2 ft diameter hole in Cinder block wall

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Topic by nogeel posted 07-29-2015 06:51 PM 11734 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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07-29-2015 06:51 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question basement concrete walls refurbishing restoring remodeling

We removed paneling from our downstairs den which is partially below grade. What we found was one of the previous owners have poorly cover up this hole:

(i’m not sure why the photo is on it side)

After looking at the outside wall where the whole is and removing vines you could tell it had been repaired on the outside.

Two Questions:

1) Could I just fill the hole up with some sort of concrete and call it a day?
2) Is there a reason someone would have had a hole that big leaving the house? The house was built in 1966

This and one disintegrated blocks under the window sill at grade have us at a stand still.


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08-04-2015 01:19 PM

This looks like a hole made for a pipe of some kind, possibly a sewer pipe. I would put mortised brick and seal it up accordingly. Using all cement is not as strong as you might think.

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