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About Jefferson City, MissouriThe physical attributes of Jefferson City give it a ruggedbeauty and also contribute to the ...
Due to being built on bluffs, ridges and lower areas, there is a wide variance of weather effects in andaround this city. ...
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Foundation Repair Problems - Jefferson City Missouri

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The particular foundation and basement problems in and near Jefferson City, Missouri are due to the types of soils we have. Owing to the clay deposited by wind-blown sediment, we have clayey soils over dolomite sandstone. It is the clay that is one source of our problems, as this can expand and contract - causing extreme stress on any building foundation or basement.

The dolomite sandstone that forms the bluffs around and under our homes is also interesting, as it can be eroded by regular water activity and isn't as durable as having a granite base.

The information in this pdf is designed to give you more information about cracks, settlement, bowed walls, and shifting slabs.

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Foundation Repair Problems - Jefferson City Missouri

  1. 1. Home | Foundation Settlement | Foundation Problem Causes | Foundation Repairs | Contact UsFoundation Problems In Jefferson City, Missouri?We can help!Extreme weather changes and climate can put yourfoundations at risk. Formerly stable underpinnings to ahouse can shift and crack, putting the house at risk.For those of us who are lucky to be homeowners inand around Jefferson City, Missouri, there areconcerns. Cracks or changes in the walls of your homeare both unsightly and worrisome. You may havewondered what to do about them. Concrete slabs nearyour home may now be tilting or shifted away fromtheir original position. Your home’s basement wallsmight now be leaning, or its floors warped or buckled.Unresolved, they can lead to a loss of value in yourhome, meaning that any possible resale is affected, as well as any financial arrangements you havebased on its intrinsic value. Even though you may be living in a modern construction, this can keep youwondering why this is happening. For your older residence, you probably want to find out solutions tothese problems. Where these have become severe situations, they can lead to a dangerous livingenvironment for you and your family. Of course, we arent here to alarm you. Using the Internet to find out information is a smart move on your part. Most situations where those cracks are seen as getting worse over time, you simply want more data to make your decision. This is the reason Gibbons Basement Systems has sponsored this site. All too often, sales pages for various home repair and improvement sites fail to give you the honest data about what is going on. They only seem to be pitching their particular line of products. You have to research several sites to find out information which will help you. University or government sites often can be extremely technical and hard to understand. You probably don’t need to know the complete geologic history of Cole County in order to make informed decisions on repairing or preserving your current home. For our many friends and associates in and around Jeff City, weve set up this little site in order to help you get the simple information 1 Contact Gibbons Basement for more information.
  2. 2. and solutions about what is really causing cracks and major changes in your home’s foundation orbasement.And if you need more help with any particular situation, please feel free to contact us. We are veryinterested in helping you with any technical questions you may have.Thanks for visiting. Please enjoy what you find here. 2 Contact Gibbons Basement for more information.
  3. 3. About Jefferson City, MissouriThe physical attributes of Jefferson City give it a ruggedbeauty and also contribute to the soil conditions which affectyour basement and foundation conditions. Built right on thebluffs of the Missouri River, Jefferson City was established onthe geographical center of the state, extending east, south, andwestward. The city spreads inland across finger-like ridgesand valleys paralleling the river.Because the glaciers stopped at the river, the city isgeologically built on very old ground, mostly lifted fromlower strata through geologic upheaval. While this area was known to have deep valleys at the time ofthe glaciers, most of these have filled during the following years with clayey, wind-blown sedimentcalled loess. This clay on top of the soft dolomite rock below can give your homes foundation orbasement its problems.Average Temperatures: January, 28.7° F; July, 77.9° F; annual average, 54.4° FAverage Annual Precipitation: 38.43 inches of rain; 23.5 inches of snow Weve extracted some material from a Wikipedia article about Jefferson City which we thought youd find interesting: In pre-Columbian times, this region was home of an ancient people known only as the Mound Builders. By the time European settlers began arriving, the Mound Builders had vanished into history. The contemporary indigenous peoples were called the Osage Indians. When the Missouri Territory was organized in 1812, St. Louis was the seat of government. St. Charles next served as the capital. In the middle of the state, Jefferson City was chosen as the new capital in 1821 while Thomas Jefferson was actually still alive. The village was first called Lohmans Landing. When the legislature decided to relocate there, they proposed the name "Missouriopolis" but later settled on Jefferson City.[4] For years the village was little more than a trading post located in the wilderness about midway between St. Louis and Kansas City. In 1826 the Missouri legislature first met here and in 1839 the settlement was incorporated as a city. 3 Contact Gibbons Basement for more information.
  4. 4. Due to being built on bluffs, ridges and lower areas, there is a wide variance of weather effects in andaround this city. While no two houses are identical, we also dont receive the same amount of rain ortemperature fluctuations from year to year. Your foundation and basement walls are affected primarilyby moisture in the soils surrounding them. Jefferson City is large enough that some areas may"routinely" receive far more moisture than others. As well, there are also "micro-climates" in certainareas where geography will reinforce or limit weather effects that are common for a larger area.Related SitesFoundation Repair Fulton, MOCrawl Space Repair Columbia, MOCrawl Space Repair Jefferson City, MOCrawl Space Repair Fulton, MOBlogs of Interest:Missouri Foundation Repair Jeff CityFoundation Repair Jeff City MOFoundation Repair Review - Jeff City MOJeff City Missouri Foundation RepairJeff City MO Foundation Repair Presentations Copyright © 2010 - All Rights Reserved Sponsored by Gibbons Basement Systems - visit www.gibbonsbasement.com for more information 4 Contact Gibbons Basement for more information.

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