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Dealing with leaky stone foundations

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Aside from the obvious weeks of shovel-work, what does one do to properly seal a 100 yr old stone foundation

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aside from the weeks of shovel-work (my wife) can anyone offer advice on how to properly seal a 100 yr old stone foundation

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Ben

Once you have exposed the outside of the foundation down to the footing you should clean the foundation. A pressure washer will do the best job, but might get a little messy. Then proceed with parging over the old stone. A good coat of foundation tar should end all your water infilltration problems.

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Aside from the obvious weeks of shovel-work, what does one do to properly seal a 100 yr old stone foundation