Pointing Limestone wall

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Old 09-19-12, 02:34 PM
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Pointing Limestone wall

Hi I am new to masonary. Basically my issue is that i bought an old house 1600 made of Limestone and it seems the walls are deteriorating at a fast pace. To give you an idea in a year i lost almost an inch of stone. What I realised is that the stone is very humid. I found out that the issue is probanly due to linseed oil they put on wall which is stopping air and bad mix for pointing mortar. What should be the right mix ? and is linseed oil really an issue?
 
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What kind of water diversion do you have outside to keep water away from your foundation walls?
 
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I've never heard of anyone using linseed oil on masonry, it's generally used on wood. Are your issues on the inside or exterior of the foundation?
 
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