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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-24-2011, 07:30 PM
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Posted By cline
Your right, compacting is difficult it needs to...

Your right, compacting is difficult it needs to be done as the dirt goes in in stages. Tamping and crawling around on it and tamping on it with multiple people.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-24-2011, 05:31 PM
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Posted By cline
Water will pour into the lowest section it can...

Water will pour into the lowest section it can find. It will entirely prevent the water from settling there. If the dirt in the crawl space is higher than the outside soil level you will not take on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-24-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By cline
Probably best to fill the crawl space with dirt...

Probably best to fill the crawl space with dirt to above ground level and also install drainage as far away as possible to stop water from standing outside the foundation wall. There are good...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-24-2011, 11:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,107
Posted By cline
very unusual to not have a footing. it is more...

very unusual to not have a footing. it is more likely that your basement was dug lower and you are looking under what is a knee wall.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-24-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
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Posted By cline
home depot.... ...always trying to save a...

home depot....

...always trying to save a buck.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-23-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,478
Posted By cline
furring strips are far from ideal. def. metal...

furring strips are far from ideal. def. metal studs are best.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-23-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,129
Posted By cline
soundproofing requires decoupling the structures...

soundproofing requires decoupling the structures and mass, lots of mass. cheapest, and best, bet is to take them carpet/rug shopping.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-23-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,251
Posted By cline
I wouldn't dare put laminate in a kitchen. Too...

I wouldn't dare put laminate in a kitchen. Too much risk of water damage.

+1 also on Allour flooring
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-23-2011, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,396
Posted By cline
Is there a foundation wall or slab?

Is there a foundation wall or slab?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-23-2011, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,145
Posted By cline
mine was actually more far short than this. like...

mine was actually more far short than this. like about 2" and we still made it work. just get it even..
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