Foundation Repair & Basement Waterproofing in Omaha, NE

Does your home or commercial property have bowing foundation walls, sinking concrete slabs, leaky windows in the basement, or clogged gutters? There is no reason to worry — Thrasher Foundation Repair is your trusted expert, providing solutions for these problems and so much more since 1975.

Contact Thrasher Foundation Repair to schedule a free inspection and cost estimate on any of our reliable services, including basement waterproofing, foundation repair, crawl space encapsulation, concrete repair, and gutter installation. We proudly serve Omaha, NE and nearby areas.

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Durable foundation repairs in Omaha

No matter how small the foundation damage may seem, problems can worsen and impact other areas of a home or building, leading to issues like sticking windows and doors, cracked drywall, a tilting chimney, and moisture intrusion. From cracked foundation floors to bowing basement walls and foundation settlement, Thrasher Foundation Repair provides permanent solutions for these structural problems and more.

Foundation Problems We Fix:

  • Foundation settlement & sinking
  • Sticking windows & doors
  • Tilting chimneys
  • Tilting & bowing walls
  • Cracked foundation walls & floors
  • Collapsing retaining walls
  • Sagging crawl space
  • Uneven floors

Our Foundation Repair Products:

  • Crawl space support posts
  • Push piers & helical piers
  • Wall anchors
  • Street creep repairs
  • Foundation wall brace & beams
  • Carbon fiber wall straps
  • Foundation settlement repair
  • Foundation crack repair

Schedule a free foundation inspection and service estimate to get personalized repair solutions for your property. We proudly serve Omaha and nearby areas in Nebraska.

Lasting basement waterproofing system in Omaha

If your home or building has leaky egress windows, damp walls, excess condensation, mold, or other moisture intrusion problems, contact the basement waterproofing experts at Thrasher Foundation Repair.

We can eliminate basement flooding and leaking with a patented waterproofing system customized to suit any property, creating a dry below-grade space and keeping it that way for years to come! We proudly serve Omaha and nearby areas in Nebraska.

Schedule a free basement waterproofing inspection and service estimate to learn more. We proudly serve Omaha and nearby areas in Nebraska.

Our basement waterproofing system includes:

  • Interior drainage systems
  • Sump pumps
  • Replacement egress windows
  • Window wells
  • Mold treatment
  • Dehumidifiers

Crawl space repair & encapsulation services in Omaha

Do you have a musty, wet, and humid crawl space in your home or building? Don’t deal with the mess on your own. Contact the crawl space encapsulation and repair professionals at Thrasher Foundation Repair! We provide a suite of crawl space solutions designed to create a drier, more secure area, including a moisture-proof vapor barrier, crawl space doors, crawl space support jacks, and more.

Concrete repair & concrete leveling experts in Omaha

If you’re tired of sinking, cracked driveways, pool decks, sidewalks, or other concrete slabs around your property, contact the concrete repair professionals at Thrasher Foundation Repair. We offer simple, innovative solutions that are far superior to the standard mudjacking or concrete replacement. Our cracked concrete repair, concrete leveling, and concrete sealing systems install with no mess and no stress. Plus, they are quick to cure, so you can use your slabs soon after installation.

Never worry about UV rays, debris, gas, water, or other liquids ruining your slabs. Our solutions are incredibly durable and address the underlying cause of concrete damage, meaning you get lasting results that save you money!

Schedule a free concrete repair estimate to learn more. We proudly serve Omaha and the surrounding areas.

Our concrete repair solutions:

  • PolyLevel®® concrete leveling
  • NexusPro™ cracked concrete repair
  • SealantPro™ concrete sealing
  • Commercial concrete repairs
  • Driveway repairs
  • Pool deck leveling
  • Sidewalk repairs
  • Step repairs

Durable aluminum gutters, downspouts, & gutter guards in Omaha

Creating a dry, secure property starts with having the best gutter system. If you have leaky gutters that easily clog or sag under heavy loads, then the water that spills over can ruin roofing, siding, landscaping, and even seep into the home or building through the foundation. That is why Thrasher Foundation Repair offers the Gutter Shutter system, gutter installation that guarantees to never clog, sag, or pull away.

 

The Thrasher Difference.

No matter the job - we aren't going to feel good about the hard work we've done until you're happy. So we'll do it right or make it right. That's the Thrasher promise.

For the last 45 years in the basement and foundation repair industry, we've focused on the value of doing whatever it takes to get the job done and "wow" our customers every step of the way.

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Before and After Pictures from Omaha
Concrete Driveway Joint Sealant Adds Protection Against Future Damage

Concrete Driveway Joint Sealant Adds Protection Against Future Damage

Before After
Concrete Driveway Joint Sealant Adds Protection Against Future Damage Concrete Driveway Joint Sealant Adds Protection Against Future Damage

Our silicone-based sealant, NexusPro, looks great, and works better than traditional, off-the-shelf caulking to protect your concrete from the elements.

NexusPro driveway sealant

Why should you seal your joints on your concrete?

