BUNGALOW FOUNDATIONS & MASONRY
A major headache in old house restorations can be the foundation. Most of us have never crawled under our houses, & seen our foundation. For good reason! It's cramped, it's dark & dirty. Plus, it could be home to any number of disgusting things. My Tampa house...
A hundred years ago, give or take, the foundation is the first part of your bungalow that was built & is still of primary importance. It bears the weight of your house & all its contents. If you live in a cold climate, it also bears the weight of winter snow, which weighs in at about 15 pounds per cubic foot.
In this article I am going to address what can adversely affect your foundation. I’m not enthusiastic about warning people about dangers without giving them solutions so I’m including what you can do to ensure that yours stays strong & level.