Stone veneer crumbling along bottom of exterior wall
Who do I get to replace some crumbling stone?
Over the nine years we have owned this house, the bottom of the stone wall behind the garage has slowly been flaking off. The sod was touching the house, so seven years ago I cut it back, but that did not slow down the disintegration. I don't know if this just a row of defective limestone or if there is a water leak that we've never discovered even with plumbers out to check it out.
I was wanting to know what caused this to happen before fixing it but now I'm ready to just fix it and hope for the best.
In this photo, the affected, 26sf of stone is outlined in yellow. The 13sf of stone outlined in blue looks fine but might only be slightly affected due to its proximity.
I've talk to stone masons, but I get the feeling that they might not be up to the task since there could be a lot of weight on those bottom stones. I just want to get this fixed, even if the whole wall has to be replaced. Any ideas?