Fixing House Stone Facade

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Old 09-08-15, 11:43 AM
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Fixing House Stone Facade

so after my first winter in my home and noticed i get alot of drafts from the front facade of my house. i finally got to take a good look at the stone and realized their are cracks all over. Please see the attached photo and is there anything i can do to fill these cracks? we are not in the $$ position to have the front facade redone yet. any help is appreciated. thanks

 
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Old 09-08-15, 12:21 PM
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I doubt those cracks are responsible for the drafts. Typically a house like yours will have wood frame wall with sheeting on the outside and drywall on the inside with insulation in the cavities. I'd check around the windows and door and see if that is where the drafts are. Incense or a candle works well at detecting the draft.
 
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the house is a 1950s Home with lathe and plaster walls. i do not think there's any insulation in the walls.
 

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I'd see about having cellulose blown in the wall cavities.
 
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i plan on getting a home energy audit done and see what they're recommendations are. i'm still looking for the best way to seal those cracks. i assume they should not be left like that?
 
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I wouldn't think those minor cracks would be a big deal. To fix them you'd need to scratch out some of the mortar and apply new .... but the new mortar probably won't match the old
 
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Ah gotcha for some reason I keep thinking the weather elements will get in there and do more damage
 
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It would be hard for a substantial amount of rain to enter those cracks. I'd only be concerned if the house went under water but then I wouldn't worried about the cracks
 
 

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