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Urgent...foundation; house is one story 26.5' x 52.5', attached

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urgent...foundation; house is one story 26.5' x 52.5', attached garage 26.5' x 14' on one end; sump pump in 26.5' x 38.5' basement; water on floor surface during wet years and when rain hits the south east corner; rumours weeping tile was ignored around town and under this house are right.
The foundation is exposed 20150717 to the bottom of the footing expecting to find a pad under the attached garage. The foundation actually extends around the entire house. How do I now update the entire exposed exterior of the foundation without knowing what is under the garage floor before earth collapses into the excavation?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
I can help.
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 year ago.
Can I get back to you in a couple hours?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
ASAP Please. I have to cancel or increase my bill of material in 10 minutes.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have my answer from an engineer familiar with the area, the soil, the aquifer, codes...I'm increasing my bill of material to the entire foundation.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If you have anything to add, I'd like to hear from you.

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