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Old 11-23-2008, 11:02 AM  
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the unfinished basement wall brick is turning to dust. Need way to fix this problem. Can just use thin set for this pupose?



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Old 11-24-2008, 05:56 PM  
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No, sorry.. Thinset will only mask the underlying problem temporarily. It will pop off and you will have an even larger mess to deal with.
You have one of those situations where a qualified contractor would be a necessity. And an engineer would be even better. Also, I'm sure someone will remind us that a building inspector should be involved. MA has strict code enforcement and the repair you're going to need will be structural.

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Old 11-29-2008, 07:10 AM  
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of course you can,,, square eye's just giving you the right advice,,, its your house so have at it if we were you, we'd tie a rope around ourselves so it'll be easier for survivors/1st responders to pull your body out of the debris.

in other words, this isn't a quick/inexpensive/diy-er fix.

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