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Old 06-06-2019, 01:01 PM   #1
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Hi guys and girls,
We have built many Farmer's porches but not with a stone facade.
I have a customer looking to add a stone facade along the bottom of a farmers porch as well as on the stair risers and base of columns supporting the roof-line.
My questions is what is the best way to set the porch up to accept the stone work? Should I pour a knee wall or possibly frame it with wood and attach a cement board product etc? The porch will only be approximately 14-16" off of grade.
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Old 06-09-2019, 02:19 AM   #2
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Re: Stonework

less wood = longer lasting...

frost footing, dampproof flashing,+ flashing as needed.

poured spread footings, CMUs walls, real or faux stone veneer, rain screen if needed, don't forget the rebar/grout/anchor bolt system for the porch roof wind uplift forces if any columns.

I discourage stone steps of soft rock, pour concrete treads on stone faced risers....

Check with permitters regarding hand rail requirements or wants by older home owners...


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