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Old 07-20-2017, 06:11 PM   #1
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Foundation Wall Cracked And Leaning Inward.


Here is a link to pics
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Seems to be caused by the cement in the back yard.
So how does this get fixed?

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Old 07-20-2017, 06:17 PM   #2
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Instead of linking to Flickr, try uploading the images directly to the forum. I don't think Flickr provides the type of hosting needed.

That being said, I don't think the pics (I looked at them) provide enough info for a good cause and cure analysis.
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heres a drawing of the basement wall. Its only buckling where the cement in the back yard is touching it. Once the cement ends it stops buckling.
I assume the cement has to be broken up and dug out. Im looking for the best way to move the wall back together.
The house is sagging where the foundation wall is broken.
My immediate idea was to dig it out, jack up and support the exterior wall with a temporary wall from the basement floor, break out the cinder blocks and rebuild the foundation with new cinder blocks from the outside.
Is that how its done?
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For some reason I cant upload pics from my phone. I just get upload failed
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For some reason I cant upload pics from my phone. I just get upload failed
This is one image the OP has that kind of shows what's goin on, and it meshes with his drawing:
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heres a drawing of the basement wall. Its only buckling where the cement in the back yard is touching it. Once the cement ends it stops buckling.
I assume the cement has to be broken up and dug out. Im looking for the best way to move the wall back together.
The house is sagging where the foundation wall is broken.
My immediate idea was to dig it out, jack up and support the exterior wall with a temporary wall from the basement floor, break out the cinder blocks and rebuild the foundation with new cinder blocks from the outside.
That method would work.Once you gain enough clearance on the outside wall.
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Is that how its done?
Yup, that would do it.
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I do these from time to time. Brace the wall before you dig it. Youll need to drill steel, drop rods, beam at grade, tie in corner or wherever it ends.

Youll also need pipe, crushed stone, ect.
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Sounds like you need to call a pro. Of course that might cost a few dollars. Try a DIY forum. Otherwise, open up that check book and call a professional that KNOWS what they're doing. I hate when people, whom obviously have zero experience, want to ask how to fix something that is clearly way over their head. Because, generally they're too cheap to hire a professional who's spent years and years learning a craft or trade on how to deal with situations like this.
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That footing and retaining wall needs to be re engineered and dug up and re done.
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Sounds like you need to call a pro. Of course that might cost a few dollars. Try a DIY forum. Otherwise, open up that check book and call a professional that KNOWS what they're doing. I hate when people, whom obviously have zero experience, want to ask how to fix something that is clearly way over their head. Because, generally they're too cheap to hire a professional who's spent years and years learning a craft or trade on how to deal with situations like this.
You have a bad attitude
you dont know this situation and are making arrogant assumptions
Maybe I am asking to see if it sounds like what your so called pros say.
and since when does asking for a second opinion warrant such disdain.
Go back under your bridge silly troll
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You have a bad attitude
you dont know this situation and are making arrogant assumptions
Maybe I am asking to see if it sounds like what your so called pros say.
and since when does asking for a second opinion warrant such disdain.
Go back under your bridge silly troll
No he's just being honest.

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That footing and retaining wall needs to be re engineered and dug up and re done.
That's^^^^ what we'll be doing to re do the same mess. This retaining wall at the bottom will come out and a new one put in.
Did you get a geo report done??
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You have a bad attitude
you dont know this situation and are making arrogant assumptions
Maybe I am asking to see if it sounds like what your so called pros say.
and since when does asking for a second opinion warrant such disdain.
Go back under your bridge silly troll
If you hired an engineer to design you a new footing and retaining wall you wouldn't be here 2nd guessing him...
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The basement walls that are Parallel to the floor joist system have the lightest load per foot thus are the first to fail, the farthest....

Frost pushed the wall in further, with a real good chance the original builder's Cat got way too close to an unframed basement backfilling prior to floor installation: the House was built on a broken basement wall.....

cheap and slow, saw off about 32" of the SOG in the yard adjoining the house, remove , under pin the house, dig out the 2' + of dirt away from the wall, fix the tile system, install a dewatering well pit, Power wash the CMUs, grind out the busted joints, jack the wall back plumb, cut the face of bottom block off every 24 - 32", install a 1/2 x 6" wedge anchor bolts into spread footing, drop 5/16 high test log chains to the bolt, pull chain Tight with wedges, grout the cell solid around the chain, repeat as necessary. patch slots, re tar, insulate, rock and rebury after setting the house down and shoring the wall during backfilling...

Don't forget to save some $ for a new electrical service and wiring....

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You have a bad attitude
His attitude is fine. You are gonna get the full range of attitudes because that's a good thing. You job is to bite your tongue and filter out what matters TO YOU.

You paid nothing for any of this, so be nice.

So where is this structure located, as in county & state?
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Here is a link to pics
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Seems to be caused by the cement in the back yard.
So how does this get fixed?
Typically, "Contractors" don't use the term "cement," when referring to concrete. Hence some of the previous posts.
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Am I a supposed pro now, im moving up!!
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Only in the eyes of the DIY folks.
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His attitude is fine. You are gonna get the full range of attitudes because that's a good thing. You job is to bite your tongue and filter out what matters TO YOU.

You paid nothing for any of this, so be nice.

So where is this structure located, as in county & state?
This house is in Detroit Mi. I work for a community outreach on the west side. We havent purchased it yet. We are looking to turn it into a domestic violence shelter. Right now we are just trying to estimate repair costs. A lot of what we can or cant do depends on how much money we can raise or what grants we can get. We are getting house regardless.
We have had two different contractors look at it and give two completely different plans for repairing it. Thats the reason for this post to see what other folks have to say



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