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Old 07-28-2007, 10:52 AM   #1
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House is sinking, on a landfill aera, walls are cracked, what is best for this condition, Helical piers or underpinning? I have a list of contractors to call, but have no money yet, Have to get a loan, thanks , Miller

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Don't waste your money on a contractor that really may not be aware of the cause and only wants to sell a "fix" to get a job.

Call and engineer. He will probably want a couple soil borings or hand auger samples.

If you are on a landfill, the soil under your house may be considerably different that others in the neighborhood. A contractors experience of what worked in one place may not apply to your house. With a knowledge of the soil, a proper repair can be determined and it can be done by any qualified contractor.

You may also have a better chance getting a loan with a proper plan than just a simple sketch and no professional back-up.

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YEs Iam sure a contractor is not the answer.Anyway landfill needs to be dealt with specifically
So get an engineer
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how do I find and engineer, do you mean a foundation engineer, old lady Miller
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Contact your building dept, get an inspector out there and they will be able to send you in the right direction
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Get the guy who had basically built the structure he will tell u whom to get to under the circumstance

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