How To: Fix a leaky basement wall with This Old House

Fix a leaky basement wall with This Old House

In this video, This Old House General Contractor Tom Silva demonstrates how to repair a basement wall leak around a drainpipe.

Steps:

1 Spread drop cloth on floor in work area.
2 Use sledgehammer and cold chisel to chip away mortar from around the drainpipe.
3 Remove any wooden forms found in the wall.
4 Clean debris from hole.
5 Partially fill the hole with chunks of rubble.
6 Mix up a bucket of hydraulic cement.
7 Put on latex gloves, then pack the cement into hole by hand.
8 Use the trowel to force in cement into the hole.
9 Smooth cement patch flush with wall, making sure to fill all depressions.
10 Wash bucket and tools with water.
11 Fold up drop cloth and carry away leftover debris.

Fix a leaky basement wall with This Old House

Fix a leaky basement wall with This Old House Click through to watch this video on thisoldhouse.com

Want to master Microsoft Excel and take your work-from-home job prospects to the next level? Jump-start your career with our Premium A-to-Z Microsoft Excel Training Bundle from the new Gadget Hacks Shop and get lifetime access to more than 40 hours of Basic to Advanced instruction on functions, formula, tools, and more.

Buy Now (97% off) >

Our Best Phone Hacks

Gadget Hacks' tips — delivered daily.

Be the First to Comment

Share Your Thoughts

  • Hot
  • Latest