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Could I do a stone veneer on this outside foundation wall that has a crack in it

Could I do a stone veneer on this outside foundation wall that has a crack in it

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Old 04-21-15, 08:19 AM
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Could I do a stone veneer on this outside foundation wall that has a crack in it

Hey all - first time poster just discovering this online forum.

Wall in question - http://i.imgur.com/6y2HoHn.jpg

I have not lived here long and haven't seen it get any worse. Should I seal that wall first? There is a matching wall on the opposite side. I'm thinking a stone veneer would look great. Any other ideas what would look good or how you'd approach it?

The garage foundation (which is straight ahead in the picture) had a large crack as well. I recently got that professionally repaired as it was leaking water anytime it rained.

Bonus question... what is the easiest way I can knock out that stone slab at the bottom? There are three of them across the driveway entrance. The one shown in picture, one in middle, and one opposite side.
 
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Old 04-21-15, 09:31 AM
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It looks like someone has already attempted to seal/repair the crack in the wall and it has moved some since then. I don't think any Band-aid surface patch or caulk is going to help much. You veneer the wall but I would treat the crack like a control joint and not have stones bridging across it.

I assume there were gates or a fence across the end of the driveway. You could remove that piece with a jackhammer then cut off the steel with a reciprocating saw, torch or grinder. I would take it down well below grade then patch the hole with concrete.
 
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Old 04-21-15, 03:22 PM
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If you need a bit of exercise, skip the jackhammer rental. A workout with a 10-lb. maul will easily get rid of the concrete stubs, probably in less time than it takes going back and forth several times to the tool rental place--and a lot cheaper, too.
 
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i'd do the same as dane,,, other than the crk, the wall looks good so mud the wall, lay up the stone, & grout the seams using a mason's cake bag DON'T have stone over the crk as it may move,,, MUCH easier to repoint than replace stone
 
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