Home Ownership

When you own a home you have to take responsibility for that home.

With such things as new roofs, flooring, facial boards, new doors, windows etc.

Sometimes you get hit with foundation issues in our particular area this is quite common and your slab will shift.

This happen to ours and the issues is between the add on and the old part of the house. When the new slab finally settled into the black gumbo dirt it made our house unlevel. We have a 3ft slab all the way around most people have a two foot slab. We paid extra for this when we built the original house and when we added on we had to do the same thing.

We should have put piers in between the seams of the new and the old but no one told us this and we had no idea about doing this.

We have our first estimate for our slab the piers will go through the seam area from front to back and all the way around the add on. This will take 34 piers and they have to tunnel from the front to the back along the seam line. Our house is 1″ off in some places 1 1/2 in others and 2″ in others but it is only off on the add on side this in itself is a blessing.

The cost is $15,890.00 needless to say we will get a minimum of 3 estimates before we do this I know price can vary quite a bit from these companies.

Since our oldest son Joshua is in the house building and flipping business he has some connections we are going to talk to about the slab and he will be doing our remodeling projects.

There is always one thing that holds up everything else.

Life is GOOD!

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  1. Doesn’t sound fun! My sister’s house cracked when it settled. The price to fix theirs was almost the same as to demolish the house and rebuild! They are living with the problem and will stay until they die, so no worries that the house is almost worthless now,,,,
    I hope you find a reasonable estimate and can get it fixed.

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    1. Oh wow your poor sister that is horrible. Around here we have very wet or drought and with this type soil its very common to shift out of whack. Ours only did this because of the add on if we had never added on our slab was thick enough it would not have happened.

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