12:51PM | 05/05/01
Member Since: 05/04/01
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I am hoping to have a second story and brick exterior added to a 67 yr old concrete block house. it has a full basement with some moisture seepage. so far i'm thinking it would be good to dig down to see if the footings are wide enough to support the addn'l story and act as a ledge to hold the new block/brick veneer. and that if the foundation is to be excavated, the drain tile could be replaced (if it exists). does anyone have experience with this type of project? i'm wondering what sort of insulation could be placed between the original block and the new veneer. and i was thinking of just continuing the concrete blocks up when making the second story (actually a dutch colonial 1/2 story). how should the new block be anchored to the old? are concrete blocks filled with mortar? can i just drill a hole into the old block and sink rebar into it?


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