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SportTiger1
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Stonewall, LA
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re: Foundation Problem? With pics
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.more likely iron in the groundwater


Same here


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deeprig9
Georgia Fan
Near Athens
Member since Sep 2012
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re: Foundation Problem? With pics
It is against a slope and there is an erosion problem. Soil has washed down about 8 inches below where it originally was, based on where you can see where the concrete puddled on the dirt when it was originally poured. Based on what is exposed, there is no moisture barrier whatsoever. I'll try to get a pic later of the other side of this wall.

Thanks for all the info so far, yall.


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keakar
Member since Jan 2017
5208 posts

re: Foundation Problem? With pics
home inspectors are a rip off, they literally just tell you what you want to hear for money and do very little if any "inspecting". they just do what you do, walk around the house, look around at everything, and then leave. very few if any bother to actually check or do any of the things on the report they say they checked.

most people dont realize its just a 2 week course they take to become licensed home inspectors. they literally know nothing about whay anything is a problem or what causes it beyond a few red flags they are told to look for.

about 15 times a year i was called out by people selling homes to fix things the buyers inspectors said were problems, and found they had no idea what equipt was even in the house.

a few examples:

inspector says gas heaters leaking carbon monoxide, the house has no gas and electric heat only.

inspector says a/c system is over 10 yrs old and needs to be replaced. i check and the system is 4 yrs old "and still in warranty"

inspector says fuse box and old non-grounded not up to code wiring needs to be replaced. i find the house has a breaker panel and fully grounded up to code wiring.

inspector says roof was fine and in very good condition. while i am there fixing some loose duct work for the new buyers its raining and the roof is leaking with clear signs of obvious water leaking that turned the wood black. i go outside and you can see lifted and missing shingles all over the place.

inspectors are the biggest rip off and waste of money there is.


to your situation, its doubtful that you can ignore that water intrusion. call a foundation company to investigate how bad is is and how intrusive the repairs will have to get. hopefully you dont have to dig up the slab.

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deeprig9
Georgia Fan
Near Athens
Member since Sep 2012
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re: Foundation Problem? With pics
I believe what you are saying about the home inspectors, which is why I went and got my own instead of either agents' recommendation, and got him from an area well outside of where these agents work so he wouldn't have to worry about burning bridges. Most home inspections are 3.5 hours, we spent six hours (agent was pissed).

The one thing he forgot to test was the ice maker on the fridge, and sure enough, it doesn't work.

He said the foundation stuff is nothing to worry about, but I do have erosion problem (sloped lot) and he recommended remediation from erosion company. He said foundation was fine and we walked every inch of it.


keakar
Member since Jan 2017
5208 posts

re: Foundation Problem? With pics
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He said foundation was fine and we walked every inch of it.


well if you are lucky its just rain water intrusion that can be fixed by sealing around the exterior basement walls and putting in a drainage system to carry away the water.

still not a simple thing but much better and cheaper then a new basement floor


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tenfoe
Member since Jun 2011
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re: Foundation Problem? With pics
Caulk dat baw


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3morereps
Illinois Fan
The Gym
Member since Jun 2015
4054 posts

re: Foundation Problem? With pics
Im in illinois and have a basement with cracks similar to yours- maybe not quite as big. My inspector said they were normal when i bought the house, and we havent had any water come in.


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