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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have a strip of faux stone veneer on the exterior of my house that has seem to come loose. After peeking behind it, I noticed that whoever installed it didn't use a moisture barrier and just glued it to plywood. Whats my best course of action on how to fix this? I was thinking that I cut it...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    We are novices using mortar to apply Harristone Ridgestone veneer over our existing exterior brick. We are confused at how to handle existing brick ledge areas or door areas where the stone would be too high or stick out too much (see photos). Would we just use a drill and diamond blade to cut...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hey everyone, I have a crack in my veneer on the front of the house. Not looking to redo the entire veneer so just looking to fix it. The only two options I see are removing and replacing all effected bricks one by one OR caulking the cracks with the same color mortar used. I think that...
  4. Carpentry
    I am working on some built-in cabinets and the veneer on my oak plywood countertop is cracking (see pic). Not sure why, but definitely not water or sun. It has been sitting in the room a month, so getting hit with the heat maybe did it? Either way, since I am pre-finish I am not sure how to...
  5. Building & Construction
    Is it ok if a brick veneer is not built ontop of the foundation but ontop of an L shaped steel shelf that is bolted into the side of the foundation? thanks
  6. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello I'm about to undertake a thin brick veneer project (interior). The wall is 24' high (2 storeys), no corners, 560sq feet in total. The wall is currently drywall painted with a semi gloss paint but the wall itself has some texturing. I live in the desert and it's inside (not a bathroom) so...
  7. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I am getting ready to do my first project with veneer and purchased the peel and stick type and really do like the pattern of the wood grain. This is for a 1950's dresser. Most all of the surfaces are veneer and in pretty good shape, however the top is something like a Formica. Because I...
  8. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    We have an old fireplace with slump stone that's been painted white. We want to cover this with veneer type tiles. What's the best way to attach them? Do we completely cover the stone with something like wonder board for a smooth surface? Would it be best to sandblast the paint off and try...
  9. Project Showcase
    I occasionally ask questions here, and expect to continue to and figure I'd contribute where possible and post this for inspiration, and if anyone has any questions about the process/materials, etc. on this particular project, I'm happy to help. This was my first construction project. Goal: To...
  10. Remodeling
    I bought my first house, the only carpet in the house was on the stairwell. It was covering oak stair treads and plywood(?) risers. The risers have tons of cosmetic damage to them (50-100 staple/nail holes per riser and Two different colors of paint). What is the best product that I can use to...
  11. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have precast basement walls and I'm questioning whether or not any special pre-treatment is required over the precast concrete such as water blasting, sand blasting or acid etching. I intend to ask the wall manufacturer but for several reasons I don't put much faith in their advise. I am also...
  12. Building & Construction
    Can someone point me in the right direction on this. I am installing an egress window in the basement and using 2x6's for a header. Should I have the concrete cutter start the cut right below the brick (if so, do I need to use a lintel to support the brick), or, should I leave some concrete...
  13. Building & Construction
    Hi, I was hoping to get some opinions on if this is bad or not. On the one corner of my house, there's a small (hairline) crack in the brick that runs up about three bricks high. We just had our house built and I'd say that the bricks are about 10 months old. They are just a veneer. There...
  14. Building & Construction
    hi folks: I have a mid 60's brick veneer house on a slab foundation, the house as a whole seems to be well built. I have a problem with the brick veneer on a narrow portion of wall (4ft. or so wide, then turning a corner) adjoining my garage door opening. the veneer does not extend above the...
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