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Correcting collapsing foundations

Posted by Ed Parker on February 6th, 2000 08:57 PM
In reply to Collapsing Cinder block foundation by Stacy on February 6th, 2000 08:46 PM [Go to top of thread]

Hi Stacy,
The problem can probably be corrected by installing "helical piers", which are huge augers that are screwed into the ground around the home until stable soil is reached. The foundation is bolted to the piers which help carry the load and ease pressure on the foundation. The cinderblock will need to be repaired, but if not in too bad a shape, may be able to be pointed up without complete replacement. Visit the following website: ( I hope this helps and perhaps can give you an alternative to completely rebuilding the foundation system, which would be much more expensive and encompassing. Good Luck.

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