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DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-21-2012, 12:23 PM
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Posted By JackF99
Thanks Neal, I would just like to make sure you...

Thanks Neal,
I would just like to make sure you understand...
This triangle is just sloping from the rest of the concrete, and has not actually dropped any at the attachment of the rest of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-21-2012, 12:14 PM
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Posted By JackF99
"If what he did worked at the time, the rest of...

"If what he did worked at the time, the rest of the footing should have underpinned to actually solve the problem.
Under pinning would have been to dig under the footing and put larger chunks of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-21-2012, 12:11 PM
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Posted By JackF99
The triangle at the corner has equal sides along...

The triangle at the corner has equal sides along the exterior and the long side along the inside attached to the rest of the foundation.
The long side shows no sign of dropping, meaning there is no...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-21-2012, 11:45 AM
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Posted By JackF99
Thanks Neal for offering your help. What I...

Thanks Neal for offering your help.
What I understand about the way people build neighborhoods like mine is...
Plan out the streets. Dig down for the sewers and streets to make them good and throw...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-20-2012, 10:30 AM
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Posted By JackF99
Another thing is that at the roof top the fascia...

Another thing is that at the roof top the fascia boards had separated about 1 1/2 inch. The brick now looks good, no cracks, but the
caulking between the bricks and wood on the side had torn about...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-20-2012, 10:24 AM
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Posted By JackF99
Not sure why the time is 5:19 on this post. My...

Not sure why the time is 5:19 on this post. My clock is ok and I'm on CDT and it is 11:23
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-20-2012, 10:19 AM
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Posted By JackF99
Before he worked on the house there was a crack...

Before he worked on the house there was a crack down from the bottom of the window through bricks and mortar and one horizontal mortar joint had a 3/8 inch space for about 8 feet.
This happened a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-20-2012, 10:15 AM
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Posted By JackF99
Well, the guy dug out a rectangle shape under the...

Well, the guy dug out a rectangle shape under the slab edge and then used a auger to drill down two holes about 14" or so in diameter.
He then put rebar in and filled with concrete. A few days later...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-20-2012, 09:19 AM
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Posted By JackF99
The bedroom is at the far left corner of the...

The bedroom is at the far left corner of the house and here is the 30" drop down to the next house.
http://img571.imageshack.us/img571/3536/p1000379t.jpg

The level is 4 feet. The crack looks far...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 11-18-2012, 06:00 PM
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Posted By JackF99
Ok guys... I have put radiant barrier just...

Ok guys...
I have put radiant barrier just under the rafters of my roof.
There is 2x4 width between the roof decking and this barrier.
Will there be any problems.
I also have a ridge vent.
My...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-18-2012, 05:46 PM
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Posted By JackF99
Corner of Foundation

If this is not the place to ask detailed info on foundations, please direct me to another forum where I could ask such questions.
Anyway...
I have a 1300 sq ft house with a bedroom that is approx....
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