I have several cracks through the foundation, the foundation is still
under warrenty from the builder. They sent a engineer from a
foundation repair company to evaluate the foundation. They made
several recommendations including pressure sealing the cracks and
because I have a post tension foundation they recommended checking the
tension on the foundation and tightening it if it needs it. My
concern is how good of a repair is just sealing and tightening the
cables? I am afraid of this working until the warrenty is out and
then I am stuck with a $10,000 repair bill when it could have been fix
correctly the first time. Does anyone know anything about this type of
correction and the life of the correction as opposed to other types of
Who's the builder? God help you if it is KB. I had a really bad experience
Hire your own engineer and have him give you an report. What ever it costs
it is piece of mind. Call the AHJ and ask for an inspection. (authority
Make a big deal out of this because it is. Better start talking to you
neighbors and HOA.
I have never seen post tension on a home before. Around here they are
pouring homes with an minimal footing and lots of rebar in the floor. There
are also some medallions that I have seen on models that say you can not
drill anchors in this area.
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Post tension is very popular down here in Central Texas for homes..I think
because we have a high amount of expansive soil here and so much rain. they
seem to work well but I was not aware you could "re tighten" it..I have had
the "pleasure" of foundation repairs..What a frigging nightmare..They
installed 22 piers under my slab foundation then used a giant hydraulic pump
to raise it up..The repair worked well but was very expensive..It was an
older house with old technology I guess..But I would check some other
sources on what they say should be done. Don't let the builders "buddy"
short you..You paid a lot of money for that I am sure..It would give you
some piece of mind to have someone of your choice look at it even if you
have to pay for it..
Hope this helps.
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