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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 04-11-2014, 10:13 AM
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Posted By megbikes
Hey all, It's been awhile, but I wanted to...

Hey all,

It's been awhile, but I wanted to let you know that we were able to successfully fix our basement drainage issues and reinforce our foundation, with the help of our structural engineer....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-03-2013, 05:15 PM
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Posted By megbikes
This looks like a promising approach, thanks...

This looks like a promising approach, thanks Nealtw. I have an email out to the engineer re the structural issues, will let you all know what he has to say. After that we'll figure out the draining...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-02-2013, 11:46 AM
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Posted By megbikes
Good point Nealtw. I'll ask our structural...

Good point Nealtw. I'll ask our structural engineer if he thinks we need to under pin the wall.

BridgeMan, thanks for the suggestion on the drain-tile / sump pit- we're working on a drainage...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-01-2013, 11:05 PM
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Posted By megbikes
To clarify, the brown strip is concrete, but the...

To clarify, the brown strip is concrete, but the width is no wider than the CMU block sitting on top of it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-01-2013, 10:58 PM
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Posted By megbikes
Thanks Nealtw. We are on city sewer. My husband...

Thanks Nealtw. We are on city sewer. My husband cut out a strip section further along the wall today, more photos attached. It does have some more depth to the foundation further along the wall,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-01-2013, 07:01 PM
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Posted By megbikes
You are definitely correct that there is not much...

You are definitely correct that there is not much of a foundation along that wall with the plumbing (the north wall). The front of the house (east wall) has a more substantial foundation, which also...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 10-01-2013, 04:22 PM
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Posted By megbikes
Water under slab in daylight basement

Hello forum! This is my first post, although I've been reading many posts here with great interest. I'm impressed by the knowledge and experience you all seem to have.

My husband and I are...
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