10:02AM | 06/12/07
Member Since: 06/11/07
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We have a house built in the 50's. It's cinder block wall constructed then faced with real stonework cemented over the cider block. The stonework looks old and the coloration has faded. We would like to remove it from the cinder block walls and then re-face it with new stonework, either real or cultured.

Is removal possible?, and how do I do it without tearing up the cinder block wall beneath it. If I can do the removal a contractor can do the installation part of it. Does anyone have any advice or thoughts on this.


11:20AM | 06/16/07
Member Since: 11/18/98
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On how the stone is attached to the block. If this is a full wall installed during the construction of the home. There are probably bolts and other steel fasteners going through the mortar and some of the blocks.

It was made to be permanent. And could probably be covered with a stucco type finish but removing it?#%@, probably easier to move to a new home. That is just my opinion as a do it yourselfer.


05:41AM | 06/18/07
Member Since: 06/11/07
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Thank you for the input. Any input helps. We'll find an obscure spot on the side of the building down by the bottom behind an evergreen and see if we can get on off and how it's really attached. If it's not going to come off cleanly, which is at best very doubtfull, then we will probrably carefully test a small spot of stone with transparent concrete stain in a very light desert color and see if that doesn't help. The previous owner did a careless job painting the window and door trim on the house and as a result there are noticeable white paint specks, smears and marks all over the stone. Paint removers that I've found don't seem to do much nor did muriatic acid. Any advice on what works or whether it's hopeless?

Thanks Kalinyak2
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