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House foundation help needed
April 1, 2014 3:14 AM

Need some house help quickly - we just had a wind storm that started to pull up my house and things were so hectic I kind of blacked out for a bit. When I awoke, the house had caused (and subsequently suffered) some damage. How can I go about finding an inspector to make sure the house's foundation wasn't damaged in the fall? I need to find someone soon, as I'm about to go on a long hike with a few others.
posted by gingham girl to Home & Garden around (14 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Call 363-7253.
posted by limeonaire at 9:50 PM on March 31, 2014 [1 favorite]

Well, speaking as a foundation-repair veteran, I can tell you that you're about to embark on a real journey! I just hope nobody was hurt...
posted by salvia at 10:18 PM on March 31, 2014 [1 favorite]

You could go home right away if you pay attention to your new shoes....but you'll love this place enough to resettle permanently.
posted by brujita at 10:20 PM on March 31, 2014

If you really want to get answers you can use, you'll have to add location information to your profile. If it helps, you can first describe where you're not.
posted by LionIndex at 10:29 PM on March 31, 2014 [2 favorites]

I've had luck enlisting the help of the Lollipop Guild in situations like this one. Maybe they can help you?
posted by carsonb at 10:33 PM on March 31, 2014 [2 favorites]

Let your fingers do the walking -- Follow the Yellow Pages.
posted by not_on_display at 11:22 PM on March 31, 2014 [4 favorites]

Sort of tangential, but do you have any pets? They shouldn't be staying in the house if you're worried about structural damage. If you can't board them, can you take them with you on the hike?
posted by kagredon at 11:37 PM on March 31, 2014

Ooh, carsonb is on point. If they're too busy, try the Lullaby League.
posted by town of cats at 11:42 PM on March 31, 2014 [1 favorite]

I think you might need a lawyer as well as a foundation repair person. I mean, what if your house had collapsed on top of someone and killed them?
posted by lollusc at 12:23 AM on April 1, 2014 [4 favorites]

When I need housing repair help, I've found there's no place like Home Depot.
posted by maryr at 9:25 AM on April 1, 2014 [11 favorites]

things were so hectic I kind of blacked out for a bit

I feel like you buried the lede here a little bit. Wind storms aren't going to cause a loss of consciousness, no matter how impressive the barometric swings may be. Is it possible you're not mentioning e.g. an opiate abuse issue?
posted by cortex at 11:03 AM on April 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

Are you in Kansas? (anymore)
posted by OHenryPacey at 11:21 AM on April 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

cortex, if you only had a brain (or a heart!) you'd realize that's a terrible suggestion that is. Opiates would only make you sleep, not cause a complete blackout. The type of drugs you're thinking of are a horse of a different color.
posted by maryr at 1:51 PM on April 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

I'm sorry to hear what you've been through. You're right to be concerned. As well as the foundations a storm like that could cause serious damage to many parts of your house, like lighting and tiling and stairs, oh my! I'll give you the number of a guy who can probably help, I hear he's really Great. Check your MeMail.
posted by billiebee at 2:58 PM on April 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

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