bowing basement walls
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.
Adding 2x6s will help prevent the house from suddenly collapsing, but is not a long term solution. There are no footers under these 2x6s.
Just how bad is this problem? If no one noticed it before, it can't be that bad. How bowed is the wall - 1/4", 1/2", several inches? A level and straight 2x4 can help you measure it.
I have independently concocted the same plan as you - I beams and hydraulic jacks. I'm a licensed civil engineer so it's not a completely baked idea. Please assist me with how you placed the hydraulic jacks. In other words, what was the base that you jacked from?
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