I’ve got a hairline crack in the basement wall running diagonally down from the window corner to the floor. It seeps/leaks during heavy rains. House is 40 years old with poured basement walls. I already have gutters extending 10-12 feet out and as good grading as possible away from the house, but the neighborhood is FLAT and combined with high water table, nowhere for the rainwater to drain quickly. The drain tiles seem to be working…the sump runs a LOT (and dumping about 50 feet away).
I”m planning on having the crack repaired with the epoxy/polyurethene, injection method. We had one warm day this weekend…enough to melt the snow and leak, but then the temp dropped to freezing again the next day and the leak stopped. The question is, would some of the moisture have frozen inside the crack, and if so, will it impact the effectiveness of the epoxy fill? Thanks in advance for any thoughts.
(sorry for the long wind).
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