Step Footers With Gaps and

Old 08-15-13, 06:34 PM
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Step Footers With Gaps and

Hi everyone,

I have been dealing with water entering my crawl space for some time. Recently, I have trenched around the outside of the house and resolved the drainage issue. What I am left with is what is in the images below.

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There is another footer up further that is in similar shape, but not as bad. The water would pour in through these gaps and flood the crawl space. The water no longer enters through here, but I need help figuring out how to repair the damage. One of the more troubling issues is the lower block in the pictures. It is not supported by a footer at all. Is this normal?

Thanks in advance,
Old 08-16-13, 04:11 AM
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Welcome to the forums Jason!

I'm a painter, not a mason but I'd dig out around those areas and pour some concrete. Hopefully some of the others will get a chance to chime in later with better advice for you
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Pouring concrete around the existing footings may not help you structurally. Are there any signs of shifting? Put a level on the joists. If there are signs of shifting, I would add footings next to what's there already. You can still patch the others, if it makes you feel better.

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