Durability, presentable appearance, environmental friendliness, ease of operation, resistance to atmospheric precipitation (wind, rain, snow, sun rays, etc.) can only characterize all this with one finishing building material - natural stone. To facing the facade of the house with natural stone with your own hands was done at the highest level, it is important to follow a number of rules and requirements. About this you can learn from this article.
Among the positive aspects of such a decoration are:
Often, separate sections of walls are made of natural stone, for example, corners, basement, perimeter of windows and doors.
Facing the base
As for the disadvantages of this technology, here we can highlight the following:
Types of facing stone
There are several types of natural stones that are used for cladding the facade. Each of them has individual technical characteristics.
There are basic rules and requirements for installation work that are independent of the type of stone. Compliance with these rules will allow to achieve the desired result.
Laying of natural stone
Technology cladding consists of several important steps:
Now let's consider each stage separately.
The first thing to begin is to prepare the work surface. Everything is very simple here. It is important to remove all dust and dirt. Also, the preparatory work will depend on the material from which the walls are made. If the wall is lined with bricks, then in the presence of edges it is not necessary to nail the metal mesh. If the brick is smooth, then you can't do without it. This also applies to the mandatory packing of the mesh on the walls of foam blocks, gas silicate blocks and gas blocks. If the walls are plastered, then dust and dirt must be removed from the surface.
In order to guarantee a better result, the use of a mesh is recommended in all cases: the stone will have a much better grip. The grid is fastened with dowels in the ratio of 10 pieces per 1 m 2 .
How to mount on a wall
As for laying the stone itself, all the work is done in the following order:
Grid mounting method
The first two or three rows as a level it is advisable to use a thread, and only after apply the normal level.
Throughout the laying of the stone, it is necessary to check the angle of inclination of the cladding.
When the walls are lined, you can proceed to the facing of the eaves and windows. Eaves are laid out strictly on a string, and stones of the appropriate size are selected on the slopes of the windows. In these places, the stone must be laid smoothly, otherwise the whole appearance will be spoiled. Usually, in the first place, angles, cornices and window slopes are striking. Therefore, in these places should especially try.
When all the work is done, it is necessary to carry out a number of works that will give the facade complete look. For example, wall cladding must be treated with a water repellent. This solution will repel the fungus, will not allow vegetation and moss to appear. In this case, the liquid will prevent the blackening of the stone.
A facade treated with a water-repellent agent
If you follow all the above tips and recommendations, you can qualitatively make the facade cladding natural a stone.