Originally Posted by Dave K
I am planning to dowel the existing slab to secure it to the stem wall and new bottom plate that will go on top of it. Is there something that I need to do to get a good seal (to keep the water out) between the slab and the stem wall? How can I support the corner to the building when I have the framing cut back to pore the new stem wall?
Thanks for any help
There is a product called "water-stop" that is for new application. It's 6 or 8" tall flexible rubber-type substance that simply gets placed in the slab or footing when it's wet, and subsequently the wall gets poured around it. Doesn't sound like the right product for your case, as it seems like the slab is already there.
This is another great product, which is far better suited for your situation. The only problem is that it isn't cheap and you need a specialized gun to apply it.
And before you ask, no, I don't know of an easier or cost effective way to do it, and yes, I do realize it's only a small amount of material you need for the cost you will need to put out. Good luck.