One of the new low-cost building ideas that's been invented in the last few years is using polypropylene bags filled with gravel as a stem wall. T...
COMMUNITY FORUM: BASEMENT & FOUNDATION
We are just now getting to putting rooms in our basement. When concrete was poured 2 years ago, the drain tile was put it, but no other steps wer...
I am considering buying a home that has a crack in the block/mortar foundation. The house was built in 1948 and a second story dormer was added in ...
I just build a lake house, Got out side of house complete, had someone backfill the house, 10ft block walls. lots of poured cores.. The wall bowed ...
Hello,I just bought this 25-year-old house with a walk-in finsihed basement. So the basement looks as if it were the first floor from the front of ...
I have a 4X8 soil area that abuts the foundation wall the ground is about 4 feet above the inside floor. The foundation is poured concrete. I want ...
I'm designing house plans for myself and I want to run a steel I-beam for the center support beam. The dimesions of the home is going to 32'x80' wi...
I'm planning to refinish my basement. Trouble is, I need to do it/have it done fast. I'm having a pool table delivered in 10 days and would like it...
I am in the design stages of a cottage. The soil is clay and expands a lot when wet. How do I design the foundation to prevent cracking? Is this...
I'm building a small addition to my home. I only have 16' of footers to dig. My home is situated such that it will be impossible to get a concret...
I have decided to pour a concrete slab at the back of my house to replace the interlock pavers in place now. These pavers have approximately 6-8" ...
I bought my house 3 years ago and never had a water leak in the basement. The last couple storms we had i've noticed the carpet was wet under the w...
I recently had water seeping into the basement 2 days after a couple of days of heavy rain. No signs of wet walls or ceiling. It was confined to ...
I know the topic of basement insulation has been reviewed numerous times, but I have not found any questions similar to this one yet. I am in the ...
what do I use on a block foundation wall to prepare it for wallpaper? Skimcoat?? Waterseal paint?
I am starting to finish my basement, which has poured concrete walls. One wall is only about 4 feet high, and then it's just the outside wall ab...
My basement has never flooded or shown any signs of water except for slight efflouresence and a moderately damp concrete floor. I'm looking for a ...