Things To Know When Installing a Stone Veneer

Things To Know When Installing a Stone Veneer
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    There are a lot of do-it-yourself-ers out there who are bold enough to install a stone veneer.

    This is a great step in increasing your home’s value.

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The process is straightforward, with fewer things to worry about than some originally believed. To help you out during that process, these are some things to know when installing a stone veneer.

Ensure Your Edges Are Even

The edges are one of the biggest issues that come up when people attempt to put together a stone veneer for the first time. You want each stone to fit perfectly in place with each other.

To maintain your veneer for as long as possible, no cracks or spaces mean less water gets in between your panels. Your stones will live longer as a result.

Cut Your Corners

Cutting the corners of your edges helps create a more uniform look. One of the easiest ways to tell an amateur installation from one more familiar with the craft is to check the corners.

 

 

It’s a good idea to find a reliable guide on cutting stone veneer corners to make the process easier for you. While cutting corners is not difficult, it is a very important step for the finalized look.

Use a High Bonding Mortar Mix

The last thing anyone wants is for their pieces to fall off before they are completely set. Specific mortar mixes are meant for stone veneers, which are worth considering. High bonding mixtures keep your stones in place and reduce the chance of them getting misaligned while being placed or when set in.

Adding a stone veneer to your home’s exterior is a great way to set yourself apart from the rest of your neighbors. At the same time, the inclusion of veneers on your property helps raise the price of your home. Hopefully, by being aware of these things to know when installing a stone veneer, you have an easier time installing them yourself.

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