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wood foundation

Posted by peffersp (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 26, 09 at 11:14

I recently bought a home with wood foundation in Michigan. I tore out a section of the drywall and insulation in the basement in order to reroute the sump line. Since then I have noticed that the plywood in direct contact with the ground has wet spots on it - mostly along the bottom six inches. I believe this problem is caused by a high water table in the area. Is this something that I need to address immediately? Wood foundations usually have drain tiles around the perimeter don't they? Could these be clogged? My sump pump runs every two minutes or so.

Thanks!
Pete


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RE: wood foundation

Wood that is immersed and never dries does not rot. The bases under the Brooklyn Bridge are wood. Poke the wood with an icepick or small screwdriver. If solid, no worry.

Here is a link that might be useful: Wood foundation


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