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Old 05-13-2009, 09:30 PM   #1
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Basement Entrance

Hello, new here with couple questions...LOL

Thinking of getting a basement entrance done.....I'm located in Ontario....hence the weather.

The openning would be approx 12'x4' with a landing on the bottom approx 7'x4' that will support a 6' sliding door.

My concerns is with the retaining backyard saturates with water in the spring from the winter thaw.....

I have been told that there will be 12" of gravel behind the wall with weeping tile.....

The issue is with the material to be used for the wall.....I have some say to go with 10" Block and tiebacks every other row.....others say best to frame it, rebar and do a 8" concrete pour.

Wondering what experts here have to say.....any pros/cons of either way?

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Old 05-13-2009, 09:45 PM   #2
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Re: Basement Entrance

Before a few come in and beat you up for no intro, etc. Are you familiar with OBC and walkout basements?

One thing I loved about the OBC is it was written in plain english, as long as all the criteria of your project fell under the scope of Part 9 you did not need an engineer.

That being said, who are you and why don't you already know this? Do you know what the OBC is? Do you know what Part 9 is?

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