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    Question Need help with terminology and some ?s

    My house was built in 1920 and has a basement with a "shelf wall?" that starts in the middle of the south wall and goes east all the way around to the middle of the north wall (half of the basement). It's a 3 foot by 3 foot ledge or shelf on the floor against the wall. Is this called a "shelf wall" or "ledge wall" or am I even close?

    When I was house hunting, I came across several different variances of this type of basement wall. I saw only one wall done, 2 adjacent walls done, all 4 walls and then like mine.

    What was the reason for this type of construction in a basement? To me it seems like a total waste of valuable space. Anyone have any info on this?

    Thanks in advance!

    Kurt

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    Default Re: Need help with terminology and some ?s

    Nobody has any ideas on this?
    Last edited by srvctec; 08-21-2007 at 10:09 PM. Reason: typo

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    Default Re: Need help with terminology and some ?s

    It almost sounds to me like there was underpinning done to the foundation for repairs.

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