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Old 01-30-2012, 08:39 AM   #1
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My basement is a old stone rubble foundation and there is a spot that is abot 2ft x 3ft that has slightly eroded because of poor landscaping and the lack of gutters before I purchased the house. I cleaned out the dirt and clay that was seeping in and built a form in front that extends abot 3 inches out from the wall. I am going to fill it with either concrete or mortar and paint it with drylock when it dries. What is better to use in this case? Concrete or Mortar?

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Ayuh,.... Get rid of the form, 'n trowel on stiff mortar...

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Ayuh,.... Get rid of the form, 'n trowel on stiff mortar...
By stiff mortar do you mean regular mortar mixed thick with little water? Thanks for the quick reply.
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The Drylock may not be needed since it just another paint type material.

For coating concrete repairs and maintenance, Thoroseal is superior and is very good and has been used for decades because it is cement based. The problem is that you area is so small you will not be able to use it unless you have friend that has a bag open and will give you a pound or so.

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