Featured Job Friday: A Big Job Close to Home
This week’s Featured Job Friday comes from the Kansas City area! KC Waterproofing Inc. is an ECP Contractor Partner that is very close to home. They are based out of Kansas City and serve the Greater Kansas City area for waterproofing, foundation repair, concrete leveling and more. Don Derry, the owner of KC Waterproofing, Inc, has been in the structural repair industry since 1985. The company has numerous certifications for waterproofing, structural repair and evaluation, microbial remediation, and more.
Fixing Bowed Walls and Water Problems to Get a House on the Market
The featured job was performed this past April by Keith’s team with Keith being the supervisor. The home is located in Osawatomie, Kansas and needed extensive waterproofing and foundation repairs.
The team went in and did a complete excavation of the South wall approx 23 ft and hauled away all the fatty clay soil that caused the problem in the first place.
After that they installed 3 10” ECP anchors with 1.5” shafts to a length of 20ft from home at a 10-15 degree angle. Once proper torque and depth was achieved they lifted the house and pulled the wall back. They were able to recover the wall back to plumb.
The exterior wall was ground down to clean surface, cracks where ground down inside the basement to remove the old repairs and the wall cracks were then epoxied.
The exterior received a primer and full waterproofing membrane, new 4” drain tile and window wells where installed, and 3/4” gravel was placed against home to the top of grade and final clean up was done.
Because of the repairs that were performed the house is able to go on market next month with a transferable warranty. These are the types of repairs that allow homeowners to preserve the investment they have in their homes. This is the type of work that makes ECP proud and grateful to their Contractor Partners. Way to go KC Waterproofing, Inc!