With shrinkage from drought and some gaps between wall and dirt around the foundation, we called in a company that does house leveling and asked them to inspect. They gave us a list of things to do. It did not seem right since only 6 years before, when our home was purchased, there was major structural work done, pilings etc. and the building was structurally sound. To followup I hired A-1 as an independent inspector, a company that does strictly inspections and does not sell leveling services, nor do they provide references to companies that do. A-1 inspected the home on a timely basis and provided the thorough report soon there after. If we had not hired A-1, we would have had over $4000 of unnecessary work done. Since the house is completely stable, no extra piers were needed and to fill the gap under the home with dirt, as suggested by the home levelers, would eventually cause the house to possibly spit in two, once the drought ended and the new soil expanded under the home. I would suggest everyone hire an independent Structural Engineer FIRST before bringing in the free salesmen for home leveling companies and this is the one I recommend for their prompt response, professionalism and swift delivery of the report.