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Scott Levering
10 months ago • Seattle

Looking for a foundation specialist

My fiancé and I are buying a house in South Park and we need estimates to repair the foundation. Thanks!
2 replies
10 months ago
You'll likely end up needing to fill four roles for your repair:

1. A geotechnical engineer. This person's role is to analyze the soil around/underneath your house to see what's causing the foundation to crack/sink/erosion due to drainage problems/etc.

2. A structural engineer. These folks do the static load analysis to determine how to repair the foundation and keep your house from falling down (aka: make sure the repair is structurally sound). They'll own the plan for what repair is to be applied.

3. Someone to underpin your foundation. If it's sinking, it'll need to be underpinned. This is a really common problem here in the Pacific NW due to the rainfall. Pins are approx $1,500 each, give or take.

4. Someone to repair the concrete and reinforce with rebar.

Does that help? I liked (1) Marc McGinnis, GeoTech Consultants (2) CG Engineering (3) Basri .. I don't have a recommendation for (4) but that part is sort of a commodity .. there are lots of people who are skilled in that area.
10 months ago
Wow! Excellent advice, Tom! I just popped by to say that our clients have used R & R Foundation Specialist and have been pleased with the results...
10 months ago

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