Coordinating two foundation repair companies Coordinating two foundaiton repair companies (10-12)Questions every day right here at homeshowradio.com and today Sean has one about foundation repair. Yep, not just repair, re-repair. Re-repair. Oh that’s right, re-repair. OK, so you may remember talking to him on the show about this where– and he referred to a couple different companies. We’re just going to refer to one as company A and company D. Because neither one– OK, I got you. –neither one of them are Du-West, OK. So Sean writes, my mother had to put piers on the foundation with problems in 1993 and she brought out company A. My father then chose company D for more repairs in 2003 because they had bell bottom piers and he thought those would be better. Well now they’re having foundation issues again. The company A piers need adjusting and more piers added. Company D piers seem to be fine. Well my mother called in both for quote and company A said they needed 23 more piers and the others would need to be adjusted from ’93. They quoted her $10,000. She then called company D, whose bit is about $17,000 for 31 bell bottoms, but they require her to also hire company A at $45 a pier to adjust their work from 1993. Tom, Sean wants to know. Yes. I mean you get the picture here. I know. She wants to know what to do. Cost is important. They’re on a fixed income and also her kitchen water pressure is low and she wonders could that be related? Probably not. So we’ll dismiss that. If it is, call Abacus Plumbing. But, when this person’s father chose D over A the second time, man, that put a monkey wrench in the works. It should never have been done. So my first advice to everybody, if you have to have work done again, you should try to always use the same company so they’ll back up the full job. Nobody’s pointing fingers at one another. Bell bottom piers do not work very well at all and that’s why most companies with lifetime transferable warranties don’t even offer them unless it’s a very unusual situation. Kenny says that on a sloping grade. They’ll do that because you’ve got to control the holes, but you don’t see much of that in Houston I might add. As far as this goes now, the $45 for an adjustment to me is a very fair price for adjusting it. But, if they had done the whole job it probably would have no adjustment fees at all because you would’ve had a warranty that would have backed it up. But now that you got company D in there as opposed to A, you’re at their mercy. To me it seems like I wouldn’t do any more bell bottom piers. I would go with the first company you used. Let them see if they can fix this debacle you’re in, and see where you go from there. At least you know you’ll save $7,000 to start. If you want a real good time bring a third company in. I’d love to say do Du-West. We’d just move the house, but we can’t do that. I don’t think Du-West would even want to be a part of this– That dog won’t hunt. All right, do you have a question? Go ahead and send it our way. You see even the complicated ones. We’re happy to take them on in one of these videos or Sunday morning on early edition. Of course you can always get your questions answered live with Tom every Saturday and Sunday over there on SportsRadio 610. Related Posts:Repair pointers after foundation fixAdvice on choosing foundation repairFoundation repair cleanup tipsDo you know the tell tale warning signs of a foundation…Texas soil causes foundation repair?