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Are you looking for help with foundation repair, concrete leveling, radon mitigation, basement waterproofing, or crawl space encapsulation in Protection? Thrasher is Kansas'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 Protection and the surrounding area, or contact us today to schedule your free inspection and estimate!

Proven Residential & Commercial Foundation Repair Solutions in Protection, KS

Thrasher 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 Protection, KS.

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 Protection or the surrounding area.

Your Responsible Basement Waterproofing & Egress Window Contractor

If you have a damp, leaky basement or issues with basement flooding, Thrasher 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 Protection

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 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 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 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 Protection, including:

  • Crawl space dehumidifiers
  • Crawl space sump pumps
  • Vapor barriers
  • Access doors and access wells
  • Crawl space structural supports

Radon Mitigation & Indoor Air Quality Systems in Protection

If you think you might have radon gas seeping into your home, it's time to take action. We help homeowners in Protection, KS with radon testing, and can even provide a FREE quote for the cost of a radon mitigation system for your home. Our radon gas mitigation systems are from the trusted National Radon Defense network and are scientifically proven for radon abatement.

We also provide indoor air quality systems and services for your home or business including the installation of indoor air cleaners and dehumidifiers. We also offer vapor intrusion mitigation to remove other hazardous vapors from your soil beyond radon gas.

Our inspectors have a minimum of 10 years of industry experience and their focus is to understand the cause of your specific problem and recommend the best solution for your home. Contact us today to schedule a free inspection of your foundation, basement, crawl space, or radon levels in Protection or the surrounding area.

Before and After Pictures from Protection
PolyLeveling Raised Settling Entryway

PolyLeveling Raised Settling Entryway

Before After
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Owners of public buildings must be very cautious about having tripping hazards on sidewalks.

All concrete slabs settle – it’s a matter of when, not if, it will happen.

The Raytown School District has used Thrasher Foundation Repair on many occasions to maintain the safety of the sidewalks and flatwork around their schools and office buildings.

Owners of most public buildings are required to repair any public sidewalk or entryway that has more than 3/4″ differential movement from one piece of flatwork to another.

Thrasher was hired to eliminate any potential tripping hazards along the sidewalks and entryways at one of the district's office buildings. We were able to return all the concrete flatwork to the original condition without interrupting their working schedule or the facility's function.

Although we do not use or provide mudjacking services today, we provide a polyurethane injection system, PolyLevel, to offer an economical, quick and effective solution for lifting situations like these and residential sidewalks, patios and driveways.  

Sunken or heaved concrete slabs can present tripping hazards that you may be liable for as a homeowner. Concrete repair is essential to protect your driveway, sidewalk or patio for the future. 

At Thrasher Foundation Repair, we use PolyLevel® for concrete leveling because it's a fast and effective way to lift and stabilize sinking concrete. PolyLevel is a lightweight, strong high-density polyurethane foam developed by our sister company Supportworks and only available to an exclusive network of foundation and concrete repair contractors. It lifts and supports concrete slabs without adding weight to the soil beneath, and it's waterproof so that it won't wash out or dry out like traditional mudjacking material. It's environmentally friendly, too, with no environmentally harmful chemical leaching. Concrete leveling with PolyLevel expanding foam not only raises concrete slabs but also compacts the soil around them, creating a stable environment that will ensure that your driveway, patio or pool deck remains level into the foreseeable future.

Our comprehensive concrete protection system provides additional durability:

  1. Your concrete is lifted and leveled using PolyLevel® foam.
  2. Your cracked concrete and control joints are filled and sealed using NexusPro joint sealant.
  3. The whole surface is protected from the elements with a coat of SealantPro™, which permanently bonds to your concrete.

When you lift, level and protect your home's concrete, you can rest assured it will keep looking and working great well into the future — plus, you'll sleep better knowing you've got a five-year warranty.

When we visit your home for the first time, you can expect a thorough inspection and a detailed explanation of the concrete leveling solution we propose and why. We offer several levels of protection and transparent pricing to meet your specific needs. 

We use PolyLevel to lift and level concrete. PolyLevel polyurethane foam is pumped beneath cement slabs through tiny ports about the size of a penny. Initially, PolyLevel flows like water, filling even the smallest cracks and crevices in the soil. It quickly expands and hardens, lifting the concrete slabs above it and compressing the ground around it at the same time. PolyLevel is waterproof, so it will never wash out, and it won't degrade over time due to temperature extremes. It's environmentally friendly, too, with no ecologically harmful chemical leaching. Best of all, PolyLevel cures quickly, allowing your concrete to be used usually the same day.

Concrete Driveway Joint Sealant Adds Protection Against Future Damage

Concrete Driveway Joint Sealant Adds Protection Against Future Damage

Before After
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.

 

Case Studies From Protection
Basement
A family in Lincoln, Nebraska has enjoyed their home for many years, but they always knew they would end up with water in his basement when a...
Gutters
In 1987, when Kenny and Donna C. purchased their 1970’s home, it became their dream home. Nestled out in the open expanse of central Kansas,...
Residential
Thrasher was chosen to fix a failed repair performed by others. These Lawrence homeowners requested that all foundation piering be done from inside...
Helical
Home Exterior Wall Bowed Inwards, Leaking Significantly, Repaired Thrasher recommended and installed a permanent foundation repair solution. This...

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