My question has to do with attempting to repair a cracked foundation from
I have had several estimates hovering the $1000 mark for those companies
that use long probes to inject sealant into the ground around the foundation
to seal cracks.
I have a tri-level townhouse with the sublevel being finished with drywall
on the walls and carpet on the floor. During heaving rainstorms I get water
seepage from the same area of the wall where a fireplace kit is. Most of
the fireplace components are out, but their remains a sheet metal shield
that would be difficult and messy to remove, thus an inside inspection and
repair of the crack is out of the question.
Directly opposite of the leaking wall on the outside is a deck, of which the
boards run directly to the foundation.
Access to the foundation or ground underneath would mean removing quite a
few of the deck boards.
I hope I've accurately described how difficult this is.
1) I'm wondering what is the best soil/sand/gravel combination to have
under a deck so close to the house to weep away the rain?
2) Is there equipment available for rent (Home Depot says no) that would
allow a home owner to inject the "sealants" used by contractors to fix a
3) Any idea of costs involved?
If someone wants a better understanding of my situation, I can email pix.
Thanks for any/all help-suggestions.