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Thrasher was great and I would highly recommend them to anyone! The crew was very polite and knowledgeable.
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“The crew was great and real nice and we like the look of the gutters. Everything went great… just waiting for a good rain.”
Testimonial by Mike G. from Wichita, KS
I am very impressed with the work Thrasher has done.
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Are you looking for help with foundation repair, concrete leveling, basement waterproofing, or crawl space encapsulation in Sedgwick? Thrasher Foundation Repair 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 Sedgwick and the surrounding area, or contact us today to schedule your free inspection and estimate!

Proven Residential & Commercial Foundation Repair Solutions in Sedgwick, KS

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 Sedgwick, 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 Sedgwick 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 Sedgwick

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 Sedgwick, including:

  • Crawl space dehumidifiers
  • Crawl space sump pumps
  • Vapor barriers
  • Access doors and access wells
  • Crawl space structural supports
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Sinking Sidewalk in Wichita, KS Repaired

Sinking Sidewalk in Wichita, KS Repaired

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Lisa G. noticed that the concrete was starting to settle and not looking the best. She was concerned with the area becoming a trip hazard. After seeing a Thrasher commercial on TV, she decided to give us a call.

System Design Specialist Ben Linnebur was able to come up with a solution to fixing the concrete. He identified that the concrete sidewalk leading down to the backyard had cracked and settled about 2.5 inches creating a large void. We used PolyLevel to lift and level the gap. Then applied NexusPro Joint Sealant to seal the joints. Lisa was very pleased with the concrete and how knowledgeable the crew was.  

Concrete Protection Service in Bel Aire, KS

Concrete Protection Service in Bel Aire, KS

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Joyce K., a homeowner in Bel Aire, KS, has watched the concrete on her driveway and around her home continue to settle over the years. Water from downspouts has washed away the soil underneath the slabs causing it to sink and even crack in certain areas. Upset with its appearance and potential for a tripping hazard, she decided to do something about it. As a repeat customer, she has trust in Thrasher and is always impressed with our integrity, and reputation.

 System Design Specialist, Jon Graves, arrived at the Bel Aire home to inspect the surrounding concrete. Joyce loved how we addressed all the concrete on the property and immediately felt the price was fair. From there, our team went to work in applying our full concrete protection service. In areas where the concrete had sunk, they installed our PolyLevel foam solution to permanently level the surface. In order to seal the cracks in the concrete, the team utilized our NexusPro silicone-based joint sealer to prevent moisture from seeping beneath in the future. Lastly, SealantPro concrete sealant was applied to protect the surface and extend its life for years to come.

 Joyce couldn’t have been happier with the appearance of her newly leveled and sealed concrete. Aside from the physical appearance, she was pleased with our team’s politeness and efficiency throughout the project. She makes the right choice and continues to put her trust in our brand.

Crawl Space Encapsulation Stops Musty Smell in Wichita Home

Crawl Space Encapsulation Stops Musty Smell in Wichita Home

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This homeowner had horrible smells coming up into her kitchen and the rest of the home. Thrasher traced it to the crawl space and suggested a permanent fix.

Sandra had horrible smells coming up into her kitchen and the rest of the home. No homeowner wants that, especially in the kitchen. She traced the source of the offending odors to the crawl space. But what was causing the smells? Moisture is the root cause of most musty house smells. The most common reason for a musty odor in your home is the presence of mold or mildew. This is one reason that some houses smell after it rains or when you've had a plumbing leak.

 

Getting Rid of Musty Smell in Your Home

So how do you get rid of the musty smell in the basement? Deodorizers? Air filtration? Fans? Over time, it's more than an olfactory annoyance. There are even deeper worries about how it may be affecting your family's health. Fifty percent of homes have at least one person that suffers from allergies. And, 90% with allergies show sensitivity to mold spores. Indoor air quality is an often overlooked but critical issue in the health of your home.

