Last Activity:01-29-2013 1:26 AM
Posted in thread: PVC cleanout how close to slab edge? on 01-25-2013 at 12:00 PM
In my crawlspace-to-basement project I am to the point where I am installing the PVC perimeter
drain before the concrete slab is installed. I'll have several cleanouts that will naturally
have to trav...
Posted in thread: Foundation drain cleanouts in a slab on 01-14-2013 at 12:30 PM
Nealtw,You must have been reading my mind! I was shopping around for a slab-edge dimple product
like you suggest. The last thing I want to do is get the I am looking at ECP Water Channel
Draim Board. ...
Posted in thread: Foundation drain cleanouts in a slab on 01-13-2013 at 09:40 AM
Hello. I am preparing to pour the concrete slab in my crawlspace-to-basement project. I will
have a perimeter drain next to the footings to drain any moisture that makes its way under the
slab. I plan...
Posted in thread: Concrete instead of core-fill grout? on 12-31-2012 at 02:16 PM
Thanks BridgeMan. I've seen Quikrete 5000 all over the place so that would be a convenient
alternative. I'll use it for those wedge shaped gaps as well. I'll posted pics of everything
when I'm done.
Posted in thread: Concrete instead of core-fill grout? on 12-29-2012 at 10:55 PM
Hello. I am almost done laying the block for the retaining wall for my crawlspace-to-basement
conversion project. Naturally, I need to fill the cores that have rebar. However, I am having a
Posted in thread: Basement Slab Thickness Question on 11-14-2012 at 06:03 PM
Thanks for the replies. I feel better about forging ahead with my intended floor height. I'll
just make sure to compact my gravel base real well and use a good amount of wire mesh
reinforcement. I'll ...
Posted in thread: Basement Slab Thickness Question on 11-13-2012 at 06:47 PM
Those who read my other posts know that I am in the middle of a crawlspace-to-basement
conversion project. A few days ago I placed the concrete for my retaining wall footing (the
retaining wall is L-s...
Posted in thread: How much can I fudge mortar joint thickness? on 11-13-2012 at 02:58 PM
Mudmixer, that was the answer I was hoping for! The exact height of the wall is not too
critical, so I can pad the bottom joint to even things out without causing a problem at the
top. :DI'm just real...
Posted in thread: How much can I fudge mortar joint thickness? on 11-12-2012 at 09:49 PM
I am an amateur DIY'er and did an amateur screw up. Now I need to figure out my options to
recover.:( Here is some backround: I'm plugging away at my crawlspace-to-basement project. My
original post d...
Posted in thread: Spirit Level Accuracy on 11-12-2012 at 08:38 PM
If you are that concerned about the contact patch between the post and the footing then I would
pour the footing and let the the concrete start to set up. Before it is solid place the post on
the pad ...
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