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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Iroquois Falls, Ont. Canada

    Default Block Foundation - Corner Construction???

    Hi Guys, I did an inspection on a home that has a block basement. The corner blocks are installed so that a small air gap is visible on every second row.
    I have not seen this type of design before and was wondering if anyone knows why this is constructed this way? Is this common construction?
    See the attached photo.
    Phil Cybolsky
    Skyspect Inspection Services.

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Caledon, Ontario

    Default Re: Block Foundation - Corner Construction???

    As far as I am concerned the gaps should have been mortared.
    It appears in the photo that there is a water stain in the corner at floor.

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