Backfilling foundations

thank you Larry, hope you r a-okay man.

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lolllllll thanks Brian!

You graded the backfill?

As usual, you did a great job out there. Much appreciated my friend.

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huh? lol

in video above, with that much sand it’s… gonna settle and settle more than if they used most-all gravel. Gravel doesn’t cost much more than sand

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Mike B, thanks very much for mentioning our butt’s to Tony!! Only thing i worry a tad about for him is, before any work was done he had quite a bit of mold and efflorescence on walls, blocks and so sometimes what happens after house is sold is, buyers get in and a few months down the road they may begin to see some efflorescence/stains on blocks near those corners and worry that there is still a leak/problem, nope! lol But that is what sometimes occurs, i dunno if you remember Tony had multiple EXT cracks, cracked parging in block walls at-near all corners which of course is where the water was first getting into the block walls. He also needed some tuckpointing, especially at front corner, porch by driveway… some water was entering through those deteriorated M joints as you know. Thanks again Mike!


did You use super flex seal Mark ???

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He does that all the time Brian to try to show he know what he is talking about and he doesn’t.


All the mold and efflorescence was cleaned on the interior. Walls coated in 3 layers of paint. Walls were painted once in 1955 and never touched until we refinished them. Tony has someone to fix a the exterior mortar joints come spring. You would never recognize the place. It’s completely transformed!


You feed the hungry willingly.
Too bad.
So said I remember someone use to say.

For the life of me I could not nor see how others supported you member of the year.

Robert if You don’t like anybody here why do You keep showing up ???..


That commend is totally uncalled for, Bobby!

But, I can see how the blind would be that rude…when you got caught with your pants down…posting from some site that like they were your comments.



only times i use dabs of flex seal is when i fling dog turds from our B yard to the witch neighbor’s garage so that some of the turds stick and she can get a better whiff , she’s a real snatch

LOL…Looks like butt hurt Booby is having a temper tantrum!!!

James, I do not come often, trust me!

I accidently opened the thread to find it starts with, “see all that sand? lollll will be lots of settling, with or without rocks, concrete chunks etc mixed in”
Sorry to say it likely will be OK. Seen a number of sand back-filled foundations. Worked on them actually Marcel Cyr…

Low and behold, and God only knows how, Mark slips through the COE cracks once again by putting down a youtube video from an unknown contractor, while using crud and vulgar language in his replies to members, knocking their work, and offering one of his own.
I honestly thought Ben did something about this member.
Looks like committee members swayed the vote.
Too bad.
So sad for the association to allow this.

The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI®) promotes a high standard of professionalism, business ethics, and inspection procedures. InterNACHI® members subscribe to the following Code of Ethics in the course of their business.
So I guess crud. rude lude langue while putting down youtube videos promotes a high standard of professionalism, business ethics, and inspection procedures? Hmm…

The InterNACHI® member shall not engage in any practices that could be damaging to the public or bring discredit to the home inspection industry.

Need I say more???

I will advance the thread drift here a little, Mark’s original post had some good info there and I am glad he posted.
When I worked construction in residential and light commercial, I rubbed elbows with a lot of rough and tumble guys (and a few gals). I learned something from nearly all of them. I spent yesterday chasing quail with a hotshot, arguably brilliant attorney who can crude-talk with any of the chain-smoking-six-pack-a-night hammer swingers that I once worked with. One of the most elegant conversationalists, I ever had the displeasure of meeting was a friggin’ idiot (and I am insulting idiots with that description), but boy, did he ever have a mastery of multi-syllable words. He must have read the dictionary like a bible.
Years ago, a real estate agent was insulting me with every other sentence, but he was slipping in some insights and information about real estate transactions involving bank REOs that was illuminating, so I let him rant.
My point, such as it is, is that good information is still good information regardless of how it is presented, and I take it as such. And…like a bad movie, if you don’t like it, don’t watch it.


So you & Marcel are old team mates how nice

If the Committee had any thing to do with a vote, you would be gone a very long time ago


Poison’s as usual.
You sir deserve to be booted from the Committee for even implying that. Shows how some committee members need to move along… They are the problem.

Yes, it’s a bit mind blowing. I’m truly humbled by the support I receive with so many worthy nominees.

I’ve said this to you and so have others. If you are going to plagiarize someone’s words “copy and paste” then it would be in good form to cite the source and give credit.

Not only is it the right thing to do; the source material will provide additional insight for the reader. Please do not throw stones from a glass house. Good day.