An Ex-friend talked me into letting him add a basement to my house. I previously had a crawl space and this ex-friend dug down about 6 feet-about a foot further then the footers. He dug under half of the house - about a foot inside the foundation wall. I found out he didn't know what he was doing - we had a disagreement and now I am stuck with this hole. I can't afford much and I was hoping someone would have some suggestions. I was thinking I could get perminant jacks to hold up the house - that way I could have someone finish the basement when and if I can afford it.