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roost4u 09-24-2011 10:21 PM

Leaky foundation at the chimney.
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I'm sorry if this has been discussed before but I couldn't find it in the searches.

I have a leak in my foundation where the chimney joins it. It's cracked on both sides. The foundation is only 4ft high. I need to repair these leaks and I really don't have a lot of money. I want to do it right and I'm not afraid of hard work. I already dug it all up to expose the cracks. I just need to know how to patch the cracks so that it won't happen again. Most of the water in the pics came in on the last rain after I had it dug up.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Just Bill 09-25-2011 07:54 AM

Cracks can usually be sealed with urethane caulk or similar. If the cracks are large, first pack them with foam backer rod. All availabale at home, hardware stores for a few dollars.

roost4u 09-27-2011 02:29 PM

Going out now to clean all the loose stuff off. Any more input on this repair is greatly appreciated.

mjzraz 11-09-2011 09:37 AM

Did you get this fixed? Other than some mortar joints, where was it leaking? Did you see it in the basement? What is that black drain pipe?

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