11:27PM | 12/17/04
Member Since: 03/05/04
26 lifetime posts
with glenn....what is-was the problem with laying `n sealing the blocks correctly? Not much there! Also.....ANY rod holes should be completely `n entirely Packed with hydraulic cement...if they wanna use corks then they should pack holes with 10-12 corks,not 1 or 2. R. Holes that are not completely packed-sealed from onset will be trouble(leaking) in near future..and you may have drywall-paneling agst wall when they give way.You may have carpeting on floor etc. Have them done now...its VERY Easy ta do! All Pea stone-gravel is BEST backfill agst ANY Bsmt wall. And see if you can get them to NOT backfill all their garbage agst your walls(broken,blocks,bricks,wood,cans,tree roots etc). Sand is 2nd best. Back to porch area.....if the rest of the poured wall section under the porch is important enough to "damproof"...whats the problem with doing that small block section, what would it hurt? gl


03:57PM | 01/09/05
Member Since: 11/06/02
1284 lifetime posts
I'm usually the one to get anal about things like this but not here. This is only a support wall for the porch. Sometihng to get down below frost level. i have built archy specified jobs with a separate wall just like this. There is no need even to have that block there except to separate teh ompactable draining soild within the section from the friable drainage material on the outside of the wall. Teh gaps could be intentional so that in the even water finds a way to the interior section under the porch slab, it can weep out to the drian tiles.

I agree it looks bad, but given the design and non loading it is intended for, I see nothing to complain about.

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