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Old 05-10-2012, 03:25 PM
 
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I recently purchased a home that has had foundation repair done in the past. Just recently i found this area where grass was not growing and pulled up the dead sod that had been laid down to find this hole at the edge of my home.

Should this be filled in with sand or some type of soil?



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Old 05-10-2012, 06:26 PM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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You should have gotten the foundation repair warranty with your closing paperwork. I would suggest looking there and contacting the repair company to come out and look at it and make the correct recommendation.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:42 PM
 
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I have contacted the company, in fact i've called a few times with no answer, left a voice mail with no response and i've sent an email with a copy of the warranty information and a the picture of my problem. No response yet.
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:03 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Call Jericho to have them come out and give a bid and offer their opinion on what is going on with the house. Very honest company. That's the problem with transferable warranties on foundation repair - it's only as good as the company itself. Church and Olshans both do good work - but the one I trust is Jericho. I have had them come out several times for questionable houses under contract - and 50% of the time, it is not an issue. Olshans will ALWAYS say there is a problem, whether there is or not.
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:22 PM
 
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I agree with Cheryjohns on Jericho. We had them come out because we were concerned about our foundation. They said we just had some very minor settling and it was nothing to worry about. It's good to know that we have honest companies still around.
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Old 05-15-2012, 05:07 PM
 
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I've seen houses on repair piers with voids under them like that. I'm not sure that necesarily indicates a problem.
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:01 AM
 
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Question: Is an engineers report filed anywhere with the city once foundation repair is completed? My husband had foundation work done years ago on our home and somehow in the process of reorganizing and moving things around, we have misplaced the warranty and engineers reports etc. which shows where all the piers currently are. We are pulling old boxes out of the storage shed to hopefully find them there. But we believe there are new/more problems with the foundation and the company he originally used is out of business and we cannot find any way of contacting them. We have Olshan coming to look at it this week for a free estimate but we would like to sell the house and need to know the best way to go about resolving this situation. Any advice anyone has would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:47 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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Question: Is an engineers report filed anywhere with the city once foundation repair is completed? My husband had foundation work done years ago on our home and somehow in the process of reorganizing and moving things around, we have misplaced the warranty and engineers reports etc. which shows where all the piers currently are. We are pulling old boxes out of the storage shed to hopefully find them there. But we believe there are new/more problems with the foundation and the company he originally used is out of business and we cannot find any way of contacting them. We have Olshan coming to look at it this week for a free estimate but we would like to sell the house and need to know the best way to go about resolving this situation. Any advice anyone has would be greatly appreciated.
Suggesting Jericho over Olshans - really.
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Westbury
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There could be foundation repair piers under there but that hole SHOULD still be filled and compacted with regular soil (what you find in your yard). you can do this yourself the best you can. not a good sign about your foundation warranty if you arent getting a response from them. were you able to transfer the warranty? sometimes there is a rule like new owner must contact/sign some form within 30 days of purchase to transfer. was this checked out?

is the concrete of foundation edge on the far left of the picture higher than the ground? in the picture it kind of looks out of line with the soil level

if an independent structural engineer did not check out the foundation before purchase hire one now. they can tell you if it looks like the work was not done well or the house is out of level
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