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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 60’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 “I” 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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