322 yr ol’ house again (foundation)
OK. some know me and this job I’m doing, know I’m starting work on my 322 year ol’ crib. I’ll be doing the excavation work this week (tomorrow). Digging around the rubble rock exterior walls about two feet wide and six feet deep in order to get the pressure off the walls and make for proper drainage. Think I’m gonna use one scoop of portland and two scoops of mortor and maybe use a liquid latex additive rather then water( just an idea I came up with) to fill the cracks tween the rocks on the exterior). Adding perforated pipe at the base then back filling with 3/4″ gravel with landscape fabric tween the rock and soil. Question is….what to use againt the rubble rock to help keep the water out. The historic structural engineer I used told me I really dont need anything there but as long as I’m doing all this work I’d like to put something there….Any ideas my brothers?
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