Need advice on patching foundation brick

Old 10-22-04, 09:45 AM
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I recently cut into my home foundation in order to enlarge the basement window openings. I used a concrete demolition saw and slege hammer (rough job).

The foundation is brick to the ground level, then old field stone (100 yr old New England home). The brick didn't cut smoothly and is now staggered, and I'm left with 2-3 gaps between the brick and the end of the window.

I have to frame out the window with wood first, but I need advice on how best to patch those holes. Should I use a masonry cement to bond the brick to the wood?

Thanks for any advice!
Old 10-22-04, 06:23 PM
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You can fill the gaps with patching cement. Bond the wood with caulk.
Old 10-23-04, 12:39 PM
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I would try and prevent any direct contact of Mortar to wood if it is at all possible. Cement can cause wood to decay prematurely add moisture to the equation this is recipe for rotten wood for sure.

Priming the wood prior to installation would be help. Maybe a Sill Seal would be an option?

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