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  1. Landscaping
    Really dumb homeowner here. I got suckered into buying 3 truckloads of salvaged granite. I want to use some pieces as a sitting-wall: e.g. slab is 20" tall x 10" wide x 6-7Ft long. In NE Ohio (frostline 38"), I am trying to figure out what foundation to use. Idea: I pour two or three...
  2. General Discussion
    Have one room that was added on years ago which is 3 steps higher than the rest of the house. Opened up the subfloor and there is room to lower the floor in order to make it level with rest of the house but by Code can I do it? The Footing for the "Added" room is slightly lower than existing...
  3. Windows, Siding and Doors
    I have a client that is asking us to install engineered wood siding over their concrete block foundation. It is an old Sears Roebuck house from the early 30s. The concrete block foundation is made out of those old rock-faced concrete blocks. We are installing a rainscreen on the upper portion...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Hello, this is my first time on this site. I hope that I can share any information that I have acquired. My company is Gordon Energy & Drainage. We are a basement wateproofing & foundation repair company in the Kansas City metro. We have been in business since 1972, and have about 35 employees...
  5. General Discussion
    Concrete floor repair leveling of house foundation, Dana Point California.
  6. Excavation & Site Work
    Anybody have any info on Superior Walls from 2005? know where i can find some?
  7. New Member Introductions
    This looks like a great place to share ideas, i am looking forward to discussing structural foundation repair and concrete contractor topics. We are located in Oakland CA home of the concrete freeways that collapsed during the 1989 earthquakes. Our company is Foundation Repair located at 777 W...
  8. Masonry
    Hello folks/Professionals, I need to drill a 3" hole through my poured concrete foundation below grade. It's a poured concrete foundation constructed back in 1954 with a sprayed membrane for waterproofing. I have been in this house for 14 yrs. and we've never had any water problems. Ok, I think...
  9. Construction
    I have a 25' x 40' pole barn in Kentucky, 15' tall (front) 11' tall (back). It has electricity installed and is only a couple of years old. It was built with 4x4 posts set directly in the ground. I was thinking I could save some money by converting it into a house rather than starting from...
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