Big crack in garage from tree


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Old 04-10-13, 05:16 AM
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Big crack in garage from tree

Hey guys my new insurance company is telling me to fill this crack. I really want to do this once so I was curious what you guys might recommend to fill it with.
I know regular crete's aggregate would actually be to large to shove into the crack so is there anything that maybe has smaller pea stone or even no stone I could use.
No one uses this garage as its not actually parkable and one day I would really love to just rip it down and make offstreet parking but until I win lotto.
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The tree has long been removed, this is just the image I had on hand at work. Also what looks to be a large crack on the right of the tree is actually another thin tree that appears as a crack. The only crack is the one directly under the massive tree. This happened in the hurricane we had in CT and after my last insurance companies AWFUL handling of the claim I switched and now the new one wants this fixed. They said to fill it and they would be happy.

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Old 04-10-13, 06:35 AM
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Buy a bag of "mortar", it has no aggregate other than sand. I usually use Mason's Mix. Wire brush the crack, blow out or vacuum the dust, dampen the crack and trowel it in.
 
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Old 04-10-13, 12:48 PM
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will simple mortor bond strong enough on its own within that crack?
I like the idea as its pretty cost affordable but will it hold up in outside temps and abuse?
thanks for the reply.
 
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If you are only filling in the crack to satisfy your insurance company how concerned are you? You've already said you want to tear it down.
 
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Old 04-11-13, 09:20 AM
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well tearing it down is a LONG Way away this thing is solid block all the way around. I would not want them to come out next year and see it all crumbled to dust in the crack and make me redo it or drop me all together.
 
 

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