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dhysong 04-25-2010 09:10 AM

Suggestions on covering exterior concrete foundation
I would like cover this foundation wall with something more visually appealing:

I've been told by a stucco company that they would cut the water barrier at grade level and stucco up from there. I've also been told by a veneer company that stucco would crack. If I go with stucco, would it need a metal lathe, or could it be applied directly to the concrete? By the way, I live in Georgia if that matters.


Tom Struble 04-25-2010 10:03 AM

that waterproofing mebrane should have a termination bar attached to the top edge and sealed so water can't get behind it after its cut

dhysong 04-25-2010 10:21 AM

Will stucco be ok
If I cut the membrane and install a termination bar, can the stucco then be applied directly to the foundation wall, or does it need a metal lathe overlayed?


Scuba_Dave 04-25-2010 11:00 AM

I think I'd add another timber or 2 & bring the dirt level up in that corner
Make a corner planter to help fight the erosion
Keep at least 8" from dirt to siding

MisterPG 04-27-2010 03:36 PM

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I like Dave's idea, but I'd take it 2 steps further. Terrace it up and route your eavestrough downspout under the whole works using perforated big-O.

PS - my apologies for making a mess of your photo :)

PS - I would still seal up the top edge of the membrane and then hit the rest with foundation waterproofing tar.

chubbyhubby 04-27-2010 07:46 PM

Stone veneer?
This looks like a good place to use some stone veneer. I'm looking into Eldorado Stone and Owens-Corning for something similar. CH

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