Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing in Wichita, KS

Does your home or commercial property have bowing foundation walls, sinking concrete slabs, leaky windows in the basement, or clogged gutters? There is no reason to worry — Thrasher is your trusted expert, providing solutions for these problems and so much more since 1975.

Contact Thrasher to schedule a free inspection and cost estimate on any of our reliable services, including basement waterproofing, foundation repair, crawl space encapsulation, concrete repair, and gutter installation. We proudly serve Wichita, KS and nearby areas.

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Very professional from start to finish. Its a relief to finally have the work done, especially since it looks so good. A very good experience at every step.
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Durable foundation repairs in Wichita

No matter how small the foundation damage may seem, problems can worsen and impact other areas of a home or building, leading to issues like sticking windows and doors, cracked drywall, a tilting chimney, and moisture intrusion. From cracked foundation floors to bowing basement walls and foundation settlement, Thrasher provides permanent solutions for these structural problems and more.

Foundation Problems We Fix:

  • Foundation settlement & sinking
  • Sticking windows & doors
  • Tilting chimneys
  • Tilting & bowing walls
  • Cracked foundation walls & floors
  • Collapsing retaining walls
  • Sagging crawl space
  • Uneven floors

Our Foundation Repair Products:

  • Crawl space support posts
  • Push piers & helical piers
  • Wall anchors
  • Street creep repairs
  • Foundation wall brace & beams
  • Carbon fiber wall straps
  • Foundation settlement repair
  • Foundation crack repair

Schedule a free foundation inspection and service estimate to get personalized repair solutions for your property. We proudly serve Wichita and nearby areas in Kansas.

Lasting basement waterproofing system in Wichita

If your home or building has leaky egress windows, damp walls, excess condensation, mold, or other moisture intrusion problems, contact the basement waterproofing experts at Thrasher.

We can eliminate basement flooding and leaking with a patented waterproofing system customized to suit any property, creating a dry below-grade space and keeping it that way for years to come! We proudly serve Wichita and nearby areas in Kansas.

Schedule a free basement waterproofing inspection and service estimate to learn more. We proudly serve Wichita and nearby areas in Kansas.

Our basement waterproofing system includes:

  • Interior drainage systems
  • Sump pumps
  • Replacement egress windows
  • Window wells
  • Mold treatment
  • Dehumidifiers

Crawl space repair & encapsulation services in Wichita

Do you have a musty, wet, and humid crawl space in your home or building? Don’t deal with the mess on your own. Contact the crawl space encapsulation and repair professionals at Thrasher! We provide a suite of crawl space solutions designed to create a drier, more secure area, including a moisture-proof vapor barrier, crawl space doors, crawl space support jacks, and more.

Concrete repair & concrete leveling experts in Wichita

If you’re tired of sinking, cracked driveways, pool decks, sidewalks, or other concrete slabs around your property, contact the concrete repair professionals at Thrasher. We offer simple, innovative solutions that are far superior to the standard mudjacking or concrete replacement. Our cracked concrete repair, concrete leveling, and concrete sealing systems install with no mess and no stress. Plus, they are quick to cure, so you can use your slabs soon after installation.

Never worry about UV rays, debris, gas, water, or other liquids ruining your slabs. Our solutions are incredibly durable and address the underlying cause of concrete damage, meaning you get lasting results that save you money!

Schedule a free concrete repair estimate to learn more. We proudly serve Wichita and the surrounding areas.

Our concrete repair solutions:

  • PolyLevel® concrete leveling
  • NexusPro™ cracked concrete repair
  • SealantPro™ concrete sealing
  • Commercial concrete repairs
  • Driveway repairs
  • Pool deck leveling
  • Sidewalk repairs
  • Step repairs

Durable aluminum gutters, downspouts, & gutter guards in Wichita

Creating a dry, secure property starts with having the best gutter system. If you have leaky gutters that easily clog or sag under heavy loads, then the water that spills over can ruin roofing, siding, landscaping, and even seep into the home or building through the foundation. That is why Thrasher offers the Gutter Shutter system, gutter replacement guaranteed to never clog, sag, or pull away.

 

The Thrasher Difference.

No matter the job - we aren't going to feel good about the hard work we've done until you're happy. So we'll do it right or make it right. That's the Thrasher promise.

For the last 45 years in the basement and foundation repair industry, we've focused on the value of doing whatever it takes to get the job done and "wow" our customers every step of the way.

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Before and After Pictures from Wichita
Crawl Space Encapsulation Stops Musty Smell in Wichita Home

Crawl Space Encapsulation Stops Musty Smell in Wichita Home

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Crawl Space Encapsulation Stops Musty Smell in Wichita Home Crawl Space Encapsulation Stops Musty Smell in Wichita Home

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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Egress Window Solution Adds Resale Value in Wichita Egress Window Solution Adds Resale Value in Wichita

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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Recent job requests in Wichita, KS

Neighborhood: Wichita, 67226


Our front porch and steps plus part of the sidewalk is sinking and needs to be replaced. Also need to check out large back patio repair. Additional information: I need help with: Concrete Repair

Neighborhood: S Upland Hills, Wichita, 67235


Driveway Settling

Neighborhood: N Bromfield Cir, Wichita, 67226


Cracks over doorways

Neighborhood: Fairmount St, Wichita, 67208


We have a crawl space under a section of our house that leaks air. So it gets very warm and very cold in the room during the summer and winter. We think encapsulation might help prevent this from happening.

Neighborhood: S Mosley St., Wichita, 67216


I have a possible hairline crack in my foundation in the basement area. I have dirt and water coming in from the outside. There is a small sink hole in the backyard that is forming from the dirt and water coming into the house.

Neighborhood: S Apache Dr, Wichita, 67207


Water comes in during continuous and heavy rains

Neighborhood: N. Arkansas, Wichita, 67203


The house is early 1900s and the foundation has settled in the southwest corner, causing the front room items to rattle when people walk around in it. Had another company try to fix it, but only worked for 1-day. Looking for a reputable company to correct it once and for all.

Neighborhood: E Huntington St., Wichita, 67206


Water penetrating basement walls.

Neighborhood: N Heiserman, Wichita, 67203


I have an awkwardly shaped crawl space opening that I am having trouble finding a vent for. Also unable to really access my crawl space and looking at how to remedy that.

Neighborhood: N Coolidge Ave, Wichita, 67204


Someone from Kansas Basement and Foundation Repair looked at my home in August regarding a settling issue. He provided some suggestions on how to mitigate further settling. One of his suggestions was potentially adding some additional crawl space support jacks to help distribute the weight of the house. I would like to discuss getting an estimate for installing some additional support jacks. Thank you.

Neighborhood: N. Yale AVe, Wichita, 67220


Wet crawl space

Neighborhood: N. Tyler Rd., Wichita, 67212


I need my crawlspace window secured. Our dog tore the vents off and got into the crawlspace.

Neighborhood: N. Hoover Road, Wichita, 67205


Foundation Structure Issues on house we just bought

Neighborhood: S. Morningside, Wichita, 67218


Ceiling cracks, wall cracks. One or the other in every room.

Neighborhood: S. Cranbrook, Wichita, 67207


House leaning towards the west, no basement under that area of the house. Cracks inside and concrete in drive way and sidewalk lifting up

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