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Old 12-29-2009, 02:21 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a house, and one wall had started to bow out on the inside. It does have deadmen in it and a coulple of I beam support post against it, but hasn't stopped it from starting to move over the years. The house is approx. 40 years old. Can anyone give me a rough estimate on what it would cost to replace a couple walls? It would be a run about 50 ft. long and about 7 ft. tall. It is a walkout basement with the ground sloped on the sides, so I am not looking at all four sides, just about 2. I don't plan on staying in this house forever, so depending on prices, should I look at a new poured concrete wall, (and can you tie existing blocks into a new poured wall), or have someone come in and dig around the problem areas and replace with new concrete blocks.

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no way to tell without looking at it. There are several ways to fix this. You need to call a mason or foundation contractor in your area that specializing in repairs. Post where you are from, many here work in that field and may know someone that can help.

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no way to tell without looking at it. There are several ways to fix this. You need to call a mason or foundation contractor in your area that specializing in repairs. Post where you are from, many here work in that field and may know someone that can help.
I am in northwest Missouri
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Wild guess between 5,000 to 10,000. I would seriously consider having all your walls done. Have the dirt removed and install proper drainage and backfill procedures around the perimeter. The best of luck.
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Wild guess between 5,000 to 10,000. I would seriously consider having all your walls done. Have the dirt removed and install proper drainage and backfill procedures around the perimeter. The best of luck.
Good price... where are you located? Here in CT I would charge many times that for 100's of feet of new foundations replacing an existing one.
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:38 AM   #6
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you might consider exterior excavation, straightening the wall, then pumping if full of grout - followed by a good exterior waterproofing system w/proper drainage channel,,, if they're cinder blks, get new fnd walls.

this yr, we've done a couple wall replacements that size here in atl - $15K - if in ct, it'd be more

UNLESS you can find a good structural repair contractor, you'll have 2 contractors - house mover & mason.
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This site is geared towards DIY, not cost estimates
Prices vary by area & by the specific job
Get several local quotes & check references

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