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  1. Building & Construction
    Hello All, I'm new to the forum and seeking some help. I just recently hired a contractor to redo my support columns throughout the crawl space and noticed the back kitchen wall still was sagging a bit and seen that the wall in the crawl space no longer had a bottom plate. I really need some...
  2. Building & Construction
    I have a historic home in Southern California that needed the brick foundation replaced. I'll preface by saying that the foundation work has already passed city inspection. However, I'm having some major apprehension about the quality of work and am waiting on the final payment until I'm...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi, We have 2 basement cinder-block opposite (North and South) cracked, bulges, foundation 8' walls. The bulges are 6' x 6'. The house is a 2 bdrm/1 Bath/2 level/with a basement, 1900 sq ft. Can we: Support jacks and how many?? 1) dig the dirt down exterior, 2) One side at a time, Lift (ONLY if...
  4. 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...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi All. I posted this under the "Building and Construction" section...I guess I should've read down a bit farther and found the section relating just to concrete!! Hopefully someone here might have some insight.. Hi All, I am in the process of having a new home built. We took the family out...
  6. Building & Construction
    Please advise!:surprise:We are building a house as a post frame building. We hired someone to both do site preparation and to build the structure and then we are planning on finishing it ourselves. Anyways, one of the posts settled significantly (like 4 inches). It has not settled any further in...
  7. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I'm pretty sure I do but I'm in denial. Bought my wonderful home 3 years ago as a foreclosure so we didn't get any disclosures or history about the home. We are located in Rocklin, CA which is outside of Sacramento (N. CA). It's a ranch style home and its about 30 years old. Interior we have...
  8. Carpentry
    Need some advice from the pros on here. I work from home, and my wife is due with our first child next week. As such, I need to soundproof my office, which is actually in our formal living area. My initial thought is to install some french doors on both sides of the room. I live in...
  9. Building & Construction
    hello. I have never posted to the forum before, but I have followed various threads for a long time now. Advice from all would be appreciated, but the topic seems up Tscarboroughs alley. Background: House is located in Rockaway Beach New York. Said to have been built in 1930s The formerly...
  10. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Good afternoon. I recently moved into an older house, built in 1977, that has what appears to be a cinder block wall foundation. Not sure how to describe it, but at about the 5’ level from the foundation floor, the cinder block top is “exposed” while the rest of the wall goes up to ceiling...
  11. Building & Construction
    I recently bought a home and realized today that my deck is not supported by much at all, and it needs added support. I have built 3 new decks in the past year, as side jobs to my primary job, and know how to build a new deck to code. This deck (actually it's a screened in porch), though...
  12. Building & Construction
    Rotted wood in mixed construction method of Posts + Board on Board horizontal construction needs replacing. Fieldstones have become loose. (See PDF) Need affordable solution that will not lead to more problems. How to create a stable surface for the replacement wood or other replacement material...
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