Stone Foundations in Kansas City: Beauty or a Beast?
January 14, 2017
KANSAS CITY TUCKPOINTING (MORTAR REPAIR), THE MASONS CO OF KANSAS CITY HAS PROVIDED HISTORIC PRESERVATION CONSULTING, MASONRY REPAIR, MASONRY MAINTENANC COMMENTEDITE, KANSAS CITY BRICK REPAIR, STONE REPAIR, TUCKPOINTING
Historical Kansas City homes are classified as homes which were built more than 100 years ago. They were erected with stone foundations. These foundations were generally substantial; at least 18″ thick. Being much more sound than all other building materials and methods, stone masonry was the steadfast cornerstone in construction before World War I.
Some Kansas City historic properties’ foundations maintain their true integrity with just normal settlement over time with no discernible cracks or leaks, while others do not fare as well. Materials used for foundations degrade with time, particularly when exposed to the four alchemy elements: air, water, wind and fire. A brief visual inspection will quickly disclose bowing, bulging, or shifting of the stone foundation. If you find any of these conditions are found, the skills and services of an experienced mason should be utilized.
Kansas City Masonry provides unparalleled services when it comes to repairing house foundation cracks. The regions premier historic home preservation company is impassioned in it’s desire to restore original masonry works to its original architectural charm and refinement.