Foundation Repair Advice - Posted by Brian(MD)

Posted by Craig(IL) on July 26, 2003 at 13:44:26:

DOn’t get into this without a licensed home inspector. Get one that has experince with brick homes–not all are experienced. Do NOT use the relator’s home inspector; you want one thtat’s on your side.

Best to tie up the property with a contract with an added clause that lets you and the seller get out of it if the problems are too expensive.

Foundation Repair Advice - Posted by Brian(MD)

Posted by Brian(MD) on July 23, 2003 at 06:29:28:

Looked at a few properties today. One of them that looked like an opportunity had a problem with the foundation. One corner of the brick house had cracks running up both faces adjacent to the corner.
We took a peek under the house through an opening and that house seems to have had some foundation work done or something.
There are, what appears to be, granite blocks installed under the corner.

Can anyone point out what this is? Was it indeed previous work on the house?

How much should I anticipate the repair to cost?