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Old 01-07-2010, 11:22 PM  
bennett1031
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my wife and I are planning on putting new cedar siding on our home this summer and replaceing the the bricks we have now with either real or cultured stones.
the bricks we have now look like this (not the actual bricks but layed the same way)
http://img.archiexpo.com/images_ae/p...ior-127510.jpg

we want to replace/cover them with stones that will look more like the stones on the this fireplace

http://www.suncreststone.com/060208P...ver%20Rock.jpg


my question how would you go about laying the new stones over the old ones?

what would be the steps and the best approach?

my father in law is a contractor but doesnt really work with stones - he mainly focus's on the interior of homes but he does know how to lay stone just doesnt really know how to get started on this.


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Old 01-14-2010, 06:19 PM  
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you may be able to find a light weight cultured stone that may match the fireplace but i don't know...if you go with real stone ...becuase of the weight..you are going to need to remove the old brick/stone to give you a brick ledge to support the new stone
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