Just want to advise your viewers on a new suspended foundation design called "SlabTek" which is sweeping Texas and possibly other states soon but is not all it "claims" to be!
We have this foundation in our 3 year old custom built home and it has proven to be an unbelievable disaster! This company has made many excuses for their design but still provided no fix for the movement and our home is literally being torn apart.
They assure buyers on their website that this design can handle expansive soils and will effectively eliminate foundation movement. They claim it is best used in highly expansive soils and where geotechnical data is unreliable. They also state that having this foundation will virtually eliminate warranty issues such as cracks in brick and drywall.
We strongly urge consumers to approach this design with caution. Please go have a look at our home on the video here:
It won't take long to watch our short video but it could help save you hundreds of thousands of dollars and an enormous amount of stress and turmoil! Thanks!This message has been edited. Last edited by: mccuefam,
The video is unwatchable with that shrieking violin soundtrack. What was the warranty when you bought the house?
I assume you have engaged lawyers to help you out here. Here in NC foundations typically come with a 10 year warranty.
I could have done without the music in the background and the zooming in and out and 5 minutes would have been enough to tell your story.
Good luck, you're going to need some kind of permanent repair done to ever be able to sell your house. I would talk to a lawyer if you haven't already and an independent structural engineer for an assessment of what can be done. With your plumbing drains rising up out of the floor it looks like either your house is sinking or the plumbing is being jacked up by the expansive soils at a different rate than the slap.
Any advice given here is general in nature and is not necessarily valid for your given area. If in doubt check with your local codes enforcement department for what is required when doing electrical, plumbing or structural work on your house. Permits may or may not be required in your area and home owners may not be able to DIY some tasks. I have no way of knowing if you have the skills needed to complete the tasks you are asking about, when in doubt seek professional assistance.
My advice may be worth exactly what you pay me for it. :-) For the record I did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
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