Foundation Repair in IA, IL and MO, including Galesburg, Pekin & Peoria.

Street Creep Repair in Peoria, Burlington, Hannibal, and the Surrounding Areas in Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri

street creep diagrams showing how it's caused

Street creep naturally occurs as the concrete in roads and driveways expands and contracts due to seasonal temperature changes.

Concrete that's been cast in place, whether to construct buildings, bridges, or pavements, will expand when heated and contract when cooled.

When building contractors and design engineers build with concrete, they can create expansion joints and control joints that make allowances for this.

How Street Creep Can Damage a Foundation

Because concrete contracts (shrinks) in the cold, this is the time when the expansion joints between the concrete slabs are at their widest. During this time, these gaps can become filled with sand, gravel, and other debris.

During the summer, when this concrete begins to expand, the expansion joints may be compromised. If there is too much debris inside of the expansion joint at this time, or the concrete has not been properly maintained, it will begin to push against the adjacent concrete slab (i.e. your driveway) with increasing force.

Over the course of several years, this can move your concrete driveway slab rearwards by several inches.

Where is the concrete driveway moving? Into your concrete garage slab. As this happens, the garage slab will also move, beginning to push against your basement wall or rear foundation wall.

The end result of this chain reaction? Wall deflection, cracking, and a damaged foundation.

Telltale Signs of Street Creep:

  1. Compressed Expansion Joints: The existing expansion joints between the street and driveway, as well as between the driveway and garage slab, are fully compressed. Even if the joint looks wide enough at the surface, there may still be contact below.
  2. Foundation Wall Movement: The foundation walls on either side of the garage door are pushed inward by the driveway slab
  3. Gaps Around the Garage Door: Gaps have formed behind the foundation walls on either side of the garage door due to the garage slab being pushed rearward.
  4. Structural Wall Movement: Basement walls or foundation walls have been pushed out by the garage slab.
  5. Garage Wall Cracks: Cracks on the interior, where the garage floor and foundation wall meet.

Street Creep Repair & Prevention

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Street creep can lead to serious problems in a home, including potentially serious foundation problems. Properly maintained and installed control joints are a simple solution.

At Foundation Supportworks of the Tri States, we recommend the following two repairs for street creep:

For Bowing or Damaged Foundation Walls: For homes that are experiencing damage to the foundation walls, installing a foundation wall anchor system will stabilize the leaning or bowing foundation walls.

Foundation wall anchors will effectively stop any further movement of the walls while stabilizing them and restoring structural strength.

To Prevent Street Creep Issues: Wall anchors alone will not be able to fully address street creep issues. In addition to this, proper expansion joints should be installed.

We recommend two expansion joints in the driveway to allow for proper seasonal concrete expansion and contraction.

Local Foundation Repair Contractors in IA, IL and MO

We offer free foundation repair quotes for street creep damage as well as foundation issues of all types. If you live in the IA, IL and MO area, including Clark and Lewis counties, as well as Hancock, Adams, and McDonough counties or anywhere nearby, call or e-mail Foundation Supportworks of the Tri States today to schedule an appointment!

We provide street creep repair in Peoria, Quincy, Pekin, Galesburg, Burlington, Ottumwa, East Peoria, Hannibal, Macomb, Canton, Oskaloosa, Fort Madison, Keokuk, Fairfield, Mount Pleasant, Monmouth, Washington, and the surrounding areas in Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri.

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Counties we Serve
Cities in Des Moines County, IA
Burlington
Danville
Mediapolis
Middletown
Sperry
West Burlington
Yarmouth

Cities in Henry County, IA
Hillsboro
Mount Pleasant
Mount Union
New London
Olds
Salem
Wayland
Winfield

Cities in Iowa County, IA
Millersburg

Cities in Jefferson County, IA
Batavia
Fairfield
Libertyville
Lockridge
Packwood

Cities in Lee County, IA
Argyle
Denmark
Donnellson
Fort Madison
Houghton
Keokuk
Montrose
Saint Paul
West Point
Wever

Cities in Van Buren County, IA
Birmingham
Bonaparte
Cantril
Douds
Farmington
Keosauqua
Milton
Mount Sterling
Selma
Stockport

Cities in Adams County, IL
Camp Point
Clayton
Coatsburg
Fowler
Golden
La Prairie
Liberty
Lima
Loraine
Mendon
Paloma
Payson
Plainville
Quincy
Ursa

Cities in Brown County, IL
Mount Sterling
Timewell
Versailles

Cities in Dewitt County, IL
Farmer City
Wapella
Waynesville

Cities in Ford County, IL
Cabery
Gibson City
Kempton
Melvin
Paxton
Piper City
Roberts
Sibley

Cities in Fulton County, IL
Astoria
Avon
Bryant
Canton
Cuba
Dunfermline
Ellisville
Fairview
Farmington
Fiatt
Ipava
Lewistown
Liverpool
London Mills
Marietta
Saint David
Smithfield
Table Grove
Vermont

