Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation


10:52AM | 08/02/17
The outside of my house (built mid'70s) has several inches of exposed concrete around the periphery of the house where the basement shows above the level of the ground. It was originally covered with a thin black material (paint? tar? plastic?) that is eroding, mostly on the west side & is exposing the concrete underneath. I'm concerned about erosion that might lead to water leakage into the basement. How do I repair this?


04:39AM | 09/12/18
Member Since: 09/12/18
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Water leakages in the basement area can cause a lot of problems. Your foundation might get damaged beyond repairs. Get in touch with a company which offers affordable solutions for home foundation or waterproofing. You can check


10:13AM | 02/12/19
I'm in the process of having a house built. The GC discovered recently that the blocks/foundation for an entire load baring wall are out of square by 6 inches. He has been honest about the situation, and is telling me he can fix it by adding a concrete slab edition, sitting on the same footer to correct the problem. It would be 9 inches on one end, tapering down to 3 inches on the other end to put the wall back to square. He is drilling holes in the cinder block wall, and using epoxy to set rebar that will extend out into the addition. He has also dropped wire mesh into the "cavity". Is this a proper fix? Is there a better solution? Should I be concerned? Appreciate any response.

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