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Adding a Drainage System to an Older Home

Adding a Drainage System to an Older Home

This month, Stephen and the Waterproof Team are are in a house with CMU, block foundation. The homeowner wants to add a drainage system to the home before putting it on the market. Transcript Hi, this is Steven, with Waterproof Solutions. I'm at a house on Near. And...

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Adding a Sump Pump and Drainage System to an Existing Home

Adding a Sump Pump and Drainage System to an Existing Home

Stephen and the Waterproof team are in a home with a cast-in-place foundation that doesn't have a drainage system. It is a solidly built home that simply needs a drainage system and some repairs caused by relatively minor water damage that will get worse unless it's...

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Preventing Water Damage in a Turn of the Century Home

Preventing Water Damage in a Turn of the Century Home

Stephen Burton is in a turn of the century home that needs careful repairs  that both protect the integrity of the foundation and ensure that there's no further water damage. He's observing repairs that have been made in the past that were well-applied and can be left...

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Gutter maintenance and Your Foundations

Gutter maintenance and Your Foundations

Get there ahead of the problem! February (any month, really) is a great time to check on the condition of your gutters. Do they need to be repaired or replaced? Are they clogged? Or do you not have any at all? Today Stephen Burton is showing us what can happen to the...

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House with Multiple Foundations and a Water Problem

House with Multiple Foundations and a Water Problem

This month, Stephen Burton with Waterproof Solutions is visiting an older home with a couple of newer additions. To complicate matters, each addition has its own foundation, so ferreting out water-related problems takes an experienced repair man.  That man is Stephen...

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Basement Repair: How to Spot the Scam

Basement Repair: How to Spot the Scam

Today Stephen Burton with Waterproof Solutions is in a home with a beautifully finished basement. But is it too good to be true? Stephen is going to show you why he's suspicious. If you're having  a problem with mold and mildew in your basement, don't paint over it....

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Cool House With a Water Problem Part II

Cool House With a Water Problem Part II

Stephen Burton with Waterproof Solutions has returned to the Cool Older Home referred to in last month's video. Today, Stephen is discussing the repairs to the home's cast-in-place foundation. Tune in and watch as Stephen discusses piering and bracing a load bearing...

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Cool old house with a water problem Part I

Cool old house with a water problem Part I

Today, Stephen Burton with Waterproof Solutions is giving us a tour of the outside of an attractive older home with a water problem brought on by time and changes to the terrain that surrounds the home.  Stephen is discussing protecting the integrity of the older...

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Front Wall Acts Like a Dam

Front Wall Acts Like a Dam

Today Stephen Burton with Waterproof Solutions is in a (say it with us) "Cast in Place Foundation" discussing an extensive, but very  important set of repairs he and his crew will be making on this older home. You will note that Stephen is not repairing things that do...

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Ask the why! Teaching about a cast in place foundation

    Today,  Stephen is is talking about the key problems that need to be addressed in a home with breaks in the foundation. He is pointing out previous repairs that didn't address the actual issues and what actually needs to be done.  Check out this video to...

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Gutters, Gutters, Gutters

Gutters, Gutters, Gutters

It's spring in St Louis, which means rain and lots of it. It also means that if your gutters aren't working properly, you'll find out fast. Today, Stephen Burton with Waterproof Solutions is outside looking at a set of gutters that aren't doing their job. He's...

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Nottingham house with multi media foundation

Today, Stephen is in an older home with a multi-media foundation. He is discussing the extensive renovations they will be making to this basement and around the foundationsof the home. Listen in as he explains why painting over old limestone basement walls is...

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Cast in place foundation with tie backs

Today, Stephen Burton is in a home with a cast in place foundation with tie backs. This home is lacking a drain tile system and is beginning to show the resulting wear and tear. Let's listen in as Stephen talks about how he's going to remedy the situation.

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New Wall: Old Problems

  Stephen is in a cast-in-place foundation with a basement wall that was not properly poured, cured, or repaired. He is explaining what was done wrong and how he's going to fix it. Click on the video to hear the whole story.

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The Wrong Repair And How Much It Costs the Homeowner

The Wrong Repair And How Much It Costs the Homeowner

      Today, Stephen is in a home in Chesterfield with a cast-in-place foundation. He is discussing the well-meaning but unnecessary repairs made by another businesses and the truly necessary repairs he will make. Click on the video to learn more.

