Poured Walls

JLC Field Guide: Poured Walls

Concrete is a strong material and pouted foundation walls easily support downward compressive loads. It's the lateral loads that are the real controlling factor.

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Poured Walls Featured Articles

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Designing Concrete Basement Walls

An engineer explains how wall thickness, rebar, and proper drainage all affect the ability of poured concrete foundation walls to resist lateral soil pressure. More

Creating a New Foundation for an Old House
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Creating a New Foundation for an Old House

Lifting and resupporting an early-1800s home on a tight site. More

Stepped Buttresses for a Row House Basement
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Stepped Buttresses for a Row House Basement

As part of a major gut-renovation project on a historic Brooklyn row house,... More

Small Garage Foundation Repair
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Small Garage Foundation Repair

A mobile concrete mixer solved both budgetary and logistical problems More

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Poured Walls Instruction

Concrete for an ICF Foundation
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Concrete for an ICF Foundation

ICF wall defects are usually caused by poor placement practices. But the right... More

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Concrete Cracks – How To Fix

Matt Risinger tackles cosmetic repairs to a polished concrete slab, using an epoxy repair to render unsightly cracks nearly invisible. More

Creating a Bollard
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Creating a Bollard

What are the engineering requirements for a bollard in a residential garage? More

Q&A: Retrofitting a Walk-Out Basement
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Q&A: Retrofitting a Walk-Out Basement

How do you protect the footing and foundation from frost in a very cold climate... More

Ancient Roman Concrete Has Lessons for Modern Scientists
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Ancient Roman Concrete Has Lessons for Modern Scientists

Built more than two thousand years ago, the concrete seaport facilities of ancient... More

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