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Old 04-21-2013, 01:04 PM   #1
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I finished remodeling a 101 year old house a couple years ago that has a basement that isn't in good shape but it's also not in terrible shape. My plan was to replace the basement in my 7 year plan. Well we have had a pretty wet spring and it has done nothing but hurt my old foundation. It has been leaking water terrible and the walls and floors seem to be buckling more and more. I know that just within the last month there have been several new cracks show up. I have the old limestone so it would be almost impossible just filling in the cracks. So my new basement construction will have to happen this summer/fall. I have got a couple of bids already and the price is around what I thought it would be. I am just wanting some advice that will affect the bid amount. Should I make sure that the bid has 9 ft walls? Do I have the styrofoam walls or just concrete? Should I include heated floors? I do plan on finishing the basement in the future but right now I just need to get a new foundation under my old house. Thanks for the help!


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Need to post some pictures of that basement.
No since in doing anything until the foundation and moisture issues are addressed.
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