Need to fill a sink hole forming under my house foundation

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Likely due to poor drainage - soil is eroding around my gas meter. It extends under the concrete block foundation of my manufactured home. :(

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  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Nov 26, 2017
    I would definitely suggest that you hire a professional for this if you own the land. It will definitely be worth it to prevent your home from sinking and perhaps falling apart. In many areas where I live, the land is rented. If that's the case, it's the responsibility of the owner so talk to that person or company.
  • Brenda Brenda on Nov 26, 2017
    I agree with Linda. Be sure to get a warranty for his or her work.
  • Hazel Hazel on Nov 26, 2017
    Perhaps you could install what I think is called a "French Drain" in a higher area that allows the ground water to fall into a bed of rocks BEFORE it can reach the foundation.
  • 27524803 27524803 on Nov 26, 2017
    The area around your house may need to be re-graded to address the drainage issues... I would consult a structural engineer or landscape engineer to find out what is causing the problem and exactly what to do to fix it... doing it right the first time will save you headaches and money in the long run.
    HomeAdvisor.com or AngiesList.com should be able to help you find a responsible one to give you the correct information you need.
  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 26, 2017
    Is your property Freehold or do you lease the land the home sits on? If you own it contact your Buildings Insurance co . they will send out some one to sort it. If no Insurance - call a Structural Engineer for a Report. If a Sink Hole - also call your Local Authority. Why could it be bad drainage? No Gutters/No Waste Pipes/No /drains? etc........
  • Scott G. Quinn Scott G. Quinn on Nov 26, 2017
    if you have possible erosion near your foundation consult a licensed contractor or soil engineer prior to starting any work. Safety first!
  • Ana Bacallao Ana Bacallao on Nov 26, 2017
    I think this calls for professiona help. Can you make a claim with the builder?
  • Big lulu Big lulu on Nov 26, 2017
    A sink hole can be very dangerous. It potentially swallow up a whole house. Google and watch videos. You can't fix a sink hole yourself.
  • Grandma Grandma on Nov 26, 2017
    Are you sure you don't have a water leak somewhere causing this cave in of soil? Elayne
  • Tie29554672 Tie29554672 on Nov 26, 2017
    Call a professional as soon as possible! You really don’t want to tackle a sink hole as a DIY project. Good luck.