Foundation Forms

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Foundation Forms

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Larry Willick

CBI Canadian Building Inspections, Ltd.
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(as of 3/25/07)
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User: lwillick
Posted: Dec 19, 2005 12:47 PM       Post Subject:
Hi:

Is any one else finding the 1 x 4 & 2 x 4 wood form braces embedded in the concretre foundations of residential homes ?

I am seeing this a lot in my area, Surrey, & Vancouver areas of British Columbia.

I am writting this up in my reports as incorrect due to the future probability of moisture weeping into structural framing components.

Insect infestations & habitation.

When I was in construction we never left wood embedded in the concrete foundation, any where. Some times we even used a chain and a back hoe to pull stuck wood framing out.

larry
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W Paul Blakey

The HomeTeam Inspection Service
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(as of 3/25/07)
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Posted: Dec 19, 2005 4:25 PM       Post Subject:
Yep, you see that here on the sunshine coast. The wood rots and allows insects like termites to make a nice little channel through and into the home.
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