New Amateur with a Project

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by MoreCowbell, May 29, 2011.

  1. May 29, 2011 #1

    MoreCowbell

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    Hello. I am new to this site. My primary reason for joining is that I am preparing for a DIY project where I'll be digging part of my crawlspace out to make a partial basement.

    About 1/3 of the crawlspace is already almost 8' high (footing to joist), however, it tapers up to about 4' high in the back corner. I had an enginerer look at my foundation and he advised against encroaching into the 45 deg. slope from the footings, so I'll be building retaining walls that are spaced back a bit. I'll also need to remove my masonry columns and replace with steel columns on new (deeper) footings. I've attached a picture from Google Sketchup of what (I hope) it will look like when I'm done.:D

    Anyway, this post is partly to introduce myself and partly to link back to in future posts when I have questions to pose to the experts here so I don't have to keep repeating myself. Thanks!

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  2. May 29, 2011 #2

    oldognewtrick

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    Welcome to House Repair Talk. I'd listen to the engineer for sure and good luck with your project.
     
  3. Dec 30, 2014 #3

    MoreCowbell

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    Almost done ...

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  4. Dec 30, 2014 #4

    nealtw

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    You've come a long way. Looking good.
     

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