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Comment 27 Oct 2015

@GoBucks96 sorry about the delay. Nothing has changed with foundation. Meanwhile, I have reached out several contractors and basement/foundation companies.

Ohio Basement Authority and and Basement Doctor both said about 5 piers should be installed - total cost around $10k (that hurt while typing).

Another contractor came in and said it is going to cost around 3500. He is not going to install piers. Since the house is 15 years old he said the ground should have automatically settled. He thought the drain line probably leaks or is broken. I plan to check that with a hose this weekend. He also pointed out that the corner blocks should not have broken as they did. They are hollow and the code requires them to be poured/filled with concrete.

Dominion is coming to take a look at it on 11/10. My question is, how can I verify if the corner blocks conform to ohio code. I googled but could not find anything specific. I can use this as leverage in my argument with Dominion.

I live in Marysville, OH.

Comment 14 Oct 2015

It is a recent development (<1 year). May be due to heavy rains this summer? So I don't know if the ground is done settling. Like I said above, not sure if the three that is few feed away is sucking up all moisture. 

Comment 14 Oct 2015

Thanks for the detailed response. Checked all around. No other cracks. The ground does seem like it is settling. The with the downspout exposed it add to the problem i guess. 

What do you mean by poured wall (sorry not that handy). To look for a gap between soil and the underside of the porch I will have to dig out the 3-4 feet of soil. 

The white thing looks like a caulk. Does this matter? 

If it costs 2K it costs 2K. Nothing can be done. My guess is going with Ohio Basement Authority or Basement Doctor is going to cost me at least 5K. I cannot do this myself. What other route do I have?

The crack happened only in the last year. May be due to the heavy rains? There is also a tree very close. Not sure if it is sucking up all moisture.

Comment 14 Oct 2015

Sorry to hear. The basement doctor people fix foundations too. At this point there is no risk to the house but there are beams on the porch at that putting pressure on the hanging portion of the porch. The weight may cause the porch to separate from the main structure.

Thanks for your suggestion on not shimming the crack. I am learning the hard way right now.

Comment 16 Jan 2015

Unrelated: Sorry for hijacking this thread. I don't have enough helmet stickers to start a thread and din't know where to post it. But I thought this was cool. If someone wants to create a thread please go ahead.

A panaromic view of the whole CFP championship stadium. You can even zoom in and tag people. It's pretty cool (especially if you can find yourself in the group).

Comment 13 Jan 2015

Funny, how Leinart says, something third pick for 2016 playoff is Alabama, "even though they are in the SEC" they recruit well yada yada. Two weeks back it would have been "they are in the SEC and they recruit well". The "even though" in the front says a lot about how the perception is changing. In a matter of 2 weeks the B1G, with the good guys leading the way, brought the SEC down to the dust that now they have now become a "no choice" or a "low choice".

Comment 07 Dec 2014
Not only those two but nobody is giving us a chance against bama. Watching ESPNU now. They go on and on about how kiffin revamped offense and has to deal with qb issues but totally ignore our qb issues. They even laughed in a sarcastic way at one point about our chances. I am angry right now. I know I should stop watching ESPN. Sorry I hand to vent.
Comment 01 Nov 2014

+1 for FirstRow. Watch out of all the ads that will install malware on your computer. 

If firstrow does not work, there is more listed here: has worked for me once.

Comment 02 Sep 2014

There I corrected it for you:

"I hope we'll be ready (laughter) AND  Virginia Tech is a really good football team AND I haven't had a chance to look at them yet in depth, but Frank Beamer does a really great job down there with that staff, and so forth AND So we'll just have to wait and see two tough football teams playing on a Saturday night in the Horseshoe  AND  I know our guys are fired up."

Comment 07 Apr 2014

Moto G owner here. Pure Google and I absolutely love it. It is not an high end phone but it is the best low-end phone that can compete with some of the high end phones.

It has only 1 GB ram but I have about 70 apps installed and it runs smooth and battery lasts for at least 2 days for me. I do have Greenify installed to hibernate apps. Best part for contract and $40 a month for unlimited talk text and data with AirVoice (ATT MVNO).

That said, I have not tried ART yet. Frankly, I have not had the need as I have experienced 0 lags of any sort in the last 3 months.

Comment 15 Nov 2013

I see Urban's idea all over it. He knows how to get the attention. In today's CFB world it is not enough if you are good football coach but you should also know the business around it. I think Urban is better than any coach from that aspect (even better than Saban).