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Old 01-03-2019, 01:23 AM   #1
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Hi All, I’ve got a project on new construction in Texas and am needing to install a 3’ tall wainscoting around the perimeter on the residence. The owner wants only a real stone that’s not offered in a “thin veneer”. They have the exact product at a quary that is 2-2 1/2” thick chopped in random 4-6-8 cuts. Has anyone ever went that thick with wire mesh and scratch coat? It has a 2” brick ledge poured around the foundation so it will have a footing to sit on. Thanks for any replies.
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Old 01-03-2019, 01:34 AM   #2
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in my experience on any real ledge stone, stacked stone, over lath, the masons used wall ties.

on river rock they fit them in where ever they could.

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Buy a saw. For adhered stone it has to be less than 14# per square foot (1/2"-1-1/2" thick) , otherwise you need about 90% of the stone on the ledge, and it will probably still look goofy.
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One of my competitors has opened a thin veneer Saw service, for small runs of NVT, both resawn rock and split face CMUs/precast, and natural full bed rock. AND FACE BRICK to thin brick...

If you could use both faces, sawing the piece in two would be a $ maker.

A 2.5"x2.5/3.0" angle(galvanized)? laid on the ledge, lagged to the wall or bolted to foundation, would speed the work with uncut rock.
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Yup we do it all the time....you say that there is a small brick ledge so i wouldn’t have any worries about it

Here is a job that i did that is the similar to what you are describing, the wall stone project has stone that was cut to 2-3 inches thick

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3' tall, sure, 18 feet tall no.
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A wise Mason would use a stainless stone anchor of some type on the wall and some type of pinch anchor so the sills/water course can't "fall" off in normal service.

Natural "thin" stone is still much denser then Faux products...

Multi-story applications would require added framing AND FOOTINGS IMHO.

Man up, bolt on a lintel, get full bed 100 year plus Life-cycle and room for a working rain wall system, plus added thermal performance....

Leave the Masonry wall paper to the low end markets.
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All the 'Wise' Masons I knew are dead...

Not counting the Shriner types etc....

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