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Dirt foundation.. house is SINKING! How to repair it!??! or PRICE to have someone repair it?!?

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His LadyBug 
Asked at 2011.04.06 03:01:44
I have no clue on the square footage of my house, but 3 of the 4 walls in the basement are dirt and one is cinder block with a dirt floor. I've been looking everywhere online and can't find a price for this kind of foundation work. I guess what will need to be done is some new concrete pilers to be poured down there. There are already some concrete pilers down there but the dirt that they are sitting on is literally washing away every single time it rains. If there is a way for my husband and father to team up and fix this, PLEASE send me a link to a website!!!! If not, then if you would know a round about estimate please let me know. I don't think it would be "as" expensive since it's not a concreat foundation... but I'm afraid the house is going to just fall in!
answer S  Answered at 2011.04.06 03:01:44
The price for new pilers (concrete pylons) would be around 10-20k in California for a 2000 sq ft single story.
This would be an unlikely DIY project for a homeowner, since a lot of equipment (ie jack and industrial air compressors) will need to be used with an upfront cost higher than the project cost, making it easier just to hire a contractor.

The house will not fall in right away, it will take time. Just be careful of the weather, and please do not stay home if it is raining as the dirt walls may collapse if waterlogged.
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