Foundation cracks

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  1. Mar 14, 2012 #1

    scuba22

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    Have block foundation and I have various cracks appearing inside and outside the house along the edges of some of the blocks. I can't see to the outside or anything, but I was wondering if I could fill those cracks with something. I figured there was some kind of caulk to repair concrete that I could fill the crack with. Any suggestions? Thanks!
     
  2. Mar 15, 2012 #2

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    Welcome to a new member:)
    If these cracks are new, you may want to determen the cause before getting into it. They may be an indecator of a bigger problem with footing or drainage.
     
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    Well our basement has a drainage system similar to b-dry where it drains along the footing into two sump pumps. The pumps are new and working. The cracks were there before, but I don't think we're as large. I can post a pic sometime as well.
     
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    We don't do much work on block walls and I'm sure you can fill cracks with non-shrink grout or something. If you are draining area around footing that weren't drained before might indicate, the footing settleing. If thsi has been drained for six months or so,
    it probably isn't going to get much worse, but it does want to be watched.
     
  5. Mar 24, 2012 #5

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    It seems a simple mortar with polymer bonding adaptive would be sufficient to close off joints. The freshly TP joints then become your monitor for any future movement as these are the stress release areas.
     

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