basement walls

Old 08-08-01, 02:33 PM
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Our house is ~100 years old. The basement walls seem to be dirt with a very thin layer of plaster/concrete over them. Also, the walls do not come straight down, they slope drastically inward(fromtop to bottom).

My question is, what are my options for rebuilding or fixing up the walls? Is it posible, without completely rebuilding the basement?

-T. Sebanc
Old 08-30-01, 09:54 PM
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Sounds like the pressure of the earth is pushing the walls in. They could collaspe.

You are in desperate need of an engineer. I hope you know one (cheap).
Old 09-05-01, 03:36 PM
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Actually, depending on your location, there may not be such a need for alarm. In the mid-west, this type of basement - sometimes called a "flood basement" - is quite common for older houses.

Sorry I can't offer advice on changing it, though...


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