Pouring a new footing
Bought my first house, was built in 1930. The previous owner either didn't give a damn or didn't know but the water messed up the foundation (poured concrete). The eavesdrop is broken at one point, just letting any and all water drip right down. The house is mine at the end of the month I'm tackling that issue right off the hop.
To the point of this thread though, due to the water damage from that and also the basement entrance having no drain or way of directing water away from the house, the foundation has some nice cracks on that corner area of the house. Reason being the water sunk down and messed up the ground under that corner footing making the house shift. First on my lift is to tackle this and patch up those cracks.
So my question is, do I have to jack up the house at that corner and add a footing. Or can I just add a new footing as is to properly support the house and prevent further shifting? Unfortunately I don't have pictures but I can get those later if requested.
Last edited by WirePuller; 04-21-2012 at 01:59 PM.