|The worst crack which is on the driveway side.|
Thursday was the start date. A crew showed up to start working on the cracks on the basement walls.
They started working on the cracks on 3 walls. The wall that needs the most work is along the driveway side but that wall has to be pushed back verticle first.
The cracks had the paint ground off then an epoxy product applied with plastic injector fittings attached along the cracks. The fittings are used to pump under high pressure the product that seals the wall cracks.
Friday, July 21. Day 2:
Two crews arrived around 9 AM. The crew that was here yesterday went into the basement to start sealing the cracks.
While they worked on the cracks on 3 of the walls, a crew outside was busy unloading the heavy equipment.
The basement wall on the driveway side is severely cracked and has started to move inward. The plan is to remove the driveway, dig down to the drain tile, replace the drain tile, push the basement wall back to its original vertical position and reinforce the wall with steel beams, water seal the outside area of the wall, fill void with pea stone, then remove the remaining drive and replace with new concrete.
It was originally planned to remove the entire drive along the house first. But the weather forecast is for rain arriving Saturday and Sunday and they didn't want a muddy mess on Monday. So it was determined to first cut the concrete and partially remove the concrete today.
|Cutting the concrete prior to removal.|
When the strip of concrete drive next to the house was removed, he started removing the sticky clay down to the drain tile.
|Sticky clay removed.|
Until next time, be safe and God Bless.