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Old 07-28-2013, 10:24 AM
 
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My house is in the beginning stages of being built. When I went to check on it I found that there was a hole in the foundation and they stuffed mortar in it. Will this be a future problem?
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Old 07-28-2013, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Sneads Ferry, NC
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My house is in the beginning stages of being built. When I went to check on it I found that there was a hole in the foundation and they stuffed mortar in it. Will this be a future problem?
I think you should contact your builder's site manager. There may be a reason for the hole, such as water pipe entry, or it may be a mistake. There is no way to know without looking the the plans.
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:13 PM
 
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Does the hole go completely through both shells of the CMU? Is this above or below grade and is the exterior of the wall waterproofed?
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:54 PM
 
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Yes, it does go all the way through the cinder block. It is the bottom cinder block on the concrete footer. I haven't heard anything about waterproofing it. All I can say for sure is that the picture I attached is what it looks like.
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:49 PM
 
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If it's simply a foundation wall below a crawl space, there shouldn't be anything to worry about.

If they are going to construct a floor slab on top of the footing then you should have the builder confirm that the exterior wall is waterproofed.
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