Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation


07:59AM | 11/29/02
Member Since: 11/28/02
6 lifetime posts
This thing is a menagerie. A real Frankenstein job.

What surprising is that the foundation isnt cracked.

It looks like it was added onto over the years.

one part is an addition which is a slab that has blocks built on top of it.

Only thing is with that extension i can see the the dirt under the slab. slab only seems to be 6-7 inches and some animal dug a hole undermining it.



10:48AM | 12/17/02
Member Since: 10/15/02
359 lifetime posts
And your question is?


10:51AM | 12/17/02
Member Since: 11/28/02
6 lifetime posts
I was wondering if that's ok to have a slab with blocks as a foundation and it's not below the frost line.



08:46PM | 01/13/03
Member Since: 12/23/02
18 lifetime posts
That sounds unstable. A 6 inch slab with concrete blocks on top? Yikes! It's possible it was a do-it-yourself job that didn't even include proper footings. I'd have it looked at by a pro.

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