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New home stone facade moisture issue?

I purchased a newly constructed home 6 months ago. I've begun noticing the stone facade on the front porch seeping moisture. The porch is covered, and the seeping happens independent of rain or ...
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What type of adhesive should I use to reattach cap stones on a sea wall?

I need to re-affix the stones. The flat-topped concrete flat-stone-capped seawall is in the atmospheric zone, but it takes a beating from waves during storms. It has no rebars protruding. I'm ...
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Stone fireplace -- how to plaster over / mount TV?

we are moving into a new home an finding ourselves in a bit of a pickle re: living room/fireplace. Based on the living room’s layout, our tv will need to be mounted above our fireplace. The problem is ...
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Installing a floating stone wall around the TV [closed]

I just wanted to add some stone veneer tiles around the TV. The tv is 55" (32x5" x 57") The frame behind the TV would extend 16" on each side. By frame, I mean stone tiles. These ...
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Can I use mastic to apply stone to an interior wall sheathed with OSB?

I am in the process of building out a man cave. I have selected MSI split marble stacked stone for the bar. The bar is L shaped approx 40 1/2” high. What are the pros/cons of using mastic to apply ...
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How do I adhere real cut stone the wall behind my wood stove?

We are trying to adhere real cut stones to the wall that is behind our wood stove. The area is 7 Foot long by 5 foot high. We are adhering the stones to Durarock, cement board. We have placed lath ...
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ADDING FAUX STONE TO CONCRETE FOUNDATION

WANT TO FACE FOUNDATION WITH "EVOLVE STONE". BLOCK HAS THIN MORTAR FACING AND IS PAINTED. "EVOLVE STONE" DOESNT THINK THE PRIMER AND GLUE THAT NEEDS TO BE USED WILL ADHERE TO THE ...
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Bright type of material for kitchen countertop [closed]

I came across this image of a bright stone used for a kitchen countertop as shown in an architecture blog post. I'm trying to find out what kind of stone this is, but I had no luck so far. In the ...
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Can this damage to Quartzite corners be repaired?

Install was today and it appears the slab was dropped as two corners on one end had their corners snap off. The stone guys clearly tried to repair it... and have more days of work to do. Can it be ...
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Installed ledgerstone around fireplace but doesn't look right - panel seams obvious - what did we do wrong?

I had 6 x 16 ledger stone panels installed and I'm surprised that the seams are so visible/obvious. I'm not sure if this is because of the source we chose, the install is poor/incorrect or this just ...
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RePoint field stone wall foundation

So I’ve found a few questions ask that are similar to my question but not quite the same (and many of those are unanswered). I’ll ask mine and include some pictures in hopes that I’ll get some input. ...
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How to mount cabinets on concrete wall

I've watched a number of videos on YT about mounting cabinets on a concrete wall. All of them suggest mounting a wood strip of some kind first and then mounting the cabinet to the strip. My question ...
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What hand tools would I need to remove a portion of this stone wall?

https://i.ibb.co/3skNFMR/IMG-8506.jpg Just bought a house and need to remove a portion of this stone wall with lime mortar. I’m thinking cold chisel and lump hammer?
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Can I use bluestone as a paver base

I am looking to build a paver walkway along the side of my house. I would like to build it with an open graded base as that seems to be the preferred approach nowadays. With that said, I have been to ...
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Stone sink sealant

I have a travertine/onyx stone basin sink, its recently gotten in pretty bad shape (damage to the bow) and gets moldy spots that can't seem to die no matter how many attempts to get rid of it with ...
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What type of mortar and trowel size be used for stacked stone around gas fireplace?

Specifically, I'm installing Rockmount Stacked Stone from MSI around a gas fireplace. Using 1/2" cement board as my backer. https://www.msisurfaces.com/stacked-stone/silver-travertine/ I've ...
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Mounting a TV on a 5/16" thick stone (or faux stone) facade

I'm planning to mount a 65 inch TV (62 lbs) over my fireplace using this pull-down mount. The fireplace has a stone facade as shown below. It may be faux stone, I'm not sure - the individual stones ...
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How do I wash stone stamped siding?

I'm not sure what the actual name for this type of siding is, please let me know! It seems way too soft to pressure wash, and I've tried using a garden sprayer with 50% bleach on an area just to test ...
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Can I install cultured/stone veneer over exterior foundation wall?

The exposed exterior foundation walls on my home are covered in foam insulation. While practical, it's not the best look, and is also slowly being damaged over time. There is about 2.5 feet from grade ...
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Looking for advice repairing granite stair tiles

Hi! I have granite tiles on the front porch stairs with an overhang consisting of a smaller strip of tile bonded underneath the larger surface tile. The undersurface tile strip of the top step has ...
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How to Order Material for: Gravel Driveway With Smooth Stones & Bricks

I am replacing a garden at the end of my driveway with a place to park my truck. We are barefoot a lot so jagged gravel is not ideal. It's fairly level as is but I will level it a bit more. Also the ...
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Reinforcing a Vertically Plumb Concrete Block Retaining Wall

I'm in the process of replacing a retaining wall that was supporting a small "flower bed" in the front of this house because it had started to lean to the point it was unsafe. Unfortunately, ...
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What's the best fastener for natural stone?

I want to fasten some boards to my basement walls to act as mounting backers. The walls are natural stone, Diabase if that's important. They can be damp at times. The boards will bear some weight, I'...
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What can I do about my bay window? There is a bobbly layer of cement which is not holding. Should I shotblast?

I have a large bay window which is covered in some kind of bobbly rendering. This is coming off badly. The top layer has not bound to the bottom layer. I have a choice between patching this up, or ...
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pointing dry stacked fieldstone foundation? [duplicate]

hoping I can get some advice on this. We have a c. 1876 house in CT that has a half brick (above grade, mostly), half fieldstone (below grade) foundation. We are planning on repointing it, using lime ...
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Can I add spacer material for my fireplace in between foundation and hearth stone?

