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accepted How to plug hole in foundation?
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comment How to plug hole in foundation?
Anyways, thoughts? Caveats with this solution? Thanks again!
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comment How to plug hole in foundation?
After reading your answer I ended up stumbling into something I've never heard of: French drains. So if I can't repour the patio, and if I don't want to mess with a mechanical solution, then how about this: Jack-hammer out a trench really close to the house (a few inches off from where the patio meets the foundation) and install a french drain that leads off 10 - 15 feet into the lawn. That way, all the runoff is collected and pushed away from the house. My wife's nifty, we could disguise it as a walkway out to her garden or something...
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comment How to plug hole in foundation?
Awesome, awesome answer @bcworkz (+1 and I wish I could upvote you more). Everything you said makes a lot of sense. I will patch the hole with mortar like you sggest, and it sounds like we need to attack the long-term solution first thing come Spring. One problem here: I forgot to mention in the original question that the concrete patio actually surrounds an in-ground pool... so it's not as easy as jack-hammering up and repouring...
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comment How to repair this metal corner siding?
Thanks @bcworkz (+1) - a few followup questions: (1) What kind of caulk should I use, general exterior? Or is there something specialized for tin-wood adhesions? (2) Can you explain what you mean by the words "top" and "upper course" when you say: ...slide the top under the upper course and press into the caulk.? Thanks again!