Street Creep Survival Guide: Shielding Your Property with Missouri Basement

Street creep, a phenomenon caused by the shifting and expanding of concrete streets due to thermal changes, can pose a significant threat to properties. As temperatures fluctuate, concrete streets expand and contract unpredictably, exerting immense pressure on adjacent structures. Foundation damage resulting from street creep is a common occurrence, with homes at risk of cracks and destruction.


Recognizing the signs of street creep is crucial for homeowners seeking to safeguard their properties:

  • Structural wall movement: Outward movement of basement or foundation walls indicates significant stress from the garage slab.
  • Foundation wall movement: Inward movement of foundation walls on either side of the garage door may signify pressure exerted by the driveway slab.
  • Garage wall cracks: Interior cracks where the garage floor meets the foundation wall may signal displacement caused by street creep.
  • Compressed expansion joints: Fully compressed expansion joints between the street and driveway indicate significant movement, even if they appear wide enough at the surface. Our seamless rubber expansion joint can compress up to 1 1/2 inches, providing flexibility and resilience.
  • Gaps around the garage door: Rearward movement of the garage slab can lead to gaps behind foundation walls, compromising structural integrity.


At Missouri Basement, we understand the urgency of protecting your property from the perils of street creep. Our seamless rubber expansion joint offers a proactive solution, allowing homeowners to monitor and mitigate the effects of street creep effectively. Unlike traditional metal joints used by state and local governments, our innovative expansion joint integrates seamlessly with your home’s facade, preserving its curb appeal while providing unparalleled protection.

Don’t wait for street creep to wreak havoc on your property. Contact Missouri Basement today to schedule a free inspection and take proactive steps to protect your home from the damaging effects of street creep. With our expertise and innovative solutions, you can safeguard your investment and enjoy peace of mind knowing your property is shielded against unforeseen threats.