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Street Creep - Concrete Driveway Issues (Omaha Home Inspection)

Street Creep and Your Foundation

Street Creep: The Perfect Location

Here’s an instance of Street Creep. This high-end home sat at the bottom of a street on a circle. The expansion joints on the driveway were tight. As the street expanded and moved a little down hill, the driveway was pushed into the garage floor, which then pushed out the back foundation wall.

The movement wasn’t much and the fix was relatively easy. A licensed Concrete Flatwork Contractor needed to install a 3″ wide expansion joint on the driveway to absorb the street’s movement so the foundation didn’t continue to get pushed outward. Depending on who you call, the estimates ranged from $900 to $2,000.