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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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Foundation Repair reviews in Converse

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The engineer did an excellent job of inspecting, explaining, and answering my questions. The company, which arranged for the inspection was slow in making arrangements.
- Larry C.
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The crew showed up and worked the entire time. My wife actually felt sorry for how hard they worked and made them lemonade. The first thing they did was go under my house and support the entire area with heavy duty
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which took the pressure off of the exterior walls. Then they knocked down and disposed of the exterior walls and dug and poured new footers. They enclosed the work area with plastic and with a safety fence and came back two days later after the footers had cured and built a new block exterior wall. The
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were taken out and that portion of the house was resting on a newly built solid wall. New joists were added as additional support and as an extra they put two
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under the front porch because it needed it. They cleaned up the site everyday and were very polite and professional.
- Brian Q.
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We're getting ready to put our house on the
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, so we wanted to get a crack looked at and filled. A serviceman was out in less than 24 hours. He inspected it all and determined that all we needed was to fill the diagonal crack - which was quick and relatively inexpensive compared to the worst case scenario. And, they provide a warranty that we'll be able to offer when we sell the house.
- Sara S.
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CPS did a terrific job installing piers for my home. They were very responsive in scheduling an initial appointment with me as well as explaining in detail the work that needed to be done, timeline to complete and the entire process from end-to-end. I did get several estimates and CPS' prices were by far the best. They were also very good about returning my yard back to the way it was before they had to dig it up. There was landscaping they had to tear up and put back as well. Had I not been home to see that the yard had been dug up, I would never know it had been - that is how well everything was filled back in in my yard. I honestly was expecting to be able to notice - after all, it's dirt and rock and a small shrub they had to dig up. I would have expected some movement of the materials or at a minimum be able to tell someone had dug 3 large holes in my front yard. Couldn't tell one bit. I really appreciate the professionalism of their employees as well. Everything was top-notch.
- Katie F.
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, as well as their team of professionals did an excellent job in first scoping out the amount of work and what needed to be done. They gave me what I thought was the most feasible and common since way of making the repairs under my home. I had bad sagging and bounciness to my floor, and needed a professional, who would do the job right, on time, and on budget. I also wanted to get rid of the wall in which supported my above floor. These guys went to work and disassembled the old wall, along with wrapping electrical wiring within the wall, as well as alarm system wiring for my electrician to perform his work in the future. They also had to work with my plumbing to separate for new beam. Their team arrived when they said they would, and did not mess with any of my belongings along the way, they actually assisted in moving my belongings out of the way for installation of the posts and beam. I did the resarsch and called a couple other companies in the same business. While each company had a different solution to fix the problem,
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really made more since than the other contractors with regards to their engineering process. If you are looking for a reliable contractor for your foundation issues, look no further!! Give these guys a call before you decide upon which foundation company you will use.
- Gilford W.
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came over within a day of calling him for an estimate. Extremely professional and thorough. He not only gave the best estimate I had received, but was able to get the work initiated within a week of the estimate (for which my wife is extremely grateful).
When the crew came out to the house, they showed up right when they said they would and were gone by 4:30pm. Three days they worked on the house and they communicated clearly each beginning and end of the day about what they had done, what was left, and when they would be back the next day.
Two days after the job was done I noticed a new crack in a wall and they came out the next day to fix it...and the fix was VERY reasonable.
I highly recommend
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- Matthew F.
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Winters was excellent. He not only evaluated the foundation but he also explained to me what he was looking for and how he measured. I went with him through the house and he explained his evaluation. He also advised me to get soaker hoses for the front and the back and to put them on timers. That will help the foundation by giving water to the tree roots that suck the water from under the foundation and cause it to move.


