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Old 04-27-2015, 08:59 AM   #1
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Guys, I had simulated stacked stone put around the foundation of my house three years ago. I've noticed a couple things about it that I don't like and was wondering if I had a valid claim.

First, there appears to be a decent amount of fading. Actually, looks great when its wet. But when it dries out, it just looks faded.

Second, many of the pieces of stone are showing surface cracks in the color. The actual stone isn't cracked...only the color on the surface. See picture.


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Old 04-27-2015, 09:49 AM   #2
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Who is the manufacturer? Some have good warranties some don't. It doesn't normally fade, but those cracks you seeing were probably there from the beginning, you just didn't notice them.

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I agree, the spiderwebbing cracks were probably there the whole time.

How far above grade is the product? Many have installation directions that don't recommend installing closer than 2-6" from grade. That could be an issue with any potential warranty claim.......
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I'm not sure if the manufacturer but can dig up that info. As for be close to grade, it's installed right down to the ground.

Are there any products that will seal the rock and give it that wet look?
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This is the best product I can think of for what you're looking to do. Perhaps Tscarborough has a better suggestion........
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In your situation (material extending to grade), you will not get any help from the manufacturer, nor should you seal it. It will wick water from the soil, then be trapped under the sealer, causing it and the concrete to fail.

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