cabin basement

Old 09-12-07, 09:44 PM
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I would like to poor basement this year, back fill, install drain tile and let settle for a year or two. The basement will be three sided and two sides will step down near the front. My question is do I need to brace the center of the side walls while back filling and letting things settle in ? Basement is 24x36.
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Brace all the walls you backfill. Use clean soil - not clay or "dirt".

If you are in a cold climate, do not let the frost get under your footings.


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