- Andrea B.
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Before hiring LevelLift, I contacted a friend of mine who owns a Structural Engineering firm, but only work commercial not residential. So after receiving at least (5) estimates, we agreed that LevelLift was the company to hire.
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, he was very nice, patient and professional along with his team. Received a proposal for the work noted below:
The work in the basement included but not limited too grout beneath concrete, excavate & installed timber walls,
raise window well & installed standard home-improvement store grade cover, raise grade, furnished & installed discharge pipes for down spouts, installed seven steel beams, new interior drainage, repaired damaged mortar joints, installed 12" high cast-in-place concrete
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between steel beams and they took care of all the
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County permits and inspections. In addition, mobilization, site preparation and furnished & installed discharge pipe for sump pump.
In addition,
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recommended a very good Structural Engineer to take care of the structural drawings.
The contract payment terms were broken down into four payments with the option of using major credit cards and we have a ten (10) year warranty.
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and his team were very responsive, punctual, and professional and the quality of the work was excellent. We have not had any problems in the basement since 2013. They are highly recommended. (A+)
- Palmatha L.

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A & J Foundation and Construction

3801 Davenport
Schertz

A & V Painting and Texture

918 Canadian Goose
San Antonio

A OK FOUNDATION REPAIR

214 Weathercock Lane
San Antonio

A-1 Engineering

401 Congress Ave or 10010 San Pedro
Austin

A-Bexar Foundation Repair

6222 Robin Frst
San Antonio

Accu-Rite Roofing & Construction

303 W. Cevallos
San Antonio

ADA Solutions of Texas

102 Orion St
Lakeway

Advanced Foundation Repair

10192 E IH
Converse

Advanced Prolift Foundation Repair, LLP

5601 W Jefferson Blvd
Dallas

AK Utilities

310 Morton St
Richmond

Alamo City Foundation Repair

4302 Hollow Hill
San Antonio

Alamo Handyman LLC

6735-A Low Bid Ln
San Antonio

Alamo Hardscapes

10701 FM 1560 N
Helotes

Alamo Hy-Tech Foundation Repair

3005 S IH 35
New Braunfels

ALL FOUNDATION REPAIR LLC

141 DANUBE
San Antonio

Allen's Foundation Roofing & Remodeling

16303 Canyon Shadow
San Antonio

Arc Design & Associates

6004 Grissom Road
San Antonio

Arredondo Group

6004 Grissom Rd
San Antonio

Artistic Concrete & Masonry

141 N Wagon Wheel Dr
Boerne

AVCO CONSTRUCTION & FOUNDATION

1023 W Hildebrand Ave
San Antonio

B & P Southwestern Home Builders

PO Box 40122
San Antonio

B. A. Construction

San Antionio

BAIRD FOUNDATION REPAIR

3306 Clark Ave.
San Antonio

BEACH & DAWSON FOUNDATION RPR

225 SUMMERSIDE DR
New Braunfels

Bexar C&R Construction

5039 Sierra Madre
San Antonio

Budget House Leveling and Home Repair

168 County Road 4637
Hondo

Butler Commercial Services

460 Caney Creek Rd
New Braunfels

C&J Kitchens Bath Cabinets Granite

9210 Summer Wind St.
San Antonio

Cain's Decorative Concrete

210 Flagler Road
Marion

Carlos Villarreal

2530 Harry Wurzbach
San Antonio

Centex Foundation Repair

1120 East 52nd
Austin

ChAmp Bell Systems

P.O. Box 1987
Canyon Lake

Christopher Contracting

PO Box 760965
San Antonio

Citibuilders Inc,

P.O. Box 702016
San Antonio

CJ House Leveling Inc

5035 Cabin Lake Dr.
San Antonio

Comfort Custom Woodworking

#13 Pankratz Rd.
Comfort

concrete plus

1359 w.theo ave

Cornerstone Homes

921 Lakeview Blvd.
New Braunfels

CRC Concrete Raising and Repair

1720 Howard Ln
Austin

Crown Foundation Repair

603 Louis Henna Blvd.
Round Rock

DOUGLAS FOUNDATION REPAIR

12510 EDWARDS HOLLOW RUN
Austin

Dreamscapes Landscaping

15614 Creekside St
San Antonio

DU-WEST FOUNDATION REPAIR

3626 LEOPARD ST
Corpus Christi

Du-West Foundation Repair

713 S Seguin Rd
Converse

DULANEY EXTERIOR SOLUTIONS LTD

4047 STAHL RD
San Antonio

ESPADA COMMUNITIES & CO.

