Foundation repair / Discussions

What is your opinion on filling block foundations with concrete?

...foundation walls in the basement. We’ve got a minor crack in the grout, and we were advised to fill the block with concrete for strength, in addition to repairi...

Posted by Nina Hartt March 21, 2019, 8:06 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 1 Responses

How do you fix high humidity levels in a basement?

...foundation around my house on the outside surface has been waterproofed (4 cracks were found inside the basement walls) and the grading reversed. I’ve had many ...

Posted by JR Tadinac Aug. 21, 2019, 11:26 a.m. Healthy indoor air quality 3 Responses

My basement is smelly and humid, what can I do about that?

...foundation (the top third) but the wall is not insulated at all. And on the bottom of the walls there is a white powder. According to what I am told, the proble...

Posted by Jeff O. Feb. 8, 2017, 10:22 a.m. Foundation and basement improvements 2 Responses

Can you provide Crawlspace Insulation Design Assistance?

...foundation is piled-up field stone (typical of that era) and it can be drafty in high winds). The crawspace is dirt floor with several cemented fieldstone pilla...

Posted by Randy Christensen Dec. 10, 2019, 12:17 p.m. Crawl spaces 1 Responses

How do I get rid of carpenter ants?

...repair. In the spring and summer, it is quite common for ants to enter homes in search of food, but they may not be nesting inside. If you notice significant ac...

Posted by Shawn B Nov. 14, 2017, 10:27 a.m. Pest control 1 Responses

How do you remove moisture and condensation from basement walls?

...foundation. The insulation and barrier/plastic sheet are from floor to ceiling. We opened it up and found the insulation is very damp on the foundation side. Th...

Posted by Aaron Keating July 27, 2019, 4:51 p.m. Basements improvements 3 Responses

How do you apply vapor barrier and insulation to a CMU house?

...Foundation made of CMUs (aka Cinder block foundations ), are trickier to fix than poured concrete foundations . They are not nearly as strong since it is only t...

Posted by Scott Brekke Nov. 22, 2019, 9:37 a.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses

How do you rebuild an existing basement?

...foundation can be done as long as the basement is structurally solid, to do that you would be best to consult an engineer and have it inspected. Best is to chec...

Posted by Lisa Tuck April 14, 2020, 11:34 p.m. Basements improvements 1 Responses