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Old 03-13-2013, 08:49 PM
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help with weaping tile

ok so im doing a job for a guy that has to move out of his house in a month, he is in the military and doing a big basement remodel job to make his house a 3 bed room. theres a big crack in the foundation from top to bottom, with water seaping in. hes almost out of money and says theres no weaping tile around the house. Would it be cheaper to put one in around the house, or could i dig it up where the crack is, remove the flower bed away from the house and put a weaping system where the crack is once its fixed and run it striaght out to the front lawn which slopes towards the road? also how would i calculate material for this? this will be my biggest job to date with something like this
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:57 PM
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If theres no tile i would just excavate it, patch the crack inside
And out, and tar the outside. You could even stick plastic to the tar then backfill with draining material
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:02 PM
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well that what i told him would be a cheaper fix because he said he wants it to last ten years or so. I told him to fill the crack with hydrolic cement, both sides, put the tar on the outside and stick a drainage pipe in and run it towards the road. I got to find out cost on the plastic membrane but that would solve his problem i belive. about 10 hour job or so plus mini excavator rental? does that sound about right it will be an area about 5 wide by 7 feet deep or so to the footing. then like 20 foot trench for the new pipe with gravel, and back fill
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:04 PM
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If you're renting an ex then it should be fine. I've used heavy plastic drop clothes. Plus a 5 gal bucket of tar and a brush
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:08 PM
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ok thanks ill let you know if i get it and how it goes, will i need to get him a permit for this small job? if so ill make him pay for it.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:51 PM
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Just another idea,you could look into an epoxy injection kit.There are several different products available form structural concrete repair to a combination of an epoxy and expanding polyurethane foam sealants.Do a google search for epoxy concrete repair kits.Let me know if I can try to help you out with more info.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:04 PM
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i had a very similar problem, i thought i could just excavate with a shovel and patch it up... i think thats about the time me and my ex girlfriend broke up lol. the hydrolic cement and tar with plastic will work just fine as long as you correct the drainage problem to move water away from the house. just rent a small excavator
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