moist basement walls

Old 08-09-05, 01:22 PM
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moist basement walls

I could use any help!

The mortar joints between the field stones of our 100-year-old basement walls have disintegrated into sand. There is evidence of moisture seepage.

After we have cleaned out as much of the loose sand as possible, what should we do next?

Apply regular mortar? Or a fancy mortar such as Jahn mortar?

Use an acrylic bonding agent?

Use a special moisture sealant? If so, which one?


Old 08-13-05, 10:15 PM
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It sounds like you need to hire a tuckpointer to point the open joints, any type N mortar is fine for this, You can buy it at Lowes or Menards, Jahn mortar is for patching limestone, sandstone,etc.

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