Our foundation was poured in 1984 and began showing signs of cracking after roughly ten years. The cracks worsened on the south side of our house, breaking horizontally. It then separated a quarter of an inch as it began to bow in (up to an inch). We paid $35,000 to a company to have it patched. The company experts who patched our foundation told us the cracking would stop at some point, and they said their patching would fix the problem. We paid them thousands of dollars for patching in 2013 and now the cracking has accelerated. We do not have much time left. I’m 61 years old and we wife is 59, and we are facing serious financial problems.
– Homeowners, Enfield
We built our home 1983. J.J. Mottes supplied the concrete for our basement. We went the extra mile in the construction of this home, with wider walls and gravel and drains all the way around the walls because we did not want damage to occur to the walls. A couple of years ago we noticed spiderweb cracking on all of the walls. I was upset because it had been fine for so many years. I wondered if it was as a result of the earthquake we had recently had. I thought that until the cracks began to separate. Then I saw the segment on NBC by George Colli.
Facing financial ruin, watching the destruction of this asset we call “home,” has taken a huge toll on our well being. We have worked hard, paid our bills, including taxes and insurance for years and years. Now as we should be getting ready to retire, we are faced with this unbelievable expense, not too mention the stress of the deconstruction of our house. I would not wish this on any one. It’s a life-changing event; one that no one can prepare for. I feel so bad for everyone going through this. I feel bad for the thousands more who will be facing it.
– Homeowners, Stafford