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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-25-2014, 09:37 AM
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Posted By TheIcehouse1809
Yes, the stream is the northern line of the...

Yes, the stream is the northern line of the property. I've lost more than 10' of land to storm water drainage. But that's another project in itself. :)
The southern end of the property borders a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-20-2014, 03:59 PM
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Posted By TheIcehouse1809
I don't think I want a sump pump. I lean toward...

I don't think I want a sump pump. I lean toward old school solutions. Too much development in too small an area creates a flood problem for the lower district...I don't want to just pass the problem...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-19-2014, 09:15 AM
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Posted By TheIcehouse1809
Half is a mud room/utility space, and the other...

Half is a mud room/utility space, and the other half is a spare bedroom.

Regarding flood control, I have long term plans for flood water mitigation on my property. I have also engaged the county...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-18-2014, 09:27 AM
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Posted By TheIcehouse1809
Cool. Will work toward keeping the floor height...

Cool. Will work toward keeping the floor height as is.

No leaky walls here. But the surrounding developments have been known to send 6' or more of rushing water through our little valley. The...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-18-2014, 09:02 AM
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Posted By TheIcehouse1809
The existing framed floor is almost 2' above...

The existing framed floor is almost 2' above grade, resting on the top of the foundation walls. I could drop the floor height down to grade to avoid interacting with the above grade foundation. It...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-18-2014, 07:50 AM
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Posted By TheIcehouse1809
Thanks for the info. So, sand/insulation/slab....

Thanks for the info. So, sand/insulation/slab. Makes sense to me. Should a vapor barrier go in there somewhere, or is that a function of the insulation?

To do this one room at a time, I'll have...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-17-2014, 10:28 PM
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Posted By TheIcehouse1809
Creating a pseudo contiguous poured basement floor

Howdy handy helpers!
Welcome to my first post. Well, my first post in years. I rehabbed a 1936 Bungalow style with the help of a forum such as this. Now I'm back in the saddle, only this time on a...
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