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  1. #1
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    Default Re: Bought 1970 house - basement crawlspace is beginning to look more worrisome.

    Well – I can’t help with the basement wall – I will let one of the expert construction guys do that and answers will come in over a couple of days, but I can answer your other questions. It is best to upload your photo to a site like Photobucket and then link it in your question. The guys will appreciate a photo.

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    Default Re: Bought 1970 house - basement crawlspace is beginning to look more worrisome.


    Thanks very much. I will post all 4 pictures. I forget about the forex and metal exchanges being 'advise' spam magnets.

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    Default Re: Bought 1970 house - basement crawlspace is beginning to look more worrisome.

    The best way to fix a bowing foundation wall short of a rebuild is a wall anchor system. Here is a description
    http://www.jesbasementsystems.com/jesanchors.html

    I'm not sure if they are available for DIYers.
    From your Pix it looks like you have a serious water problem, I would suggest you consider installing some outside drainage system to carry the water away from the foundation, and possibly install a sump well with a sump pump. That will carry water away from under the slab.

    Jack
    Last edited by JLMCDANIEL; 07-21-2014 at 01:02 AM.
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