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Install stone veneer in front of exterior brick

Is it a good idea to install stone veneer in front of exterior brick? If so, what is needed?
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Posted 2016-04-25T17:04:18+0000  by zen zen

Hey zen,

Thanks for your question and welcome to the community.

Not all stone veneers are installed exactly the same, but almost can be placed onto brick provided you prepare the surface first.

Preparation means ensuring that the existing brick surface is clean, attached firmly, and level to the exterior wall.

Once this is done, check with the stone veneer manufacturer to see specifically what mortar or adhesive to use for installation.

If the veneer is in sheets, you may be able to opt for fasteners (masonry screws) and then cover/patch holes/cracks with a masonry patch mortar.

Let us know what specific type of veneer you purchased, and we can assist you further.


Posted 2016-04-25T18:21:45+0000  by Joseph_HD_ATL
Hi zen,

Faux stone, like Windsor shown here, is rated for interior and exterior installation.
The manufacturer recommends masonry anchors or construction adhesive when applying their product ... use touch up kit to adjust the color of exposed masonry anchor heads.

Although the exterior face will be extended well beyond the frame, due to the existing brick, the only serious consideration is making certain that the drip edge (top sill) covers both the existing brick and the faux stone.

In other words, you need to ensure a water-tight cap stone bridges both original brick and new faux stone to prevent water from finding a pathway behind the faux stone.

If this happens, it will likely damage your structure.

But, other than this design consideration, faux stone can be installed almost anywhere around your home.

The sample shown here covers approximately seven square feet.

Available accessories include: inside corner, outside corner, trim sill, top sill, and touch up kit.

Panels may also be mitered to create inside or outside corners.

Hope this helps,

Pat InPaint

Posted 2016-04-27T19:42:20+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
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