1900 fieldstone/rubble foundation questions

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1900 fieldstone/rubble foundation questions

Postby CaseyH on Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:50 pm

I just bought a house, as best I can tell it was built in 1900, the foundation is overall in pretty decent shape. There are a few small places that will need to be re pointed soon. I will send in a sample of the mortar in to figure what type of mortar to use, but my real question is, the whole basement was painted white by the P.O. and i have found conflicting info on if the paint will trap moisture and make the mortar deteriorate quicker.
Thank you
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