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Flooring just inside basement entrance (walkout). See pictures

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Jun 1, 2015
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Calgary, AB

Flooring just inside basement entrance (walkout). See pictures

Is this normal for flooring just inside a walkout basement? This is a 1 yr old build in Calgary

The builder cut out the piece right inside the door, spray foamed it and will be adding concrete to that spot only (reasoning is that it is a high traffic area). Is it normal for the rest to not be concrete as well?
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Dec 27, 2009
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Victoria, BC
Was anything about this house actually done right? In the short time since it has been built there seems to be a lot of issues. Siding flying off, that weird framing job, etc.
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Jan 15, 2018
174 posts
Ughhhh what the hell?
It sure doesnt look right... is it gonna cause problems - I dont know but isnt the framing supposed to sit on the concrete slab?

To me it looks like the slab was poured on top of the foundation and it didn't extend past the foundation walls. Why don't you hire an experienced contractor or building inspector to walk through the house and find all the issues with it and then confront the builder. I would be pissed if this is what I got as a new build...
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Dec 10, 2008
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What's under the OSB?

Interior drain, maybe?
Let's hug it out
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Jan 25, 2007
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RCGA wrote: What's under the OSB?

Interior drain, maybe?
My aunt had this done when the exterior footing o pipe filled up. They cut it out just like this, put in big O and gravel, and covered with OSB just like this.