foundation wall

foundation wall

A wall below, or partly below grade, to provide support for the exterior walls or other parts of the structure. See also: Wall

foundation wall

That part of the foundation for a building which forms the permanent retaining wall of the structure below grade.
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A short distance before him a large building stood in the center of several acres of grass and tree-covered ground, spanning the stream which disappeared through an opening in its foundation wall.
Cautiously he moved forward on hands and knees, until at about fifteen feet, or the average thickness of the foundation walls, the floor ended abruptly in a sudden drop.
We entered, and the pilgrims broke specimens from the foundation walls, though they had to touch, and even step, upon the "praying carpets" to do it.
One may suggest that this is typical settling of the foundation wall, but no such downward deflection was noted in the foundation.
If one observes the winged termites emerging from the base of a foundation wall or adjoining doorways or enclosures, then most probably the house is infested and the wood can be damaged so treatment shall be compulsory.
For the exploratory borings, CFLHD staff decided to drill two 3-inch (8-centimeter>diameter core holes at each foundation wall (abutments and piers).
The developer commemorated the completion of the project's foundation wall.
Workers soon will cut an 18-foot-wide-by-9-foot-tall hole in the Centre Court's foundation wall to create access from Bennett's building to Centre Court's portion of the parking garage.
In designing Equinox House, we looked at the foundation wall and underslab ground heat transfer in relation to the house loads and energy cost to decide whether to use insulation.
Begin by looking at the exterior of the foundation wall for rigid foam that may have been applied to it.
The custom-made precast concrete foundation, marketed as the Oasis Foundation Wall System, will be installed tonight in about six hours, half the normal time, said John A.
This same logic applies to any hole that goes to the outside: penetrations through the band joist, air gaps between the mud plate and the foundation wall, plumbing penetrations, etc.