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Old 07-19-2010, 09:08 AM   #16
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I some limited areas the poured wall contractors do have 9' and 10' form. This is a result of the ease to add and extra course or two of block. Twenty years ago, 9' high (13 course basements) were very common since the were easier to finish inside and double the floor space. Some builders went to 14 course basements and this caused the poured contractors to get the taller forms.

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I'm planing to dig my basement. Is to low and sloped to to the sump pump.
Lots of work I know but that is not what scares me. The house is almost 100 years hold, so someone did this after the house have been build.
My biggest concern is ... well if I'm digging 2 more feet what will support the "concrete" (a kind of concrete made of small stones and what kind of mix...) walls that are already there, I don't want the house to sag or drop.

So I think must be a way to support the concrete wall while I'm digging, even if i have to create new (or the only ones) footings in special spots.

Can you tell me how to do this and if I have to put new footings where should i position them?
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Old threads are always interesting.

It would be nice to see if the penny pincher did go for a higher basement wall or settle for a cheap buried "hovel" that never is profitable for the owner in the end. A deeper basement is always a plus when you go to sell or have it appraised. When you get down to the cost of materials person gets too close and does not look at the big picture.

Heating and cooling a finished basement is "dirt" cheap because of the thermal benefits of the soil and concrete, so "R-values" mean little.

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