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Basement Waterproofing

Techniques for interior and exterior basement waterproofing Here’s why basement waterproofing is important: it prevents problems with your concrete foundation and it prevents problems with your wooden structural beams. Ponding water can result in sagging floors and mold growth, both of which pose serious safety and health risks for your family. And if water saturates …

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Crawl Space Waterproofing

How to keep water out of your home’s crawl space First, Helitech will encapsulate your crawl space. Then, we install a high-efficiency crawl space dehumidifier. Crawl spaces, an alternative to slab and cement foundations, sit underneath your home and provide a small space between the soil and the first floor of your home. They also …

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Foundation Repair

Foundation Repair Experts 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 …

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Structural Crack Repair

Structural Crack Repair Foundation Repair isn’t always immediate because rarely do we have a house in danger of completely caving in or collapsing (although it has happened before – especially if the problem isn’t addressed as needed). Foundation Repair also shouldn’t be looked upon as a “handy-man-quick-fix” either. Sometimes, a simple epoxy injection is the …

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Polyurethane Leveling

Polyurethane Concrete Leveling When soil is wet, it expands; when it’s dry, it contracts. This is especially true in the Midwest. But how does this affect the concrete built around your house? Concrete slabs, like your driveway, sidewalk, pool deck, patio, and basement floor, do not bend or adjust with these ever-changing soil conditions. Instead, they crack. …

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Mudjacking

What is Mudjacking? Mudjacking, also known as concrete leveling or slabjacking, is a process used to lift a concrete slab and make it level. It is only used on slabs of concrete that are free-floating, or separate from your foundation. A mixture, typically made up of water and cement, is pumped underneath the concrete slab. …

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Crawlspace Floor Support System

The HSC System Are you tired of bouncy or sagged floors in your home? Don’t worry, Helitech has the support you need. Helitech’s Support Columns, or HSCs, are a permanent way to support your floors and stop the bounce. The HSC System replaces the conventional concrete block, brick, and wood timber posts by providing superior support …

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Egress Window Wells for Basements

Egress Window Wells give you an easy way out of your home and emergency personnel an entry to rescue you and your loved ones. Building codes require that finished basement living areas have an emergency egress large enough for a safe exit out of the space in case of an emergency. What exactly is an …

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Street Creep

Identifying, preventing and repairing street creep Street creep, also called ”driveway creep,” occurs when the concrete street expands during hot months, putting excess pressure on your driveway and, in turn, your foundation. To fully understand common methods of street creep prevention, you need to know why street creep occurs and the damage it can cause. …

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