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It could be coming form several different locations. First, check the basement if you have one. Check the walls, especially where the walls and flo...
This could be an item of major concern. The best way to know for sure would be to view the builder's drawings. If the columns were supposed to be t...
A belt sander will have to be done very carefully. It tends to sand very quickly and you don't want to sand off too much. A palm sander will work a...
Unfortunately, what he is saying is true. The stem wall is just the block wall. Backfilling of this is separate. However, did you have a contra...
Definitely get an inspector. I'm a new home builder and unfortunately a lot of these "production" builders will hire anyone to build their homes, r...
Piers are used for several different reasons. In the case of your existing home, it appears that piers were used to raise the home above the 100yea...
Let's go one at a time. 1)Most home builders are general contractors, meaning they hire subcontractors to perform all the work. They merely manage...
Unfortunately, there are a lot of so-called builders out there that are not qualified to do there jobs. The best advice I can give is to have an ar...
I've heard of this before, but it is not to prevent the foundation from shifting. This is done afte the foundation has been backfilled. The backfil...