Foundation Repair Kit – Do it Yourself
You can easily fix your foundation problem without spending a lot of money by simply purchasing a foundation repair kit. Some DIY kits are very easy to use and affordable, and can even save you money.
A foundation repair kit should contain the following materials: paper towels, roofing compound, tarpaulin, tools, duct tape, flex ties, nails, connectors, masking tape, some caulk, concrete, cement mixer, hammer, sickle, spray gun, gravel or concrete cleaner, shovel, ladder, concrete sealer, rocks or gravel for the slab, bucket, jackhammer, heavy-duty sandpaper, sprinkler head sprayer, crescent wrench, concrete sealer, gravel (or gravel sealer), a sidewalk and foundation wedge (the triangle shape is the most commonly used) and a few brushes. You don’t have to spend a lot of money. Just buy what you need, and do a quick test on your own.
First, spray concrete sealer around the perimeter of the house. This helps to waterproof the area and prevent water damage. Next, install caulking between the sheetrock seams in the walls, if they aren’t already installed. If there are any leaking cracks or holes, fill them with concrete sealer, using the caulking tool (it’s small and can be easily hidden.)
Next, fill in the cracks and holes using concrete sealer, and use a squeegee to finish it off. Next, connect all joists and flashing to form the shingle look. The caulk will help seal the joint, while the concrete sealer will cover the caulk, stopping it from running down the slabs. It will also give the new shingles some protection from flying debris. The flashing should be filled with fear, and the nails laid in such a way that they’re spaced equally along the face of the joists.
The nails should be spaced about three inches apart from each other, and they should be taped in place with roofing cement. Be sure to place caulk around the edges of the seams so that the rebar can’t get stuck.
Add the roofing caulk, and using the caulking tool, cover the entire roof. For a finished look, spray some gravel or concrete cleaner on the slabs.
By using a foundation repair kit, you can repair any foundation issues before you try to fix them by yourself. And don’t waste your time and money on expensive repairs when you can do a simple fix without spending a lot of money. By simply doing the basic steps above, you can complete the job yourself.