We Build & Repair Foundations
For anyone looking to lay the foundational groundwork on a new house or office building in the Greater St. Louis Area, Benz & Associates is here to help. With over 30 years of St. Louis Foundation Repair service history, we have the expertise required for laying quality concrete foundations in St. Louis and the surrounding areas. Ask any architect, and they will tell you the importance of a good foundation. Unless the foundation of a building is done well, the rest of the structure simply will not last. At Benz and Associates, we pride ourselves on our experience, quality, and professionalism. We know it’s important to get the job done right the first time, so that your foundation – and the rest of the building – will stand the test of time. From excavation to paving, our staff has the knowledge and skill to cover any foundation project from start to finish.
Our foundation services for St. Louis include:
- Concrete pumping
- Crawl spaces
Types of Foundations
There are only a handful of common foundation types used in the St. Louis area today. Allow us to share our knowledge of the industry so you know what to expect when hiring a foundation contractor in St. Louis.
Footing & Stem Wall Construction
Footings in St. Louis must be at least 30” deep due to the local climate and frost depth. Stem wall heights will vary in order to suit the terrain and flooring system of the site. On top of the footing and stem wall, a slab can be installed or a crawl space can be built.
Pile Foundation Systems
This foundation system is used primarily in commercial and industrial projects, but can also be cost effective for large residential projects. Additional structural engineering is required for soil analysis and design.
Basement Waterproofing & Foundation Crack Repairs
Basement foundations are sub-grade structures, designed as living or storage spaces. Basements are built with either cinder block or cast-in-place concrete walls. Waterproofing is vital for basement foundations in order to avoid long-term moisture problems.
When choosing a foundation contractor, choose someone who is knowledgeable in all different types of foundation systems, and who can advise you on the best system for your project. As a full-service construction company in St. Louis, Benz & Associates can help you go from planning to pouring