How to fix this space between porch steps and house?

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Old 07-04-13, 06:20 AM
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How to fix this space between porch steps and house?

Hi,

This is really a second part of the post ive made earlier. The porch and the house have this crack between them. It seems to have been aptched in the past. How should i fix this. I think water is coming in through here and going against the wall in the basement. While we do have interior drains, I still want to fix this.

1) do I fill it with hydrolic cement?
2) Do i put a backer rod in there and polyutherane foam?
3) caulk it.

Any suggestions?

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Old 07-04-13, 06:32 AM
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Is there gutters over this area?
 
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Old 07-04-13, 06:35 AM
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There is not. The are has a dormer over it so it is /\ shaped. there are gutters on both sized of the roof though. I think installing a gutter flush with the house there would be very odd, especially since it is flagstone so it would not fit.
 
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Old 07-04-13, 06:55 AM
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I would suggest you remove what looks like cement in the upper part of the bottom picture. Clean the gap out so that it is free from dirt and dust, use the appropriate size of backer rod (should friction fit in the gap and stay tight) to fill most of the deep part of the crack, then use a cement sealant to fill the top 1/2" or so. It could be self levelling, but you will have to dam the ends and if the sidewalk isn't level and you overfill it it will make a mess. The non-self levelling caulk works well, especially when you tool it with your finger and some paint thinner. You can make it look just as good as the self levelling does.
 
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I will use a backer rod. Thanks guys.
 
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