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dschmid4

04:40PM | 09/15/03
Member Since: 09/14/03
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My newly constructed house with poured basement has over 350 rod holes that I want to fill before I finish it. I am searching for the best filler and filling method. I tried Quickrete Fastplug waterproof concrete patch, but it is very difficult to get it all the way in the 9" deep hole, and the stuff drys in 5-7 minutes so I can get 2-3 holes done per batch. I also tried a concrete caulk, but the instructions say to apply no more than 3/8" at a time so that it will dry. This would take forever to fill one hole.
Whatever I put in there, I also need a good way to inject it into the very back of the hole, as I do not want any air gaps which could later fill with water.

Any suggestions?

AaronPK

10:18AM | 09/23/03
Member Since: 09/22/03
1 lifetime posts
I don't think you're supposed to actually pound the whole rods out. Just break off the ends on each side, leaving the rest of teh rod in the wall. At least that's what I, and everyone else I know who's done it did.

Then take some tar, and smear it on the outside so it covers the hole.

Also, you should spray some water proofer, I used stuff called "Silhard" all over the outside before tehy backfill.

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