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I'm not sure that damaged parts are mortar, or at least they aren't all mortar, because no one would make foundations out of mortar, and if someone would do that you would have major structural issues by now. My guess is that your foundation is made out of some sort of "soft" stone which is now disintegrating, or at least it's mechanical abilities are poor ...


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Your downspout extension may be installed incorrectly. It appears that the black pipe coming out of the hill is not sloped properly and is causing water to pool inside of the pipe. Since the pipe is not draining properly, organic debris such as leaves will clog the pipe and render it inoperable. Since water takes the path of least resistance, it will back ...


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I’m not sure that your problem is water related at all. It is possible that it is oriented to north side, and not getting enough sun and therefor never dries out or many similar silly reasons. When it comes to your solution, it doesn't help at all. Putting those tiny stones on a plastic foil, could in theory make things worse because water cannot evaporate ...


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Concrete will deteriorate over time depending on the mineral content of the soil that is in contact with the concrete. Removal of the entire pour is not required or recommended. This would be costly and time consuming. The areas that sound hollow will have to be removed. These areas act like a cancerous pocket and will harbor the moisture that is partly ...



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