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Monday, August 07, 2006

I'm melting.....

I'm not really melting (gotcha!) but I believe our house is. Sort of. Our foundation has sunk about an inch in the last year. I'm sure that's good for the re-sale value.

Donnay Homes (our builder - who we are less than thrilled with to say the least) has come up with the brilliant plan to bore a hole in our floor and then pump high pressure mud into said hole and hope it doesn't hit the sewer or water pipes but "firms" up the foundation instead. Brilliant! Mud-jacking (yes, this is the technical term) sounds like a great plan. Lets do it to your house first, Mr. Donnay.

I have several questions regarding this procedure. 1. Why? 2. Who the heckiepoo (yes, another word that needs to be added to my running dictionary) came up with mud-jacking? 3. How much of a mess are you going to make? 4. What happens if you mess up? 5. Is my house going to collapse? 6. What happens when the mud dries? 7. Is this going to happen every year? 8. Why didn't you build it right in the first place?

1 comment:

zenniezou said...

From the sound of your post, you'd thnk your house was sinking or something. Wait, it is. I was watching a show on HGTV and they were inspecting the foundation of a house. Based on what I saw underneath that house, i am little skepticle as to how the "mud-jacking" can actually lift your floors. How much mud are they going to inject?