How to fix foundation on corner of house

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The house is over 115 yrs old and is a family home that my son now owns. He isn't the handiest DIYer and I noticed this when we visited I was parked near this corner of house. This is where the old workshop my grand father had and they made it into a computer room. What is needed to repair this? Is it going to take a professional before it eventually collapses and takes the wall with it?
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  • That is a pro only job which will require jacking, shoring, and redoing the footing / wall
  • Laughter222 Laughter222 on Apr 30, 2015
    Hello Shirley, SLS Construction is 110% on target. It's imperative to get licensed professionals in there to assess the issue, as soon as possible.
  • Lee Cunningham Green Lee Cunningham Green on Apr 30, 2015
    Foundations are nothing to mess with and yes I agree call in the pros!
  • Hope Williams Hope Williams on May 01, 2015
    209% agree with SLS! This is not an DIY fix. Like others on here, seeking advice on sinking foundations, walls separating from foundations, you get the same advice. Please Call A Professional!
  • Thomas Justagato Thomas Justagato on May 01, 2015
    I agree 100% with SLS Construction. This is the one area you should never attempt a do it yourself on. anything to do with foundations. And it's no easy fix. Sorry, save your coin and get this done professionally or your house will start to sag badly.
  • Patsy Patsy on May 01, 2015
    How about the same situation, but in the front porch? Do I need pros to jack up corner, situate concrete blocks to correct position, and then remove the jack?
    • Hope Williams Hope Williams on May 02, 2015
      Get professional to come and evaluate your porch. Yours may be a simple leveling. It's not like your living room is unable to holds lamp on an end table! After professional evaluates, it may be simple or it may not be. Better safe then sorry.
  • Moxie Moxie on May 01, 2015
    Unfortunately, I agree with the others. Get a professional and soon...or it will fall and sit down when you get the pricing.
  • Arts Be Crafty Arts Be Crafty on May 01, 2015
    Get a professional. I've seen too many do it yourself jobs go bad. Look for a company with a good rep for foundation work. FoundationSupportWorks is a good one.
  • Patsy Patsy on May 02, 2015
    Thanks everyone!
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