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Managing Trees and Adding Window Wells

Managing Trees and Adding Window Wells

Stephen Burton is discussing three issues this month–the proximity of a tree near a home and the affects it has on the structure home, water management around the outside of the home, and the need for structural issues such as window wells.

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Danger Videos 336-350

Danger Videos 336-350

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Stabilizing Home with Fieldstone Foundation

Stabilizing Home with Fieldstone Foundation

     This month, Stephen Burton is in a home with a Fieldstone Foundation that's in need of stabilization and repair. Stephen will talk about the issues with old homes like this and how best make those repairs so that the owner can enjoy their home for years...

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The Problem With Our Industry

The Problem With Our Industry

    Today, Stephen Burton is on the site of a cast-in-place foundation that was poured by a competitor. Stephen is disappointed in the quality of their work and will explain what's wrong and how he's going to repair it.

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Why Dry Well Maintenance is Important

Why Dry Well Maintenance is Important

In today's video, Stephen Burton and the Waterproof team are at a house with a clogged drainage system and related damage to the walls of the garage and porch. Stephen is walking us through the "whys" and what needs to be done to repair the house and the drainage...

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Danger Videos 321-335

Danger Videos 321-335

Foundation Repair and Waterproof Solutions Waterproof Solutions Residential has been helping keep St. Louis dry for more than 20 years. We don’t believe in short term patches. Instead, we fix the damage, and we fix the problem. We carefully evaluate your property to...

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Repairing Drainage System in a Cast in Place Foundation

Repairing Drainage System in a Cast in Place Foundation

Today Stephen Burton and his team are in the basement of a home with a cast  in place foundation and a drainage problem. Listen to Stephen as he explains how cove plate waterproofing, river rock, and drainage plates work. And then hear his solution to the drainage...

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Increasing  Home Value by Adding a Drainage System

Increasing Home Value by Adding a Drainage System

Today, Stephen Burton and the Waterproof team are in an older home that needs a drainage system and other repairs. Listen as Stephen talks about how you can increase a home's value by installing a drainage system and addressing the damage caused by leaks and...

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Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

Waterproof Solutions has an important question for you!  Spring rains are right around the corner. Are you ready? Is your Buyer? Is your Seller? This office is! Would you like us to come to YOUR office and help you understand foundations? Call us: 636.343.4379 and set...

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Repairing a CMU Basement with a drainage problem

Repairing a CMU Basement with a drainage problem

        In today's video, Stephen Burton and his  team are in a CMU basement with a failing drainage system. Stephen will explain the whys and discuss the repairs he and his team will make. Listen in to learn more. Want more information? Give...

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Talk at REO Xpress

Talk at REO Xpress

On February 16th, Stephen Burton with Waterproof Solutions stopped by to talk to the The REO Xpress Team at Keller Williams. Knowing the Why is a big part of preventing small problems from becoming big ones.  Stephen loves to educate people about foundation care and...

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Danger Videos 306-320

Danger Videos 306-320

Foundation Repair and Waterproof Solutions Waterproof Solutions Residential has been helping keep St. Louis dry for more than 20 years. We don’t believe in short term patches. Instead, we fix the damage, and we fix the problem. We carefully evaluate your property to...

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Repairing a Leaky Basement with Cast in Place Concrete

Repairing a Leaky Basement with Cast in Place Concrete

    Today, Stephen Burton and his team are investigating damage to the basement of a home with a cast in place foundation. Listen in as Stephen explains all the whys behind the hydrostatic issues and the solutions he will put in place. Have questions? Give...

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Danger Videos 291-305

Danger Videos 291-305

Foundation Repair and Waterproof Solutions Waterproof Solutions Residential has been helping keep St. Louis dry for more than 20 years. We don’t believe in short term patches. Instead, we fix the damage, and we fix the problem. We carefully evaluate your property to...

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Danger Videos 276-290

Danger Videos 276-290

Foundation Repair and Waterproof Solutions Waterproof Solutions Residential has been helping keep St. Louis dry for more than 20 years. We don’t believe in short term patches. Instead, we fix the damage, and we fix the problem. We carefully evaluate your property to...

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Adding a Drainage System in University City

Adding a Drainage System in University City

  In today's video, Stephen is in University City talking about a home with a cast in place foundation and no drainage system. Listen in as he explains the steps he will take to remedy this situation. Have more questions?  Give Waterproof a Call!

