08:34AM | 02/02/07
Member Since: 12/10/06
13 lifetime posts
I was wondering if I could get some advice on the best way to tie a new foundation to an old one.

Here are the particular's of the job:

The prexisting foundation (60+ years) is concrete block, with the old wavy textured exterior.

Here are the questions:

1) Would a poured concrete basement addition be better to tie into the old one, or would a block basement be best?

2) What's the best way to physically tie these foundations together?

3) Is the old textured brick going to be a problem?

4) Is it possibly to 'share' the basement wall between the two basements, or would another one need to be built along side of it? (Which way is best?)

Thanks guys!


04:45AM | 02/15/07
Member Since: 12/10/06
13 lifetime posts
If this issue is too large to cover, maybe someone can tell me if I can still epoxy rebar into a block wall to be secured by pouring the new foundation wall next to it? Would I need to grind off the textured sides of the pre-existing block wall? (The basement is walkout, and totally exposed, hence the pretty blocks used.)

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