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Old 05-09-2009, 08:43 PM   #1
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installing cultured stone under deck


My deck sits 36in off the ground and I want to install cultured stone under it to appear that stone is holding up the deck.I will be framing it up 16in on center studs and such.What is the best way togo-concrete board,treated ply with wire mesh,need some help here.Plan on doing this myself and could use some advise-thanx


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Old 05-10-2009, 09:39 AM   #2
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With this application, you would need to cap the top of the structure so water did not get into the top of this multilayered material sandwich.
I would use solid block as a substrate, not plywood. While the front is stone, water will still be hitting the back of this through the deck. To go to all the effort with the cultured stone, a masonary substrate will last longer and require much less upkeep.
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What if I used cement board?I am 28 inches off the ground and from what I have read,I need to install 4 inches off the ground which would leave me 24in install.Any input??
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What if I used cement board?I am 28 inches off the ground and from what I have read,I need to install 4 inches off the ground which would leave me 24in install.Any input??
Water will still get through the deck and wet the back of the wall. I would use block.
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