The problem is the amount of humidity in your home. Part of the challenge is how air circulates in a home. It's called the "stack effect." The stack effect refers to the process in which hot air leaves the home through your attic and upper levels. As it does, a vacuum is created below, and new air is pulled upwards through the basement, crawl space, and lower levels. And, all of that moisture is pulled along with the air through your home. Mold, mildew and even dust mites thrive in humidity-rich environments. What's a homeowner to do? 

Here's a video that explains the stack in your home(opens in a new window).

 

Permanently Fixing Humidity Issues in Basements, Crawl Space

Sandra called Thrasher Foundation Repair. System Design Specialist Zach Goldberg confirmed what Sandra suspected, and that was her problem originated in the crawl space. The solution was an efficient system to eliminate the moisture and keep it from spreading throughout Sandra's home. Zach recommended: 

  • Complete crawl space encapsulation - A vapor barrier slows or prevents ground moisture evaporation into the crawl space air. A vapor barrier, by its nature, resists the passage of air. By stopping air movement from the ground, it can also turn your crawlspace into a semi-conditioned space – one that is close to the temperature of the living spaces above. 
  • Also, a highly efficient dehumidifier, the SaniDry Sedona, was recommended to pull the moisture out of the air and prevent it from being released into the home. The SaniDry Sedona eliminates damp, musty odors in your basement or crawlspace by drying and filtering the air. It will keep your home below 50% relative humidity – mold won't stand a chance, and dust mites will die off!
  • By installing a SuperSump sump pump system, they'd be able to capture additional sources of moisture like groundwater, any water that collects in the crawl space and a resource for emptying the dehumidifier. Your sump pump is the critical component of keeping your basement dry. Without a reliable and operational sump pump, your basement is likely to get wet.
  • As a final step, drain we installed lines to route water away from the home to avoid reintroduction into the crawl space. If the soil around your basement is saturated with water, hydrostatic pressure will build, and water will find its way in through the path of least resistance. These resistance paths can include porous concrete foundation walls, form ties on poured foundation walls, cracks in foundation walls, and the cold joint where the foundation wall and footing meet.

This was a big project to consider, and Sandra felt like she needed some help to decide. She called on her son Paul to offer counsel. Paul is a highly-regarded contractor in Wichita, was very much involved after the original consultation. Zach went and visited Sandra and Paul and thoroughly discussed the inspection and the options presented. After an hour and a half, they decided that this was the best for Sandra and her home. Part of our Thrasher Difference is our Design Specialists will educate you to make the most informed decision about how to repair and restore value for your home. We have a variety of products to fit various problems, and if we can't fix it – we'll let you know that too. The 25-year transferrable warranty on the crawl space encapsulation also offered peace of mind for moving forward.

What’s the Right Level of Humidity in My Home

So, what's the right level of humidity in your home? Every basement is going to have a humidity level. The question boils down to – what is a safe humidity level to have in your home? Safe humidity levels range from 30% up to 50%. Once you get up to that 50% marker in a basement, there is enough moisture in the air to allow some of the common indoor allergens to start to survive and thrive. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends(opens in a new window), "Keep humidity levels in your home as low as you can—no higher than 50%–all day long."

In the video below, Shane McClintic, one of our basement repair experts with over ten years of waterproofing experience, provides more information and explains what an average, healthy basement humidity level is for most homes and symptoms of basement humidity that exceed this level. Shane also discusses how high basement humidity levels can lead to potential health issues, including mold growth, dust mites and allergies.

Here's a video that explains "normal" levels of humidity in your home(opens in a new window).

 

Once we did the work, Paul told Zach at the job site that he doesn't give praise much because his standards are so high, but that he was impressed with everything Thrasher did for his mom.

He would recommend us to anyone.

Ready for Peace of Mind

If your basement or crawl space doesn't pass the "sniff test,' call us to determine how you can better ensure your family's health. And remember, it includes a warranty she can pass on if she decides to move on! If you have any nagging problems where Thrasher Foundation Repair can help, call us today or link to our Free Inspection form here

Egress Window Solution Adds Resale Value in Wichita

Egress Window Solution Adds Resale Value in Wichita

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In the early 1990s, Tim and Marlene had issues in their home outside of Wichita, KS, and they called the local experts – Kansas Basement and Foundation Repair (KBFR). KBFR laid their fears to rest after they straightened their wall with SupportWorks’ GeoLock Wall Anchors(opens in a new window) and waterproofed their basement.  

