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[yak] Lost Stones


#1

In the home of the earthquake, here in Lost Angeles, my house
and workshop were pretty heavily damaged. It took me close to 3
months to pick up everything off the floor in the shop. Of
course, 2 of those months were spent trying to decide what had
been on the floor before the earthquake. The shop, which is a
walled off section of my attached garage, sits on the cement
slab, and had wall board walls. The original, outside wall
separated from the others at the corners, and also left a space
between it and the slab. So there is a crack which extends ?
deep on 1 side of the room. It is less than 1/4 inch wide.
Naturally, now, anything I drop anywhere in the room rolls even
uphill in a desperate attempt to find this unreachable space.
The widest space is at the wall behind my workbench, so if I
crawl under the bench I can see the crack, but not into it. Even
sticky wax or gum on a wire cannot retrieve these beads, stones,
etc. If I ever get a contractor to fix the room, boy will he get
some treasures! Of course, the next earthquake might actually
spit up these items, or, devour a few more!

Ruth


#2

Hi Ruth,

 So there is a crack which extends ? deep on 1 side of the
room.  It is less than 1/4 inch wide.

FWIW

You could fill in the crack with a silicone caulking compuond or
several other products available at most home supply (Home Depot
etc). None of these products will provide any structural
strength, but at leat you won’ t have to worry about stuff
falling in the crack. You might try vacumning t he stuff out.

On crack filling product that works very well is called ‘Pour
Stone’. It’ s a powder similar to cement that’s mixed with water
& can be poured or troweled into the crack.

Dave