waterproof stone walls?


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Old 06-12-03, 09:51 PM
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waterproof stone walls?

Hi, my home has exterior stone walls. Occasionally water will seep through the stone, although there are no discernable cracks.

Is there any type of clear waterproofer I can "paint" on the exterior (stone) wall?
 
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None that will work very good, however many will swear that there is something that will work. If you have leaking water through a rock wall, you need it tuck pointed.
 
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Old 06-13-03, 08:44 PM
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The water is not coming through the above-ground portion of the wall, so there is no need for a "clear" waterproofing. Tuck pointing and a membrane waterproofing below the groundline on the exterior side of the wall is the only proven way to stop the water.

Have you checked that the grade runs away from the house? Clean gutters? Sufficient downspout outlets? You would be surprised how much water can be eliminated by taking care of the simple stuff.
 
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Old 06-14-03, 11:55 AM
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waterproof stone walls?

The water is coming through about 3 feet above ground level - only during "driving" rains. That's why I was hoping for a dependable sealant.
 
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Old 06-14-03, 07:40 PM
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Then cleaning and tuck pointing as Jack has posted is the only way to go.
 
 

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