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Please advise!:surprise:We are building a house as a post frame building. We hired someone to both do site preparation and to build the structure and then we are planning on finishing it ourselves. Anyways, one of the posts settled significantly (like 4 inches). It has not settled any further in the last 6 weeks, in which we have been trying to get engineer advice for how to make sure the building is secure. We found out that the person who is building the building did not run a compactor over the dirt, and 15% of the building is on a few feet of fill dirt. We got a soil compaction test, and moisture values are all perfect, but compaction percentages range from only 90-93 % on the side in which one of the posts settled significantly. Does anyone have any solutions for fixing the problem? The building is currently completely open with no siding or roofing, but has trusses and posts and purlins etc. I am wondering if there can be a compactor brought out there now, and then a concrete slab poured, and then the questionable posts affixed to the concrete. PLEASE let me know if anyone has any thoughts; it is urgent!