Street Creep Repair in Northern Maryland

Wall Anchor System For Street Creep Repair

Graphic depiction of a street creep repair in a Knoxville homeThe GeoLock® Street Creep Repair System provides a permanent, reliable solution for any home.

Street creep is a problem that is caused by thermal expansion and contraction of exterior concrete pavement that surrounds a home. As this concrete expands against a driveway with inadequate expansion joints, the driveway is pushed against the garage slab, which in turn pushes against the foundation, causing damage.

While this is a slow process and can take many years to develop, the damage can be very serious when it manifests on your foundation walls.

The GeoLock® Street Creep Repair System will prevent future damage with new expansion joints in your concrete driveway as well as a steel wall anchor system that reinforces and straightens your foundation walls.

At Mission Home Services, we solve problems like street creep every day! Call us for a free street creep repair quote today! We serve Frederick, Walkersville, Westminster, and many nearby areas in Maryland.

Diagram of the three primary causes of street creep in Silver SpringHere are three common conditions where street creep can cause foundation damage.

What Causes Street Creep Damage?

Like many materials, concrete expands when it’s hot and contracts when it’s cold. Contractors place expansion joints in sidewalks, driveways and other exterior slabs so that temperature-induced expansion and contraction won’t cause a slab to crack.

Problems with street creep begin to arise during the cold winter months, when the widened joints become filled with materials like sand or gravel. As temperatures rise again during warmer weather, the concrete expands. But if joints have filled with sand and gravel, they can no longer absorb this movement. Instead, one slab will push against another.

Once they’re filled with debris, expansion joints can no longer do their job. The entire expanse of concrete expands as a single unit, causing the street to “creep.” Street creep exerts tremendous pressure at the edge of the concrete, where a driveway meets a garage slab or a house foundation wall.

Symptoms of Street Creep Damage

Street creep can be detected by these four common signs:

Driveway in contact with the foundation leading to street creep damageinward movement of foundation walls due to street creep damageGarage slab pushed rearward creating gapsBasement or foundation walls pushed out by garage slab

 

At Mission Home Services, we address street creep repairs with the GeoLock® Street Creep System. This innovative foundation repair product solves the problem in two ways:

Street Creep Repair in Two Steps

Step 1: Creating New Driveway Expansion Joints

There’s no way to stop the normal expansion and contraction of concrete slabs that occur with temperature changes. But it is possible to eliminate the damage caused by this movement.

Your foundation repair contractor will install one or more new expansion joints in your driveway to allow individual slabs to move without pushing against the garage slab and your foundation wall.

Each joint is filled with a resilient backer rod and a durable, flexible polyurethane sealant.

Step 2: Installing Foundation Wall Anchors

Installation of wall anchors for street creep repair in Frederick

Once the expansion joints have been created, we install the GeoLock® Wall Anchor System. These wall anchors will stabilize foundation walls that have been pushed in, cracked or otherwise damaged by street creep.

Thanks to the GeoLock®’s adjustable capability, it may be possible to go beyond wall stabilization and even use the system to restore wall straightness.

During installation, holes are cut through the garage slab floor, and soil is augured out to allow for earth anchor placement. Next, holes are drilled through the foundation wall so that a long, threaded steel rod can connect each earth anchor to a steel plate that applies clamping pressure against the wall.

Once the earth anchors, rods and steel plates are in place, nuts are tightened on the rods to stabilize the wall and (if possible) pull the wall back towards its original position. The holes in your garage slab are carefully patched and your worries about street creep damage are a thing of the past.

Product Features

  • Year-round installation
  • One-day installation for most jobs
  • Potential to straighten bowed walls
  • 25-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty

Don’t Risk Serious Foundation Damage

Get started on street creep repair today.

Installing new expansion joints, combined with the Geo-Lock™ Wall Anchor System, is exactly what you need to stabilize foundations that have been damaged by street creep! Mission Home Services is experienced in applying the right techniques for your home.

Call or contact us online to restore your foundation today! We serve homeowners in Frederick, Walkersville, Westminster and areas nearby.

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