Repairing crack between foundation and sidewalk


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Old 07-27-16, 02:48 PM
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Repairing crack between foundation and sidewalk

I have this nice crack along the edge of my house that my wife is annoyed with and with the recent discovery of a mouse in the kitchen she is now claiming the mice are getting in through there. So what are my options?


 
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Old 07-27-16, 06:53 PM
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One option I can think of is divorce.

If that won't work, try snap-traps (on the mice, not the wife).
 
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Old 07-27-16, 07:16 PM
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Do you mean between the sidewalk and the house?
 
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Old 07-28-16, 08:54 AM
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Yes between the sidewalk and the house

And snap traps may work in both cases lol
 
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There would have to be a void in the foundation for a mice to use that crack as a gateway to an opening.
Is the other side of the foundation wall open or finished?
 
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Other side is finished. I guess now lookin at it more closely it is a bit unsightly. Anything I can do to repair it?
 
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How wide is it? Ideally you'd use backer rod and caulk to fill the top of the gap but it might be too wide. Maybe chip out the loose and fill back in with mortar.
 
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I'm thinking mortar might be the easier and cheaper route
 
 

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