Dispelling Overland Park Foundation Reapir Myths

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Dispelling Overland Park Foundation Reapir Myths

Foundation repair is something that people don’t really tend to learn about until they need it. One thing that we find a lot of Overland Park homeowners have is a mistaken belief in several myths surrounding their foundations and how to repair them. CPS believes in being transparent, so we’re going  dispel some of the most common ones right now!

Myth 1. You Can Repair Your Leaking Foundation Yourself

This is almost never the case when actual damage is present. Some people think that they can keep water out of their basements with waterproof tape or tar, but neither are usually effective at preventing water from entering the home. Water is insidious and will find a way in unless it’s completely resealed using the proper techniques. Plus, if your basement has recently started allowing water inside, it is usually an indication that there is more serious damage in the walls or slabs. Especially if you’re noticing new cracks, it makes much more sense to call a professional to make sure something more serious isn’t going on. If you do have a problem, follow through with all the recommended repairs to stop the problem from recurring or getting worse – getting a partial repair often won’t offer anything more than a very temporary fix.

Myth 2. Foundation Repairs Don’t Last

The truth is that any foundation repairs should last, and this is why we always recommend working with a company like CPS that has been in business for a long time and offers a high quality warranty. When the proper systems and techniques are used, your home should remain stable for a long time. Some homes have more problems that others and will require more extensive foundation repairs, but the professionals at CPS will evaluate your situation individually and present solutions that offer the longest possible protection for your home’s foundation.

Myth 3. Mudjacking and Concrete Piers are Enough to Stabilize a Home

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An example of a failed concrete pier

This is unfortunately false. While mudjacking is certainly useful in some applications, stabilizing a home is not one of them. The benefit will be temporary at best, and spending the money to get a real, pier based repair makes far more sense in the long run. Concrete pillars have the same problem, using them will temporarily solve the problem until they begin to crack. Again, spending the money to have piers that reach bedrock makes far more sense than using a concrete pillar. Piers are a permanent fix, and it’s just not worth it to use non pier-based system!

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