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fribble

02:17PM | 03/03/03
Member Since: 03/02/03
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I have a question about fieldstone foundations. What do you do when dirt starts falling through the stones in large amounts? The house is very old and has never had this problem. Is there an easy fix? Is there any danger that I should be concerened about? Any comments would be appreciated.

caddy

07:45AM | 03/19/03
Member Since: 01/20/03
12 lifetime posts
I would immediately contact a contractor and have them inspect your foundation. Have more than one look at it too, to see if they have similar views. Don't feel the need to tell them that other contractors have been out to look at your home. Everyone gets more than one estimate, and contractors know that. If you are able to get a recommendation from family and friends call that contractor first. What you want right now is professional advice from people that can look at your foundation.

It is never a good thing when your foundation starts coming apart. Is this happening on the inside of your home or the outside? If your home is very old, odds are your neighbors' homes are too. I would pay them some neighborly visits and inquire about their foundations too. They may be able to help with some information.

fribble

03:57PM | 03/24/03
Member Since: 03/02/03
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Thank you for your view on this matter. The foundation is falling in on the inside. Also, it is a very old house, dating back to the late 1700's. Unfortunatly it is the only house that is that old in the area. I will use your advice and call around to have some local contractors look at the foundation. Thanks again.
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