Man, this thread is beautiful. It has been recommended that the OP call in
an outside engineer, attorney and inspector to figure this problem out. The
contractor dug too deep and didn't pour enough concrete - that's it. Back
the truck up and pour some more.
There are going to be more problems - get on with it.
I agree that there will be more problems to work out. The
contractor is being up front.
I would appreciate what recommendations Bob Morrison would see as
The entire issue has to do with making a structurally sound
addition to the walls or yanking out the walls to re-perform. As
a contractor, I would like an engineer's advice. All the tie down
anchorage for the house is in that top foot. My other concern
would be making a water tight cold joint. Good damp proofing
should be able to deal with it, but that top foot would be where
many would prefer not having the damp proofing
Keep the whole world singing . . . .
DanG (remove the sevens)
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