What's the best way to fill cracks?
Seems like there's a lot of knowledge in this forum. Hopefully some of you guys can point me in the right direction.
I have a ground water problem in my basement and I'm in the process of dealing with it by installing two sump pumps. The second sump is now in and the basement seems to be dryer but when the ground water rises above the bottom of the foundation water water still seeps through the cracks in the foundation. The foundation is poured concrete and is about five feet below grade.
I figure my next step is to chisel the cracks out and fill them with hydraulic cement. I tried this last week with a hammer and chisel but it was a slow go. I was wondering if you guys have any recommendations on tools that would make this job easier because I have a lot of cracks.
I'd also be curious to hear from folks that have successfully dealt with ground water problems and what was done to shore up the basement. If this doesn't work the next step is a french drain.