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deb730

06:48PM | 02/14/99
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We are just beginning to build our own home ourselves and need some suggestions on block foundations. Where do we start?

BobF

02:32AM | 02/15/99
Yes, call a cement contractor and get a poured foundation.

DR HOME

02:00PM | 02/15/99
If you prefer block then contact various masonary workers in your area. If you are in a fast growing area, plan ahead, since they can be very hard to schedule. This really is not work that you can do yourself. It is a skill that takes years to develop. I still marvel at how easy they make it look and how stupid I look when I try it. Good Luck with the new home.

BobF

02:46AM | 02/16/99
I have to agree with Dr Home. It looks easy but is hard to master. I just finished laying glass block fo a bar. I'm glad it is not supporting my house!
Do hire a mason. Being out of plumb just a little can lead to many problems down the road.

As to my first post - why do you want a block foundation? Poured foundations are stonger and less likely to leak.

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