Salt Lake City Foundation Repair Specialists

in Salt Lake City, UT

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Foundation Repair Specialists are
in Salt Lake City

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Foundation Repair Specialists in Salt Lake City
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"We called for an estimate and he came promptly and talked over alot of his ideas with us. He told us that he would send us a bid and we never recieved it. We called at least ten times" and he never called us back or responded in any way. It left us wondering if he wanted the jpob or was just too busy. It would have been nice for him to have told us either way.. We ended up using alot of his ideas and doing it ourselves for less money...

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Unfortunately this is not something you will easily resolve; and even if you were to win, the amount of time and funds spent will probably exceed the cost of the actual repair.

Each state has different rules on what "as-is" means, but almost all use the term when it comes to realestate sales.  At two years, you are facing a hurdle that any issue could be the result of new conditions, acceptable wear / settlement, etc.  Has there been any changes in the area? (New house built next door, new addition, earthquake, flooding, etc?)

While you may have been given a home warranty with the purchase (do check your sales paperwork to see if there is any warranty and what it covers for how long) the house is sold to you as-is; it is your responsibility to raise concerns prior to taking over the house, so going back two years later is a huge up hill batle.

The home inspector is also going to be found faultless, as their reports almost always have words like "consult with an expert. . ." after each report section and they have disclaimers for missed items, etc. I got certified as a home inspector and was surprised at just how little they actually require you to know to become an inspector. They are really just an extra pair of eyes to help inexpereinced home owners look where most people don't look or go.  You even mention that the repair work was well masked, so you didn't notice it until you began looking for it.  A good inspector might have caught it, but you won't win any court cases proving yours wasn't good enough.

The Seller will claim that any foundation issues were fixed and resolved, which is why they marked "No" on the foundation issue section.  They fixed it; so it was no longer an issue.  If it came back, that is a new issue.  You and I know this is bogus, but to win in court you have to prove intent; and the builder can easily show they thought it was fixed.  Or, they might even be able to claim they were unaware - the repairs were from the previous owner, and were hidden so well HE and YOU didn't notice them.

So the next step is to meet with your home insurance agent.  As I mentioned above, if there have been any enviromental changes (a new house next door could have changed the underground water table flow or pressures, for example) you may be covered.  Even if there are no issues, you still may have a policy that allows for major repairs to be covered after a certian cost threshold, etc.  You'd be surprised at what your home owners insurance covers - find out first; they might have in house or low cost engineers who will do the initial inspection, etc.  They also will provide advice on your home sale; if they think you have a case against the Seller.

Best of luck on this issue.  Make sure any solution you pay for solves the cause (Stress on the wall), and doesn't just fix the results (cracks).




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     There are two types of cracks in foudation walls, horizonal and vertical. The vertical is from settling and usually is not that bad a repair onec the settling stops or the cause is fixed. A horizontal crack in my opinion worse unless it happened right as the house was built and it was backfilled incorrectly. That should have been fixed at that time though. Horizontal cracks are a sign of lateral pressure due to either a water problem, improper wall sizing or a combination of these. In these conditions I have always felt complete excavation outside the wall and reconstruction is your best approach with the proper sized block or concrete wall with buttresses as needed.

     You mention the future sale of the home and I would think the total replacement would be the best way as it will not leave any red flags. The steel plating would point to the problem and I can just think of all that would go through a buyers mind. Little things like how long will it be before the plate rusts out and needs to be replaced, even though it would probable last a long time.

     I would think you should spend the money on a consult with a structural engineer and get a written report on the problem and his recommendations as to the best repair. It will help with any future sale of the home. Without drawings the consult should be less than $500. I would bet he would recommend total replacement.

 

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I hope I am reading the question correctly.  By added work, I assume you are speaking of change orders or additional work as opposed to the original work he contracted for? I think there are very few occasions that it would be wise to pay a contractor in full up front for work on the main contract that you are hireing him for. BUT, It is quite common that a general contractor will charge for (and should be paid), all change orders 100% upfront, as changes are typically very disruptive to a building process. Charging up front is somewhat to discourage changes as well as to not make the builder deal with chasing after money at least if he has to work quickly to modify his schedule due to the change at hand. It should have been spelled out in his contract with you prior to the start of the job that that was the agreement for how changes would be handled.

