Help! What is Proper Way to Install Manufactured Stone?
My wife and I have a mason coming to our home next week to install Owens-Corning Cultured Stone (like Eldorado Stone) on the wall located above our gas fireplace.
The wall is a typical new construction finish: smoothed "pebble-finish" stucco and painted.
My question is: What is the proper way to install the stone on this surface. I don't want to be an idiot and simply let him do whatever... I want to know what is proper... and that he DOES what is proper.
Can he just adhere the stone to the wall as is, or does the wall need to first be covered with chicken wire, etc. etc? He is supposed to be a good mason, and has experience with this "phoney stoney" on EXTERIOR walls (not sure if interior too or not).
Thank you VERY much! Eric