Foundation Stabilization and Repair/Foundation Repair

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I have had 3 estimates so far to fix my foundation.  All use totally different methods.  They also are very different in price.  My last estimate is the most affordable but I'm questioning now what is the correct method?  My house is on a crawl space, the entire front of the house is shifting forward.  The guy said that they would go under floor joints and install 6-4X6X8ft treated support beams, each beam is on 3- solid cement set-up per beam, lift and level house.  Is this method going to work?

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Hello Heather
I'm sorry that I cannot offer remedial advice on the proper repair technique without thoroughly examining the foundation myself. I can say, however, that the repair method you have described will only offer limited support to a specific area of the floor and frame of the home. The best type of support and control of the homes frame is by directly addressing the foundation with connections and reinforcement of the foundation. There are many options based on the severity of the situation. I usually recommend hydraulically driven steel piers, or helical piers, depending on the soil type and the anticipated building load.
I wish you the best!
Respectfully          Ed Eckley

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I will be happy to answer any questions regarding foundation problems of any type. Questions pertaining to construction methods, Problematic soils, Settling & Movement, Frame torsion & racking, Preventative measures, Repair methods of all types.

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Over 18 years in the industry. A.S.M.E. Certified,(American Society of Mechanical Engineering). Hydraulics Design Expert. 18 years of hands on soil manipulation. Over 500 homes repaired, and over 20 commercial buildings repaired. Extensive soil knowledge. Familiar with most types of repair methods and the expected results of each.

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Ezine.com Article Title: Foundation Problems Do's & Don'ts custombuildingsupport.com: Foundation Repair Methods

Education/Credentials
High School Graduate 1976 Trade School Graduate 1976 College Graduate 1978

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Certificates of achievment: Excel Industries Letters of appreciation: City of Golden Awards & Plaques: Jacobsen Turf Division

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