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Buck 10-24-2006 03:30 PM

refacing rubble concrete foundation footings
My new house has a very rough 'rubble concrete' perimeter footing as a foundation and has lots of pits and grooves (it's an old, old house). I would like to improve its appearance and reduce the amount of moisture that seeps into the pits and grooves by covering it with another material - either smooth concrete or stone.

Ideally I'd like to face it with natural stone and am wondering how I go about ensuring that the stone becomes bonded with the foundation wall permanently - I've seen this type of thing where the stones pull away from the foundation over time (that would be bad).

Any help or referals to other sites much appreciated.


Tscarborough 10-24-2006 05:33 PM

You can't bond dimensional stone to a wall; it must sit on a foundation. You could use synthetic stone, or you could simply apply a layer of stucco to the foundation, using a good bonding agent.

Buck 10-25-2006 01:36 PM

Thanks! Do you think it would be feasable to skim coat the surface with cement or something other than stucco? Otherwise, do you have a recommendation as to a high quality bonding agent?


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