When it rains, the moisture can wash away the soil or leave it so saturated and soft that it cannot support the concrete above it. Sometimes this is due to improper drainage, or other times it is a matter of unusual amounts of water getting to the soil underneath the concrete. Lines in the concrete are called control joints because they are supposed to control the cracking patterns when the concrete was initially poured. These control joints will eventually crack through the slab after the concrete is poured in place. This is a perfect path for water to flow down and under the concrete slab. This creates more erosion and more wet, weak soil. When this happens, the soil shifts, and there becomes unsupported areas of concrete, which will result in additional cracks in the concrete or unlevel concrete. Another type of movement that could occur in the concrete if the joints are not sealed is heave. Heave is caused by the ground's expansion and is usually associated with clay soils that swell when they get wet. If you get too much moisture underneath your slab, that soil will expand and cause the concrete to become uneven in portions, in parts. This can also occur during the winter months. If there is moisture in the expansive clay soil and it freezes, it will swell. Similar to a pop bottle in the freezer. Sealing the joints between the concrete slabs that make up your driveway or sidewalk is a crucial step to preventing future damage like sinking and cracking.

Urethane or polyurethane caulks adhere well to concrete. This material provides an impermeable adhesive to prevent moisture, air, and debris from entering cracks. The downside to urethane caulk breaks down and degrades when UV light is present. This is not ideal for outside concrete, and we expect to replace it every few years. 

Our silicone-based sealant, NexusPro, not only looks great but works better than traditional, off-the-shelf caulking material to protect your concrete - and the soil it rests on - from the elements. It remains highly flexible regardless of the weather conditions. It will not de-bond, and it is UV resistant so that it won't crack or breakdown. NexusPro has a quick curing process, so you only must wait for hours instead of days to drive or walk on the sealed areas.

Expert installation is vital. Our technicians will carefully prep and clean the existing joints and cracks. Then several passes are made with a spatula spoon to make sure there is a perfect result. The final touch of sand is then applied to help blend in the color of the concrete.

By preventing water from seeping through concrete slabs, the soil below is less prone to erosion and settlement, which is the root of almost every issue related to concrete sinking and cracking.

Check out a before and after photo from one of our recent concrete repair projects in Omaha, NE.

 

Waterproofing an Older Home with a Brick Foundation in Omaha

Waterproofing an Older Home with a Brick Foundation in Omaha

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Waterproofing an Older Home with a Brick Foundation in Omaha Waterproofing an Older Home with a Brick Foundation in Omaha

Having a home that is 100 years old means that the homeowner must handle problems with unique solutions, especially repairing the foundation and waterproofing.

For Michael and his mother, this was the case for the foundation of their home in Omaha, Nebraska. The foundation was made of brick and had been DIY-repaired several times with concrete patches. Still, water continued to fill the basement during snow melts or when it rained.  

Over a year ago, Michael had several contractors give estimates to repair the foundation. While Thrasher Foundation Repair provided a proposal, another contractor was awarded the job. That contractor did some work to replace part of a wall but left Michael with a mess and a basement that still flooded when it rained. While Michael was fighting the previous contractor to get his money back, he decided to reach back out to Thrasher Foundation Repair to get another opinion.

A Permanent Solution for a Wet Basement and Damp Crawlspace

System Design Specialist Wyatt Simon visited the home and inspected the entire foundation to make recommendations. Michael’s desire was for a permanent solution that would allow for the basement to be used as a recreation space in the future. He and his mother also have allergies and were hoping to improve the air quality in the home as well. Wyatt was able to identify three primary issues. One, there were portions of the foundation wall that needed to be shored up. Two, the basement needed a waterproofing system to keep it dry. Three, the dirt crawlspace needed sealing to prevent humidity from continuing to cause air quality issues.

Wyatt proposed a structural repair to the failing portions of the brick foundation. 

Thrasher recommended a perimeter drainage system specially designed for old stone foundations to control the water.

Perimeter Drainage System Sump Pump InstallAfter- A TripleSafe Sump Pump System was installed in the corner, and the drainage system directs all water from under the floor to be pumped outside.  This system prevents the three most common sump pump failures: mechanical failure, power interruption, and pump capacity.

 Parts of the basement floor were broken up and replaced as part of installing that system. The system drains to a sump pump system, with Michael choosing to add a battery back-up pump to ensure the basement stays dry during power outages. Lastly, Wyatt suggested a liner to encapsulate the crawlspace and seal the dirt off from the rest of the house. The liner provided a barrier between the damp earth and the dry indoor air. We used the same CleanSpace product on the brick walls to prevent moisture from seeping through the brick.

Cleanspace Installed on walls next to drainage systemAfter- Once all the systems are installed, you can see the possibilities for next steps in refinishing the basement.

