Sill Plate Replacement Needed Due to Flooding in Granite City Home

Location: Granite City, IL

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Granite City, IL Home Needed Foundation Repair

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

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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.

Cracks in Ceiling From Foundation Settling

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.

Madison County Sill Plate Removal and Replacement Project Success

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.
5 star(s)

Brian T.

Kirkwood, MO

17 years ago Helitech originally installed helical screw anchors on my wall that has a 30-foot horizontal crack. My wall recently moved very slightly so I called Helitech to come back out to inspect the wall. They lived up to their warranty by adjusting the anchors and adding carbon fiber material to my wall at no extra cost. I also decided to pay for epoxy injection for the crack in order to stop the leaks that occurred when it rained. The work was performed in December right before the recent storms that caused record flooding in St. Louis. I was amazed that my basement was completely dry for the first time since I have owned the home even with the massive amounts of rain. I was impressed with their warranty service and would definitely recommend epoxy injection for leaks.

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