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  • Posted in thread: Retaining Wall over Culvert Pipe... on 03-30-2014 at 07:49 PM
    Just throwing this out there since I have seen it a lot in my line of work.Do you plan to
    replace the culvert pipe and do you know its condition?I have witnessed a lot of people with
    beautiful new dri...

  • Posted in thread: Seasonal water issues (basement) on 03-14-2014 at 10:52 PM
    Thank you all for your well thought out replies. All of you make very good points and have
    given me a lot to think about.At this point, I think I will take two approaches. An exterior
    daylight drain a...

  • Posted in thread: Seasonal water issues (basement) on 03-14-2014 at 03:42 PM
    The water is sometimes (infrequently) higher than the basement floor. It is right now, but I am
    still dry for now. The five feet of frost we had this year might be helping for now.I have 12
    inches of ...

  • Posted in thread: Seasonal water issues (basement) on 03-11-2014 at 04:28 PM
    The creek does usually dry up for a few weeks in late July early August. When it is high is
    when I have problems. I am aprehensive about loosening the soil on the outside as I think that
    will invite m...

  • Posted in thread: Seasonal water issues (basement) on 03-08-2014 at 10:34 PM
    With a creek that close to his house is it really a good idea to try and pump as much of the
    ground water out as you can. I would think over time the water will create a channel from the
    creek into th...

  • Posted in thread: Seasonal water issues (basement) on 03-06-2014 at 05:06 PM
    Thank you. Makes sense.

  • Posted in thread: Seasonal water issues (basement) on 03-06-2014 at 04:24 PM
    Thank you both for your competent answers. I am feeling much more confident.Would you hesitate
    to do this job while hydrostatic pressure is high? Thanks

  • Posted in thread: Seasonal water issues (basement) on 03-05-2014 at 08:29 PM
    Improving exterior grade, snaking the foundation drain, cutting down all the trees who's roots
    plugged the foundation drain, and draining the sump line and downspouts to the nearby creek,
    via solid pi...

  • Posted in thread: can ribbon/rib beam be removed on 11-20-2012 at 04:23 PM
    I think I was about to destroy a farmhouse. Upon further consideration we will not be doing any
    of the above.

  • Posted in thread: can ribbon/rib beam be removed on 11-16-2012 at 09:08 PM
    We are currently restoring a farm house. (1870?) Balloon framed, obviously. When investigating
    the appropriate size LAM beam to support a stair opening, it was brought to our attention that
    the 2x8 fl...

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