formed over time.
Bill and Miriam were pleased with our 3-part concrete protection system and its value. Their concrete is fully restored and protected increasing the longevity of their estate. In the past, Bill had always tackled the project on his own. Now, Bill and Miriam rely on Thrasher to keep their home in good hands.
A 95-year-old homeowner in Omaha, NE wants to sell the home with confidence it’s going to pass inspection and be in good shape for the next owner. The home had two walls that were failing and moving inward over time. Both walls had cracks on the interior and exterior making it difficult to sell or pass inspection. The homeowner’s son has used our services in the past and trusted we would fix his failing walls correctly.
To begin the project, System design Specialist Deon Theone inspected the walls and concluded they would need our PowerBrace system and anchor support. Both products provide structural support and a warranty to both the current and future homeowners. Our PowerBrace system is a permanent solution where adjustments can be made in the future if needed.
The homeowner was content with the quality of our work and variety of solutions for the failing walls. He’s now able to sell his home with a piece of mind knowing it’s been repaired correctly and protected under our warranty.
This Omaha, NE homeowner noticed the walls of his daughter’s room moving inward over time. The foundation was beginning to fail and needed structural support to give the family a peace of mind. The customer has used our services years before and loves our dedication to quality.
To begin the project, System Design Specialist Dustin Selzer arrived at the Omaha home to inspect the task at hand. After reviewing possible solutions, the customer opted to have our Push Pier System installed to stabilize the foundation permanently. Once installed, this system lifts and stabilizes the foundation to prevent any further sinking or settling.
The customer was thrilled with our teams work like years before. As a returning customer, he was comfortable throughout the process and loves the work we do.
These homeowners in Atlantic IA, have put their trust in Thrasher throughout the past five years. They’ve had projects anywhere from waterproofing their basement to concrete repair, and we couldn’t be happier to provide them with our variety of services. Most recently, they noticed the floors on the first level of their home were uneven and even sinking in the worst areas. Over time, the existing support beams have begun to fail and therefore lacking the structure the floors need. Without a doubt, they chose Thrasher because it’s a company they can trust to provide a permanent solution.
System Design Specialist Jeff McCormick arrived on the scene to inspect the damage. The homeowners chose to have our SmartJack Support System installed to level and lift the floors to their original state. This system attaches to the existing beams and connects to the concrete below to stabilize the floors above. We can make any adjustments to this permanent solution over time, if needed.
As returning customers, they were more than pleased with the quality of our work and display of professionalism. They know they can always trust Thrasher to provide the best solution and do it right the first time.
A homeowner in Omaha, NE was tired of seeing her concrete settled. The front steps had become so bad that it had become a trip hazard and slabs on the driveway had also settled quite a bit. Worried how this will affect the rest of the concrete, she gave Thrasher Foundation Repair a call.
The crew found that four slabs in the driveway and the stairs had settled becoming a major tripping hazard. Also, the caulking had started flaking and coming apart. We used PolyLevel to lift and raise all of the settled concrete and stairs. Then sealed the joints and replaced the caulking with NexusPro Joint Sealant.
This homeowner in Omaha, NE was concerned that her back patio might be settling when she saw water pooling up against the foundation of the home. Her family has used our services before, so she chose to give us a call to come inspect the sunken patio.
Our System Design Specialist, Jeremy Haynes, arrived on the site to perform a thorough inspection. Jeremy determined that the back patio settled in multiple areas causing the water to pool up and run under the patio through the middle control joint. The customer chose to have our team install our two-part concrete protection service that consists of our PolyLevel foam and NexusPro joint sealant. PolyLevel is inserted first to lift and level all the sunken areas. Nexus Pro is then applied to fill all cracks, joints, and seal along the foundation.
The homeowner was very pleased with the outcome and has a peace of mind that
This homeowner in Omaha, NE wanted to protect her basement because she utilizes the space for storage and to maintain the home’s value. For the best permanent solution, she called Thrasher to come by and investigate possible solutions.
Thrasher arrived at the Omaha home to perform a thorough inspection. Our best solution was to install WaterGuard around the entire interior foundation. Our WaterGuard product is a permanent basement waterproofing solution that will give the homeowner the confidence they need. She couldn’t have been happier with the appearance and effectiveness of our product.
This Omaha, NE homeowner was having issues with his gutters and wanted to fix the problem before it got any worse and cause additional problems. They have had work done by Thrasher before and trust our quality of work, and the warranty we stand behind.
To begin the project, System Design Specialist Mike Lutmer arrived at the Omaha home to complete a full inspection. The homeowner opted to have us install all new gutters with rain chutes and add two new downspout areas to distribute the water more effectively. The customer was happy with the new gutters and relieved that the issue was behind him. They really appreciated the attention to detail and efficiency at which our crews operate.
