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wiscborn 06-12-2007 10:41 AM

Is there such a thing?
We have a pvc pipe that was partially buried in concrete. There has been some settling and the pipe has cracked. It is situated in a place that is nearly impossible to jackhammer around and replace. We are wondering if anyone knows of a way to seal around it. It is placed in such a way that it could have a small form (frame) built around it. We thought of forming it and pouring concrete to completely cover the pipe but then realized that concrete is quite porous so began wondering if there was a product that we could do the same sort of thing with that would completely stop the leak. We don't believe there will be any further settling.

Ron6519 06-12-2007 10:46 PM

You might want to include in the post, what the pipe is for.

wiscborn 06-13-2007 08:08 AM

We have a sump pump in the basement. The pipe takes the water from the sump pump to outside our house. We are turning our current garage into an office+ in which we will be putting a raised floor. The pipe leaks into the current garage.

NateHanson 06-13-2007 10:36 AM

If the pipe is wide enough, you could feed a flexible hose down the pipe the entire length, and hook the flexible pipe to your sump pump. Then the PVC would just be serving as a protector for the tubing running inside.

crecore 06-16-2007 06:29 AM

try hydraulic cement

there are also some real expensive two part epoxies that will even cure submersed in water. Basement sealing guys use this.

The hydraulic cement should work though

Tankless Man 06-17-2007 03:40 AM

Try fixing it the right way. You wanna rig something that will only bite you in the butt in years to come. Do it right.

wiscborn 06-29-2007 02:19 PM

Thank you to all that responded. The flexible idea gave my husband renewed energy for attacking the problem. Then when we read about the hydraulic cement, he remembered that he had some that he had used on another project. In the end, we hired someone that was willing to crawl under the overhang and use a jackhammer. He was able to removed the cracked area and insert another pvc. So, it was done right, Tankless Man. Once again, thanks to all!

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