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I would recommend that before you rout and repair that you get some thorough testing to determine that the reinforcing is not rusted and the concrete has not delaminated.  It sounds like the perfect situation for bad things to happen to concrete.

Jim Persing

> -----Original Message-----
> From: richard lewis [mailto:rlewistx(--nospam--at)juno.com]
> Sent: Friday, October 10, 2003 1:14 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Water Proof Membrane
> 
> 
> I have a commercial building that fronts a street.  It has a 
> basement. 
> The basement extends out to the curb line with the sidewalk being the
> roof of part of the basement.  As you can expect the concrete slab has
> cracked and leaked into the basement.  I would like to recommend the
> cracks be routed out and filled with a repair epoxy mortar.  
> Then I would
> like to recommend a waterproof membrane be put on the 
> sidewalk.  Since it
> is a sidewalk it must be a wearing surface as well.  I can't add
> thickness to the sidewalk because then the doors won't open, etc.  I
> would appreciate any recommendations for types of materials to use for
> the crack repair and the waterproof membrane.
> 
> If you don't want to discuss a specific product on the list 
> server then
> email me privately at rlewistx(--nospam--at)juno.com
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Rich
> 
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