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Lynhira 04-01-2012 06:18 PM

Crumbling on the exterior concrete slab foundation
 
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I have a 10 year old townhouse and it has a concrete slab foundation. The part of the exposed foundation from the siding to the ground is crumbling pretty badly I think.
I also have a crack in my driveway concrete that goes from side to side, my driveway is a hill, I do not know if this makes a difference or not.

How can I repair these myself?

The picture that looks wet is because it is right under the back faucet on the patio and I cleaned the patio using water today, it is not normally we like that.


Lynhira 04-01-2012 06:18 PM

Crumbling on the exterior concrete slab foundation
 
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I have a 10 year old townhouse and it has a concrete slab foundation. The part of the exposed foundation from the siding to the ground is crumbling pretty badly I think.
I also have a crack in my driveway concrete that goes from side to side, my driveway is a hill, I do not know if this makes a difference or not.

How can I repair these myself?

The picture that looks wet is because it is right under the back faucet on the patio and I cleaned the patio using water today, it is not normally we like that.


Lynhira 04-01-2012 06:18 PM

Crumbling on the exterior concrete slab foundation
 
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I have a 10 year old townhouse and it has a concrete slab foundation. The part of the exposed foundation from the siding to the ground is crumbling pretty badly I think.
I also have a crack in my driveway concrete that goes from side to side, my driveway is a hill, I do not know if this makes a difference or not.

How can I repair these myself?

The picture that looks wet is because it is right under the back faucet on the patio and I cleaned the patio using water today, it is not normally we like that.


Lynhira 04-01-2012 06:18 PM

Crumbling on the exterior concrete slab foundation
 
4 Attachment(s)

I have a 10 year old townhouse and it has a concrete slab foundation. The part of the exposed foundation from the siding to the ground is crumbling pretty badly I think.
I also have a crack in my driveway concrete that goes from side to side, my driveway is a hill, I do not know if this makes a difference or not.

How can I repair these myself?

The picture that looks wet is because it is right under the back faucet on the patio and I cleaned the patio using water today, it is not normally we like that.


ladychichevy 06-11-2013 11:14 PM

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Experiencing something similar. I dig as far down around the perimeter as I can or to a cpl inches below where I don't see the spalling anymore. I've been knocking off the excess loose concrete with anything hard enough, a tire iron, hammer whatever. Then scrape off excess loose rocks/concrete with a stiff wire brush. Brush off with a little hand broom. Then wet the area with some water. I didn't use mortar but some hydraulic cement (Quickrete) mixed it up until in was kinda soupy (it sets up VERY VERY quickly) I found making it soupier give me a little extra time to work with it. I use a trowel and something to catch it from falling and smooth it (I have no idea what its called, I'm new to this whole repair thing). Take a wet sponge and smooth it out. So far so good. Only issue is it a little uneven (probably from me not evenly applying the concrete) but its up there and looks much better than the large chunks and jaggedness of the crumbling. I'm going to follow up with some waterproof paint. TI was also recommended that I get and interior drainage system. Idk what to do about your driveway...try watching some youtube videos they are awesome.

I know your post is kinda old so what did you wind up doing?



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