Covering Foundation Wall Crack From The Outside

In this continuing series on the repair to the crack in our home’s foundation wall to prevent any future water leaks, we saw the techniques used to insert the new piece of 3 feet by 4 feet of drywall into the area with only a single vertical piece of wood available from the existing wood frame.

Today we go outside.

Now, here is the crack on the foundation wall which started it all.

 Covering Foundation Wall Crack From The Outside

Notice that it goes along the vertical edge where the poured concrete foundation wall meets the brick and continues down into the ground.

Now, water leakage will mostly occur from water seeping through the ground either rafter a very heavy rain storm or during the winter, which is when it occurred for us, with a pile-up of snow melting on a sunny day.

So, at this point the FlexiSpan crack repair made on the inside will full do the job. However, applying the same urethane sealant along the crack will stop perhaps, according to Fitz of Clarke Basement Systems 1 to 2% of water leakage.

 Covering Foundation Wall Crack From The Outside

At this point it is really more for appearance. Yet, any job worth doing is, well, you know……worth doing well, right? icon smile Covering Foundation Wall Crack From The Outside

 Covering Foundation Wall Crack From The Outside

Yet, it is a small step to ensure that the job is finished. Once the sealant was applied into the visible crack, it was them smoothed to cover the entire opening should the crack widen over time as the house shifts as you can see in the above picture.

Select this link to continue and see how the drywall inserted into the opening of the bedroom wall is finished with drywall tape and compound.

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Comments

  1. Diygirl says:

    That’s some great advice! we recently purchased an old home and are definitely running into some surprises of our own-what a journey.

    I will keep your blog in mind during my remodel.

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