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Old April 7th, 2010, 10:10 AM   #1
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Because this is the place for legal, relationship and wheeling advice...how about some home advice. Does anyone know or can recommend a company that will fix basement cracks? I'm looking for a company that works with epoxy injection. Thanks!
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Fix it right...Dig it up and repair the wall on the outside like you're suppose to.
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Old April 7th, 2010, 10:46 AM   #5
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In before scooter comment

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Have to agree, dig it out and repair correctly. epoxy is great for cracks that have opened up. its not the answer for water problems.
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and you guys keep telling me he is a cool guy that I would like to hang out with......???

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I agree. Dig it out. This is being done to my house this spring.
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That's what I was thinking, but I would have to bust up a patio first, so if I can get something to get me by until the funds become available to replace the patio and dig out the foundation...blah blah..you know the story.

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just being curious, does the grade of your patio run towards the house? if so you may have found the problem?
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just being curious, does the grade of your patio run towards the house? if so you may have found the problem?
He also might be able to get it mud jacked to a correct pitch away from the house.
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My dad has a ~60 foot wall in his basement he had this done to, I will see if I can get the information.
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You don't need to dig it out depending on the severity/location. Where does the water appear to be coming in from; above, at, or below where the soil on the outside is? Do you have gutters and downspouts, is it formed or block, and how old is the basement?
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Ill answer what I think I remember from his house.

House is about 7-10 years old.
Leak is blow the soil.
He does have gutters and down spouts.

I cant remember his patio well enough to answer that
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The grade of the landscaping is an issue, and has been addressed. From the inside you can see water marks as if the water was coming over the foundation wall, hopefully addressing the landscape will take care of that. However, after yesterdays rain fall I can clearly see water coming from a crack. I have had 2 companies look at the issue, the second guy said it looked like they try to cover it with the hydraulic cement. I'm just looking to get a 3rd opinion before we decide on the best route. Thanks for the replys.
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FWIW The injection worked very well with my fathers basement. He had excellent drainage, and had dug down to do more tiling to try to stop the minor seepage during heavy storms. He was getting very minor seepage still, and did the injection. He did not have any leaks at all after that.
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The grade of the landscaping is an issue, and has been addressed. From the inside you can see water marks as if the water was coming over the foundation wall, hopefully addressing the landscape will take care of that. However, after yesterdays rain fall I can clearly see water coming from a crack. I have had 2 companies look at the issue, the second guy said it looked like they try to cover it with the hydraulic cement. I'm just looking to get a 3rd opinion before we decide on the best route. Thanks for the replys.
Inform us what the 3rd guy who looks at says. If there is water coming from the bottom of the wall that usually means someone had attempted to epoxy the crack but did not use the epoxy gun correctly. A simple and common mistake, yet slightly more difficult problem to fix than the original crack in some cases.
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