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Foundation repair before TF addition #35881 01/12/21 04:50 PM
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Hello everyone!

I hope to build a timber frame addition onto my 100 year old house. However, I want to get my existing foundation evaluated beforehand so I can determine if it is a good idea to do so. What type of professional is best suited to determine the strength of the existing foundation and the appropriate repairs that would need to be more before adding to the structure? Is a residential civil engineer or experienced foundation contractor more appropriate or both? Thanks for any and all help!

Phil
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Re: Foundation repair before TF addition [Re: Phil_Winslow] #35882 01/13/21 08:35 PM
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I'd say both or either. Maybe start with the foundation contractor, and if he or she seems a little unsure, bring in the engineer. Also, you're looking for a structural engineer, not civil. It can't hurt to have both look, maybe just your bank account.


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