Stone Veneer Over Brick – Exterior
Stone Veneer Over Brick – Interior
Installing Stone Veneer Over Brick
The next step is to prepare the brick by cleaning away dirt and oils. Water or sandblasting are quick methods. Once it is clean, make sure that the stone is not crumbling, and add a metal lathe to the brick. You can also install a cement board to the brick, which will allow you to add the stone immediately. Finally, you add a scratch coat with mortar. It provides the rough surface the stone needs to adhere to the brick wall.
Stone veneer is an easy upgrade, and it will not have the same stability as building stone does. Carefully consider your needs before making a decision. Covering brick with stone can be done by you or a professional. If you do install your own stone, make sure that you use all the necessary materials to preserve your work.