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joelowrider 03-03-2012 04:43 PM

any way to patch a concrete block when wet
 
Is there anyway to patch a block that stays wet

joecaption 03-03-2012 05:29 PM

Not even close to enough info.
Try again.

concretemasonry 03-03-2012 06:01 PM

Are you trying to patch a crack/joint or just coat the surface of the wall.

Dick

user1007 03-03-2012 06:01 PM

Why is it staying wet. Not a good sign. :no:

joelowrider 03-03-2012 06:45 PM

It is a block wall for a pond I have a hole about 2 inchs wide for an over flow but it is allways pouring out I am going to do another drain on the other side about 3 in,chs higher so I need to plug this hole

user1007 03-03-2012 07:19 PM

So you answered your own question?

joelowrider 03-03-2012 07:50 PM

No its not awnsered I have no clue what to plug it with

Hardway 03-03-2012 08:10 PM

Dike
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by joelowrider (Post 869511)
No its not awnsered I have no clue what to plug it with


Dike hydraulic cement, I used to sell it when I worked in the hardware store. Can’t find a listing for Dike. The link below is for Quickrete, I don’t have any experience with Quickrete band. The Dike would work on flowing water.

http://www.quikrete.com/productlines/HydraulicWaterStopCementPro.asp


Writer’s information is for discussion purpose only and should be confirmed by an independent source.

user1007 03-03-2012 08:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by joelowrider (Post 869511)
No its not awnsered I have no clue what to plug it with

You can waste money plugging it. But you need to determine what it is and why the wet and soggy block.

I use products from Abatron all the time.

Water. Gravity. Physics. Against the best products on the planet. Water will win brother. You have to source what it causing your block to fill with water. Or if you seal and fix it, the one next to it will fill next.

If you do not address the why your block is filling with water, and you seal it off so so it cannot harbor water? The water is just going to find itself to blocks nearby and cause you nightmares beyond those you already have.

Water is heavy and seeks low points. Cannot help it. Clogged gutters, bad grading and drainage could be causing that block to fill.

Hardway 03-03-2012 09:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sdsester (Post 869557)
You can waste money plugging it. But you need to determine what it is and why the wet and soggy block.

I use products from Abatron all the time.

Water. Gravity. Physics. Against the best products on the planet. Water will win brother. You have to source what it causing your block to fill with water. Or if you seal and fix it, the one next to it will fill next.

If you do not address the why your block is filling with water, and you seal it off so so it cannot harbor water? The water is just going to find itself to blocks nearby and cause you nightmares beyond those you already have.

Water is heavy and seeks low points. Cannot help it. Clogged gutters, bad grading and drainage could be causing that block to fill.


Did you read the OPs post?:whistling2:
"It is a block wall for a pond I have a hole about 2 inchs wide for an over flow but it is allways pouring out I am going to do another drain on the other side about 3 in,chs higher so I need to plug this hole"

jomama45 03-03-2012 11:02 PM

You need a fast setting hydraulic cement, a professional grade like this would work best:

http://www.euclidchemical.com/elit/masonbrch.pdf

(Go to the bottom of the last page and look for the "Dam-It)

You typically want to mix it relatively quickly and create a ball of it on your hand (you really need to wear gloves with this stuff as it's very caustic) and force it into the hole. It set's within a minute or so, often less if the water pressure is minimal.


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