Waterproofing / Concrete

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Posted by: from Oshawa
11/22/2016 at 5:27:22 PM

Hi there,

I have a cold cellar in my basement that I'd like to get rid of. It is below my concrete porch / steps that are also in complete disarray and will need to be removed. Basically the door from my basement to the cold cellar will need to be closed in and the cold cellar filled in. Can someone tell me what type of company could do this type of work?

Thank you,


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Date/Time11/22/2016 at 8:45:12 PM

Lisa, Your best bet would be a foundation company and ask for their suggestions. The stairs are not a problem ... to remove but filling in the doorway should be done properly with cement or a combination of material (not just a wood wall).

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Lisa in Oshawa
Date/Time11/22/2016 at 10:41:53 PM

Thank you so much Mark !!!

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Date/Time11/23/2016 at 9:40:29 PM

Hi Lisa,

My name is dario. You can close of door with cinder blocks folded in with concrete and steel rebar 3 feet high anchored to foundation .tthe exposed side of the block which will be back fillded with clean sand . U will have to apply a liquids membrane over the back fillded area and then cover the same wall with a rigid membrane delta ms. If the area has a concrete slab at the bottom u should break concrete at the base to allow water to go threw for drainage u don't want this area to act like a pool along the foundation wall u want water to drain into ground. I hope my info was help to usually excavation companies which to exterior drains to this type of work.


Dario palumbo

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Lisa in Oshawa
Date/Time11/23/2016 at 10:25:36 PM

Thank you so much Dario !!!! Really appreciate the advice.

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