or
You are here : Stone Home > Info Center > Global Trade > Restore Stone Foundations

Restore Stone Foundations

Updated:2013-12-06 16:58:42
Stonemasons typically built house foundations from large stones to support houses before the advent of concrete block or concrete walls. Foundations begin below the frost line and rise above ground-level to keep building materials off the bare ground, preventing premature rot due to ground moisture and insects. Foundations support a house's crossbeams to keep the house level and stable. Over time and the degradation of what we now consider substandard building materials, cubic stone foundations can crumble and cause structural instability, which requires a professional inspection and repair. Homeowners can tackle cosmetic and minor restoration on their own.
Instructions as follows:
Firstly, wet the stone foundation with a spray from a garden house. If you are cleaning from the interior of a home, spray one 2-foot-by-2-foot section of the foundation at a time with a spray bottle.
Secondly, mix 2 tbsp. of liquid dish soap into a bucket of water. Stir the dish soap and water to blend the ingredients.
Thirdly, dip a scrub brush into the bucket and scrub the limestone foundation to remove excess dirt and debris. Scrubbing the foundation not only restores the stone's visual appeal but also helps to reveal structural defects.
Fourthly, Rinse the soap off the surface of the foundation. Continue to scrub the stones and rinse until all walls are clean inside and outside the house.
Fifthly, place a masonry cold chisel at a low angle to the marble block foundation, almost parallel, to chip away mortar that has dripped and set on the face of the stone.
Sixthly, tap the cold chisel with a masonry hammer lightly to chip large pieces of mortar off the stone face. Continue to chip off sloppy mortar until a surface coating of mortar remains.
Premium Related Products
Royal Golden Sandalwood
Price:$40
Origin:Turkey
Categories:Tile & Cut to size
ChinaChina
Trovoada Marble
Price:Negotiation
Origin:Grupo
Categories:Tile & Cut to size
PortugalPortugal
Emperador Palace
Price:Negotiation
Origin:China
Categories:Tile & Cut to size
ChinaChina
Browse by: Stone Manufacturers | All Products | For Buyers | For Sellers | Suppliers | Stonebtb.com International | Stonebtb.com China | Site Map
About Us | Stonebtb Service | Contact Us | Our Partners | Video | Exchange Link | Terms of Use
Copyright 2007-2016 Stonebtb.com All rights reserved