 

Some unscrupulous customers can also contract for work that they don't actually have the money for and then it puts the builder at a disadvantage at the end of the project when trying to collect. so basically doing a change is a courtesy so paying changes up front is part of reciprocating and extending courtesy back.

 

Also, check with some of his references and referral customers and find out if they too had the same experience and see if it worked out ok for them. 

All Foundation Repair Specialists in Salt Lake City, UT

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227 N 600 W
Salt Lake City

3rd Generation

3366 HUrstbourne dr
West Jordan

A-1 PAINTING & TEXTURING

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Sandy84092

Abstract Masonry Restoration

681 S 4050 W
Salt Lake City

ADO Maintenance and Construction LLC

1016 Industrial Park Rd.
Orem

American Maintenance Pros

391 East Main Street
Hyrum

APS Construction LLC

1358 Pinewood Dr.
Salt Lake City

Atlas Piers

626 W 7250 So
Midvale

B.D.V., Inc. Construction

13505 Ensign Point Lane
Draper

BASEco Foundation and Concrete Solutions

369 East 900 South #104
Salt Lake City

Basements & Beyond

4088 w 9470 s
South Jordan

BCS Construction

123 Lakeview
Tooele

Beesley Construction Inc.

1385 E 5360 S
Salt Lake City

Brighton Restoration Inc

1800 N Ridge Rd
Coalville

CHICK CASE REPAIRS UNLIMITED

3985 South 700 West
Salt Lake City

Chuck Williams Construction

6287 W Oak Gate Dr
West Jordan

COATINGS & RESTORATION

PO Box 361
Draper

Complete Retrofit

PO Box 12818
Ogden

Concrete Surface Solutions Inc.

330 W 1825 N
North Ogden

Contractor Resource

3346 N Main
Spanish Fork

CR Finishing Touch

350 west 800 north
Salt Lake City

Davenport Foundation Repair

8509 Welby Farm Rd
West Jordan

Davenport Foundation Repair

3214 N University Ave
Provo

Davenport Foundation Repair

4305 HARRISON BLVD STE 6 PMB 313
Ogden

Dick Stewart Masonry

36 e. Columbia Ave. #2

Disaster Solutions

PO Box 2364
Saint George

Dr Patch LLC

PO Box 1823
Draper

G3 Contractors

742 E. 750 N.

GEMINI Concrete Cutting Co.

491 West 1500 South
Payson

JamesPage construction

18wAlfred,Ave.
Kaysville

Jeff Warburton

326 American Ave
Salt Lake City

Jim's Handy Services, Inc.

604 N 1350 W
Provo

KNOWLTON CONSTRUCTION

3689 S 2400 E
Salt Lake City

Master's Handyman

227 S 1065 W
Orem

Parker Installation Contractor

1860 W 500 N Apt 45
Salt Lake City

Progressive Remodelers Inc

1930 Jeremy Dr
Salt Lake City

RLR Construction, LLC

3207 pingree ave.
Ogden

Rose Concrete Additive Co

PO Box 1085
Pleasant Grove

Solid Concrete Walls LLC

2006 N Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City

Starr Concrete Inc.

4445 Trinity Ave
West Valley City

Starr Concrete Inc.

4445 Trinity Ave3

SUN VALLEY STUCCO REPAIR

951 Poinsettia Drive
Salt Lake City

Sure Safe EFS

1440 Grand Ave Ste B

T & R Concrete Repair & Design

12677 S Brookline Cv
Herriman

Thomas Benstog Construction

P.O. Box 296
Morgan

TSB Services Ut, LLC

1652 East 8640 South
Sandy

Tuff Overlay Products, LLC

386 Farmside Dr
Saratoga Springs

WATTERSON BROS CONSTRUCTION

9802 OQUIRRH VIEW DR
Eagle Mountain

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