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  1. Plumbing
    I have recently purchased a house built on a concrete slab. There is existing plumbing for 3 piece bath, as well as the kitchen. I plan on moving the kitchen to the other side of the house, and slightly moving the location of the bathroom. I am trying to assess the best way to go about doing...
  2. Building & Construction
    Hi everyone, new home owner here. I own an end unit townhome built on a partial hill; purchased one year ago. At time of purchase, a thorough home inspection was done and came out clean. But upon inspection myself some months later, i noticed some foundation cracks that seem concerning. I am...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello good community, A few days ago I poured a rebar reinforced slab of concrete (500kg) as foundation for a pizza oven I want to build. The area is 140cmx160cm and the slab is around 12cm thick. It sits on 3 inches of gravel and is protected by plastic sheeting underneath. The slab itself...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    This really seems like it should be easy and it probably is, but I'm having a hard time figuring out the best way to handle. I have attached pics for reference. I have a rental that has a storage room under the porch. I bought it last year and it had been leaking through the porch slab and down...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have an old house (built in 1946) near the ocean. The foundation in the back has spalled off, exposing the mudsill in some places. The worst spalling is 4" deep - you can see the mudsill and a few rotted anchor bolts. A home inspector and a handyman/contractor both looked at it and...
  6. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello all My home was built in 1967. The foundation seems to have been poured a little too deep. For the most part I only have about 3 inches of the foundation sitting above grade. That being said, my basement has 3 glass block windows on the back of the house. One of these windows is directly...
  7. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hi first post here on this forum. Thanks in advance. I would like to raise my bathroom floor to meet the rest of the house. This bathroom was added by the previous owner and there is a step down from the rest of the home. My house is already on a slab foundation. I am deciding between...
  8. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello, I am considering replacing an exterior stairway and landing at the front of my house (please see picture attached). The stairway is along the foundation of the house. Some contractors have suggested to backfill the landing and stairway with base rock, and then pour a concrete slab and...
  9. Building & Construction
    Hi, posted before but didn't know what I was doing so now I redid this. We moved into our new construction home on 11/15. It's a custom home. I was wondering if someone can take a look at our foundation pics and give their opinion/advice. The images show just 1 area of our foundation...
  10. Plumbing
    Does anyone know what exactly I would do to remove the cast iron from the foundation from the outside wall of the house. Would a jack hammer be the tool to use? I am worried about cracking the foundation or having cracks show up in other places in the house when I drill into it. I have...
  11. Building & Construction
    We are going to be building a 16x24 cabin with a loft and will be using sonotube concrete forms for the footings. How far apart should they be spaced, how far below the frost line (10 inches), and how far above the ground would you recommend? Also, we are plannig on renting either a bobcat...
  12. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    In my basement, running along an outside wall, I have a section of concrete floor that has been dug up, exposing the dirt underneath. The dirt area is about 14 feet long, by 4.5 inches wide, and anywhere from maybe 1/8" to 1/2" deep. If I just get some regular concrete mix and trowel it...
  13. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Im trying to build a retaining wall and have a few questions. There was ivy there, but it didn't look good, so I removed it. Now I would like to build an elevated and level area to put grass. I've never done this before, if any additional info is needed, let me know. I'll give you the...
  14. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    when pouring concrete into the foundation that is 19 " wide with 9.5" trough in center ( the building sits in the trough then is grouted in after angle brackets are bolted down to anchor bolts ) with 5" on out side and 4.5 on the in side. can the concrete be pored with out some kind of special...
  15. Building & Construction
    I may be buying an old victorian house that has a riverrock foundation, unfortunately I live in california and we are prone to earthquakes. I somewhat understand the basics of retrofiting a new concrete foundation to the existing river rock foundation, but I do not understand all of it. I know...
  16. Building & Construction
    I have a full unfinished basement that has 1 window. I would like to make the basement a walkout but am uncertain if this is even possible. I do not want to change the window into a door. I want to cut out a doorway from the foundation; is that possible? If so, what type of credentials...
  17. Building & Construction
    Help ... Looking to buy a half finished house and finish it, but we see this in the basement, anyone know what this is? is this a foundation issue? cause for real concern or just cosmetic? live in PA, so also looks like a little frost coming through? any help greatly appreciated...
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