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Adding a Pier Leg Under Beam: Older Home

Adding a Pier Leg Under Beam: Older Home

In today's video, Stephen is in an older home inspecting their crawl space. This home has a cistern room with some structural issues that need to be addressed. Listen in while Stephen discusses these issues and what needs to be done about them.

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Danger Videos 261-275

Danger Videos 261-275

Foundation Repair and Waterproof Solutions Waterproof Solutions Residential has been helping keep St. Louis dry for more than 20 years. We don’t believe in short term patches. Instead, we fix the damage, and we fix the problem. We carefully evaluate your property to...

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Improper Gutters

Improper Gutters

Today Stephen Burton and his team are in Nicholas Ridge repairing improperly installed gutters. Improperly installed gutters can overflow and cause mold and other issues with the structure of the home or building. Listen as Stephen explains the “why”s and how he’s going to fix this problem.

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Wasted Money on Wrong Repair

Wasted Money on Wrong Repair

Wasted Money Caused by the Wrong Repair In this video, we are discussing why making the wrong repair to a foundation can be so much more expensive than doing it right in the first place. Someone tried to fix a bowing basement wall by anchoring the metal support to the...

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Adding Drain System to a Concrete Foundation

Adding Drain System to a Concrete Foundation

Today we’re looking at a drain tile system in a cast-in-place foundation, or poured concrete basement. "Cast in place" means the concrete is poured between forms. Usually, the finished walls and concrete floor all sit on a footing. But… The Problem The drainage system...

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Waterproofing a Seeping Cold Joint

Waterproofing a Seeping Cold Joint

 Today Stephen Burton and the Waterproof Solution team are in a concrete basement with a leaking cold joint caused by a repair made by a competitor. Listen in as Stephen discusses the problems it’s caused and how his team is going to repair it.

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Danger Videos 246-260

Danger Videos 246-260

Foundation Repair and Waterproof Solutions Waterproof Solutions Residential has been helping keep St. Louis dry for more than 20 years. We don’t believe in short term patches. Instead, we fix the damage, and we fix the problem. We carefully evaluate your property to...

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Stone Foundation Masonry Home

Stone Foundation Masonry Home

Today we are looking at the basement of a stone foundation masonry home. It's not a brick veneer house, but a real brick masonry home with a stone foundation. Cement This home has a lot of negative end waterproofing on it. And that’s why you see the blistering...

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Re-routing Water

Re-routing Water

Repairs like this are why you have a company like Waterproof Solutions come out to your house. I’m out here in God’s country, it is absolutely beautiful out here. But we’ve got a couple of things outside that are hurting the appearance of the house we’re working on...

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Crack in Foundation

Crack in Foundation

A section of the foundation of this house has broken loose, causing an extensive series of horizontal cracks.

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The Dry Well Solution

The Dry Well Solution

The Dry Well Solution First, a little reminder: We’re heading toward spring and that means lots of rain. And sometimes that means as much as two inches of rain at once. In a single spring, it can translate to as much as two thousand gallons of water pressing against...

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Waterproof Solution for Garage

Waterproof Solution for Garage

Today's Waterproof Problem In today’s video, we’re looking at a garage damaged by a settling foundation, caused by excess moisture. The Waterproof Solution We’ll put four piers in the garage to prevent further damage. There are cracks in the walls caused by the...

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Failed Rebar

Failed Rebar

When a basement is built, they use snap ties to hold the forms and the rebar together. Sometimes, water migrates through an opening in the concrete around one of the ends of the snap ties and reaches the rebar. The water causes the rebar to expand—up to seven times the original size—causing the concrete to blow out.

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Danger Videos 231-245

Danger Videos 231-245

Foundation Repair and Waterproof Solutions Waterproof Solutions Residential has been helping keep St. Louis dry for more than 20 years. We don’t believe in short term patches. Instead, we fix the damage, and we fix the problem. We carefully evaluate your property to...

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To Pier or Not to Pier

To Pier or Not to Pier

So there was a patch on a wall using hydraulic cement. Below that, there’s a break in the footing. And there’s no associated breaks in the rest of the foundation, so it’s in a very bound up kind of situation.

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Fieldstone Foundation Repair

Fieldstone Foundation Repair

The Problem We're in a Fieldstone Foundation today.  They put Drylok and other things on the walls to help pretty it up and waterproof it. This is what’s called negative end waterproofing, and we don’t want to do a lot of this this, because we're on the wrong side of...

