Latest Discussions : Basement & Foundation


03:42PM | 09/04/03
Member Since: 09/03/03
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I'm desiging a new addition for our home. The only thing I really need help with is the foundation.

I'm in North NJ. The home was build in 1905 on a stone foundation. During heavy rains - like we experienced in June - I get water in the basement. No more than 3/4" pooled in the lowest sections. The back yard slopes towards the house.
We have forced air heat.

I want to do a 20' square area off the back for a family room and an office area. Any plumbing changes will be against existing walls and only for a clothes washer. If we can swing it - a second floor addition to expand a small bedroom into a nice master bedroom.

I am in the planning stages and am meeting with the contractor shortly to ballpark some numbers.

Based on this information what do you folks recommend? Slab? Crawlspace?


03:46PM | 09/04/03
Crawl space over a slab any day of the week.



03:49PM | 09/04/03
Member Since: 09/03/03
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But why?

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