Looking for suggestions (Cultured stone over ICF Foundation)

Old 07-25-06, 11:59 AM
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Looking for suggestions (Cultured stone over ICF Foundation)

We recently had a new ICF foundation put under our 110+ year old home.

Now we are trying to figure out how to make the exposed ICF look similar to the original foundation. So far, about all we've found is Cultured Stone, but the install cost of $ 24/foot was a bit more than we were expecting. Just wondering if anyone else has any suggestions (perhaps something like stucco) ? Or do we just need to "bite the bullet" and pay the $$$?

I've got some photos of what the original foundation looked like available here:


Thanks in advance!
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I don't know how much stucco will cost. Seems as if it would cost more than cultured stone on account of the labor, but one never knows. It seems that stucco might look out of place on a house of that vintage. Why not get some bids for stucco to see how it compares?
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You can type 'ICF coatings' in your favorite search engine to explore other options.
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Looking for suggestions (Cultured stone over ICF Foundation)

It looks like you have a very long and low surface to cover and protect from UV rays.

A cultured stone veneer would probably be the most economical and predictable in appearance.

Getting proper attachement for the metal lath under the stucco in a small area is a lot of trouble.

Cultured stone could be a DIY project that you coulf do at your own pace. Talk to a cultured stone dealer or visit a site to get installation details.

Most of the ICF sites (with several exceptions) do not give much support except to tell you how wonderful their individual products are.



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