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Old 10-17-2012, 11:20 AM   #1
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I've got this place on the exterior of my home that appears to be foundation damage. I've poked around it and it doesn't feel like concrete. The broken part feels more like rubber. Anyway, I'm not sure what's behind it because I haven't really dug in there yet. But I do know that the other side of the wall is my kitchen and this is very close to my kitchen sink.

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2) More importantly, how should I go about repairing it?

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Looks to me someone or something cut into it or the cinder lock collapsed.. Something weird... I guess we need more info to specify a fix..

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that's not a drain for the kitchen sink is it? do you have a basement?
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Insulation coating/cover, over a drain line?
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that's not a drain for the kitchen sink is it? do you have a basement?
No basement. The sink is right on the other side of this wall, but I don't think this is a drain. I've never seen any water coming from this spot.


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That's what I suspect, based on the way the material feels. It's like a hard rubber, like a shingle.
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it could be an insulated drain line ...... look under your kitchen sink and see where the line goes, maybe take a photo
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Looks like a slab foundation, the drain may have just been run to close to the edge of the slab and it busted out.

Dig down some gently in that area and remove the busted conctre and repair with hydrolic cement once it's cleaned out.
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In this picture you can see where the sink and the hole are aligned with the window.

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Alway's a good idea to have you location in your profile.
By the looks of your plumbing and the way it was run I'd guess you live in the far south.
Plumbing in an outside wall is a big no no in most areas.
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Good call. South Carolina. Should I be concerned about the plumbing?
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Should not be a problum.

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