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  1. Building & Construction
    Hello - I'm here to find some addtional opinions about next steps in my basement. I've got it ready to go and do the few things that I think I need to do next to insulate and make it a cozy living space; i've just gotten it spray foamed in the rim joints. In taking down the wood panels, I...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Trying to get an idea of what standard sizes are for poured concrete basement wall forms, in both widths and heights, so that when design a basement wall, or any stem wall for that matter, it doesn't cause more labor and cost than is necessary. For example, if the concrete wall from top of...
  3. Building & Construction
    build a concrete footing on a slope I'm looking to build a retaining wall on my backyard that at its tallest point is 2' 3/4" tall. It'll be built on a slope so I can extend my existing yard out by some 350 sq ft. Once the wall is up I'll fill the new area with 4" high slabs of concrete (to...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    I've been battling a leaking basement wall ever since we bought our house nearly three years ago. Underneath our porch area, the concrete walls are half poured concrete (lower half) and half concrete blocks (upper half). Right along the seam where the blocks sit on top of the poured concrete...
  5. Building & Construction
    Hello DIYers! After lurking on the forum for months I am posing my first question and have high hopes. My beautiful 85-yr-old co-op building has beautiful concrete archways. I'd like to fill in one of them, creating a shallow alcove on the living room side with shelves. This could work nicely...
  6. Building & Construction
    The adjacent property is elevated by about four feet. I was thinking of building a three foot high concrete wall and attaching a six foot wooden fence atop the wall. I have no experience with walls, concrete or foundation requirements. Can someone gave a starting place?
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