The Foundation Doctor Services
Here are a list of services that The Foundation Doctor of St. Louis provides. Please feel free to contact us at 636-282-4242 today for a free estimate.
Basement Waterproofing & Sealing
Foundation waterproofing can consist of several options, which you can see a full list on our services page. Though when sealing a basement to protect walls from moisture and water, The Foundation Doctor is talking about one thing. Specially formulated latex paint to protect your basement from moisture.
Bowing or Leaning Walls
Bowed and leaning walls is a serious foundation problem and needs to be addressed right away. Outside stresses and pressure can lead to eventual collapse so it’s very important to address this problem right away.
Several home owners suffer from sinking foundations. Whether the entire home is moving or the foundation is cracked and only certain walls are sinking, this is a serious problem and must be fixed as soon as possible.
The Doctor uses a process called stabilization jacking that will permanently fix the problem and at half the cost of piering and still less expensive than mud jacking. We offer a 20 year fully transferable warranty at no extra charge to new home owners.
Street creep is when the actual street or road is pushing against your driveway. In turn, the driveway could be cracked from this. But more often than not, the driveway is pushed into the garage and foundation causing..
The Foundation Doctor also does tuckpoint work to the masonry to fix any prior damage and prevent future damage. Tuckpointing is the process of sealing individual bricks and rows of bricks together using mortar and a set of specialized tools.
Due to environmental and seasonal conditions, it’s not uncommon for these windows to develop problems and begin leaking at some point in time. Perhaps the windows are leaking into your basement or you could even be experiencing pooling or standing water in your window wells.
Foundation Crack Repair
Foundation cracks can be caused by different issues and understanding those issues will determine the exact method of repair. You will begin seeing cracks in walls because either the building or structure has settled or because the walls themselves are overloaded.
Interior Drain Systems w/Sump Pump
Frequent puddling or flooding of your basement is an indication that a sump pump and drain system should be installed. Water forms in pools mainly from hydrostatic pressure building up and water typically leaks into the basement where the foundation walls and floor meet.
The Foundation Doctor uses exterior French drains to collect ground water on the exterior of your home and divert the water away from your foundation. This prevents water from building up along side your foundation and ultimately finding ways into your home.