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My house is from 1970 and has large ugly rock siding columns. They are sunk in mortar. I am wanting to tear down to replace with something with more curb appeal, but I am afraid of what might be underneath. Anyone have any experience with updating this type of oldschool rock siding?
 

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My house is from 1970 and has large ugly rock siding columns. They are sunk in mortar. I am wanting to tear down to replace with something with more curb appeal, but I am afraid of what might be underneath. Anyone have any experience with updating this type of oldschool rock siding?
Today it would be a plywood box built around a post that is holding things up.
Can you post some pictures of the bottom and the top, we can look for hints.
 

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Try to pry some off to see what it is. If it is a veneer, pry it all off. If it is real rocks, shore up whatever it supports and smash away. Then rebuild with what you want.
 

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IMO rock has a lot of curb appeal. There is a rock mason a few miles down the road that covered the brick [including columns] on his house with rock. I like the look of his house a lot better now.


Pics of what you have would be nice!
 
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