Foundation - Filling in cracks - Pictures Inside

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Old 05-10-14, 01:53 PM
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Foundation - Filling in cracks - Pictures Inside

So we had the house painted as a gift from her parents as thats their trade and decided on tomato red. The blue foundation started cracking/chipping so I wanted to purchase some textured paint for these block but before that I would like to fill in these tiny cracks and possibly coat it to seal it?I will probably drylock the basement this summer.

I just power washed the side and it was very brittle and I can tell this was due to the previous home owners removing the gutters. The gutters were actually in the garage... I will install gutters once I am done.

So we plan on getting Behr exterior textured paint. Need something to repair the siding and add more texture at the same time as seal it.

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Old 05-10-14, 02:03 PM
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I had a hard time discerning the damage in the pics

I generally caulk minor cracks prior to painting, it's best to use mortar with larger cracks/voids.
Where/what is needing repair on the siding?
 
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not a painter but, according to my pro friends, the only reason to buy behr is 'cause you can charge it on your apron store cc IF you don't have $$ for good paint,,, imo, drylock's only worth it IF you already have a dry bsmt

don't understand logic of paint being brittle 'cause gutters were moved to the garage but its been years since i've been in w-bG-v

it appears the bsmt wall's blt from conc block - patching mortar's what i'd use
 
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No matter what paint you like, there is no reason to paint concrete. I'd pressure wash it & get rid of the paint.
 
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Moisture is less likely to go thru painted block although it is more important for the block below grade to be sealed than above grade. Are you having moisture issues in the basement?
 
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its not a conc wall that's painted as i see it - its a block wall & they'e often painted - not necessarily w/the right materials,,, paint isn't 1 but a proper coating would be,,, then again, what would anyone expect painters to pick ?

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Old 05-12-14, 04:57 AM
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Drylock would be your best choice to clean and dress up the foundation.
 
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Raw block should always have block fill or drylok applied as the primer before paint, it does need a top coat to protect it long term from the elements. Drylok doesn't adhere great to painted masonry, it works best when there are open pores for it to suck into. IMO it's best to make any repairs first, then apply the drylok.
 
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i'd suggest thoroseal instead,,, drylock's for ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, let's just say thoro makes MUCH better products for commercial & pro use

then again, you can buy drylock stuff @ the apron / vest stores,,, if the family's painters, they should know thoro - ask them OR ask sherwin-williams,,, & forget the apron/vest stores
 
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I started painting professionally in the early 70's and never heard of Thoroseal until after I retired as far as I know, our local SWP stores don't sell it.
 
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