St. Louis’ Area Experts for Street Creep

Acculift Foundation Repair specializes in addressing the common problem known as street creep, which can severely damage the structural integrity of your home's foundation. Street creep occurs when the concrete expansion joints between adjacent driveways and sidewalks allow for lateral movement, causing significant pressure on the foundation walls. This pressure can lead to cracks, shifting, and other detrimental effects to your home. At Acculift, we understand the urgency and importance of addressing street creep promptly and effectively, utilizing our extensive experience and innovative techniques to provide long-lasting solutions. With our expert team and commitment to customer satisfaction, we are the trusted choice for all your street creep foundation repair needs.

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What Street Creep Looks Like

Street creep is a common issue that can have damaging effects on your home's foundation and concrete structures. By knowing what to look for in your driveway and garage, you can identify if your home is being impacted by street creep. Inspect the point where your garage's concrete slab meets the foundation. If there is a gap or other irregularities, it is vital to seek professional help. Other signs to watch out for include bowed or bent basement walls and cracks in garage walls. Taking note of these indicators will facilitate early detection and necessary repairs to ensure the stability and safety of your foundation.

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Sidewalk & Driveway 

Examine the alignment of the sidewalk and driveway concrete. Gaps present an indication that the street is causing your concrete to shift. 

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Driveway Cracks

Visible cracks along the edge of your driveway can be a symptom of street creep. 

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Garage Concrete Gaps

Gaps or other irregularities are signs to seek professional help. 

What Causes Street Creep

Street creep is a common issue in homes, especially those situated at cul de sacs, turns, and T's. This problem occurs when the street exerts pressure on the driveway, which can subsequently push on the garage floor or foundation walls. 

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Keep the Creep Out Of Your Home

Fortunately, it is preventable by installing a street creep buffer at the street-to-driveway joint. Some municipalities even provide these buffers free of charge. A buffer acts as a sacrificial element that allows the street to move without exerting pressure on the driveway. However, these buffers need to be replaced every few years. In cases where street creep has caused significant damage to the basement wall, repair often involves carbon fiber strengthening or repair of the foundation wall. In more severe situations, the damaged wall may require lateral strengthening and stabilization measures to ensure stability and safety.

Contact the Experts at Acculift Foundation Repair

When it comes to addressing street creep issues, there is simply no better choice than Acculift Foundation Repair. With years of experience and expertise in fixing street creep they have gained a reputation for delivering exceptional results. Acculift Foundation Repair understands the importance of a stable foundation for the safety and longevity of any structure affected by street creep. With commitment to quality craftsmanship and customer satisfaction, you can trust Acculift to not only fix your street creep issues but also provide you with peace of mind knowing that your foundation is in reliable hands.

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Acculift’s Process

Our 5 step process allows for client communication from start to finish. You can rest easy knowing that our highly trained professionals have you taken care of every step of the way!

Acculift Foundation Repair
Comprehensive Assesment
Customized Plan
Foundation Adjustment
Quality Assurance & Cleanup

Comprehensive Assessment

Our licensed engineer will come to you and evaluate your situation.

Customized Plan

Based on the inspection results, we will create a customized piering plan that outlines the scope of work, timeline, and cost estimate.


Our highly trained specialist will install the piers that are recommended for your home. 

Foundation Adjustment

The transfer of the weight of the house to the piers. The unstable soil is no longer responsible for the weight of the house and is secured with your new piering system.

Quality Assurance & Cleanup

Once the piers are installed an inspection will be done to ensure everyting was done correctly and then we clean up and your home is strong and secure.

Our Guaranteed Solution

When you call us for help, our structural engineer will thoroughly evaluate your situation, propose a detailed plan of repair, and ensure that any recommended work is done correctly and safely. Our goal is to help your structure last for many years, giving you peace of mind and a safer home.