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Crack Behind Electric Panel

Crack Behind Electric Panel

  This is the house from our January 15th post. I meant to cover this in the last video. But we’re going to talk about it today because it’s important. We found a crack behind the electric panel. Let’s get into it. The Problem There is a crack behind the...

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Rebar Break

Rebar Break

All right here, we can see the rust coming through, and this is the front, this is where the front of the garage is. So obviously it’s more exposed, it’s going to be. So this is where that main rebar break is.   So we’re going to grind this down. And I believe...

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Inspection Process is Paramount

Inspection Process is Paramount

Inspection Requires an Experienced Foundation Specialist Again, from Waterproofs Solutions. You know, it's one thing to buy a house that has a bad drainage system in it, it's another thing for the system that was put in it to be illegal and not detected by the home...

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No Plastic on Basement Walls

No Plastic on Basement Walls

  Hi, this is Stephen, Waterproof Solutions. Just a quick tip, you know, out of sight does not mean it should be out of mind. When you put plastic up over a cast and place foundation, which is a concrete. Block, stone, I don't care what it is. Look at the bugs....

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Foundation Repair – Hydrostatic Issues

Foundation Repair – Hydrostatic Issues

The Problems Thanks for having me out. What we're in today is a cast in place foundation, poured concrete. It has issues with not only hydrostatic issues and I'm not sure what this anomaly in the floor is. But this over here, we'll come back to that, this over here....

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Danger Videos 216-230

Danger Videos 216-230

Foundation Repair and Waterproof Solutions Waterproof Solutions Residential has been helping keep St. Louis dry for more than 20 years. We don’t believe in short term patches. Instead, we fix the damage, and we fix the problem. We carefully evaluate your property to...

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Basement Repair in Kirkwood

Basement Repair in Kirkwood

Basement Repair in Old House It's a 1929 house. It's poured concrete, as we can see here, we can also see that it has a half inch of coating on it. Where you can really see it here, where it's all kind of walked away from the wall. But when an old house like this...

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Foundation Assessment

Foundation Assessment

Foundation Problem So we're in the house. It looks like we've got a little bit of an issue here. Go ahead and inject that. Anything coming over the top of the wall, though, obviously is going to have to be dealt with in a little different manner. As we make our way...

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Cast-in-Place Foundation

Cast-in-Place Foundation

The Problem All right, so here's three-twenty, they've got this post, put it here. This temp post that weight is supposed to be on the Cast-in-Place Foundation, a.k.a. poured concrete. We see the break in. It's happened after this thing's been smudged with epoxy. We...

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Stone Foundation

Stone Foundation

The Problem So we're outside of your house right now, and what we talked about is the Stone Foundation and the brickwork and tuckpointing in the negative and positive end. We're going to talk about that when we get inside. But out here, after we collect the water,...

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Danger Videos 184-199

Danger Videos 184-199

Foundation Repair and Waterproof Solutions Waterproof Solutions Residential has been helping keep St. Louis dry for more than 20 years. We don’t believe in short term patches. Instead, we fix the damage, and we fix the problem. We carefully evaluate your property to...

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Cast-in-Place Foundation: Fixing a Fix

Cast-in-Place Foundation: Fixing a Fix

The Problem All right, so I'm in what's called a cast in place foundation, concrete walls. "Cast in place" meaning it's cast between two forms. That wall was set on a footing, which is twice the width of that wall and the floor was set on part of the footing. These...

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Waterproof Solutions St. Louis  Testimonials

Waterproof Solutions St. Louis Testimonials

Waterproof Solutions STL Testimonials Besides Waterproof Solutions StL, there are a lot of companies out there trying to fix foundations. If you’re good at it, there is some money to be made. But for us it's not just about the money. We find satisfaction in helping...

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Danger Videos 168-183

Danger Videos 168-183

Foundation Repair and Waterproof Solutions Waterproof Solutions Residential has been helping keep St. Louis dry for more than 20 years. We don’t believe in short term patches. Instead, we fix the damage, and we fix the problem. We carefully evaluate your property to...

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Danger Videos 137-151

Danger Videos 137-151

Foundation Repair and Waterproof Solutions Waterproof Solutions Residential has been helping keep St. Louis dry for more than 20 years. We don’t believe in short term patches. Instead, we fix the damage, and we fix the problem. We carefully evaluate your property to...

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Danger Videos 152-167

Danger Videos 152-167

Foundation Repair and Waterproof Solutions Waterproof Solutions Residential has been helping keep St. Louis dry for more than 20 years. We don’t believe in short term patches. Instead, we fix the damage, and we fix the problem. We carefully evaluate your property to...

