This Overland Park foundation repair job included the installation of foundation piers, as well as epoxy crack repair.
A qualified foundation repair contractor or structural engineer should be consulted to determine if a crack in your foundation is merely cosmetic or of a more serious nature.
The goals for this residence were to achieve a minimal lift, to stabilize the structure on the east and south foundation walls, and to close the large crack on a corner. Thrasher and the consulting geotechnical engineer determined that resistance piers would be ideal to provide supplemental support in this situation.
The photos below show the large diagonal crack that had appeared on the corner of the foundation wall. The crack gaped open a half-inch or more.
Thirteen resistance piers were installed along the interior of the east and south foundation walls. Twelve linear feet of urethane injection was used to fill and seal the large crack after the piers were installed. The piers were hydraulically pushed into the soil beneath the home until a predetermined load-bearing stratus was reached.