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Sill Plate Repair

Location: Granite City, IL

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Overview:

Ralph and Marilyn Krausz had serious concerns about their basement foundation wall. They had a finished basement with carpeted floors and paneled walls.

Problem:

They had been in the home since the mid 60ā€™s and noticed over a period of time that the paneling started to bulge and the carpet was getting wet.

Challenges:

They also noticed on the outside the center ā€œIā€ beam was pushing through the beam pocket on the end wall. There were signs of cracking in the upstairs ceiling and especially around the windows due to the movement.

Solution:

Helitech had to install temporary supports and remove a 30-foot section of block foundation wall. Helitech was able to use the existing footing and construct a block foundation wall.
Helitech had to remove and replace the existing sill plate. Helitech applied a fiber tar and foundation board to the exterior of the replaced wall. Helitech was able to back-fill the next week and seed/straw the work area.

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