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Danger Videos 121-136

Danger Videos 121-136

Danger Videos 121-136Foundation Repair and Waterproof Solutions Waterproof Solutions Residential has been helping keep St. Louis dry for more than 20 years. We don’t believe in short term patches. Instead, we fix the damage, and we fix the problem. We carefully...

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Danger Videos 106-120

Danger Videos 106-120

Danger Videos 105-120Foundation Repair and Waterproof Solutions Waterproof Solutions Residential has been helping keep St. Louis dry for more than 20 years. We don’t believe in short term patches. Instead, we fix the damage, and we fix the problem. We carefully...

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Danger Videos 90-105

Danger Videos 90-105

Danger Videos 90-105Foundation Repair and Waterproof Solutions Waterproof Solutions Residential has been helping keep St. Louis dry for more than 20 years. We don’t believe in short term patches. Instead, we fix the damage, and we fix the problem. We carefully...

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Foundation Specialist Stephen Burton – An Interview

Foundation Specialist Stephen Burton – An Interview

Foundation specialist Stephen Burton sits down with Karen Fox, also known as Karen the Connector, to talk about Burton's approach to residential foundation repair. Intro Burton has more than 20 years experience in the residential waterproofing industry and has built...

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Danger Videos 76-90

Danger Videos 76-90

Danger Videos 76-90Foundation Repair and Waterproof Solutions Waterproof Solutions Residential has been helping keep St. Louis dry for more than 20 years. We don’t believe in short term patches. Instead, we fix the damage, and we fix the problem. We carefully evaluate...

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Danger Videos 61-75

Danger Videos 61-75

Danger Videos 61-75Foundation Repair and Waterproof Solutions Waterproof Solutions Residential has been helping keep St. Louis dry for more than 20 years. We don’t believe in short term patches. Instead, we fix the damage, and we fix the problem. We carefully evaluate...

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New Foundation Wall – Big Foundation Problem

New Foundation Wall – Big Foundation Problem

Hey kids! Stephen here from Waterproof Solutions, your foundation specialist in St. Louis. Alright. What is the favorite line? Cast in place foundation! Concrete that is poured into two forms—poured concrete. You know what's interesting about this wall? IT’S NEW!!!...

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Danger Videos 16-30

Danger Videos 16-30

Danger Videos 16-30 Foundation Repair and Waterproof Solutions Waterproof Solutions Residential has been helping keep St. Louis dry for more than 20 years. We don’t believe in short term patches. Instead, we fix the damage, and we fix the problem. We carefully...

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Financing For Foundation Repairs

Financing For Foundation Repairs

Financing is now available for your foundation repairs. We are thrilled to offer this option to our Waterproof Solutions customers. If you have a foundation problem, you know you can't afford to ignore it. We hope offering a finance option will make your life easier...

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Danger Videos 1-15

Danger Videos 1-15

Danger Videos 1-15Foundation Repair and Waterproof Solutions Waterproof Solutions Residential has been helping keep St. Louis dry for more than 20 years. We don’t believe in short term patches. Instead, we fix the damage, and we fix the problem. We carefully evaluate...

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Say “No” to Plastic on the Walls

Say “No” to Plastic on the Walls

Plastic is never a good solution for foundation repair.Good morning Stephen here. I'm here today to talk about foundations.You know I just put something up a year ago, where I was talking about the plastic on the wall. And how a lot of times the franchises...

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Plan Your Addition or Pool Carefully

Plan Your Addition or Pool Carefully

Plan First, Dig Later I just recently bought a trampoline for my grandkids. I was so happy to give them that. But you know, trying to find an 11' by 17' spot in the yard that was flat, to put that in was difficult. Can you imagine trying to find a place for a pool or...

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Tips From the Foundation Expert

Tips From the Foundation Expert

Hi, Stephen here, Waterproof Solutions. So, we are at my fellow Pirates house over here on, in Ballwin. We’ve got a house, the cast and place house that we talked about the foundation and the footings being broken. With this finished basement being so...

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Cold Joint

Cold Joint

Okay. We’re at a cast and place foundation, and what we basically have at Debbie’s house is we’ve got the front wall is starting to leak. They had lateral work done, and when they came in to break the floor out, they caused what’s called a cold joint leak....

