DIY Home Improvement, Remodeling & Repair Forum > DIY Home Improvement > Bricks, Masonry and Concrete > Foundation wall and basement floor.




Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-13-2012, 11:03 PM  
mrb
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 9
Default Foundation wall and basement floor.

Hey,

I have a small gap between my concrete floor in the basement and the foundation wall. What's the best way to fix this? Or should I call a pro? Thanks.



__________________
mrb is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-14-2012, 12:16 AM  
nealtw
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: vancouver, b.c.
Posts: 8,951
Liked 682 Times on 611 Posts
Likes Given: 1202

Default

You can buy a caulk made for concrete, If the gap is large you can also install a foam rod first. Any hardware store or big box store.



__________________
nealtw is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-14-2012, 06:36 AM  
mudmixer
Senior Member
 
mudmixer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 582
Liked 40 Times on 33 Posts
Likes Given: 33

Default

That joint is very normal because of the construction process.

As Neal said, use a backer rod if the gap is large. Since the slab may move differently than the wall, you need a good, flexible caulk. But the best you can possibly find/afford and not the cheap junk because the cheap stuff is horrible to clean up if it fails.

Dick

__________________
mudmixer is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 03-14-2012, 07:03 PM  
mrb
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 9
Default

Excellent. That's what I figured. Thank you very much for your advice.

__________________
mrb is offline  
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter DIY Home Repair Forum Replies Last Post
Sagging 2nd Story Floor After Main Floor Load-Bearing Wall Altered Below Ever111 Framing and Foundation 33 01-30-2012 04:40 PM
filling cracks in basement wall/floor before painting abledsoe Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 3 01-16-2010 05:10 AM
Need help, basement brick foundation. magilla Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 0 12-06-2009 09:01 PM
Wet basement & foundation problems dotcotton Framing and Foundation 4 07-24-2009 01:12 PM
Basement Floor & Wall Remodeling... hitek85 Framing and Foundation 8 07-03-2009 06:24 AM