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Old 09-12-2008, 07:49 PM   #16
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I can live with 2 fingers, one arm, and half a brain, but I prefer not to.

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I can live with 2 fingers, one arm, and half a brain, but I prefer not to.
How do you manage?

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By doing it right.
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By doing it right.
And by doing so one can sleep better at night.
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Yes, most people strive to do the best thing, but when you aren't building brand new, you're forced to do the best that you can with an existing house with existing conditions.

I'm sure people realize that as time evolves, technologies and "doing it right" evolves too. A house built 20-30 years ago was built with that 20-30 year old knowledge that may have evolved by now. Those lessons learned may be impossible to fix 100%.

Nobody's going to buy a house with 95% having been built that matches current codes/practices and then decide to tear the whole house down because that 5% that is difficult/impossible to change without tearing it down.

You have to work best with what you have within reason.

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Absolutely correct. What you don't want to do is make conditions worse. If you can't remediate the situation you may have to live with it.
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Or maybe just stay in the house and never move again so the next homeowner has to pay for what you are wanting to do.

If you move you will tell the used house sales person, home inspector, and the next buyer won't you?
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Yes, most people strive to do the best thing, but when you aren't building brand new, you're forced to do the best that you can with an existing house with existing conditions.

I'm sure people realize that as time evolves, technologies and "doing it right" evolves too. A house built 20-30 years ago was built with that 20-30 year old knowledge that may have evolved by now. Those lessons learned may be impossible to fix 100%.

Nobody's going to buy a house with 95% having been built that matches current codes/practices and then decide to tear the whole house down because that 5% that is difficult/impossible to change without tearing it down.

You have to work best with what you have within reason.
WELL STATED!!!
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Glad to see everybody hug and make-up...

know that foamed in polyurethane won't fool the termites for long.. and ...and... How much do you want to trust the flashing ...I think you have a handle on the rest of the story.

at least consider: tuck pointing weep holes,, apply bonding agent... sealing brick area to be buried, adding french drains..,. perimeter re-treat for termites...etc.
maybe even a pvc pipe from air space to down your new grade slope
where you can attach shop vac or blower to help dry the area out when it gets wet as it probably will.

To me it would be more fun to rent a mini bob-cat for a day and grade a new slope.

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