Exterior foundation cracks

bighead262April 12, 2011

I am looking to paint my exterior foundation wall but have some small cracks along various different spots. The area I am speaking of is just the bottom 2 feet just below where siding starts. I assume that I should patch these up before I paint but dont really know the best way. They are all just hairline cracks and nothing too major as far as length goes. I read somewhere else that I should cold chisel these out some in the shape of a V but that just seems a bit of an overkill. Please let me know of any good suggestions.

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don92

There are several cement crack fillers at your local big box store.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 7:32AM
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maid_o_cliff

Get the crack filler, wet the area you are working on, then use a damp large sponge and work the crack filler into the crack.

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    Bookmark   April 13, 2011 at 8:59AM
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