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  1. #1
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    Default Garage foundation

    We are looking into buying a house. The inspection revealed the following:

    -concrete floor has cracked and settled as well as foundation causing movement to structure which now leans towards right. Due to movement structure needs to be evaluated by a contractor.
    -Garage damage to sill and stud right side, repairs needed for support (termites)
    -Repair service entry at house, pipe separated from box. Consider adding GFI protection
    -Siding goes down to grade.

    How much do you think this would cost to fix? What would need to be done?

    Thanks for reading!

  2. #2
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    Unhappy Re: Garage foundation

    It's difficult to estimate cost w/out seeing it. However, if your foundation is sinking, and floor is bad you may have to jack up the garage and pouring underneath it. Good luck finding someone willing to do it. We needed to do it and could find no one who would. Everyone said that for a few thousand more, we could build a new one. The one estimate we did get (from a shady person) said they could do it for about $6,000....and estimates for a new one went $9,000.

    Once your foundation is sinking, it's difficult to repair correctly.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Garage foundation

    You have the right question but wrong application.... obtain bids prior to making offer so you know what the costs are. Garage floor consider mud jacking - pumping concrete undertheslab to raise it/ good luck.

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