Home showed signs of structural stress, contractors had advised this client that her home was settling, and that she should be prepared for an expensive repair quote from a foundation repair company.
With many visible signs of structural stress, assumptions were being made about the issues affecting the home. The client was told to contact a company that can repair settlement.
AZFS conducted an engineered analysis of the home to determine the scope and severity of the issue. The analysis showed that a foundation heave was more directly causing the damage to the home, and settlement was within industry standards. Instead of expensive underpinning, a moisture level control system was installed to mitigate the heave.
Contractors had told this client that her home was settling. If she would have contacted a company that only offered underpinning, an incorrect and far more expensive remedy would have been applied.
Engineer: John Ciminski
Consultant: Freddy Flores