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Old 11-12-2012, 04:46 PM   #1
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hi,

I have 2 garage doors that have some gaps that I would like to close up and not have little bugs and critters come in and will also help keep some of the hot/cold air out.

Does anyone have recommendations to fill in the void? (Picture attached)

I thought about the foaming sealant but was afraid of the sticky mess.

Any thoughts? Cement repair or will that have a hard time sticking to the materials in the picture?
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http://www2.dupont.com/Caulk/en_US/p..._silicone.html

What about this product?

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anyone?????
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I don't see a gap there, I see some foam.

I guess the short little section of wall on top of the footing didn't come out far enough? So they extended the bottom plate and wall to where it needed to be, cantilevering over the concrete?

I guess what I would do is to cut a piece of concrete or concrete block or even brick to the size you need, then mortar it in there.

I think it will stay there. It will be sitting on the footing, so it should be ok. If the joint cracks, it will still stay where it is.
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I don't see a gap there, I see some foam.

I guess the short little section of wall on top of the footing didn't come out far enough? So they extended the bottom plate and wall to where it needed to be, cantilevering over the concrete?

I guess what I would do is to cut a piece of concrete or concrete block or even brick to the size you need, then mortar it in there.

I think it will stay there. It will be sitting on the footing, so it should be ok. If the joint cracks, it will still stay where it is.
Ayuh,.... Or just dig out the foam, 'n pack some motor/ grout in there, 'n purtty it up....
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Try using cement or gravel to seal off that end, i think it should work. Check it out here Alexandria Garage Door Company. Let me know what you think. Go to the repair page.
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I foamed mine, let it dry and trimmed it flat.
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I foamed mine, let it dry and trimmed it flat.

Which foam did you end up using?? Great Stuff?

If so, which one? http://greatstuff.dow.com/products/


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Try using cement or gravel to seal off that end, i think it should work. Check it out here Alexandria Garage Door Company. Let me know what you think. Go to the repair page.
I went to the repair page, what am I suppose to be looking at???


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yep that stuff
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I would remove the foam and use concrete. Best permanent solution.
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I went to the repair page, what am I suppose to be looking at???


Thanks!

It's probably just a shameless attempt to promote his garage door business. Though, if someone's recommending gravel as a proper fix, I would run away.
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Foam works fine if it is not UV exposed.

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