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 inspecting your home, or a home you are considering for purchase. Waterproof Solutions will do a thorough inspection and show you if signs of street creep are the problem. What are some of the signs that your home is having issues with street creep?

First, you may notice that the apron of your driveway is pulling away from the curb. Many times, you can discover there is an existing problem by looking at the apron of your driveway. This is one of the first places to look, to see if there are problems of street creep.

Many times, you can discover that there has been an existing problem by looking at the apron of your driveway. This is one of the first places to look, to see if there are problems of street creep.

Steven Burton

Owner, Waterproof Solutions STL Residential

Posted by Stephen Burton on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

You may also notice where the drywall comes down to meet the concrete that there are cracks or breaks. The concrete may be separating or pulling apart. If you have any of these problems, it is time to call the professionals.

In this house Burton points out how the the whole driveway has dropped and the corner of the house is starting to come down. Gaps and separations are tell-tale signs of street creep. Burton identifies several breaks inside the garage and outside the house.

Good News and Bad News

The bad news is the drywall in this home will have to be taken down so the cracks can be repaired. If not, the house will incur further damage. 

The good news is, the problem “can” be properly repaired with carbon fiber.

Let Us Take a Look!

Do you suspect foundation damage in your home? By doing a full foundation inspection of your home, Waterproof Solutions in St. Louis can help you determine the problem and get the right solution for a proper fix. Different basements require different solutions. No one solution will fix every home. 

Planning an addition? Call us for a consultation “before” you dig. Pools and patios built too close to the home can cause huge problems for you, and maybe your neighbor. One call to Waterproof Solutions St. Louis could save you thousands of dollars and lots of headaches.

Feel free to contact Waterproof Solutions St. Louis, Residential. We’re a St. Louis resource for foundation problems big and small.