I’ve been reading tons of forum posts regarding basement and foundation cracking and I am starting to wonder if the companies I have estimates from will be able to solve my problem. Could you guys point me in the right direction?
60 year old trilevel house. Block basement under half of it. Rear wall is bowed 1 1/4” and shearing horizontally at the bottom.
2 companies have suggested carbon fiber straps and 1 said wall anchors (each company uses a different brand). And all 3 said interior perimeter drains (all different brands). But that doesn’t prevent water from eventually coming in, so it’s just a band aid, right?
What kind of company should I be getting to look at my basement? (full disclosure: the slab half of the house is also sinking and piers have been suggested too). Should I hire a private structural engineer to look at it first?