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Old 05-18-10, 10:35 PM
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Is this bad?

I'm in a new area and they are digging a basement next to me. For some reason they went right up to my basement wall and exposed about 15 feet of it almost right down to the footings. Supposed to be 8 feet between houses so I don't know why they were doing this.
Dont think its a problem but could it be?
 
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Old 05-19-10, 03:47 AM
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They may have needed to expose enough ground to do proper waterproofing on the new basement. HOWEVER, it would be good business practice to seek your approval, as there is a property line somewhere. I am sure their basement is permitted, right? Invite the inspector to view the encroachment to see if there is a problem from his viewpoint.
Exposing your basement wall could expose you to leaks, so have them agree to waterproof your basement wall before they go any further.
 
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Old 05-19-10, 03:33 PM
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I hope it doesn't start buckling in the middle on you when they backfill/tamp. Is your basement walls block or solid poured?
 
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Old 05-19-10, 10:13 PM
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Solid poured already tarred.
Asked digger why he was so close to my house. Said he went to property line and it collapsed into pit. Not really too worried but thought there might be something I don't know so I posted here. Lots of experience on this board.
 
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Old 05-19-10, 10:23 PM
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Good time to get the video camera out and start documenting.
 
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Old 05-20-10, 05:04 AM
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Took the words right out of my mouth; I was going to say camera, but video would be even better.
 
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