Over the next two decades, Tim and Marlene completely renovated their 1972 home into their private oasis. In 2020, they opted to go for one last major upgrade, an egress window. All of us have had a wish for more "elbow room" or just more "family room?" You can expand the usable square footage of your home by putting Egress Windows in your lower level.

In addition, egress windows provide a way out in case of emergency and "ingress" - a way in, for emergency personnel. It also brings in an abundance of natural light to make your family room, extra bedroom or office area cheerier.


Read how the Schjodt Family added a 4th bedroom and 1,200 additional square feet of living space that they will realize as a return on their investment, should they ever decide to sell their home.


They were both concerned about opening a hole in a wall that they had known waterproofing and wall support issues in the past. Their solution seemed logical - call the same company that successfully installed these products! 

After some quick research, Tim discovered that their prior contractor was now branded under the Thrasher Group name. This link brought strong brand recognition as Tim had spent a lot of time in Iowa and Omaha, NE, where Thrasher has been a household name for over 45 years. In Tim's own words, he said, "I heard you guys on the radio a lot. KBFR did excellent work, and I'm confident that you guys continue the tradition." It took no time for Tim and Marlene to agree to set up an appointment with one of Thrashers System Design Specialists. 

Thrasher's System Design Specialist inspected the home, took measurements and pictures, and then sat down with the homeowners. He learned Tim and Marlene's reasons for wanting to upgrade their home and some of the project's concerns. They highlighted how they just had new concrete poured and wanted to preserve its integrity. They insisted on professionalism, timeliness, and quality. Overall, they were nervous about how an egress well would work with their known issues. 

The System Design Specialist displayed expertise, knowledge and preparation for this opportunity. Marlene said that he was "prompt, explained things very well, and the follow up was great!" Thrasher was able to diagnose the home and design an installation method appropriate for their home. He was able to ensure them that they would install the egress well while still preserving the integrity of the wall support system. And be able to integrate with their existing waterproofing system. 

Professional installation and service:

Thrasher has specialized egress window installation crews that perform every aspect of the work so there is no down time. They do their best to take care of your property including protecting your basement from dust and your yard from our tire tracks. Here’s the basics steps for the day:

  • Excavate hole for window well and to install basement window
  • Cut foundation to install window.
  • Install egress window
  • Install egress window well
  • Backfill soil

Come installation day, Tim and Marlene were very impressed with the crews. Tim said that the "Crew was very respectful, worked well together, and did a great job." Marlene added that they "Were all so appropriate and respectful. They all worked hard." Not only was the crew able to preserve the newly installed concrete, but they installed a fantastic product with expert installation methods. 

Results:

Their new egress window brought much-needed light to a dark basement and added an egress window's safety to a lower level. On top of this, the Tim and Marlene can now claim the additional square footage for the extra bedroom, bringing added value to an already beautiful home. 

Marlene said, "We have done plenty of remodeling, as you can tell. And, one thing that I liked about Thrasher is they didn't rush through the job. Many times, a vendor will send their people out, and you can tell they're rushing through to get it done and get it out of here." Additionally, Marlene was ecstatic about our home preservation and clean-up process with all of the industrial machinery. "They did a great job controlling the dust," she said. 

Whatever your reason is for adding an egress window to your home - increased property value, safety and peace of mind, or additional space, Thrasher's foundation repair experts' team has the experience, training, and high-quality egress window products you need. Thrasher offers a 10-year product warranty for our basement egress window installations, along with a 5-year workmanship guarantee to ensure your peace of mind. In addition, we manage all permits and code regulations while working on your basement egress window project and, as basement and foundation experts, we know how to cut into foundation walls and complete fast, accurate egress window installations that prevent water issues down the line.

For more information on how Thrasher Foundation Repair can deliver exceptional results on your home improvement project, give us a call or reach out here.

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