Covering exterior wall w/crushed shell???

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Old 06-20-06, 05:45 AM
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Covering exterior wall w/crushed shell???

We recently had a pool installed and part of the retaining wall is exposed. We live near the coast and are thinking that it would be nice to have a crushed shell/stucco look to this wall. Has anyone done this? Any tips on how to proceed? Thanks.
 
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Welcome to the forums. Sounds interesting. I am certain you can do it, provided the substrate is fairly smooth. I'd check into using an exterior adhesive/cement/stucco product, and imbed the shells in the cement. Should be a nice addition to your house.
 
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Old 06-22-06, 07:48 PM
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As another idea, I believe you can also use the shells as aggregate along with portland if you have enough of them. Then parge the wall with the mixture and when it has set up the right amount, hose the wall down and lightly brush it to reveal some of the shells, then rinse it clean when you've achieved the look you're after.
 
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Old 06-23-06, 04:10 AM
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I like that idea even better.
 
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Much obliged. I think I will give it a shot.
 
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