In addition to our waterproofing and foundation repair services, we have a number of specialty services intended to help homeowners repair problems caused by some of the problems normal homes face.
One of the earliest signs of structural or foundation probems is drywall damage, whether that is cracks at door or window frames or bowing walls. After we have completed one of our repairs, such as foundation piering to remove the cause of the cracks, we can provide you with professional wall replacement so it'll be like the problem never existed.
Band Board Inspection
The band board is a good place to start looking if you believe your foundation wall is bowing in. The band board can likely move or be damaged by foundation movement. Our trained inspectors look for band board movement to determine if your foundation wall has moved.
Street Creep Repair
Street Creep occurs as a result of the movement and expansion of concrete streets. Extreme pressure pushes the concrete street against the driveway, into the home’s foundation causing cracks in foundation walls. We have a designed repair that provides support for incurred damage and prevents the structure from being damaged further.
Egress windows (or doors) are required in every livable space. An egress window must be large enough to allow safe exit out of the space in case of an emergency.
Egress window requirements:
- Minimum width of opening: 20 in.
- Minimum height of opening: 24 in.
- Minimum net clear opening: 5.7 sq. ft. (5.0 sq. ft. for ground floor)
- Maximum sill height above floor: 44 in.
Egress Window Wells:
- The egress well must not interfere with the egress window fully opening.
- The distance from the egress window to the back of the Egress well must be at least 36”
- The minimum area of the egress well must be 9 square feet.
Quality Waterproofing offers two solutions:
RockWell egress window wells have a stone texture that truly looks and feels like real stone, adding great curb appeal and an aesthetically pleasing view from both inside the house and outside. RockWell wells allow for more natural light and ventilation into an otherwise dark and drab basement.
Metal wells from Precise Forms is a less expensive alternative with a similar function.
If you have any of these problems or are concerned you may have them in the future, get in contact with Quality Waterproofing. Free estimates are available!
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What Our Clients Say
Mud Jacking in St. Louis, MO
Nick and Blake were knowledgeable and professional and both were a pleasure to have around the house. Nick went over what they were going to do and why and advised on the best options to accomplish our driveway’s mud jacking and joint sealing. They both went the extra mile to make us happy.
Carbon Fiber On Crack In Wall Of Basement in Wentzville, MO
Tim and Kyle arrived early and completed the task very professionally. He explained what they did so I can understand the how and why and how it should protect the wall in the future. I appreciate the time and friendliness of both. (Plus they cleaned up everything!)
Crack Repair in Wentzville, MO
James was great! Very professional and courteous. Did a great job!
Crack Repair in Wentzville, MO
The young man who came out did a great job and even cleaned up after another staff member who messed up.