About that Foundation

As I purchased the house in winter there was little danger of the foundation completely caving in for a couple of months. However, it was imperative the work be done prior to the spring rains.

My contractors began by excavating along the problem wall:Image

As the wall was bowed in about a foot, they installed four steel beams, two in and two outside, with threaded pipes through them and the block. Then, using nuts, they slowly pulled the blocks straight.

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The original estimate was $11K; my guys did it for $4K (including re mortaring the blocks and replacing the small windows).

There were a couple of other places that required block work as well —

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The cats weren’t happy!

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