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Lawn Pros
03-23-2005, 04:14 PM
Im thinking stone or brick and the only issue is im limited to 1" think. could I use pavers or can you get 1/2" thick bricks. what is a good price for materials per SQ ft

sodgod
03-23-2005, 04:17 PM
what area is it in? how much? tall wide? type of place? (patio, side of the house)

grasswhacker
03-23-2005, 05:46 PM
What about stuccoing the block? Or using a concrete stain. I just did it and it looks 100% better

Lawn Pros
03-25-2005, 07:19 AM
it's a block foundation

Keni
03-25-2005, 04:58 PM
Ive done a few jobs on cinderblock foundation walls and have used a product called U Trowel. Its great stuff and when mixed with bonding agent stick to anything. It comes in several colors and is just troweled on. It leaves a coat of about 1/4" and has the appearence of Stucco.

YardPro
03-26-2005, 07:34 AM
also a product calles "sure wall" can be trowled on for the stucco look.

also a venieer of slate, etc would look awesome.

Lawn Pros
03-26-2005, 08:33 AM
thanks for the suggestions I will pass them own keep them coming but I think the homeowner is wonting a brick like application if we can come up with a solution.

SodKing
03-26-2005, 08:35 AM
You can buy brick that is about 3/4 of an inch thick. Go to your local masonary supply company and ask.

Lawn Pros
03-26-2005, 09:22 AM
I stopped by Lee brick a few days ago and they said they do not sale thin bricks. I will call back and see if they can order some or direct me to a source. I'm new to hardscap and don't know my sources for product.

SodKing
03-26-2005, 09:43 AM
Find a local mason contractor and ask him. I would sub that type of project out to a mason contractor as it can be tricky to get veneer size things to stick to the foundation, and it will turn out better.

Paradise Landscapes
04-03-2005, 11:10 AM
A mason supplier Warren Concrete, sells a veneer type covering for projects like that. just need mortar.

ZX12R
04-09-2005, 11:34 PM
"Find a local mason contractor and ask him. I would sub that type of project out to a mason contractor as it can be tricky to get veneer size things to stick to the foundation, and it will turn out better."


I have 8" of foundation I want to put vaneers up.Could you not use the glue we use for walls and/or caps?

SodKing
04-10-2005, 07:50 AM
My fear with that would be a water buildup behind the veneer during the winter which could pop the veneer off when the water freezes and expands. if you buttered it on with a thin set mortar, there would be no space the water could build up.

lawnboy30
04-10-2005, 08:04 AM
I would recommend using Cultured Stone. It is easy to do and will add a great and unique appearance, especially on only the foundation.

YardPro
04-13-2005, 08:00 PM
My fear with that would be a water buildup behind the veneer during the winter which could pop the veneer off when the water freezes and expands. if you buttered it on with a thin set mortar, there would be no space the water could build up.


guess conditions vary greatly from area to area. here people do veneers all the time without any issues.

356super
05-09-2005, 09:16 AM
KENI, Do you have an 800 # or website for U Trowel. I could use that on a job I'm working on. Thanks, Charlie