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Old 09-09-2016, 02:13 PM   #4
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Pull down any insulation you want to replace. Push broom to knock down cobwebs. Pressure wash with fan nozzle the foundation down to floor. Pump will take out water, but check the pick up. Hard rake out any loose dirt you can get rid of. Let dry. Floor fan would speed this up.
Then your vapor barrier and 1 1/2 inch crushed stone. Build a plywood chute through basement window or down bulkhead to expedite the delivery. Use a wheelbarrow and if you can get or rent a dumptruck to wait while you pour from truck to wheelbarrow and unload. Definitely worth the price versus shoveling the stone into wheelbarrow.....

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