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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hi all, Looking for some advice as to why the ledge on my garage floor is flaking away with a white powdery substance. We moved into this house (built in 2014) in February of 2019. We had a home inspection done and everything came back good. The house is built in a spot where the water table is...
  2. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello I need advice on how to treat efflorescence on plastered interior walls. I am building the future house of my family in Mozambique and some time (I can’t tell you how long) after the bricklayers had plastered the walls white stuff appears on it. It is only on the interior part of the south...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello, all. We are having trouble getting our four year old terracotta red, textured patio to a place where we can seal it. It has never been sealed (hindsight is 20/20), and it is covered in a chalky substance which won't go away. At first I thought this was a hard water problem. We live in Las...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Here is my problem: I live in Queens, NY to give you ideas about my seasonality. About a year ago, a new walkway + stairs was made in front of my house. It is composed from bricks + bluestone slabs on top of them. The bricks are just for support of the structure. Few weeks ago, a crew came in...
  5. General DIY Discussions
    Been speaking to a lot of builders, some of whom are very good mates. Has a bricklayer i used to cover my work, and all materials to help prevent efflorescence. This is the reply i get of the vast majority of them," who cares by the time the salts appear the cheque has cleared" They know that...
  6. Building & Construction
    Hi All, We live in the first floor of a corner Brownstone in Brooklyn. We also have a finished basement which is 100% below grade. We have spent considerable time and money to turn the basement space into a home theater and office (aka The Man Cave: The Happiest Place On Earth). There was...
  7. Building & Construction
    My house is 22 years old. Within the last year or so a heavy white deposit has been appearing on the interior bricks of the fireplace. The deposit is on five or six bricks on the right side as you face the fireplace. Someone has told me this is called "efflorescence". Can anyone tell me what...
  8. General DIY Discussions
    I'm have an old row home in which the foundation's parget layer is flaking / crumbling away, revealing some significant efflorescence. I don't want to finish the basement, just re-parge / skimcoat to limit some of the dusty, flaky gunk and spruce it up a bit. I've seen lots of great advice...
  9. Building & Construction
    we had several cracks in our foundation walls repaired with epoxy injection, which are covered by a lifetime warranty by the contractor. after this work was done, we had an interior drain tile system put in. when they were excavating along the wall with the cracks, they found that one of the...
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