05:37PM | 05/20/08
Member Since: 09/24/06
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wirebrushed and sprayed with hose.

the old foundation was actually in pretty good shape.

There was a big crack at the corner of the house. Wasn't sure if it was supposed to be there for expansion....

Either way, I hydro cemented that sucka up good.

Not sure if it was the right thing to do, but meh, it's done.

here's a pic of the crack


05:40PM | 05/20/08
Member Since: 09/24/06
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here's what i have so far. First i put the hydro cement on the crack...that stuck really well.

Then i used the sand mix cement.

That took a little longer to set.

I had a bit of trouble getting it to just the right texture.

After I put in on with the trowel, I let it set.

I heard that you need to cover it with plastic or something, but i didn't bother. It was kind of chilly so i figured the water wouldn't evaporate that quick.

I sprayed it down with the hose every 12 hrs or so.


05:43PM | 05/20/08
Member Since: 09/24/06
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The sandcrete stuff i got says you can't go more than 2 inches thick, so i need to do another layer on top to make it even...

Anyways, help is appreciated, since i've never done this before.

It's really hard to get someone to come and do an estimate on this stuff, so i'll just do it myself. It can't look any WORSE...


10:07AM | 06/19/08
Member Since: 06/17/08
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For being you would think there would be a little more action. Guess not. Anyway, I appreciate the updates especially since no one helped you out.

I posted my question both here and in a few different forums hoping to get diversity of opinion. The ones I actually got answers on were:

If you have any questions I suggest you check those out.



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