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Structural Engineer Recommendation needed - Tilted Foundation - any advice?

  • 25 Apr 2019 1:32 AM
    Message # 7302974
    Cindy Carriger (Administrator)

    The numbers (elevations) are crazy on this house.  It appears to be tilted - high in back, down in front which might be how it was originally poured.  But, in additon it is still falling more in the front. This particular slab has moved down in front {about 15+ feet inside the property inward from the perimeter} approximately 1-2 inches in the 2 years since we purchased it.  Yet, the rear of the property remains up quite high 2-3 inches, like the whole thing was built on a tilt...So, we want to make sure we are folowing the proper plan as outlined by an engineer.  We have had experience with another property where 2 engineers came in with vastly different plans - that's why we want one we can be confident in!

    We'd like to hire an independent Structural Engineer, but we don't want to be random about it.  We want someone who understands investor needs and will be objective about the work needed without being alarmist.  

    Any suggestions regarding the possible TILTED Slab etc as well as recommendations for a decent Structural Eng. would be appreciated.  This is on two attached single family homes - the unit functions and appears to be a duplex, but they are titled separately, and we own both sides. 



    Calls on the subject also appreciated - 817-719-7991

  • 26 Apr 2019 6:59 AM
    Reply # 7305045 on 7302974


    I have used Robert Lion (972) 849-9219 and Randy Goode (817) 446-0101 before.

    Hope this helps


  • 26 Apr 2019 11:44 AM
    Reply # 7305464 on 7302974

    I use Robert Nichols out of Arlington (214-325-9653).  Best money spent to have structural engineer before calling foundation companies.

  • 28 Apr 2019 7:08 PM
    Reply # 7308125 on 7302974
    Cindy Carriger (Administrator)

    Thanks to Tim & Kevin!  Will give them a call!

  • 04 Jun 2019 4:49 PM
    Reply # 7555915 on 7302974
    Cindy Carriger (Administrator)

    Just so everyone who reads this thread will know, Robert Lion (972) 849-9219 is retired...so, no need to call him.  We reached Randy Goode to come out.  He was conservative on the number of piers, so we were happy - this was for one of our rentals.  He does expect cash or check upon completion (before he even left the job) - no credit cards, so be ready.  His fee was $400 if i recall.

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