Tony replied to the topic Sealing between two layers of concrete underground? in the forum Concrete/Masonry 1 year, 5 months ago
I appreciate the great feedback.
We aren’t sure if the joints are broken, cracked or, if any sealant in there is just going bad.
I’ve now got a guy lined up now who has a lot of experience with this type of work (with fiber optic conduit). The plan is to suspend with cable, do a single pour, then snip the cables when set. He will ‘tar’ and…[Read more]
Tony replied to the topic Sealing between two layers of concrete underground? in the forum Concrete/Masonry 2 years, 1 month ago
Thanks, Kurt. Let me see if I can clarify.
We’re not worried about the conduit getting crushed, only pushed down in the middle into the wet first pour.
There is no existing concrete (besides the basement walls) and no base. Conduit is just surrounded by dirt/clay right now. We will have to dig out 4″ below the conduit so they will essentially be…[Read more]
Tony started the topic Sealing between two layers of concrete underground? in the forum Concrete/Masonry 2 years, 1 month ago
We have four 7″ conduits running 10 ft between buildings (for heating/hot water pipes, etc.) below the frost line. They are assembled in 4ft sections with couplers that now take on water when it rains hard (50 yrs old). We will be encasing them in cement to seal them up again – 4″ all the way around. We were advised to do the cement in two pours…[Read more]