Is there a reason people do not use hydraulic cement to parge an entire stone basement?
I have a stone basement in Wisconsin. It’s depositing sand along the edges of the walls in various spots. Not bad, and it only leaks a small drizzle of water if there is a huge downpour, but I want a clean water tight basement.
Is there a legitimate reason to not use hydraulic cement throughout the entire basement after clearing all the loose sand in between the stones and vacuuming out any gaps and then apply a waterproof paint or coating to the walls to seal it? I want to make the space usable beyond laundry and mechanicals because the ceilings are over 8 ft., for clean storage and work space.
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