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This project was highlighted by the Home Builder’s Remodelers Council of Greater Southwest Illinois as we received the Director’s Choice for the 2016 Remodelers of Distinction Award for Structural Renovation. Read about our limited access wall repair below!

 

Limited Access Wall Repair

Category Entry: Structural Renovation

 

Description of the scope of the project:

This property had both structural issues with the foundation and water intrusion through cracks and basement floor.  The cracks were a result of lateral movement (bowing) in three of the four foundation walls, with the front and rear walls being significant. The front wall had leaned in over three and a half inches, which was damaging the duct work in the basement. The rear wall had not only significant cracking but also was bowing in the middle, while the left side wall was leaning in two and a half inches.

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Helitech received the 2016 Remodelers of Distinction Award for Waterproofing Renovation as given by the Home Builder’s Remodelers Council of Greater Southwest Illinois. Read about our Leaky Basement Repair project below!

 

Leaky Basement Repair

Category Entry: Waterproofing

 

Description of the scope of the project:

A flooring company was working in the home when they discovered severe water issues and decided a waterproofing company was needed for repair work. The basement was finished, which blocked access to fully investigate the issue, it was determined there were serious water problems as well as potential structural issues. Read more »

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The Home Builders Association of Greater Southwest Illinois Remodelers Council recently named Helitech Waterproofing & Foundation Repair of Belleville, Illinois, a 2015 Remodeler of Distinction in both the Foundation Renovation and Waterproofing Renovation categories, in recognition of their professional remodeling expertise. The award was given at the Home Builders Association Installation Banquet held recently in Fairview Heights, IL.

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The Home Builders Association of Greater Southwest Illinois Remodelers Council recently named Helitech Waterproofing & Foundation Repair of Belleville, Illinois, a 2015 Remodeler of Distinction in both the Foundation Renovation and Waterproofing Renovation categories, in recognition of their professional remodeling expertise. The award was given at the Home Builders Association Installation Banquet held recently in Fairview Heights, IL.

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April showers bring May flowers, but they can also bring flooded basements if not properly addressed before the heavy rains fall.

While many homeowners have a subsurface drainage system installed, what they often forget to address is “What if the power goes out? How does my sump pump kick on then?”. After all, how many times has your power gone out in the event of a storm? And how many times does it turn immediately back on? Not as often as we would like. Read more »

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The Home Builders Association of Greater Southwest Illinois Remodelers Council recently named Helitech Waterproofing & Foundation Repair of Belleville, Illinois, a 2014 Remodeler of Distinction in both the Foundation Renovation and Waterproofing Renovation categories, in recognition of their professional remodeling expertise. The award was given at the Home Builders Association Installation Banquet held recently in Fairview Heights, IL.

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Correct lawn and garden maintenance is a major factor in protecting your foundation from potential harm. Expanding and contracting soil, excessive moisture, and inadequate drainage are the most common threats to your home’s foundation. Living in the Midwest, some of those threats are inevitable, but many can be prevented by preventative lawn care.

Preventative Foundation Maintenance

Helitech recommends to always keep a positive grade away from your home’s structure to allow for sufficient water run-off. One of the most harmful things you can do to your home’s foundation is to allow for surrounding pooling water.

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The Helitech Office Staff joined in on the #IceBucketChallenge and challenged the Residential Estimator team! Helitech will be donating to the ALS Association to raise awareness and help fund further research.

A few facts about ALS:

  • ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.
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A home is the most expensive purchase most people will ever make. In order to prevent major and often expensive repair projects, routine maintenance is essential for every homeowner. Protect your investment by performing routine maintenance to keep your home in tip-top shape. Scheduling these tasks can help eliminate problems before they start.

Use this checklist to prepare your home and yard for the cooler temperatures of fall, falling leaves, and more hours spent indoors. If any of the jobs go beyond your skill level or lead to more involved repairs, hire a professional handyman or contractor to help.

Outdoor Fall Home Maintenance Tasks:

  • Remove debris from gutters, window wells, and downspouts as this can lead to foundation issues if moisture sits around your home’s base for too long
  • Inspect roof, chimney, and foundation for cracks and damage which can often be signs of foundation problems. Call an expert for a free consultation if more than hairline cracks are found.
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