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lampskin

01:59PM | 05/11/08
Member Since: 09/24/06
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My house doesn't have a basement. I only have a crawlspace.

There was extensive parging(3 or so layers) over my foundation walls.

The parging is peeling off now, and there are some cracks in the foundation itself.

How would i go about fixing these? Just with water mix concrete fill and a trowel? Do I drill holes across the cracks in inject polymer or a brace or somthing?
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lampskin

02:01PM | 05/11/08
Member Since: 09/24/06
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oops!! i posted the wrong image. I just uploaded a bunch of images, and i can't seem to edit my post like I can on other forums.

Anyways, sorry, here's the pic of the foundataion. If anyone is wondering, the other picture is of my ceiling when i was running the wiring for my bathroom fan.
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lampskin

02:02PM | 05/11/08
Member Since: 09/24/06
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parging peeling, foundation cracked...
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lampskin

02:03PM | 05/11/08
Member Since: 09/24/06
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more horrible cracks
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lampskin

02:05PM | 05/11/08
Member Since: 09/24/06
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cracks again
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lampskin

02:06PM | 05/11/08
Member Since: 09/24/06
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mess
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lampskin

02:06PM | 05/11/08
Member Since: 09/24/06
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double parging layers
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lampskin

05:32PM | 05/20/08
Member Since: 09/24/06
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I guess foundations aren't all that interesting to people, given the number of replies...

Oh well.

I started fixing it, with some advice from the building people at Home Depot.

A bag of sand mix concrete, some hydraulic cement, a trowel, concrete mixer, hammer, and chisel...

oh yeah...and a bucket and water...
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lampskin

05:33PM | 05/20/08
Member Since: 09/24/06
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and a power drill
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lampskin

05:35PM | 05/20/08
Member Since: 09/24/06
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cleaned out the cracks with a hammer and chisel.

As i was making the cracks wider, a big huge chunk of concrete fell off the foundation.

I tapped around in various spots, got hollow noises, and so I cleaned off ALL the old concrete.

It's a 100 yr old house, so i must have found about 3 or 4 layers of concrete, and under that was the real foundation, which looked like this:
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