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Offline Bubbermiley

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« Reply #690 on: March 12, 2019, 09:23:05 am »
Driveway sloping towards house.  Cracks
Sounds like the house settled, which wouldn't be such a big deal I don't think, but having the driveway directing all the water back to the house in a rainstorm would be a problem. Maybe it's just the driveway that sunk? If the doors and windows still close easily and water isn't leaking in, you might be able to get away with just mudjacking the driveway. But if your inspector told you it's the house, it probably is. Is he recommending putting piles underneath and raising the house again? I think that would be a lot more than $25k.
Both houses I've owned were full of cracks from settling. There is a big brick planter on my front porch that was practically split in two. But I patched it all up 14 years ago and the cracks haven't even opened back up yet. When it gets really hot in the summer, I sometimes have trouble opening and closing my front door though. I have to pull out the sander and make the door a little smaller every year.


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« Reply #691 on: March 12, 2019, 04:47:37 pm »
Sounds like the house settled, which wouldn't be such a big deal I don't think, but having the driveway directing all the water back to the house in a rainstorm would be a problem. Maybe it's just the driveway that sunk? If the doors and windows still close easily and water isn't leaking in, you might be able to get away with just mudjacking the driveway. But if your inspector told you it's the house, it probably is. Is he recommending putting piles underneath and raising the house again? I think that would be a lot more than $25k.

We passed on it.
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« Reply #692 on: March 24, 2019, 06:12:13 pm »
Too much going on.... lost a house, got a house... a million different things flying around... renovations ?  yes but when ? corporate tax and income tax .... baby thriving ... wife is postpartem ... that was a long winter   :-\

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« Reply #693 on: March 24, 2019, 10:14:40 pm »
We passed on it.

Good, you don't want a house with water problems. Been there.
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« Reply #694 on: March 24, 2019, 10:15:19 pm »
Too much going on.... lost a house, got a house... a million different things flying around... renovations ?  yes but when ? corporate tax and income tax .... baby thriving ... wife is postpartem ... that was a long winter   :-\

Hang in there, you will survive.
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« Reply #695 on: March 24, 2019, 11:00:08 pm »
wife is postpartem

  :(  I hope she is doing better. I don't know much about it, but I have heard that can be pretty serious.  I am glad she has you for support.

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« Reply #696 on: March 25, 2019, 04:45:44 am »
Good, you don't want a house with water problems. Been there.

Yeah the new one just has some bad roof shingles.  I am 100% sure we are in for a real estate crash but if she can hold her value 5 years we'll move.

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« Reply #697 on: March 25, 2019, 04:46:09 am »
Hang in there, you will survive.

Thanks.  I appreciate it.

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« Reply #698 on: March 25, 2019, 04:47:20 am »
  :(  I hope she is doing better. I don't know much about it, but I have heard that can be pretty serious.  I am glad she has you for support.

 -k

She just gets very weepy ... also she's coming off some drugs that have depression as a withdrawal symptom.  There's nothing I can do for her but be there so I'm trying to stay offline more, except maybe here... in the morning when they're asleep.

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« Reply #699 on: March 26, 2019, 06:17:10 am »
Took baby to a bar last night... a birthday party for one of the old burners... lots of smiles and he really seemed to like the place.  And why not ?  Not too noisy, no smoke... It was really lovely to see people who are "baby people" melting with our little cutie.  Headed home by 8 pm...

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« Reply #700 on: March 28, 2019, 01:39:20 pm »
I'm touring Europe with the family for the first time ever. Did 4 days in London and then took the train to Amsterdam this morning. Just got back from the Anne Frank house and sitting on the balcony of a delightful b&b. I'm exhausted from walking and figure I'll take a canal tour and rent bikes tomorrow.  My feet are sore.
Then it's on to Paris. I've never gotten around to coming here before but London was awesome. I should have moved there years ago.
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« Reply #701 on: March 28, 2019, 08:15:02 pm »
Wow - great for you.

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« Reply #702 on: March 28, 2019, 09:42:06 pm »
I'm touring the Far north for a few days.  Europe sounds more fun and warmer.  Supposed to be -11 tonight.
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« Reply #703 on: March 28, 2019, 09:48:58 pm »
I'm touring the Far north for a few days.  Europe sounds more fun and warmer.  Supposed to be -11 tonight.

How far north if I may ask?

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« Reply #704 on: March 28, 2019, 10:13:04 pm »
How far north if I may ask?

Yellowknife.

Ok...  Not quite the FAR north... 

Not the nicest town, but there's some history here.  Visiting friends....   Taking photos.
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