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Old 10-06-2006, 01:53 PM   #1
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I have a very old house. The foundation is half dirt and half finished. (the old stone)

Is it possible to put a new foundation in? What kind of cost?, will it be cheaper to move? What is all involved?

It is a dry basement, as long as I keep the down spouts aligned away from the house.

Has anyone had this done? Any views will help.

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Old 10-06-2006, 06:22 PM   #2
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Anything can be done; Hell they moved a lighthouse intact! The only variables are cost and convience. Call some foundation contractors in your area, and a structural engineer, if they do not have one on staff at the foundation repair company.

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You can even replace a foundation a few feet at a time without any special supports or jacking often times. It's not exactly a DIY project, but I can by done if you have the patience and time to dedicate to it.
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Without a photo it is hard to tell.

I have seen some people pour a new cement wall over top or side by side of the old wall to reinforce the old wall. Build the forms a few inches from the old wall and then pour cement (with rebar) between the old wall and the form. Let dry a few days and then remove the forms.
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why would you want to replace your exsisting foundation IF? there is nothing wrong with it. I have underpinned my foundation 3ft to get more ceiling hieght and did it sections at a time and sounds like the same kind of foundation I had. You would be surprised how solid it is.
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