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Do Foundation Walls Cracked on Old Home Need Help?

This is an appropriate time to bring in a structural engineer, ideally from an engineering firm that does no construction operations. I had similar-sounding cracks and water intrusion in my century ...
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Post tension slab tendons intersections

I don't understand why they used the word "overlap." They're complaining about a strand going over one perpendicular strand and then under the next. The pattern kinda kinks the strand at the ...
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How to determine the water source in my flooding basement?

You need to use process of elimination to determine the source. You ought to investigate the most likely sources first. This is guesswork and I'm going to take a guess. Your question is not ...
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How to determine the water source in my flooding basement?

Start outside Your outside is easier to reach overall. When rains really hard OR it rains with a wind blowing against my South wall, water comes in from somewhere and ends up under the laminate. ...
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Concrete Pier/Footing design question

Orienting the 2x4 so that their strong axis is engaged would likely improve the stiffness of the formwork. As drawn in the question, I would be concerned about bulging out of the formwork due to the ...
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Type of contractor for basement egress doors?

Perhaps try this business. https://www.infinityroofing.com/Roof/Brands/BilcoHatches. I found them on the web.
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Concrete Pier/Footing design question

The footing is below grade, so shaping the top of the spread footing to shed water is foolish. Box the concrete in from above down there to avoid problems. Uplift from pressure on that cap then ...
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Concrete Pier/Footing design question

I don't see any real problems. Deck piers in my region are almost never internally reinforced, so that doesn't concern me. Nor do your dimensions, which seem reasonable. Do make sure they're below ...
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Large gap between slab and siding of house

If the floor above is solid and not springy, then the house foundations are probably okay. It appear that the lining is past the concrete. In some jurisdictions, you need a gap there for the water ...
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Should I connect my foundation's weeping tile to neighborhood storm water drains?

A non-pumped drain is always preferable to a pumped drain if possible to install. Whether you find that cost-effective is between you and your local costs, not something anyone else can really help ...
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Should I fill trenches along the foundation in my crawl space for stability?

No. Foundation walls generally don't depend on soil for stability. The trench you see is simply the result of targeted excavation for the footings under the walls. This is common and saves cost. ...
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Does tar need to be removed from concrete before an overlay is poured?

Don't worry about doing anything special with the existing cracks. Tar on the floor suggests oily contamination that could prevent the new concrete from bonding with the old concrete even after the ...
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How to properly cement fill a small hole next to a foundation for a 100 year old beach house built on pier & beam foundation?

From the sound of it its purely cosmetic, not structural. Assuming that you can see the bottom of the hole, I would just get some quick drying instant concrete mix. And follow the instructions on ...
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