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goober1234 04-11-2012 01:05 PM

Foundation Crack Repair Kits
 
I tried searching around the site but didn't find anything on this, this is my first post though, so I hope it's not a repeat question.

Has anyone used any of the epoxy or polyurethane crack repair kits? I have a nice size crack in my poured concrete foundation that leaks water on occasion. Obviously I need to get it fixed, and would prefer to not have to excavate the outside if there is an easier solution. These kits are available at pretty cheap cost, but I can't seem to find anyone other than the companies that sell it talking about them which has me concerned.

If anyone has any experience using them (either good or bad) I'd appreciate hearing about it.

Thanks!

user1007 04-11-2012 01:26 PM

I used wood and concrete restoration products from Abatron for years. Great company and the products perform as promised.

That said, you must figure out why the foundation cracked and remedy that. Epoxy will not solve potentially dangerous foundation issues.

PaliBob 04-11-2012 01:39 PM

Simpson is also in this business:
http://www.strongtie.com/products/an..._flex_h20.html
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bcdinh 06-22-2012 01:33 PM

I have a same problem w/ my basement wall too. Do you recommend using a low-pressure crack injection crack repair kits or buy some cement caulking stuff at Lowe's to seal it? Lowe's stuff cost less than $20 and repair kits cost $125.

Canarywood1 06-22-2012 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by goober1234 (Post 896661)
I tried searching around the site but didn't find anything on this, this is my first post though, so I hope it's not a repeat question.

Has anyone used any of the epoxy or polyurethane crack repair kits? I have a nice size crack in my poured concrete foundation that leaks water on occasion. Obviously I need to get it fixed, and would prefer to not have to excavate the outside if there is an easier solution. These kits are available at pretty cheap cost, but I can't seem to find anyone other than the companies that sell it talking about them which has me concerned.

If anyone has any experience using them (either good or bad) I'd appreciate hearing about it.

Thanks!



Can you define "a nice size crack"

bcdinh 06-22-2012 02:48 PM

The crack is about 8ft tall running the whole length of the foundation and approximately 1/8 - 1/2 inch in width.

Thanks!

Canarywood1 06-22-2012 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bcdinh (Post 949154)
The crack is about 8ft tall running the whole length of the foundation and approximately 1/8 - 1/2 inch in width.

Thanks!


You should be able to fix that with hydraulic cement.

bcdinh 06-22-2012 04:00 PM

Is one better then the other?

Canarywood1 06-22-2012 05:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bcdinh (Post 949196)
Is one better then the other?



I can't answer that,but hydraulic cement will expand in the crack to make the seal, and i know it's a lot cheaper,but it's your call.


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