Crack in interior of foundation wall


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Old 11-29-10, 02:05 AM
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Crack in interior of foundation wall

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There is a narrow but long crack in the interior of the foundation of the house. Is there a practical, inexpensive way to fix this? Wasn't sure if mixing some concrete would work to fill it in or not. Figured I should ask before I did this. Thank you much for any input.
 
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Old 11-30-10, 01:04 PM
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You know better. Where's the pix?
 
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Sorry about that. It might be fun taking pics with a laptop webcam


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the crack is in the right side of the pic, it is diagonal.
 

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The crack is longer than that, but it doesn't get any wider than that. This foundation was poured in 1969.
 
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is it leaking ? ......................................
 
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No water leakage from there. There is water leakage from a different spot on the other side of the basement. Thinking of doing a French drain along the foundation when Spring comes if I can swing it (rental of Bobcat and buying the other stuff.).
 
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I've patched similar cracks with hydraulic cement. Be sure to follow preparation directions on the container.
 
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Thank you much Pecos!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Old 12-23-10, 02:21 PM
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patching crack

what i would do is v the crack dig out lose material and get some backer rod and stuff in the crack use hyd. cement or portland and sand kind of on the stiff side
 
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Don't think I can fit a screwdriver into it.
 
 

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