Floating block foundation

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Old 04-27-15, 06:38 PM
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Floating block foundation

I finally got into my crawl space the other day. wow what a suprised i got. most of the cinder blocks are not cemented together. only a few are in a pretty big span and thats what the sill sits on.

the rest of the cinder blocks are just under the sill not touching it and you could push them right over.

i was wondering why they had insulation and foam under the insulation. the breeze down there is ridiculous. i was wondering why my heat bill was 300$ a month for a 1500 sqft house

what is the best way to fix this? to me it seems like i should get some mortar and start cementing them all together and get rid of all the gaps and missing cinder blocks.

love this forum btw. you guys helped me a lot with my first problem, im a plumber and will return the favor as much as i can.
 
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Old 04-27-15, 07:09 PM
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Does it look like it was built that way or has the motar all deteriorated and fallen away?
 
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Old 04-29-15, 06:06 PM
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no it looks like it was built that was. im more concerned about the breeze i have down there and actual foundation issues
 
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Old 04-30-15, 03:15 AM
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Are these loose blocks holding up the house or does the house sit on piers and someone did a half a$$ job of underpinning the house? pics might be helpful - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...your-post.html
 
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Old 05-03-15, 04:29 PM
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yeah ill grab pictures tomorrow when im back in the crawl space. but yeah there are piers and as you said they did a half ass job underpinning. i didnt know the correct terminology. if that is what i need done. but the house has been like this for 50 years so im guessing its structurally sound for the most part lol
 
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