Another sign of a foundation problem is a bowed or leaning foundation wall.

This problem will jeopardize the integrity of the entire structure if not corrected. Bowed or leaning walls happen when foundations shift in unstable soil, or when the surrounding soil swells and puts great pressure against the wall.

What are the signs of foundation damage?

  • Stair-stepping cracks in brick & cinder block
  • Cracks around window and door frames
  • Bowed basement walls
  • Sunken or uneven slabs
  • Doors and windows that are difficult to operate

What causes foundation damage?

Identifying the origin of foundation damage is the first step in achieving a permanent solution. We’ll inspect your property for the following issues:

  • Expansive soil
  • Poor drainage & excessive moisture levels
  • Poor soil compaction
  • Plumbing leaks
  • Tree roots

Cracks related to block foundation “stair-stepping” can be best repaired using Helical anchors.


King Waterproofing and Foundation Solutions will design a solution to support your property where it needs it the most.

We design foundation stabilization solutions for both new construction and existing residential property. We are equipped to provide specialized and industry leading solutions for waterfront properties, boardwalks and elevated structures.

Helical Piers: Helical piers are the most common and least invasive solution to foundation repair. Helical plates on these piers transfer the weight of your home to the pier. They anchor the structure and provide strength as they are pulled through soil during the installation process.

Helical Tie Backs: Helical tie backs are used to prevent lateral movement of basement or retaining walls. In this application, piers are angled downward to achieve greater torque when reinforcing and stabilizing the wall.


Our Helical Pier Foundation Systems installers are certified.

We provide complete basement waterproofing, foundation repair and concrete correction solutions for the cities of Quincy, IL, Hannibal, MO, Macomb, IL, Monmouth, IL, Kirksville, MO, Shelbyville, MO,  Keokuk, IA, Ft. Madison, IA, Burlington, IA and all towns in between.