So we have an old fireplace and are giving it a full rennovation. We're replacing the ugly hearth with something more modern. We're putting in a wood stove insert and adding a more modern (nicer ...
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How to reattach faux stones to wall?

I have a faux stone facade on the outside of my house: Some of the pieces have come off. This one shows the part that was attached and it looks like some type of cement had previously been used to ...
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How to remove this type of stain from marble/stone floor?

In reference to the photo, these are stains I spotted when looking directly under light right beside my bath mat. Its also very close to my toilet. I'm not sure if there stains due to heavy water or ...
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What kind of adhesive should I use to secure a concrete paver stone step?

I have a concrete paver stone that has come loose. It is used as a ‘step’ from one area of lower paver walkway to a higher area. I’ve included a picture of the area where the stone became loose. I don’...
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Stonemasons chisels

I'll be working with square-cut Pennsylvania bluestone cleft flagstone nominal 1" thickness. Before I actually do anything, I'm trying to come up to speed on splitting flagstone with a tracer ...
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How can I install a TV mount on a non flat stone wall?

We moved to a new place that has a stone wall. There is a place to put the TV. In fact, I can see 5 holes in the wall. I am wondering if I need to do anything special to install a TV wall mount. ...
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How can I make the surface of marble rough without using chemicals?

How can I make the polished side of marble not slippery? I don't want to use chemicals to do this because these pieces of marble will be used as stepping stones in gardens. WHAT I'VE ALREADY TRIED: ...
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How can I fill the empty space behind a bug screen installed on these stone arches?

I want to install bug screens in the open stone arches of my sunroom. I have flexible screen retainers ready to replace the wood that the previous owner roughly installed for the same purpose. The ...
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What should I use to repair this small crack between window and stone? Is this caulk?

I’m a new homeowner and just noticed this small opening next to my upstairs window between stone and window. Is this caulk that’s used there or mortar? Any recommendations on how I should go about ...
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How to install a wood mantel on an existing stone mantel

I have the option to put a boxed mantel (hollow) or regular mantel on top of this pre-existing stone mantel. What would be the best way to install it? Could I use glue? If not, what kind of screws, ...
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Faux stone on a bedroom wall is blocking the vent

We recently moved into our new home and we are redoing some things that were done by the previous owner. In the bedroom there is a wall that is covered with faux stones that average about 1 1/2 inches ...
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What backing used for stacked stone on a gas fireplace remodel?

This builder’s special brown tile has got to go! We’re replacing with stacked stone and different floor tile to match the kitchen tile. I’m planning to rip this down to the stud and use a cement ...
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Stone tile flooring with acoustic sound reduction requirement in condo

We just closed on a new condo and want to replace some of the old carpet with stone tiles. However, the HOA has a sound reduction requirement where the floors must pass acoustic testing with 55 IIC or ...
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Hammer Drill on Stone Slab

I have a concrete wall with stone slabs on top, I want to drill into the stone slabs to attach a fence, they are around 2 inches thick, can I use a hammer drill or will this crack the stone?
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Clean + Sand = Modified?

I have about a yard of sand and a yard of clean crushed stone left over from a project. For another project - a 12-18" high stone garden wall - I need about a yard of modified crushed stone. Can ...
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What is this metal "brick" doing under the stone veneer of a fireplace?

I'm in the process of removing a stone veneer from a fireplace in our basement, as there's white brick underneath that I want to expose. This fireplace is identical to an upstairs one that has the ...
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O or N Mortar for Fieldstone foundation on the exterior side

My house was built in 1860 and I have a field stone foundation. I have some areas on the exterior that I need to reapply some mortar on. I know some people are using type N and adding sand and some ...
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How do I make a pink-powdered-sand grout to seal outdoor stone patio?

I brought back some pink powdered sand from a recent vacation. I want to use it to grout and seal a stone patio I laid at the bottom of an outdoor stairwell with a drain. How should/can I do this?
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How do I clean and maintain my natural stone shower?

I recently bought a home that has a ton of natural stone tile in the master bathroom. One of the first things I did was clean and seal all of it using Miracle Sealants 511 Impregnator Sealer. This ...
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How can I remove grout residue from dark slate tile?

Before you start, yes, I did know that grout would be hard to remove from the slate. So did the guy doing the job, as I made sure that we discussed it before hand. I was of the impression that he ...
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Building patio using natural stone and mortar

I have a new house and there are rocks all over the place here. The sizes of these rocks range from 3x3x3 inches to 2x2x2 feet, all coming in irregular shapes. I have an area roughly 10x30 feet and I ...
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Help with modified LP grill - how to take apart

I inherited this Williams Sonoma SGIR27lp grill, came with a house we moved in. It is modified, instead of the grille and burners on the top, there is just a large stone/granite (?) plate. I managed ...
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Attach stone veneer evenly to irregularly shaped foundation

I'm planning to attach stone or stone veneer to the bottom 2–3' of my house. At the front of my house, the poured concrete foundation is about 3' tall. Halfway from the front (toward the back), the ...
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I have an old porous "fruit cellar" of stone/concrete mix crumbling apart. How can I close it off and fill it in? Same with an old leaky cistern

Our house is almost 100 and has a fruit cellar crumbling below our front porch. We had it repaired 3 times but given it is made of a stone/concrete mix the foundation repairs continue to crumble & ...
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How to demolish old stone walls safely?

We are renovating an old property in France where three walls of an old stone schoolhouse (10ish meters high I'm guessing, maybe more in some places) sit adjacent to the more recent house (1950s). We ...
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