Stone veneer - inside wall is getting wet. Please help

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Old 04-26-15, 03:04 PM
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Stone veneer - inside wall is getting wet. Please help

I have this manufactured stone veneer exterior wall of my townhome. Home built about 15 years ago and the stone faces are breaking off and the other side of the wall (neighbor's garage wall) is getting wet during rains/snow. This side of the wall is pretty much directly hit by rain.

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What are the options to fix it?
Is concrete sealants an option? any recommendation which one to use?

Thanks a lot!!!!
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What is at the top of the wall? Is water getting behind the veneer and wetting your neighbors side?
 
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please see the added the pic.
 
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Old 05-01-15, 04:44 AM
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More than likely it is a problem with either the wall flashing, the fascia that terminates at the stone, or the goofy valley that terminates at the wall above the scupper. The valley is the most likely culprit... its a leak just waiting to happen! That sort of stone usually has no drainage plane behind it and it is probably adhered directly to either the housewrap or the sheathing. In either case, I would bet the wall behind is rotten.

Your best course of action is to replace all that stone, and once it's removed you will see the true condition of the sheathing and be able to identify the source of the leak. To not do so would only be postponing the inevitable, and the damage from the leak will continue to spread amd get worse.
 
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