Yesterday I finished pouring the concrete cap on my basement block walls .
Now I can move on to the carpentry part , and I have at least a little
experience with that ...
But not today , it's going to be near 70? here and I haven't ridden Mr
Motorcycle in close to a month . Got a jones on for a ride ... but I might
do a little more backfilling first , the recent rain has settled the soil
around the cellar .
I'm not quite sure what you mean about bracing ... This cellar is only
about half below grade , there is rebar between row 3 and 4 , row 6 and 7 ,
and there are vertical rebars every 4 feet with that column filled with
concrete . I backfilled about 3 weeks ago , recent rain/sleet/snow event has
settled that fill so I need to push more dirt (clay mostly) to get the
runoff profile I want . Not that it will see any runoff after the kitchen is
on top of it , but you never know and I want any water that finds it's way
under there to run away from the walls .
THe short answer is yes . Shouldn't be a problem here because the cellar
walls are all recessed under the house except the downhill end wall , and
they are only partly below grade . This is the same stuff that came out of
the hole .
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.