Fix bowed new foundation block wall


Old 08-28-19, 05:41 PM
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Fix bowed new foundation block wall

I hired a so-called mason, who turned out to not know what he was doing very well. His walls were not straight. Most of them of just off a little bit, but one wall which should be straight, has some curve. I know it's rebar well with core-fill, so not worried about stability, more ascetics.

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My thoughts to try and make look more appealing. It's basically a 6' x 6' section that is bowed, visibly outside. Here is my thoughts:

1) drill and epoxy about 4" sections rebar about every 2 feet. 3" would be in the current block, and 1" out.

2) build a form with plywood and 2x4 braces for the 6 feet section. Put some compacted gravel under (note, would not be sitting on footing, that is buried with about 5' of dirt)

3) when the floor slabs are poured, have them fill the forms.

4) wait a couple days, and remove the forms, and hopefully looks better

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Old 08-28-19, 06:38 PM
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That's a block wall that is bowed like that ?
The block wall, especially the top, across the way doesn't look to good either.

I'm not the pro here but I'm really at a loss for words. I'm guessing this is your home.
I'd be pissed and couldn't accept that. I don't really see a way of fixing that.

Hopefully all the footings are ok there or your house will be cracking.
Old 08-28-19, 07:08 PM
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Its nothing that a skidloader with a jackhammer attachment can't fix. Unacceptable.

Show him how a mason's line works.
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Have you paid him yet? ,,has it passed inspection?
As an amateur mason my block work isn't great but it's a whole lot better than that! Ideally you get him to come back, tear it down and redo. You could hide some of it with stucco but I don't know how much it could be built up and expected to stay stuck.

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