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Question on installing Stone (Waterproofing)

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by KAT_Ayanami, Jul 5, 2008.

  1. KAT_Ayanami

    KAT_Ayanami LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41


    We are masons that sometimes install stone veneer at the front of houses.

    The way we have been doing it is by stapling tar paper (the same paper as roofing) to the playwood or sheetrock for waterproofing.
    Then we nail a wire mesh and we put a coat of concrete for the stone to stick to.

    After that, we come back next day and we start installing the stone against the wall.

    My question is:

    What is better for waterproofing in this case?
    - Tar Paper.
    - Black Paint (the one used for foundations).
    - Other?

    Since we nail through it, I am undecided. And since we are no carpenters, we do not know what is best to keep the water out...

    Please, let me know.

  2. KAT_Ayanami

    KAT_Ayanami LawnSite Member
    Posts: 41

    Sorry, I do not know how to edit.

    The problem is that the wall is NOT plywood. Instead, they have those concrete panels with wire inside normally used for bathrooms floors.

    So I do not know what would be better:

    The paint for foundations
    The tar paper with house wrap.


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