Stone Veneers Falling Off Foundation - Concrete, Stone & Masonry - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Concrete, Stone & Masonry


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-07-2012, 11:11 PM   #1
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

stone veneers falling off foundation

Quite a few of the stone veneers on my 4 y.o. home fell off. This happened in the front of the house after I bought the home and the builder reapplied them. Now one has just fallen down again, and a couple of weeks ago, a few of them fell off the side porch foundation, too. Should I give up on this stone veneer and put something else there and what would you suggest?


redlady is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 04:16 PM   #2
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Va Beach, VA
Posts: 238
Rewards Points: 152

stone veneers falling off foundation

Sounds like mexicans installed it. They usually butter the entire back of the stone which is wrong. That causes it to pop off with little resistance. You need to use type S mortar which is the strongest to re-install the stones. Or use high strength masonry adhesive. Clean all the old, loose mortar out of the void before putting the stone back in.


TRUEPRO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 10:13 PM   #3
Concrete & Masonry
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 3,149
Rewards Points: 2,850

stone veneers falling off foundation

The problem has more than likely nothing to do with the origin or race of the individuals who installed it, but has more to do with the poured walls. Almost every failure of adhered stone on poured walls is due to remaining form release left behind before installation of the stone.............
jomama45 is online now   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
underpinning a rubble stone foundation wall Knucklez Building & Construction 0 04-16-2011 10:12 PM
attaching a new foundation to a stone foundation PLS Building & Construction 2 03-03-2011 11:25 PM
Driveway stone falling into ditch over culvert BimmerDOm Landscaping & Lawn Care 7 08-08-2010 09:18 PM
General costs for stone foundation repairs?? Jeff DIY Building & Construction 3 01-28-2010 09:07 AM
Pointing a stone foundation bilbobroberts Building & Construction 2 07-19-2009 11:50 AM

Top of Page | View New Posts