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Old 11-30-2011, 09:34 PM   #1
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Ok, real question before the fun:
Full basement, but 2x6 walls w/PT plywood, pink foam outside.
Does have 'j bolts', so I assume there's a lip there.
Anyone ever heard of a basement foundation like this?





Other pics from same job for your humor for looking.





Pulling up the floorings....nice adhesive.



Nice adhesive. Probably should have been used in the preceding picture though, and below the tiles.



Ya know, inside flooring is inside flooring, even though some of it is over a deck.



Gotta have good support for a deck.



yeah, this deck



This is starting to make me dizzy. I'm feeling sick.

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Looks like theres alot of work there for you, congrats!
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Ok, real question before the fun:
Full basement, but 2x6 walls w/PT plywood, pink foam outside.
Does have 'j bolts', so I assume there's a lip there.
Anyone ever heard of a basement foundation like this?
I actually built one with a homeowner a long time ago, except there was no concrete, just a 2x12 laid flat with a 2x10 on top of it then a 2x8 on top of that, all resting on rows of gravel 8-10 inches deep.

2x6 PT studs, 12" OC, 1" PT plywood (those were some heavy walls to lift pre sheathed.), foam and blue skin. VB on the ground and a balloon framed and insulated basement floor.
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Looks like theres alot of work there for you, congrats!
I was afraid, very afraid.
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I actually built one with a homeowner a long time ago
So the foundation is actually legit? It's good dirt, non-expansive, but I have no idea if it's even legal. Buyer's home inspector gave it an OK, but with those joists, I have no idea how that could happen.
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Wood basements- more of a midwest thing... Heard of them never seen one though
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I looked at a home with a wood foundation when I was shopping for the housee I currently live in.

I saw the wood foundation, and immediately I decided the house was not right for me. It was a nice home other than that though.

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Somebody got what they paid for I'm guessing.
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Thanks for posting those. That cracks me up. Have fun with the project.

'Course you should prolly add a couple drywall screws to those joists, just to beef 'em up, you know.
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So the foundation is actually legit? It's good dirt, non-expansive, but I have no idea if it's even legal. Buyer's home inspector gave it an OK, but with those joists, I have no idea how that could happen.
Apparently it is legit. Here, anyway.

The first inspector showed up and was like

Then he called his boss, who showed up and was like

Then they pow wowed for a bit and let us continue building.
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Dam switch plate screws aren't vertical...
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LOL. I saw that thread a while back. Since I saw that thread, I decided I like mine horizontal.

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I'd never seen a foundation like that or ever heard of them either (lived most of my life on the east coast in NY).

Then we moved to Edmonton, AB for a few years. There's quite a few up there that were around for 30+ years & doing ok.

Wouldn't be my choice, but apparently they are legal & do hold up.....

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