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Old 03-15-2013, 05:12 PM
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What's going to happen here (foundation)

I do both houses. I told the lady on the right house about the earth moving down (because of support boards rotting/breaking <not my work>), and she doesn't want to be bothered with it. These are fairly new homes. What's going to happen? Will this screw up her foundation? Should i try to tell her again? She's hard headed.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:13 PM
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:19 PM
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left side of her house. the a/c unit is at top of pic (cut off). Had trouble posting pic. The houses are about 7 feet apart.
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Old 03-15-2013, 05:31 PM
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What home builder pulled that one off? I don't think the foundation will be compromised but it looks like hell. That isn't good for the hvac unit either. To do something about it would require building a real retaining wall. Just let it go.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:11 PM
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I agree with Patriot if the customer don't want to fix it now do not insist
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:27 PM
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What's going to happen here (foundation)

I'd be more worried for the other home personally.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:18 PM
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Is it a slab or a crawl space/basement?
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:21 PM
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The house on left is on blocks; no basement. The house on right is a slab, no basement. I haven't heard of any basements around here (Louisiana).
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Old 03-16-2013, 12:50 AM
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It doesn't look like the 2x12 is holding much earth...not that it could. I just see an area that's a little tricky to mow.
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Old 03-23-2013, 07:16 AM
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Looks like a good place to use a ground cover like St. John's wort

Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Hypericaceae
Zone: 5 to 9

Height: 1 to 1.5 feet
Spread: 1.5 to 2 feet
Bloom Time: July to August
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Description: Bright yellow
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Flowers: Showy Flowers
Tolerates: Dry Soil, Drought
Uses: Ground cover, Erosion Control
Culture

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerates wide range of soils. Thrives on sandy soils in full sun. Less floriferous in part shade. Evergreen in warm winter climates. Usually dies to the ground or suffers some tip die back in cold winter climates, but blooms on new growth and comes back nicely each spring. In areas where it does not die in winter, shear or mow plants in late winter or early spring every 2-3 years to renew and induce new growth. Spreads rapidly by underground stems and can spread aggressively in ideal growing conditions. Plant 18" apart for use as a ground cover.
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