Re: Seal foundation at sidewalk?
I inhabit a small brick bungalow, built in 1954, poured-concrete
foundation, about 800 square feet. The front of the house
On the east side of the house they poured a small sidewalk
which butts against the foundation. When I bought the
house the juncture of the sidewalk and foundation was
"sealed" with hideous black gook.
I found that the gook weathered pretty quickly. Water
entered the basement thru cracks. For years I've been
re-sealing the juncture by applying more hideous black
gook (i.e. plastic roof cement from a caulk gun,
Gardner non-fibered foundation and roof coating with
a brush) 3-4 times a year.
Is this a 'gator that others have wrestled with? Is
there a better way (for little $)? Failing that, are
there foundation/roof sealers that last a long time?
The Gardner stuff doesn't seem to hold up very long.