Originally Posted By: Diana Reese
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Hello everyone. Well, being a Florida resident, you all know of the torrential rains we experienced last summer - 16 extra inches! I have now begun to notice dare I say it, cracks, and I strongly suspect that at least the garage area of my home has experienced some upheaval. I just measured the garage opening and it’s 7’ in height on one end, and about 7’ 1/4" on the other end. And unfortunately, I am six years into living in this 18 year-old house and just now learning how important it is to have gutters [they’re about to be installed].
I have done extensive research and I know a survey by a structural engineer is really in order, but I am so afraid of the future because there is simply no way, and I do mean no way, to even begin to pay for what might be a foundation repair. I have been through some very lean and difficult times in recent years.
Does anyone have a crystal ball ![icon_smile.gif](upload://b6iczyK1ETUUqRUc4PAkX83GF2O.gif) who can share any advice or information on whether the home will continue to experience movement? The property slopes downward, except for the immediate perimeter which I am in the process of regrading.
I was considering trying to sell the home next year, but now I don't know what to do. I would imagine this is something a bldg. inspector would note and therefore, no one would then want to buy the place.
This is all so frustrating and dispairing. Thank you.