By Henri de Marne

ISBN-10: 094267930X

ISBN-13: 9780942679304

ISBN-10: 0942679393

ISBN-13: 9780942679397

"For over 32 years, owners during the US and Canada have relied on Henri de Marne to reply to their questions in his syndicated newspaper column, 'First reduction for the sick House'. With this ebook, you will discover the solutions everytime you want them. De Marne has up-to-date all of the solutions for this booklet, to mirror the most recent in examine, fabrics, tools, matters, and tastes. the result's a accomplished manual Read more...

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They need to be strong enough to hold up the structure, built on solid ground to avoid sinking or shifting, and protected from frost, soil and water pressure. They should be constructed in ways that help keep the house comfortable, and, when possible, provide extra space for living and for storage. Much can go wrong with a foundation. But as you read through this chapter, you’ll see that similar problems keep repeating themselves: the foundation backfill is improperly done; the soil around a foundation is not properly graded or drained; the concrete is not properly cured; incorrect methods and materials are used for insulating, painting, and other finish work.

The Grip-Tite wall anchor system is available nationally. Sinking of slab outside of foundation wall Q. Years ago, I poured a 2×6-foot concrete slab against a part of the foundation wall of my 50-some-year-old house to direct water away from it. At that time, it was sloping away from the foundation but, now, it has dropped about 3 inches and water leaks down the side of the basement wall finished as part of a rec room. Does this indicate damage to the basement wall? Should I take down the rec room wall?

That does not shed water away from the house. One problem area I see so often in my inspections is sunken ground under decks and porches that trap water. These hollows should be filled, however difficult it may be. Correcting all these problems so water flows away instead of soaking the soil should relieve the pressure exercised on the walls by wet soil freezing and expanding. However, if the buckling is severe enough to warrant corrective action in order to prevent collapse of the affected walls, the least expensive way to achieve this is to build another wall in front of each of them.

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