This house is a 1940’s built house that had issues with water seepage. The existing foundation was an old style “dirt form” foundation. This means that the below grade exterior of the foundation was formed by the dirt. This method of forming leaves the exterior of the wall with severe undulations and is very difficult to waterproof. From a structural perspective, this type of foundation wall usually has a “flanged out” footing instead of a regular footing that would be poured separately.
Due to the type of wall that existed we had to excavate in a slightly different manner than most foundation excavations and keep the bearing angle of the bottom of the wall in mind when elevating the bottom of the excavation such that the weeping tile installed would be properly located below the top of the interior floor without undermining the bearing angle of the footing.
Access to the site was a challenge. Material to be removed and replaced had to be loaded into wheelbarrows and pushed uphill and down. It was an arduo…Read more
It’s no surprise that repairing a home’s foundation and all that comes with the project would be a stressful, messy and unpredicatable job. Kevin and …Read more
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