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Started by Lindsey Strait. Last reply by Ronald fisher Dec 1, 2011. 2 Replies

Hello all! The question I would like to throw out there to the group is related to a horizontal crack in my basement wall. I had bought this home about six months ago. Naturally I had an inspection performed and we did notice the crack in the wall. The inspector had told me that he is not fond of horizontal cracks in a concrete block wall but that it did not look all that bad. Mind you the home had been waterproofed about five years ago by means of running drainage tile around the inside walls…Continue

Wall Stabilization

Started by Basement Health. Last reply by Jason D. Weinstein Oct 6, 2011. 2 Replies

Our contractor in an effort to stabilize the basement wall has said he drilled a hole in the outside of foundation wall, and dropped in a 12 inch re-bar and claimed it is sufficient to stabilize wall crack that is three feet off floor. Is this a standard and approved method among waterproofing companies or have you any info on this method? Any info appreciated. Company is not registered with your organization.

Tags: stabilization, wall

New Code Enforcement in Minnesota

Started by Basement Health Aug 22, 2011. 0 Replies

If the State and plumbing industry get their way a sump pump installation can only be done by a licensed plumber. This is amazing since most plumbers put in a five gallon bucket and leave it open to vent radon, ground humidity right up into the basement.There is a group of waterproofing contractors who have hired lawyers to defend the rights of waterproofing, radon and foundation repair companies so that they can continue to install sump pumps and drainage systems without having to hire a…Continue

Tags: installation, pump, sump

Basement Conversions In England - Look Out

Started by Basement Health. Last reply by Melissa Morton Aug 2, 2011. 1 Reply

Recently, I have read about the increase in people converting their basements in England into living space. However with this desire to use the additional space, one must be careful how and if they should convert that basement into living space.I came across this article which was published in Dec, 2010. This article pointed out the accidents that are occurring…Continue

Tags: UK, conversions, basement

House is Sinking

Started by Basement Health. Last reply by Christopher Brown Nov 17, 2010. 1 Reply

If a person has a foundation that appears to be sinking what should they do?Continue

Tags: sinking, foundtaion

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Comment by Basement Cracks & Leaks, Metro on January 31, 2011 at 8:55am
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