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gan_nair 08-31-2008 02:35 PM

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Hopefully these show up, what I think happened was the house finally finished settling. I remember posting about small cracks in my foundation and in between some bricks a while back, but the cracks in between the bricks have gotten a bit bigger. Also as you see the area around the window has been pulled away from the frame. There are no other signs though, no cracks in the ceiling, no cracks on the interior at all.

What I was wanting to do was since it looks like it has finished sinking, if thats even what was going on to begin with, then I would like to finally put in the French Drain system around my the entire back part of the house. It seems like the back yard slopes into the house, while the front yard slopes to the street. I was also thinking about putting in foundation insulation, I heard about it somewhere, I hear that it helps out with moisture getting into the foundation, in cold weather and in hot weather. Figure if I was going to put a French Drain System in, might as well go ahead and do the foundation insulation too.

What do you guys think about the pics? And what are your ideas about if I should go the route of a French Drain and foundation insulation. Also, any links to where I can get detailed info on how to do both would be greatly appreciated too. Thanks guys, I really appreciate any help.

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gan_nair 08-31-2008 02:35 PM

3 Attachment(s)

Hopefully these show up, what I think happened was the house finally finished settling. I remember posting about small cracks in my foundation and in between some bricks a while back, but the cracks in between the bricks have gotten a bit bigger. Also as you see the area around the window has been pulled away from the frame. There are no other signs though, no cracks in the ceiling, no cracks on the interior at all.

What I was wanting to do was since it looks like it has finished sinking, if thats even what was going on to begin with, then I would like to finally put in the French Drain system around my the entire back part of the house. It seems like the back yard slopes into the house, while the front yard slopes to the street. I was also thinking about putting in foundation insulation, I heard about it somewhere, I hear that it helps out with moisture getting into the foundation, in cold weather and in hot weather. Figure if I was going to put a French Drain System in, might as well go ahead and do the foundation insulation too.

What do you guys think about the pics? And what are your ideas about if I should go the route of a French Drain and foundation insulation. Also, any links to where I can get detailed info on how to do both would be greatly appreciated too. Thanks guys, I really appreciate any help.

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gan_nair 08-31-2008 02:35 PM

3 Attachment(s)

Hopefully these show up, what I think happened was the house finally finished settling. I remember posting about small cracks in my foundation and in between some bricks a while back, but the cracks in between the bricks have gotten a bit bigger. Also as you see the area around the window has been pulled away from the frame. There are no other signs though, no cracks in the ceiling, no cracks on the interior at all.

What I was wanting to do was since it looks like it has finished sinking, if thats even what was going on to begin with, then I would like to finally put in the French Drain system around my the entire back part of the house. It seems like the back yard slopes into the house, while the front yard slopes to the street. I was also thinking about putting in foundation insulation, I heard about it somewhere, I hear that it helps out with moisture getting into the foundation, in cold weather and in hot weather. Figure if I was going to put a French Drain System in, might as well go ahead and do the foundation insulation too.

What do you guys think about the pics? And what are your ideas about if I should go the route of a French Drain and foundation insulation. Also, any links to where I can get detailed info on how to do both would be greatly appreciated too. Thanks guys, I really appreciate any help.

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