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Concrete foundation repair best left to specialist

Don't rely on contractor that caused the damage to do the fix

Q: I just had a paver driveway installed last month. Unfortunately, while installing the pavers the company did take out a chunk of my foundation. It's in the front of my townhouse on the corner of the house. It is approximately the size of a brick. I had a structural engineer look at the damage and he said it is strictly cosmetic -- no damage to the structure of the house or foundation. My question to you is since I live in the Chicago area, with the freeze-thaw situation, I am wondering if there is any better product out there to fix this type of damage. The company responsible said it would send an employee out to patch this with concrete. Also, am I better off having the company send out someone in the concrete foundation repairing business rather than its employee? I ask this because I can envision that this will just keep falling out. --John D. A: First of all, let me applaud you for doing everything right in this situation! You had an independent structural engine...