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Question DetailsAsked on 2/23/2018

house built in 2006 crack foundation shifted deck pour water drange should i contact the contractor

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OBviously the warranty has run out - you could ask him to look at it and he MIGHT give you a cheap deal on a repair - assuming that he is competentto fix something that is likely due to his or his crew's poor workmanship in the first place. Your call on whether you think he can fix it right, or if you need a new contractor.

Sounds like poor foundation backfilling and/or lack of good water drainage away from the foundation might be at fault - or maybe not, who knows. Or the deck movement might be unrelatedto the foundation crack.

Professionally, your choices are to see a Foundation Repair contractor (who can probably do the work but generally is not trained/licensed to design a repair for a damaged foundation), or a Structural / Civil Engineer to determine the cause and nature of the failure and design a remedy (typically $300-800 for simple cases) and those plans would then be used by bidders to bid to, and the chosen contractor to build to.

Not having any detail on what the deck or foundation movement or design are like can't comment on possible fixes - you can find a LOT of previous similar questions about foundation cracking and repair in the Home > Foundation Repair and Home > Basement Waterproofing links, under Browse Project, at lower left.

Answered 2 years ago by LCD

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