When I meet with homeowners to discuss their deck projects, a topic that comes up over and over again is the appearance of the posts that will support the deck. One concern is that the posts will look unfinished compared with the finishes on the rest of the deck. In addition, many clients complain that decks
Cost: Brick - about $6.00 to $12.00 per square foot; Brick veneer about $11.00 to $15.00 per square foot; Stone about $15.00 to $30.00 per square foot Unlike other materials, it can't be installed over the top of existing siding. However, unless It isn't a siding itself so much as it is a coating for existing siding. It can be
Lightweight cast stones add rustic charm to any hearth, for a fraction of the cost of the real thing. In this video, senior technical editor Mark Powers shows how easy it is to dress up your fireplace.
Each riser veneer should be flush with the top of a stair. Be quick with your trowel to keep oozing mortar from staining the stone's face. Once the stone is set, leave it alone; disrupting it could break the vacuum, forcing you to start over. Working from left to right, install the riser stones with their faces relatively flush, using a
Read on for a brief guide on how to prepare to install stone veneer siding. Step 1 - Remove the Existing Siding. The first step to properly setting up your stone veneer siding is to remove any existing siding that may be in place at the moment. Typically, this is wood siding, as it's the most common type of siding. Use a flat pry
In addition, the manufactured stone veneer has the massive look of a solid stone wall but is much lighter and easier to build with. The wall looks great, We'll show you a foolproof way to lay out and construct this ground-level deck, and simple steps for preparing and installing manufactured stone walls. This deck project is
Install Over Concrete or Brick. USA and Canada. One popular application for GenStone is to cover up an existing brick or a concrete foundation wall. The installation process is very similar to a typical exterior job, however you will need to use Tapcon screws rather than deck screws. Full details are available in the guide
Do not attach a ledger board to brick or stone veneer exteriors. In these cases you will want to build a free standing deck frame. Proper flashing to a house frame. Mark below the door casing. 1. Carefully determine the height for the ledger—which will also be the height for all the joist framing. The top of the ledger board
Roll out building paper over the surface of the plywood. Overlap the edges of the paper 3 inches and cut the paper along the edge of the deck with a utility knife. Attach the paper to the plywood with a staple gun and 1 2-inch staples. Drive staples every 12 inches in the field and along all edges of the paper.
In this video, TOH senior technical editor Mark Powers shows how to cover up an ugly concrete stoop with stone veneer and bluestone treads. minute or two, I very slowly stepped away from it and vwah lah, the stone stayed put, and that's where it stayed for over year until the house was bulldozed down.
For my fireplace, I needed to tear down the old brick mantel, remove the old wood fireplace box, and insulate the walls and ceiling inside the housing. Once the new fireplace was in place, fire retardent cement board was installed covering the fireplace bezel and surrounding area where the stone veneer
Veneer_pavers. Above: Native Color Blend Above: Territorial Color Blend. Above: Territorial Color Blend. Veveer Pavers and Coping are available in our 4 color blends. 5½ x 8¼ inches, HOW WE DO IT. 5½ x 5½ inches, Lower Profile Pavers Lower profile to install over existing cement, cool-decking, etc. Small veneer paver.