A leak where ABS meets basement floor


Old 05-05-01, 02:42 PM
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My problem is this:

The laundry sink drainpipe (2" ABS) in the basement goes directly into the basement floor, and from there. presumably to the municipal sewage system. Another pipe also merges into the laundry drain, about 5 inches before it meets the floor.

Originally, the joint between floor/pipe appeared to be sealed with ordinary concrete but it has since eroded to the point where water squirts out onto the basement floor. I also think it is partially clogged.

The question: What material is best suited to fix this?

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Old 05-05-01, 06:11 PM
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You're going to have to bust out a little concrete to find the problem (sledge hammer).
It will not be leaking just because its in concrete (concrete is NOT the sealer).
You will just have to repair/re-seal the ABS, when you find the leak, and fill the hole with a little "instant" Redi-Mix concrete.
Good Luck!

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