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All cracked up

Frisco, TX

#1 Sep 19, 2011
Any suggestions on foundation repair companies in Paris?
Yes

Paris, TX

#2 Sep 19, 2011
I wouldn't mess with your foundation. People that I know have done it, it just made things worse. Different companies used also. So not just one messing it up. Wait until it rains and moisture gets into the ground and see if your house shifts back. You'll still have the inside cracks but you can fix those a lot cheaper than paying for foundation repair. My driveway concrete rises up in the summer like there has been an earthquake but once the ground is moist it flattens back down. My neighbor had his done and he couldn't close his doors after. My aunt in another town close had it done and her entire house is shifting. Different companies. I know the inside cracks aren't attractive but I've learned to live with them. The neighbor's windows started pulling away from the brick after the "repair".
SUGGESTION

College Station, TX

#3 Sep 19, 2011
Gaitz Nottingham with Nu Tek Foundation Repair.
Unhappy customer

Paris, TX

#5 Sep 19, 2011
Sometimes things get so bad that you have to do something. The crack in the ceiling was so big I was afraid it would fall in. My advise is to not use anyone that wants to put in two foot squares concrete. A lot of damage was done to my house. Paid $13,000 and the house still moves. Also new problems were created. The man did so much damage to my yard. You create a lot of problems when you move that much dirt. How I wish I had paid a little more and used someone who moves only a small amount of dirt. I don't know how the one I use can stay in business. I can give more details if you want them.

Since: May 11

San Antonio, TX

#6 Sep 19, 2011
well technically you have to move ALOT of dirt anytime you put a house on a good foundation. You have to dig a 3 foot or more trench around the whole perimeter of the house.. so you can fill it in with concrete to make the foundation..
Curious

College Station, TX

#7 Sep 19, 2011
Unhappy customer wrote:
Sometimes things get so bad that you have to do something. The crack in the ceiling was so big I was afraid it would fall in. My advise is to not use anyone that wants to put in two foot squares concrete. A lot of damage was done to my house. Paid $13,000 and the house still moves. Also new problems were created. The man did so much damage to my yard. You create a lot of problems when you move that much dirt. How I wish I had paid a little more and used someone who moves only a small amount of dirt. I don't know how the one I use can stay in business. I can give more details if you want them.
Who did you use?
Unhappy customer

Paris, TX

#8 Sep 19, 2011
Curious wrote:
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Who did you use?
I'm afraid to post the name on FB, but he pours 24" squares of concrete. Since I live on clay, that was a lot of clay spread around all over the yard and piled up around the trees. He "leveled" the yard so that the water would no longer run out of the back yard. It is a wooded area. If you "level" it, you kill the trees. I've seen too many neighbors do that. Had to hire someone to repair the damage to the yard. Still, there was clay all over the surface. For at least a year, everytime the dog went out when there was any moisture, her feet would be caked in clay an inch thick. The roots were cut off the shrubs, they were left out of the ground for 5 days, and they died.
kantstanja

United States

#9 Sep 19, 2011
Mess with your foundation if you must, but be aware that you're adding very little, if any, resale value to your home. You will never ever break even on a foundation repair at closing time.

Since: May 11

United States

#10 Sep 19, 2011
Well if you plan on living in your house instead of selling it then you better fix the foundation when you have the extra money or later in life you will regret it.. when your 80 and your house is cracking in half.
Bull Dog

Japan

#11 Sep 19, 2011
You have to start with a good foundation,I dug out 3-4 feet of black clay and replaced it with a sandy clay mixture packed it and watered it for 4 weeks poored a 6 inch slab with 6 1/2 sacks of crete to the yard instead of the stand 4 1/2 sacks of crete ans installed larger and more rabar.Your beams need to run around you the whole outside even the porches or they will break off and I have been through two droughts and lived in the house for nine years and I replaced the flooring this summer and there was no visable cracks any where but it might break in half tomorrow you never know
IaMbAcK

United States

#12 Sep 19, 2011
Whatever you do, DON'T CALL LEVEL LIFT FOUNDATION N REPAIR. HE'S A CROOK, HAS SO MANY JUDGEMENTS AGAINST HIM.
steelpier

Olathe, KS

#13 Sep 21, 2011
Unfortunately there are many poor foundation repair companies in Texas right now. The extreme dry weather has caused them to come from everywhere and prey on unexpecting homeowners. Do not let anyone work on your foundation unless they drive steel piers deeply, below the active soil layers. Without going deeply, often 20 -25', the piers and the foundation will move with the soil. Expansive clay soils are infamous for growing when wet and shrinking when dry (several inches).
Christopher

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Jan 19, 2012
Try http://www.ramjackusa.com if you need help with foundation repairs in Raleigh, NC.
RESPECT

Quinlan, TX

#15 Jan 19, 2012
Putting steel rods that will rust or 24 inch 5 foot deep pilings are two ways to waste good money.

Olshan uses cylinders that go to 20 to 25 feet which is below the active soils around here and they are the same price or less than the two aforementioned methods.

They also have a lifetimes transferable warranty that is backed by money in the bank.

NG is a nice guy but has only been in the business for a year and has no money behind his warranty.
Lyla Burns

Salt Lake City, UT

#16 Jun 4, 2012
I don't live in Paris, but we did just hire a foundation repair houston, Texas company. http://www.ramjackfoundationrepair-houston.co... We had a good experience with our repair company because we did a good amount of research before hiring them. Make sure you've heard good references about them. It can make the problem worse if you don't hire someone that knows what they are doing. Good luck!
Foundation

Paris, TX

#17 Jun 4, 2012
So if left alone, the house will still sell? I was told differently.
Beware

Paris, TX

#18 Jun 4, 2012
Beware fat boys who act like they are afraid to crawl under your house.
sallyjohnson48

Salt Lake City, UT

#19 Oct 3, 2012
I have been trying to research foundation repair in houston. I have heard good things about http://www.durapierfoundationrepair.com . It is always good to do as much research as you can before making a final decision.
concerned citizen

United States

#20 Oct 6, 2012
IaMbAcK wrote:
Whatever you do, DON'T CALL LEVEL LIFT FOUNDATION N REPAIR. HE'S A CROOK, HAS SO MANY JUDGEMENTS AGAINST HIM.
This sounds very familiar to me also had work done and I'm thinking very seriously about filing a judgement against this company in small claim"s court. Maybe if enough people have been taken advantage of he could and would be held accountable for taking people's money and not doing these job's correctly! He also doesn't stand behind his work and as for as his warranty good luck with that also!!!
billshields

South Jordan, UT

#21 Jan 16, 2013
What is the first clue that you actually need ( http://www.abalonedm.com/en ) foundation repair? I have been having a little bit of leaking on my bottom floor, and am wondering if the foundation could have anything to do with that.

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