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Dug the basement.
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Rob    Posted 01-28-2002 at 14:05:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dug the basement this last weekend, footings this week, house suppose to be done in April, should move in May, good bye town, hello country. I haven't lived in the country since I was 18 years old, its taken 13 years of hard work to get back. I can't wait.

BOSS    Posted 01-28-2002 at 19:02:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
Rob, something I did to my basement after I had the walls poured.
Rubber roof membrane, .045 mil. 10'x100'. draped the rubber from the top of the wall so the sill plate will lay on it and hold it up, down past the footing. terminated the rubber on to the footing with water cut off mastic and a termination bar. The basement wall is now completely waterproof, even if the walls crack, the rubber will stretch and still be waterproof. Before I backfilled I layed 2inch, blueboard against the rubber, to protect it from any sharp objects and also insulate the basement. drain tiled the entire perimeter with schedule 40 with holes in the sides. covered that with 2 ft. of peastone. then backfilled. inside I put the same draintile, at the perimeter going into a crock. peastoned the entire floor before pouring the cement. sump pump has only run once or twice so far.
If anyone has any questions about this application they can email me

Donna    Posted 01-28-2002 at 15:14:12       [Reply]  [Send Email]

My picture did not get uploaded hope this one puts a big country grin on your face. If I did it right?

Donna    Posted 01-28-2002 at 15:16:48       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Here is the link you will grin from ear to ear

IHank    Posted 01-28-2002 at 15:06:57       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Rob- Good going! Now, think in terms of that basement as that you're building a miniature Noah's Ark for your family.

What I'm saying is do the below the floor drainage right, using sump pumps if the lay of your land won't get rid of groundwater problems. Put down 6 mil construction plastic under the floor slab, so the thing don't wick/sweat water up. Be generous with the water proofing on the basement walls. Backfill slow and careful with 1" rock against the basement wall, so the water can shoot right on down the the perimeter drain tile system you put just outside the basement footings.

The biggie, if you ain't got anthing else, is having that sump pump drain system. I say this because insurance companies are getting tired of paying claims to dip stick morons that lost their stuff in flooded basements. This issue is something you might haggle with your insurance agent about.

Good luck and congratulations on moving to the country, IHank

Donna    Posted 01-28-2002 at 15:05:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Welcome home, have you thought about what you will grow or not grow? Have fun and stretch to the moon, let out a wow wee I am free scream, I would try really hard to wake the man in the moon, hehehehe, onna

walt    Posted 01-28-2002 at 14:51:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Termite treatment before the slab gets poured..

Les...fortunate    Posted 01-28-2002 at 16:14:43       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Toimites? What's toimites? That's one problem I don't have to deal with. If I did have 'em I wouldn't give 'em no treats ";^)

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