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Old 10-22-2011, 02:27 PM   #1
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Im going to install a stone veneer around the front and sides of my house from grade to approx 30". Part is over wood framing with tyvek and part is over existing foundation. Im familiar with most of the process although i have a few questions that i am unsure of.


Should the lathe cover the foundation or just from the sill plates up?

Is there a preferred brand/type mortar to use for scratch coat?

Can screws/washes be used for lathe or nails only? (of course galvanized)

Are there metal brackets to support stone ledger/sills?



thanks in advance

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Old 10-23-2011, 08:46 AM   #2
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Im going to install a stone veneer around the front and sides of my house from grade to approx 30". Part is over wood framing with tyvek and part is over existing foundation. Im familiar with most of the process although i have a few questions that i am unsure of.


Should the lathe cover the foundation or just from the sill plates up?

Overlap over the foundation at least a few inches.

Is there a preferred brand/type mortar to use for scratch coat?

Brand no, but Type S is the prefered plaster mortar.

Can screws/washes be used for lathe or nails only? (of course galvanized)

Yes, no problem as long as they're galvanized.

Are there metal brackets to support stone ledger/sills?

I've never seen metal made just for for this, but they do make a few different sized/styles of plastic "weep screed" fro EIFS that would work. You can also just purchase 1x1 angle iron, or even larger, and drill & mount yourself. Galvanized would be a good option here as well, if you can locate it.

thanks in advance
Best of luck.

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Old 10-23-2011, 07:47 PM   #3
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thanks Jomama!

How long can i leave a scratch coat up before actually applying stone? if i was to do it next month could it wait till spring before i apply stone or would it be better off to just do scratch coat then?


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Old 10-23-2011, 08:20 PM   #4
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You can leave it up over winter w/o an issue, you may just need to rinse it clean in Spring. We generally scratchcoat with a small v-notch or 3/16" notched tile trowel as well for additional adhesion, with the "notches/grooves" being horizontal.
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