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Question DetailsAsked on 5/8/2016

Can I put a new roof on before I have foundation raised, I have some cracks in drywall at courners of outside wall.

Would like to know if the roof can be redone before the foundation, because it is leaking and need to replace some drywall on ceiling where leaks are. Foundation is a slab unit, single floor about 55 by 30 needs to be raised about 1 to 2 inch's so say the foundation guys. Foundation needs to be raised on the narrow end and some on each side.

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Sure you physically CAN do it now - but I would avoid it if possible, even if it means a few hundred $ additional in temporary roof repairs to stop the leaks till the foundation repair is done. My reason - while a foundation mudjacking job (which I think is what you are talking about) will PROBABLY not damage the roof, there is always the possibility of it putting a warp or wrinkle in it - plus if you ever have roofing warranty claim and the contractor finds out you jacked the house up after the roofing was done, makes for an easy out for him on the warranty claim, by blaming it on the jacking. So I would wait if feasible.

Drywall repair - DEFINITELY should be done after the foundation repair, because it is quite likely to cause more drywall cracking.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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