Helitech has been in the foundation repair business for over 30 years. We are local to the St. Louis area, with outlying offices to serve our customers in our extended service areas, including Central Missouri, Southern Illinois, and Central & Northern Illinois.
Sinking foundations, uneven floors, cracked and buckled walls are problems commonly faced annually by almost a quarter-million homeowners. Homes and other structures situated on unstable soils settle when their foundations are subjected to extreme moisture conditions or lack proper drainage. A shifting foundation will result in structural damage to your home and will diminish the value of your investment.
Soils contract and expand with the ever-changing weather patterns. When it rains or snow melts, the water is absorbed into the soil and that soil then expands, exerting an increased pressure against your home’s foundation. Many times this pressure can be too much for the concrete and the walls of your foundation become cracked and even worse, pushed in. In this case, we install wall anchors that add extra horizontal support to the walls of your foundation.
This inconsistent up and down in pressure and support can cause your house to settle. Every house does settle some overtime. However, when it gets to be in excess of 1 inch of settlement that is where we run into structural issues. In this case, we perform piering or underpinning to add extra vertical support and prevent your home from settling.
When foundation repair is needed, the value and safety of the structure are at risk. Maintenance is a crucial preventative measure to protect the health and well-being of your home. Excessive settlement can be detrimental to your home’s load-bearing capacity.
Cracks mean you could or do have a foundation problem. Especially when they appear around doors, windows and outside in the brickwork. Whether the issue is caused by expansive clay, poor soil density, improper maintenance or faulty construction, Helitech is here to help.
After our certified installer inspects the condition of your home’s foundation, you will receive a customized foundation repair plan. Once the job begins, your home is prepared for the new foundation support system as CHANCE Helical or Atlas Resistance Piles are selected and spaced at proper intervals to support the load of your home. The piles are driven into the stable soil until the prescribed depth is reached. Brackets on top of each pile connect to the base of the foundation wall.
Rigorous, on-site load tests are conducted to assess the capacity of each pier. This ensures the load is properly supported immediately after the pier is installed. The weight of your home is transferred to the new foundation support system and adjusted using the hydraulic equipment.
Building Code Approved
The AB Chance Helical Anchoring System Helitech utilizes for foundation repair is building code approved. Building officials, architects, contractors, specifiers, and designers utilize evaluation reports to proved a basis for using or approving CHANCE Type SS5, SS175, RS3500, RS2875, and SS175/RS350- Combo Helical Foundation Systems in projects.
Helitech has been in the foundation repair business for nearly 30 years. We are local to the St. Louis area, with outlying offices to serve our customers in our extended service areas, including Columbia Missouri, Marion Illinois, and Lincoln, Illinois.
All foundation repair and waterproofing products we utilize are American made. The steel we use for Foundation Repair is made in Centralia, Missouri, and the waterproofing system is made just across the river in Illinois.
We offer free life of the structure, transferable warranties and free financing on most foundation repair or waterproofing jobs.
Helitech offers free estimates to homeowners on your foundation repairs.
Find out more about our pricing and available finance options for foundation repair.
If you have foundation problems – your house isn’t keeping it a big secret. There are many tell-tale signs of foundation issues ranging from simple cracking to complete separation. If you notice any of the below issues, call us today to make sure the problem isn’t more serious than expected.
Rick G. — 9.28.2017
They explained to me what they would be doing. When they were finished they showed me all that was done. They were very careful to not make a mess. I was completely satisfied with the results.
Brian T. — 1.7.2016
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 …
Darren W. — 1.4.2018
Brandon Downs and crew worked very hard and I am very pleased with the work.
Danny T. — 1.9.2016
I recently had Helitech waterproof my basement after years of battling water problems. I had many other contractors promise me they could fix my problem with no success. After meeting with Helitech I was once again optimistic that my problems could be solved. The Helitech representative explained the scope of …
Adella J. — 8.29.2017
They did an excellent job. They arrived on time, cleaned up afterward, and completed the job ahead of schedule.
Chris B. — 7.28.2017
Osage Beach, MO
We HAD a water leak in the foundation where the original house connected to an addition. I contacted 3 companies to come out and tell me what the problem was and how to fix it. 2 of the companies wanted to put in sump pump systems at a cost of …
Dana Z. — 4.14.2017
One area of our basement was leaking following periods of excessive rain. This was approx. 5 years ago. We called upon Helietech to help resolve our issue. They were prompt & courteous and found the issue quickly and sealed the area of concern. Not one single issue since then. We …
Cheryl E. — 12.12.2017
Chris U., Tony S., and another gentleman on the crew went above and beyond. I am really pleased with the work.
Maureen C. — 9.14.2017
St Charles, Missouri
Steve and the rest of the crew did an exceptional job dealing with the weather, completing the job on time and creating a minimal mess. On the two days, our job was scheduled, we received well over five inches of rain. They persevered through the worst downpours I’ve ever seen. …
Jim L. — 9.28.2017
“Your craftsman, Justin Roberts, appeared on time this morning and repaired our foundation crack. He was neat and clean with his work and explained in detail the process and stages of the work—both before and after the job. It was also necessary for him to clear some framing off the …
J.A. — 3.4.2016
We needed a crack repaired in our foundation for years. The estimator was able to come to the house and clearly explained the procedure that Helitech uses to repair our problem. Brandon is the technician who repaired the crack and did an exceptional job. It looks professional and neat. We …
Richard B. — 4.7.2017
Great service all the way around! Jon came out to provide an estimate and he was extremely knowledgeable about all the possible solutions and professional in his approach describing the pros and cons of each possibility. He even identified the key to watch for when getting competitive quotes. After much …
Our Homeowner Maintenance Checklist will serve as your plan for regular maintenance – particularly as it relates to foundation issues, concrete settlement, and structural repair. It is intended to be used all-year round and will help you ensure your home is healthy and protected through every month and season.
With our installation and product videos, you will be able to better understand our processes and visualize the installation so you can have a higher level of comfort in trust with us to heal your home.