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Old 08-06-2013, 04:46 PM   #16
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Serious foundation issues, can't afford to repair, suggestions?


I did one last year that looked just like that. The cause in my case was a combination of a slight grade sloping toward the house, no gutters and the only place the blocks were filled were at the anchor bolt points.

I didn't even try to save what was there but instead temped up and lifted that part of the single story house about an inch ( 60'- two 30'x7' 6 walls) excavated, removed all of the block and poured a 8 wall then finished that with one row of blocks on top and then set the house back down for about 10K. The home owner had a backhoe and did the digging but regardless 95k for a 100 feet of wall is out of the park imo.

I guess my point is in my case it was more cost and quality effective to just get rid of the mess and pour a new wall.

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Old 08-07-2013, 05:37 AM   #17
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for $ 90 K, i'll come & fix it INCLUDING paying for jomama & joe caption to help,,, your materials AND our expenses INCLUDED !
we're just starting a job where a drunk driver came off the road, mowed down the landscaping, & struck the house foundation,,, including temp jacking up the house & replacing the conc wall, its only $ 13 K
you need to get a fresh view,,, was the contractor a home inspector referral by any chance ?

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