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Shag
08-13-2010, 01:23 PM
I discovered water in my basement this morning, after a huge rainstorm last night. Turns out my sump had come ever so slightly unplugged, which was apparently enough to prevent it from running. So, two things happened - my sump overflowed, and water came up through some cracks in my foundation (I think).

I want to seal up the cracks, so I turn to the resident experts around here. What's the best way to seal up these cracks?

ChiefsOne
08-13-2010, 01:25 PM
We had that with our basement. A concrete company drilled holes into the cracks and filled it with urethane. No more problems.

Shag
08-13-2010, 01:27 PM
We had that with our basement. A concrete company drilled holes into the cracks and filled it with urethane. No more problems.

Thanks. I'm hoping for a DIY solution, though, if possible...

gblowfish
08-13-2010, 01:33 PM
Call Nolan Ryan. He knows.

Fat Elvis
08-13-2010, 01:35 PM
"DIY" and "fix foundation problems" usually aren't used in the same sentence together.

mlyonsd
08-13-2010, 01:36 PM
You can buy cement caulk at any home improvement store like Lowe's. It's even the color of cement.

Detoxing
08-13-2010, 01:36 PM
2-part epoxy. But shave your ass first. Helps it bond a bit better.

googlegoogle
08-13-2010, 01:36 PM
Could be foundation leaning due to water in the soil. cross your fingers. that's expensive.

Got the same problem

mikeyis4dcats.
08-13-2010, 01:49 PM
parge the cracks if large with hydraulic cement, then brush on DryLok.

Mr. Laz
08-13-2010, 01:50 PM
"DIY" and "fix foundation problems" usually aren't used in the same sentence together.
This

Mr. Laz
08-13-2010, 01:54 PM
http://www.inspectapedia.com/structure/CrackRepair.htm

RaiderH8r
08-13-2010, 01:58 PM
Duct tape.

bevischief
08-13-2010, 04:57 PM
Duck tape.
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allen_kcCard
08-13-2010, 04:59 PM
Duckt Tape

vailpass
08-13-2010, 05:02 PM
Ducked Ape

BWillie
08-13-2010, 05:15 PM
Dooked Crapes

KCUnited
08-13-2010, 05:24 PM
Just talk to her bro, try to work this out on your own. She's probably feeling the same way you are. Best of luck.

Phobia
08-13-2010, 10:39 PM
The only way to fix it is from the outside. Anything from the inside is a temporary band-aid.

LaChapelle
08-13-2010, 10:53 PM
Wilma Flinstone would just paint a flower pot at the base
and then leaves off the branches
maybe her and Betty were lovers

googlegoogle
08-13-2010, 11:31 PM
The only way to fix it is from the outside. Anything from the inside is a temporary band-aid.
yes. settling foundation = $uck$. Big machine$. drainpipe$

TrickyNicky
08-14-2010, 01:48 AM
I also had this problem. The main thing was that the side it was seeping in on had nothing to redirect the water. Sheets of rain would run straight down the gable, onto a set of basement windows and seep in. We put some gutters up with French drains to run the water away from the wall and towards the curb or downhill as much as possible. Then I had the window casing replaced and caulked that sucker up. Seemed to do the trick. Only bad part is cleaning the gutters annually, but it beats the hell out of shopvac'ing the basement a few times a year.

Also, I got a battery to power the sump when the lights go out.