July 8, 2016
Radon is a serious and under-appreciated issue. It’s the second leading cause of lung cancer, after tobacco smoking. As an odorless and colorless gas, there is no way to know…
July 6, 2016
Due to the slope of the lot and site work that took place before Guertin purchased it, he only had to dig down 18 in. for the conventionally formed footings.…
July 5, 2016
The earth inside the footings got a final grading, compacting and layer of crushed stone.
July 4, 2016
Applying a waterproof coating to the top of the footing should block groundwater from wicking into the foundation walls - thereby keeping the basement drier
July 1, 2016
The sub-slab perforated pipe and layer of crushed stone will help drain away groundwater and provide an exit pathway for radon gas
Finally some actual construciton taking place
A radon riser pipe and sleeve for the sub-slab drain must be placed before concrete is poured in the footing forms.
June 28, 2016
Every house should be built on a solid foundation and the ProHOME is no exception. In fact, like other elements of the project, we wanted the foundation to demonstrate best…
June 27, 2016
The steel reinforcing rod used in the footings and foundation will end up costing about 50% of the cost of the concrete used to fill the footing and ICF forms.
Recycled I joists, old staging planks and salvaged plywood are used for form boards.
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