What should be done when your house starts settling?

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  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jan 07, 2018
    Let it settle before you repair or you will just be having to repair again.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jan 07, 2018
    If the settling is severe it can cause serious problems. Call a company like Ram Jack they can lift the house back into position they have the right tools for the job.

  • Cindy Hagemann Cindy Hagemann on Jan 07, 2018
    Contact a structural engineer to get an assessment to make sure it is not something more serious.

  • Hire a licensed structural engineer for an assessment and possible solution. Start making notes of your surroundings. Is there nearby construction? Is there possible water intrusion from rain or snow - or run off from a neighboring property? Do you have an underground water leak you may not be aware of? Most homeowners don't know when the house stops settling so best to call in the pros - sometimes they can fix before more or major damage occurs. Better to be safe than sorry and with a repair bill that is more than you can easily afford.

  • V Smith V Smith on Jan 07, 2018
    It depends on how bad the evidence of settlement is. You may have something more going on. It's better to consult a professional who can see your house.