Foundation Repair Build-up


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Old 06-01-09, 09:57 AM
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Foundation Repair Build-up

I have been repairing the foundation of my house. It was built in the 1940's. I need to smooth the concrete prior to applying the peel n' stick membrane. The only problem with that is the upper portion of the foundation that is below grade has a large ledge (2"-12") that sticks out. Other than hammering the ledge off does anyone have an opinion of my options for dealing with this?
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Old 06-01-09, 05:54 PM
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If it's the same membrane that I've used on a lot of jobs, it will bend & you can install it the way you would carpet on stairs.
 
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Old 06-02-09, 07:45 AM
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Do you think I may need to build a frame under the lip to smooth the concrete in that area? it is extremely rough. the topping bond mix I'm using takes a while to grab hold. there would be lots of air pockets on the upper portion of the membrane of i was to put it on. i guess it all depends on how flexable the material is.
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I don't think a frame is needed. I don't know what mix you have but we used to use something along the lines of roofing tar & a white liquid we called la leche because it looked like milk.
 
 

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