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  1. General DIY Discussions
    Hi everyone, I am planning to parge my basement walls to make it look a little more aesthetically pleasing and cover all of the cracks where bugs are coming in. The problem is that my walls are painted and I don't know if a mortar mix is going to stick long term. Would it be sufficient to...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi All, First time posting here. I recently removed some old drywall in the basement of our 1921 home. Behind the drywall was our foundation which a previous owner had covered in wallpaper. Yeah, weird. After removing the wallpaper, I noticed that some of the concrete was loose and chipping...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I've got a house built in 1929 with fieldstone foundation walls exposed in my basement. The walls were originally parged, but by the time we bought the house much of this parging had flaked off. This allowed the soft mortar between the field stones to crumble to the ground and it seemed to get...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Thanks for looking at my post. I am no expert on masonry, so forgive my ignorance on the topic. It'd be great to hear some validation the research I've found. My house was built in the 1910s in Philadelphia has a stone foundation. I've experienced no leakage, but I do notice that the parge coat...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I'm attempting to fix up the exterior walls of this garage/office. I'm looking for some suggestions about the best way to patch the following areas. This home is in Sacramento, CA. Thanks for having a look, and any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Here is a close up of the blemish to...
  6. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have a brick foundation on a hundred year old house in Denver. Soft brick, lime mortar. At some point, I'm guessing the 50's from a paper I found stuffing a hole, the foundation was parged below grade on the inside with what must be portland cement, because its really hard. I've read...
  7. Building & Construction
    Hi all - I am new to this board and am very impressed with the knowledge of folks here. I have read a thread on stone foundation repair which makes sense but I have a new question and didn't want to just continue that thread. We have a 100 year old home with a fieldstone foundation. We had...
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