Foundation Repair Photo Album: Protecting Your Property: Resolving Settlement and Street Creep Issues
These homeowners, a military family stationed at an Air Force Base, prioritize the cleanliness and maintenance of their house while remaining proactive in addressing any issues that may arise during their absence. Recently, they noticed that some slabs near the garage were settling, accompanied by clear signs of street creep. Vertical cracks were forming in the garage, indicating that the pressure was nearing their foundation wall, which could potentially cause significant damage. Having completed multiple projects for these homeowners in the past, they recognized the need to protect their concrete to ensure its longevity. During our last visit, we discussed how to safeguard their concrete, and they were ready to proceed. Consequently, we embarked on a comprehensive two-part plan for their driveway and sidewalk. We carefully lifted several slabs to restore them to their proper level, followed by sealing all of the joints. To prevent further harm from street creep, we also installed a compression guard. This particular project stands out due to the unwavering trust these homeowners have placed in Thrasher for their home protection needs. They entrusted us with the task, opting not to seek additional bids. Their confidence stems from our track record of delivering on our promises to them. Earning a customer's trust is a valuable reward in itself, and it serves as a testament to the exceptional service we provide at Thrasher.
The Street Begins to Creep
The street began to push the concrete driveway into their garage floor concrete, which was causing cracks in their garage walls. They knew it wouldn't be long before this pressure reached their foundation.
CompressionGuard replaced the contractor-grade fiber-board expansion joints commonly used in residential driveways with an engineered expansion joint that could flex with concrete movement during seasonal changes.
Leveled and Sealed
We lifted and sealed the driveway slabs that had settled.
Before We Got Started
All of the concrete joints were unsealed, which would exacerbate the damage from the elements.
Sealed Concrete Control Joints
Sealing concrete joints helps prevent moisture intrusion, reduces the risk of cracking and damage, and prolongs the lifespan of the concrete.