At my house, the foundation is noticably cracking, havent noticed it spreading, but the point is that something caused it to start cracking. The ground around it I believe has been sunk down durring the time that we have lived here. I mean the ground has actually sunk down, it isnt at the level it used to be in numerous places. Whenever I am able to I will take pictures to show what I am trying to describe. What I was thinking about doing was patching all the cracks and holes all throughout the foundation and concrete in between the bricks of our house.
Then just for safe measure, although I really dont know if this would help out any, I wanted to add support all around the foundation. Basically I was thinking about digging about 6 to 8 inches wide and 8 to 12 inches deep into the ground, and then filling the newly dug trench with concrete. The concrete would come out above the ground maybe 6 inches. I really dont know if this would do anything, I dont know if the house is just settling, or if it is becoming uneven under the foundation. Either way I definatly dont have the money to have someone come out and fix the foundation, if there was a problem like that.
Dont really know if this would do anything, sorry if it seems like a really stupid idea, I really dont know much about home repair, Im trying to learn. Thanks for any answers.