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Bow'd basement wall

Posted by Bill on April 26th, 2003 06:24 PM
In reply to bowing basement by Brian Dilly on February 17th, 2003 10:00 AM [Go to top of thread]

Prior to doing any cosmetic repairs on the crack in the wall, Make sure the crack has stopped expanding. You can do this by getting a slide of glass, the kind used for microscopes, and epoxy it across the crack. 1 glob of epoxy on each side of the crack with the glass slide across the crack.
Take a look at it in 24 hrs, then 3 days, then 1 week and so on.... if the slide cracks, you still have movement in the cracked basement wall.

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