Are You a Victim of Street Creep?
Concrete streets tend to move, shift, and expand, causing street or concrete creep. Extreme pressure can come from traffic and natural settling, but it pushes the concrete driveway into your home’s foundation, creating huge cracks. If your home is at a T intersection, the end of a cul-de-sac, or the outside of a curve, you are especially susceptible to street creep damage. Houses built on hills, houses in wet areas, and houses in areas with expansive clay soil are also at risk for street creep. There are a few ways you can check for signs of damage on your own, including:
- Checking expansion joints—If the joints seem tight, check with a screwdriver or butter knife. You should be able to push it down about 4-5 inches between the joint and the concrete.
- Check your foundation—If there are cracks in the foundation or your garage floor slab is pulling away from the foundation, this could be a sign of street creep.
Trust Adams Foundation Repair
If you are experiencing any of these problems, don’t wait for it to get worse, call the professionals at Adams Foundation Repair today. Our qualified experts will work with you to install expansion joints. These joints shrink and expand as concrete moves, absorbing the pressure and stress before it starts to affect your foundation. Many homes already have these installed if they are likely to experience street creep, however, they often aren’t installed right. We care about you and your family’s safety, which is why we offer quick, cost-effective services. We get the job done right the first time. Call today to connect with a professional or receive a free estimate.