Pation pad repair/enhancement

Old 02-06-04, 06:47 PM
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Pation pad repair/enhancement

House built 1975.

Concrete pad, 12'd x 18'w. There is a large crack, 1 inch wide, that runs the entire width in the middle. The cause appears to be settling of the ground against the house.

The half against the house is now angled down, thus any water accumulation on this half is against the foundation (concrete). As far as I can tell this hasn't created any problems in the basement yet.

We would like to increase the height of the pad so that it is level with the first step, about 5".


1. Can we pour over this existing pad?
2. Should the crack be repaired first, and if so,
3. What is the correct technique?

Eventually we would like to cover this pad, and/or enclose it.
Any other thoughts/comments greatly appreciated.

Thank you
Old 02-06-04, 10:30 PM
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Depending on the thickness of the slab your best bet is to tear out the old concrete, find out if settling was the problem. If it is....dig out the a foot deep and pack the dirt with a tamper. Leave about 3 to 4 inches below the level of the dirt set the form to the height you want and pour concrete with #4 rebar and if possible anchor the rebar to your foundation.
Old 02-07-04, 09:11 AM
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