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udbmello2 08-05-2011 07:26 AM

DIY Foundation Repair on block home
 
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Hello Everyone, I'm new here but looking for some direct ideas to fix my foundation problem. The foundation is slab and walls are concrete block (circa 1950). The house is a berm house but is currently exposed as drainage correction was phase 1. Phase 2 begins...

This first pictures (Corner 1 Small, Corner 1 All) is the back corner, which is usually underground as it is a berm house. I knew I was missing a few screws, apparently my house is missing a few bricks, too.

The second group of pictures (Corner 2 Small, Corner 2 All & Corner 2), are pics of the front corner of the house. I have yet to expose the foundation as I'm kind of scared

I am looking for a how-to repair this damn problem...

Do I support roof with house jack or temporary wall?

How do I take out the old brick? How do I put in new bricks?

Do I use Rebar? Concrete, mortor or cement?

I've heard there is a drying time before you can add more rows of block for every 3 rows. True?

Future plans that you may also have input on..2 Garage doors are being closed in and windows installed; Threshold at both bays need to be busted up and re-poured (very unlevel, cracked and missing pieces).

I appreciate any help you all can give


udbmello2 08-05-2011 07:26 AM

DIY Foundation Repair on block home
 
5 Attachment(s)

Hello Everyone, I'm new here but looking for some direct ideas to fix my foundation problem. The foundation is slab and walls are concrete block (circa 1950). The house is a berm house but is currently exposed as drainage correction was phase 1. Phase 2 begins...

This first pictures (Corner 1 Small, Corner 1 All) is the back corner, which is usually underground as it is a berm house. I knew I was missing a few screws, apparently my house is missing a few bricks, too.

The second group of pictures (Corner 2 Small, Corner 2 All & Corner 2), are pics of the front corner of the house. I have yet to expose the foundation as I'm kind of scared

I am looking for a how-to repair this damn problem...

Do I support roof with house jack or temporary wall?

How do I take out the old brick? How do I put in new bricks?

Do I use Rebar? Concrete, mortor or cement?

I've heard there is a drying time before you can add more rows of block for every 3 rows. True?

Future plans that you may also have input on..2 Garage doors are being closed in and windows installed; Threshold at both bays need to be busted up and re-poured (very unlevel, cracked and missing pieces).

I appreciate any help you all can give


udbmello2 08-05-2011 07:26 AM

DIY Foundation Repair on block home
 
5 Attachment(s)

Hello Everyone, I'm new here but looking for some direct ideas to fix my foundation problem. The foundation is slab and walls are concrete block (circa 1950). The house is a berm house but is currently exposed as drainage correction was phase 1. Phase 2 begins...

This first pictures (Corner 1 Small, Corner 1 All) is the back corner, which is usually underground as it is a berm house. I knew I was missing a few screws, apparently my house is missing a few bricks, too.

The second group of pictures (Corner 2 Small, Corner 2 All & Corner 2), are pics of the front corner of the house. I have yet to expose the foundation as I'm kind of scared

I am looking for a how-to repair this damn problem...

Do I support roof with house jack or temporary wall?

How do I take out the old brick? How do I put in new bricks?

Do I use Rebar? Concrete, mortor or cement?

I've heard there is a drying time before you can add more rows of block for every 3 rows. True?

Future plans that you may also have input on..2 Garage doors are being closed in and windows installed; Threshold at both bays need to be busted up and re-poured (very unlevel, cracked and missing pieces).

I appreciate any help you all can give


udbmello2 08-05-2011 07:26 AM

DIY Foundation Repair on block home
 
5 Attachment(s)

Hello Everyone, I'm new here but looking for some direct ideas to fix my foundation problem. The foundation is slab and walls are concrete block (circa 1950). The house is a berm house but is currently exposed as drainage correction was phase 1. Phase 2 begins...

This first pictures (Corner 1 Small, Corner 1 All) is the back corner, which is usually underground as it is a berm house. I knew I was missing a few screws, apparently my house is missing a few bricks, too.

The second group of pictures (Corner 2 Small, Corner 2 All & Corner 2), are pics of the front corner of the house. I have yet to expose the foundation as I'm kind of scared

I am looking for a how-to repair this damn problem...

Do I support roof with house jack or temporary wall?

How do I take out the old brick? How do I put in new bricks?

Do I use Rebar? Concrete, mortor or cement?

I've heard there is a drying time before you can add more rows of block for every 3 rows. True?

Future plans that you may also have input on..2 Garage doors are being closed in and windows installed; Threshold at both bays need to be busted up and re-poured (very unlevel, cracked and missing pieces).

I appreciate any help you all can give


udbmello2 08-05-2011 07:26 AM

DIY Foundation Repair on block home
 
5 Attachment(s)

Hello Everyone, I'm new here but looking for some direct ideas to fix my foundation problem. The foundation is slab and walls are concrete block (circa 1950). The house is a berm house but is currently exposed as drainage correction was phase 1. Phase 2 begins...

This first pictures (Corner 1 Small, Corner 1 All) is the back corner, which is usually underground as it is a berm house. I knew I was missing a few screws, apparently my house is missing a few bricks, too.

The second group of pictures (Corner 2 Small, Corner 2 All & Corner 2), are pics of the front corner of the house. I have yet to expose the foundation as I'm kind of scared

I am looking for a how-to repair this damn problem...

Do I support roof with house jack or temporary wall?

How do I take out the old brick? How do I put in new bricks?

Do I use Rebar? Concrete, mortor or cement?

I've heard there is a drying time before you can add more rows of block for every 3 rows. True?

Future plans that you may also have input on..2 Garage doors are being closed in and windows installed; Threshold at both bays need to be busted up and re-poured (very unlevel, cracked and missing pieces).

I appreciate any help you all can give



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