Foundation question67

Hello everyone! On an inspection the other day, I came across this foundation that Got me a little worried. The house has no gutters, built in 1999, it looks like it just washed away a lot of the soil. Theres two reasons why I’m hesitant, one saying the words foundation issue around a buyer or seller and it not being anything, and the grading is away from the house, so there’s no moisture going under the foundation, but I also do know that its designed to be in undisturbed soil… was wondering anyone else’s perspective on this, would you recommend a concrete or foundation specialist, or…? TThanksin advanced!

Nathan, you can recommend anything you think is important e.g. “I recommend gutters and downspouts to maintain the integrity of the foundation soil.”


Welcome to our forum, Nathan!..Enjoy! :smile:

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I see nothing related to the foundation in your single pic.

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Maybe it is a slab.

I just zoomed in, I see what he means by the back corner. That area needs to be refilled with backfill it looks like.

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@srechkin is right. Back corner is a foundation issue with insufficient repair attempts. Gutters may be the cause of the problem and part of the solution; however that needs repair.


I see a dog and a poorly built patio. The stone and soil on the side of the house may have been where they piled the material when building the home oner built patio. :stuck_out_tongue:

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Adding to Larrys post, “Foundation shows signs of undercutting of the soil supporting the slab foundation. Recommend evaluation & repair by an excavation contractor, and recommend gutters and downspouts be installed.” Refer to the cone of compression if you wish:



I apologize, I should’ve gotten a better picture.

the house is slab on grade, and were in Florida, so heavy rainfall…

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This is not a big issue right now; very fixable and not costly. Not a deal breaker at all, but it should be addressed.



Just wanted to thank everyone for all of the advice and tips! I appreciate all of you taking the time out of your day!

Welcome back to our forum, Dan!..Enjoy! :smile:

Good info.

Looks like more of a grading issue than a foundation issue,