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Old 05-06-2015, 09:13 AM   #1
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Does anyone know an easy inexpensive way to cover exposed cinder block foundation?

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Old 05-06-2015, 09:32 AM   #2
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Paint.

Are you talking about wanting to cover it with siding or stucco?

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Our subdivision says that we can't have any exposed cinder block. I was going to use manufactured stone to cover it but that would cost $10,000 or more.

I was trying to find a paint or something else to use that would cover it well and be pretty easy to do.
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You could put a parge coat on it prior to painting it. That is if you want the surface to be smooth.
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maybe a couple coats of block filler would camouflage/disguise it to the hoa's satisfaction
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what does the HOA allow as an exposed surface? stucco?
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Two coats of Thoroseal brushed on (in a two day period for effectiveness) will do a good job of hiding the mortar joint pattern and shadows in most cases (also makes a durable water-resistant cover) and the second coat can be white. Hard work if you do it right.

This usually meets most regulations, unless they are written to mean a brick surface.

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