Holes in Basement Floor and Wall

Old 08-15-05, 09:04 AM
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Holes in Basement Floor and Wall

I recently purchased a new home and there is a concrete floor. But there is one corner with a 4' x 4' section that is exposed dirt. What kind of concrete or cement should I use to fill this and how much would be required? Do I need to do any prep work or can I just mix and pour?

There is also a gap along the top of the basement wall, at ground level, where the contractor ran the central air connections from outside. Can I just fill this with cement or mortar?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Old 08-15-05, 09:07 PM
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Sounds goofy to me... a 4x4 open section. For grins and giggles, do a little exploratory digging to ensure you don't have plumbing stubs in there for a bathroom... If not - Sacrete will work fine - measure your square footage - sounds like 5.3 cubic ft. - and buy enough bags for the project.... the 60lb bags are easier to lug into a basement than the 80lb bags...

As for the gap for air conditioning... I would use expanding foam.... much easier than morter and fills all the nooks and crannies well...
Old 08-18-05, 07:06 AM
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thanks zster

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