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DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-30-2014, 06:49 PM
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Posted By Jimmy
Just throwing this out there since I have seen it...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-14-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By Jimmy
Thank you all for your well thought out replies....

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-14-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By Jimmy
The water is sometimes (infrequently) higher than...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-11-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By Jimmy
The creek does usually dry up for a few weeks in...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-08-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By Jimmy
Already did the drylock. Thanks for the...

Already did the drylock. Thanks for the suggestion though.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-06-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By Jimmy
Thank you. Makes sense.

Thank you. Makes sense.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-06-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By Jimmy
Thank you both for your competent answers. I am...

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
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 03-05-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 806
Posted By Jimmy
Seasonal water issues (basement)

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-20-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By Jimmy
I think I was about to destroy a farmhouse. Upon...

I think I was about to destroy a farmhouse. Upon further consideration we will not be doing any of the above.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Framing and Foundation 11-16-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 865
Posted By Jimmy
can ribbon/rib beam be removed

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...
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