810 MALTESE GARDEN
San Antonio

First Choice House Leveling

5800 Clear Springs Rd
Killeen

G.L. Hunt Foundation Repair

9490 US HWY 87 East
San Antonio

Galvez Works

12010 Warfield Dr
San Antonio

Guy Chipman Construction, L.P.

215 Elizabeth Rd.
San Antonio

H&L Remodeling and Landscaping

411 sandbar
Canyon Lake

Halo Roofing And Construction Inc

17776 Preston Road
Dallas

Historic Builders

PO Box 2236
Fredericksburg

Jemco Contracting, LLC.

27606 Fels Mauer Blvd
New Braunfels

Jesse-James Contracting & Remodeling

3822 Deerfield Dr
San Antonio

Jo Flores Contracting LLC

623 Sunglo
San Antonio

Jones Construction

4618 Dietrich Rd Apt 111
San Antonio

joslynn general construction R&B

6450 Tahoka Rd
San Antonio

Kiwi Custom Design

124 West Ridgewood Court
San Antonio

kyle construction co

115 cypress ln
Boerne

LAG Enterprises

306 Demya Dr
San Antonio

Leon Builder

3535 Fallen Leaf
San Antonio

Lone Star State Construction, Inc.

10740 Hillpoint Drive
San Antonio

Lopez Contracting

3822 S Mittman St
San Antonio

M & M Construction & Remodeling

2012 Market St
Laredo

Madrigal Construction

2915 Wacos Dr
San Antonio

Marty's Pool and spa repair

402 jeanette dr
Converse

Masonry Arts

14439 NW Military Hwy
San Antonio

Mr Plumber Plumbing Co

7966 Mainland Dr
San Antonio

Olshan Foundation Repair

1720 SE Loop 410
San Antonio

OSO Construction

338 W Harlan Avenue
San Antonio

PAINT PROS REMODELING

5606 Charwood St
San Antonio

PERMA JACK OF SAN ANTONIO

1418 E BITTERS RD
San Antonio

Perma-Pier Foundation Repair of Texas

15444 Tradesmen
San Antonio

PHLHouse Leveling

1471 Stoneleigh Rd
Comfort

PREMIER RESTORATION SERVICE

12790 O'CONNOR RD
San Antonio

RamJack Central and South Texas

10030 Iota
San Antonio

RhinoWorksFoudationRepairServices

404E.Evergreen
San Antonio

RIVERSIDE FOUNDATION CO

14411 RIDGE MEADOW DR
San Antonio

SA Building & Remodeling, Co.

20540 HWY 46 W.
Spring Branch

SAN ANTONIO HOUSE LEVELING LLC

10555 O'CONNOR RD
San Antonio

Saneva

1302 Waugh Dr
Houston

Sbetter Construction

7131 Whittney Ridge
San Antonio

Simon Roofing

San Antonio

Skillful Construction

15359 Cranes Mill Rd
Canyon Lake

SOUTH ANTONIO BUILDERS

2330 S Presa St
San Antonio

South Texas Foundation Repair and Remodeling

3845 State Highway16 South
Bandera

StableLift Foundation Repair

18756 Stone Oak Pkwy. Suite 200
San Antonio

Superior Foundation Repair

13107 Dessau Rd
Austin

Superior Foundation Repair

17305 S IH-35
Schertz

Sure Safe EFS

1440 Grand Ave Ste B

T.P.I., LLC

41111 Factory Hill
San Antonio

Texas Foundation Repair Specialty

1938 Northeast Loop 410
San Antonio

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