First, thanks to all in advance for taking the time to respond to this question. I am brand new to the forum, and hope that I am posting this question in the right area. Anyway, here it goes…
We own a two-story, 25-year old saltbox colonial on a poured concrete foundation (with full basement). Last fall, a fairly large ‘chunk’ of concrete fell off of the rear corner of our foundation (looked lie a pie wedge, with the largest area being approximately 4-5 inches long, 2-3 inches deep). I found it laying on the ground while gardening. Fast forward several few months, and it appears that the same thing is now occurring in the opposite corner of the house, to the front of the property (though, not quite as big as the other break). So, I had a ‘moment,’ :shock: then decided to call a structural engineer to have a look. He tells me this is not a structural issue and not to be concerned. Great, but here’s the but…I continue to see evidence of some further breakage in one of the areas.
Not sure what, if anything, to do at this juncture. If I had 50K kicking around to fix foundation issues, no big deal. Unfortunately, that is not the case. I know in talking to other contractors who have been to the house, several building shortcuts were taken (always nice to find that out after purchasing a home). I am hoping the foundation was not one of those shortcuts.
Looking to the experts on the forum for advice and possible solutions.
Again, thanks in advance!