I have a 1902 house that was built on a limestone foundation. In the basement, the limestone blocks flake a bit which gets to be somewhat annoying having to sweep/vacuum it up from time to time.
Are there any good solutions to seal/secure the face of the limestone blocks to reduce the flaking?
It seems the previous owners have painted in some places, but some reading tells me that is destined to fail, and in some places I can see the flaking areas have been painted. For areas that have been painted, is there any solution available for that?
I have not noticed any leaking problems, so I am only interested in keeping the flaking under control.