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As it is evident from the pictures, cinder blocks on the bottom of the wall are disintegrating. I have tried painting with special paint but it continues to happen.

  1. How do I replace them?
  2. Why is this happening?
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Is the block disintegrating or just the paint? – Steven Mar 31 '14 at 17:55
Wow yeah, look at all those layers of paint. – iLikeDirt Mar 31 '14 at 21:03
This is a curious condition. Usually this occurs at ground level, because of excess moisture in the block and freezing, will break up the block. This happening at the height above grade, may be caused by the paint keeping the excess moisture in the block then the freezing pops the block. That does not explain how the excess water gets up that high, unless the window leaks like a sieve. – Jack Apr 1 '14 at 3:18

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