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Old 11-22-2010, 11:08 AM   #1
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Basement leak

Have a leak in my basement at the wall/floor joist. Only appears to be a foot or two (maybe less) wide. Is hydraulic cement the way to go? Realize I need to chisel a dovetail crack for the cement, how is this achieved in such a tight spot?

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Old 11-22-2010, 08:43 PM   #2
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Basement leak

you're much better off excavating outside, referencing the crack, & coating it w/fiber-reinforced asphalt roofing cement protected by an impermeable membrane.

hydraulic will leak again while permitting intruding water to penetrate to the depth of the crack

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