drainage apron

Old 09-02-02, 05:41 AM
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drainage apron

There is a concrete apron along one side of my house that slopes away from the foundation wall for a distance of about 3 feet. (I suspect that the apron was built to divert water away from the foundation.) A crack (about 1/4" to 1/2" wide) exists where the concrete apron meets the foundation wall and runs the length of the apron. I suspect that rainwater is making its way down the foundation wall and into my basement through the crack. Should I caulk the crack with a silicone based product or remove the concrete apron and slope the underlying ground away from the foundation.
Old 09-02-02, 02:09 PM
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Just a guess, but I would assume that very little water is getting in through that crack. I see no harm in caulking the gap, and no advantage is removing the concrete. But I'm certainly no water infiltration expert.

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