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Do you have any pictures you can share with me?
not sure why it put my question in the Customer Response section, but Oh Well
Yes I can. The pictures are not a requirement.
I would have a plumber come out and fix your cracked pipe with some type of flexible section of pipe that will allow it to move slightly without breaking.
I would also call out a Geotechnical Engineer to visit your site and investigate why your home is moving/settling.
Sorry if I type a bit slow.
I can help you find an Engineering firm that can help you, what city and state are you near?
I do not know, that would be a Customer Service question
You are not charged for the question until you accept my answer.
I would do more than google, I would actually look at their qualifications and expertise.
Well, good luck with your search
I thought you said you were going to do the search and did not need me. I am more than happy to continue until your get a satisfactory answer.
Has this just started since your recent heavy rains?
I was down in Griffin, GA over New Years
You need to fix the sewer leak, so that it does not saturate the soil around your house even more.
I know it is not Griffin, I was just saying I was down that way over New Years and experienced some of the rain you have been having.
You need the Engineer to determine the cause of the movement before any type of repair scheme can be established.
You will have to call each of the firms I will give you and ask, but in general, they will charge a fee just to come out and look, probably in the $400 to $600 range. They charge about $100 to $125 per hour.
Here are two firms that should be able to help you.
Not sure what you are talking about with extra money?
If you just have a plumber come out and put a band-aid on the sewer leak, you are not addressing the real problem, "movement of your house".
Which can lead to all kinds of other problems: doors and windows that do not work, cracks in your foundation and drywall, just to name a few. But it is your choice.
Not sure why you are so angry at me? I am trying to help you by offering guidance from my over 30 years of engineering experience.
The issue is that a plumber is not qualified and has no idea why an house is settling. He might give you his opinion, but he is not an expert in the subject like a Geotechinal Engineer is. The are Civil Engineers with in depth experience and schooling specifically in soil issues.
Do you have any questions I have not answered?
The system generates that call thing, it is not me asking over and over.
Good Luck with your issue!