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Old 09-28-2019, 07:51 AM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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Just curious if anyone has ever put down a new foundation to replace a crumbling old, slanted and moldy one, and its cost. Do you completely demolish the house and dig out the foundation and start over or how does it work? Do you hire an architect to design the new house you want built or just use a general contractor and explain your vision?
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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If the house is in good shape, you lift the house and redo the foundation underneath it. Out here it is the jacking up of the house that costs the most and the foundation is less expensive.
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:50 AM
 
Location: OH>IL>CO>CT
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As you may know, homes in a certain part of CT have a problem with crumbling foundations. In most cases, the house is lifted off the old, and a new foundation is built under it, then house is lowered back in place.

Here are a few links you may find interesting:

https://www.masslive.com/business/20...-concrete.html

https://www.courant.com/opinion/edit...fpy-story.html

Qualified Vendor List: Crumbling Foundations | CRCOG

https://www.insurancejournal.com/new.../17/526751.htm

https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/...509987531.html
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Old 09-28-2019, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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As you may know, homes in a certain part of CT have a problem with crumbling foundations. In most cases, the house is lifted off the old, and a new foundation is built under it, then house is lowered back in place.

Here are a few links you may find interesting:

https://www.masslive.com/business/20...-concrete.html

https://www.courant.com/opinion/edit...fpy-story.html

Qualified Vendor List: Crumbling Foundations | CRCOG

https://www.insurancejournal.com/new.../17/526751.htm

https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/...509987531.html
Thanks for the links, I'll have a look!
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Old 10-01-2019, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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we had a house jacked up and moved to a different property where we build a new foundation. Costs will depend on whether the utilities have to be extended or otherwise modified and how much damage there is to the house. It will also depend on the market in your location. Lifting and re-setting the house might be $15,000 - $30,000 including repairs. The basement maybe $40,000.



That is for a relatively large house (2600 s.f. two story , so a 1300 s.f. footprint.
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Old Yesterday, 02:18 AM
 
Location: Worcester MA
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we had a house jacked up and moved to a different property where we build a new foundation. Costs will depend on whether the utilities have to be extended or otherwise modified and how much damage there is to the house. It will also depend on the market in your location. Lifting and re-setting the house might be $15,000 - $30,000 including repairs. The basement maybe $40,000.

That is for a relatively large house (2600 s.f. two story , so a 1300 s.f. footprint.
Thank you. Those kind of costs would not make sense for my house, which is very small and old and not worth enough in total value to justify that kind of expense.
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Old Yesterday, 06:35 AM
 
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Well, there's a lot that can be done between "jack up the house and slide a new foundation under it" and "watch as it slides down the hill".


Additional piers can be inserted, there are dozens of ways to repair. If you like the house, don't give up.


There are lots of scam artists working in the foundation repair business, also lots of people who aren't strictly scammers, will deliver what you paid for, but will deliver something way too expensive and extreme for what you need. There are also a lot of people who are high-overhead - who do you think pays for all the glossy brochures, TV ads, and computer-generated quote presentations? So go slow and talk to a lot of people.
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Old Yesterday, 07:12 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Well, there's a lot that can be done between "jack up the house and slide a new foundation under it" and "watch as it slides down the hill".


Additional piers can be inserted, there are dozens of ways to repair. If you like the house, don't give up.


There are lots of scam artists working in the foundation repair business, also lots of people who aren't strictly scammers, will deliver what you paid for, but will deliver something way too expensive and extreme for what you need. There are also a lot of people who are high-overhead - who do you think pays for all the glossy brochures, TV ads, and computer-generated quote presentations? So go slow and talk to a lot of people.
That is true. Our house in California had some failing foundation issues and we were able to have it repaired in place for $4500. No jacking no digging (well very little digging but it was all by hand, no machinery).
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Old Yesterday, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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That is true. Our house in California had some failing foundation issues and we were able to have it repaired in place for $4500. No jacking no digging (well very little digging but it was all by hand, no machinery).
That sounds like helical piers which aren't what the OP was asking about.
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Old Yesterday, 11:46 AM
 
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That sounds like helical piers which aren't what the OP was asking about.
Well, strictly speaking, the OP wasn't asking about repairs at all, but about replacing the whole foundation.


Strictly speaking, no one commenting here has seen the OP's house so none of us knows what's wrong with it.


Strictly speaking, you can't say the OP wasn't asking about helical piers since at this point the OP probably has no idea what they even are, much less whether they would or would not be suitable to repair his foundation (which, I remind you, no one commenting here has even seen).


But if we are allowed to provide information that, while not EXACTLY an EXACT answer to the OP's question, might be useful, then maybe my comments about there being a wide range of repair options, and coldjensens' comment about $4500 in repair costs might be helpful to the OP even though they were not EXACT answers to the EXACT question. Somehow, my tiny little feeble brain tells me that saying "you have options between total replacement and tearing down the house" and "I had some repairs done in the range of $5000" MIGHT POSSIBLY be helpful to the OP? Or am I way off base here? Is the provision of related information prohibited?
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