9:45 PM EDT, July 18, 2012
Chuck Bennett and his wife have lived in their Greenfield house for just a small amount of time, but they have a pretty big problem.
"It was a slow gradual thing, but with the drought it has been speeding up considerably," said homeowner Chuck Bennett.
The Bennetts' dining room was breaking away from the rest of the house and sinking as the parched ground is settling.
"It was a disappointment to say the least, that the dining room was starting to fall off," said Chuck Bennett.
Crews dug six holes around the dining room, and installed piers deep into the ground. They also used brackets to hopefully put the house back together again.
"And start raising it up to where it should be," said Chuck Bennett.
John Clark with Indiana Foundation Service said the Bennett family was not alone in their foundation frustration.
"We have seen almost double the calls," said Indiana Foundation Service General Manager John Clark.
Clark said the calls were not just for foundation trouble either.
"We have seen sewer lines break from the foundation settling, water lines under slabs," said Clark.
Clark said the bad news is, there is really no way to prevent the shift. The good news is that Chuck Bennett got his problem fixed, before it was too late.
"We will be very happy then," said Chuck Bennett.