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Mud on the Floor

Mud on the Floor

So, we’re in a cast and place foundation where the footing had dropped. And when the footings drop that generally means that there needs to be some piering done. And piering is when the footing needs to be stabilized. And as you can see, by how I can stick...

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Foundation Repairs Gone Wrong

Foundation Repairs Gone Wrong

Foundation Problems in      Lake St. LouisStephen here at Waterproof Solutions. You know, I work out at Lake St. Louis quite a bit, there’s a lot of clay out here and there’s a lot of things that were done as the houses were built that was a bit of in a...

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Sometimes You Don’t Fix It

Sometimes You Don’t Fix It

Hello, folks, Stephen here with Waterproof Solutions. One of the biggest, stress out, what-do-you-do moments is, all right, my house is broken. I’ve had it fixed, I’ve owned it for 20, 30 years, I’ve done right by the house, but now I’m at a point where, I...

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Builder Plate Doesn’t Last

Builder Plate Doesn’t Last

Check Out This Video About Builder PlateOn my knees again! Stay away from it folks, let’s keep this a PG show. Look at this. This is what’s interesting. This is a cove plate that the builder puts in. You see the 45 degree a little bit at the top there. But...

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Drywall is Bubbling

Drywall is Bubbling

What’s happenin’ St. Louis? Well, this is one of those things where you buy this beautiful condominium, it’s dressed to the nines, but when you’re buying it there’s a little something wrong with the drywall and they’re like well we’ll fix that for you...

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Different Basements Require Different Solutions

Different Basements Require Different Solutions

At Waterproof Solutions, we know all homes and all basements are different. One of the most important things we need to talk about is how we navigate the inside of your home. Some basements are finished, some aren't. Others are stone, some are block. And some others...

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Brick Foundations in St. Louis

Brick Foundations in St. Louis

Brick Foundations, Unusual in St. LouisHi, Stephen here with Waterproof Solutions. It’s been awhile, but I wanted to show you a neat, old basement in the 116. Take a look over here guys. This is brick. You rarely see brick foundations in St. Louis. You see...

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Street Creep – What are the Signs and Symptoms?

Street Creep – What are the Signs and Symptoms?

Sometimes foundation problems don't start in the house, they start in the street. Watch Foundations Expert Steven Burton of Waterproof Solutions St. Louis Residential explain how street creep begins. Signs and Symptoms There are certain things to look for when...

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Bleeders Have No Place in a Foundation Wall

Bleeders Have No Place in a Foundation Wall

So, you know I talk a lot about different types of repairs that are out there. But, I’m old school man, I was out there when we were trying to jam these things full of hydraulic cement. Well, some of these companies out there still let the walls leak and...

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Why Rebar Matters

Why Rebar Matters

Waterproof Solutions in St. Louis wants to help you understand why rebar matters. Your dwelling may have problems, showing cracks in its foundation. We want to show you why it needs to be fixed, but  also why it happens in the first place. Finding the...

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SSCI Bus Tour Waterproof Foundation St. Louis

Waterproof Solutions STL Residential Repairs Foundation on Green Forest Dr., St. Louis Watch the video and take the Waterproof Solutions StL Residential tour of this basement repair. The basement wall of this home was bowing out about three inches, damaging the duct...

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If You’re Interested In Learning the Business…

If You’re Interested In Learning the Business…

So it's the Monday after the aftermath, Jimmy Smooth's Rat Rod show, and I got to tell you, I keep thinking of all of the different things that happened from the barbecue, the band playing out. The skull bones, I mean skull bones for crying out loud right next to my...

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Plan Your Addition Carefully

Plan Your Addition Carefully

Plan Before You Dig I just recently bought a trampoline for my grandkids. I was so happy to give them that. But you know, trying to find an 11' by 17' spot in the yard that was flat, to put that in was difficult. Can you imagine trying to find a place for a pool or an...

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Downspouts, chasing symptoms

Downspouts, chasing symptoms

Hi! Well, it's time to talk about downspouts and waterproofing. So many times we chase symptoms. When I say we, I mean the industry, or the homeowner, or the sales person. We see the leak, and we're drawn to do something about it, right there. And I appreciate that....

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Our Foundation Inspections Could Save You Money

Our Foundation Inspections Could Save You Money

Foundation Inspections Could Save You Money And Misery Foundation inspections are just one way Waterproof Solutions Residential, can save you money. Many St. Louis residents call us when they have a leak, or a crack, or a flooded basement. But some of them could have...

