Posted by JPiper on October 26, 2000 at 24:16:58:
I think these types of issues from a selling standpoint don’t present that much of a problem. I have a house now that the floor needs to be jacked up. The way I have handled it is that I hired a structural engineer to come out and make a recommendation as to how to correctly support the floor (cost $125). This gives you two things…a track to run on as to the type of repair necessary. And second, once the repair is done the structural engineer can reinspect and issue a certified report with his stamp that says the structure is sound.
Some buyers might still have a problem…but many won’t if you handle this issue upfront with the reports that you have obtained.
I don’t think you can predict wall damage resulting from foundation repair. I think it’s obvious that it may occur, but how much is impossible to say. My opinion is that fixing walls though is a cosmetic repair.
Can’t answer your question on the Dallas market.