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The classic "definitive" solution is to use hydraulic cement. It expands as it cures, and modern versions also include various chemical addictive to improve post-cure waterproofness. Hydraulic cement is designed to fix exactly this problem. Standard epoxy is a terrible idea. It dries hard, becomes brittle faster than cement, and does not expand and ...


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You are experiencing seasonal groundwater fluctuations that causing the seepage through small cracks. If it only around the pipe, I suggest using a hydrophobic-expandable sealer to cut off the water path. The suggested product is shown below, but it is not the only one in the market. Preparation: Make a deep grove/slot around the pipe. Thoroughly clean the ...


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The problem is that it can only be sealed form the other side. On this side the water pressure will tend to blister or spall any sealing compound you apply, applied on the other side the pressure will tend to push it against the wall. If the conduits are sealed into the wall and you can keep the other side dry (perhaps using a de-watering pump) it may be ...


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I can't see the entire crack pattern but it does appear to be one of the "back-of-an-envelope"-patterns that strongly indicate a structural issue. This in itself does not have to be much of a problem, but it means there is a real risk that it will continue to grow. And if you try to repair it by injecting mortar or epoxy, it may very well reappear. ...


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It would appear that the ground settled, and there was too much friction between the wrap and the backfill so the settling ground took the wrap with it. Since this appears to be an external waterproofing layer, if the top edge is still above soil line, and you don't have leaks, it's probably fine. It does suggest that you might want to check the grade around ...


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I would probably remove the deck first. After the deck is disassembled, then start the excavation, it will be much easier and safer. You might find out it is less work to remove the deck compared to trying to work under it with limited space and temporary supports. Temp supports sounds like a catastrophe waiting to happen. Removing the block wall that is ...


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Let's address the safety issues first... Working under your deck and porch obviously presents serious safety concerns. A wrong move here could be deadly. I'd follow these guidelines and good sense in general: Block access to the deck during all work. No one should be allowed on it. Work one footing (or maybe a few) at a time, relying on existing (and ...


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FMC "flex" isn't allowed in concrete. In 362.10 ENT (smurf) is allowed to be embedded in concrete, so I think it would OK, but the inspector could have issue with meaning of "embedded" with such shallow cover, which could be up to interpretation of "similar finish" by AHJ. NEC 300.4(F) Cables and Raceways Installed in ...


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That should be fine. I'm not sure the depth requirements apply to interior wiring encased in conduit and concrete. You might, however, find PVC to be cheaper than flexible conduit.


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Get EYE bolts with lag threads, drive at least 3 of them into the corner of the house, run the tension bar through the fence and them, Secure and looks good, I used stainless steel for longevity. If you need to you can attach a 2x4 or 4x4 to the corner like I had to on one corner because the foundation was too tall so there was too much of a gap from where ...


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You done good. It's doing its job and no risk of damage; sounds like you set it up perfect. The reason for more frequent kicks is for every increment you go deeper, you add that much more water spilling into the bucket but a sump float has a fixed height it kicks on. Your flow rate went up; the good news us you're draining more water from your basement than ...


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The floor being level is really the test. Not the levelness of part of a piece of lumber holing up the floor. There can be a variety of reasons for this including the boards themselves aren't straight or not true to their supposed dimensions. The ledger board off 1/8"... has nothing to do with your issue. It really isn't probably part of any issue ...


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