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Ants in Basement - how to patch entry way

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Sr. Member
Nov 10, 2003
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Ants in Basement - how to patch entry way

I've noticed ants in my basement and believe I've traced their entry into the house from a hole between the foundation and an exterior wall in my cold room. I can't really patch the entry from the outside easily as my house is below grade. So, to fill this hole from the inside, I was just going to fill it with concrete mix. Do I need to buy a bonding agent to add to the concrete or can I even just go with concrete sealant in a tube? Other options welcomed! Thanks!
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Jr. Member
May 15, 2020
135 posts
80 upvotes
Thornhill ON
Polyurethane sealant in a tube will produce a flexible joint that will sustain some movement. Look at the instruction on the tube how big of a gap the product can fill. If the hole is fairly large then I'd use a cement based patching product.
Deal Addict
Mar 28, 2011
1570 posts
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Toronto
Maybe use diatomaceous earth and spray it in all the holes and weeping holes along your house and basement and in the cold room.

I had ants and it got rid of them after a few weeks

Reminds me now to prep the house and spray the DE again as a proactive approach

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