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Irish Ayes

11:19AM | 08/24/01
Member Since: 08/23/01
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My daughter just purchased a 1738 home with a
stone foundation and dirt floor. Has anyone ever considered using Gunite to seal the walls? If so would she use a swimming pool contractor or are there people who do this type of work?
Thank you

Jay J

04:58PM | 08/25/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
Hi Irish Ayes,

Seal the walls from what??? Bugs? Tree roots???

Jay J -Moderator

Irish Ayes

02:46AM | 08/26/01
Member Since: 08/23/01
2 lifetime posts
Bugs, Snakes, Rodants and water

Jay J

06:00AM | 08/26/01
Member Since: 10/26/00
782 lifetime posts
You need to address water issues coming through the foundation from the OUTSIDE of the house.

Review other Posts and Follow-ups on the Basement and Attic Forum for what suggestions I, among others, have made regarding this same problem. (It's a popular 'problem'.) Hydrostatic pressures do amazing 'things' with water. No indoor 'covering is going to fix this problem.

As for the other 'problems'? RE bugs: stop feeding them. RE snakes: catch the mice. RE mice: buy a cat.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

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