Street creep can be effectively repaired with our warrantied street creep repair system, which includes wall anchors and improved expansion joints.
Commons Signs your property suffers from street creep:
The expansion joint between the driveway and garage is fully compressed.
The foundation walls on either side of the garage door are pushed inward by the driveway slab.
Gaps in foundation walls on each side of garage door & slab is pushed rearward.
Foundation walls are pushed out by the garage slab from street creep.
What is street creep and how is it caused?
Street creep, also known as concrete creep, is a common foundation problem in Mississippi and it's caused by the thermal expansion and contraction of concrete streets and pavement surrounding a home. Here's how it happens:
Because concrete expands when it’s hot and contracts when it's cold, contractors install expansion joints in the driveway to allow for movement during temperature fluctuations. Expansion and control joints widen during cold months and narrow during hot months.
The problem: During winter months, the widened expansion joints in the street often become filled with sand, gravel and grit. When the temperatures rise again during spring and summer months, the concrete expands and can compress the expansion joints or push against the surrounding concrete slabs with greater and greater force. When the expansion happens, the concrete street pushes against the driveway, which then pushes against the home's foundation. Street creep mostly affects homes with attached garages.
Our proven two-part solution: Expansion joints and Geo-Lock wall anchors
Fixing foundation damage caused by street creep usually requires a two-part repair process:
- New expansion joints will likely need to be installed to relieve the pressure on the wall. At least one, and sometimes two, expansion joints are needed, depending on the severity of the problem.
- We install Supportworks Geo-Lock wall anchors to stabilize your damaged foundation walls. To do this, holes are cut through the garage slab and soil is augured out in order to install earth anchors underground. Then, the earth anchors are connected to plates that are positioned on the foundation walls and tightened with a connecting steel rod.
When you trust Foundation Recovery Systems of Mississippi to repair your foundation damage, you can rest assured that you are getting an effective, long-lasting solution. With the installation of Geo-Lock wall anchors, you will get a 25-year warranty against manufacturing defects as well as our own performance warranty.
Ready to schedule your no-obligation assessment? Contact us today to request your free estimate. We offer a full range of warrantied foundation repair products and services for homes in Mississippi.