Concrete Leveling in Springfield – Driveway Drainage Case Study

Location: Springfield, IL

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A homeowner contacted Helitech because of water in his basement. During the initial visit, it was apparent that the water was coming up over the top of the existing foundation. The homeowner showed the crew an area where water was coming in and water damage on interior framing.


The problem wasn’t necessarily the home’s foundation, but that the driveway was tilted towards the house and was badly cracked. In addition, the adjoining neighbors behind him were elevated higher, which directed all of their water towards the problem house.


Helitech removed the existing section of the driveway and replaced it with a new one sloping away from the house. Helitech also installed a grate alongside the house to catch water during a heavy storm. The crew removed a 16 inch section of the driveway along the side of the house and replaced it with new concrete that was curbed to send water down to the street faster.

The result was an effective solution that improved the flow of rain water and improved appearance of the property.


5 star(s)

Kathy B.

St. Peters, MO, USA

I forgot to mention what a great job Brad and his crew did! Before they started any work, Brad went over everything that they were going to do and how they were going to do it which I really appreciated because then I knew we were all on the same page. They put up plastic during the jackhammering and suggested I turn off the A/C (I did have all the registers closed) so there was minimum dust that got up to the main level. They completed all the jackhammering by the afternoon of the first day, Tuesday. Throughout all three days (I couldn’t believe they completed the job in 3 days!) they were very professional and I sensed they took pride in what they were doing. I was so pleased, too, that they seeded and laid straw down where they dug and placed the drainage line from the sump pump. If every crew is like Brad and his workers, Helitech should be very proud of their employees. I would highly recommend Helitech to any of my family and friends.

And thank YOU, John, for your first assessment of my situation back in May and for keeping in touch especially the week prior to the scheduled work and immediately following the completed job. Helitech gets an A+ in my book because of its knowledgeable and caring employees.

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