Michael had Wyatt out several times to make sure he understood the project and because he didn’t want any of the issues that he had with his previous contractor to be a problem again. It’s one of the reasons Thrasher is so devoted to redefining the contractor – customer experience. We see a world where the contractor does it right the first time, uses the highest quality materials, trains their employees to deliver the best customer experience, and offers a permanent solution that they stand behind. We believe the bar for an exceptional customer experience can be set so high that mediocrity in the contracting world is simply no longer accepted or tolerated.

Michael then moved forward with the project, and the Thrasher team was able to complete all the work in a few days. Michael and his mother gave rave reviews of the project and are grateful to have a 25-year warranty on all of the work performed. 

When you’re ready to move forward with a fix-it project in your home, we hope that you will give us the opportunity to have a free inspection. With more than 45 years fixing foundations, leveling concrete and waterproofing basements, we’ve seen it all. Give us a call to schedule an appointment or fill out the form, here.

 

Foundation in Omaha, NE Completely Stabilized with Push Pier System

Foundation in Omaha, NE Completely Stabilized with Push Pier System

Before After
Foundation in Omaha, NE Completely Stabilized with Push Pier System Foundation in Omaha, NE Completely Stabilized with Push Pier System

Mark and Linda S. had been doing home improvements and started to notice cracks appear on the drywall, the new front door was also sticking. So, they decided that it was time to call foundation repair company.

We sent System Design Specialist Eric Wulf out and he evaluated the home. He was able to identify that the soil under the footing had washed out and caused the home to settle, causing the cracks to form.

We removed sections of the concrete slab in the garage and front door stoop slab. We then installed push piers 43’-46’ feet deep to load the bearing strata, 1.5 to 2 times the weight of the home was put on the piers to push them that deep. We were also able to lift the foot door to stop it from sticking. The home is now completely stabilized. 

Settled Concrete in Omaha, NE Lifted and Repaired

Settled Concrete in Omaha, NE Lifted and Repaired

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Settled Concrete in Omaha, NE Lifted and Repaired Settled Concrete in Omaha, NE Lifted and Repaired

Berenice S was growing frustrated with the concrete on her back patio. Last year she had hired a concrete contractor and within a year, the entire patio was cracked up. She wanted to protect the space from further damage, so she decided to give up a call.

We sent System Design Specialist Mike Hoffman out to the home. He was able to identify that the soil underneath the concrete was unstable, which was causing the concrete to crack. To lift the concrete, we used PolyLevel to get the concrete back to the originally pour level as well as stabilize all of the concrete to prevent further settling. We then applied NexusPro to seal the joins and repair all of the cracks and to prevent pathways for water getting under the concrete.  

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Neighborhood: Omaha, 68130


We have an inspection report on our new house that says there is evidence of water penetration in the basement west-facing block wall. Recent storms showed water seeping in. We would like someone to come give us an estimate for repair. Additional information: I need help with: Waterproofing

Neighborhood: Howe St, Omaha, 68130


Water came into our basement after storm. Additional information: I need help with: Waterproofing

Neighborhood: Omaha, 68136


Small area of basement takes in water when it rains. Additional information: I need help with: Waterproofing

Neighborhood: Omaha, 68154


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Neighborhood: Omaha, 68111


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Neighborhood: Omaha, 68106


Additional information: I need help with: Egress Window

Neighborhood: Omaha, 68135


Front of house concrete - need estimate on concrete repair / caulking Additional information: I need help with: Concrete Repair

Neighborhood: Omaha, 68164


Additional information: I need help with: Concrete Repair

Neighborhood: Omaha, 68117


Additional information: I need help with: Egress Window

Neighborhood: N Street, Omaha, 68135


Had some concrete and foundation issues come up on home inspection. Need recommendation/opinion ASAP. have picture from inspector as well. Additional information: I need help with: Foundation Settlement

Neighborhood: Charles St, Omaha, 68132


We have water that seems to be coming from a wall in our basement. It is near the main water main as well. Not sure what the issue is but would love an estimate on repairs. Additional information: I need help with: Waterproofing

Neighborhood: Arrow Rock Dr, Omaha, 68157


Have cracked driveway I would like to get looked at Additional information: I need help with: Concrete Repair

Neighborhood: Leavenworth Circle, Omaha, 68118


My driveway needs leveling. Additional information: I need help with: Concrete Repair

Neighborhood: Harney St, Omaha, 68114


Damp walls in basement Additional information: I need help with: Waterproofing

Neighborhood: Omaha, 68116


My sidewalk has one section that is setteling Additional information: I need help with: General

Neighborhood: Omaha, 68136


Had a water main issue that flowed under my home and into an open space where previous plumbing work had been performed. Have sinking issues in my lawn and want to have the foundation inspected for any potential issues. Additional information: I need help with: General

Neighborhood: Omaha, 68116


Time to get things straightened out Additional information: I need help with: Foundation Settlement

Neighborhood: Omaha, 68130


Additional information: I need help with: Concrete Repair

Neighborhood: Omaha, 68112


I bought a house 2 years ago. I have recently took down paneling that was up from previous owners. And have found wall seperation cracks??? Need to know what i need to have it fixed and how much Additional information: I need help with: Foundation Settlement

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