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Waterproofing Solutions for St. Louis Homes

Waterproofing Solutions for St. Louis Homes

Hi, Steven here. So you might have caught my piering expose' where I talked a little about lateral movement, bracing, tie backs, soldier beams, buttresses, and other waterproofing solutions for St. Louis homes. Do you even know what half of those terms mean? Right....

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Home Piering Mistakes Made in St. Louis

Home Piering Mistakes Made in St. Louis

So, probably the biggest mistake made in my industry is a home being piered that did not need to be piered and it happens so regularly that it breaks my heart. I'm not sure if we just have bad salesmen, or they're just untrained, or they're in the wrong church. I just...

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Foundations Are Everything

Foundations Are Everything

Foundations. Big word. It's the most important thing we build on in anything in life. And aren't there so many different foundation types in whatever category we're talking about. We're going to talk about homes now. Different Types of Foundations You could have your...

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Protecting Foundations

Protecting Foundations

Foundations In business and in life, foundations are important. They support all we hold dear. So when water threatens the integrity of your foundation, it’s a problem that cannot be ignored. Steps must be taken to protect foundations. When moisture makes its way into...

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VAREP Veteran Fundraiser Trivia Night – May 18

VAREP Veteran Fundraiser Trivia Night – May 18

Last year, more than 40,000 veterans were homeless, according to the United State Dept. of Veteran Affairs. The good news is that’s roughly a 17 percent decrease from the year before. Significant progress has been made in this area during that last five to ten years,...

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Why Am I a Foundation Expert?

Why Am I a Foundation Expert?

So, why am I a foundation expert? Yeah, that's a million dollar question, isn't it? I mean, who in their right mind says, "You know what? When I grow up, I'm gonna be a foundation expert." I don't think anybody does. I mean, if your mom or your dad owned a place and...

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Residential Waterproofing Experts

Residential Waterproofing Experts

Why am I a residential waterproofing expert? Because I had to be. Like most other entrepreneurial enterprises, this company began with a search for a solution to a problem. After returning home from the U. S. Air Force where I worked on Intercontinental Ballistic...

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Why Do People Call Me?

Why Do People Call Me?

Our Straight Approach Why do people call me? That's the million dollar question. The reality is that I've been doing this long enough, and I have a straight enough approach towards residential waterproofing, that I can be approachable. I understand the seller's got a...

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3 Steps Toward a Healthy Foundation this Winter

What you can do to keep your foundation from buckling this winter Winter months are hard on a foundation. This is especially true in the St. Louis area, where we fully experience all four seasons. Each part of the year has a relatively high variance in temperature and...

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Why You Need to Inspect Foundations when Buying a Home

Why You Need to Inspect Foundations when Buying a Home

Foundation Inspections from a third-party expert let you know exactly what you're getting into Imagine someone moving into their dream home only to discover one year later that their foundation has some serious problems. Turns out the crack in the concrete on the side...

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Join Us for a Lunch & Learn Realtor Event December 14

Join Us for a Lunch & Learn Realtor Event December 14

Everything you wanted to know about foundations, but were too afraid to ask! Waterproof Solutions is proud to announce we are co-sponsoring a Lunch & Learn on December 14th. This event, hosted by The Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals (VAREP), is...

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Street Creep: What it is and How to Identify it

Street Creep: What it is and How to Identify it

Street Creep can rattle your foundation and give your wallet a serious frisk Here in St. Louis, we are subject to a lot of seasonal changes. In the summer, the soil around the city becomes incredibly dry. Then, in the rain-heavy or freezing cold days, the soil can...

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The way a Foundation Company Should Operate

The way a Foundation Company Should Operate

At Waterproof Solutions, our character and expertise separate us from the pack. Waterproof Solutions Residential is a locally owned and operated foundation maintenance company. Our company's owner, Stephen Burton, is a foundation repair veteran with over 20 years of...

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Feed My People September 16 Fundraiser

Feed My People September 16 Fundraiser

We are pleased to announce we are hosting a fundraiser with Feed My People. Join us on September 16 for a night of fun for the whole family. That night, we will have a silent auction, poker tournament and 50/50 raffle. The event will take place at Jilly's Cafe and...

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Why is my basement wet?

Why is my basement wet?

There are many factors that can cause water to enter the home. Each house is unique and that's how we treat each problem --with its own solutions. There is no cookie cutter way to treat every home, which is why we are well-versed in all the problems that can lead to...

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