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Old 04-11-2007, 10:48 PM   #1
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So guys I got the foundation job goin...

My brother-in-law, who conveniently happens to be a licensed contractor took on the job for me, and in three days between three guys, had the house dug up, supported, and the block knocked out and gone. Then, 6 Amish guys (two of 'em couldn't have been but 14) drove in from 2-hours away and laid all the brick in one day (today). I haven't even seen the final product yet, I'm stuck at work all night.

I have a new found respect for anyone that lays brick, or does brick demo for that matter... some of the hardest work around as far as I'm concerned!



















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Old 04-12-2007, 09:15 AM   #2
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Any reinforcement in the walls?

Did you do anything for draintile and sump yet?

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What did ya do that for?
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Brik -

See the previous post on "bowing walls".

A distaster that may be in the process of being recreated. It could be a flip.
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A distaster that may be in the process of being recreated. It could be a flip.
that sounds pretty mean-spirited, no its not a flip

the drainage/backfill is in the works.

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How about the reinforcement in the wall?
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Those are block, not brick, and if they did not use reinforcing, both vertical and horizontal, you may well have only a temporary solution to the problem.

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