A stone facade covers a designated area with stone, wether it be a foundation, fireplace or other. Classic stone refers to a facade that is 4" thick or more. In a foundation facade, the stones must sit on either a concrete footing or a steel angle iron ledge that is attached to the foundation with bolts. In a fireplace facade, usually there is a ledge off the chimney footing for us to build from. If there is no masonry footing, it is possible to check with an engineer to reinforce the floor joists in the basement. In a more traditional setting, a fieldstone facade is installed on an addition to an older home. Keeping the same style as the mason who installed the work years before is paramount. Fieldstone, bluestone, granite and sandstone are popular choices for this kind of installation.
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