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callmevo4short 07-07-2012 01:14 PM

Basement Repair Before Finishing?
 
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I have attached an image of the damage I am speaking, it goes the entire length of the foundation in the front of my house (apprx. 30ft) and wanted to know if this is normal and I should leave it or if this requires attention before finishing my basement. If it requires repair, what cement/concrete should I use for something of this nature? And is it something where I could just replace that front edge assuming there is no further damage?

Thanks in advance,
Keith

Just Bill 07-08-2012 08:23 AM

Not sure what we are to see, but I don't see damage. There may be some mortar falling off the bottom plate of a pre 50's house, but mortar does not stick to wood well anyhow. I don't really see a problem.

TarheelTerp 07-08-2012 10:08 AM

What is damaged?

callmevo4short 07-08-2012 02:48 PM

Yeah it's the mortar by the sill, it's basically a long crack from one end of the house to the other, you can see it here going from left to right...

DrHicks 07-08-2012 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by callmevo4short (Post 960052)
I have attached an image of the damage I am speaking, it goes the entire length of the foundation in the front of my house (apprx. 30ft) and wanted to know if this is normal and I should leave it or if this requires attention before finishing my basement. If it requires repair, what cement/concrete should I use for something of this nature? And is it something where I could just replace that front edge assuming there is no further damage?

Thanks in advance,
Keith

That looks like a normal basement sill to me. I assume you're going to stud in and drywall? You should be fine.

callmevo4short 07-08-2012 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by DrHicks

That looks like a normal basement sill to me. I assume you're going to stud in and drywall? You should be fine.

Ok I kind of figured that much but just wanted some opinions from the board... And yes I am going stud and drywall with some insulation...


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