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thinhhuynh 07-06-2013 06:25 PM

House sinking at one corner 6 inches.
 
Hello, we 'd like to level our 1800sq ft house on concrete slab. we do not want to spend too much on the foundation.
Please let me know. Any suggestion or advice would be appreciated.:)

mudmixer 07-06-2013 09:16 PM

The only person that can give you a reasonable cost is someone that has seen the house and can find out about the soil causing the settlement.

Dick

nealtw 07-07-2013 11:41 AM

6" is more than normal settleing so you will need some real help in finding the cause and salution.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geotechnical_engineering

Jungle 07-07-2013 11:52 AM

6" sounds a bit serious, did it happen over night?http://images.huffingtonpost.com/201...-sinkhole2.jpg

The first problem is to figure what caused it, probably water. Fix it, Then worry about the floor.

WindowsonWashington 07-07-2013 11:58 AM

+1

Time to get a soil engineer out there. This is going to require some underpining or some other sort of stabilization.


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