I just finished repairing 2 vertical hairline cracks that were leaking
like a sieve everytime it rained. How can so much water pass through 2
I did some research on the Net and found out that at about 8 feet
below grade, some clay soils that become completely saturated with
water exert about 1700 pounds of pressure per square foot. Thats a
hell of a lot of pressue. Why would thas builder backfill the
foundation with clay? I'm assuming the engineer and architect are
aware of this fact.
So what should I do to avoid the 2 cracks from ever leaking again? I'm
thinking of putting gravel and sand in the hole instead of dirt. But
I'm a little worried that this might create some kind instability on
the opposite side of the house's foundation since there won't be an
equalizing amount of pressure from the side that has the gravel. Could
this create problems down the road?
The area to be filled is about 13 feet long, 3 feet wide and 7 feet