I need Ideas to cover cinder blocks

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Lawn Pros, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. Lawn Pros

    Lawn Pros LawnSite Member
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    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
     
  2. sodgod

    sodgod LawnSite Member
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    what area is it in? how much? tall wide? type of place? (patio, side of the house)
     
  3. grasswhacker

    grasswhacker LawnSite Gold Member
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    What about stuccoing the block? Or using a concrete stain. I just did it and it looks 100% better
     
  4. Lawn Pros

    Lawn Pros LawnSite Member
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    it's a block foundation
     
  5. Keni

    Keni LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  6. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
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    also a product calles "sure wall" can be trowled on for the stucco look.

    also a venieer of slate, etc would look awesome.
     
  7. Lawn Pros

    Lawn Pros LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  8. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You can buy brick that is about 3/4 of an inch thick. Go to your local masonary supply company and ask.
     
  9. Lawn Pros

    Lawn Pros LawnSite Member
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    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.
     
  10. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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.
     

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