Replacing siding with stone or brick?


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Old 11-29-01, 07:40 AM
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Question Replacing siding with stone or brick?

I'm considering replacing the siding on the front of my house with stone or brick. Any idea what kind of cost something like that would run? Any web sites where I can learn more about the process?
 
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Old 12-01-01, 03:12 PM
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Prices for materials and labor can vary widely from area to area.

Your best bet is to contact several masonry contractors in your area and get a quote from them using materilas you specify - either brick (exact type) and/or stone (exact type).
 
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Old 12-02-01, 03:54 PM
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you might consider 1/2" thick veneer brick which can be applied mortar over wire mesh or purchased in some areas of the country as a panelized product... Veneer stone is also available and can be applied to the exterior front with wire mesh and mortar.

you might do a search for williams panel brick
and cultured stone...


If properly installed either product will look authentic, and last for decades... You wont be required to dig out a footing either..

If you need more help on this subject let me know...I used to be involved for many years in the panelized brick industry..

Good Luck

Jim
 
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I do not know the type of siding you are covering but remember to water proof under the brick or have air space between siding and brick.....Good Luck......
 
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Old 12-15-01, 06:34 PM
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If you install brick on a home that has siding on it, I will guess there is no "shelf" to support the brick at the bottom. If you have a basement, its a big problem. Unless you have a slab on grade foundation and can attach the support shelf to the existing slab by drilling rebar support in the side of the foundation, wouldn't try it at all. If you have a solid concrete basement wall, you can drill angle iron into the side of the walls (approx. 4" below grade) for the shelf.

The thin brick applique suggested by the earlier poster might be your only safe alternative. Its a bit more expensive (crazy how 1/5 the size can cost more) but if you have it professionally done, perhaps you save on the labor.
 
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Originally Posted by Insulman
you might consider 1/2" thick veneer brick which can be applied mortar over wire mesh or purchased in some areas of the country as a panelized product... Veneer stone is also available and can be applied to the exterior front with wire mesh and mortar.

you might do a search for williams panel brick
and cultured stone...


If properly installed either product will look authentic, and last for decades... You wont be required to dig out a footing either..

If you need more help on this subject let me know...I used to be involved for many years in the panelized brick industry..

Good Luck

Jim
Jim,

I am thinking of replacing the siding on my house with 1/2" brick veneer. Can you point me to a few reputable manufacturers of this type of product and/or installation systems.

Thanks,

David
 
 

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