So we’re leaving the mudroom for awhile – more to do in there, but making cabinet doors is far down on the list right now.
So lets take up that pesky foundation problem we were having earlier this summer.
The sunroom foundation is about 16′ X 20′ – here the footers for the block work are in place. The footers have to be below the frost line. That will vary by region. Make sure it’s to your local code. Since everything I do is with city permits, everything is inspected along the way. Rebar is used to reinforce the concrete. You can see the deep footers by the brick foundation to stabilize the corner of the existing house.
In this view you can see the jacks holding up the front of the house. They are sitting on a thin cap of concrete over dirt. This is pretty common in old houses around here – the thin concrete, not the jacks.
A view of the basement by the corner of the new poured footer wall. This is the location of the opening that will access the crawl space under the sunroom floor. The temporary support wall is in place to take pressure off of the foundation sills. I’ll be doing a major floor renovation, so all the joists in this area will be replaced.
And here you have the finished pour. This is really overkill – you can see the walls are 12″ to 18″ thick. There won’t be any problems ever again with this part of the house. Was it worth the extra effort and money to do it this way?
Knowing I did it the right way is worth it to me – and the next owner will have a nice stable house to enjoy as well.
Much more to come – stop in and keep me company.