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Old 04-03-2013, 11:28 PM   #1
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I just bout a house a few months ago. The previous owner decided to widen the front stoop and cover one of the windows in the basement. Two cinder blocks are slightly past the wall. Hydraulic cement ?? Sorry I cant rotate the picture.


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You can parge the area of the new blocks,but it won't stick to the painted blocks.
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If i grind the paint off the surrounding area and coat it with a bonding agent, it should stick right ? What should i be using to fill it ?
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If i grind the paint off the surrounding area and coat it with a bonding agent, it should stick right ? What should i be using to fill it ?

Use regular mortar mix,and be sure to wet the blocks before you start,or they will suck the water out of the mix and cause cracking.


Forgot to say layer your mortar about 1/8" to 1/4" thick

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Use regular mortar mix,and be sure to wet the blocks before you start,or they will suck the water out of the mix and cause cracking.


Forgot to say layer your mortar about 1/8" to 1/4" thick
This is a great point. WET THE BLOCK
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Use regular mortar mix,and be sure to wet the blocks before you start,or they will suck the water out of the mix and cause cracking.


Forgot to say layer your mortar about 1/8" to 1/4" thick
How long should i let it dry between layers ? One day ? It will be about 2 to 3 inches deep on spots and 1/4 in other spots
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Remove the block and start over.

Lay from the inside and use some spacers in the joints where they are difficult to get at (the last course). Spread mortar on the area where the block will sit, then fill in what you knock off.
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hope the btm of that opening is well above grade OR its been properly wtrproofed on the exterior side,,, otherwise, expect a leaking bsmt wall in your future,,, i'd use vertical/overhead polymer-modified cementitious mtl extended w/3/8" clean aggregate & be done in a couple hours,,, no, its NOT avail @ ANY apron/vest store
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hope the btm of that opening is well above grade OR its been properly wtrproofed on the exterior side,,, otherwise, expect a leaking bsmt wall in your future,,, i'd use vertical/overhead polymer-modified cementitious mtl extended w/3/8" clean aggregate & be done in a couple hours,,, no, its NOT avail @ ANY apron/vest store
It is actually below grade. They expanded the front stoop with blue stone and it is "covered" It used to be a window back in the day. I doubt they waterproofed it correctly. I had a small leak when I first moved in and had to change the slope of the bluestone in one of the corners. I actually have to re do the front stoop and may have to do this at the same time . It does not leak at all now but looks like crap.
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How long should i let it dry between layers ? One day ? It will be about 2 to 3 inches deep on spots and 1/4 in other spots



A day should be okay,it bind's better when it's green.

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