foundation wall

Definition

The masonry or concrete walls below ground level that serve as the main support for a structure. Foundation walls also form the sides of a basement area.

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You should try to make sure that you have a good foundation wall in place so you can rely on it.

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The assessor that John Smith hired to inspect the home he wanted to purchase told him that there were cracks in the foundation wall.

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We had wanted the engineer's perspective, because along with the architects input, we could understand why the foundation wall was necessary.

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