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Old 12-13-2011, 10:03 AM   #16
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I don't know if mudjacking is ok to do this time of the year. Milwaukee is supposed to get an inch of rain on Wed.
Contact a contractor who does the work and ask him.
Maybe one of the concrete guys will advise.

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Old 12-13-2011, 10:20 AM   #17
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I don't know if mudjacking is ok to do this time of the year. Milwaukee is supposed to get an inch of rain on Wed.
I doubt it. I'll try the plastic sheet test.
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Old 12-13-2011, 12:40 PM   #18
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So that's a yes about the snow zone. Too bad. In a temperate zone, i'd try setting up a plastic sheet(s) with a pitch away from the house, keeping the rain off the patio and away from the house to see what happened.
This time of year, you'd need a fairly sturdy structure to place the plastic over.
Luckily we have no snow yet.
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Contact a contractor who does the work and ask him.
Maybe one of the concrete guys will advise.


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I'm trying to understand exactly what you mean by mud jacking?

regardless, you're going to have to divert the water away from the house, by regrading or something. I don't think, you can stop it from inside? it must be stopped from outside!

epoxy injections at the crack will only force the water to find another escape in a different spot.

you might be able to cut a hole in floor where water is coming in, if is only a small amount? and install a submersible pump. running water outside, maybe 30-40 feet into a hole of stone with good drainage. that's what I had to do in my finished basement. the hole can be the size of a 5 gallon bucket, the pump needs to have an auto turn on/off with continuous power supply, with the power to pump out faster than coming in.


also leave an access panel into pump in case needed to replace? this can all be done for a couple hundred dollars.

as always, just my thoughts.

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I'm trying to understand exactly what you mean by mud jacking?

regardless, you're going to have to divert the water away from the house, by regrading or something. I don't think, you can stop it from inside? it must be stopped from outside!

epoxy injections at the crack will only force the water to find another escape in a different spot.

you might be able to cut a hole in floor where water is coming in, if is only a small amount? and install a submersible pump. running water outside, maybe 30-40 feet into a hole of stone with good drainage. that's what I had to do in my finished basement. the hole can be the size of a 5 gallon bucket, the pump needs to have an auto turn on/off with continuous power supply, with the power to pump out faster than coming in.

also leave an access panel into pump in case needed to replace? this can all be done for a couple hundred dollars.

as always, just my thoughts.

good luck

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Well the patio slab is pitched towards the house so when it rains a pool of water is close to our home while the rest of the patio is dry. Mudjacking would pitch the slab away from the house. I read something about using mortar mix or hydroponic cement to close the hairline crack that I see behind the baseboard in our basement. There may be a hairline crack going up the seal of our poured basement wall. Only way to find out is if I take out a section of drywall. If that's the case isn't epoxy injection the only way to fix it?
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What if I break up the patio and install new dirt, pitch it and put pavers on top
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:19 PM   #23
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I've determined my patio poured slab slants towards my house at the North East corner.

Typically during windy rain storms a small trickle of water appears along my poured concrete wall (4in long by 2 in wide) at the same spot. I have a rec room downstairs.

We had a forecast for rain with wind today so I covered my entire patio which is 12 x 12 with a plastic tarp, taped it and pitched it away. I added a extra piece of tarp on the North East corner of the patio.

There was NO WATER trickling in my basement today at or near the problem area.

My dilema:

1) Should I mudjack the patio slab? Eventually the patio will start to sink & pitch towards my house after 3-5 years because of the frozen midwest ground.

2) Pull the slab out, grade the former slab area with brown landscape dirt, add fine street gravel, then pavers of my choice?

Will pulling the slab out cause a bigger problem with a basement leak? Reason being the former slab area is now exposed, but graded + pitched with dirt/gravel away from my house?

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