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Old 10-25-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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Hey fellas, I've got a client that wants to update a garden wall. The wall is a 16" high slumpstone block and it wasn't water proofed when built.
Without doing anything to the back of the wall (planter side) would applying Thoroseal (2 coats), scratch, then stucco hold up??? I just got off the phone with the Thoro rep (he said yes) but he didn't sound too convincing Lookin for some real world knowledge
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Yes, no problem at all, just note that the bond of the stucco will be no better than the bond of the Thoroseal.

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so are you saying that the Thoroseal bond in this application will hold up??? ....I would wire wheel/power wash prior to application
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I'm concerned about the possibility of hydrostatic pressure affecting the Thoroseal bond
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and just to clarify... I would normally excavate and waterproof from behind but the planter is stuffed to the gills with established good looking trees and shrubs.... hence this approach
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Thoroseal is one of the few products designed for that application. What I meant was make sure the wall is prepped well.
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