Foundation wall and basement floor.

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  1. Mar 14, 2012 #1

    mrb

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    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.
     
  2. Mar 14, 2012 #2

    nealtw

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    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.
     
  3. Mar 14, 2012 #3

    mudmixer

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    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
     
  4. Mar 15, 2012 #4

    mrb

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

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