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Old 09-30-2018, 05:39 PM   #1
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Mosaic Stone Veneer help please!


The mason I hired to take off the brick veneer and put Stone Veneer on my house I am pretty sure messed up my wall. The guys he had doing it could not figure out how to cut the mosaic and piece it together properly. To me this wall looks like crap. Not sure if its because the joints are too tight, or the design or the pieces are too angular, or all of the above. The rest of the house I think they figured it out but something to me is off about this wall. Maybe it will be better when pointed. What can I do to fix this or is it just me and the wall is fine? Thanks in advance . Pics attached.
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Old 10-01-2018, 07:22 AM   #2
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i am no mason. couple little things, otherwise, that looks pretty nice, to me.
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can you post close up photos of your concerns ?

this is what I see when zoomed in, but is not really clear.
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can you post close up photos of your concerns ?

this is what I see when zoomed in, but is not really clear.
Thanks for your reply. I was just concerned about the look in general. The stone on top needs to be cut and an edging put on top. Maybe its me but I thought it looked a bit off with the design but glad that you didn't think so. This is what the other stone looks like , see attached. Just seems more uniform. Also I am looking to bring out the color of the stone a bit but dont want it to be super dark or look overly wet. Do you have a product you recommend for enhancing that wont make it super dark? I tried water based Alliance Gator Natural Stone but it made it a bit too dark. Stone is very chalky looking now without enhancer. You can see on left side of garage under the meter used the enhancer and its a bit darker than Id like it to be.
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The Stone looks good to me.
What does need to be addressed is there is NO FLASHING at the top of the Stone wall >
This is going to be a major water problem as years pass.
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I would use the "60/60" rule.
at 60 feet away and 60 miles an hour, no one will notice anything out of sorts.
and, all the foliage makes any issues (if there are any) less noticeable.
maybe you are overthinking it a little because it is YOUR house
and you are standing still only a few feet away - looking for irregularities.
to me, it looks great !!!

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The Stone looks good to me.
What does need to be addressed is there is NO FLASHING at the top of the Stone wall >
This is going to be a major water problem as years pass.
Yes.. how are they flashing that after the stone is installed?
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easy,,, saw a reglet
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I would use the "60/60" rule.
at 60 feet away and 60 miles an hour, no one will notice anything out of sorts.
and, all the foliage makes any issues (if there are any) less noticeable.
maybe you are overthinking it a little because it is YOUR house
and you are standing still only a few feet away - looking for irregularities.
to me, it looks great !!!

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Haha well said! I wanted to make sure I wasn't going crazy but it looks like I am lol
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Yes.. how are they flashing that after the stone is installed?
My carpenter was going to put some type of edging I think Azac on top and cut out some of the shingles I think. Eventually I am putting Hardiplank on the house. Will this work? Or am I screwed?
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If the stone in the first images are meant to be grouted, they're far too tight IMPO.

I have no idea why a sill wouldn't have been set the stone was laid, and why the stone are just randomly run wild over the existing siding?

What are you planning to put over the garage doors, and why wouldn't it be in place before the stone was laid?

I take it the existing brick was removed first, and the galvanized lath was nailed to the wall sheating. What's under the lath?

For enhancing sealer, I've been using "Prosoco Paver Enhancer" for nearly 2 decades with good success. It's probably going to be nearly as dark as the stone under the elec. meter when applied though........
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