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Bowing Foundation in Basement New Construction

L H
6 years ago

I'm buying a new construction spec home and the foundation was poured about a month ago. The house is now framed with the stairs to the basement completed, so I was just now able to get into what will eventually be a finished basement. One of the walls to a bedroom in the basement is bowing outward. I've already emailed the super, but am wondering if anyone has any experience or advice in this area. I am in Colorado but am from California where basements are not standard, so this is all a bit new to me. I just looked up bowed foundation walls and it looks as though this a serious issue and I'm wondering, even if the builder addresses the problem, what it will do to the overall structure of the house over time. Anyone have any advice to share on this subject?

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