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Old 06-08-2009, 09:13 PM  
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ok, so... I am very much red-faced (or purple as it is here) to admit that this thread is almost 18 months old... and I have not done anything about this yet................... you knwo what they say about good intentions.... So, I have driven myself crazy over this... and after the inspector thing fell through last week.... I have decided that I am going to pay someone to go under here and do this so that I can move on with things inside..... so, how much would I expect to pay someone theoretically speaking of course, if there was no more invovled than digging holes for concrete, concrete, cinderblock, flashing (to decrease the chance for mice and termites) 4x4 or 6x6, and the jacks and of course labor? I know what I would like to pay... and what I am hesitantly willing to pay... but.. what is fair... and as a refresher, it is in a crawlspace, and where the center of the house is is on the other side of the ac ductwork, there is no plastic under the house (maybe I should add that in the price???? ideas???) and yes I realize these are ballparks..... but ballparks allow me to think more clearly... lol



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Hello Shan:
Yes, you should add the plastic; it is the probable reason for the musty smell.
The job should be completed for less than $1,000.
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I never thought to ask what type of a professional would do this kind of work.... I called one construction company and one foundation specialist... neither of them were willing to do something like that.....

I dont live far from some amish families..... I guess that is a thought I didnt think of... (just saw commercial with amish families in it.... lol)

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Hello Shan:
The Amish are master craftsmen and will do a super job for you. However, don't think they will do it as a mission assignment; they expect to be paid well.
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Im all for paying for a good job.... it is fear of the bad ones that makes me leary.... yes, i think I have trust issues.



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