best cement

Old 06-05-06, 10:46 AM
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I have an old stone wall foundation, that was previously sealed with some form of horsehair plaster material. I just recently had my house sided with vinyl. The foundation looks like garbage. What I'm looking to do is scrape off as much of the plaster, (what isn't falling off already) and replace it with some concrete or cement. Was wondering what the best cement/concrete for this application is. Also, is there any special technique in getting it to stick to the wall without it falling off.
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Because of the make-up of your foundation walls, the best solution would be a traditional 2 or 3 coat stucco with a wire mesh nailed to the existing wall.

Any attempts to use a coating system that is required to bond to the stone/horsehair mortar wall would not last long.

The wire mesh makes it easy to stick the coating to the wall. After the first coat, you will have the touch for the other coats.


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