Sorry guys I forgot my camera.
Today I ran into a foundation where along the top from where the foundation meets the sill, the concrete appeared to be spalling all the way along the wall. I could see rebar and in some spots the actual sill plate anchors. It was also shimmed in a few places.
Any ideas on what has happend here? Any insight would be appreciated.
I don’t have any idea, but if rebar is showing it needs to be repaired.
Without detailed conditions such as age, vegatation, weather, grade, drainage, soil type, etc. try this site: http://www.foundationperformance.org/technical_papers.html
But it basically sounds like a bad mix and pour job. Too much water, not enough cement, and unlevel forms.
Pay me now or pay much more later, will be the response from a foundation repair person.
Barry, thanks for the http://www.foundationperformance.org link, Im confidant that this info will come to good use.
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