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Foundation Repair in Wichita

Groundworks provides industry-leading foundation solutions, designed to keep your home stable for years to come.

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2940 S Minneapolis Ave.
Wichita, KS 67216

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We’re not just experts. We’re also your neighbors. We understand the Kansas landscape and what it does to homes and their foundations. That’s why we go the extra mile.

Wichita Foundation Repair

The foundation of your house is the very bedrock your life is built upon. Maintaining a healthy and structurally sound foundation is essential to the health and safety of your family.

If not repaired properly, foundation issues only get worse. Problem signs like cracked brickwork, bowing basement walls, floor and wall cracks, a tilting chimney, or nail pops are all red flags for Wichita homeowners to call the repair experts at Groundworks.

Identifying and understanding these symptoms is the first step to protecting your home. With Wichita’s variable climate, including hot summers and cold winters, and the area’s clay-rich soil conditions, it is no surprise many homeowners struggle with their home’s foundation.

One of these elements alone can cause significant problems. Combined, however, they can leave homeowners in need of a quality foundation repair company.

For more than 30 years, Groundworks has offered the best repair methods for your home’s unique needs. All foundation repair products are designed and made by Groundworks.

This means products can be customized to fit the needs of your unique home. From foundation support to basement wall stabilization, we’ve got you covered.

Our Simple Process

Schedule Free Inspection

One of our contact center representatives will reach out to you to determine your problem and set the best time for one of our certified field inspectors to visit your home.

Consult with our certified inspector

Our certified field inspector will visit your home to observe the problems in your home and inspect other areas of your home that may have been impacted.

Installation of customized solutions

Our professional production crew installs patented solutions in each home with care and strives to leave the area better than we found it.

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What Causes Foundation Repair Problems?

The most common reason your Wichita home has foundation issues is a direct result of the area’s climate and soil conditions. Across the greater Wichita area, there are several different foundation soil types, most include a mixture of clay and silt.

The climate, however, is pretty consistent across the area, and it is not a good thing for your foundation. The hot summers and cold winters, along with occasional heavy rains, mean the soil surrounding your home goes through many cycles of swelling and shrinking.

It’s this swell, shrink cycle that can be problematic. When the soil your home was built on can no longer support the weight of your home, it begins to settle.

When your home was built, a hole slightly larger than your home’s foundation was excavated on the lot. After construction is complete, the soil removed to dig the hole is replaced, surrounding the new foundation walls.

This soil, regardless of the composition across the area, is fluffier and more absorbent than hard-packed soil that has never been excavated. When the soil absorbs water, it expands, pushing on your foundation walls. This is called hydrostatic pressure.

When hydrostatic pressure is left untreated, it causes foundation walls to bow or tilt inward towards the middle of the room. Without repair, the wall will fail, and your home will no longer be structurally sound.

Of course, before this point, there are plenty of warning signs, which is why it’s important to do a complete self-inspection of your foundation about once a year. Look for cracks in your foundation walls, any direction cracks are problematic, but horizontal cracks near the middle of the wall are a very common sign of a hydrostatic pressure problem.

The crack may start small but grow larger as the soil continues to add pressure. Eventually, you will notice it bowing inward or tilting.

Our Patented Foundation Repair Solutions

When Foundation walls begin to fail, there are several options your inspector will consider when suggesting the proper repair.

Factors like property lines, severity, and time frame of the problem, plus soil conditions will all play a role in the final decision.

Our repair solutions restore your property value and are easily concealed if basement finishing is your main objective. Here we will review a few of those options.

SettleStop Wall Anchors

Wall anchors are metal plates that stabilize your foundation walls by anchoring them to hard-packed soil beyond your foundation. They are designed to be tightened as time progresses to further stabilize and pull walls back to a safe position.

Installation involves a steel basement wall plate connected to an earth plate about 6 to 10 feet away from the basement wall. A rod connects the two plates, and by tightening the rod, tension is utilized to straighten the basement walls.

Wall Anchors are the best solution for severely bowed walls because they alleviate hydrostatic pressure that caused the problem originally.

SettleStop IntelliBrace™ Wall Repair System

This basement wall support beam stabilizes and straightens bowed walls over time. The steel I-beam braces walls from outside hydrostatic pressure that causes them to bow inward.

The galvanized steel I-beam is cut to the height of your basement and attached to the floor joist at the top of the wall using specialty brackets. After being leveled, the beam is attached to the foundation floor using another specialty bracket.

Once installed, the beam spans the entire basement wall to ensure no additional movement is possible and can be tightened slowly to eventually straighten the wall and return it to its original position.

SettleStop Carbon Fiber Supports

Carbon fiber reinforcement is often used during the early stages of foundation failure, or when walls are only slightly bowing inward. Carbon fiber wall reinforcements provide support to your walls that are beginning to show signs of hydrostatic pressure damage.

This solution involves the carbon fiber strips themselves, epoxy, and metal brackets. The strips used are 10 times stronger than steel and installation is long-lasting and fast. Plus, the strips are dark in color and lay flat against the wall making them the most unobtrusive option.

Foundation Repair FAQs  

Common signs include visible cracks in walls or floors, doors or windows that stick or won’t close properly, and uneven or sloping floors. These symptoms indicate potential foundation movement or settling and should be evaluated by a professional. 

The duration of foundation repair varies depending on the severity of the damage and the method used, but most residential repairs can be completed within a few days to a week. Simple repairs like crack filling can be done quickly, while more extensive underpinning or stabilization may take longer.

In most cases, it is safe to remain in your home during foundation repair as the work is typically localized and does not require major structural alterations. However, your contractor will assess the safety and inform you if temporary relocation is necessary for any part of the repair process. 

In most cases, it is safe to remain in your home during foundation repair as the work is typically localized and does not require major structural alterations. However, your contractor will assess the safety and inform you if temporary relocation is necessary for any part of the repair process. 

Foundation Repair Solutions in Wichita  

If your walls are cracked or bowing, your foundation is sinking or you notice uneven floors, it’s time to call in a professional. Groundworks Wichita offers permanent solutions with long-term warranties for both residential and commercial foundations.  

Our experts have nearly 30 years of experience and will carefully evaluate your home to provide the best solutions. Groundworks, the nation’s leading foundations solutions company, provides award-winning home repair across the country. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation inspection. 

2940 S Minneapolis Ave.
Wichita, KS 67216

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