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07-27-00, 11:29 PM   #1  
I have moisture coming through a cinder block wall in my house and it is causing it to peel and look awful. What can I do to repair it. Will joint compound hold on it? It is the lower portion of the wall, the upper portion is fine.

 
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07-29-00, 05:50 PM   #2  
If moisture is coming through the blocks, it's coming from the outside. Sounds like the lower half of this wall is below grade and the upper half isn't. You may have to put a french drain outside of this wall to divert the ground water (moisture), and seal the outside of the blocks when you do it. And no, joint compound won't stay on the blocks if they are damp.

 
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