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Old 01-17-2011, 09:54 PM   #1
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Is small gap at base ofblock wall supposed to be there?


I have a long 4' tall block wall in my house. At the base is a small gap between all of the blocks at the bottom of the wall. If I stick a screwdriver inbetween them it just goes down into the dirt. Are these there for a reason? During the last major rainstorm it seems that water was coming inside of my building through these holes. Would it be ok to fill them with concrete and then seal the wall with drylok?

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Old 01-17-2011, 11:06 PM   #2
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Sorry, I could not see it, try this "How to post a picture" from our "How to guides"; How to attach a photo to a post

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Old 01-18-2011, 03:41 AM   #3
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Were it my place, I would address the outside water issue asap. Something is not right outside; search here for similar posts/solutions. There are several things you can do to maybe eliminate the problem, then leave the holes there for the voles to come and go.
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can't see them either but here's a guess,,, that ' slot ' was where the contractor used isolation jnt which has since either been removed OR disintegrated for some reason,,, filling the slot will only force the wtr to seek relief somewhere else,,, i'd address the outside water issue, too

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Ok, thanks for the link. Here we go.
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