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Old 07-31-2011, 10:41 PM   #1
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Doing a veneer job on my exterior foundation and debating if i should hire someone. My foundation is about 270 sq ft of veneering I want to get done around all sides of my house. I currently have white chipping paint. How would you guys go about installation prep work? wire lathe? If yes would u use concrete screws to secure the wire? Every 6 inches? After a wire lathe is a scratch coat mandatory?
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:09 AM   #2
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Doing a veneer job on my exterior foundation and debating if i should hire someone. My foundation is about 270 sq ft of veneering I want to get done around all sides of my house. I currently have white chipping paint. How would you guys go about installation prep work?

Either remove the paint to get to a clean solid surface or install galvanized diamond mesh.

wire lathe? If yes would u use concrete screws to secure the wire?

Just about any light concrete anchor will work. Just remember to use washers as most Tapcons, nails, etc.. have too small of a head. I personally use a special gas/air nailer built just for concrete with a 1" square washer.

Every 6 inches?

Every 6-8" vertically and about 16" horizontally. You may need to add a few randomly in the field if the lath is still loose.

After a wire lathe is a scratch coat mandatory?
Yes it is.
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Thanks jomama. my friend and I have the same deal. his paint is chipping as well. He started to chip away the paint because it wasn't easy to remove. A 8 foot section by 2 ft high took him 4 hrs to doo. I said your crazy you will be there forever by the time he is done. Is there a better way for this? I did hit mine with a heavy duty power washer and some came off but not all. I would rather not use the wire lathe to save time.
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I would rent the heaviest power washer you can get, use a "turbo-tip" on it and try that first. The next attempt would involve sand/media blasting, which will cost much more.
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just showing how bad my foundation is.
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we'd use a conc grinder & diamond wheel then finish w/polymer-modified cements but we do that work for a living
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Was just at Lowes and saw a yellow sander called paint eater in the paint dept. Next to the paint speakers. It mention good for masonry. Seems like it can wok. The pads are 16 bucks each. For a whole foundation not sure if it would work out. I also been noticing at fast food restaurants they have veneer done but its very nice looking. Mcdonalds by my house has them. Seems like a panel that is 18" long by 4 high and has a bunch of thin veneer on it. Tight joints. Looks great where can I look to purchase these from?
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Was just at Lowes and saw a yellow sander called paint eater in the paint dept. Next to the paint speakers. It mention good for masonry. Seems like it can wok. The pads are 16 bucks each. For a whole foundation not sure if it would work out. I also been noticing at fast food restaurants they have veneer done but its very nice looking. Mcdonalds by my house has them. Seems like a panel that is 18" long by 4 high and has a bunch of thin veneer on it. Tight joints. Looks great where can I look to purchase these from?
I'd be interested in knowing where you can get the veneer panels too.
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if my guys didn't get 100sf in an hr EACH, they'd be embarrassed ! i know its tempting to try & reinvent the wheel, tho

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if my guys didn't get 100sf in an hr EACH, they'd be embarrassed ! i know its tempting to try & reinvent the wheel, tho
i have no clue on what you are trying to say
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nor do you have any idea how to do the work efficiently = we do this work for a living - jomama may recommend a pressure washer - we tried that once - 4Kpsi & 4gpm delivery w/sand injection - pitted the wall,,, THAT is why we use diamond grinders !
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Well next time just say what you use instead of making no sense and saying your guys would be embarrassed. Thanks for the clarification.
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have you seen this previously ? ' we'd use a conc grinder & diamond wheel then finish w/polymer-modified cements but we do that work,,, '
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