kecleveland wrote:I'm not certain the shelf will fix a foundation bulge. It will certainly fix the undermined foundation where the dirt is exposed in my house. I think something else needs to be done to provide additional support where my foundation bows in. At my house the only thing located near the foundation is my front steps, no trees.
Yeah, the bow has to be fixed by either digging down and resetting stuff, or there are ways that they can put a big plate inside the foundation, send a wire underground outward where it's attached to a stake (or something like that) and then they crank that wire tight enough that it starts to reverse the bow. Depending on how big the ow is they could put several different plates on it. I'm not really sure about the terminology for it, those were just my own words, but I've seen it done before and it seemed to work. That was on a poured cracking and bowed foundation, though, but I imagine it could work on a stone foundation too... Google it.