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i have some gaps and cracks in my back area. its the slab from the old garage and pavers that leed from it to my back door. water comes down this area to my back door. there is a very small swale right in front of the door, pavers. it is connected to a concrete swale, 14" wide x 2" deep, that goes down the side of the house to the front.

anyway. what i want to know. the gaps and cracks in the slab and pavers. how much will filling them with sand work ? doesn't need to completely seal, just needs to stop the funeling of flowing water down to the foundation into basement.

or, is there a better product i should use ?
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most of this drains right to the dirty spot right in front of the door (i am going to raise that area just a tad so pooling stops.) but much of it funnels into the ground beneath. if i can stop most of the water from going below the surfaces, i think my basement will stop getting wet.


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yeah, no doubt there are pathways. not much i can do about that. my goal is to keep water from getting there in the first place.

so, i did resand that area. and ii chipped away a little of the edge of the concrete swale that leads out front. and i lowered some pavers that feed that swale. water will flow out much better now. just how much of a help it will be = idk.
sealing those crack properly would be good advice if you like more free stuff

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