Cities in Hancock County, IL
Augusta
Basco
Bowen
Carthage
Colusa
Dallas City
Elvaston
Ferris
Hamilton
La Harpe
Nauvoo
Niota
Sutter
Warsaw
West Point

Cities in Henderson County, IL
Biggsville
Carman
Gladstone
Lomax
Media
Oquawka
Raritan
Stronghurst

Cities in Iroquois County, IL
Ashkum
Beaverville
Buckley
Chebanse
Cissna Park
Clifton
Crescent City
Danforth
Donovan
Gilman
Loda
Martinton
Milford
Onarga
Sheldon
Thawville
Watseka
Wellington

Cities in Knox County, IL
Abingdon
Altona
Dahinda
East Galesburg
Galesburg
Gilson
Knoxville
Maquon
Oneida
Rio
Saint Augustine
Victoria
Wataga
Williamsfield
Yates City

Cities in La Salle County, IL
Dana
Earlville
Grand Ridge
La Salle
Leland
Lostant
Marseilles
Mendota
Oglesby
Ottawa
Peru
Ransom
Rutland
Seneca
Serena
Sheridan
Streator
Tonica
Utica

Cities in Livingston County, IL
Ancona
Blackstone
Chatsworth
Cornell
Cullom
Dwight
Emington
Fairbury
Flanagan
Forrest
Graymont
Long Point
Odell
Pontiac
Saunemin
Strawn

Cities in Logan County, IL
Atlanta
Emden
Hartsburg
New Holland

Cities in Mason County, IL
Bath
Easton
Forest City
Havana
Kilbourne
Manito
Mason City
San Jose
Topeka

Cities in Mcdonough County, IL
Adair
Bardolph
Blandinsville
Bushnell
Colchester
Good Hope
Industry
Macomb
Prairie City
Sciota
Tennessee

Cities in Mclean County, IL
Anchor
Arrowsmith
Bellflower
Bloomington
Carlock
Chenoa
Colfax
Cooksville
Cropsey
Danvers
Downs
Ellsworth
Gridley
Heyworth
Hudson
Le Roy
Lexington
Mc Lean
Normal
Saybrook
Shirley
Stanford
Towanda

Cities in Schuyler County, IL
Browning
Camden
Frederick
Huntsville
Littleton
Plymouth
Rushville

Cities in Tazewell County, IL
Armington
Creve Coeur
Deer Creek
Delavan
East Peoria
Green Valley
Groveland
Hopedale
Mackinaw
Minier
Morton
Pekin
South Pekin
Tremont
Washington

Cities in Warren County, IL
Berwick
Cameron
Gerlaw
Kirkwood
Little York
Monmouth
Roseville
Smithshire

Cities in Woodford County, IL
Benson
Congerville
El Paso
Eureka
Goodfield
Lowpoint
Metamora
Minonk
Roanoke
Secor

Cities in Adair County, MO
Brashear
Gibbs
Greentop
Kirksville
Novinger

Cities in Chariton County, MO
Brunswick
Dalton
Keytesville
Mendon
Rothville
Salisbury
Sumner
Triplett

Cities in Clark County, MO
Alexandria
Kahoka
Luray
Revere
Saint Patrick
Wayland
Wyaconda

Cities in Knox County, MO
Baring
Edina
Hurdland
Knox City
Newark
Novelty
Plevna

Cities in Lewis County, MO
Canton
Durham
Ewing
La Belle
La Grange
Lewistown
Monticello
Williamstown

Cities in Linn County, MO
Brookfield
Browning
Bucklin
Laclede
Linneus
Marceline
Meadville
New Boston
Purdin

Cities in Macon County, MO
Anabel
Atlanta
Bevier
Callao
Elmer
Ethel
Excello
La Plata
Macon
New Cambria

Cities in Marion County, MO
Hannibal
Maywood
Palmyra
Philadelphia
Taylor

Cities in Monroe County, MO
Holliday
Madison
Monroe City
Paris
Santa Fe
Stoutsville

Cities in Putnam County, MO
Livonia
Lucerne
Powersville
Unionville
Worthington

Cities in Ralls County, MO
Center
New London
Perry
Saverton

Cities in Randolph County, MO
Cairo
Clark
Clifton Hill
Higbee
Huntsville
Jacksonville
Moberly
Renick

Cities in Schuyler County, MO
Coatsville
Downing
Glenwood
Lancaster
Queen City

Cities in Scotland County, MO
Arbela
Gorin
Granger
Memphis
Rutledge

Cities in Shelby County, MO
Bethel
Clarence
Emden
Hunnewell
Lentner
Leonard
Shelbina
Shelbyville

Cities in Sullivan County, MO
Green Castle
Green City
Harris
Humphreys
Milan
Newtown
Pollock
Winigan

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Foundation Supportworks of the Tri States
8910 N. Industrial Rd.
Peoria, IL 61615
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