06:49AM | 07/11/01
Member Since: 07/10/01
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I recently purchased a home and evidently I did not, nor did the home inspector, notice the bowing on the north and south walls of my ciderblock basement. I've talked to a few contractors and they say the only way to fix this is to escavate around the outside of the basement and rebuild the walls. This is out of my price range for home repairs so early on. (They quoted @ $15,000). Is there a way to build up from the inside? A simple solution to this problem.
My first project is to build up the landscape around the house to divert the water away. The gutters and downspouts are all working properly and there are even pvc pipes that divert that water away from the downspouts.
Dryloc or products similar to that are a temporary solution, but what about sealing the basement and putting up reiforcement walls along the inside of the basement walls?
Using 2x6's as studs and drywall?
Keep in mind, I'm looking at simplicity and cost effectiveness.

[This message has been edited by shanaka (edited July 12, 2001).]



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