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mani1147 02-15-2013 08:09 AM

Foundation crack DIY fix from outside
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Hi all, its my first post so be easy on me...!!
My wife and I just bought a split level 3 bedroom house in NB, Canada with the intent of a complete gut out and are planning a 2 unit rental property with it.
When cleaning out the basement, I notice a leak coming from a small vertical crack in the front 42" high concrete wall. The previous owner was completely oblivious to proper rainwater management: (this is actualy a long story but i'll stop here).
1: No gutters at all
2. The slop of the earth grade where the leak is is actually towards the house.

I plan on fixing the grade (and adding gutters) this summer but need to fix this leak ASAP so I can start work in the basement.
I was planning on digging along the the outside of the concrete wall where the crack is and using some kind of injection polyurethane kit. Does anyone have a better solution/recommendations.
The house sits nice and high on the lot, so I'm sure that when the slop is fixed and gutters installed, the foundation will hardly see any water.

Thanks in advance
Cheers from chilly NB, Canada.

joecaption 02-15-2013 08:15 AM

How about a picture of the crack?

Trucon01 02-15-2013 08:16 AM

Need pics of the crack, not the house from far away :)

joed 02-15-2013 08:27 AM

If you are going for the injection why not just do it from the inside?
From the outside you need to fix the crack, install waterproof membrane, install drainage barrier and proper weeping system.

mani1147 02-15-2013 08:28 AM

Sorry, I'll grab a pic of the crack when I head over tomorrow.

stadry 02-16-2013 05:49 AM

we do these all the time from the inside w/1 or 2 tubes of hydrophyllic polyurethane, some injection ports, hydraulic cement to cover the crk on the inside,,, $ 40 in matls & you'd done :yes:

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