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Old 08-27-2012, 09:00 AM   #1
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Basement Wall Cracked & Bowing In


We are looking at a small (1,200 sq ft) home 1/2 of which is on a block foundation for the cellar. The rest was an addition and on saunet tubes.

The cellar under the house is shallow (I'm 6'1" and I have a bend a bit). The cement floor is rough and a bit degraded and broken in a corner. 3 of the walls aren't bad, but the 4th is seriously bowed in and the cement blocks are all cracked and seperating. They have temporary columns helping to support the main beam.

It APPEARS that there is a footing and maybe a cill wall up about 2 or 3 feet and the rest is block.

1) Can this wall be fixed at a reasonable price? (Note, I can run heavy equipment and I can dig the outside soil away from the wall.)

2) Since the floor is damp and does get some water and it has a broken open hole with a sump pump stck in it, can we lower the floow to make it so we can stand up in there and finish it? Also, put the sump pump in correctly?

Rough guess what would this set me back?

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Old 08-27-2012, 09:07 AM   #2
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No one here is going to tell you what it's going to cost.
Someone would have to be on site to look it over.
I will tell you what I would do, pass on it.
It's not a cheap or easy fix.

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call in some local builders and get estimates ..... this is the only reasonable way of obtaining an estimate for such work. eyes need to be on-site to determine issues

might be able to jack up the house and remove existing foundation, then pour new concrete foundation. I've done that here for older homes, of course sometimes its cheaper to knock them down and build something new to your liking ....

I agree with Joe, unless you're picking it up for a song and a dance I'd probably pass on it ....
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