The soil underneath your home is probably the last thing you’re thinking about. That being said, your home’s foundation rests on that very Missouri soil, and depending on the soil’s makeup, your home may be at increased risk of foundation settlement and resulting foundation damage. KC Waterproofing and Foundation Repair is your local expert in foundation damage and repair. Our experts are knowledgeable and experienced with Missouri soil as well as all types of foundation problems, and we’re at your service should you have any questions, need a professional inspection, or are looking for quality foundation repair work done at a fair price.
Over 500 Types of Missouri Soil
According to the Soil and Conservation District of Saint Louis County, Missouri has over 500 types of soil, each with a unique name derived from the towns or landmarks it borders. While these soils share some similarities, each is unique.
Adjacent to the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers, including in Kansas City, Menfro soil is the most prevalent. The state soil of Missouri, Menfro soil is rich in nutrients and perfect for growing crops. It is deep soil, drains well, and is only moderately permeable, making it perfect for buildings. In addition, its makeup makes it less susceptible to expansion and contraction, minimizing the possibility of foundation damage.
So if you own a home or building in Kansas City, you chose a great place. At the same time, Father Time knows no boundaries, and even the most well-built structures on the best Missouri soil are still subject to the elements and potential damage. If you’ve noticed slanted walls, uneven floors, ill-fitting windows, or anything else that may indicate foundation damage, Call KC Waterproofing and Foundation Repair immediately. Not only will we be happy to talk with you, but we’ll also provide advice and a free inspection with an estimate if needed. We look forward to hearing from you.