A homeowner in Omaha, NE was very worried about the water that was entering her basement. Concerned with possible foundation issues forming, she decided to call Thrasher to see if we could help with waterproofing her basement.
The crew installed full perimeter WaterGuard in the basement, allowing for water to be captured before it reaches the floor and then flow to a sump pump. To help keep the humidity low, a Sedona SaniDry Dehumidifier.
These homeowners in Omaha, NE and have plans to sell their home within the next few years. In order to bring maximum value, they decided it was time to have the concrete around their home repaired. They chose Thrasher because of family recommendations, and they trusted our solutions.
Thrasher teams arrived at the home in Omaha, NE and began by performing a full inspection. The homeowners chose to have our crew install the two-part concrete protection system to permanently lift, level, and seal the concrete. PolyLevel foam is installed first by injecting it underneath the concrete to create an even surface. NexusPro sealer is then applied to all cracks and control joints to prevent any water from entering through the surface and give it a flush appearance. The homeowners were thrilled with their Thrasher experience. We were able to give them the confidence they needed to move forward in the selling process.
This homeowner in York, NE was beginning the selling process of their home and wanted to guarantee it brought maximum value. The concrete on the driveway in front of the garage had experienced settling and cracking throughout the home’s life. The customer called Thrasher for their driveway repair because of our reputation and 45-years of experience.
Thrasher arrived at the home in York, NE, and began the driveway repair. The homeowner opted to have our teams install our 2-part concrete protection system that consists of PolyLevel and NexusPro. PolyLevel is a concrete lifting foam that is injected underneath the slab to permanently lift and level the surface. NexusPro sealer is then applied to all cracks and control joints to prevent any water infiltration in the future. The homeowner was more than satisfied with the outcome of our concrete repair solutions. Thrasher was able to restore their confidence to continue the process of selling the home.
New homeowners in Bennington, NE were excited to start home projects. The first project they wanted to start was tackling the concrete around the pool. The concrete faced major settlement and had become uneven creating a major trip hazard.
The Thrasher crew was able to fix the concrete. They started with PolyLevel, an injectable foam that lifted the settled areas back up to the original height, getting rid of the uneven surfaces. Then to prevent water from moving the concrete again, they applied NexusPro Joint Sealant to the cracks and the joints to close them up.
A homeowner in Elkhorn, NE was concerned about the uneven concrete. In spots, the concrete had significant settlement and she was worried that people would trip when walking up the driveway. She called Thrasher to learn about our concrete repair solution.
During the inspection, our Design Specialist was able to identify that street creep had caused the settlement to occur. We cut the concrete and installed a compression guard and then used PolyLevel to lift the concrete back up to a safe level.
A homeowner in Omaha, NE was getting ready to sell their home and was worried about the concrete passing inspection. Over the years the patio had settled quite a bit and the front driveway was also settling. Upon inspection, our crews used PolyLevel to lift the concrete that had settled. Then applied NexusPro Joint Sealant to close the cracks and then applied SealantPro as a protective layer for the whole driveway.
A new homeowner in Omaha, NE was worried about her cracked and sloping driveway. She started looking at possible concrete repair solutions and got great recommendations from her family about Thrasher.
Our System Design Specialist went out to her home and explained how our solution can help her protect her driveway. The crew started with lifting the settled areas with PolyLevel and then we closed the cracks and joints up with NexusPro.
A homeowner in Omaha, NE, was unhappy with their concrete. Over the years, concrete cracking had gotten worse and, the patio settled in one area. Water had washed out the soil under the patio and caused the settlement to occur. We injected PolyLevel into the concrete, raising it back up to the original height. Then we sealed the area with SealantPro.
Homeowners in Omaha, NE, wanted to get their concrete caulking fixed to prevent future damage to the area. The Thrasher crew arrived at the home and recommended using NexusPro Joint and Crack Sealant to close the cracks and fix the caulking.
A homeowner in Omaha, NE, needed some new gutters because the current gutters would overflow anytime it rained. She was worried that this would cause foundation problems. The crew went out to her home and installed seamless and clog-free cutters from Gutter Shutter.
A longtime homeowner in Omaha, NE, was tired of having a gap between her front porch and concrete steps. The crew raised her steps, back up to level with PolyLevel and, then caulked the joints and gaps along the steps with NexusPro Joint Sealant.
A homeowner in Omaha, NE needed some repairs in his basement. He was getting ready to create more living space in the basement and wanted to install the correct waterproofing. The crew installed WaterGuard around the perimeter and put CleanSpace up on the walls to keep the basement dry. To help keep the humidity and moisture levels down a SaniDry Sedona Dehumidifier as well.
A new homeowner in Omaha, NE, needed help with her porch, it had a major slope. During the inspection, the crew was able to see that the three support columns were sinking and that one of the supports had fallen over. We installed four Smart Jacks and a supplemental beam to stabilize the porch.
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