Holes in foundation........normal?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by dukebound85, Jul 11, 2014.

  1. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    So I am having a house built. I was out there and noticed holes in the foundation. I see that these were where the I-beams are set (after the fact?) Are these normal or why would these be there? Would this be a defect or something?

    I am hoping some of MR would have some experience.

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  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Looks like they screwed up and forgot to put the i-beams in before putting the floor down. I can't see any reason why they'ed have to cut a hole in the foundation, when they could have just used a form that had it already in place.
  3. twietee macrumors 603


    Jan 24, 2012
    What maflynn said. Shouldn't be a problem as long as they close it again properly - which is nothing special.


    I wonder when they start with the water resitant foliage though? Or do you live some place where they never heard of rain? :D
  4. Roller macrumors 68020

    Jun 25, 2003
    Have you raised the issue with the builder? This should be easy to take car of at this stage. I had a house built about 20 years ago. I found that if I didn't stay on top of things by visiting the job site at least a few times a week, things were missed or done incorrectly.

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