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Old 08-25-2007, 02:26 PM   #16
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How close it that wall to where the waste pipe exits to the exterior? Is all that dirt in the crawl space due to washing in from the exterior?
You need to address that so the wall isn't undermined.
The unlevel slab isn't a real indication of settling unless it has cracks through it. It could have been floated that way for run off in a certain direction. I had my slab pitched into an integrated sump pit, just in case any water got in there.
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two seperate side's of the crawl space. i dont think that is causing the cracking.

yes, al that dity did come in from outside, but not even close to the footer.
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:44 AM   #18
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Had my inspection done last night and found the issue.

If you take a look at the pic, the area that is settling is the corner of (left of slightly opened door and right of the light switch).

http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...56447465DGdhkh

Above this corner is the center of my hall upstair's. So, this is carrying wieght from above. However, the foundation stop's about 4' from this corner (stops about a foot to the right of the slightly opened door). THis "load" in only supported by the 2x8 floor joist's on the first floor.

As you can imagine, there is a bow in them due to the weight.

What was suggected was a footer be dug under the corner, jack up the corner as much as possible then install a column to support it. Do you all agree with this fix? What would you think something like this will cost as it seems outside the DIY scope for me?
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Old 08-29-2007, 11:23 AM   #19
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What's supporting the light switch wall that continues into the next room?
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Old 08-29-2007, 12:31 PM   #20
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right about where the door openeing is to the endter of the room is the gerter for the downstair's floor. There is NO settling near there, it is all in front and right at the base of the corner.

I am assuming and from the way it look's, thet gerter is taking that load.

You can kind of see it from this pick. The gerter is obviousely running on top of the peir in the left of the picture. The corner of that foundation is about 4' in from the corner of the wall that is sinking.
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sorry, here is the pick.

http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/...56447465AfEQYe

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